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Top Female-Led Singles Countdown - 1990s - COMPLETED

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  • Top Female-Led Singles Countdown - 1990s - COMPLETED

    Welcome to the 1990s UKMIX Female-Led Singles countdown!

    It's the next in our series of female-led countdowns, where we look at the songs of the 1990s. It was a great decade for our UKMix faves when all of the Big Five were at the top of their game. Beyond that, it was an incredibly diverse decade - female rap, riot grrls, country crossovers, house - it was all there to enjoy!


    Here are the specifics as copied from last year's countdown:


    * The song must have been released between the dates of 1/1/1990 and 12/31/1999. That means that songs released in 1989, but not peaking on the charts until 1990 are ineligible. (Save that for the 1980s countdown!)

    * While I don't foresee this as an issue for the 90s, the song must have been released as an official single. That means promotional singles are not allowed, nor are singles that charted as an album track. For example, all of Taylor Swift's singles from the Fearless album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, but only five were officially released as singles.

    * The single must have a female lead. Songs in which only a male is in the lead are ineligible. So, for example, "What's It Gonna Be?" is not eligible as Janet is featured while Busta Rhymes is the lead. Songs that feature males as co-leads, such as on Michael and Janet Jackson on "Scream" are acceptable.

    *Groups are eligible. Bands that feature a female lead singer (or singers) are eligible (for example, No Doubt or Ace of Base).

    * Instrumental submissions by women are allowed, provided they received an official single release.

    * When you are ready to submit, you can go ahead and do so at any time You can revise your list at any time, but I will accept changes to your submission no later than 5PM Mountain time on June 17. (I believe that's midnight UK time)

    Using the below format
    * PM me a list of
    01 POINTS - ARTIST - SONG TITLE(bottom)

    *Please be mindful of the above format. The last countdown I conducted had people listing their favorite song as 01, which made things very confusing. Also, please ensure it is Artist, THEN song title.

    * You must submit a minimum of 20 songs. (But I think you can come up with 50. )

    * * No more than three songs, including features, may be by the same artist on an individual submission.

    Tagging people who participated in the last countdown:


  • #2
    Great I'm definitely participating.

    It's great that you allow any type of band with female vocalists on the lead.
    Britney Spears . Michael Jackson . Madonna . Metallica . Radiohead . Led Zeppelin . Oasis . Beyoncé . Soda Stereo


    • #3
      Some random nominations to start:

      Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
      Bonnie Raitt - Something to Talk About
      Deee-lite - Groove is in the Heart
      En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
      Fiona Apple - Criminal
      Jennifer Paige - Crush
      Liz Phair - Supernova
      Salt N Pepa - Shoop
      TLC - Waterfalls
      Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason


      • #4
        Cher - Love And Understanding
        Janet Jackson - Go Deep
        Kim Appleby - Don't Worry
        Kylie Minogue - Step Back In Time
        Madonna - Bad Girl
        Madonna - Deeper And Deeper
        Madonna - Secret
        Mariah Carey - Someday
        Spice Girls - Stop
        Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
        I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?


        • #5
          Whitney Houston - All the Man That I Need
          Ace of Base - All That She Wants
          Amy Grant - Baby Baby
          Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
          Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
          Vanessa Williams - Colors of the Wind
          Roxette - Fading Like a Flower
          Bette Midler - From a Distance
          Wilson Philipps - Hold On
          Jessica Folcker - How Will I Know (Who You Are)
          My YouTube Channel - The best songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s


          • #6
            Paula Abdul feat. Ofra Haza - My Love Is For Real
            Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
            Tina Arena - Chains
            Toni Braxton - Breathe Again
            Beverley Craven - Promise Me
            Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
            Eternal - Just A Step From Heaven
            Lara Fabian - Adagio
            Mylène Farmer - Désenchatée
            Debbie Gibson - Anything Is Possible
            My Instagram... - Click here


            • #7
              I’ll try to take part!


              • #8
                I'll have a cerebral meltdown but I will try to come up with a list of some sort.
                trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                trebor's - 2015 in Country Music


                • #10
                  Originally posted by trebor View Post
                  I'll have a cerebral meltdown but I will try to come up with a list of some sort.
                  could you explain this a little bit


                  • #11
                    Not sure as I think 3 songs per artist is too limited.


                    • #12
                      I'm in. :-)
                      This ain't gon be easy


                      • #13
                        I'm in.


                        • #14
                          Mýa | Movin' On
                          Mýa | It's All About Me
                          Monica | Don't Take It Personal
                          Monica | Before You Walk Out Of My Life
                          Aaliyah | One In A Million
                          Aaliyah | If Your Girl Only Knew
                          Brandy | I Wanna Be Down
                          Brandy | Baby
                          Tatyana Ali | Daydream
                          Nicole Wray | Make It Hot


                          • #15
                            Céline Dion - All by Myself
                            Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely
                            Janet Jackson - If
                            Janet Jackson - That's the Way Love Goes
                            Janet Jackson - Together Again
                            Madonna - Vogue
                            Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You
                            Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
                            Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
                            Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
                            Akini's Top 100 Artists of the Decade: [#3]


                            • #16
                              Originally posted by biscuits View Post
                              Not sure as I think 3 songs per artist is too limited.
                              I know, but I hope you participate. I want to see your list


                              • #17
                                I have my 50 songs selected. I'll just need to revise the list for a few more days before making my list / votes official.
                                Britney Spears . Michael Jackson . Madonna . Metallica . Radiohead . Led Zeppelin . Oasis . Beyoncé . Soda Stereo


                                • #18
                                  Xscape - Who Can I Run To
                                  Xscape - Understanding
                                  Mariah Carey - Honey
                                  Mariah Carey - Can't Let Go
                                  Mariah Carey - Fantasy
                                  Mary J. Blige - Not Gon Cry
                                  Brandy - Almost Doesn't Count
                                  Toni Braxton - Another Sad Love Song
                                  Kelis - Caught Out There
                                  Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle


                                  • #19
                                    Martika - Love Thy Will Be Done
                                    Laura Pausini - La Solitudine
                                    Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
                                    Shanice - I Love Your Smile
                                    Wilson Phillips - Release Me
                                    Britney Spears - (You Drive Me) Crazy
                                    Lara Fabian - Je T'aime
                                    Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love
                                    Jordan Hill - Remember Me This Way
                                    Vanessa Williams - Colors of the Wind
                                    My Instagram... - Click here


                                    • #20
                                      Another set :

                                      Cardigans - Lovefool
                                      Elastica - Connection
                                      Gina G - Oooh Aah Just A Little Bit
                                      Hole - Doll Parts
                                      Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
                                      Leann Rimes - How Do I Live
                                      Robin S - Show Me Love
                                      Shania Twain - You're Still The One
                                      Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
                                      Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kiss Them For Me


                                      • #21
                                        Sent my list / votes
                                        Britney Spears . Michael Jackson . Madonna . Metallica . Radiohead . Led Zeppelin . Oasis . Beyoncé . Soda Stereo


                                        • #22
                                          Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
                                          Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back to Me Now
                                          Joan Osborne - One of Us
                                          Celine Dion - Pour Que Tu M'Aimes Encore
                                          Madonna - This Used to Be My Playground
                                          Madonna - Frozen
                                          Madonna - Rain
                                          Madonna - I'll Remember
                                          Celine Dion - If You Asked Me To
                                          Roxette - Spending My Time
                                          My YouTube Channel - The best songs of the 80s, 90s and 2000s


                                          • #23
                                            Okay! goes:

                                            • Only Happy When It Rains
                                            • Stupid Girl
                                            • I Think I'm Paranoid

                                            Sheryl Crow
                                            • If It Makes You Happy
                                            • Everyday Is A Winding Road
                                            • A Change Would Do You Good

                                            Natalie Merchant
                                            • Wonder
                                            • Carnival
                                            • Jealousy

                                            Melissa Etheridge
                                            • I'm The Only One
                                            • Come To My Window

                                            Alannis Morissette
                                            • You Oughta Know
                                            • Hand In My Pocket
                                            • Ironic

                                            La Bouche
                                            • Be My Lover
                                            • Sweet Dreams

                                            Natalie Imbruglia

                                            P.S. OP...was I supposed to PM you this? I'd seen others' posting (??)
                                            Last edited by AlmostGold; Sun April 14, 2019, 01:45.
                                            ​If in the after life there is no music, we will have to import it ~ Domenico Cieri Estrada


                                            • #24
                                              [MENTION=80037]AlmostGold[/MENTION] you're fine posting those if you want to mention them for other voters. But you do PM me your list and rank them using the format in the OP - make sure you send at least 25 songs.


                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by MrLeonix View Post
                                                Sent my list / votes
                                                Hey MrL, I gpt your list. I just haven't opened it yet until I have a chance to make my own list.