COUNTDOWN - UK/US #1s of the 90s (complete)

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Postby biscuits » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:15 am

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Let's get this underway. A huge thank you to the people who voted (albeit I expect a lot more, considering there was a specific voting list to choose from which makes it a lot easier!)
B) Wardo
C) jimmypages59
D) MrLeonix
E) RayRay
F) Benny
G) matthew_dixon
H) taverner
I) Jonathan
J) stevyy
K) leomedar
L) toni_pest
M) jio
N) Erotica
O) HotPotato
P) Thriller
Q) floria
R) Dragon
S) nas
T) SholasBoy
U) navi
V) biscuits
W) JSparksFan
X) Cless
Y) Lahme
Z) Plym
AA) Goldmoney
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:49 pm

1. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
2. Madonna - Vogue
3. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
4. TLC - Waterfalls
5. Mariah Carey - Fantasy
6. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
7. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
8. Madonna - Frozen
9. Seal - Kiss From a Rose
10. Mariah Carey - Vision of Love
11. Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
12. TLC - No Scrubs
13. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
14. Madonna - Justify My Love
15. Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
16. Mariah Carey - Hero
17. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
18. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
19. Michael Jackson - Black or White
20. Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
21. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
22. Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
23. Snap! - Rhythm is a Dancer
24. Brandy and Monica - The Boy is Mine
25. Oasis - Some Might Say
26. No Doubt - Don't Speak
27. Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You)
28. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
29. Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight
30. Ace of Base - All That She Wants
31. Mariah Carey - Without You
32. Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
33. Christina Aguilera - Genie in a Bottle
34. Janet Jackson - Together Again
35. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
36. TLC - Creep
37. Cher - Believe
38. The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
39. Mariah Carey - Honey
40. Michael Jackson - Earth Song
41. Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
42. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
43. Shakespeare's Sister - Stay
44. Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite
45. Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
46. Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
47. Blondie - Maria
48. Ace of Base - The Sign
49. Madonna - Take a Bow
50. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
51. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
52. Santana ft. Rob Thomas - Smooth
53. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
54. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love
55. Elton John - Sacrifice
56. Whitney Houston - All The Man That I Need
57. Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
58. Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112 - I'll Be Missing You
59. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
60. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre - California Love
61. Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground
62. Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
63. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
64. Take That - Never Forget
65. Olive - You're Not Alone
66. Spice Girls - Wannabe
67. EMF - Unbelievable
68. UB40 - Can't Help Falling in Love
69. The Fugees - Ready or Not
70. Mariah Carey - Someday
71. Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time
72. Spice Girls - Too Much
73. Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
74. Janet Jackson - Escapade
75. Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
76. Mariah Carey - Emotions
77. The Tamperer feat. Maya - Feel It
78. Take That - Back For Good
79. Gina G - Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit
80. All Saints - Never Ever
81. Aqua - Barbie Girl
82. The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
83. Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
84. Boyz II Men - End of The Road
85. Blur - Country House
86. Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
87. The Prodigy - Breathe
88. Blackstreet - No Diggity
89. Elton John - Candle in the Wind
90. Adamski feat. Seal - Killer
91. SWV - Weak
92. Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me
93. Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love
94. The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
95. Mariah Carey - My All
96. Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You)
97. Armand Van Helden - U Don't Know Me
98. Brandy - Have You Ever
99. Roxette - Joyride
100. Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:58 pm

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100. Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You? (1992)
UK: #1 (2 weeks)
US: #13
124 points - Benny, Erotica, Thriller, navi, Plym


The first song to appear on the countdown is considered to be one of the biggest one hit wonders of all-time. Charles and Eddie went #1 with this pop/R&B song in late 1992 but never managed to match that success. It wasn't quite as big in the US where it failed to go top 10. Although it charts at #100 here, it scores an impressive 124 points, mostly aided by Erotica, who put this as their runner-up.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:04 pm

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99. Roxette - Joyride (1991)
UK: #4
US: #1
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Swedish pop duo Roxette are commonly known for another one of their singles, but 'Joyride' was also a big hit in the early part of the decade, becoming a #1 single in the US and across Europe. A few of you voted for this one but nobody had room for it in their top 10.
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Postby toni_pest » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:05 pm

Would I Lie To You is really catchy, a nice pop song.
I have a soft spot for Roxette, Joyride is definitely one of their best.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:06 pm

So, as we're well and truly underway, let's create some discussion and predictions:

- Will the #1 song be a US, UK or translantic #1?
- Will a male, female or group triumph?
- What genre will rule the countdown?
- How many Mariah Carey songs will chart?
- Baby One More Time vs. Genie in a Bottle?
- Which Spice Girls songs will come out on top?
- Which massive #1 singles will underperform?
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:18 pm

biscuits wrote:- Will the #1 song be a US, UK or translantic #1?
Translantic

biscuits wrote:- Will a male, female or group triumph?
I would like a male, but I can see a female taking this.

biscuits wrote:- What genre will rule the countdown?
Mariah Carey

biscuits wrote:- How many Mariah Carey songs will chart?
No less than 10 ... unfortunately

biscuits wrote:- Baby One More Time vs. Genie in a Bottle?
Baby one more time . . thats the way it's always been

biscuits wrote:- Which Spice Girls songs will come out on top?
2 become 1

biscuits wrote:- Which massive #1 singles will underperform?
Judging by Yesterday's incident my hopes for "California love" making top 50 are low
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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:21 pm

Hello! You fool! I love you!

Great to see "Joyride" make the list. Charles and Eddie's one was great, but not good enough to make my list...

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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:25 pm

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98. Brandy - Have You Ever? (1998)
UK: #13
US: #1
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Although it was released in 1998, it wasn't until January 1999 that 'Have You Ever?' reached #1 in the US for a week. It is Brandy's only solo number one single on the Hot 100 ('The Boy is Mine' being a duet obviously). Actually, between Brandy and her peers (Monica and Aaliyah), it is Monica who has had the most #1 singles on the Hot 100, which may surprise a few people. Time will tell to see if any of them appear on our countdown, along with 'The Boy is Mine'. This ballad comes from her 'Never Say Never' album and was written by Dianne 'Unbreak My Heart' Warren. JSparksFan put this song highest, placing it at #9.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:36 pm

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97. Armand Van Helden - U Don't Know Me (1999)
UK: #1
US: -
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Something completely different now, and a song which a few of our members may not be familar with? I say that because whilst 'U Don't Know Me' was a (surprise) #1 hit in the UK, it never charted in the US (not surprising). However, it was a big dance hit in the US, peaking at #2 on Billboard's Dance chart. Back in the UK, this club anthem, produced by US born Armand Van Helden, shot to #1 in early 1999, becoming one of the most successful dance songs towards the end of the decade. Plym gave it 45 points, helping it make our Top 100.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

3 people will lose their #1 songs within the next few updates...
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Postby Benny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Great to see "Joyride" by Roxette, they had a string of flawless singles from 1989 to 1992.
"Would I Lie To You" is nice as well.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:54 pm

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96. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay (I Missed You) (1994)
US: #1 (3 weeks)
UK: #6
126 points - Benny, leomedar, HotPotato, SholasBoy


Lisa Loeb is probably one of the least famous names on our countdown. This song became a #1 hit in the US after being featured in the 'Reality Bites' film. 'Stay' became the first song to hit #1 by an unsigned artist. The story is, Loeb was friends with Ethan Hawke, who submitted the song to then director, Ben Stiller, who included it in 'Reality Bites'. Loeb hasn't had much success since. leomedar loses his #1 song here.
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:02 pm

Nice to see Lisa Loeb made the list, I didn't include her in my votes, but I like her song. :wink:
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:05 pm

Of those first 5:

Would I Lie To You - it's okay but can get quite annoying after a while
Joyride - I'd recognise it if I heard it, but not overly familiar with it
Have You Ever - one of my favourite Brandy songs - a real smooth R&B ballad
U Don't Know Me - love this! A timeless dance smash which never ages.
Stay (I Missed You) - another one I don't know too well, but pleasant enough
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Postby Benny » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)" is just lovely. Sadly she became a typical one-hit wonder (though according to Wikipedia she had two further US top 20 singles, "Do You Sleep" and "I Do").
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Postby Erotica » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:50 pm

#2 Charles and Eddie "Would I Lie To You?"

so I would have liked to see it a bit higher ^^
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Benny wrote:Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)" is just lovely. Sadly she became a typical one-hit wonder (though according to Wikipedia she had two further US top 20 singles, "Do You Sleep" and "I Do").
She is a one hit wonder, but yeah she had 2 more top 20 singles and she also provided a song to the Iconic hit film "Legally Blonde". :wink:
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:55 pm

Erotica wrote:wrong ^^
I think your first list was in alphabetical order but then you sent me a correct version which I used.
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Postby Erotica » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:56 pm

biscuits wrote:
Erotica wrote:wrong ^^
I think your first list was in alphabetical order but then you sent me a correct version which I used.
yes, I'm sorry, wasn't so sure about that anymore ^^ looked it up and you're right :D :oops:
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:59 pm

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95. Mariah Carey - My All (1998)
UK: #4
US: #1
126 points - RayRay, stevyy, floria, JSparksFan


Here is the first of multiple Mariah Carey entries. Indeed, she had more #1 singles than any other artist this decade (a total of 15) so we were always bound to see her come up in this countdown. This particular #1 comes from her 'Butterfly' album and was her 13th #1 single in the US - that's 13 #1 singles in 8 years - incredible!
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Glad "My Trash" is Mother Lamb's lowest ranking song. Image She will slay obvi.
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Postby Wardo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:07 pm

That Lisa Loeb song is cool!

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My All is a beautiful song.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:14 pm

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94. The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (1990)
UK: #1 (4 weeks)
US: #19
126 points - Wardo, MrLeonix, RayRay, taverner, Jonathan


As many of us know, 'Unchained Melody' was originally released in 1965, where it was quite a big hit. However, after being featured in the blockbuster film 'Ghost' in that scene, it was re-released and shot straight to the top of the UK charts, stayed there for a month and went on to become the best selling song of that year! It's probably the biggest song to appear on the countdown so far, but there'll be loads more to come. MrLeonix put this at #3.
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Postby MrLeonix » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:28 pm

I think it deserved a better placement, but I kinda imagined it would leave early.
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