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.
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.
Translanticbiscuits wrote:- Will the #1 song be a US, UK or translantic #1?
I would like a male, but I can see a female taking this.biscuits wrote:- Will a male, female or group triumph?
Mariah Careybiscuits wrote:- What genre will rule the countdown?
No less than 10 ... unfortunatelybiscuits wrote:- How many Mariah Carey songs will chart?
Baby one more time . . thats the way it's always beenbiscuits wrote:- Baby One More Time vs. Genie in a Bottle?
2 become 1biscuits wrote:- Which Spice Girls songs will come out on top?
Judging by Yesterday's incident my hopes for "California love" making top 50 are lowbiscuits wrote:- Which massive #1 singles will underperform?
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.
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.
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.
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".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").
yes, I'm sorry, wasn't so sure about that anymore ^^ looked it up and you're rightbiscuits wrote:I think your first list was in alphabetical order but then you sent me a correct version which I used.Erotica wrote:wrong ^^
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!
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.