what is the best song from 1990???

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i always think my favorite song from 1990 is "vision of love" but then i remember "groove is in the heart" and "nothing compares 2 u". damn. too hard to choose. its possible that VOL is my fave song of 1990 and NC2U is the BEST song of 1990 and GIITH is the funnest song played on the radio in 1990. or maybe ever. its possible for fave and best to be different. i mean NC2U is like a monolith of greatness. its perfection. VOL just hits me in the right way every single time i hear it. i just listened to it five times in a row in my store really really loud and it never gets old for me. don't know why! i don't even really care about the rest of mariah's debut album. there are some boring songs on that album.

scott seward, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:06 (six years ago) Permalink

all three of those songs are juggernauts

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink

"groove is in the heart" cuz it made every girl in my junior high school wear pucci pants for the next year.

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:08 (six years ago) Permalink

The time
Was 6 o'clock
On this Swatch watch
No time to chill
Got a date
Can't be late
Hey

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

See also: "All Around The World", "The Power", "Don't Wanna Fall In Love", et al. Monumental pop year.

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:23 (six years ago) Permalink

"Rhythm Nation", "Cruising For Bruising", "Turtle Power".

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:25 (six years ago) Permalink

"Buffalo Stance"? "Bust A Move"? "Good Life"? Something by Warrant or Will To Power?

Never cared for Deee-Lite myself.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Maybe my favorite song (def top ten) is from '90: "Here's Where The Story Ends".

Old Lunch, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Thunderstruck
Freedom 90

MarkoP, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

why do i remember buffalo stance being earlier than 1990? chuck's three are good though. even if he's crazy for not loving groove is in the heart.

scott seward, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Because it was released in 1988

MarkoP, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Actually, all three of the songs I listed were 1989! ("Buffalo Stance" charted 4-'89 in the States; album came out a month later.) I was looking at the wrong Pazz & Jop year, oops.

1990 is harder! I kind of hate that P&J list, now that I look at it. Would probably go with "The Power" (which Old Lunch already mentioned above -- I like both versions a lot.)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:14 (six years ago) Permalink

"love will never do (without you)" -- it's fresh on the brain since i just watched the video at a herb ritts retrospective.

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

"groove is in the heart" was brilliant but what about "it must have been love"

the decline and fall of me, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Others:

Soho - Hippychick
Madonna - Keep It Together & Vogue
Public Enemy - 911 is a Joke
Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
Michael Penn - No Myth

and every Janet Jackson single.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:23 (six years ago) Permalink

man 1990 was a monster year

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

also not mentioned yet:

Bel Biv Devoe - "Poison"
Depeche Mode - "Enjoy The Silence"
Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"
Jane's Addiction - "Stop!"
They Might Be Giants - "Birdhouse In Your Soul"

nakhchi little van (some dude), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

oh shit forgot maxi priest, "close to you"

sometimes that song still comes from out of nowhere and sticks in my brain

the decline and fall of me, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Ralph Tresvant - Sensitiviy
Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Annnnnd...

My Bloody Valentine, "Soon"

So yes, monster year.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

The House of Love's "I Don't Know Why I Love You" was apparently a single in 1989, but it was included on their 1990 album (where I heard it). I'm still all over that song even now. I DO know why I love it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink

don't forget "Sweetness and Light" and "De-Luxe" by Lush (although I don't think "De-Luxe" made a true impact until '91)

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic came out in 1990, so all those songs.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:31 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^

Cunga, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Would vote for "The Emperor's New Clothes" possibly even over NC2U.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Cradle of Love anyone??

And Tic Tac Toe vs Mentirosa would make a natural poll (although Mentirosa would crush it I hope)

musically, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 05:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Pumping on Steel > Cradle of Love

(that's probably just imho, though)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 05:37 (six years ago) Permalink

"tic tac toe" >>>>>>>>>>>> "mentirosa"

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 05:47 (six years ago) Permalink

1. "Any Other Way," Posies
2. "Getting Away with It," Electronic
3. "The Emperor's New Clothes," Sinead O'Connor
4. "Charles," Scrawl
5. "Over and Over," Neil Young & Crazy Horse
6. "Bonita Applebum," Tribe Called Quest
7. "Nothing Has Been Proved," Strings of Love
8. "Slack Motherfucker," Superchunk
9. "Ah, And We Do It Like This," Onyx
10. "Twenty-Five More," Love Positions
11. "Netherlands," Chris Twinning
12. "Missing You," Ammonites

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:33 (six years ago) Permalink

"Any Other Way" might be my favorite song released in 1990 too, actually

nakhchi little van (some dude), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:18 (six years ago) Permalink

mote - sonic youth
velouria - pixies
queen elvis - robyn hitchcock
song #1 - fugazi
falling - angelo badalamenti & julee cruise

contenderizer, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:37 (six years ago) Permalink

^ buncha indie-type shit, but was a good year for that

contenderizer, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Great year. Mine would be Being Boring, Enjoy the Silence or Only Love Can Break Your Heart. 1990 Spotify playlist here:

http://spoti.fi/M8jkrr

Get wolves (DL), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:46 (six years ago) Permalink

More 1990 goodness:

rhythm of life - oleta adams
wicked game - chris isaak
so special - blaze
since day one - teena marie
i'll be good to you - quincy jones / ray charles / chaka khan
glad you're in my life - shabazz
what about this love - mr. fingers
hold on - en vogue
wash your face in my sink - dream warriors
don't be a fool - loose ends
falling - julee cruise

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (DNA mix)
Black Box - Everybody Everybody
M.C. Hammer - U Can't Touch This
Teenage Fanclub - God Knows It's True
L.L. Cool J. - Mama Said Knock You Out
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
Pet Shop Boys - So Hard

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:58 (six years ago) Permalink

cappella - helyom halib

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Daniel Johnston- Some Things Last a Long Time
Paris- The Devil Made Me Do It
Paul Simon- Obvious Child
LL- Mama Said Knock You Out
BDP- Love's Gonna Getcha
Eno & Cale- Lay My Love
Teenage Fanclub- Everything Flows

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Lloyd Cole - Baby It's Tonight
Pebbles - Giving You The Benefit
Betty Boo - Doin' the Doo
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:06 (six years ago) Permalink

com on people...

Heavenly Pop Hit- The Chills

kiwi, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:12 (six years ago) Permalink

and that one

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:14 (six years ago) Permalink

9. "Ah, And We Do It Like This," Onyx

Ok, Clemenza wins.

Unless the answer is "Ice Ice Baby."

xhuxk, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:41 (six years ago) Permalink

pal joey - party time

suare, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:41 (six years ago) Permalink

this definitely makes my top ten for that year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkoQv9Onoc

scott seward, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Helyom Halib was early 89.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:51 (six years ago) Permalink

billboard year-end hot 100 chart:

1 . Hold On, Wilson Phillips [Amazon MP3]
2. It Must Have Been Love, Roxette [Amazon MP3]
3. Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor [Amazon MP3]
4. Poison, Bell Biv Devoe [Amazon MP3]
5. Vogue, Madonna [Amazon MP3]
6. Vision of Love, Mariah Carey [Amazon MP3]
7. Another Day In Paradise, Phil Collins [Amazon MP3]
8. Hold On, En Vogue [Amazon MP3]
9. Cradle of Love, Billy Idol [Amazon MP3]
10. Blaze of Glory, Jon Bon Jovi [Amazon MP3]
11. Do Me!, Bell Biv Devoe [Amazon MP3]
12. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, Michael Bolton [Amazon MP3]
13. Pump Up the Jam, Technotronic [Amazon MP3]
14. Opposites Attract, Paula Abdul [Amazon MP3]
15. Escapade, Janet Jackson [Amazon MP3]
16. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, Heart [Amazon MP3]
17. Close to You, Maxi Priest [Amazon MP3]
18. Black Velvet, Alannah Myles [Amazon MP3]
19. Release Me, Wilson Phillips [Amazon MP3]
20. Don't Know Much, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville [Amazon MP3]
21. All Around the World, Lisa Stansfield
22. I Wanna Be Rich, Calloway
23. Rub You the Right Way, Johnny Gill
24. She Ain't Worth It, Glenn Medeiros Featuring Bobby Brown
25. If Wishes Came True, Sweet Sensation
26. The Power, Snap
27. (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection, Nelson
28. Love Will Lead You Back, Taylor Dayne
29. Don't Wanna Fall In Love, Jane Child
30. Two to Make It Right, Seduction
31. Sending All My Love, Linear
32. Unskinny Bop, Poison
33. Step By Step, New Kids On The Block
34. Dangerous, Roxette
35. We Didn't Start the Fire, Billy Joel
36. I Don't Have the Heart, James Ingram
37. Downtown Train, Rod Stewart
38. Rhythm Nation, Janet Jackson
39. I'll Be Your Everything, Tommy Page
40. Roam, The B-52's
41. Everything, Jody Watley
42. Back to Life, Soul II Soul
43. Here and Now, Luther Vandross
44. Alright, Janet Jackson
45. Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
46. Blame It On The Rain, Milli Vanilli
47. Have You Seen Her, M.C. Hammer
48. With Every Beat of My Heart, Taylor Dayne
49. Come Back to Me, Janet Jackson
50. No More Lies, Michel'le
51. Praying for Time, George Michael
52. How Can We Be Lovers, Michael Bolton
53. Do You Remember, Phil Collins
54. Ready or Not, After 7
55. U Can't Touch This, M.C. Hammer
56. I Wish It Would Rain Down, Phil Collins
57. Just Between You and Me, Lou Gramm
58. Something Happened On the Way to Heaven, Phil Collins
59. Black Cat, Janet Jackson
60. Can't Stop, After 7
61. Janie's Got a Gun, Aerosmith
62. The Humpty Dance, Digital Underground
63. I'll Be Your Shelter, Taylor Dayne
64. Free Fallin', Tom Petty
65. Giving You the Benefit, Pebbles
66. Enjoy the Silence, Depeche Mode
67. Love In Vain, Tesla
68. Price of Love, Bad English
69. Girls Nite Out, Tyler Collins
70. The King of Wishful Thinking, Go West
71. What Kind of Man Would I Be?, Chicago
72. I Remember You, Skid Row
73. Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over), Technotroic
74. Here We Are, Gloria Estefan
75. Epic, Faith No More
76. Love Takes Time, Mariah Carey
77. Just Like Jesse James, Cher
78. Love Shack, The B-52's
79. All Or Nothing, Milli Vanilli
80. Romeo, Dino
81. Everybody Everybody, Black Box
82. I Go to Extremes, Billy Joel
83. Whip Appeal, Babyface
84. Oh Girl, Paul Young
85. C'mon and Get My Love, D-Mob With Cathy Dennis
85. (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me, Paula Abdul
87. We Can't Go Wrong, Cover Girls
88. When I'm Back On My Feet Again, Michael Bolton
89. Make You Sweat, Keith Sweat
90. This One's for the Children, New Kids On The Block
91. What It Takes, Aerosmith
92. Forever, Kiss
93. Jerk Out, The Time
94. Just a Friend, Biz Markie
95. Whole Wide World, A'me Lorain
96. Without You, Motley Crue
97. Swing the Mood, Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers
98. Thieves In the Temple, Prince
99. Mentirosa, Mellow Man Ace
100. Tic-Tac-Toe, Kyper

scott seward, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:53 (six years ago) Permalink

"hold on" really did kinda rule that year. it was everywhere. i felt like i heard it once a day.

scott seward, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:54 (six years ago) Permalink

er wilson phillips hold on. though en vogue ruled my world.

scott seward, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I guess "Groove Is in the Heart" hit in '91 ?

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:23 (six years ago) Permalink

not here: top five in the fall

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 13:25 (six years ago) Permalink

90 "This One's for the Children" New Kids on the Block

what the hell song is this

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

would you like me to hum it for you

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

it's on their christmas album. unavoidable if you were 10 in 1990

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I always figured "So Close" by Hall & Oates was a higher charting song but it's not in that hot 100 list.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:21 (six years ago) Permalink

oh what fresh hell is this

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

are we at the point when we can just post songs that haven't been mentioned yet, even if they're not the best song of 1990?

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I have the "Suicide Blonde" cassingle.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I always figured "So Close" by Hall & Oates was a higher charting song but it's not in that hot 100 list.

it hit #11 (their last top 40 hit) and my local radio station played it a lot into 1991.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

(the version I prefer beefed up up by Jon Bon Jovi, of course)

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Happy Mondays "Step On"
Mother Love Bone "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns"
Guns N Roses "Civil War" (i forget why this is technically 1990)
LL Cool J "Around The way Girl" (this was on the radio a lot more in '91 but album version is '90)
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Show Me Your Soul" (pretty woman soundtrack)
Don Henley "The Heart Of The Matter" (guilty pleasure)
Technotronic "Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)"

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

the don henley song has a mike campbell co-write credit like "the boys of summer" so no big deal

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

not a bad song but I prefer "The Last Worthless Evening"

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

man "Step On" and "Loose Fit" briefly changed my life, loved those songs so much

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

did Tyler Collins' "Girls Night Out" change your life too?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiF6l-LCLm8

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

did Tyler Collins' "Girls Night Out" change your life too?

I had never heard "Girls Night Out" before this very moment

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:44 (six years ago) Permalink

did it change your life?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:48 (six years ago) Permalink

well, I'm now listening to the entirety of College Dropout for the first time in years so... maybe?

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Nirvana / Sliver/Dive - SP073. Released: September 1, 1990

Nate Carson, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:50 (six years ago) Permalink

"Holy Wars" and "Seasons In The Abyss" are pretty outstanding.

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Pixies "Velouria"
Teenage fanclub "Everything Flows"
Dino Jr "The Wagon"

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

also "Blowin It"/"I Live For That Look"

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

But I might personally have to go with "Dust Cake Boy" from Babes in Toyland Spanking Machine.

Nate Carson, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Blur "She's So High" !!

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Whitney Houston "I'm Your Baby Tonight"

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Londonbeat "I've Been Thinking About You" would be my favorite guilty pleasure from this year (didn't chart in US until 1991 though)

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Officially released in fall of 1990 although didn't hit it big til next year... "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains. The rest of the album isn't great but "Dirt" and "Jar of Flies" are.

LimbsKing, Friday, 3 August 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah sometimes I put "Man In A Box" after "Girl In A Box" on 1990 related mix things

billstevejim, Friday, 3 August 2012 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

too bad "Living in a Box" wasn't 1990

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 3 August 2012 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

'Roam' by The B-52s. Still sounds very fresh to my ears now.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 3 August 2012 20:09 (six years ago) Permalink

...and "Deadbeat Club"

LimbsKing, Friday, 3 August 2012 20:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Probably "Little Fluffy Clouds" or "Humpty Dance".

o. nate, Friday, 3 August 2012 23:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Welcome To The Terrordome

the single came out summer '89

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Saturday, 4 August 2012 00:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh man 'I've been thinking about you' is so rad!

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Saturday, 4 August 2012 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Really? Weird, I remember it coming out in early '90. Richard Roeper (of Ebert & Roeper "fame") wrote a column in the Chicago Sun-Times where he excoriated PE for (I shit you not) their "bad grammar" on that song.

Sun? Sun? It's your cousin, Marvin Ra (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 4 August 2012 02:59 (six years ago) Permalink

you're right--i was thinking about "fight the Power"

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Saturday, 4 August 2012 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

For once, I agree almost completely. On the money.

Then I saw that BBD Poison is listed as meh, and realized that this is a list from some alternate universe that is almost exactly like ours except for 1 detail.

enochroot, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Leaden sexism. Didn't even need it then, not when his New Edition bros released comparable hits and BBD wrote and produced Another Bad Creation and the first Boyz II Men album.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:13 (two months ago) Permalink

watching the video for Nothing Compares to U again I am embarrassed but also really moved

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Groove Is in the Heart and Vogue also still seem really great in retrospect

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:17 (two months ago) Permalink

"in retrospect"

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:21 (two months ago) Permalink

lol, I also liked them at the time! :)

just thinking about it as history

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:27 (two months ago) Permalink

can you take me
HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH ENUFFFF

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

so “Kool Thing”, “Welcome to the Terrordome”, and “911 Is a Joke” were not part of the Billboard top singles that year

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:53 (two months ago) Permalink

settle for "Knockin' Boots"

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:09 (two months ago) Permalink

"Kool Thing" is one of my favorite songs of all time, don't care about billboard, would have to vote for it as best song of 1990

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:26 (two months ago) Permalink

not only was I unsurprisingly annoying in this thread but I never once mentioned "Mama Said Knock You Out."

billstevejim, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:56 (two months ago) Permalink


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