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Top Songs of 1990

1989 <-1990-> 1991
    

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1.
01/1990
443

✫1
US
2
AC




23
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1990]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #162]
[Ensign/Chrysalis 23488]
written by Prince
2.
04/1990
427

✫1
US
23
AC
✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
3.
09/1990
406

✫1
US


28
dance
6
R&B




✫1
UK
based on Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
[SBK 07335]
written by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
4.
03/1990
404

2
US


✫1
dance
4
R&B




✫1
UK
[Arista 2013]
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
5.
09/1990
401

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
83
R&B




2
UK
6.
11/1990
388

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
7.
11/1990
388

✫1
US


✫1
dance
42
R&B




2
UK
produced by Lenny Kravitz
[Sire 19485]
written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez & Madonna
8.
11/1990
366

✫1
US


9
dance




3
alt.
3
UK
9.
05/1990
363

✫1
US




48
R&B




2
UK
[Columbia 73343]
written by Maurice Starr
10.
10/1990
361

✫1
US
7
AC
17
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 2108]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
11.
04/1990
358

✫1
US
2
AC








3
UK
[EMI 50283]
written by Per Gessle
12.
12/1990
354

5
US


✫1
dance
67
R&B


6
alt.
✫1
UK
[Charisma 98864]
written by Michael Cretu, Frank Peterson (as F. Gregorian) & David Fairstein
13.
03/1990
340

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
14.
06/1990
335

✫1
US
15
AC
12
dance
2
R&B




7
UK
[Charisma 98951]
written by Maxi Priest (as Max Elliott), Gary Benson & Winston Sela
15.
06/1990
333

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 73348]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
16.
10/1990
332

✫1
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[LMR/RCA 2724]
written by Warren Allen Brooks
17.
03/1990
331

✫1
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[SBK 07322]
written by Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard & Carnie Wilson (additional lyrics)
18.
08/1990
329

4
US


✫1
dance
28
R&B




2
UK
charted as Groove Is in the Heart / What Is Love? in UK and US dance charts ; backing vocals by bootsy collins and rap by q-tip
[Elektra 64934]
written by Lady Miss Kier (as Kierin Kirby), Super DJ Dmitri (as Dmitry Brill) & Towa Tei (as Chung Dong Wha)
19.
08/1990
322

✫1
US
4
AC








6
UK
[Columbia 73512]
written by George Michael
20.
07/1990
319

5
US


13
dance
10
R&B


7
alt.
2
UK
featuring Suzanne Vega
[A&M 1529]
written by Suzanne Vega
21.
12/1990
315

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




13
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 2156]
written by Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore
22.
01/1990
310

✫1
US
16
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




17
UK
[A&M 1490]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
23.
10/1990
304

2
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 87820]
written by Julie Gold
24.
09/1990
296

2
US


3
dance
4
R&B




8
UK
based on When Doves Cry by Prince
[Capitol 44609]
written by MC Hammer (as Stanley Burrell) & Prince (as Prince Rogers Nelson)
25.
03/1990
295

2
US
6
AC




2
rock


8
UK
[Capitol 44507]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange
26.
01/1990
292

7
US


2
dance
27
R&B




2
UK
featuring Felly
[SBK 07315]
written by Ya Kid K (as Manuela Kamosi) & Jo Bogaert
27.
07/1990
287

✫1
US






✫1
rock


13
UK
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1990]
[included on the soundtrack to the 1990 film Young Guns II]
[Mercury 875896]
written by Jon Bon Jovi & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
28.
11/1990
283

5
US
3
AC


8
R&B




4
UK
[Fontana 878476]
written by Brenda Russell
29.
08/1990
282

13
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[R]
[vinyl-only release]
[Verve 871 882-7]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
30.
12/1990
281

7
US








5
alt.
2
UK
written by Seal & Guy Sigsworth
31.
01/1990
276

3
US
3
AC




5
rock


7
UK
[Atlantic 88738]
written by Phil Collins
32.
09/1990
273

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




37
UK
[Columbia 73455]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
33.
04/1990
272

8
US


6
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
based on Super Freak by Rick James
[Capitol 15571]
written by MC Hammer, Rick James & Alonzo Miller
34.
09/1990
272

✫1
US


17
dance
10
R&B




15
UK
[A&M 1477]
written by Janet Jackson
35.
05/1990
266

✫1
US




43
R&B




12
UK
featuring Bobby Brown
[MCA 53831]
written by Antonina Armato, Bobby Brown & Ian Prince
36.
01/1990
263

2
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B




20
UK
[A&M 1475]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
37.
10/1990
263

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




60
UK
[Columbia 73502]
written by Brian Simpson & Bernard Jackson
38.
12/1990
262

11
US










✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Michael Jackson (uncredited) & Bryan Loren
39.
10/1990
261

✫1
US
33
AC
4
dance
3
R&B




34
UK
[A&M 1538]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
40.
04/1990
261

13
US




23
R&B




✫1
UK
[SBK 07325]
written by James Alpern (as James P. Alpern) & Richard Usher (as Richard A. Usher Jr.)
41.
08/1990
247

6
US


9
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
[Paisley Park 19751]
written by Prince
42.
06/1990
247

✫1
US
✫1
AC








36
UK
[SBK 07327]
written by Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson
43.
06/1990
244

4
US
42
AC


4
R&B




8
UK
[Capitol 44573]
written by Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record & MC Hammer (as Stanley Burrell)
44.
10/1990
243

2
US


29
dance


7
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
45.
02/1990
242

8
US


6
dance




✫1
alt.
6
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1991]
[Warner 19885 (Sire)]
written by Martin Gore
46.
08/1990
239

7
US










3
UK
[Columbia 73461]
written by Al Lancellotti & Maurice Starr
47.
06/1990
239

10
US










2
UK
[Sire 4-19789]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
48.
03/1990
237

3
US
3
AC








10
UK
[Columbia 73318]
written by Michael Bolton, Desmond Child & Diane Warren
49.
02/1990
236

2
US


11
dance
6
R&B




22
UK
[Warner 19933]
written by Jane Child
50.
04/1990
235

2
US






✫1
rock
7
alt.
34
UK
[Chrysalis 23509]
written by Billy Idol & David Werner
51.
01/1990
234

✫1
US
✫1
AC








69
UK
[Arista 9938]
written by Diane Warren
52.
03/1990
234

3
US


7
dance
✫1
R&B




19
UK
[MCA 53772]
written by Dr. Freeze (as Elliot Straite)
53.
11/1990
230

6
US
12
AC




10
rock
2
alt.
10
UK
[Reprise 19704]
written by Chris Isaak
54.
04/1990
229

4
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




20
UK
[A&M 1479]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
55.
11/1990
228

33
US
7
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 19659]
written by Rudy Clark
56.
10/1990
225

15
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
[Cutting 98887]
written by George Morel & Rafael Vargas
57.
02/1990
225

76
US


✫1
dance
74
R&B




✫1
UK
featuring Lindy Layton
[Elektra 64970]
written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook), Jimmy Jam (as James Samuel Harris III) & Terry Lewis
58.
06/1990
223

✫1
US
2
AC


53
R&B






[Warner 19911]
written by Allan Rich & Jud Friedman
59.
04/1990
221

4
US
2
AC




34
rock


15
UK
[Atlantic 87885]
written by Phil Collins & Daryl Stuermer
60.
10/1990
219

4
US


19
dance
✫1
R&B




18
UK
[MCA 53932]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
61.
06/1990
219

3
US






5
rock


15
UK
[Enigma 44584]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
62.
12/1990
216

✫1
US
4
AC










[Quality 15114]
written by Timmy T (as Timothy Torres)
63.
12/1990
215

4
US




22
R&B




10
UK
[SBK 07339]
written by Robert Parissi
64.
06/1990
215





10
dance




5
alt.
✫1
UK
65.
02/1990
215

✫1
US
31
AC








53
UK
backing vocals by New Kids On The Block
[Sire 19959]
written by Jordan Knight, Danny Wood [NKOTB] & Tommy Page
66.
09/1990

Suicide Blonde by INXS

from X   X
213

9
US


25
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
11
UK
[Atlantic 87860]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
67.
06/1990
209

✫1
US
8
AC










[Atco 4-98953]
written by Deena Charles, Russ DeSalvo & Robert Steele
68.
02/1990
206

23
US


✫1
dance
10
R&B




4
UK
[RCA 2735]
written by Mirko Limoni, DJ Lelewel (as Daniele Davoli) & Valerio Semplici
69.
04/1990
206

4
US


5
dance




26
alt.
19
UK
70.
07/1990
204

✫1
US






20
rock




71.
11/1990
199

66
US


✫1
dance






2
UK
featuring MC Mikee Freedom
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[Rumour/Capitol 44723]
written by Michael Field, Steve Mac (as Steve McCutcheon) & Damon Rochefort
72.
06/1990
198

8
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




16
UK
[RCA 2628]
written by Mirko Limoni, DJ Lelewel (as Daniele Davoli) & Valerio Semplici
73.
02/1990
196

11
US
6
AC


60
R&B




6
UK
featuring Candy Dulfer
[instrumental]
[Arista 2187]
written by Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
74.
04/1990
195





23
dance






✫1
UK
vocals by Seal
written by Adamski & Seal
75.
09/1990
195

2
US
2
AC










[EMI 50324]
written by Freddy Curci & Steve DeMarchi
76.
09/1990
193



28
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 19674]
written by Maria McKee, Eric Rackin & Jay Rifkin
77.
06/1990
191

3
US


6
dance
4
R&B




56
UK
78.
06/1990
189













✫1
UK
[R]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
79.
08/1990
188





✫1
dance






2
UK
charted as Groove Is in the Heart / What Is Love? in UK and US dance charts
written by Lady Miss Kier (as Kierin Kirby), Super DJ Dmitri (as Dmitry Brill) & Towa Tei (as Chung Dong Wha)
80.
07/1990
188













✫1
UK
81.
08/1990
188













✫1
UK
82.
01/1990
188













✫1
UK
[Geffen 19854]
written by Sylvester Bradford & Al Lewis
83.
12/1990
188













✫1
UK
written by Chris Eaton
84.
10/1990
188













✫1
UK
85.
03/1990
186

3
US


16
dance
✫1
R&B




77
UK
[Motown 2045]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
86.
09/1990

Hippychick by Soho

from Goddess   
183

14
US


2
dance




11
alt.
8
UK
[R]
[Savage 4-98908]
written by Tim Brinkhurst
87.
08/1990
180

4
US


10
dance
✫1
R&B




73
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53891]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
88.
10/1990
176

4
US
2
AC








42
UK
[SBK 07337]
written by Clif Magness & Steve Kipner
89.
10/1990
174

4
US






5
rock


35
UK
[Enigma 44617]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
90.
10/1990
174

9
US


2
dance
91
R&B




13
UK
[R]
[Polydor 877962]
written by Cathy Dennis & D:Mob (as Poku)
91.
12/1990
171

3
US


7
dance
7
R&B






[Capitol 44652]
written by Matt Sherrod, Paul Sherrod & Sir Spence
92.
09/1990
169

3
US






2
rock




93.
04/1990
166

15
US


2
dance




✫1
alt.
16
UK
[Warner 19842 (Sire)]
written by Martin Gore
94.
04/1990
165

4
US
✫1
AC




49
rock




[Atlantic 87955]
written by Phil Collins
95.
09/1990
165

62
US


4
dance




17
alt.
4
UK
[EMI 50329]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
96.
11/1990

Disappear by INXS

from X   X
163

8
US


41
dance


6
rock
10
alt.
21
UK
[Atlantic 87784]
written by Jon Farriss & Michael Hutchence
97.
12/1990
163

3
US
3
AC










[A&M 1536]
written by Dennis DeYoung
98.
06/1990
162

6
US
23
AC
25
dance
✫1
R&B




54
UK
produced by Babyface
[Virgin 98961]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds) & L.A. Reid
99.
03/1990
162













2
UK
100.
09/1990
162













2
UK

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