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Top Songs of 1990

1989 <-1990-> 1991
    

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1.
01/1990
355

✫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
328

✫1
US
23
AC
✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
3.
09/1990
313

✫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.
11/1990
302

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
5.
03/1990
300

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)
6.
09/1990
296

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
83
R&B




2
UK
7.
06/1990
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 73348]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
8.
04/1990
282

✫1
US
2
AC








3
UK
[EMI 50283]
written by Per Gessle
9.
05/1990
280

✫1
US




48
R&B




2
UK
[Columbia 73343]
written by Maurice Starr
10.
10/1990
279

✫1
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[LMR/RCA 2724]
written by Warren Allen Brooks
11.
10/1990
278

✫1
US
7
AC
17
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 2108]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
12.
11/1990
277

✫1
US


9
dance




3
alt.
3
UK
13.
11/1990
271

✫1
US


✫1
dance
42
R&B




2
UK
produced by Lenny Kravitz
[Sire 19485]
written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez & Madonna
14.
06/1990
271

✫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.
12/1990
264

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




13
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 2156]
written by Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore
16.
03/1990
262

✫1
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[SBK 07322]
written by Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard & Carnie Wilson (additional lyrics)
17.
12/1990
254

5
US


✫1
dance
67
R&B


6
alt.
✫1
UK
[Charisma 98864]
written by Michael Cretu, Frank Peterson (as F. Gregorian) & David Fairstein
18.
01/1990
254

✫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
19.
09/1990
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




37
UK
[Columbia 73455]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
20.
03/1990
250

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
21.
08/1990
249

✫1
US
4
AC








6
UK
[Columbia 73512]
written by George Michael
22.
08/1990
244

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)
23.
10/1990
240

2
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 87820]
written by Julie Gold
24.
07/1990
240

5
US


13
dance
10
R&B


7
alt.
2
UK
featuring Suzanne Vega
[A&M 1529]
written by Suzanne Vega
25.
10/1990
239

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




60
UK
[Columbia 73502]
written by Brian Simpson & Bernard Jackson
26.
09/1990
233

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)
27.
06/1990
224

✫1
US
✫1
AC








36
UK
[SBK 07327]
written by Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson
28.
07/1990
223

✫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)
29.
01/1990
222

7
US


2
dance
27
R&B




2
UK
featuring Felly
[SBK 07315]
written by Ya Kid K (as Manuela Kamosi) & Jo Bogaert
30.
10/1990
219

2
US


29
dance


7
rock
✫1
alt.
31
UK
31.
11/1990
217

5
US
3
AC


8
R&B




4
UK
[Fontana 878476]
written by Brenda Russell
32.
03/1990
216

2
US
6
AC




2
rock


8
UK
[Capitol 44507]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange
33.
12/1990
213

7
US








5
alt.
2
UK
written by Seal & Guy Sigsworth
34.
01/1990
212

3
US
3
AC




5
rock


7
UK
[Atlantic 88738]
written by Phil Collins
35.
04/1990
211

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
36.
10/1990
211

✫1
US
33
AC
4
dance
3
R&B




34
UK
[A&M 1538]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
37.
05/1990
210

✫1
US




43
R&B




12
UK
featuring Bobby Brown
[MCA 53831]
written by Antonina Armato, Bobby Brown & Ian Prince
38.
06/1990
209

✫1
US
2
AC


53
R&B






[Warner 19911]
written by Allan Rich & Jud Friedman
39.
01/1990
206

✫1
US
✫1
AC








69
UK
[Arista 9938]
written by Diane Warren
40.
03/1990
205

3
US


7
dance
✫1
R&B




19
UK
[MCA 53772]
written by Dr. Freeze (as Elliot Straite)
41.
06/1990
200

4
US
42
AC


4
R&B




8
UK
[Capitol 44573]
written by Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record & MC Hammer (as Stanley Burrell)
42.
09/1990
200

✫1
US


17
dance
10
R&B




15
UK
[A&M 1477]
written by Janet Jackson
43.
08/1990
199

6
US


9
dance
✫1
R&B




7
UK
[Paisley Park 19751]
written by Prince
44.
02/1990
199

8
US


6
dance




✫1
alt.
6
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1991]
[Warner 19885 (Sire)]
written by Martin Gore
45.
04/1990
196

2
US






✫1
rock
7
alt.
34
UK
[Chrysalis 23509]
written by Billy Idol & David Werner
46.
11/1990
196

6
US
12
AC




10
rock
2
alt.
10
UK
[Reprise 19704]
written by Chris Isaak
47.
02/1990
196

✫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
48.
12/1990
194

✫1
US
4
AC










[Quality 15114]
written by Timmy T (as Timothy Torres)
49.
01/1990
193

2
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B




20
UK
[A&M 1475]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
50.
10/1990
192

4
US


19
dance
✫1
R&B




18
UK
[MCA 53932]
written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
51.
03/1990
191

3
US
3
AC








10
UK
[Columbia 73318]
written by Michael Bolton, Desmond Child & Diane Warren
52.
08/1990
190

13
US
✫1
AC








✫1
UK
[R]
[vinyl-only release]
[Verve 871 882-7]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
53.
04/1990
187

4
US
2
AC




34
rock


15
UK
[Atlantic 87885]
written by Phil Collins & Daryl Stuermer
54.
08/1990
186

7
US










3
UK
[Columbia 73461]
written by Al Lancellotti & Maurice Starr
55.
02/1990
184

2
US


11
dance
6
R&B




22
UK
[Warner 19933]
written by Jane Child
56.
04/1990
183

4
US


5
dance




26
alt.
19
UK
57.
12/1990
182

4
US




22
R&B




10
UK
[SBK 07339]
written by Robert Parissi
58.
04/1990
180

4
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




20
UK
[A&M 1479]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
59.
09/1990
180

2
US
2
AC










[EMI 50324]
written by Freddy Curci & Steve DeMarchi
60.
07/1990
179

✫1
US






20
rock




61.
06/1990
179

3
US


6
dance
4
R&B




56
UK
62.
06/1990
177

✫1
US
8
AC










[Atco 4-98953]
written by Deena Charles, Russ DeSalvo & Robert Steele
63.
06/1990
176

3
US






5
rock


15
UK
[Enigma 44584]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
64.
06/1990
176

8
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B




16
UK
[RCA 2628]
written by Mirko Limoni, DJ Lelewel (as Daniele Davoli) & Valerio Semplici
65.
04/1990
175

13
US




23
R&B




✫1
UK
[SBK 07325]
written by James Alpern (as James P. Alpern) & Richard Usher (as Richard A. Usher Jr.)
66.
09/1990
174

3
US






2
rock




67.
12/1990
167

11
US










✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Michael Jackson (uncredited) & Bryan Loren
68.
10/1990
166

4
US
2
AC








42
UK
[SBK 07337]
written by Clif Magness & Steve Kipner
69.
03/1990
162

3
US


16
dance
✫1
R&B




77
UK
[Motown 2045]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
70.
10/1990
160

4
US
2
AC










[Epic 73536]
written by Robert White Johnson & Taylor Rhodes
71.
10/1990
159

9
US


2
dance
91
R&B




13
UK
[R]
[Polydor 877962]
written by Cathy Dennis & D:Mob (as Poku)
72.
04/1990
158

4
US
✫1
AC




49
rock




[Atlantic 87955]
written by Phil Collins
73.
07/1990
154

8
US
✫1
AC








25
UK
[Columbia 73377]
written by Eugene Record
74.
04/1990
150

4
US
15
AC








43
UK
[Arista 2005]
written by Diane Warren
75.
09/1990

Suicide Blonde by INXS

from X   X
150

9
US


25
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
11
UK
[Atlantic 87860]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
76.
11/1990
150

33
US
7
AC








✫1
UK
[Geffen 19659]
written by Rudy Clark
77.
01/1990
150

6
US
4
AC




10
rock


70
UK
[Columbia 38-73091]
written by Billy Joel
78.
10/1990
149

4
US






5
rock


35
UK
[Enigma 44617]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
79.
10/1990
148

15
US


✫1
dance






3
UK
[Cutting 98887]
written by George Morel & Rafael Vargas
80.
11/1990
148

7
US
4
AC








29
UK
[Epic 73636]
written by Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman
81.
08/1990
148

4
US


10
dance
✫1
R&B




73
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53891]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
82.
12/1990
147

3
US


7
dance
7
R&B






[Capitol 44652]
written by Matt Sherrod, Paul Sherrod & Sir Spence
83.
06/1990
146

9
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B






[Wing 877436]
written by D'wayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq (as Raphael Wiggins), Timothy Christian Riley (as Timothy Christian) & Carl Wheeler
84.
01/1990
143

7
US
44
AC






6
alt.
46
UK
[Virgin 99141]
written by Al Green & Mabon "Teenie" Hodges
85.
06/1990
143

10
US










2
UK
[Sire 4-19789]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
86.
09/1990
143

6
US
21
AC








49
UK
[Virgin 4-98978]
written by Smokey Robinson & Bobby Rogers
87.
05/1990
142

7
US
✫1
AC








44
UK
[Columbia 73342]
written by Diane Warren
88.
02/1990
142

6
US
36
AC


2
R&B






[Solar 74007]
written by Babyface & Perri "Pebbles" Reid
89.
02/1990
139

6
US


33
dance
8
R&B






[RCA 2630]
written by Darryl Ross & Sheri Byers
90.
06/1990
138

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
91.
06/1990
137

9
US


6
dance
✫1
R&B






[Paisley Park 19750]
written by Prince
92.
02/1990
137

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
93.
10/1990
136

8
US
27
AC
16
dance






28
UK
different tune than 1985-hit
[Columbia 73559]
written by George Michael
94.
12/1990
132

3
US
3
AC










[A&M 1536]
written by Dennis DeYoung
95.
11/1990
132

8
US






2
rock




[live]
written by Les Emmerson
96.
02/1990
130

8
US






11
rock


39
UK
[Elektra 7-64985]
written by Nikki Sixx & Mick Mars
97.
02/1990
130

11
US
6
AC


60
R&B




6
UK
featuring Candy Dulfer
[instrumental]
[Arista 2187]
written by Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
98.
11/1990
127

9
US




6
R&B






backing rap by Michael Bivins
[Motown 2070]
written by Dallas Austin & Michael Bivins
99.
02/1990
126

23
US


✫1
dance
10
R&B




4
UK
[RCA 2735]
written by Mirko Limoni, DJ Lelewel (as Daniele Davoli) & Valerio Semplici
100.
08/1990

Romeo by Dino

from Swingin'   Swingin'
125

6
US


35
dance
69
R&B






[Island 878012]
written by Dino

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