10 Best Pop Songs Of The '90s
Get ready for the 10 best pop songs of the ‘90s. Pop was huge in the 1990s and the period created some songs that are still known to day. So it’s time to fall back in love with the ‘90s with these memorable pop songs.
- "Vogue" by Madonna (1990) This song was inspired by the dance of the same name. The lyrics and music were simple (much like the dance itself) and the song caught on very quickly. Many found that the video was groundbreaking. The song though was originally going to be on the b-side of the album until executives decided it needed to be a signal.
- "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sine’ad O’Connor (1990) The song topped the charts at number one in many countries. It was originally written in the 1980s by Prince for the funk band The Family. The song was so heart felt that it became an instant hit and O’Connor is reported to have actually cried in the video. While this song is considered a pop classic, the singer was very much an alternative artist. This was her last hit as in the media storm that followed from this song O’Connor made many political statements that turned off fans.
- "I Want it That Way" by Backstreet Boys (1999) Many consider the '90s the area of the boy band and nobody was hotter than Back street Boys. This was their most popular song. Like many of their songs the lyrics were catchy. The song is still highly played on radio stations today. It was also featured in the soundtrack for the movie “Drive Me Crazy”.
- "One" by U2 (1991) This song is easily on of the bands greatest hits. Like many of their songs it has multiple interoperations. Bono, front man for U2, has said it was about relationships and the struggle to maintain them. Fans have speculated it was about the bands relationship, AIDS and even a girl.
- "Waterfalls" by TLC (1994) This is one of the most influential songs of the area. The group wrote it about people chasing intangible dreams with no thought of the consequences or “casing waterfalls”. It made a powerful statement and dealt with such issues as: drugs, gangs, sex, abuse and AIDS.
- "Tearin’ Up my Heart" by NSYNC (1998) This is one of the bands most popular songs. Like most of their work the dance in the video also became very popular. One of the members, Justin Timberlake, was suppose to be featured in bed with a girl but the idea was canned because at the time he was only 16 and executives worried what that would say to fans.
- "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears (1999) This was Spears’ first signal off of her debut album. It rocketed the young star to success. It was written by Max Martin for TLC but the band rejected the song.
- "U Can’t Touch This" by MC Hammer (1990) This is Hammer’s signature song. It was an instant hit. If you are searching for a deep meaning in this song, all you will find is the artist ego. The song had catchy lyrics and matched the dance craze at the time.
- "Say My Name" by Destiny’s Child (1999) This was one of the band’s greatest hits. The song is about suspecting your boyfriend is cheating. In the video member, Beyonce Knowles, calls her boyfriend and thinks he has another girl with him. She tells him to “say her name” and when he doesn’t she feels it’s because he doesn’t want the girl he is with to know who he is talking to.
- "MMMBop" by Hanson (1997) You couldn’t escape this song after it came out. Believe it or not it actually has a meaning. The song is about friendships and how they can be gone in an “MMMBop” or a short period of time. And you just thought it was a catchy sound.
Posted on: Nov. 03, 2010