Top 10 Pop Songs Of The 90s
The top 10 pop songs of the 90's are classics and will never be forgotten. The early 1990's were the beginning of rap music, but these pop songs upheld the music genre and are still loved to this day.
- "Losing My Religion" - Performed by alternative rock band R.E.M., this song was released in 1991 and the underlying message perhaps pertains to losing faith in a trusted person. The song had plenty of airtime and was the highest ranking single in the U.S. for the band. The song won two Grammy awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Short Form Music Video.
- "Nothing Compares To You" - Performed by Sinead O'Connor and written by pop star Prince in 1989, the song became a number one hit in many countries. This song launched O'Connor's mainstream success into the music world. Controversy surrounds the lyrics with some fans thinking the words are speaking of a broken love relationship while others believe it's about parental abuse.
- "You Oughta Know" - This single was written and performed by Alanis Morissette in 1995 on her "Jagged Little Pill" album. The song reached number one on billboard party charts and Morissette's unique vocals reach unbelievable ranges on this single. This song is noted as bringing Morissette's career to fame status.
- "Ray of Light" - This single was released in 1998 on pop star Madonna's seventh album. This album was considered Madonna's break out of the teenager pop world and into a more adult scene. The song and video were nominated for and won several music video awards.
- "Walking on the Sun" - The first single released in 1997 by Smashmouth was their first hit. It reached number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and number two on the Billboard Top 100. The lyrics talk about love and peace and the idea of modern people's fads and materialistic views.
- "Baby One More Time" - Performed by teen pop sensation Britney Spears, this single was the first released from her debut album in 1998. The lyrics tell of a break up in a relationship and the regret that went with it. It was Spears' biggest hit single to date and the album sold over nine-million copies.
- "Ice Ice Baby" - This single was written and performed by hip hop artist Vanilla Ice in 1990. The song was the first hip hop song to top Billboard charts. The riff of the song caused great controversy when writers of Queen's "Under Pressure" claimed Vanilla Ice stole the rhythm. Vanilla Ice claimed he added a note to the riff, making it different than the rock band's accusation.
- "Black Hole Sun" - This single was performed by Seattle band Soundgarden in 1994 on the band's debut album. The single is the band's biggest hit to date and the album "Superunknown" won a Grammy Award. Lead singer Chris Cornell's vocals have a large range while performing this song. The alternative rock genre of the song is audible and unmistakable.
- "The Promise of a New Day" - This single was released in 1991 on pop sensation Paula Abdul's second album, "Spellbound". The single hit number one on the Billboard charts the same year. Between Abdul's vocals and dance moves for the single, fans couldn't get enough of the song.
- "Genie in a Bottle" - Released in 1999 by pop star Christina Aguilera, this single quickly climbed the Billboard charts to make it to number one, the third for the pop singer. It soon became the singer's signature song. While many fans love the singer, the lyrics of the song discuss how a girl will respond when sexually touched.
Posted on: Nov. 30, 2010