The Top 90 Songs of 1990

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2. Roxette, “It Must Have Been Love”

3. Sinéad O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U”

4. Bell Biv DeVoe, “Poison”

5. Madonna, “Vogue”

6. Mariah Carey, “Vision of Love”

7. Phil Collins, “Another Day in Paradise”

8. En Vogue, “Hold On”

9. Billy Idol, “Cradle of Love”


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11. Bell Biv DeVoe, “Do Me!”

12. Michael Bolton, “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”

13. Technotronic feat. Felly, “Pump Up the Jam”

14. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair, “Opposites Attract”

15. Janet Jackson, “Escapade”

16. Heart, “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”

17. Maxi Priest, “Close to You”

18. Alannah Myles, “Black Velvet”

19. Wilson Phillips, “Release Me”


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21. Lisa Stansfield, “All Around the World”

22. Calloway, “I Wanna Be Rich”

23. Johnny Gill, “Rub You the Right Way”

24. Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown, “She Ain’t Worth It”

25. Sweet Sensation, “If Wishes Came True”

26. Snap!, “The Power”

27. Nelson, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”

28. Taylor Dayne, “Love Will Lead You Back”

29. Jane Child, “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”


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31. Linear, “Sending All My Love”

32. Poison, “Unskinny Bop”

33. New Kids on the Block, “Step by Step”

34. Roxette, “Dangerous”

35. Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

36. James Ingram, “I Don’t Have the Heart”

37. Rod Stewart, “Downtown Train”

38. Janet Jackson, “Rhythm Nation”

39. Tommy Page, “I’ll Be Your Everything”


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41. Jody Watley, “Everything”

42. Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler, “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)”

43. Luther Vandross, “Here and Now”

44. Janet Jackson, “Alright”

45. Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

46. Milli Vanilli, “Blame It on the Rain”

47. MC Hammer, “Have You Seen Her”

48. Taylor Dayne, “With Every Beat of My Heart”

49. Janet Jackson, “Come Back to Me”


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51. George Michael, “Praying for Time”

52. Michael Bolton, “How Can We Be Lovers”

53. Phil Collins, “Do You Remember”

54. After 7, “Ready or Not”

55. MC Hammer, “U Can’t Touch This”

56. Phil Collins, “I Wish It Would Rain Down”

57. Lou Gramm, “Just Between You and Me”

58. Phil Collins, “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven”

59. Janet Jackson, “Black Cat”


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61. Aerosmith, “Janie’s Got a Gun”

62. Digital Underground, “The Humpty Dance”

63. Taylor Dayne, “I’ll Be Your Shelter”

64. Tom Petty, “Free Fallin'”

65. Pebbles, “Giving You the Benefit”

66. Depeche Mode, “Enjoy the Silence”

67. Tesla, “Love Song”

68. Bad English, “Price of Love”

69. Tyler Collins, “Girls Nite Out”


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71. Chicago, “What Kind of Man Would I Be?”

72. Skid Row, “I Remember You”

73. Technotronic featuring Ya Kid K, “Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)”

74. Gloria Estefan, “Here We Are”

75. Faith No More, “Epic”

76. Mariah Carey, “Love Takes Time”

77. Cher, “Just Like Jesse James”

78. The B-52s, “Love Shack”

79. Milli Vanilli, “All or Nothing”


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81. Black Box, “Everybody Everybody”

82. Billy Joel, “I Go to Extremes”

83. Babyface, “Whip Appeal”

84. Paul Young, “Oh Girl”

85. D Mob feat. Cathy Dennis, “C’mon and Get My Love”

86. Paula Abdul, “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me”

87. The Cover Girls, “We Can’t Go Wrong”

88. Michael Bolton, “When I’m Back on My Feet Again”

89. Keith Sweat, “Make You Sweat”


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Source: Billboard Hot 100 (1990).

3 Responses

  1. Name2

    Getting rid of the CD longbox KILLED the music industry!!!

  2. Versus

    That rather kills the myth of “Music was better back then”…
    Or actually, you just have go back a few more years to find a year with actual listenable music on the charts.