Billboard #1 Hits: 1990 by GoodmanDL

Champion(s):

BittenbenderS
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Runner(s)-Up:

StowellC


Quiz Description

A simple one. Given the description, identify the following songs that were Billboard #1 Hits in 1990. All answers will be song titles. (I'll put the artists' names in parenthesis in the answer portion.)

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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1 BittenbenderS 435 99 15
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2 StowellC 430 97 15
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3 FryedBetaKappa 423 95 15
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4 HaBX 419 93 15
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5 Makdeezy 394 91 15
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6 BarkerC 393 89 15
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7 LuskT 383 87 15
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8 Matto 374 84 15
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8 parenthetical-k 374 84 15
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8 MorrisT 374 84 15
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11 CunninghamJ 371 80 15
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12 CastagnaP 369 78 15
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13 ESB 365 76 15
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14 GambinoG 349 75 15
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15 QuintongJ 345 73 15
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16 RickEmpty 335 71 15
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17 Neil 331 69 15
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18 CrocettoR 328 67 15
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19 EtebariM 320 65 15
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20 Francis 317 63 15
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21 DosRemediosA 310 62 15
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22 thorsleyd 309 60 15
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23 WhitmireS 304 58 15
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24 MyersT 303 56 15
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25 LinB 298 54 15
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26 SochackiA 286 52 15
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27 helitzur 268 50 15
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28 AdelmanM 265 49 15
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29 HealyT 259 47 15
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30 HessJa 251 45 15
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31 LaudermithM 248 43 15
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32 PeskinK 246 41 15
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33 BruceM 233 39 15
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34 DBrick 227 37 15
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35 MattK 220 36 15
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36 shesinsane 218 34 15
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38 HightB 199 30 15
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39 SheikoS 190 28 15
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40 randalleng 182 25 15
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40 BurgerM 182 25 15
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42 ggreco 178 23 15
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43 DaviesML 162 21 15
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44 Ruxi 158 19 00
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45 PolinskyL 113 16 15
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45 quarterrican 113 16 15
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47 WareD 109 13 00
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48 ConnorA 106 12 15
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49 Catalin 94 10 15
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50 JordanG 90 8 15
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51 HoH 79 6 15
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52 RaiaB 55 4 15
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53 Mgfraz 49 2 00
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54 MatthewsP 21 1 15
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Questions:

Written by Prince in 1985, this song was re-interpreted by a different artist as a reflection on the death of that Irish singer's mother. It spent 4 weeks at #1 in the spring of 1990. (edited at 7:47 am, September 2, 2015 (EDT))

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Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor)

A vocal trio would score a second #1 for two weeks in August, but this song, their debut single, would be ranked the #1 overall single of 1990 by Billboard. Despite spending only 1 week at number one, Harold Lee loves it.

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Hold On (Wilson Phillips)

Opening with the lyrics: "Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell, Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high" - this song about Elvis helped earn the Grammy for Best Female Rock vocalist for its Canadian singer. (edited at 7:46 am, September 2, 2015 (EDT))

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Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)

Initially released as a B-side, and with a music video that was shot in Dallas for just $8,000 - when released by SBK with it's "Miami Drop Remix" it became the first Hip-Hop single to hit #1 on Billboard.

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Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)

It's singer's only #1 hit recorded as a solo artist, this song written for the Emilio Estevez / Kiefer Sutherland film "Young Guns II" On "Always Sunny in Philadelphia", it is the song Mac and Charlie play before staging their deaths.

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Blaze of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi)

"Here she comes, ooh just like an Angel. Seems like forever that's she's been on my mind" Inspired by the singer's crush on Cindy Crawford, the music video would later be mocked by Beavis and Butthead for the band members' silky blond hair.

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Love and Affection (Nelson)

"Make-believing we're together, that I'm sheltered by your heart.. But in and outside I've turned to water like a teardrop in your palm." Another soundtrack entry, this from the movie Pretty Woman"

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It Must Have Been Love (Roxette)

Lyrics: "Spinnin' around like a wheel on fire, walkin' the tightrope on love's highwire" It is the only #1 US hit by it's British-born Reggae singer.

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Close to You (Maxi Priest)

While this song, released in 1989 includes an uncredited 'feline' rap intro by Actor Romany Malco - it reached #1 in 1990 on the strength of a music video that included impressive choreography and inclusion of an animated character dancing in tandem with the lead singer.

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Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul)

1. We can have lots of fun
2. There's so much we can do
3. It's just you and me
4. I can give you more
5. Don't you know that the time has arrived (edited at 7:52 am, September 2, 2015 (EDT))

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Step By Step (New Kids on the Block)

The singer's debut single spent four weeks at #1, sold 500,000 copies in it's first week, and featured a use of melisma that would grow to dominate female R&B singing for the rest of the decade.

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Vision of Love (Mariah Carey)

A protest song about the problems of homelessness, by a singer mostly known for middle of the road pop tunes it was the carryover #1 single from 1989, and spend two weeks at #1 in January. It is the artists final #1, and featured backing vocals by David Crosby

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Another Day in Paradise (Phil Collins)