Some of the best-selling and most-played songs of the 1990s include Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," Los Del Rio's "Macarena," Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart," Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You" and Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997." The rankings are composed by Billboard's sales and airplay tracking, as well as record company sales reports.Continue Reading
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's collaborative single "One Sweet Day" led the Billboard singles chart in the 1990s with 16 weeks at number one, and as of 2015, still holds the title for most consecutive weeks at the top spot. Carey and Boyz II Men received a special award at the 1996 Billboard Music Awards for this feat, and collected other accolades as well, including a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and nominations for several Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and NAACP Image Awards.
Los Del Rio's "Macarena" spent 14 weeks in the number one spot on Billboard's singles chart in the late 1990s, and became one of the most recognizable dance songs of all time. As of 2015, "Macarena" holds the number seven spot on Billboard's All-Time Top 100 chart, number one on Billboard's dance chart and number one on Billboard's All-Time Latin Songs.Learn more about Art & Literature