Leann Rimes's "How Do I Live" was the top hit of the 1990s, as it lasted on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 69 weeks. Many ballads became hits in the 1990s, including songs like "Unbreak My Heart" by Toni Braxton and "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.Continue Reading
Los Del Rio's "Macarena" was the second-biggest hit of the decade. Compared to previous decades, the 1990s featured quite a few hits from female artists, such as Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U," Jewel's "Foolish Games" and Shania Twain's "You're Still The One."
Only one rap song is featured in Billboard's "The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Songs Of The 1990s" list, Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise." However, the list features Tag Team's "Whoop! (There It Is)," which is stylistically related to hip-hop as a part of the Miami bass genre.
In the 1990s, Boyz II Men achieved massive success with "I'll Make Love To You" and "One Sweet Day," which also featured Mariah Carey. Other hit songs of the 1990s include "Rush Rush" by Paula Abdul, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams, "Too Close" by Next, "The Sign" by Ace of Base, "Because I Love You" by Stevie B and "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica.Learn more about Art & Literature