What Are Some Top Songs From the Year 1990?


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Top songs from 1990 include "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips, "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette Roxette, and "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor, according to Billboard's Year-End chart for the year. Other songs appearing on the list are "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe, "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey, and "Vogue" by Madonna.

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"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey ranked number six in Billboard's Year-End chart. It served as Carey's debut single, the first from her self-titled debut album, and was released on May 15, 1990, by Columbia Records. "Vision of Love" features a slow-dance theme tempo and backing vocals sung by Carey herself, and also introduces her usage of the whistle register. The song topped the charts in Canada, New Zealand and the United States, where it spent four weeks atop the chart. "Vision of Love" was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 33rd annual ceremony, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and won one Grammy award, for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

"Vogue" is an upbeat dance-pop and house song by American singer Madonna. It has strong influences of 1970s disco, and was released on March 20, 1990 as the first single from Madonna's second soundtrack album "I'm Breathless" by Sire Records. "Vogue" later appeared on her greatest hits compilation albums, "The Immaculate Collection" in 1990 and "Celebration" in 2009. The song topped the charts in over 30 countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. It became one of the world's best-selling singles of 1990, selling over six million copies. "Vogue" won three MTV Video Music Awards and one American Music Award for Favorite Dance Single.

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