Top 3 Songs of the 1990s
The 90s was a popular ear for world-conquering ballads and pop dance tracks. Most of the tracks who ranked the charts are sang by female artists. Here are some of the best 1990s songs that still hit our hearts whenever you hear it on the radio.
- One Sweet Day
“And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way
And I know eventually we’ll be together
One sweet day”
A collaboration of the American singer Mariah Carey and the R&B group Boyz II Men, One Sweet Day received wide acclaim from its critics. The song ranked 1st in the Rolling Stone’s reader’s survey for the award of the Best Collaboration of All Time. It also lasted around four months in the list of Billboard Hot 100 in the US, becoming the longest running no. 1 song in the list. After which, it become Billboard’s most accomplished music track of the 1990s. Aside from the US, it also top the charts of other countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom. One Sweet Day was also sang during the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.
“Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena
Que tu cuerpo es pa’ darle alegria y cosa buena
Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena
Originally a Spanish dance song by Los del Rio, talking about the same woman of the same name, it became an international hit from the years of 1995 to 1997. It turned out to be one of the most popular 1990s dance music, and ranked the #1 greatest one-hit wonder of all time of VH1 in the year 2002. It also ranked as number 7 on the Billboard’s All Time Top 100 and topped Billboard’s All Time Latin Songs. Macarena also became Billboard’s No 1. Dance Song, and took part of the six foreign language music tracks to hit number 1 since the 1955’s rock period commenced.
- Un-Break My Heart
“Un-break my heart
Say you’ll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears
I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart
Sang by the American recording artist Toni Braxton, Un-Break My heart talks about Braxton begging an ex-lover to go back to him and undo the pain that he has created. In the year 1997, it won a Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In the US alone, it ranked number one on the Billboard’s Hot 100 for 11 weeks. At the same period, it was able to top the charts of the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Contemporary. During the 40-year celebration of Billboard, it becomes the most successful song by a solo artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. In Europe, Un-Break My Heart hit the charts of some of the countries, including Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and Switzerland.