Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wilson Phillips – Release Me

First Hit #1: September 15, 1990 First Wilson Phillips demands we hold on, now they want to be released. Make up your minds Wilson Phillips! What we have here is probably the kindest breakup song I’ve ever heard. Sure, they’re … Continue reading

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Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory

First Hit #1: September 8, 1990 Is Jon Bon Jovi, solo artist, appreciably different than Bon Jovi, band? Well, it is slightly more country influenced, or at least more southern rock influenced. Not so different that it’s not instantly recognizable … Continue reading

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Sweet Sensation – If Wishes Came True

First Hit #1: September 1, 1990 I’m not familiar with Sweet Sensation – in fact, this is the first song of theirs I’ve ever heard – but their big hits sounds like a band recording a ballad because ballads are … Continue reading

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Mariah Carey – Vision of Love

First Hit #1: August 4, 1990 The Canadian band Stars recently released a song called A Song as a Weapon. If this is the case, what weapon would artists represent? Whitney Houston is probably a rocket-propelled grenade, even if she’s … Continue reading

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Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown – She Ain’t Worth It

First Hit #1: July 21, 1990 George Michael hasn’t ascended to the top of the chart in a while, and was in the midst of trying to destroy his career, so it makes sense that someone would try to become … Continue reading

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New Kids On the Block – Step by Step

First Hit #1: June 30, 1990 I am developing a certain appreciation for New Kids on the Block. Keep in mind that as someone who is not now, and has never been a 13 year old girl, the songs are … Continue reading

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Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

First Hit #1: June 16, 1990 It’s appropriate that It Must Have Been Love ascended to the top of the chart after Wilson Phillips, because by their powers combined we get a portrait of 1990s balladry. Big chorus, some synthesizers … Continue reading

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