Category Archives: 1990

George Michael – Praying for Time

First Hit #1: October 13, 1990 George Michael was in an odd position in 1990. On one hand, he was a highly talented musician who wanted to make music. On the other hand, he did not want to actually have … Continue reading

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Maxi Priest – Close to You

First Hit #1: October 6, 1990 If there’s one genre that never, ever leaves the chart, it’s smooth R&B. It changes to fit the time, but it is the one chart constant that you can rely on. Maxi Priest, for … Continue reading

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Nelson – (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection

First Hit #1: September 29, 1990 Nelson, apart from being a group that looks most like a pair of Afghan hounds, has made a song that is actually technically interesting without actually being very interesting on its own. The song … Continue reading

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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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