Category Archives: 1994

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hotstepper

First Hit #1: December 17, 1994 The video for Here Comes the Hotstepper is connected to the fashion industry, because it was on the soundtrack of Pret a Porter, the Robert Altman film about the fashion industry. It’s not quite … Continue reading

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Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee

First Hit #1: December 3, 1994 Boyz II Men is an appealing group, but maybe not the most varied one out there. On Bended Knee isn’t terribly different from I’ll Make Love To You musically, it’s also a ballad, also … Continue reading

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Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love to You

First Hit #1: August 27, 1994 It is the fall of Boyz II Men, or more accurately, the fall and early winter of Boyz II Men. The vocal group, with a brief, two-week, interruption by Ini Kamoze, will now own … Continue reading

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Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You)

First Hit #1: August 6, 1994 While the charts were dominated by divas singing ballads, Lisa Loeb is much closer to the sound I associate with the mid-90s. It wasn’t the only sound of the decade, of course, grunge was … Continue reading

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All-4-One – I Swear

First Hit #1: May 21, 1994 In 1994, two versions of I Swear became hits. One was by John Michael Montgomery, a country version with the requisite twang to be a hit on that part of the radio dial. The … Continue reading

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R. Kelly – Bump ‘n’ Grind

First Hit #1: April 9, 1994 R. Kelly is a crazy person, as can be evidenced by his ambitious and completely insane Trapped in the Closet series. But before he was a crazy person, he was an incredibly horny person, … Continue reading

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