Hey 3.5 readers. BQB here. I’m going to start a new feature on this fine blog. We talk about books and movies, mostly movies here, but why not songs? I’ll be going through the music industry’s past catalogs and if I miss one of your favorites, let me know in the comments.
Let’s start with 1990.
#10 – Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
That voice! That bald head! What was up with that bald head anyway? Maybe she just wanted to be all about the music and not about the hotness and good looks that most singers embrace. She did rip up a photo of the Pope on SNL but knowing the Pope, he probably forgave her. He has to. He’s the Pope, right?
#9 – Vogue – Madonna
All I remember is that it became a running joke that when you wanted to pretend you were a rich celebrity, you’d shout, “Vogue!” and then hold up your hands around your face like you were framing your face.
#8 -Poison – Bell Biv Devoe
Never trust a big butt and a smile, 3.5 readers. It was good advice then and it’s good advice now.
#7 – U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Who could forget those pants? I just wish Hammer had remembered to save some of that money.
#6 – Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new edition. I think that’s how it goes. Poor Ice. He was destined to become a one hit wonder, but at least his hit was very catchy.
#5 – The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
Oh, Humpty. With your Groucho glasses and your old timey fur coat, you really tried to make the humorous rap genre take flight. At least you weren’t a one hit wonder. You were at least a two hit wonder because All Around the World Same Song was pretty bangin’ too. And you introduced us to Tupac.
#4 – Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
To this day, if there’s a better song to work out to, I haven’t heard it.
#3 – Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
I don’t what it was about 1990. The music industry was really kicking it, and country was no exception. This one really sealed the day for our cowboy in black.
#2 – Cradle of Love – Billy Idol
Alas, rock and roll would die a seemingly final death in the early 2000s, but in the early 1990s, Billy was still rocking with British flair.
#1 – Gonna Make You Sweat – C and C Music Factory
When C and C commands that, “Everybody dance now,” we listen. Try your best not to. Even today.
Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite