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BILLBOARD'S OFFICIAL top 20 R&B singles each year of the 1990's

http://www.last.fm/group/...0/_/142794

1990
1. HOLD ON - En Vogue
2. MAKE IT LIKE IT WAS - Regina Belle
3. REAL LOVE - Skyy
4. FEELS GOOD - Tony Toni Tone
5. VISION OF LOVE - Mariah Carey
6. ALL AROUND THE WORLD - Lisa Stansfield
7. I'LL BE GOOD TO YOU - Quincy Jones Feat. Ray Charles & Chaka Khan
8. MY, MY, MY - Johnny Gill
9. READY OR NOT - After 7
10. POISON - Bell Biv DeVoe
11. SPREAD MY WINGS - Troop
12. EVERYBODY EVERYBODY - Black Box
13. TENDER LOVER - Babyface
14. LOVE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - Miki Howard
15. LIES - En Vogue <3
16. MAKE YOU SWEAT - Keith Sweat
17. RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY - Johnny Gill
18. CRAZY - The Boys
19. WHY YOU GET FUNKY ON ME - Today
20. LET'S GET IT ON - By All Means

1991
1. WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE - Rude Boys
2. LOVE MAKES THINGS HAPPEN - Pebbles
3. GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT - C&C Music Factory
4. I LIKE THE WAY (THE KISSING GAME) - Hi-Five
5. CAN YOU STOP THE RAIN - Peabo Bryson
6. HOW CAN I EASE THE PAIN - Lisa Fischer
7. LET THE BEAT HIT 'EM - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
8. THE FIRST TIME - Surface
9. I CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE - Hi-Five
10. SOMETHING IN MY HEART - Michel'le
11. IT NEVER RAINS (IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Tony Toni Tone
12. ADDICTIVE LOVE - BeBe & CeCe Winans
13. LOVE ME DOWN - Freddie Jackson
14. BABY I'M READY - Levert
15. DO ME AGAIN - Freddie Jackson
16. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY - En Vogue
17. ONLY HUMAN - Jeffrey Osborne
18. ALL THE MAN THAT I NEED - Whitney Houston
19. I'LL GIVE ALL MY LOVE TO YOU - Keith Sweat
20. WRAP MY BODY TIGHT - Johnny Gill

1992
1. COME & TALK TO ME Jodeci
2. HONEY LOVE R. Kelly & Public Announcement
3. YOU REMIND ME Mary J. Blige
4. END OF THE ROAD Boyz II Men
5. TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO Tevin Campbell
6. BREAKIN' MY HEART (PRETTY BROWN EYES) Mint Condition
7. BABY-BABY-BABY TLC
8. SOMEBODY LOVES YOU BABY Patti LaBelle
9. TENNESSEE Arrested Development
10. STAY Jodeci
11. ALL WOMAN Lisa Stansfield
12. I LOVE YOUR SMILE Shanice
13. PEOPLE EVERYDAY Arrested Development
14. KEEP IT COMIN' Keith Sweat
15. WHY ME BABY Keith Sweat
16. UHH AHH Boyz II Men
17. DON'T BE AFRAID Aaron Hall
18. REMEMBER THE TIME Michael Jackson
19. SLOW DANCE (HEY MR. DJ) R. Kelly & Public Announcement
20. HERE I GO AGAIN Glenn Jones

1993
1. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
2. KNOCKIN' DA BOOTS H-Town
3. THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson
4. FREAK ME Silk <3
5. IF I EVER FALL IN LOVE Shai
6. WEAK SWV
7. I'M SO INTO YOU SWV
8. DON'T WALK AWAY Jade
9. WHOOMP! (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
10. RUMP SHAKER Wreckx-N-Effect
11. NUTHIN' BUT A "G" THANG Dr. Dre
12. LATELY Jodeci
13. SOMETHING'S GOIN' ON UNV
14. SO ALONE Men At Large
15. ANOTHER SAD LOVE SONG Toni Braxton
16. JUST KICKIN' IT Xscape <3
17. RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE)/DOWNTOWN SWV
18. CRY NO MORE II D Extreme
19. HEY MR. DJ Zhane
20. DREAMLOVER Mariah Carey

1994
1. BUMP N' GRIND R. Kelly
2. YOUR BODY'S CALLIN' R. Kelly
3. BACK & FORTH Aaliyah
4. ANYTHING SWV
5. I MISS YOU Aaron Hall
6. CRY FOR YOU Jodeci
7. UNDERSTANDING Xscape
8. I'M READY Tevin Campbell
9. I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU Boyz II Men
10. SEVEN WHOLE DAYS Toni Braxton
11. ANY TIME, ANY PLACE Janet Jackson
12. U SEND ME SWINGIN' Mint Condition
13. SENDING MY LOVE Zhane
14. FEENIN' Jodeci
15. STROKE YOU UP Changing Faces
16. CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell
17. NEVER KEEPING SECRETS Babyface
18. AT YOUR BEST (YOU ARE LOVE) Aaliyah
19. ALWAYS IN MY HEART Tevin Campbell
20. YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME Toni Braxton

1995
1. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT Montell Jordan
2. HE'S MINE MoKenStef
3. CREEP TLC
4. DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL Monica
5. FREAK LIKE ME Adina Howard
6. CANDY RAIN Soul For Real
7. CAN'T YOU SEE Total Feat. the Notorious B.I.G.
8. IF YOU LOVE ME Brownstone
9. WATERFALLS TLC
10. BABY Brandy
11. ASK OF YOU Raphael Saadiq
12. BOOMBASTIC Shaggy
13. YOU USED TO LOVE ME Faith Evans
14. RED LIGHT SPECIAL TLC
15. YOU ARE NOT ALONE Michael Jackson
16. ON BENDED KNEE Boyz II Men
17. BEST FRIEND Brandy
18. WATER RUNS DRY Boyz II Men
19. FREEK'N YOU Jodeci
20. GRAPEVINE Brownstone

1996
1. DOWN LOW (NOBODY HAS TO KNOW) R. Kelly Feat. Ronald Isley
2. I CAN'T SLEEP BABY (IF I) R. Kelly
3. WHY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH Monica
4. YOU'RE MAKING ME HIGH Toni Braxton
5. ALL THE THINGS (YOUR MAN WON'T DO) Joe
6. SITTIN' UP IN MY ROOM Brandy
7. TOUCH ME TEASE ME Case Feat. Foxy Brown
8. LADY D'Angelo
9. KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
10. TWISTED Keith Sweat
11. NOT GON' CRY Mary J. Blige
12. ONLY YOU 112 Feat. the Notorious B.I.G.
13. KISSIN' YOU Total
14. ALWAYS BE MY BABY Mariah Carey
15. BEFORE YOU WALK OUT OF MY LIFE Monica
16. YOU'RE THE ONE SWV
17. GET ON UP Jodeci
18. THA CROSSROADS Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
19. NO DIGGITY Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre
20. MY BOO Ghost Town DJ's

1997
1. IN MY BED Dru Hill
2. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. Changing Faces
3. ONE IN A MILLION Aaliyah
4. DON'T LEAVE ME BLACKstreet
5. YOU MAKE ME WANNA Usher
6. I BELONG TO YOU (EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR FACE) Rome
7. MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS The Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Puff Daddy & Mase
8. STOMP God's Property
9. CAN WE SWV
10. CUPID 112
11. THE SWEETEST THING Refugee Camp All-Stars Feat. Lauryn Hill
12. GET IT TOGETHER 702
13. FOR YOU I WILL Monica
14. NEVER MAKE A PROMISE Dru Hill
15. NEXT LIFETIME Erykah Badu
16. I'LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Feat. 112
17. ON & ON Erykah Badu
18. I CAN LOVE YOU Mary J. Blige
19. BIG DADDY Heavy D
20. EVERYTHING Mary J. Blige

1998
1. TOO CLOSE Next
2. NICE & SLOW Usher
3. ALL MY LIFE K-Ci & JoJo
4. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY? Aaliyah
5. ANYTIME Brian McKnight
6. THEY DON'T KNOW Jon B.
7. FRIEND OF MINE Kelly Price
8. THE BOY IS MINE Brandy & Monica
9. LET'S RIDE Montell Jordan Feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker
10. NO, NO, NO Destiny's Child
11. I GET LONELY Janet Jackson
12. STILL NOT A PLAYER Big Punisher Feat. Joe
13. IT'S ALL ABOUT ME Mya & Sisqo
14. SEVEN DAYS Mary J. Blige
15. THE FIRST NIGHT Monica
16. MY BODY LSG
17. MAKE IT HOT Nicole Feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha
18. MOVIN' ON Mya Feat. Silkk The Shocker
19. BE CAREFUL Sparkle
20. WHAT YOU WANT Mase Feat. Total

1999
1. MAXWELL Fortunate
2. NOBODY'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE Deborah Cox
3. HEARTBREAK HOTEL Whitney Houston Feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price
4. NO SCRUBS TLC
5. BILLS, BILLS, BILLS Destiny's Child
6. WHERE MY GIRLS AT? 702
7. YOU Jesse Powell
8. WHAT'S IT GONNA BE Busta Rhymes Feat. Janet Jackson
9. HAPPILY EVER AFTER Case
10. IF YOU (LOVIN' ME) SILK
11. CHANTE'S GOT A MAN Chante Moore
12. EX-FACTOR Lauryn Hill
13. SWEET LADY Tyrese
14. SPEND MY LIFE WITH YOU Eric Benet Feat. Tamia
15. FADED PICTURES Case & Joe
16. ANGEL OF MINE Monica
17. 808 Blaque
18. WHO DAT? JT Money Feat. Sole'
19. ANYWHERE 112 Feat. Lil' Zane
20. LOVE LIKE THIS Faith Evans


I think there are some key songs missing (i.e. Tony Toni Tones "Anniversary"), some that shouldn't even be on it (i.e. Blaque "808"), and some that are not properly ranked (SWV's "Can We" over Erykah's "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and Mary J's "Everything" falloff).


Anyways what do you guys think about the lists??? What are some of your favorite songs from each year????
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Reply #1 posted 01/21/09 2:17pm

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Damn....R. Kelly owned 1994!
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junebug18 said:

http://www.last.fm/group/90s%2BR%2526B/forum/28970/_/142794



I think there are some key songs missing (i.e. Tony Toni Tones "Anniversary"), some that shouldn't even be on it (i.e. Blaque "808"), and some that are not properly ranked (SWV's "Can We" over Erykah's "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and Mary J's "Everything" falloff).


Anyways what do you guys think about the lists??? What are some of your favorite songs from each year????


The songs listed were BIG. Hell, I had forgotten how big the Rude Boys were when they first came out.

I think Blaque's 808 was big for several reasons. The first being that the remix made it a pop hit. The album version was slow and boring, though. Besides, it had the Brass Monkey sample that made people love it.

What do you think of MoKenStef? They were horrible. The only saving grace of this song is that it sampled "Do Me Baby".
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Reply #3 posted 01/21/09 2:46pm

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THANK´´S !!! GOOD WORK, AND USEFUL. biggrin
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daPrettyman said:

junebug18 said:

http://www.last.fm/group/90s%2BR%2526B/forum/28970/_/142794



I think there are some key songs missing (i.e. Tony Toni Tones "Anniversary"), some that shouldn't even be on it (i.e. Blaque "808"), and some that are not properly ranked (SWV's "Can We" over Erykah's "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and Mary J's "Everything" falloff).


Anyways what do you guys think about the lists??? What are some of your favorite songs from each year????


The songs listed were BIG. Hell, I had forgotten how big the Rude Boys were when they first came out.

I think Blaque's 808 was big for several reasons. The first being that the remix made it a pop hit. The album version was slow and boring, though. Besides, it had the Brass Monkey sample that made people love it.

What do you think of MoKenStef? They were horrible. The only saving grace of this song is that it sampled "Do Me Baby".

never liked that mokenstef joint. but i cant deny that it was a huge song.

...and as huge as the blaque song was it was pure garbage!
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Reply #5 posted 01/21/09 8:19pm

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daPrettyman said:

I think Blaque's 808 was big for several reasons. The first being that the remix made it a pop hit. The album version was slow and boring, though. Besides, it had the Brass Monkey sample that made people love it.

Interesting. As far as I'm concerned, the album version of "808" is one of the best songs R. Kelly has ever written for another artist. I couldn't care less about the remix. shrug

What do you think of MoKenStef? They were horrible. The only saving grace of this song is that it sampled "Do Me Baby".

Oh, I can't even express my hatred for "He's Mine"! I did kind of like their second single "Sex in the Rain" (edited version: "In the Rain").

"Anniversary" was a victim of its release timing. It made its peak near Billboard's year-end cutoff date, so its impact was spread over two years. It finished as the #44 song of 1993 and the #80 song of 1994. An even bigger hit to suffer a similar fate was Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight" in 1990-91.
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Also, "Can We" is my favorite SWV song and one of my top 10 Timbaland joints easily! That is a damn groove! dancing jig
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Reply #7 posted 01/21/09 8:48pm

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AlexdeParis said:

Also, "Can We" is my favorite SWV song and one of my top 10 Timbaland joints easily! That is a damn groove! dancing jig

Really???? Its an okay song, but is quality wise its easily their worst single IMO.

(i think its also their worst charting single, i dont think it even hit top 40 pop/top 10 R&B)

my top 3 swv songs are:
-use your heart
-right here (human nature)
-you're always on my mind
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junebug18 said:

AlexdeParis said:

Also, "Can We" is my favorite SWV song and one of my top 10 Timbaland joints easily! That is a damn groove! dancing jig

Really???? Its an okay song, but is quality wise its easily their worst single IMO.

(i think its also their worst charting single, i dont think it even hit top 40 pop/top 10 R&B)

my top 3 swv songs are:
-use your heart
-right here (human nature)
-you're always on my mind

It's better than all of the others AFAIC. Anyway, that 1997 list is wrong. You're right that "Can We" didn't make the R&B Top 10 at any point in '97, so it obviously isn't the #9 song of that entire year. Here's what I have:

1. In My Bed - Dru Hill
2. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy
3. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. - Changing Faces
4. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy
5. You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
6. I Belong to You - Rome
7. I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
8. Cupid - 112
9. On & On - Erykah Badu
10. Get It Together - 702
11. Never Make a Promise - Dru Hill
12. Don't Let Go (Love) - En Vogue
13. Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
14. For You I Will - Monica
15. For You - Kenny Lattimore
16. Big Daddy - Heavy D
17. My Love Is the Shhh! - Somethin' 4 the People
18. Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
19. Nobody - Keith Sweat
20. Mo' Money Mo' Problems - The Notorious B.I.G.

I'll check the rest later.
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Reply #9 posted 01/22/09 5:57am

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speaking of 90s R&B songs....does anyone remember a song called "What You Deserve" by a duo known as Answered Questions? It's an uptempo song,BET used to show the video alot in 1990.Whenever I mention it to somebody,they never know what I'm talking about (lol).It wasn't a big hit.
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Reply #10 posted 01/22/09 5:58am

SoulAlive

it goes....

you.....only get what you deserve
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Good stuff . I love early 90's R&B. along about 93 or 94 it went downhill for me . (Whoomp there it is, Rump Shaker etc lol)
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AlexdeParis said:

Also, "Can We" is my favorite SWV song and one of my top 10 Timbaland joints easily! That is a damn groove! dancing jig

I LOVE THAT SONG ALSO!!! I sometimes forget how much I liked that song. Timbaland and Missy were pretty cutting edge when they first came out.
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junebug18 said:

AlexdeParis said:

Also, "Can We" is my favorite SWV song and one of my top 10 Timbaland joints easily! That is a damn groove! dancing jig

Really???? Its an okay song, but is quality wise its easily their worst single IMO.

(i think its also their worst charting single, i dont think it even hit top 40 pop/top 10 R&B)

my top 3 swv songs are:
-use your heart
-right here (human nature)
-you're always on my mind


I don't see how you could say that. Almost every single from their 2nd album could fall into that category. Their 2nd album, New Beginning, was OK, but didn't have any clear singles. All of the singles released from that project didn't do that well (in comparison to their 1st albums singles).
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junebug18

daPrettyman said:

junebug18 said:


Really???? Its an okay song, but is quality wise its easily their worst single IMO.

(i think its also their worst charting single, i dont think it even hit top 40 pop/top 10 R&B)

my top 3 swv songs are:
-use your heart
-right here (human nature)
-you're always on my mind


I don't see how you could say that. Almost every single from their 2nd album could fall into that category. Their 2nd album, New Beginning, was OK, but didn't have any clear singles. All of the singles released from that project didn't do that well (in comparison to their 1st albums singles).

"youre the one" was a big hit and "use your heart" was also a hit.
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junebug18 said:

daPrettyman said:



I don't see how you could say that. Almost every single from their 2nd album could fall into that category. Their 2nd album, New Beginning, was OK, but didn't have any clear singles. All of the singles released from that project didn't do that well (in comparison to their 1st albums singles).

"youre the one" was a big hit and "use your heart" was also a hit.

I know they were hits. "It's All About U" was also a hit, however they pale in comparison to "Can We" (imo).
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Reply #16 posted 01/22/09 8:41am

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These are the only ones I like.....


1990

3. REAL LOVE - Skyy
4. FEELS GOOD - Tony Toni Tone
10. POISON - Bell Biv DeVoe
12. EVERYBODY EVERYBODY - Black Box
17. RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY - Johnny Gill


1991

3. GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT - C&C Music Factory
7. LET THE BEAT HIT 'EM - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
8. THE FIRST TIME - Surface


1992

18. REMEMBER THE TIME Michael Jackson


1993

9. WHOOMP! (THERE IT IS) Tag Team
19. HEY MR. DJ Zhane


1994

NONE OF THEM


1995

1. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT Montell Jordan


1996

NONE OF THEM


1997

NONE OF THEM


1998

NONE OF THEM


1999

NONE OF THEM

Look how few songs on the charts that I liked in the 1990s. Please observe how much slow shit and shit hop are on those lists for those years. Also, observe how fast songs got fewer and fewer as the years went by. When I say music had gone to hell in the 1990s, I meant it.

Most of the music I listened to in the early to mid 1990s was underground house music that was mainly played in gay clubs until shit hop had completely taken over even in the gay clubs by the end of the decade. It just goes to show who knew how to party HARD in the 1990s (gay people) and who partied soft, slow, weak, and sissified (straight people). Y'all need y'all's asses beat. You mean to tell me y'all are gonna let a bunch of gay people party harder than y'all.
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Reply #17 posted 01/22/09 9:16am

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This makes a good playlist, even for those songs I don't dig.

1990

1. HOLD ON - En Vogue
2. MAKE IT LIKE IT WAS - Regina Belle
4. FEELS GOOD - Tony Toni Tone
5. VISION OF LOVE - Mariah Carey
6. ALL AROUND THE WORLD - Lisa Stansfield
7. I'LL BE GOOD TO YOU - Quincy Jones Feat. Ray Charles & Chaka Khan
8. MY, MY, MY - Johnny Gill
10. POISON - Bell Biv DeVoe
11. SPREAD MY WINGS - Troop
12. EVERYBODY EVERYBODY - Black Box
17. RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY - Johnny Gill
18. CRAZY - The Boys
19. WHY YOU GET FUNKY ON ME - Today


1991
1. WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE - Rude Boys
5. CAN YOU STOP THE RAIN - Peabo Bryson
7. LET THE BEAT HIT 'EM - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
10. SOMETHING IN MY HEART - Michel'le
11. IT NEVER RAINS (IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Tony Toni Tone


1992
1. COME & TALK TO ME Jodeci
3. YOU REMIND ME Mary J. Blige
4. END OF THE ROAD Boyz II Men
6. BREAKIN' MY HEART (PRETTY BROWN EYES) Mint Condition
7. BABY-BABY-BABY TLC
9. TENNESSEE Arrested Development
10. STAY Jodeci
11. ALL WOMAN Lisa Stansfield
12. I LOVE YOUR SMILE Shanice
13. PEOPLE EVERYDAY Arrested Development
17. DON'T BE AFRAID Aaron Hall
18. REMEMBER THE TIME Michael Jackson


1993
1. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Whitney Houston
3. THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson
6. WEAK SWV
10. RUMP SHAKER Wreckx-N-Effect
11. NUTHIN' BUT A "G" THANG Dr. Dre
12. LATELY Jodeci
16. JUST KICKIN' IT Xscape <3
17. RIGHT HERE (HUMAN NATURE)/DOWNTOWN SWV
19. HEY MR. DJ Zhane
20. DREAMLOVER Mariah Carey

1994

2. YOUR BODY'S CALLIN' R. Kelly
5. I MISS YOU Aaron Hall
6. CRY FOR YOU Jodeci
9. I'LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU Boyz II Men
11. ANY TIME, ANY PLACE Janet Jackson
12. U SEND ME SWINGIN' Mint Condition
13. SENDING MY LOVE Zhane
16. CAN WE TALK Tevin Campbell


1995
1. THIS IS HOW WE DO IT Montell Jordan
3. CREEP TLC
7. CAN'T YOU SEE Total Feat. the Notorious B.I.G.
8. IF YOU LOVE ME Brownstone
9. WATERFALLS TLC
10. BABY Brandy
13. YOU USED TO LOVE ME Faith Evans
15. YOU ARE NOT ALONE Michael Jackson
16. ON BENDED KNEE Boyz II Men

1996
1. DOWN LOW (NOBODY HAS TO KNOW) R. Kelly Feat. Ronald Isley
8. LADY D'Angelo
9. KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees
11. NOT GON' CRY Mary J. Blige
14. ALWAYS BE MY BABY Mariah Carey
17. GET ON UP Jodeci
18. THA CROSSROADS Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
19. NO DIGGITY Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre


1997

3. ONE IN A MILLION Aaliyah
5. YOU MAKE ME WANNA Usher
7. MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS The Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Puff Daddy & Mase
11. THE SWEETEST THING Refugee Camp All-Stars Feat. Lauryn Hill
15. NEXT LIFETIME Erykah Badu
16. I'LL BE MISSING YOU Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Feat. 112
17. ON & ON Erykah Badu
18. I CAN LOVE YOU Mary J. Blige

1998
3. ALL MY LIFE K-Ci & JoJo
4. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY? Aaliyah
6. THEY DON'T KNOW Jon B.
9. LET'S RIDE Montell Jordan Feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker
10. NO, NO, NO Destiny's Child
11. I GET LONELY Janet Jackson
12. STILL NOT A PLAYER Big Punisher Feat. Joe


1999
1. MAXWELL Fortunate
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Reply #18 posted 01/22/09 10:55am

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daPrettyman said:

junebug18 said:


"youre the one" was a big hit and "use your heart" was also a hit.

I know they were hits. "It's All About U" was also a hit, however they pale in comparison to "Can We" (imo).

"can we" to me is the weakest SWV single, but hey to each his own.
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junebug18 said:

daPrettyman said:


I know they were hits. "It's All About U" was also a hit, however they pale in comparison to "Can We" (imo).

"can we" to me is the weakest SWV single, but hey to each his own.

What do you think about "Rain" or the original version of "Right Here"?
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Reply #20 posted 01/22/09 1:11pm

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Where the fuck are the Prince songs?
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Reply #21 posted 01/22/09 1:15pm

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daPrettyman said:

junebug18 said:


"can we" to me is the weakest SWV single, but hey to each his own.

What do you think about "Rain" or the original version of "Right Here"?

"Rain" is a real good song and is the best song on their 1997 mediocre Release Some Tension album. That song his a nice backdrop, smooth bassline and real good harmonies for the hook and the third verse. "When U Cry" is the 2nd best from that album. That album was loaded with too many rappers which brought the album down A LOT, but these two songs really stand out.

As for the original version of "Right Here", it fo sure ain't on the level of the Human Nature remix, but is still an average uptempo dance song.

Do you not like these songs?
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Reply #22 posted 01/22/09 1:51pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Where the fuck are the Prince songs?


He was in the same place that The Barkays, Cameo, Lakeside, and all the others were. It was the 1990s. Shit hop and artists that made nothing but slow music had taken over. Prince had no place on those charts.
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Reply #23 posted 01/22/09 2:53pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Where . . . are the Prince songs?


He had good chart positions, but in annual charts, the singles that did chart at one point or another -- IIRC, "Scandalous," "eye Hate U" and "Insatiable" among them -- did not sell or play enough to make it to the yearly top 20 lists.
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Reply #24 posted 01/24/09 9:15am

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namepeace said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Where . . . are the Prince songs?


He had good chart positions, but in annual charts, the singles that did chart at one point or another -- IIRC, "Scandalous," "eye Hate U" and "Insatiable" among them -- did not sell or play enough to make it to the yearly top 20 lists.

Prince's last big year was 94. TMBGITW did well, but I don't think it cracked top 20 for the year end count downs.
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Reply #25 posted 01/24/09 10:10am

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From 1999's chart:

18. WHO DAT? JT Money Feat. Sole'


A harbinger of the shit that was to come? I just listened to a sample and holy shit, what crap!
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Reply #26 posted 01/24/09 8:43pm

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From 1999's chart:

18. WHO DAT? JT Money Feat. Sole'


A harbinger of the shit that was to come? I just listened to a sample and holy shit, what crap!

lol. i agree.
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Reply #27 posted 01/26/09 8:46am

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VinnyM27 said:

From 1999's chart:

18. WHO DAT? JT Money Feat. Sole'


A harbinger of the shit that was to come? I just listened to a sample and holy shit, what crap!

Who da who dat who dat who?

That song was annoying as hell.
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Reply #28 posted 01/26/09 8:55am

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There is not a single act in 1990 that is on the 1999 chart.
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Reply #29 posted 01/26/09 9:15am

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Graycap23 said:

There is not a single act in 1990 that is on the 1999 chart.

I think Mariah was the only act that charted every year in the 90s.
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