So we counted down to number 11 today in the Top 100 of The 90’s saving the top 10 for next week.
11 “My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion 1,310,000 1998 1
From Titanic, it went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia. “My Heart Will Go On” was released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February 1998. It became Dion’s biggest hit, and one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was the world’s best-selling single of 1998.
12 “Wannabe” Spice Girls 1,269,841 1996 1
Released as the group’s debut single in July 1996, “Wannabe” topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks
13 “Killing Me Softly” Fugees 1,268,000 1996 1
Became a hit, reaching number two on the U.S. airplay chart, and had similar success in the United Kingdom, reaching number one, becoming 1996’s best selling single in the country
14 “Never Ever” All Saints 1,254,000 1997 1
Debuted at three on the UK Singles Chart, until rising to number one for a sole week. The song remains the groups longest single on those charts and stayed in the top ten for fifteen weeks, but charted for twenty-six weeks.
15 “Gangsta’s Paradise” Coolio feat. L.V. 1,246,000 1995 1
Sampled the chorus and music of the song “Pastime Paradise” by Stevie Wonder (1976). Wonder performed the song with Coolio and L.V. at the 1995 Billboard Awards.
16 “Think Twice” Celine Dion 1,234,000 1994 1
Was a runaway hit in the UK, going on to be on the biggest-selling records of all time. It remains Dion’s second-biggest hit in the UK, eclipsed only by “My Heart Will Go On,” and is widely credited amongst British fans as cementing Dion, previously most-known in the United Kingdom for her victory in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, as a major star to British audiences.
17 “Heartbeat/Tragedy” Steps 1,152,000 1998 1
“Heartbeat / Tragedy” is the fourth single released by British pop group Steps. “Heartbeat”, written by Jackie James, was the first ballad released as a single by the group.
18 “It’s Like That” Run–D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins 1,110,000 1998 1
topped the charts in many countries including the United Kingdom, where it stayed at the summit of the chart for six weeks and became the third biggest-selling single of 1998.
19 “Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh!” Teletubbies 1,100,000 1997 1
Number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in December 1997. It remained in the Top 75 for 29 weeks after its first release and three weeks more after two re-releases and sold well enough to be certified asdouble-platinum. It is mostly a remix of the theme song from the hit BBC TV show, Teletubbies.
20 “Spaceman” Babylon Zoo 1,098,000 1996 1
On its release on 21 January 1996, it went straight to #1 on the UK Singles Chart, selling 418,000 copies in the first week of release.
21 “I Believe/Up on the Roof” Robson & Jerome 1,093,000 1995 1
Released together with “Up on the Roof” as the B-side in 1995, and it reached No. 1 on the UK single chart. It has sold 1.11 million copies in the UK.
22 “Saturday Night” Whigfield 1,092,000 1994 1
Danish former model Sannie Carlson aka Whigfield. The track was first released in Italy 1992 and then became a huge hit with UK holidaymakers on the Continent over the summer of 1994, leading to a huge demand for the track back in the UK.
23 “No Matter What” Boyzone 1,074,000 1998 1
A song from the 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman and popularized by the Irish group Boyzone. The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart
24 “2 Become 1” Spice Girls 1,072,073 1996 1
Released as the group’s third single in December 1996, it was generally well received by music critics and was a commercial success. It topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks, becoming the group’s third consecutive chart-topper, their second million-selling single, and their first Christmas number-one single in the United Kingdom.
25 “Earth Song” Michael Jackson 1,038,000 1995 1
“Earth Song” remains Jackson’s best-selling single in the United Kingdom, where it sold 1.16 million copies as of November 2012. It debuted at number one, where it remained for six weeks throughout December 1995 and into the new year. During its stay at number one, “Earth Song” kept the first single released by The Beatles in 25 years, “Free as a Bird”, off the number one position. In early December, bookmakers correctly predicted that Jackson would keep The Beatles off the top position and go on to attain the Christmas number-one single
26 “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” Eiffel 65 1,023,000 1999 1
The song is the group’s most popular single, reaching number one in the United Kingdom, as well as reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the song originally entered the Top 40 purely on import sales. It was only the third single to do this. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
And the best selling album of the 90’s?
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by Oasis, released on 2 October 1995 on Creation Records. It was produced by Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group’s previous record Definitely Maybe. Noel Gallagher’s compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on “huge” choruses. Music journalist John Harris also noted the strong presence of the band’s musical influences throughout the songs on the album. Among the influences that Harris noted were Gary Glitter, Stevie Wonder and most prominently, The Beatles.
The record propelled Oasis from being a crossover indie act to a worldwide rock phenomenon. The band’s most commercially successful release, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? sold a record-breaking 347,000 copies in its first week on sale, spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Singles from the album were successful in Britain, America and Australia: “Some Might Say” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” reached number one in the UK and the album became the best selling album of the 90s in the UK
In 3@3 today we heard Roll With It/She’s Electric/Some Might Say