The 1990 Pop Soundtrack
Madonna Screen capture, 1990

The 1990 Pop Soundtrack

Song of the Year

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soundtrack   |   #1 (16 Weeks)   |  April 29, 1990

Madonna – Vogue

This dance-pop song topped the soundtrack of my life for sixteen weeks between April 29 to August 25, 1990

Remix of the Year

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 16, 1990

Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Le Freak Mix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

Song of the Year Nominees

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  September 23, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time

This adult contemporary dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for six weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 2, 1990

Concrete Blonde – Joey

This pop rock song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (4 Weeks)   |  April 1, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World

High-energy 101 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  February 4, 1990

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

High-energy 125 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  December 16, 1990

Betty Boo – Doin’ The Do

High-energy 120 BPM song with an initial key of F, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 16, 1990

Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Le Freak Mix)

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Celine Dion – Where Does My Heart Beat Now

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 2, 1990

Concrete Blonde – Joey

This pop rock song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  December 9, 1990

Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

This dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   Playlisted   |  November 4, 1990

George Michael – Freedom ’90

This adult contemporary pop song has become part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Playlisted   |  March 4, 1990

Hi Tek 3 – Spin that Wheel (feat. Ya Kid K)

This dance pop song has become part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Playlisted   |  November 25, 1990

INXS – The Stairs

This adult contemporary pop rock song has become part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 18, 1990

Janet Jackson – Escapade

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (4 Weeks)   |  April 1, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World

High-energy 101 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  September 23, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time

This adult contemporary dance pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for six weeks

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  December 30, 1990

Madonna – Justify My Love

High-energy 100 BPM song with an initial key of F#m, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (16 Weeks)   |  April 29, 1990

Madonna – Vogue

This dance-pop song topped the soundtrack of my life for sixteen weeks between April 29 to August 25, 1990

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soundtrack   |   Playlisted   |  September 2, 1990

Mae Moore – I’ll Watch Over You

This adult contemporary pop song has become part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  August 12, 1990

Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love

This adult contemporary pop R&B song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  November 25, 1990

Maxi Priest – Close To You

High-energy 96 BPM song with an initial key of Ebm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  July 15, 1990

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

This hip-hop & rap pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   Playlisted   |  June 10, 1990

Naoki Kodaka – Streets Of Desolation

This chiptune & MIDI song has become part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   #1 (1 Week)   |  September 9, 1990

Snap – The Power

This dance hip-hop & rap pop song was the most-played in my life soundtrack for one week

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soundtrack   |   #1 (6 Weeks)   |  February 4, 1990

Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam

High-energy 125 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

The Number Ones of 1990 (21)

WeekDateArtist(s) – Title
1Jan. 7Paula Abdul – The Way That You Love Me (#1 for 1 Week)
2Jan. 14Milli Vanilli – Blame It On the Rain (#1 for 1 Week)
3Jan. 21Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract (feat. The Wild Pair) (#1 for 2 Weeks)
4Jan. 28
5Feb. 4Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam (#1 for 6 Weeks)
6Feb. 11
7Feb. 18
8Feb. 25
9Mar. 4
10Mar. 11
11Mar. 18Milli Vanilli – All Or Nothing (#1 for 1 Week)
12Mar. 25Alannah Myles – Lover Of Mine (#1 for 1 Week)
13Apr. 1Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World (#1 for 4 Weeks)
14Apr. 8
15Apr. 15
16Apr. 22
17Apr. 29Madonna – Vogue (#1 for 16 Weeks)
18May 6
19May 13
20May 20
21May 27
22Jun. 3
23Jun. 10
24Jun. 17
25Jun. 24
26Jul. 1
27Jul. 8
28Jul. 15MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This (#1 for 1 Week)
29Jul. 22Madonna – Vogue
30Jul. 29
31Aug. 5
32Aug. 12Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love (#1 for 1 Week)
33Aug. 19Madonna – Vogue
34Aug. 26
35Sep. 2Concrete Blonde – Joey (#1 for 1 Week)
36Sep. 9Snap – The Power (#1 for 1 Week)
37Sep. 16Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Le Freak Mix) (#1 for 1 Week)
38Sep. 23Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time (#1 for 7 Weeks)
39Sep. 30
40Oct. 7
41Oct. 14
42Oct. 21
43Oct. 28
44Nov. 4
45Nov. 11Mariah Carey – Love Takes Time (#1 for 2 Weeks)
46Nov. 18
47Nov. 25Maxi Priest – Close To You (#1 for 1 Week)
48Dec. 2Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (#1 for 1 Week)
49Dec. 9Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart (#1 for 1 Week)
50Dec. 16Betty Boo – Doin’ The Do (#1 for 1 Week)
51Dec. 23Betty Boo – Shame (#1 for 1 Week)
52Dec. 30Madonna – Justify My Love (#1 for 1 Week)

The Top 10s of 1990 (39)

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Alannah Myles – Black Velvet

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Alannah Myles – Love Is

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Alannah Myles – Still Got This Thing

This pop rock song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 9, 1990

Alias – More Than Words Can Say

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Celine Dion – Where Does My Heart Beat Now

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 30, 1990

D-Mob – C’mon and Get My Love (feat. Cathy Dennis)

High-energy 121 BPM song with an initial key of Fm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 28, 1990

EMF – Unbelievable

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 16, 1990

Enigma – Sadeness Part 1

High-energy 96 BPM song with an initial key of Am, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Fine Young Cannibals – I’m Not the Man I Used to Be

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 18, 1990

Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Heart – Stranded

This adult contemporary pop rock song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 9, 1990

INXS – Suicide Blonde

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 2, 1990

Janet Jackson – Black Cat

High-energy song with an initial key of Em, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  March 18, 1990

Janet Jackson – Escapade

This dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – Sincerity

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 4, 1990

Lisa Stansfield – You Can’t Deny It

This pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 29, 1990

Madonna – Now I’m Following You (Part 2) (feat. Warren Beatty)

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 13, 1990

Mariah Carey – All In Your Mind

This adult contemporary pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Mariah Carey – Alone In Love

Crossover 138 BPM song with an initial key of Bbm, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  August 5, 1990

Mariah Carey – Sent From Up Above

This adult contemporary dance pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  September 30, 1990

MC Hammer – Have You Seen Her

This pop R&B song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 2, 1990

MC Hammer – Pray

This hip-hop & rap pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You

This adult contemporary pop R&B song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 16, 1990

Orchestra On The Half Shell – Turtle Rhapsody

High-energy 122 BPM song with an initial key of Abm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 8, 1990

Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl (Frankie Foncett Remix)

High-energy 122 BPM song with an initial key of D, playlisted on Popjournalism

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Paula Abdul – Knocked Out

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 30, 1990

Poison – Something To Believe In

Crossover 134 BPM song with an initial key of Eb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Rod Stewart – Downtown Train

Crossover song with an initial key of Bb, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in Canada, US, UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  January 7, 1990

Roxette – Dangerous

This pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 8, 1990

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  May 6, 1990

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

This adult contemporary pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  December 16, 1990

Snap – Mary Had A Little Boy

High-energy 121 BPM song with an initial key of Cm, playlisted on Popjournalism & popular in UK

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 21, 1990

Snap – Ooops Up

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 15, 1990

Technotronic – Rockin Over The Beat (Rockin’ Over Manchester Remix) (feat. Ya Kid K)

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  July 15, 1990

Technotronic – Techno Medley (Pettibone Mix)

This dance pop song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  November 25, 1990

The Simpsons – Do The Bartman

This comedy pop song is a notable part of the soundtrack of my life

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soundtrack   |   Top 10   |  October 7, 1990

Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight

This pop R&B song hit the top 10 of the Pop Soundtrack chart