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Essential songs and artists of 1990

A critical ranking of the top 20 songs of the year, independent of chart placement within my life soundtrack

Artist of the year


Breakthrough artist

Lisa Stansfield

  • Betty Boo
  • Cathy Dennis
  • Celine Dion
  • Mariah Carey

Remix of the Year

Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl (Frankie Foncett Mix)

  • Black Box – Everybody Everybody (Le Freak Mix)
  • Hi Tek 3 – Spin That Wheel (Morales Spinster Mix) (feat. Ya Kid K)
  • Paula Abdul – One or the Other (1990 Mix)
  • Technotronic – Rockin’ Over the Beat (Rockin’ Over Manchester Remix)

Top 20 songs of 1990

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