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'90s Survivor: 1990


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Okay, here goes. I've placed a lot of emphasis on number one singles when starting polls over the years - but what about the songs which were pipped at the post or simply peaked inside the Top 5? I'm sure all of us agree that often the best singles don't always make it to the top spot, so in a way this series will honour them as well as hopefully inject a little fun around here.

How it works: Each round will comprise of songs which made the Top 5 of Billboard's Hot 100 during that year. Cast a vote for your least favourite song from the list to see it eliminated. Ideally I would like to tally the votes once a day but with the amount of songs in some rounds I will be holding tribal council every few hours until we at least weed out the stragglers, so get your votes in early! The track with the most votes will be sent packing. One vote per person. At the end of the round Planet Janet will have decided the ultimate hit single for each respective year.

Tie-breakers: In the event of a tie the first person to reply to the tie-breaker will have the deciding post.

Janet will be included: I think it makes it more interesting to NOT exclude Janet from these games and polls because it brings everybody's true taste into question. Certainly for me she won't be receiving automatic votes based on her name. The '90s offered up too many gems for that to happen.

Have fun!


Songs (in alphabetical order):

(Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection - Nelson

All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You - Heart

All Or Nothing - Milli Vanilli

Alright - Janet Jackson

Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins

Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B

Black Cat - Janet Jackson

Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

Blaze Of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi

Close To You - Maxi Priest

Cradle Of Love - Billy Idol

Come Back To Me - Janet Jackson

Dangerous - Roxette

Do Me! - Bell Biv DeVoe

Do You Remember? - Phil Collins

Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville

Don't Wanna Fall In Love - Jane Child

Downtown Train - Rod Stewart

Escapade - Janet Jackson

Everything - Jody Watley

From a Distance - Bette Midler

Giving You The Benefit - Pebbles

Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite

Have You Seen Her - M.C. Hammer

Hold On - En Vogue

Hold On - Wilson Phillips

How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton

How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton

I'll Be Your Everything - Tommy Page

I'll Be Your Shelter - Taylor Dayne

I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston

I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram

I Wanna Be Rich - Calloway

I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation

It Must Have Been Love - Roxette

Impulsive - Wilson Phillips

Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith

Justify My Love - Madonna

Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey

Love Will Lead You Back - Taylor Dayne

More Than Words Can Say - Alias

Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinéad O'Connor

Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul & The Wild Pair

Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe

The Power - Snap!

Pray - M.C. Hammer

Praying For Time - George Michael

Price Of Love - Bad English

Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic

Release Me - Wilson Phillips

Roam - The B-52s

Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson

Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill

Sending All My Love - Linear

She Ain't Worth It - Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown

Something Happened On The Way To Heaven - Phil Collins

Something To Believe In - Poison

Step By Step - New Kids On The Block

Tom's Diner - DNA feat. Suzanne Vega

Two To Make It Right - Seduction

Unskinny Bop - Poison

Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey

Vogue - Madonna

What Kind Of Man Would I Be? - Chicago

With Every Beat Of My Heart - Taylor Dayne


My vote: I'll Be Your Everything - Tommy Page

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sidenote: It's interesting that MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" missed the top 5 yet the less popular "Have You Seen Her" and "Pray" did ~ apparently it peaked at "only" #8.

I heard the label limited single release so he could sell more albums.

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Ice Ice Slayby is a stone cold classic. :rolleyes:

sidenote: It's interesting that MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" missed the top 5 yet the less popular "Have You Seen Her" and "Pray" did ~ apparently it peaked at "only" #8.

I always thought the same!

I heard the label limited single release so he could sell more albums.


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