Tuesday, November 28, 2006

back in the dayyy

NUMBER ONE HIT SONGS - the year I turned 18

Bold = Like
Strike = dislike
italic = know neither like nor dislike
normal = never heard it

December 8, 1990 - January 4, 1991: Because I Love You (The Postman Song) - Stevie B
January 5 - January 18: Justify My Love - Madonna
January 19 January 25: Love Will Never Do (Without You) - Janet Jackson
January 26 - February 8: The First Time - Surface
February 9 - February 22: Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams
February 23 - March 8: All the Man That I Need - Whitney Houston
March 9 - March 23: Someday - Mariah Carey

March 23 - March 29: One More Try - Timmy T.
March 30 - April 12: Coming out of the Dark - Gloria Estefan
April 13 - April 19: I've Been Thinking About You - Londonbeat
April 20 - April 26: You're in Love - Wilson Phillips
April 27 - May 10: Baby Baby - Amy Grant
May 11 - May 17: Joyride - Roxette

May 18 - May 24: I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Five
May 25 - June 7: I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey
June 8 - June 14: More Than Words - Extreme

June 15 - July 19: Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
July 20 - July 26: Unbelievable - EMF
July 27 - September 23: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
September 14 - September 20: The Promise of a New Day - Paula Abdul
September 21 - October 4: I Adore Mi Amor - Color Me Badd
October 5 - October 11: Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch featuring Loleatta Holloway
October 12 - November 1: Emotions - Mariah Carey

November 2 - November 8: Romantic - Karyn White
November 9 - November 22: Cream - Prince & the New Power Generation
November 23 - November 29: When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton
November 30 - December 6: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - PM Dawn
December 7, 1991- January 24, 1992: Black Or White - Michael Jackson


well that was enlightening.

1991 was a fricking golden era for indie rock and hardcore! I listened so much music that year - it was my chance to immerse myself in the music and all that damn indie-rock trivia (who produced who, whose bassist showed up later in which band, blah blah). What awesome music.
Helmet "Unsung"
The Jesus Lizard "Goat" (did you know you can get Mouth Breather as a ringtone?)
and Slint "Spiderland"

(not to mention the explosion that was to come the next year: Bikini Kill

and Huggy Bear!!!)



And for hiphop? Man, Low End Theory AND A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. Cypress Hill and ICE T's O.G. : Original Gangsta (ok that was a bit cheesy). And even some booty house I remember getting down to.

I had pretty much forgotten about how outside the top40 world I was back then. Now my hiphop tastes have crossed over at least a little bit. But thinking about it I can't even name or recognize non-hiphop top40. That was making me feel old when I look at MTV or whatnot .. but looking back to 1991 I guess even then, maybe I would know what it was, but it didn't have much to do with me and the music I liked.

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