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SONGS OF THE 1990s MINI RANKDOWNS

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1. Each round will begin with rankers choosing songs for that year.

2. Every ranker will eliminate and/or advance songs until we are left with a Top 20 for the round. 

3. The rankers will privately send a ranking of the Top 20 songs. Write-ups are not required, but feel free to submit them if you wish.

 

Once the winning song is revealed, we'll move on to the next round. By the end of the game, the Top 2 songs of each round will be ranked in one final overall ranking.

 

If you are interested in playing, then sign up here.

 

RANKERS

Akshar

Alex

Chris

Erik

Gigi

Lily

Nico

QK

Richard

Steven

Tom

Wallace

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1996 SONGS

California Love - 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman

Head Over Feet - Alanis Morissette

Ironic - Alanis Morisette

No Diggity - Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre

Lovefool - Cardigans

It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion

Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter

On My Way Home - Enya

Criminal - Fiona Apple

Killing Me Softly - Fugees with Lauryn Hill

Pony - Ginuwine

You Were Meant For Me – Jewel

Be My Lover - La Bouche

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

Street Spirit - Radiohead

You Win My Love - Shania Twain

Everyday is a Winding Road - Sheryl Crow

If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow

Santeria - Sublime

Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

I Believe in You and Me - Whitney Houston

 

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RESULTS

1990

1. I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston - 5.15

2. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor - 5.46

3. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles - 6.61

4. Vision of Love - Mariah Carey - 8

5. Black Cat - Janet Jackson - 8

6. Hold On - Wilson Phillips - 8.9

7. Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe - 9.15

8. Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul - 10.69

9. Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi - 10.84

10. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette - 11.07

11. Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes - 11.07

12. Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic - 11.15

13. Crazy - Seal - 11.46

14. Free Fallin – Tom Petty - 11.69

15. Get Here - Oleta Adams - 12.46

16. Love Shack - The B-25's - 12.46

17. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode - 13

18. Hold On - En Vogue - 13.15

19. The Power - Snap - 13.46

20. The Other Side – Aerosmith - 16

 

 

1991

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana - 4

2. Black or White – Michael Jackson - 6.35

3. Fancy – Reba McEntire - 8.71

4. Love Will Never Do (Without You) – Janet Jackson - 9.07

5. Something to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt - 9.35

6. Enter Sandman – Metallica - 9.5

7. Losing My Religion – R.E.M. - 9.5

8. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) C+C Music Factory - 9.71

9. All The Man That I Need – Whitney Houston - 9.78

10. Innuendo – Queen - 10.57

11. Freedom! '90 – George Michael - 10.78

12. Motownphilly – Boyz II Men - 10.92

13. Where Does My Heart Beat Now – Celine Dion - 11.14

14. Strike It Up – Black Box - 11.92

15. Baby Baby – Amy Grant - 12

16. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams - 12.28

17. Caribbean Blue – Enya - 12.85

18. She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes - 13.07

19. Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch feat. Loleatta Holloway - 13.71

20. Alive – Pearl Jam - 14.71

 

 

1992

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - 5.35

2. My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)- En Vogue - 7.14

3. Creep - Radiohead - 7.57

4. Come as You Are - Nirvana - 9.07

5. End of the Road – Boyz II Men - 9.85

6. Lithium - Nirvana - 10

7. If You Asked Me To - Céline Dion - 10.07

8. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica - 10.14

9. Real Love - Mary J. Blige - 10.21

10. Finally - CeCe Peniston - 10.85

11. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt - 10.92

12. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 11.07

13. November Rain - Guns N' Roses - 11.21

14. Baby-Baby-Baby - TLC - 11.28

15. Maybe It Was Memphis - Pam Tillis - 11.78

16. Giving Him Something He Can Feel - En Vogue - 12

17. Jump - Kris Kross - 12.21

18. I'll Be There - Mariah Carey - 12.42

19. Winter - Tori Amos - 13

20. Silent All These Years - Tori Amos - 13.78

 

 

1993

1. If - Janet Jackson - 5.07

2. I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston - 6.76

3. I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston - 7.76

4. Whats Up? - 4 Non Blondes - 7.84

5. Cryin' - Aerosmith - 7.84

6. Two Princes - Spin Doctors - 8.23

7. Linger - The Cranberries - 8.38

8. Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana - 9.92

9. That’s the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson - 10.15

10. Another Sad Love Song - Toni Braxton - 10.53

11. All Apologies - Nirvana - 11.07

12. Jeremy - Pearl Jam - 11.38

13. Don’t Walk Away - Jade - 11.76

14. All That She Wants - Ace of Base - 11.84

15. The River of Dreams - Billy Joel - 12

16. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers - 12.69

17. Deeper and Deeper - Madonna - 12.76

18. Today - The Smashing Pumpkins - 13.53

19. Steam - Peter Gabriel - 15

20. Never Said - Liz Phair - 15.38

 

 

1994

1. Zombie - The Cranberries - 6.46

2. The Power of Love – Celine Dion - 7.06

3. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden - 7.46

4. Whatta Man - Salt n Peppa featuring En Vogue - 7.73

5. Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge - 8.53

6. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom – Selena - 9.46

7. Chains - Tina Arena - 10.13

8. 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters - 10.13

9. Any Time, Any Place - Janet Jackson - 10.26

10. I Wanna Be Down - Brandy - 10.46

11. Amor Prohibido – Selena - 10.66

12. Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb - 10.73

13. Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow - 11.06

14. I'll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men - 11.26

15. The Sign - Ace of Base - 11.6

16. Love Sneakin' Up On You - Bonnie Raitt - 12.86

17. Glory Box - Portishead - 13.06

18. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails - 13.26

19. Better Man - Pearl Jam - 13.66

20. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas - 14.06

 

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Tagging those that expressed interest, but anyone not tagged can join if they wish:

 

@jarmon @Alex95 @*Chris @erik g @taylorkat @*Lily @NGM @QueenKalie @rdhaley96 @~Tom~ @*Wallace

 

The format is nearly identical to the 2000s music game. The one difference here is that rankers won't be limited to the Billboard Year-End list for songs. Wallace gave me a heads up about Billboard's strict rules and format during the '90s. If we just used the Year-End list, then well-known songs such as "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia, "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, "Lovefool" by The Cardigans, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls, and others would've been ineligible for this game.

 

So, this time around, I'll let anyone pick any song that is suitable for the year. I'll link the Billboard Year-End list to give you a general idea of songs to advance. But it's up to the rankers to do their own research if they want to look outside the Billboard Year-End list for songs. Just make sure the song was released and/or charting during that year.

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ROUND 1

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It's time for the first round!

 

RANKERS

Akshar

Alex

Chris

Derek

Erik

Gigi

Lily

Nico

QK

Richard

Steven

Tom

Wallace

 

The first step is for everyone to ADVANCE FOUR SONGS to the next round. 

 

You don't have to post all four of your picks at once as long as you post them before the deadline.

 

You must post your four picks in 48 hours. 

 

Please post ASAP.

 

@jarmon @Alex95 @*Chris @erik g @taylorkat @*Lily @NGM @QueenKalie @rdhaley96 @~Tom~ @*Wallace

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2 hours ago, Steven_ said:

Tagging those that expressed interest, but anyone not tagged can join if they wish:

 

@jarmon @Alex95 @*Chris @erik g @taylorkat @*Lily @NGM @QueenKalie @rdhaley96 @~Tom~ @*Wallace

 

The format is nearly identical to the 2000s music game. The one difference here is that rankers won't be limited to the Billboard Year-End list for songs. Wallace gave me a heads up about Billboard's strict rules and format during the '90s. If we just used the Year-End list, then well-known songs such as "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia, "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, "Lovefool" by The Cardigans, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls, and others would've been ineligible for this game.

 

So, this time around, I'll let anyone pick any song that is suitable for the year. I'll link the Billboard Year-End list to give you a general idea of songs to advance. But it's up to the rankers to do their own research if they want to look outside the Billboard Year-End list for songs. Just make sure the song was released and/or charting during that year.

Thank you for the mention! :hug: 

 

Yeah as I mentioned to Steven, in the 90s some really popular songs didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100 due to them not being physical singles to buy and some chart rules like tha. They were able to chart on the airplay chart but not the main Hot 100. I feel like this rule/stat was more affective in the mid to late 90s (like '95-'98) but was for years before that. 

 

Here is that link that has those songs (which should be helpful for future years): https://billboardchartrewind.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/the-complete-list-of-airplay-only-hits-for-1987-1998/

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8 minutes ago, *Wallace said:

Thank you for the mention! :hug: 

 

Yeah as I mentioned to Steven, in the 90s some really popular songs didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100 due to them not being physical singles to buy and some chart rules like tha. They were able to chart on the airplay chart but not the main Hot 100. I feel like this rule/stat was more affective in the mid to late 90s (like '95-'98) but was for years before that. 

 

Here is that link that has those songs (which should be helpful for future years): https://billboardchartrewind.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/the-complete-list-of-airplay-only-hits-for-1987-1998/

Thanks for posting that!

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3 hours ago, Steven_ said:

The format is nearly identical to the 2000s music game. The one difference here is that rankers won't be limited to the Billboard Year-End list for songs. Wallace gave me a heads up about Billboard's strict rules and format during the '90s. If we just used the Year-End list, then well-known songs such as "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia, "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, "Lovefool" by The Cardigans, "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls, and others would've been ineligible for this game.

:yes:

 

Yes this is a very good point, thanks @*Wallace I can vouch for all that and in his post above.

 

Hot 100 Airplay is the chart that would have all those other songs. I'll probably bookmark Wallace's link there

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7 minutes ago, QueenKalie said:

Thanks for posting that!

You're welcome! :hug: 

 

5 minutes ago, FrogLenzen said:

:yes:

 

Yes this is a very good point, thanks @*Wallace I can vouch for all that and in his post above.

 

Hot 100 Airplay is the chart that would have all those other songs. I'll probably bookmark Wallace's link there

No problem. :hug: As a chart follower yourself, I knew you would know about this too. :haha: I always knew of this rule and wondered which/how many songs were affected by this as I knew it was a lot. So finding that link was very helpful as it has all of the songs listed there.

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"It Must Have Been Love" - Roxette

"Don't Know Much" - Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville

"I Remember You" - Skid Row

"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" - Michael Bolton

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