Billboard Top Hits of the 90's

Billboard Top Hits of the 90's

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Like most first attempts at chronicling musical eras, Rhino's Billboard Top Hits of the '90s could hardly be called definitive and even as a sampler there are many songs missing. This, of course, is partially due to licensing reasons, but it's also true that it's hard to have a perspective on a decade that was a year and a half old at the time of this disc's

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Like most first attempts at chronicling musical eras, Rhino's Billboard Top Hits of the '90s could hardly be called definitive and even as a sampler there are many songs missing. This, of course, is partially due to licensing reasons, but it's also true that it's hard to have a perspective on a decade that was a year and a half old at the time of this disc's release. Nevertheless, most first attempts are charming, even despite their setbacks, and that's the case here. Yes, there's a preponderance of novelties and one-hit wonders, but even so, it's a good way to catch such fine '90s radio staples as Barenaked Ladies' "One Week," Hootie & the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You" (whose appropriations from Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue" sound stranger than ever), EMF's "Unbelievable," Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)," Jesus Jones' "Right Here, Right Now," the Rembrandts' "I'll Be There for You," Ace of Bace's "The Sign," Everything But the Girl's "Missing," Meredith Brooks' "Bitch," and Marcy Playground's "Sex and Candy," one of the best commercialized approximations of Nirvana ever released. The album could have flowed a bit better, and it has a few speed bumps (two Phil Collins songs wind up sounding more like '80s holdovers than '90s tunes), but even so, it's a good first effort at summarizing the '90s and it has enough great one-shot singles to make this worthwhile for a lot of listeners.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2001
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227432720
catalogNumber:
74327

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Inner Circle   Track Performer
Phil Collins   Track Performer
Duran Duran   Track Performer
EMF   Track Performer
En Vogue   Track Performer
Everything But the Girl   Track Performer
Genesis   Track Performer
Jesus Jones   Track Performer
Mr. Big   Track Performer
Proclaimers   Track Performer
Rembrandts   Track Performer
Barenaked Ladies   Track Performer
Big Mountain   Track Performer
Ace of Base   Track Performer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Track Performer
Paula Cole   Track Performer
Tag Team   Track Performer
Deep Blue Something   Track Performer
Meredith Brooks   Track Performer
Marcy Playground   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gerald LeVert   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Emily Cagan   Compilation Assistant
Shawn Amos   Liner Note Coordination
Brian Ives   Liner Notes
Amy Utstein   Discographical Annotation
Ed Robertson   Composer

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Billboard Top Hits of the 90's 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this cd has hardley any good songs. Yeah ok it has songs from the 90's but what about other music Such as techno i mean they just use common music there is more than 1,000 other types of music it seems like their only putting them down so i think it is not a good cd but not exactly bad
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album. They gathered the best songs of the 90's. Check it out!