Best Tracks of 1990

These are the best 100 tracks of 1990, a year that’s not too bad for great music, some classics in here as the rave scene took off big time, and Pet Shop Boys spread out and assisted Dusty and Liza with songs and production, plus some monster rock hits as I visited Florida for the first time and went Theme Park mad. I suppose I should be expected to apologise for saying the best record of 1990 was not only a cheesy Stock Aitken Waterman charity dancepop hit, but it also had Sonia and Big Fun on lead vocals, two of the cheesiest pop stars of the time. I’m not though, because it’s a record very “inspired” by Junior Walker’s “What Does It Take”, with touching lyrics, and all parties restrain themselves beautifully to produce what is largely a 60’s Motown tribute hit that was never the big hit it deserved to be. Too subtle for a mass charity record, too ridiculous a concept for serious music fans. It’s fab, trust me…

  1. YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND Big Fun & Sonia
  2. ENJOY THE SILENCE Depeche Mode
  3. LOVE SHACK B52’s
  4. KILLER Adamski/ Seal
  5. WICKED GAME Chris Isaak
  6. BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW Kylie Minogue
  7. NOTHIN’ COMPARES 2 U Sinead O’Connor
  8. BEING BORING Pet Shop Boys
  9. JUST LIKE JESSE JAMES Cher
  10. ESCAPADE Janet Jackson
  11. VOGUE Madonna
  12. CRAZY Seal
  13. KINGSTON TOWN UB40
  14. REPUTATION Dusty Springfield
  15. DON’T WORRY Kim Appleby
  16. ADVICE FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART Tears For Fears
  17. BLUE SAVANNAH Erasure
  18. THE POWER Snap!
  19. DIRTY CASH Adventures Of Stevie V
  20. SHOW ME HEAVEN Maria McKee
  21. HOLD ON Wilson Phillips
  22. NO MYTH Michael Penn
  23. KING OF WISHFUL THINKING Go West
  24. STEP BACK IN TIME Kylie Minogue
  25. FASCINATING RHYTHM Bass-o-matic
  26. THERE SHE GOES The La’s
  27. SADENESS Enigma/ Sandra
  28. RIDING INTO BLUE Inga
  29. I’M FREE Soup Dragons
  30. HELLO The Beloved
  31. SHINE ON House Of Love
  32. STEAMY WINDOWS Tina Turner
  33. TELL ME THERE’S A HEAVEN Chris Rea
  34. LIVE TOGETHER Lisa Stansfield
  35. HERE WE ARE Gloria Estefan
  36. BLUE VELVET Bobby Vinton
  37. LILY WAS HERE David A Stewart/ Candy Dulfer
  38. GHETTO HEAVEN The Family Stand
  39. HEART OF STONE Cher
  40. EVERY LITTLE THING Jeff Lynne
  41. OCCUPY YOUR MIND Dusty Springfield
  42. GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Deeelite
  43. WE WANT THE SAME THING Belinda Carlisle
  44. WAIFS AND STRAYS Marc Almond
  45. DAYDREAMING Dusty Springfield
  46. KEEP IT TOGETHER Madonna
  47. THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE Prince
  48. DUB BE GOOD TO ME Beats International
  49. LOADED Primal Scream
  50. REAL REAL REAL Jesus Jones
  51. BLACK VELVET Alannah Myles
  52. PRAYING FOR TIME George Michael
  53. WHAT TIME IS LOVE? The KLF
  54. JUST ANOTHER DREAM Cathy Dennis
  55. ALL I WANNA DO IS MAKE LOVE TO YOU Heart
  56. ONLY YOUR LOVE Bananarama
  57. THE OBVIOUS CHILD Paul Simon
  58. SUICIDE BLONDE INXS
  59. WAITING FOR THAT DAY George Michael
  60. UNBELIEVABLE EMF
  61. ALL TOGETHER NOW The Farm/ Pete Wylie
  62. MY OCTOBER SYMPHONY Pet Shop Boys
  63. BY MY SIDE INXS
  64. ROAM B52’s
  65. NATURAL THING Innocence
  66. FREEDOM ’90 George Michael
  67. DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY) Aerosmith
  68. GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE Mantronix
  69. WALK ON BY Sybil
  70. PUT IT THERE Paul McCartney
  71. INFINITY (TIME FOR THE GURU) Guru Josh
  72. SO WHAT Gilbert O’Sullivan
  73. I DON’T WANT TO FALL IN LOVE Jane Child
  74. LOVE PAINS Liza Minelli
  75. LITTLE BROTHER Blue Pearl
  76. I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU Londonbeat
  77. SUMMER RAIN Belinda Carlisle
  78. CLOSE TO YOU Maxi Priest
  79. IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE Roxette
  80. SO HARD Pet Shop Boys
  81. NAKED IN THE RAIN Blue Pearl
  82. MY DEFINITION OF A BOOMBASTIC STYLE Dream Warriors
  83. ICE ICE BABY Vanilla Ice
  84. HEART LIKE A WHEEL Human League
  85. STILL GOT THE BLUES FOR YOU Gary Moore
  86. THIS IT HOW IT FEELS Inspiral Carpets
  87. I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR The Chimes
  88. THE ONLY ONE I KNOW The Charlatans
  89. YOU WOULDN’T KNOW LOVE Cher
  90. SOMETHING IN THE AIR Promised Land
  91. PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE Was (Not Was)
  92. ICEBLINK LUCK Cocteau Twins
  93. LOVE WILL NEVER DO WITHOUT YOU (REMIX) Janet Jackson
  94. NEW POWER GENERATION Prince
  95. TEARS ON MY PILLOW Kylie Minogue
  96. HAPPENING ALL OVER AGAIN Lonnie Gordon
  97. FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE Joanna Law
  98. WHERE ARE YOU BABY Betty Boo
  99. SILHOUETTES Cliff Richard
  100. RELEASE ME Wilson PhillipsImage
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