Thursday, August 25, 2005

Top 100 Hits The Year I Graduated

Per Libby, "the instructions are: Go to, and do a search on the most popular 100 songs from the year you graduated high school. (You can do this by searching on the year you graduated). Bold the ones you actually like. (Understand that the word "like" in this case means, at the very least, "wouldn't immediately change the radio station from.") Pick a favorite. Underline that favorite. And Strikethru the ones you loathe. Italicizethe ones you consider to be guilty pleasures."

Well, I can't do strikethrough, so I'll bold my favorites and most of them really are horrible anyway!

Top 100 Hits of 1996 (Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how lame #1 was....just shoot me!!! Sorry...) Judging by the following list, 1996 is officially the year of R&B.

1. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio
2. One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
3. Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
4. Nobody Knows, Tony Rich Project
5. Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey
6. Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman - was actually playing this in a band back then...
7. Tha Crossroads, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
8. I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis
9. You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow, Toni Braxton
10. Twisted, Keith Sweat
11. C'mon N' Ride It (The Train), Quad City Dj's
12. Missing, Everything But The Girl - was doing this in a band too - lol!
13. Ironic, Alanis Morissette
14. Exhale (Shoop Shoop), Whitney Houston
15. Follow You Down / Til I Hear It From You, Gin Blossoms
16. Sittin' Up In My Room, Brandy
17. How Do U Want It / California Love, 2Pac
18. It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Celine Dion
19. Change The World, Eric Clapton - I really like this one. Two guys from a Christian band named "Dogs of Peace" helped Clapton write this.
20. Hey Lover, LL Cool J
21. Loungin, LL Cool J
22. Insensitive, Jann Arden
23. Be My Lover, La Bouche
24. Name, Goo Goo Dolls
25. Who Will Save Your Soul, Jewel
26. Where Do You Go, No Mercy
27. I Can't Sleep Baby (If I), R. Kelly
28. Counting Blue Cars, Dishwalla
29. You Learn / You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette
30. One Of Us, Joan Osborne
31. Wonder, Natalie Merchant
32. Not Gon' Cry, Mary J. Blige
33. Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
34. Only You, 112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
35. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know), R. Kelly
36. You're The One, SWV
37. Sweet Dreams, La Bouche
38. Before You Walk Out Of My Life / Like This And Like That, Monica
39. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something
40. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New), Coolio
41. The World I Know, Collective Soul -I was a pretty big Collective Soul fan - good stuff!
42. No Diggity, BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
43. Anything, 3t
44. 1979, The Smashing Pumpkins
45. Diggin' On You, TLC
46. Why I Love You So Much / Ain't Nobody, Monica
47. Kissin' You, Total
48. Count On Me, Whitney Houston and Cece Winans
49. Fantasy, Mariah Carey
50. Time, Hootie and The Blowfish - I had to like Hootie because they're from South Carolina. They had some great music on their first album!
51. You'll See, Madonna
52. Last Night, Az Yet
53. Mouth, Merril Bainbridge
54. The Earth, The Sun, The Rain, Color Me Badd
55. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do), Joe
56. Wonderwall, Oasis
57. Woo-hah!! Got You All In Check / Everything Remains Raw, Busta Rhymes
58. Tell Me, Groove Theory
59. Elevators (Me and You), Outkast - And we thought Outkast was a NEW band...
60. Hook, Blues Traveler
61. Doin It, LL Cool J
62. Fastlove, George Michael
63. Touch Me Tease Me, Case Featuring Foxxy Brown
64. Tonite's Tha Night, Kris Kross
65. Children, Robert Miles
66. Theme From Mission: Impossible, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
67. Closer To Free, Bodeans
68. Just A Girl, No Doubt - Gwen Stefani...
69. If Your Girl Only Knew, Aaliyah
70. Lady, D'angelo
71. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First), John Mellencamp
72. Pony, Ginuwine
73. Nobody, Keith Sweat
74. Old Man and Me (When I Get To Heaven), Hootie and The Blowfish - I didn't realize this was a radio release.
75. If It Makes You Happy, Sheryl Crow
76. As I Lay Me Down, Sophie B. Hawkins
77. Keep On, Keepin' On, Mc Lyte
78. Jealousy, Natalie Merchant
79. I Want To Come Over, Melissa Etheridge
80. Who Do U Love, Deborah Cox
81. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
82. This Is Your Night, Amber
83. You Remind Me Of Something, R. Kelly
84. Runaway, Janet Jackson
85. Set U Free, Planet Soul
86. Hit Me Off, New Edition
87. No One Else, Total
88. My Boo, Ghost Town Dj's
89. Get Money, Junior M.A.F.I.A.
90. That Girl, Maxi Priest Featuring Shaggy
91. Po Pimp, Do Or Die
92. Until It Sleeps, Metallica - The Black Album - you can't go wrong with that!
93. Hay, Crucial Conflict
94. Beautiful Life, Ace Of Base - OK, I'll admit it, I still have the Ace of Bace album...
95. Back For Good, Take That
96. I Got Id / Long Road, Pearl Jam
97. Soon As I Get Home, Faith Evans
98. Macarena, Los Del Rio
99. Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie and The Blowfish
100. Don't Cry, Seal


Anonymous said...

I'd have to go with Breakfasst at Tiffany's, 'cause I was playing it in a band at that time. Actually, I think that says a lot, because everyone in the band was in their mid 30s to 40s, and there were very, very few current pop songs that we would have even considered playing.

-rich schwartz

David Jones said...
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David Jones said...

Sorry about that deleted one. What I was trying to say was...

I think most of them are horrible, like you said, because it's somewhat of a bogus list. I posted about it as well using that site and I can't believe it's accurate for the year I graduated. I wonder how they came up with their list. Oh, Until It Sleeps by Metallica was off the album Load but you are right about the Black album, can't go wrong with it. =)

Chris Whisonant said...

Rich - yeah, that wasn't a good time for pop it seems, or rock. Seattle was in full swing then (which isn't really bad), but from a guy like me who likes Satriani, Dream Theater, Tourniquet, etc... there wasn't much offered then!

What do you play? I'm a guitarist. We need to get a band to play for LS opening session! lol. I was just jamming with some classic Journey (who has an album coming out Oct. 4!), good stuff!

David, I thought when I was writing it that the Black Album didn't sound right, but Until It Sleeps was one of the few songs on Load that stuck with you like some of their earlier stuff.

David Jones said...

Yeah, Load was an "okay" album but maybe that's because it followed the Black album and they changed their sound between the two as well. Until It Sleeps and Hero of the Day were the best off Load by far although the Until It Sleeps video was messed up, big time.

Gregg Eldred said...

Oh, no, blog spam! Metallica? You ROCK! And, as they say, Clapton is God. I think that the older I get, the more I appreciate Clapton. 1979 is my all time favorite of the Pumpkins. Maybe it has some significance for me (and Ben?)? LOL! Oh, and #7 - they are from Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Chris - I've been playing guitar for a long time, though not particularly well. As the Dire Straits song goes "He got all the chords, But it's strictly rhythm, He don't want to make it cry or sing." And I'm way, way out of practice now, so even rhythm might be pushing it ;-) I did play at a couple of the jam sessions they do at Advisor DevCons, so a few of our fellow Domino bloggers have heard my attempts to play, but I haven't been to a DevCon in several years.


P.S. I didn't start playing until my mid teens, but given when you graduated from high school... when I say I've been "playing for a long time" it means I've been playing for a few more years than you've been breathing :-)

Chris Whisonant said...

David - I'm not sure I remember seeing the video. But I'm definitely going to be spinning my Metallica at work today! I kind of liked their "new" sound to be honest. It showed a somewhat different side of their artistry. The Frisco Orchestra album was AWESOME! Rumor has it that Dream Theater may do something like that...

Gregg - so SC gets Hootie and Cleveland gets

I don't know how to get around the blog spam here. Maybe just turning off anonymous (sorry Rich...but you could use "Other").

Rich - I'm mostly rhythm, but I do play lead "as needed". I play every week at my church's contemporary service - we do some good stuff... I've been playing since probably around 93/94 (in my teens), so about 12 years now. I think I'm the "kid" in the Domino Blogging

Richard Schwartz said...

Y'know... I never even looked that the "other" option. Has it been there all along? ;-)

Chris Whisonant said...

Yes, it's been there. But I believe if I take off Anonymous that Other also goes away... I haven't tested that yet.