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I Will Always Love You
1.
11/1992
524

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1994]
produced by David Foster
[Arista 2503 (cd-5)]
written by Dolly Parton
End of the Road
2.
07/1992
517

✫1
US
35
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2178]
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), L.A. Reid (as Antonio "L.A." Reid) & Daryl Simmons
I'll Make Love to You
3.
08/1994
514

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2257]
written by Babyface
I'll Be Missing You
4.
06/1997
442

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
featuring 112 & The Lox
based on "Every Breath You Take" by The Police [tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.]; fifth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Bad Boy 79097]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner), Sauce Money (as Todd Gaither) & Faith Evans
One Sweet Day
5.
12/1995
439

✫1
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B
6
UK
fourth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78074]
written by Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman & Michael McCary
Un-Break My Heart
6.
10/1996
439

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B
2
UK
produced by David Foster
[LaFace 24200]
written by Diane Warren
That's the Way Love Goes
7.
05/1993
438

✫1
US
16
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Virgin 12650]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
I Swear
8.
04/1994
430

✫1
US
3
AC


13
R&B
2
UK
written by John Michael Montgomery; produced by David Foster
[Blitzz/Atlantic 87243]
written by Gary Baker & Frank J. Myers
Waterfalls
9.
06/1995
415

✫1
US
24
AC


4
R&B
4
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1995]
[LaFace 24107]
written by Marqueze Ethridge, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes & Organized Noize
10.
05/1998
403

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Atlantic 84089]
written by Brandy (as Brandy Norwood), Rodney Jerkins, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III & LaShawn Daniels
Fantasy
11.
09/1995
403

✫1
US
8
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
second song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78043]
written by Mariah Carey, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Dave Hall, Adrian Belew & Steven Stanley
Jump
12.
04/1992
394

✫1
US


13
dance
2
R&B
2
UK
[Ruffhouse 74197]
written by Treach (as Anthony Ciss)
Gangsta's Paradise
13.
08/1995
387

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
featuring L.V.
[MCA Soundtracks 55104]
written by Coolio, Doug Rasheed, L.V. (as Larry Sanders) & Stevie Wonder
14.
08/1993
385

✫1
US
2
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B
9
UK
[Columbia 77080]
written by Mariah Carey & Dave Hall
You Are Not Alone
15.
09/1995
381

✫1
US
7
AC
3
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
co-produced by R. Kelly; first song ever in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Epic 78002]
written by R. Kelly
No Scrubs
16.
02/1999

No Scrubs by TLC

from FanMail   
379

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[LaFace 24385]
written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi (as Kandi Burruss) & Tameka "Tiny" Cottle
Save the Best for Last
17.
02/1992
378

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
3
UK
Informer
18.
01/1993
376

✫1
US


24
dance
10
R&B
2
UK
[EastWest 98471]
written by Snow (as Darrin O'Brien), Marvin Prince, Edmond Leary, MC Shan (as Shawn Moltke) & Terri V. Lowe
Together Again
19.
12/1997
372

✫1
US


✫1
dance
8
R&B
4
UK
[Virgin 38623]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
Take a Bow
20.
12/1994
369

✫1
US
✫1
AC


40
R&B
16
UK
produced by Madonna & Babyface
[Maverick/Sire 18000]
written by Babyface & Madonna
Here Comes the Hotstepper
21.
09/1994
369

✫1
US


22
dance
2
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 77614]
written by Ini Kamoze, Chris Kenner, Kenton Nix & Salaam Remi
If You Had My Love
22.
05/1999
365

✫1
US


5
dance
6
R&B
4
UK
23.
11/1991
363

✫1
US
23
AC
2
dance
3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Epic 74100]
written by Michael Jackson & Bill Bottrell
Return of the Mack
24.
03/1996
363

2
US




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Atlantic 84868]
written by Mark Morrison & Phil Chill
On Bended Knee
25.
11/1994
363

✫1
US
8
AC


2
R&B
20
UK
[Motown 0244]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Creep
26.
11/1994

Creep by TLC

from CrazySexyCool   
360

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
22
UK
[LaFace 24082]
written by Dallas Austin
The First Night
27.
08/1998
360

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[R]
[Arista 13522]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Tamara Savage
Men in Black
28.
06/1997
358

✫1
US




9
R&B
✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Terri McFaddin (as Theresa McFaddin), Patrice Rushen, Will Smith & Fred Washington
I'll Be There
29.
05/1992
350

✫1
US
✫1
AC


11
R&B
2
UK
featuring Trey Lorenz
[live]
[Columbia 74330]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
Always Be My Baby
30.
04/1996
345

✫1
US
2
AC
6
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 78276]
written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
I'm Your Angel
31.
11/1998
344

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
3
UK
11th song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Jive 42557]
written by R. Kelly
Killing Me Softly
32.
03/1996
344

2
US
30
AC
48
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
featuring Lauryn Hill
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
I Believe I Can Fly
33.
12/1996
342

2
US
3
AC


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #406]
[Jive 42422]
written by R. Kelly
Again
34.
10/1993
342

✫1
US
4
AC


7
R&B
6
UK
[Virgin 38404]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Say My Name
35.
12/1999
338

✫1
US


39
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 79342]
written by Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles), LeToya Luckett, Kelly Rowland (as Kelendria Rowland) & LaTavia Roberson
36.
01/1994
337

3
US
4
AC


7
R&B
✫1
UK
B side Never Forget You charted in the US Hot 100 from 12 feb 1994
[Columbia 77358]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
This Is How We Do It
37.
02/1995
337

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
11
UK
[PMP/RAL 851468]
written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce & Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
Hero
38.
10/1993
337

✫1
US
2
AC


5
R&B
7
UK
[Columbia 77224]
written by Mariah Carey
Unpretty
39.
06/1999

Unpretty by TLC

from FanMail   
335

✫1
US




4
R&B
6
UK
[LaFace 24424]
written by Dallas Austin & T-Boz (as Tionne Watkins)
Because You Loved Me
40.
03/1996
335

✫1
US
✫1
AC


41
R&B
5
UK
produced by David Foster
[550 Music/Epic 78237]
written by Diane Warren
Honey
41.
09/1997
335

✫1
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B
3
UK
sixth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78648]
written by Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Stevie J, Q-Tip (The Ummah), Bobby Robinson, Stephen Hague, Ronald Larkins, Malcolm McLaren & Larry Price
Vogue
42.
04/1990
332

✫1
US
23
AC
✫1
dance
16
R&B
✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
You Make Me Wanna
43.
08/1997
329

2
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
written by Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Jermaine Dupri
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
44.
03/1994
326

3
US
25
AC


2
R&B
✫1
UK
as The Artist formerly known as Prince
[NPG 72514]
written by Prince
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
45.
03/1992
325

2
US


8
dance
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[EastWest 98586]
written by Thomas McElroy & Denzil Foster
Heartbreaker
46.
09/1999
325

✫1
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
featuring Jay-Z
[Columbia 79260]
written by Mariah Carey, Jay-Z (as Sean Carter), Shirley Elliston, Lincoln Chase, Michael Walden & Jeffrey Cohen
Bump N' Grind
47.
02/1994
324

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Jive 42207]
written by R. Kelly
Don't Let Go (Love)
48.
11/1996
324

2
US




✫1
R&B
5
UK
[from the movie Set If Off]
[EastWest 64231]
written by Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Marqueze Ethridge & Organized Noize
Tha Crossroads
49.
05/1996
323

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Ruthless 6335]
written by Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane II), Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse) & Wish Bone (as Charles Scruggs)
You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
50.
06/1996
323

✫1
US
9
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24160]
written by Babyface & Bryce Luvah (as Bryce Wilson)
Wild Wild West
51.
05/1999
319

✫1
US




3
R&B
2
UK
featuring Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee
based upon "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
[Overbrook 79157]
written by Kool Moe Dee (as Moe DeWese), Rob Fusari, Will Smith & Stevie Wonder
Missing
52.
08/1995
316

2
US
6
AC


70
R&B
3
UK
[rm]
[Atlantic 87124]
written by Ben Watt & Tracey Thorn
53.
05/1995
315

3
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Virgin 38482]
written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Robert Livingston & King Floyd
Nobody Knows
54.
12/1995
315

2
US
2
AC


11
R&B
4
UK
[LaFace 24115]
written by Joe Rich (as Joseph Richards) & Don DuBose
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
55.
02/1998
313

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 78804]
written by Nas (as Nasir Jones), Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Bernard Edwards, Joe Robinson, Nile Rodgers & Will Smith
Ice Ice Baby
56.
09/1990
312

✫1
US


28
dance
6
R&B
✫1
UK
based on Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
[SBK 07335]
written by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
My All
57.
05/1998
311

✫1
US
18
AC
5
dance
4
R&B
4
UK
charted as My All / Breakdown in US R&B charts
[Columbia 78821]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
Breathe Again
58.
10/1993
308

3
US
4
AC


4
R&B
2
UK
produced by Babyface
[LaFace 24054]
written by Babyface
I Wanna Sex You Up
59.
04/1991
305

2
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Giant 19382]
written by Dr. Freeze
Doo Wop (That Thing)
60.
10/1998
305

✫1
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1999]
tenth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Ruffhouse 78868]
written by Lauryn Hill
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
61.
11/1990
303

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
featuring Freedom Williams
[Columbia 73604]
written by Robert Clivillés & Freedom Williams
Bills, Bills, Bills
62.
05/1999
301

✫1
US


13
dance
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Columbia 79175]
written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs (as Kevin Briggs), Kandi (as Kandi Burruss), Beyoncé (as Beyoncé Knowles), LeToya Luckett & Kelly Rowland
Endless Love
63.
09/1994
301

2
US
11
AC


7
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 77629]
written by Lionel Richie
No Diggity
64.
10/1996
301

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
featuring Dr. Dre
[Interscope 97007]
written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Chauncey Black (as Chauncey Hannibal), Teddy Riley, William Stewart, Queen Pen (as Lynise Walters), Richard Vick & Bill Withers
Baby Got Back
65.
04/1992
300

✫1
US


5
dance
27
R&B


[Def American 18947]
written by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Rush Rush
66.
05/1991
300

✫1
US
✫1
AC


20
R&B
6
UK
[Virgin 98828]
written by Peter Lord
All My Life
67.
03/1998
299

✫1
US
26
AC


✫1
R&B
8
UK
[MCA 55420]
written by Rory Bennett & JoJo (as JoJo Hailey)
The Power
68.
03/1990
299

2
US


✫1
dance
4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Arista 2013]
written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benites) & Luca Anzilotti (as John "Virgo" Garrett III)
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
69.
11/1995
298

✫1
US
5
AC


✫1
R&B
11
UK
third song in hot 100-history to debut at #1; produced by Babyface
[Arista 2916]
written by Babyface
Mo Money, Mo Problems
70.
08/1997
298

✫1
US




2
R&B
6
UK
featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
based upon "I'm Coming Out"
written by Bernard Edwards, Mase (as Mason Betha), Nile Rodgers, Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Diddy (as Sean Combs) & The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace)
My Love Is Your Love
71.
07/1999
297

4
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B
2
UK
Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
72.
01/1997
297

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring Mase
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Carlos Broady, Nashiem Myrick, Mase (as Mason Betha), Greg Prestopino, Matthew Wilder, Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Clifton Chase & Duke Bootee
Angel of Mine
73.
12/1998
295

✫1
US
6
AC


2
R&B
55
UK
[Arista 13590]
written by Rhett Lawrence & Travon Potts
74.
01/1992
295

3
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
I've Been Thinking About You
75.
09/1990
295

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
83
R&B
2
UK
Runaway
76.
09/1995
294

3
US
7
AC
8
dance
6
R&B
6
UK
[A&M 581194]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
California Love
77.
04/1996
294

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #346]
charted as How Do U Want It / California Love in US Hot 100 charts
[Death Row 854652]
written by Joe Cocker, Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Chris Stainton, Larry Troutman, Roger (as Roger Troutman), J-Flexx (as James Anderson) & 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur)
Weak
78.
04/1993

Weak by SWV

from It's About Time   
293

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
33
UK
[RCA 62521]
written by Brian Alexander Morgan
Emotions
79.
08/1991
291

✫1
US
3
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
17
UK
[Columbia 74037]
written by Mariah Carey, David Cole & Robert Clivillés
80.
02/1998
290

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
24
UK
[Arista 13456]
written by Kay Gee, T-Low (as Terry Brown), R.L. (as Robert Huggar) & Tweet [Next] (as Raphael Brown)
Water Runs Dry
81.
04/1995
287

2
US
3
AC


4
R&B
24
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 0358]
written by Babyface
Freak Me
82.
02/1993
286

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
72
UK
[Keia/Elektra 64654]
written by Roy Murray & Keith Sweat
Vision of Love
83.
06/1990
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
9
UK
[Columbia 73348]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
84.
11/1992
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC


21
R&B
12
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1992]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1994]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1992]
[Columbia 74751]
written by Alan Menken & Tim Rice
I Love Your Smile
85.
11/1991
283

2
US
50
AC


✫1
R&B
2
UK
86.
02/1993
282

4
US
✫1
AC


4
R&B
3
UK
produced by David Foster
[Arista 2527]
written by David Foster & Linda Thompson (as Linda Thompson-Jenner)
Where My Girls At?
87.
05/1999
282

4
US




3
R&B
22
UK
[Motown 860891]
written by Missy Elliott (as Melissa Elliott), Eric Seats & Rapture Stewart
Hypnotize
88.
04/1997
282

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
10
UK
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), D-Dot (as Deric Angelettie), Ron Lawrence, The Notorious B.I.G. (as Christopher Wallace), Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert
I'm Every Woman
89.
01/1993
281

4
US
26
AC
✫1
dance
5
R&B
4
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 2520 (cassette)]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Nobody's Supposed to Be Here
90.
10/1998
281

2
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
55
UK
[Arista 13550]
written by Montell Jordan & Shep Crawford (as Anthony "Shep" Crawford)
91.
06/1995
280

5
US
32
AC
✫1
dance
2
R&B
3
UK
charted as Scream/Childhood in the US
written by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Step by Step
92.
05/1990
279

✫1
US




48
R&B
2
UK
[Columbia 73376]
written by Maurice Starr
Regulate
93.
04/1994
279

2
US




7
R&B
5
UK
[Death Row 98280]
written by Nate Dogg & Warren G
94.
06/1996
278

2
US




✫1
R&B
39
UK
featuring Pretty Russ & Kut Klose
[Elektra 64282]
written by Keith Sweat, Eric McCaine & Kut Klose
95.
12/1992
278

4
US




2
R&B
7
UK
[Giant 18686]
written by Vassal Benford & Ron Spearman (as Ronald Spearman)
I'm Your Baby Tonight
96.
10/1990
276

✫1
US
7
AC
17
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
produced by Babyface
[Arista 2121 (cassette)]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
Thank God I Found You
97.
12/1999
276

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
10
UK
featuring Joe & 98 Degrees
[Columbia 79338]
written by Mariah Carey, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Justify My Love
98.
11/1990
274

✫1
US


✫1
dance
42
R&B
2
UK
produced by Lenny Kravitz
[Sire 19485]
written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez & Madonna
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
99.
08/1991
274

✫1
US


6
dance
16
R&B
3
UK
based on True by Spandau Ballet
[Gee Street 866094]
written by Prince Be (as Attrell Cordes) & Gary Kemp
It's Not Right but It's Okay
100.
01/1999
272

4
US


✫1
dance
7
R&B
3
UK

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