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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Adult Contemporary Songs of 1990

1989 <-1990-> 1991



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Nothing Compares 2 U
1.
01/1990
354

✫1
US
2
AC






23
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1990]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #162]
written by Prince
Vogue
2.
04/1990
332

✫1
US
23
AC


✫1
dance
16
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sire 19863]
written by Madonna & Shep Pettibone
I've Been Thinking About You
3.
09/1990
295

✫1
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
83
R&B




2
UK
Vision of Love
4.
06/1990
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




9
UK
[Columbia 73348]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
It Must Have Been Love
5.
04/1990
281

✫1
US
2
AC










3
UK
[EMI 50283]
written by Per Gessle
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
6.
10/1990
278

✫1
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[LMR/RCA 2724]
written by Warren Allen Brooks
I'm Your Baby Tonight
7.
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
Close to You
8.
06/1990
270

✫1
US
15
AC


12
dance
2
R&B




7
UK
[Charisma 4-98951]
written by Maxi Priest (as Max Elliott), Gary Benson & Winston Sela
All the Man That I Need
9.
12/1990
263

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




13
UK
Hold On
10.
03/1990
260

✫1
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[SBK 07322]
written by Chynna Phillips, Glen Ballard & Carnie Wilson (additional lyrics)
Escapade
11.
01/1990
257

✫1
US
16
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




17
UK
[A&M 1490]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Love Takes Time
12.
09/1990
251

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




37
UK
[Columbia 73455]
written by Mariah Carey & Ben Margulies
Praying for Time
13.
08/1990
248

✫1
US
4
AC










6
UK
[Columbia 73512]
written by George Michael
From a Distance
14.
10/1990
239

2
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 4-87820]
written by Julie Gold
15.
11/1990
238

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




60
UK
[Columbia 73502]
written by Brian Simpson & Bernard Jackson
Release Me
16.
06/1990
222

✫1
US
✫1
AC










36
UK
[SBK 07327]
written by Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
17.
03/1990
218

2
US
6
AC






2
rock


8
UK
[Capitol 44507]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Get Here
18.
11/1990
217

5
US
3
AC




8
R&B




4
UK
[Fontana 878476]
written by Brenda Russell
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
19.
10/1990
213

✫1
US
33
AC


4
dance
3
R&B




34
UK
[A&M 1538]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
I Wish It Would Rain Down
20.
01/1990
212

3
US
3
AC






5
rock


7
UK
[Atlantic 88738]
written by Phil Collins
I Don't Have the Heart
21.
08/1990
207

✫1
US
2
AC




53
R&B






[Warner 19911]
written by Allan Rich & Jud Friedman
Love Will Lead You Back
22.
01/1990
206

✫1
US
✫1
AC










69
UK
[Arista 9938]
written by Diane Warren
Have You Seen Her
23.
06/1990
198

4
US
42
AC




4
R&B




8
UK
written by Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record & MC Hammer (as Stanley Burrell)
One More Try
24.
12/1990
196

✫1
US
4
AC












[Quality 15114]
written by Timmy T (as Timothy Torres)
Come Back to Me
25.
01/1990
195

2
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




20
UK
[A&M 1475]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
Wicked Game
26.
11/1990
194

6
US
12
AC






10
rock
2
alt.
10
UK
written by Chris Isaak
27.
02/1990
193

✫1
US
31
AC










53
UK
backing vocals by New Kids On The Block
[Sire 19959]
written by Jordan Knight, Danny Wood [NKOTB] & Tommy Page
28.
08/1990
192

13
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[R]
[vinyl-only release]
[Verve 871 882-7]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
29.
03/1990
191

3
US
3
AC










10
UK
[Columbia 73318]
written by Michael Bolton, Desmond Child & Diane Warren
30.
04/1990
187

4
US
2
AC






34
rock


15
UK
[Atlantic 87885]
written by Phil Collins & Daryl Stuermer
If Wishes Came True
31.
06/1990
179

✫1
US
8
AC












[Atco 4-98953]
written by Deena Charles, Russ DeSalvo & Robert Steele
More Than Words Can Say
32.
09/1990
175

2
US
5
AC












[EMI 50324]
written by Freddy Curci & Steve DeMarchi
Impulsive
33.
10/1990
164

4
US
2
AC










42
UK
[SBK 07337]
written by Clif Magness & Steve Kipner
Where Does My Heart Beat Now
34.
12/1990
159

4
US
2
AC












Do You Remember?
35.
04/1990
157

4
US
✫1
AC






49
rock




[Atlantic 87955]
written by Phil Collins
Oh Girl
36.
07/1990
153

8
US
✫1
AC










25
UK
[Columbia 73377]
written by Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
37.
11/1990
152

33
US
7
AC










✫1
UK
written by Rudy Clark
I'll Be Your Shelter
38.
04/1990
150

4
US
15
AC










43
UK
[Arista 2005]
written by Diane Warren
I Go to Extremes
39.
01/1990
148

6
US
4
AC






10
rock


70
UK
[Columbia 38-73091]
written by Billy Joel
I'm Not in Love
40.
11/1990
147

7
US
4
AC










29
UK
Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
41.
01/1990
142

7
US
44
AC








6
alt.
46
UK
42.
05/1990
141

7
US
✫1
AC










44
UK
[Columbia 73342]
written by Diane Warren
43.
02/1990
141

6
US
36
AC




2
R&B






[Solar 74007]
written by Babyface & Perri "Pebbles" Reid
44.
09/1990
141

6
US
21
AC










49
UK
[Virgin 4-98978]
written by Smokey Robinson & Bobby Rogers
Can't Stop
45.
06/1990
140

6
US
23
AC


25
dance
✫1
R&B




54
UK
produced by Babyface
[Virgin 98961]
written by Babyface (as Kenny Edmonds) & L.A. Reid
Freedom! '90
46.
10/1990
135

8
US
27
AC


16
dance






28
UK
different tune than 1985-hit
written by George Michael
Show Me the Way
47.
12/1990
134

3
US
3
AC












[A&M 1536]
written by Dennis DeYoung
Lily Was Here
48.
02/1990
131

11
US
6
AC




60
R&B




6
UK
featuring Candy Dulfer
[instrumental]
[Arista 2187]
written by Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
Ready or Not
49.
02/1990
125

7
US
7
AC




✫1
R&B






produced by Babyface
[Virgin 98995]
written by Babyface & L.A. Reid
50.
05/1990
124

8
US
7
AC










18
UK
produced by Peter Wolf
[EMI 50307]
written by Peter Cox, Richard Drummie & Martin Page
This Old Heart of Mine
51.
03/1990
120

10
US
✫1
AC












52.
09/1990
114



28
AC










✫1
UK
[Geffen 19674]
written by Maria McKee, Eric Rackin & Jay Rifkin
53.
02/1990
100

8
US
32
AC


✫1
dance
66
R&B






[Sire 7-19986]
written by Madonna & Stephen Bray
My, My, My
54.
08/1990
94

10
US
32
AC




✫1
R&B




89
UK
produced by Babyface
[Motown 2033]
written by Babyface & Daryl Simmons
You Can't Deny It
55.
05/1990
93

14
US
26
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B






[Arista 2024]
written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney & Andy Morris
56.
02/1990
85

11
US
✫1
AC










96
UK
featuring Aaron Neville
[Elektra 4-64987]
written by Karla Bonoff
57.
09/1990

Stranded by Heart

from Brigade   Brigade
84

13
US
8
AC






25
rock


60
UK
[Capitol 44621]
written by Jeff Harrington & Jaime Kyle
58.
12/1990
84

13
US
24
AC




✫1
R&B






featuring Babyface
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53973]
written by Babyface & L.A. Reid
So Close
59.
09/1990
82

11
US
6
AC










69
UK
co-produced by Jon Bon Jovi
[Arista 2085]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, George Green, Daryl Hall & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
Joey
60.
06/1990
79

19
US
42
AC






20
rock
✫1
alt.


[I.R.S. 73014]
written by Johnette Napolitano
61.
06/1990
79

18
US
8
AC






✫1
rock


85
UK
[RCA 2621]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
62.
11/1990
78

18
US
9
AC






✫1
rock


87
UK
[Virgin 4-98892]
written by Steve Winwood & Jim Capaldi
The Heart of the Matter
63.
02/1990
77

21
US
3
AC






2
rock




[Geffen 4-19898]
written by Mike Campbell, Don Henley & J.D. Souther
64.
01/1990
77

12
US
47
AC






17
rock


38
UK
[EMI 50234]
written by Richard Marx & Fee Waybill
Children of the Night
65.
04/1990
76

13
US
6
AC










54
UK
[EMI 50288]
written by Richard Marx
66.
03/1990
75

16
US
19
AC






3
rock




[Reprise 19869]
written by Jude Cole
Just the Way It Is, Baby
67.
11/1990
73

14
US
12
AC






13
rock




[Atco 4-98874]
written by Phil Solem & Danny Wilde
68.
06/1990
72

11
US
21
AC




38
R&B






[Vendetta 1509]
written by Robert Clivillés
Heart of Stone
69.
08/1990
71

12
US
8
AC












[Arista 2056]
written by Elliot Wolff & Gregg Tripp
This Is the Right Time
70.
08/1990
70

21
US
35
AC


✫1
dance
13
R&B






[R]
[Arista 2049]
written by Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney & Andy Morris
71.
08/1990
60

21
US
3
AC










93
UK
[A&M 1519]
written by David Glasper & Marcus Lillington
Your Baby Never Looked Good in Blue
72.
03/1990
60

17
US
9
AC












[Arista 2011]
written by Diane Warren
73.
11/1990
58

21
US
21
AC






13
rock




[MCA 53935]
written by John Spinks (as John Frederick Spinks)
Hang in Long Enough
74.
10/1990
57

23
US
38
AC


29
dance






34
UK
written by Phil Collins
Club at the End of the Street
75.
04/1990
57

28
US
2
AC










47
UK
charted as Club At The End Of The Street/Whispers in the UK
[MCA 53818]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Waiting for That Day
76.
10/1990
55

27
US
22
AC










23
UK
77.
03/1990
55

31
US
26
AC




✫1
R&B




67
UK
Save Me
78.
04/1990
54

33
US
6
AC






3
rock


53
UK
[Warner 19866]
written by Christine McVie & Eddy Quintela
Heart of Stone
79.
02/1990
53

20
US
30
AC










43
UK
[Geffen 19953]
written by Andy Hill & Peter Sinfield (as Pete Sinfield)
Summer Rain
80.
01/1990
52

30
US
29
AC










23
UK
[MCA 53783]
written by Robbie Seidman & Maria Vidal
81.
04/1990

Notice Me by Nikki

from Nikki   
52

21
US
11
AC












[Geffen 19946]
written by Nikki (as Nikki Lee) & Paul Wilson
82.
06/1990
48

21
US
42
AC












[Columbia 73398 (Epic)]
written by John Waite, Jonathan Cain & Ricky Phillips
You Gotta Love Someone
83.
10/1990
47

43
US
✫1
AC










33
UK
[from the film Days of Thunder]
[MCA 53953]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
84.
06/1990
44

44
US
4
AC




3
R&B






[Elektra 64964]
written by Anita Baker, Michael Powell & Vernon Fails
Cruising for Bruising
85.
04/1990
43

29
US
5
AC










86
UK
[Epic 73239]
written by Basia (as Basia Trzetrzelewska) & Danny White
86.
05/1990
42

44
US
✫1
AC










49
UK
[Epic 34-73395]
written by Gloria Estefan
Anything Is Possible
87.
11/1990
41

26
US
48
AC










51
UK
[Atlantic 4-87793]
written by Debbie Gibson & Lamont Dozier
88.
09/1990
39

27
US
25
AC












[Enigma 75084]
written by David Cassidy & Sue Shifrin
89.
07/1990
37

32
US
16
AC






33
rock




[Reprise 19743]
written by Jude Cole
90.
10/1990
35



26
AC










13
UK
And So It Goes
91.
10/1990
34

37
US
5
AC












[Columbia 73442]
written by Billy Joel
92.
08/1990
34

36
US
6
AC










94
UK
[Columbia 73490]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
93.
04/1990
33

32
US
11
AC












[Charisma 98971]
written by Brent Bourgeois, Peter Beckett & Brother Marquis (as Mark Ross)
94.
05/1990
31

97
US
43
AC






9
rock


31
UK
[Charisma 98854]
written by Gary Moore
95.
11/1990
31

34
US
17
AC












including David Glasper
written by David Glasper, Marcus Lillington & Ian Spice
96.
05/1990
30

62
US
33
AC




2
R&B






[Elektra 4-64978]
written by Terry Coffey, Jon Nettlesbey & Howard Hewett
97.
03/1990
29

53
US
39
AC






16
rock
10
alt.


[RCA 2512]
written by Michael Penn
98.
28



2
AC




4
R&B






[Motown 2031]
written by Pam Reswick & Steve Werfel
99.
03/1990
27

49
US
3
AC












[Capitol 44501]
written by Bonnie Hayes
Forever's as Far as I'll Go
100.
11/1990
24



14
AC
✫1
country










[RCA 2706]
written by Mike Reid

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