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1990s No2s

90s1The decade of Britpop brought us Blur, Oasis, and 195 No2s

In August 1995 we had the big Britpop battle for the top spot between Blur and Oasis.  ‘Roll With It’ got the consolation prize!

Oasis had another two No2s in this decade, being beaten by Robson & Jerome, and Elton John.  Madonna had no less the five No2s in the decade, George Michael four, and Kylie Minogue three.

Notable hits that didn’t make the top spot were Alannah Myles ‘Black Velvet’, ‘Torn’ by Natalie Imbruglia, and ‘I’m Too Sexy’ by Right Said Fred.  The last act hit the No1 position with their follow up, ‘Deeply Dippy’

90sPulp’s ‘Common People’ is my personal favourite No2.
Taken from their album ‘Different Class’, it is an anthemic critique of class tourism.

Jarvis Cocker said “It seemed to be in the air, that kind of patronising social voyeurism... there is that noble savage notion. But if you walk round a Council estate, there's plenty of savagery and not much nobility going on.”

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‘Common People’ by Pulp

 

 

Chart W/E

Track

Artist

Stopped by

499

10/02/90

Get Up (Before the Night is Over)

Technotronic ft. Ya Kid K

Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor

500

10/03/90

The Brits 90

Various Artists

Dub Be Good to Me - Beats International ft. Lindy Layton

501

24/03/90

Love Shack

B-52s

Dub Be Good to Me - Beats International ft. Lindy Layton, The Power - Snap!

502

21/04/90

Black Velvet

Alannah Myles

Vogue - Madonna

503

05/05/90

Opposites Attract

Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair

Vogue - Madonna

504

12/05/90

Dirty Cash

The Adventures of Stevie V

Killer - Adamski

505

19/05/90

Better the Devil You Know

Kylie Minogue

Killer - Adamski

506

16/06/90

Step by Step

New Kids on the Block

World in Motion - EnglandNewOrder

507

30/06/90

Nessun Dorma

Luciano Pavarotti

Sacrifice/Healing Hands - Elton John

508

21/07/90

Mona

Craig McLauchlan & Check 1-2

Sacrifice/Healing Hands - Elton John

509

04/08/90

Hanky Panky

Madonna

Turtle Power - Partners in Kryme

510

11/08/90

Tom’s Diner

DNA ft. Suzanne Vega

Turtle Power - Partners in Kryme, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bombalurina

511

01/09/90

Four Bacharach and David Songs (EP) (I’ll Never Fall in Love Again)

Deacon Blue

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bombalurina

512

15/09/90

Groove is in the Heart/What is Love?

Deee-Lite

The Joker - The Steve Miller Band

513

06/10/90

I’ve Been Thinking About You

Londonbeat

Show Me Heaven - Maria McKee

514

13/10/90

Blue Velvet

Bobby Vinton

Show Me Heaven - Maria McKee

515

20/10/90

The Anniversary Waltz - Part One

Status Quo

Show Me Heaven - Maria McKee

516

17/11/90

Fog on the Tyne (Revisited)

Gazza and Lindisfarne

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

517

24/11/90

Don’t Worry

Kim Appleby

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

518

15/12/90

Justify My Love

Madonna

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

519

19/01/91

Crazy

Seal

Sadeness (Part 1) - Enigma

520

23/02/91

(I Wanna Give You) Devotion

Nomad ft. MC Mikee Freedom

Do the Bartman - The Simpsons

521

02/03/91

Crazy for You

Madonna

Do the Bartman - The Simpsons, Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash

522

06/04/91

Sit Down

James

The One and Only - Chesney Hawkes

523

11/05/91

Last Train to Trancentral

KLF ft. The Children of the Revolution

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) - Cher

524

25/05/91

Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)

Crystal Waters

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) - Cher

525

15/06/91

Baby Baby

Amy Grant

I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Bad

526

27/07/91

Now That We’ve Found Love

Heavy D and The Boyz

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

527

03/08/91

More Than Words

Extreme

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

528

17/08/91

I’m Too Sexy

Right Said Fred

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

529

28/09/91

Let’s Talk About Sex

Salt-N-Pepa

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

530

12/10/91

Wind of Change

The Scorpions

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

531

26/10/91

Get Ready for This

2 Unlimited

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams, Dizzy - Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff

532

14/12/91

When You Tell Me That You Love Me

Diana Ross

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael and Elton John, Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen

533

04/01/92

Justified and Ancient

KLF ft. Tammy Wynette

Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen

534

18/01/92

Everybody in the Place (EP)

The Prodigy

Bohemian Rhapsody/These Are the Days of Our Lives - Queen

535

01/02/92

Give Me Just a Little More Time

Kylie Minogue

Goodnight Girl - Wet Wet Wet

536

08/02/92

Twilight Zone

2 Unlimited

Goodnight Girl - Wet Wet Wet

537

29/02/92

My Girl

The Temptations

Stay - Shakespears Sister

538

14/03/92

I Love Your Smile

Shanice

Stay - Shakespears Sister

539

28/03/92

Finally

Ce Ce Peniston

Stay - Shakespears Sister

540

04/04/92

Let’s Get Rocked

Def Leppard

Stay - Shakespears Sister

541

25/04/92

Be Quick or Be Dead

Iron Maiden

Deeply Dippy - Right Said Fred

542

02/05/92

On a Ragga Tip

SL2

Deeply Dippy - Right Said Fred, Please Don’t Go/Game Boy - KWS

543

23/05/92

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Guns n’ Roses

Please Don’t Go/Game Boy - KWS

544

30/05/92

Raving I’m Raving

Shut Up and Dance

Please Don’t Go/Game Boy - KWS

545

06/06/92

Jump

Kris Kross

Please Don’t Go/Game Boy - KWS

546

20/06/92

Heartbeat

Nick Berry

Abba-esque (EP) - Erasure

547

04/07/92

I’ll Be There

Mariah Carey

Abba-esque (EP) - Erasure

548

18/07/92

Sesame’s Treet

Smart E’s

Ain’t No Doubt - Jimmy Nail

549

15/08/92

Barcelona

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

Rhythm is a Dancer - Snap!

550

29/08/92

The Best Things in Life are Free

Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson

Rhythm is a Dancer - Snap!

551

19/09/92

Baker Street

Undercover

Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen

552

26/09/92

It’s My Life

Dr Alban

Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen

553

07/11/92

People Everyday

Arrested Development

End of the Road - Boyz II Men

554

12/12/92

Heal the World

Michael Jackson

I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

555

16/01/93

Exterminate!

Snap! ft. Niki Harris

I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

556

20/02/93

Why Can’t I Wake Up with You

Take That

No Limit - 2 Unlimited

557

06/03/93

Give in to Me

Michael Jackson

No Limit - 2 Unlimited

558

27/03/93

Informer

Snow

Oh Carolina - Shaggy, Young at Heart - The Bluebells

559

08/05/93

That’s the Way Love Goes

Janet Jackson

Five Live (EP) - George Michael

560

03/07/93

What is Love

Haddaway

Dreams - Gabrielle

561

24/07/93

What’s Up

4 Non Blondes

Pray - Take That

562

14/08/93

The Key The Secret

Urban Cookie Collective

Living on My Own - Freddie Mercury

563

04/09/93

It Keeps Raining (Tears from My Eyes)

Bitty McLean

Mr. Vain - Culture Beat

564

18/09/93

Go West

Pet Shop Boys

Mr. Vain - Culture Beat, Boom! Shake the Room - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

565

02/10/93

Moving On Up

M People

Boom! Shake the Room - DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

566

30/10/93

U Got 2 Let the Music

Cappella

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) - Meat Loaf

567

06/11/93

Please Forgive Me

Bryan Adams

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) - Meat Loaf

568

27/11/93

True Love

Elton John and Kiki Dee

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) - Meat Loaf

569

29/01/94

All for Love

Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting

Things Can Only Get Better - D:Ream

570

05/02/94

Breathe Again

Toni Braxton

Things Can Only Get Better - D:Ream

571

05/03/94

The Sign

Ace of Base

Without You - Mariah Carey, Doop - Doop

572

02/04/94

Streets of Philadelphia

Bruce Springsteen

Doop - Doop

573

30/04/94

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Crash Test Dummies

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - (Symbol) {Prince}

574

11/06/94

Baby I Love Your Way

Big Mountain

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

575

02/07/94

I Swear

All 4 One

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

576

20/08/94

Crazy for You

Let Loose

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

577

03/09/94

Compliments on Your Kiss

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

578

10/09/94

Confide in Me

Kylie Minogue

Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet

579

24/09/94

The Rhythm of the Night

Corona

Saturday Night - Whigfield

580

08/10/94

Always

Bon Jovi

Saturday Night - Whigfield, Baby Come Back - Pato Banton

581

19/11/94

Another Night

(MC Sar &) The Real McCoy

Baby Come Back - Pato Banton

582

03/12/94

Love Spreads

Stone Roses

Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby D

583

17/12/94

All I Want for Christmas is You

Mariah Carey

Stay Another Day - East 17

584

07/01/95

Love Me for a Reason

Boyzone

Stay Another Day - East 17

585

11/02/95

Set You Free

N-Trance

Think Twice - Celine Dion

586

18/02/95

No More ‘I Love You’s’

Annie Lennox

Think Twice - Celine Dion

587

04/03/95

I’ve Got a Little Something for You

MNS

Think Twice - Celine Dion

588

11/03/95

Don’t Give Me Your Life

Alex Party

Think Twice - Celine Dion

589

27/05/95

Guaglione

Prez ‘Prez’ Prado & His Orchestra

Unchained Melody/White Cliffs of Dover - Robson & Jerome

590

03/06/95

Common People

Pulp

Unchained Melody/White Cliffs of Dover - Robson & Jerome

591

17/06/95

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

U2

Unchained Melody/White Cliffs of Dover - Robson & Jerome

592

15/07/95

Alright/Time

Supergrass

Boom Boom Boom - Outhere Brothers

593

29/07/95

Shy Guy

Diana King

Brothers

594

19/08/95

I Luv U Baby

Original

Never Forget - Take That

595

26/08/95

Roll With It

Oasis

Country House - Blur

596

16/09/95

Stayin’ Alive

N-Trance ft. Ricardo Da Force

You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson

597

07/10/95

Mis-Shapes/Sorted for E’s & Wizz

Pulp

Fairground - Simply Red

598

21/10/95

When Love and Hate Collide

Def Leppard

Fairground - Simply Red

599

28/10/95

I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)

Meat Loaf

Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio ft. L.V.

600

04/11/95

Heaven for Everyone

Queen

Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio ft. L.V.

601

11/11/95

Wonderwall

Oasis

I Believe/Up on the Roof - Robson and Jerome

602

16/12/95

Free as a Bird

The Beatles

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

603

23/12/95

Father and Son

Boyzone

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

604

30/12/95

Wonderwall

Mike Flowers Pops

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

605

03/02/96

Slight Return

Bluetones

Spaceman - Babylon Zoo

606

10/02/96

Anything

3T

Spaceman - Babylon Zoo

607

02/03/96

Children

Robert Miles

Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis,How Deep is Your Love - Take That

608

30/03/96

The X Files

Mark Snow

Firestarter - Prodigy

609

27/04/96

A Design for Life

Manic Street Preachers

Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison

610

13/07/96

Born Slippy

Underworld

Killing Me Softly - Fugees

611

10/08/96

Freedom

Robbie Williams

Wannabe - Spice Girls

612

17/08/96

Macarena

Los Del Rio

Wannabe - Spice Girls

613

24/08/96

Why

3T ft. Michael Jackson

Wannabe - Spice Girls

614

31/08/96

Spinning the Wheel

George Michael

Wannabe - Spice Girls

615

07/09/96

Hey Dude

Kula Shaker

Wannabe - Spice Girls

616

02/11/96

If You Ever

East 17 ft. Gabrielle

Say You’ll Be There - Spice Girls

617

23/11/96

What’s Love Got To Do With It

Warren G ft. Adina Howard

Breathe - Prodigy

618

30/11/96

No Woman, No Cry

Fugees

Breathe - Prodigy

619

21/12/96

Un-Break My Heart

Toni Braxton

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door;Throw These Guns Away - Dunblane, 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls

620

18/01/97

Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Backstreet Boys

Professional Widow (It’s Got to be Big) - Tori Amos

621

08/02/97

Where Do You Go

No Mercy

Ain’t Nobody - LL Cool J, Discoteque - U2

622

22/02/97

I Shot the Sheriff

Warren G

Don’t Speak - No Doubt

623

01/03/97

Encore Une Fois

Sash!

Don’t Speak - No Doubt

624

08/03/97

Hush

Kula Shaker

Don’t Speak - No Doubt

625

22/03/97

Isn’t It a Wonder

Boyzone

Mama/Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls

626

12/04/97

Richard III

Supergrass

I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

627

19/04/97

Song 2

Blur

I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

628

26/04/97

Old Before I Die

Robbie Williams

I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

629

10/05/97

Star People ‘97

George Michael

Love Won’t Wait - Gary Barlow

630

17/05/97

Lovefool

Cardigans

You’re Not Alone - Olive

631

24/05/97

Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)

Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli

You’re Not Alone - Olive, I Wanna Be the Only One - Eternal ft. Bebe Winans

632

28/06/97

Bitter Sweet Symphony

Verve

I’ll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

633

05/07/97

Ecuador

Sash! ft. Rodriguez

I’ll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

634

02/08/97

Picture of You

Boyzone

I’ll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

635

09/08/97

Freed From Desire

Gala

I’ll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

636

23/08/97

Tubthumping

Chumbawamba

Men in Black - Will Smith

637

20/09/97

You Have Been Loved EP

George Michael

Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind ’97 - Elton John

638

27/09/97

Sunchyme

Dario G

Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind ’97 - Elton John

639

04/10/97

Stand By Me

Oasis

Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind ’97 - Elton John

640

18/10/97

Stay

Sash! ft. La Trec

Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind ’97 - Elton John

641

08/11/97

Torn

Natalie Imbruglia

Barbie Girl - Aqua

642

06/12/97

Baby Can I Hold You/Shooting Star

Boyzone

Perfect Day - Various Artists

643

17/01/98

Bamboogie

Bamboo

Never Ever - All Saints

644

14/02/98

All I Have to Give

Backstreet Boys

Doctor Jones - Aqua

645

14/03/98

Big Mistake

Natalie Imbruglia

My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

646

21/03/98

Stop

Spice Girls

It’s Like That - Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins

647

18/04/98

Turn It Up/Fire It Up

Busta Rhymes

It’s Like That - Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins

648

09/05/98

Ray of Light

Madonna

Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade - All Saints

649

05/06/98

The Boy is Mine

Brandy & Monica

C’Est La Vie - B’Witched

650

13/06/98

Horny

Mousse T. vs. Hot’N’Juicy

C’Est La Vie - B’Witched

651

20/06/98

Vindaloo

Fat Les

3 Lions ‘98 - Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

652

11/07/98

Ghetto Superstar (That is What You Are)

Pras Michel ft. ODB & Mya

Because We Want To - Billie, Freak Me - Another Level

653

01/08/98

Just the Two of Us

Will Smith

Viva Forever - Spice Girls

654

08/08/98

Come with Me

Puff Daddy ft. Jimmy Page

Viva Forever - Spice Girls

655

15/08/98

Mysterious Times

Sash! ft. Tina Cousins

No Matter What - Boyzone

656

22/08/98

Music Sounds Better With You

Stardust

No Matter What - Boyzone

657

05/09/98

One for Sorrow

Steps

If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers

658

12/09/98

Everybody Get Up

Five

Bootie Call - All Saints

659

19/09/98

Sex on the Beach

T-Spoon

Millennium - Robbie Williams

660

03/10/98

Perfect 10

Beautiful South

Rollercoaster - B’Witched

661

10/10/98

Top of the World

Brandy ft. Mase

Rollercoaster - B’Witched

662

24/10/98

More Than a Woman

911

Gym and Tonic - Spacedust

663

31/10/98

Outside

George Michael

Believe - Cher

664

14/11/98

Each Time

E-17

Believe - Cher

665

28/11/98

Until the Time is Through

Five

Believe - Cher

666

05/12/98

I Love the Way You Love Me

Boyzone

Believe - Cher

667

12/12/98

Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

Jay-Z

Believe - Cher

668

23/01/99

I Want You for Myself

Another Level and Ghostface Killah

A Little Bit More - 911

669

30/01/99

Tequilla

Terrorvision

Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - Offspring

670

27/02/99

Runaway

Corrs

Baby 1 More Time - Britney Spears

671

06/03/99

Tender

Blur

Baby 1 More Time - Britney Spears

672

20/03/99

Better Best Forgotten

Steps

When the Going Gets Tough - Boyzone

673

03/04/99

Witch Doctor

Cartoons

Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo

674

10/04/99

My Name Is

Eminem

Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo

675

24/04/99

Turn Around

Phats & Small

Perfect Moment - Martine McCutcheon

676

01/05/99

Right Here Right Now

Fatboy Slim

Swear It Again - Westlife

677

08/05/99

Why Don’t You Get a Job

Offspring

Swear It Again - Westlife

678

22/05/99

Look at Me

Geri Halliwell

You Needed Me - Boyzone

679

05/06/99

Ooh La La

Wiseguys

Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot

680

19/06/99

Beautiful Stranger

Madonna

Bring It All Back - S Club 7

681

03/07/99

My Love is Your Love

Whitney Houston

9pm (Till I Come) ATB

682

10/07/99

Wild Wild West

Will Smith

9pm (Till I Come) ATB

683

24/07/99

Loves Got a Hold on My Heart

Steps

Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

684

31/07/99

If Ya Gettin’ Down

Five

Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

685

14/08/99

Better Off Alone

Alice Deejay

When You Say Nothing at All - Ronan Keating, If I Let You Go - Westlife, My Chico Latino - Geri Halliwell

686

04/09/99

(Mucho Mambo) Sway

Shaft

Mambo No.5 (A Little Bit of...) - Lou Bega

687

11/09/99

The Launch

DJ Jean

Mambo No.5 (A Little Bit of...) - Lou Bega

688

02/10/99

S Club Party

S Club 7

Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65

689

16/10/99

2 Times

Ann Lee

Genie in a Bottle - Christina Aguilera

690

06/11/99

If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time

R Kelly

Keep on Movin’ - Five

691

13/11/99

What I Am

Tin Tin Out ft. Emma Bunton

Lift Me Up - Geri Halliwell

692

20/11/99

Will 2K

Will Smith

She’s the One/It’s Only Us - Robbie Williams

693

11/12/99

Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta

Artful Dodger

The Millennium Prayer - Cliff Richard, I Have a Dream/Seasons in the Sun - Westlife {15/1/00}

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