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Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

Every song here made it to the number one position on the UK Charts…this is not an all-inclusive lists of every song, just some of the ones we like.

As always the links go to the Blip where we played the song. And as usual Blip may or may not have the song available.

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990’s

3 Feb 1990 – Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U – her only number one hit in the UK, the song was written by Prince

31 Mar 1990   –   Snap    –  The Power

15 Sep 1990   –   Steve Miller Band   –   The Joker - from 73′ but became a hit again after used in a jean commercial

3 Nov 1990  –    Righteous Brothers   –   Unchained Melody – this song became a hit again after the movie ‘ Ghost ‘

5 Jan 1991   –   Iron Maiden   –   Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter

19 Jan 1991   –   Enigma   –   Sadness Part 1

30 Mar 1991   –   Chesney Hawkes   –   The One And Only

8 Jun 1991   –   Color Me Badd   –   I Wanna Sex You Up

13 Jul 1991   –   Bryan Adams   –   (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – this song broke the record previously held since 1955 for the most consecutive weeks at number one…it charted at number one for 16 weeks

2 Nov 1991  –    U2  –    The Fly

25 Jan 1992   –   Wet Wet Wet   –   Goodnight Girl

22 Feb 1992   –   Shakespears Sister   –   Stay

5 Dec 1992 – Whitney Houston  –   I Will Always Love You

13 Feb 1993   –   2 Unlimited   –   No Limit

22 May 1993   –   Ace Of Base   –   All That She Wants

1 Aug 1993   –   Freddie Mercury   –   Living On My Own

23 Oct 1993   –   Meat Loaf   –   I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

9 Apr 1994   –   Take That   –   Everything Changes – they had 8 number one hits

1 Apr 1995   –   Outhere Brothers   –   Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)

6 May 1995   –   Oasis   –   Some Might Say – even though they only achieved one-hit wonder status in the US ( Wonderwall was their only song that reached the top 10 ) they did much better in the UK with this being their first number one hit of 8

26 Aug 1995   –   Blur   –   Country House

27 Jan 1996   –   Babylon Zoo   –   Spaceman

2 Mar 1996   –   Oasis   –   Don’t Look Back In Anger

27 Jul 1996   –   Spice Girls   –   Wannabe – the first of 9 number one hits in the UK

25 Jan 1997   –   White Town   –   Your Woman

22 Feb 1997   –   No Doubt   –   Don’t Speak

5 Apr 1997   –   Chemical Brothers   –   Block Rockin’ Beats – their 2nd and last number one

12 Apr 1997   –   R Kelly   –   I Believe I Can Fly

20 Sep 1997  –    Elton John    –  Candle In The Wind / Something About The Way You Look – a remake of his song about Marilyn Monroe to raise funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity after her death

1 Nov 1997   –   Aqua   –   Barbie Girl

21 Feb 1998   –   Celine Dion   –   My Heart Will Go On – her second and last number one in the UK

16 May 1998   –   Aqua    –  Turn Back Time – their 3rd and last number one

11 Jul 1998   –   Billie   –   Because We Want To – she was just 15 years old at this time

5 Jul 1998  –    Jamiroquai   –   Deeper Underground

5 Sep 1998   –   Manic Street Preachers   –   If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

31 Oct 1998   –   Cher   –   Believe – she was 52 at this time and had a career that spanned more than 33 years

30 Jan 1999   –   Offspring   –   Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

13 Feb 1999   –   Blondie   –   Maria – at the age of 54 she became the oldest female to reach number one, this was also her 6th number one

20 Feb 1999    –  Lenny Kravitz   –   Fly Away

27 Feb 1999   –   Britney Spears   –   Baby One More Time

1 May 1999   –   Westlife   –   Swear It Again

15 May 1999   –   Backstreet Boys   –   I Want It That Way – this was their only number one in the UK, however they did have 7 previous top tens

26 Jun 1999   –   Vengaboys   –   Boom Boom Boom Boom

16 Oct 1999   –   Christina Aguilera   –   Genie In A Bottle

6 Nov 1999   –   Five   –   Keep On Movin’

20 Nov 1999   –   Robbie Williams   –   She’s The One

4 Dec 1999   –   Cliff Richard   –   Millennium Prayer – this was his 14th number one hit over a career spanning 40 years since his first number one

Note: some songs may have been omitted because they can be found on our other lists. 47 number one songs of the 90’s are presently on this list.

You might want to check out our one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

also our hit collections:

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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