Category Archives: 1990s

Pop top 20: 9/5/98

1 — I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING –•– Aerosmith – 1 (1) — They should really be ashamed of this hot garbage, but I doubt Steven Tyler is ashamed of anything. His bandmates, however… (And most of the … Continue reading

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Pop top 40: 6/5/99

Not quite “peak TRL,” but getting there. Also that era of the Hot 100 where CD single sales meant a lot, and if you didn’t have a “commercially available” single, you didn’t chart. Which led to some weird chart stats & moves, … Continue reading

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Pop top 40: 5/18/90

Plenty of bad, but more good than I’d remembered. The ’90s didn’t take long to start, did they? Hair metal’s already nearly defunct as a chart force! Even without appearing in this chart, New Kids on the Block can be … Continue reading

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Pop top 20: 2/8/92

Going deep this time. A week late, but hey. 1 6 I’M TOO SEXY –•– Right Said Fred – 8 (1 week at #1) (1)  — First of all, check out that leap to the top. Secondly, listen to what … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things: Jodeci

[One of the longest reviews I wrote for Stylus, on 2005 greatest hits albums by Jodeci and K-Ci and JoJo. Originally published 7/06/05.] The key to Jodeci, as K-Ci & JoJo’s output has shown us, wasn’t K-Ci Hailey, nor was it … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things: on Jam & Lewis

[Written as the frontpiece for Stylus’s Hall of Fame week celebration of Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis, published 4/17/06.] A few years ago, a friend sent me a copy of a promo boxed set he’d snagged from a used-record … Continue reading

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