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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1990 [videos]

The early-'90s ladies almost completely dominate the list, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. Let's flash back 24 years, shall we?

10. "Black Velvet," Alannah Myles

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This former No. 1 — and future favorite of every single "American Idol" hopefui — was inspired by the life of Elvis Presley. Seriously. "In a flash he was gone/ It happened so soon," indeed.

9. "Forever," Kiss

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Apparently to make this list you had to go power ballad-y. Congrats, Kiss. P.S.: This one was co-written by Michael Bolton ... if you couldn't already tell.

8. "Get Up! (Before the Night is Over)," Technotronic

Ah, the era of future "Jock Jams" begins. This was the Belgian (!) group's follow up to 1989's uber-successful (and sound-alike) "Pump Up the Jam."

7. "Here and Now," Luther Vandross

Vandross owned the 1990s for a reason. This one earned him his first Grammy.

6. "I Wanna Be Rich," Calloway

Raise your hand if you still sing this at the top of your lungs whenever it comes on the radio. Oh, you didn't raise your hand? You're a liar.

5. "Love Will Lead You Back," Taylor Dayne

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Dayne's only No. 1 hit was originally intended for Whitney Houston. By the way, why didn't Dayne and Vandross ever get together for a duet? That's an eternal 1990s mystery.

4. "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor

The video inspiration for Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" just happens to be one of the best songs of all time. Take a moment to digest that.

3. "All Around the World," Lisa Stansfield

Stansfield's biggest hit peaked at this position on the charts and she couldn't seem to let it go. She later re-recorded it with Barry White. Which makes total sense.

2. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love," Jane Child

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Then don't, Jane Child. Just don't.

1. "I'll Be Your Everything," Tommy Page

Saxophone? Check. Boy band-related? Check. (It was co-written by New Kids on the Block guys Jordan Knight and Danny Wood). Power ballad? Oh yeah. This, my friends, is 1990 is a nutshell. Tommy Page is also known for an appearance on sitcom "Full House," where he sang to Stephanie for her birthday and then seemed interested in DJ. Yes, sadly that's my Tommy Page reference.


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