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  1 If You Leave Me Now 24   Jan 1990  
  Jaya  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Pop and dance music singer Jaya had a top 20 near miss with If You Leave Me Now. She received only slight play with other songs.  

  2 Wait For You 9     Jan 1990  
  Bonham  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Bonham was Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
Although Jason Bonham did not have any other rock top 20 hits after Wait For You, other Bonham songs received some rock radio airplay.
 

  3 No More Lies 4   Feb 1990  
  Michel'le  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  No More Lies was the only top 20 song for Michel'le. She had other songs that were popoular including 1991 top 20 near miss Something In My Heart.  

  4 A Girl Like You 2 11   Feb 1990  
  The Smithereens  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Rock and alternative group The Smithereens had a long string of rock top 20 songs, but A Girl Like You was a pop top 20 one hit wonder.  

  5 Black Velvet 9 1   Mar 1990  
  Alannah Myles  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Black Velvet hit number one pop, and number 9 rock, and became a dual top 20 one hit wonder for Alannah Myles. Follow-up Love Is reached the top 30.  

  6 C'mon And Get My Love 3   Mar 1990  
  D-Mob Introducing Cathy Dennis  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although D-Mob was very popular dance artist, C'mon And Get My Love was his only top 20 song.  

  7 Just A Friend 8   Mar 1990  
  Biz Markie  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Just A Friend borrowed from (You) Got What I Need by Freddie Scott. The song was the only top 20 hit for Biz Markie, but the group had a few songs that received some soul radio airplay. In 2002, Mario took a remake, Just A Friend 2002, to number 3.  

  8 Hello 18     Mar 1990  
  The Beloved  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Hello was the only rock top 20 song by alternative dance group The Beloved, reaching number 18. Also, in 1990, the group had a rock top 20 near miss with Sweet Harmony.  

  9 Better Days 20     Mar 1990  
  Gun  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Better Days was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for UK rock band Gun. The group never made the pop top 20 and never hit the rock top 20 again, but had a string of UK hits including a 1994 rock remake of Cameo dance song Word Up. The song Better Days was from album Taking On The World.  

  10 No Myth 1 10   Mar 1990  
  Michael Penn  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although No Myth was the only pop top 20 hit for Michael Penn, he had a few rock top 20 hits.  

  11 If U Were Mine 29   Mar 1990  
  The U-Krew  
    YouTube    
  If U Were Mine was the first and biggest song by The U-Krew, reaching the top 30. The group followed-up the song with two less known rap songs. The song If U Were Mine was from album The U-Krew.  

  12 I'll Be Your Everything 1   Mar 1990  
  Tommy Page  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This number one song was the only top 20 hit for Tommy Page. The follow-up, When I Dream Of You, received moderate airplay. The song I'll Be Your Everything was from album Paintings In My Mind. This song was written by: Jordan Knight, Danny Wood, Tommy Page.  

  13 Don't Wanna Fall In Love 1   Apr 1990  
  Jane Child  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Jane Child was a dance singer with a number one one hit wonder on the top 20, Don't Wanna Fall In Love. Her other songs gained minor radio airplay.  

  14 I Wanna Be Rich 1   Apr 1990  
  Calloway  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I Wanna Be Rich was the only top 20 hit for Calloway. The follow-up, All The Way, received minor radio airplay.  

  15 Whole Wide World 7   Apr 1990  
  A'Me Lorain  
    YouTube    
  Whole Wide World was the only top 20 hit song for A'Me Lorain. The follow-up, Follow My Heartbeat, received some radio airplay. The song was from the movie True Love.  

  16 Nothing Compares 2 U 14 1   Apr 1990  
  Sinead O'Connor  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Nothing Compares 2 U was the only top 20 song for Sinead O'Connor. Her follow-up, The Emperor's New Clothes, reached pop number 28, but also made number 17 rock, and became her only rock top 20 hit. The song Nothing Compares 2 U was from album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. This song was written by Prince.  

  17 Seven O'Clock 3     May 1990  
  The London Quireboys  
    YouTube    
  Seven O'Clock was the only rock top 20 hit for The London Quireboys, who had received some rock airplay in 1988 with There She Goes Again.  

  18 Sending All My Love 4   May 1990  
  Linear  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Sending All My Love was a top 20 one hit wonder for dance pop Linear. The group followed-up with other popular songs like Don't You Come Cryin', but no other top 20 songs.  

  19 Getting Away With It 21   May 1990  
  Electronic  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Getting Away With It just missed the pop top 20. Electronic was best known for alternative and dance songs like Get The Message.
The group formed from members of major alternative groups including New Order, Pet Shop Boys, and The Smiths.
 

  20 House Of Pain 15     May 1990  
  Faster Pussycat  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although House Of Pain was the only rock top 20 hit for Faster Pussycat, the group received quite a bit of rock airplay for other songs. The song House Of Pain was from album Wake Me When It's Over.  

  21 Turtle Power! 8   May 1990  
  Partners In Kryme  
    YouTube    
  Turtle Power was the only top 20 hit by Partners In Kryme. the duo released other songs too, like On A Lonely Road, which received minor radio airplay. Turtle Power! was from the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  

  22 I'll See You In My Dreams 9 18   May 1990  
  Giant  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 Ooh La La (I Can't Get Over You) 8   May 1990  
  Perfect Gentlemen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Perfect Gentlemen followed-up Ooh La La (I Can't Get Over You) with the song One More Chance, which received slight radio airplay.  

  24 Flying Under Radar 17     Jun 1990  
  Jerry Harrison  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  While Flying Under Radar was the only rock top 20 hit for Jerry Harrison, his other popular song, Rev It Up, was a long-running rock top 20 near miss in 1988.  

  25 Walks Like A Woman 20     Jun 1990  
  Baton Rouge  
    YouTube    
  Walks Like A Woman just made the rock top 20. Baton Rouge did not gain mentionable airplay with any other song.  

  26 When The River Runs Dry 14     Jun 1990  
  Hunters & Collectors  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  While When The River Runs Dry was the only rock top 20 song for Hunters & Collectors, the group had a long string of hits in other countries.  

  27 All Lips N' Hips 19     Jun 1990  
  Electric Boys  
    YouTube    
  Album rock group Electric Boys made the rock top 20 once with All Lips N' Hips, but missed with the slightly played 1992 song Mary In The Mystery World.  

  28 Chain Of Fools 18     Jun 1990  
  Little Caesar  
    YouTube    
  Little Caesar was a guitar rock band. There were other groups at different times with similar names. This band had a single rock top 20 hit with its remake of this 1968 number 2 hit by Aretha Franklin. A few months later, in 1991, the group received rock play with In Your Arms.  

  29 All I Want 15     Jun 1990  
  The Lightning Seeds  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This was the only Rock Top 20 hit for The Lightning Seeds.  

  30 Notice Me 18   Jun 1990  
  Nikki  
    YouTube    
  Notice Me was the only top 20 hit for Nikki. He also received slight radio airplay with the song Cry Baby.  

  31 Mentirosa 10   Jul 1990  
  Mellow Man Ace  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Mentirosa was the only top 20 hit for Mellow Man Ace. He received minor radio airplay with other songs like Do This.  

  32 Bad Of The Heart 18   Jul 1990  
  George LaMond  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Bad Of The Heart was the only top 20 song for George LaMond, who received moderate airplay with other songs, particularly dance songs.  

  33 I Melt With You 13 10   Jul 1990  
  Modern English  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I Melt With You was a rock top 20 hit in 1983, and made the pop top 20 in 1990. Modern English never had another pop or rock top 20 hit, but had a string of alternative songs that received some radio airplay. The song I Melt With You was from album After The Snow.  

  34 We're All In The Same Gang 22   Jul 1990  
  The West Coast Rap All-Stars  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The West Coast Rap All-Stars was created by top rap stars of the day to benefit inner city children.  

  35 I'll Be Your Chauffeur 17     Aug 1990  
  David J  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  I'll Be Your Chauffeur was the only rock top 20 hit for David J. He received minor radio airplay with other songs too, like Blue Moods Turning Tail. David J was the bassist in Bauhaus.  

  36 Epic 5 8   Aug 1990  
  Faith No More  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Epic was the only top 20 song for Faith No More. The group had other rock top 20 hits.  

  37 Tic-Tac-Toe 10   Aug 1990  
  Kyper  
    YouTube    
  Tic-Tac-Toe borrowed from the 1983 number one song Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes. Tic-Tac-Toe was the only top 20 hit for Kyper.  

  38 Dirty Cash (Money Talks) 25   Sep 1990  
  Adventures Of Stevie V  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Dirty Cash (Money Talks) was the most popular song by Adventures Of Stevie V. He had other popular dance songs too, like That's The Way It Is.  

  39 Knockin' Boots 7   Nov 1990  
  Candyman  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The top 20 hit song Knockin' Boots borrowed from Ooh Boy by Rose Royce. Candyman did not have another top 20 song, but received some airplay with Melt In Your Mouth just over a year later.  

  40 Hippychick 8   Nov 1990  
  Soho  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Hippychick borrowed from How Soon Is Now by The Smiths. A few months after Hippychick became the group's only top 20 hit song, Soho received slight radio airplay with the song Freaky.  

  41 Groove Is In The Heart 3   Nov 1990  
  Deee-Lite  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Groove Is In The Heart was the first and final top 20 hit song for Deee-Lite. The group followed-up with a few more dance songs.  

  42 Wiggle It 10   Dec 1990  
  2 In A Room  
    YouTube    
  Wiggle It was a top 20 one hit wonder for 2 In A Room. Other songs by the group achieved some dance and Latin popularity.  

  43 Hard To Handle 1 17   Dec 1990  
  The Black Crowes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  In 1968, Otis Redding received moderate airplay with his version of Hard To Handle. This remake by The Black Crowes was a top 20 one hit wonder by The Black Crowes, but the group received pop airplay with many songs, including She Talks To Angels, a top 20 near miss. On rock stations, The Black Crowes had a long string of number one songs. The Black Crowes song Hard To Handle was from album Shake Your Money Maker.  

  44 Tom's Diner 19 3   Dec 1990  
  D.N.A. Featuring Suzanne Vega  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Tom's Diner was recorded a cappela in 1987, but became popular when D.N.A. remixed it and added the rhythm tracks. D.N.A. never had another song that received noticeable airplay. Suzanne Vega had many other songs out. This song was from album Solitude Standing.  

  45 Kinky Afro 20     Dec 1990  
  Happy Mondays  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Alternative rock group Happy Mondays just made the rock top 20 with Kinky Afro. The group received some notice with other songs like Step On.  


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1990 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Nothing Compares 2 U
 Sinead O'Connor
2Black Velvet
 Alannah Myles
3I Wanna Be Rich
 Calloway
4Don't Wanna Fall In Love
 Jane Child
5Groove Is In The Heart
 Deee-Lite
6I'll Be Your Everything
 Tommy Page
7Tom's Diner
 D.N.A. Featuring Suzanne Vega
8Sending All My Love
 Linear
9C'mon And Get My Love
 D-Mob Introducing Cathy Dennis
10Epic
 Faith No More
11No More Lies
 Michel'le
12Knockin' Boots
 Candyman
13Whole Wide World
 A'Me Lorain
14I Melt With You
 Modern English
15Hippychick
 Soho
16Just A Friend
 Biz Markie
17Turtle Power!
 Partners In Kryme
18No Myth
 Michael Penn
19Ooh La La (I Can't Get Over You)
 Perfect Gentlemen
20Mentirosa
 Mellow Man Ace

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Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1990. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.

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