Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston: No.1 Songs From 1990

Paula Abdul photographed in 1990.
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Paula Abdul photographed in 1990. 

We'll breakdown 1990, but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year:

Marking the dawn of a new decade, 1990 was also the start of a new era of pop music shaped by the increasing popularity of hip-hop. Throughout the year, several R&B and hip-hop tracks sat pretty at the top of the charts, including a number of singles from Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, who released her debut album the same year.

See what '90s hits peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990 and shaped the culture at the beginning of the end of the century.

Phil Collins, "Another Day in Paradise"


Michael Bolton, "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"


Paula Abdul (Duet with the Wild Pair), "Opposites Attract" 


Janet Jackson, "Escapade"


Alannah Myles, "Black Velvet"


Taylor Dayne, "Love Will Lead You Back"


Tommy Page, "I'll Be Your Everything"


Sinead O'Connor, "Nothing Compares 2 U"


Madonna, "Vogue"


Wilson Phillips, "Hold On"


Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love (From Pretty Woman)"


New Kids on the Block, "Step By Step"


Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown, "She Ain't Worth It"


Mariah Carey, "Vision of Love"


Sweet Sensation, "If Wishes Came True"


Jon Bon Jovi, "Blaze of Glory (From Young Guns II)"


Wilson Phillips, "Release Me"


Nelson, "(Can't Live Without) Your Love and Affection"


Maxi Priest, "Close to You"


George Michael, "Praying for Time"


James Ingram, "I Don't Have the Heart"


Janet Jackson, "Black Cat"


Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby"


Mariah Carey, "Love Takes Time"


Whitney Houston, "I'm Your Baby Tonight"


Stevie B, "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)"