Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
Released: May 19th, 1998
Album: Never Say Never (Brandy) & The Boy Is Mine (Monica)
The Boy Is Mine was the top selling song of 1998 and spent 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Interesting Facts: The song was inspired by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s duet “The Girl Is Mine” and was a response to the media portraying the two singers as rivals.
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Released: August 23rd, 1997
Tubthumping is unquestionably the groups biggest song, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It is a song unanimous with the 90’s.
Interesting Facts: Chumbawamba is widely regarded as a one-and-done band, but the group has spanned 30 years between 1982-2012 and have produced eight studio albums.
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Released: November 6th, 1992
Album: The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack
I Will Always Love You is of course a Dolly Parton original, but Whitney Houston’s version spent 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, among several other charts where it occupied the top spot. It won Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 1994 Grammy’s and has sold 20 million copies. NME ranks it at #9 on the list of Greatest #1 Singles In History, and Billboard placed it at #6 on their Top 50 Love Songs Of All Time.
Interesting Facts: Just a few hours after the passing of Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You topped the US itunes charts. One week after her death the song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, nearly 20 years after it had been released.