Take That - Back For Good
Released: March 27th, 1995
Album: Nobody Else
Back For Good is a single off of Take That’s 3rd album and reached the top the charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Norway, Ireland and of course England. It peaked at #7 in the United States. In 2012 it was voted in at #11 on ITV’s “The Nation’s Favourite Number One Single.”
Interesting Facts: Lead singer Gary Barlow claims to have written the song in just 15 minutes.
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Released: January 31st, 1994
Album: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Crash Rules Everything Around Me was the third single from Wu-Tang’s debut album. The song is one of the groups most recognizable singles but only reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its poor commercial success its been described by music critics as one of the greatest hip hop songs ever written and was certified Gold in 2009.
Interesting Facts: The song’s original title was “Lifestyle’s Of The Mega-Rich”.
The Cranberries - Zombie
Released: September 19th, 1994
Album: No Need To Argue
Zombie, which was written as a protest song about the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington has since become the Cranberries biggest song to date. It won Best Song at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards and is closing in on a billion Youtube views.
Interesting Facts: Island Records heavily urged the group to not release Zombie and lead singer Dolores O’Riodan allegedly tore up a $1 million cheque to work on a different song.