Chart Flashback: 1994

Here’s another Entertainment Weekly Chart Flashback that caught my eye. Let’s see how the ratings compare for one of my first years out of college.

  1. The Sign by Ace of Base.  EW: A-.  JayTunes: B-.  I’m sure this song got a little bump from being featured in Pitch Perfect, but I remember it as being overplayed and annoying.
  2. Bump N’ Grind by R Kelly.  EW: B+.  JayTunes: B.  Not the greatest song, but the chorus is memorable.
  3. Without You by Mariah Carey.  EW: B+.  JayTunes: B.  Mariah could sing, but this cover doesn’t stand out.
  4. The Power of Love by Celine Dion.  EW: B.  JayTunes: C.  I never really enjoyed listening to or looking at her.  Did you know that her greatest hits collection is called “My Love”?  Ugh.
  5. Whatta Man by Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue.  EW: A.  JayTunes: A.  Both of these groups were at the top of their games with this hit.
  6. So Much In Love by All-4-One.   EW: A-.  JayTunes: A-.  A nice a cappella throwback.
  7. Now and Forever by Richard Marx.  EW: B.  JayTunes: C.  Another nondescript ballad. I remember buying the sheet music for it and being disappointed.
  8. Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.  EW: A-.  JayTunes: B.  I’m pretty sure I pathetically tried to sing(?) along with this back in the day, so let’s move on.
  9. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3.  EW: A.  JayTunes: A.  Easily my favorite song on this list, it came into my life when I was just discovering jazz and rap and it hasn’t left since.
  10. Breathe Again by Toni Braxton.  EW: B.  JayTunes: C.  This yawner was made for Lite FM.

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