Throwback Thursday, the top 10 songs this week in 1994 [videos]

May 28, 2014|By Jordan Bartel | The Baltimore Sun

A Swedish quartet had two songs on the chart -- but neither were No. 1 this week 20 years ago. Here's your top 10, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "Back & Forth," Aaliyah

From Aaliyah's debut album, "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number," this school-is-out-let's-have-fun-now jam (Aaliyah was 15 at the time) was written by R. Kelly, and the pair was rumored to be married at this time. Both denied the claims.

9. "You Mean the World to Me," Toni Braxton

This one was also from a debut album, "Toni Braxton," which also featured hits such as "Breathe Again" and "Another Sad Love Song."

8. "Regulate," Warren G feat. Nate Dogg

A West Coast rap classic. By the way, here's a funny translation of the action.

7. "Don't Turn Around," Ace of Base

Ace of Base's third-largest American hit (and "Alejandro" sound-alike) was recorded first by Tina Turner and Neil Diamond. We'll give you a moment to let that sink in.

6. "Baby, I Love Your Way," Big Mountain

This was a reggae-infused cover of the Peter Frampton classic, featured on the soundtrack for the film "Reality Bites." That was perhaps one of the most-1994 sentences ever written.

5. The Artist, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"

Prince at his don't-you-dare-call-me-Prince era peak.

4. Enigma, "Return to Innocence"

You may remember this song from every dentist's office in America in 1994.

3. "The Sign," Ace of Base

You knew this one was coming. How much did the U.S. love "The Sign." Not only did it spend six non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, it ranked No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for the 1990s. And No. 60 on the all-time Hot 100 singles chart. All. Time.

2. "I'll Remember," Madonna

From the soundtrack to the film "With Honors," AKA: that movie where Joe Pesci played a homeless dude who messed with Harvard students. Cue pop ballad!

1. "I Swear," All-4-One

Somewhere in America each day, this song plays at a wedding every 4.5 minutes. Roughly.

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