The Worst #1 Hits of the 1990s


If I've learned anything by compiling playlists of the worst #1 hit songs of the last 50 years, it's that not all great music rises to the top. In fact, mostly sub-par music does. Sure, there are many hit songs I love, and many more that awaken nostalgic feelings, but I wouldn't mind if I never heard the vast majority of #1 hit songs again.

This will be the final entry in my Worst #1 Hits of the Decade series. I'm sure my selections will upset many, but don't bust an artery. This is only my opinion. We all have likes and dislikes when it comes to music, and it is my opinion that all 10 songs in this list are horrendous atrocities.

While Michael Bolton, Los Del Rio, and The Spice Girls are no-brainer additions to this list, I've also have selected superstar Madonna. You'll often hear people say, "Madonna's a brilliant business woman". Have you ever thought about why so many people say that about Madonna?


Well, let me tell ya. It's because she's not a "brilliant musician". She's not even a "good singer". But she is a huge success. So it must be her business skills, since it obviously has nothing to do with her music. And for the love all that is holy, "Take A Bow" is the WORST Madonna song out of her complete emasculated collection. It's a cross between a bad Chinese bathhouse movie and the decomposing parts of AM radio.

There I said it.

I'm glad I got that off my chest.

To create this playlist, I looked at all of Billboard's Hot 100 #1 hits of the 1990s. Then from these #1's, I picked what I believe is the "worst" song from each year. If a song did not reach #1 it does not qualify for the list. And the list is not ordered by badness, but chronologically.

If you enjoyed the pain this list brought you, be sure to check out my Worst #1 Songs from the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s and the 2000s. There's plenty of schlock to keep you occupied for hours!

The Worst #1 Hits of the 1990s
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