Pick of the Year: 1990

‘In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living’ – Robin S. Sharma


Dad’s ‘Pick of the Year’ tapes were always a firm family favourite where he would make a compilation cassette of his favourite songs form that year. He stopped in 1992 however, when music got a bit too modern for him. It’s something over the years I’ve tried to carry on, and did for a while but, no one listens to CDs anymore and they don’t have the same impact as mp3 playlists. I’ve often thought about restarting it all from 1982 on my blog though just so I have somewhere to put them all for prosperity sake.

The first rule of POTY is DON’T TALK ABOUT PICK OF THE YEAR, sorry, that’s the illegal underground fight club i’m part of.

The first rule of POTY is that you can only pick songs that charted in the top 75 in the UK. The second rule of POTY is that you can only pick enough songs that would fit onto an old C120 cassette (between 30-40 tracks). The final rule, one which I’ve imposed myself, is that you must include that year’s Christmas number 1 (highlighted in green)

  1. Go West – King of Wishful Thinking
  2. Beautiful South – A Little Time
  3. Madonna – Vogue
  4. The La’s – There She Goes
  5. Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven
  6. Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
  7. Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
  8. Betty Boo – Doin The Do
  9. Partners in Kryme – Turtle Power
  10. Phil Collins – Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  11. George Michael – Praying for Time
  12. Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby
  13. Wilson Phillips – Hold On
  14. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
  15. Snap – The Power
  16. New Order – World in Motion
  17. World Party – Put the Message in the Box
  18. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  19. New Kids on the Block – Tonight
  20. Phil Collins – Do You Remember
  21. Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
  22. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
  23. Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner (DNA Remix)
  24. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
  25. Jon Bon Jovi – Miracle
  26. Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
  27. Adamski – Killer
  28.  Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens
  29. Elton John – Sacrifice
  30. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
  31. Deee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart
  32. Maxi Priest – Close To You 
  33. The Farm – Altogether Now
  34. Technotronic – Get Up (Before The Night is Over)
  35. London Beat – I’ve Been Thinking About You
  36. Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer – Lily Wsa Here
  37. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
  38. Cliff Richard – Saviours Day
  39. Jon Bon Joci – Blaze of Glory

1 Comment

  1. July 1, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Great tracks on there! i was 8 years old obsessed with the brownies and trying to spend as much time as possible at the Garden festival (to me it was like disney!) the la’s is my fave though! i’m gonna put that on the request list for my friends 40th 1990 themed party!!

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