By 1992, freestyle dance music must have been on the way out, as there were a lot of songs in that genre that missed the Top 40 that year. One of them, "Take Me in Your Arms" by Lil Suzy, was at #73 on the Hot 100 this week that year after having peaked at #67.
At its peak position of #7 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart this week in 1996 was a song that only reached #60 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and was the biggest rock hit for female singer Poe - "Angry Johnny".
At #71 on the Hot 100 this week in 1994 is a song that originally peaked at #14 the previous year for 4 Non Blondes. Covered by DJ Miko and with vocals by Louise Gard, this version of "What's Up" only reached #58.
At #66 on the Hot 100 this week in 1998 is the trio of Ultra Naté, Amber, and Jocelyn Enriquez (credited as Stars on 54), with a song from the soundtrack of the movie "54". Originally a #5 hit for Gordon Lightfoot in 1971, this version of "If You Could Read My Mind" would only reach #52.
From Billboard's R&B chart this week in 1991 is De La Soul, who were at #50 (after peaking at #43) with "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'". Also featured on the song are Q-Tip, Vinia Mojica, and Russell Simmons.
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Today's pick is a two-sided single by Pearl Jam, which was originally released internationally in 1992 but was not released in the US until 1995, allowing it to finally chart on the Hot 100 that year. This week in 1995, it was at #94 on the chart after peaking at #79. Here's Pearl Jam with "Jeremy" and the B-side "Yellow Ledbetter".
Released this month in 1993 was the "Weird Al" Yankovic album "Alapalooza", and the lead single from that album was a parody of the Richard Harris song "MacArthur Park" as well as the big hit film from that summer - "Jurassic Park".
Debuting at #100 on the Hot 100 this week in 1999, and only peaking at #97 the following month, is "Simon Says" by Pharoahe Monch, containing a sample from the 1992 film "Godzilla vs. Mothra". WARNING: Lyrics NSFW!
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Debuting at #100 on the Hot 100 this week in 1999, and only peaking at #97 the following month, is “Simon Says” by Pharoahe Monch, containing a sample from the 1992 film “Godzilla vs. Mothra”. WARNING: Lyrics NSFW!
So,I'm guessing NOT a remake of the 1968 bubblegum classic by the 1910 Fruit Gum Company...