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Top 40 Songs This Week – August 11, 1990: Songs 30-21

Welcome back to this week’s Top 40 Countdown! Yesterday’s countdown had quite the variety of music. Today is no different. A lot of these songs are new to me. So, let’s Return to the week ending August 11, 1990, and continue the countdown.

30. “Tonight” by New Kids On The Block

Even though the New Kids are local to me, I never paid much attention to them. I do love Donnie Wahlberg in the television show, Blue Bloods. And the show, Wahlburgers is a guilty pleasure for me. But, I am not the target audience for the group. That being said, I actually like this song a little. It reminds me of the pre-disco Bee Gees. I’m not going to hurry up and buy the Step by Step album, from which this song came from, but I don’t mind this song.

29. “Mentirosa” by Mellow Man Ace


Ugh! It’s songs like this that make me regret dabbling into 1990! This song, which samples Santana’s “No One To Depend On“, and “Evil Ways“, was Mellow Man Ace’s only hit (I’m shocked). It reached all the way up to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 (I’m shocked).
[The first “I’m shocked” was sarcastic. The second one was not sarcastic]

28. “Tic-Tac-Toe” by Kyper


You can’t see me, but I am beating my head against my desk as I listen to this. Oh my God, this song is so stupid! And it doesn’t help that he samples “Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes. Blasphemous! It’s slightly better than the last song, but it’s so stupid! Let’s put this in perspective – this song could probably be a hit today. So, if you like the music of today, you might like this song.

27. “Love & Emotion” by Stevie B

OK, this is a little better. Like I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for the Freestyle music of this period. I had never heard this song before. I don’t know if it’s because of the two crap songs before this, but, I’m liking this song.

26. “The Other Side” by Aerosmith

FINALLY!!! Now, this is the music I was really into back then. I love Aerosmith’s album Pump way more than Permanent Vacation. There were so many great songs on that album, and this was one of my favorites. I remember buying Pump the day it came out. When my roomates and I were listening to the album, and this song came on, I told them that this would be released as a single, and would be a hit. I was right.

25. “I Didn’t Want to Need You” by Heart

Brigade was another great album that I owned. Heart was on a hot streak from the mid-’80s through the early ’90s. This song was the second single released from Brigade. It was written by Diane Warren, who was one of the most successful writers of the ’80s and ’90s.

24. “Hanky Panky” by Madonna

Madonna was indeed ahead of her time. Two decades before the Fifty Shades of Grey craze, Madonna was singing about spanking. This isn’t one of my favorite songs by her, but it is a fun song from the Dick Tracy soundtrack album, I’m Breathless.

23. “Possession” by Bad English

Today’s list of songs is turning out to be a pretty good! This is a ballad by the supergroup (and Journey spinoff) Bad English, that is not “The Price of Love” or “When I See You Smile“. If your tired of hearing those other two songs, then “Possession” is a good alternative. If you want to know more about Bad English, and their debut album, check out the article that Robert wrote on it.


Just as they do on Casey’s American Top 40 station on iHeart Radio, let’s listen to a bonus song. I love the band Vixen. Every song, on each of their albums, is great. This week, their song “How Much Love” debuted on the Hot 100, charting at #95.


22. “Across the River” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Oh man, this band was still around at this time?! Ugh! Not a fan. This would be Hornsby’s last significant hit single. It was off of the third and final album by Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Bruce Hornsby went solo after that. Well, this song isn’t as horrible as some of his other songs. I kind of like the chorus.

21. “Banned in the U.S.A.” by Luke Featuring The 2 Live Crew

This is the third rap song today. And it is the third rap song that samples another song. This time, it is “Born in the U.S.A.” Bruce Springsteen actually gave the 2 Live Crew permission to use his song. Unlike the first two rap songs from today, I actually like this one. The song title refers to the decision in a court case that 2 Live Crew’s album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, was obscene. Record store owners would actually be arrested for selling the album. The decision was eventually overturned on appeal. With all the social issues going on in the world today, I think it would be nice if some artists had the guts to sing and protest. Listening to this song makes me feel that it is nice and refreshing to hear somebody standing up for themselves and speaking out in a very cool way.


That wraps up today’s list of songs. It definitely gets mixed reviews from me. But, now that we got past this hump, the countdown is going to get better. As usual, please feel free to leave your thoughts and memories from 1990.

Remember That Song: 3/17/15

Can you name the artist and song:

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
But he moved a million hearts in mono


Last Song: “Alone” by Heart from Bad Animals (1987)

Great job Andy (@andytorah)!!!

You don’t know how long I have waited
and I was going to tell you tonight

Remember That Song: 2/5/15

Can you name the artist and song:

No matter what your friends try and tell ya
We were made to fall in love
And we will be together, any kind of weather
Just like that, just like that


Last Song: “These Dreams” by Heart from the album Heart (1985)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk) and Andy (@andytorah)!!!

Is it cloak ‘n dagger
Could it be spring or fall
I walk without a cut
Through a stained glass wall

Remember That Song: 8/1/14

Hair’s to Friday!!

Can you name the Artist and Song:

Cool woman, cool eyes, you got me hypnotized
So head down, get a rhythm
Stop your stallin’ and your bitchin’


Last Song: “Never” by Heart from the album Heart (1985)

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish)!!

You’re hangin your head again
Cause somebody won’t let you in

Remember That Song – 6/20/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Up until now I’ve learned to live without love
Like a ship without a sail, wandering aimlessly lost


Last Song: “You Ain’t So Tough” by Heart in honor of Ann Wilson who turned 63 yesterday.

Loving you was an endless fight
I was wrong and you were always right
But look what happened when I called your bluff
When the truth comes out

Remember That Song: 8/23/12

Can you name the artist and song:

You’re a tough little sister
But you’ll settle for a mister tonight
But you’re running out of time


Last Song: “What About Love” by Heart
Great job Kim (@GarritKrus)!!

I can’t tell you what you’re feeling inside
I can’t sell you what you don’t want to buy
Something’s missing and you got to
Look Back On Your Life

Remember That Song – 5/3/12

Can you name the artist and song:

When all faith is gone, I fight myself to carry on
Yet I know of the harm I do, what more can I say to you


Last Song: “Alone” by Heart

You don’t know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight
You don’t know how long I have waited

I love this acoustic version: