90s Pop Songs Bracket — Elite Eight: Which was the greatest No. 1 hit from back in the day? (Details)


Blink and you will miss it. The 90s Pop Songs Bracket was at a full 64-team area simply the opposite week and now it is all the way down to the ultimate eight groups. Gone are the large favorites: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Males, Celine Dion and artists with a number of No. 1 hits. Nonetheless, no matter seeding, the Elite Eight has loads of powerhouse names remaining. The Infamous B.I.G., Coolio, Whitney Houston and TLC are simply a few of the artists nonetheless battling it out. 

Talking of seeding, it is value noting that one double-digit seed stays in every of the regional closing matchups, together with two No. 16 seeds. In truth, there’s just one true blue blood left: Whitney Houston’s “I Will All the time Love You.”  That goes to point out that the time period “endurance” means a totally totally different factor now than it did 20 to 30 years in the past. 

The 64-song area is full of No. 1 hits seeded based mostly on weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart from 1990-99. No. 1 seeds stayed atop the Scorching 100 the longest, whereas No. 16 seeds have been No. 1 for the shortest period of time. (In different phrases, do not get mad at us for the seedings.)

Bear in mind: These are the prime 64 pop songs of the ’90s, so there is a cutoff. There isn’t any Hootie and the Blowfish, for instance. Nonetheless, anybody who was alive and effectively within the ’90s ought to know most, if not all, of those songs. They’re bangers. In any case, they have been No. 1 hits. For anybody who’s uninitiated, all songs have hyperlinks. 

Elite Eight voting takes place right now with Closing 4 and championship voting will happen subsequent week. 

Voting for the Elite Eight spherical and each spherical will happen on our Cover 3 Podcast Twitter account and within the embedded tweets under.


(12) “Creep” — TLC (56.2%): The decrease seeded of the 2 remaining TLC songs has been a pleasant Cinderella, however the Regional closing pits it towards one of the vital well-known ballads of the 90s. 
(3): “
I Swear” — All-4-One (43.8%): Regardless of being a No. Three seed, did anybody suspect All-4-One would make it additional than any Boyz II Males tune?


(16) “Hypnotize” — Infamous B.I.G. (61.8%): No. 16 seeds have been faring effectively, however can Biggie fend off an authorized jam from Kriss Kross?
(3) “Bounce” — Kriss Kross (38.2%): The boys within the backwards garments barely — and I imply barely (.1%) — edged “Easy.” Can “Bounce” deal with “Hypnotize” or will the short turnaround be an excessive amount of for drained legs?


(1) “I Will All the time Love You” — Whitney Houston 36.1%): The lone remaining blue blood feels destined to make the Closing 4. 
(10) “
Genie in a Bottle” — Christina Aguilera (63.9%): We’re getting previous the purpose of true upsets, however “Genie in a Bottle” beating out “That is How We Do It” — and comfortably — was the largest shock of the Candy 16.


(16) “Gangsta’s Paradise” — Coolio (61.8%): By now, “Gangsta’s Paradise” is now not considered as a 16-seed making a run. It is a professional contender for the title of greatest 90s tune. 
(6) “
Waterfalls” — TLC (38.2%): We did not get an all-TLC regional closing, however “Waterfalls” is certainly right here on advantage. However is it any match for Coolio? 


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