Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. View a list of the top 100 hit songs in the US in 1990 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1990 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 1:57

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« 1989 1990 1991 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1989 1990 1991 »
1 Wilson Phillips Hold On
2 Roxette It Must Have Been Love
3 Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
4 Bell Biv Devoe Poison
5 Madonna Vogue
6 Mariah Carey Vision of Love
7 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise
8 En Vogue Hold On
9 Billy Idol Cradle of Love
10 Jon Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory
11 Bell Biv Devoe Do Me!
12 Michael Bolton How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
13 Technotronic Pump up the Jam
14 Paula Abdul Opposites Attract
15 Janet Jackson Escapade
16 Heart All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
17 Maxi Priest Close to You
18 Alannah Myles Black Velvet
19 Wilson Phillips Release Me
20 Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville Don't Know Much
21 Lisa Stansfield All Around the World
22 Calloway I Wanna Be Rich
23 Johnny Gill Rub You the Right Way
24 Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown She Ain't Worth It
25 Sweet Sensation If Wishes Came True
26 Snap The Power
27 Nelson (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection
28 Taylor Dayne Love Will Lead You Back
29 Jane Child Don't Wanna Fall in Love
30 Seduction Two to Make It Right
31 Linear Sending All My Love
32 Poison Unskinny Bop
33 New Kids On The Block Step by Step
34 Roxette Dangerous
35 Billy Joel We Didn't Start the Fire
36 James Ingram I Don't Have the Heart
37 Rod Stewart Downtown Train
38 Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation
39 Tommy Page I'll Be Your Everything
40 B-52's Roam
41 Jody Watley Everything
42 Soul II Soul Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
43 Luther Vandross Here and Now
44 Janet Jackson Alright
45 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
46 Milli Vanilli Blame It on the Rain
47 M.C. Hammer Have You Seen Her
48 Taylor Dayne With Every Beat of My Heart
49 Janet Jackson Come Back to Me
50 Michel'le No More Lies
51 George Michael Praying for Time
52 Michael Bolton How Can We Be Lovers
53 Phil Collins Do You Remember
54 After 7 Ready or Not
55 M.C. Hammer U Can't Touch This
56 Phil Collins I Wish It Would Rain Down
57 Lou Gramm Just Between You and Me
58 Phil Collins Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
59 Janet Jackson Black Cat
60 After 7 Can't Stop
61 Aerosmith Janie's Got a Gun
62 Digital Underground The Humpty Dance
63 Taylor Dayne I'll Be Your Shelter
64 Tom Petty Free Fallin'
65 Pebbles Giving You the Benefit
66 Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence
67 Tesla Love Song
68 Bad English Price of Love
69 Tyler Collins Girls Nite Out
70 Go West King of Wishful Thinking
71 Chicago What Kind of Man Would I Be?
72 Skid Row I Remember You
73 Technotronic Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over)
74 Gloria Estefan Here We Are
75 Faith No More Epic
76 Mariah Carey Love Takes Time
77 Cher Just Like Jesse James
78 B-52s Love Shack
79 Milli Vanilli All or Nothing
80 Dino Romeo
81 Black Box Everybody Everybody
82 Billy Joel I Go to Extremes
83 Babyface Whip Appeal
84 Paul Young Oh Girl
85 D-Mob With Cathy Dennis C'mon and Get My Love
86 Paula Abdul (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
87 Cover Girls We Can't Go Wrong
88 Michael Bolton When I'm Back on My Feet Again
89 Keith Sweat Make You Sweat
90 New Kids On The Block This One's for the Children
91 Aerosmith What It Takes
92 Kiss Forever
93 Time Jerk Out
94 Biz Markie Just a Friend
95 A'me Lorain Whole Wide World
96 Motley Crue Without You
97 Jive Bunny and The Master Mixers Swing the Mood
98 Prince Thieves in the Temple
99 Mellow Man Ace Mentirosa
100 Kyper Tic-Tac-Toe

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