CF IS 25: EVERY NUMBER ONE SONG FROM 1990

As we celebrate  25 years of Commodore Format – and to remind you of the way we were when the magazine launched – here’s every single number one song from 1990!

Topping the charts in the week CF arrived was The Steve Miller Band’s The Joker, which isn’t really much of an indicator of life in 1990 at all. It was initially released in 1974, but was a best selling song again 16 years later because it appeared in a Levi’s TV advert.

Best selling record of the year was another oldie – the Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody, which featured on the year’s big movie Ghost. And here are the rest…

13TH JANUARY: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – HANGIN’ TOUGH

27TH JANUARY: KYLIE MINOGUE – TEARS ON MY PILLOW

3RD FEBRUARY: SINEAD O’ CONNOR – NOTHING COMPARES 2 U 

3RD MARCH: BEATS INTERNATIONAL – DUB BE GOOD TO ME

31ST MARCH: SNAP – THE POWER

14TH MARCH: MADONNA – VOGUE

12TH MAY: ADAMSKI / SEAL – KILLER

9TH JUNE: NEW ORDER / ENGLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD – WORLD IN MOTION

23RD JUNE: ELTON JOHN – SACRIFICE

28TH JULY: PARTNERS IN KRYME – TURTLE POWER

25TH AUGUST: BOMBALURINA – ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI

15TH SEPTEMBER: THE STEVE MILLER BAND – THE JOKER

29TH SEPTEMBER: MARIA MCKEE – SHOW ME HEAVEN

27TH OCTOBER: THE BEAUTIFIUL SOUTH – A LITTLE TIME

3RD NOVEMBER: THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS – UNCHAINED MELODY

1ST DECEMBER: VANILLA ICE – ICE ICE BABY

29TH DECEMBER: CLIFF RICHARD – SAVIOUR’S DAY

If you want to find out more about music in 1990s UK, this is a good place to start. CF

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