The 90’s was decade with some extremely memorable songs. We can say that almost all decades have songs that are worth remembering. Let us look back at the 90’s and relive the Top 5 90’s music remakes.
1. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
This song was performed by Lou Bega in 1999 in the album A Little Bit of Mambo.
A song originally composed and recorded by Perez Prado in 1949, Bega’s version was a hit in the US, Canada and Australia. It was the number 1 song in Australia in 1999 for eight weeks straight and became the best-selling single for that year. During the same year, it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was the only top 40 song for Lou Bega.
2. Killing Me Softly – Fugees
A song originally composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel in 1971 and originally titled Killing Me Softly With His Song. The hip hop group The Fugees made a remake of this song in 1996 with a version title of Killing Me Softly. The Fugee’s version became a hit in the US, reaching number two on the US airplay chart. In the UK, it reached number one and became 1996’s best selling single.
3. Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
The original version of this song was written in 1973 to honor Marilyn Monroe who died eleven years earlier. It was the product of collaboration between Elton John (music) and Bernie Taupin (lyrics). In 1997, Elton John performed the song in the wake of Diana, Princess of Wales’ tragic death. It was released as a single and reached number one status in most countries, making the remake a bigger success than the original. Elton John stated that he would never again sing this song live except at the request of Princess Diana’s family.
4. I Believe In You and Me – Whitney Houston
This song was written by Sandy Lizner and David Wolfert and was first recorded and released by the R&B group The Four Tops in 1983. The same song was remade by Whitney Houston in 1996 and was the soundtrack for the film The Preacher’s Wife. It was released as a single for that year and reached number four in the US Hot 100 singles chart.
5. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Nicki French
This song was originally made famous by Bonnie Tyler. In 1994, Nicki French remade and released this song in the UK and re-released it in 1995 where it reached number five in the UK Singles Chart and sold a total of more than 250,000 copies in the UK. It also made waves in the US where it made number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
There you have it; the Top 5 90’s remakes. Try cruising into memory lane and listen to these songs once more. Naturally, the best place to do that would be right here on 977’s 90s Channel – where all of the top 90’s music is available for your listening pleasure 24/7.
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