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Pop Shots – A Look At The Charts … From 34 Years Ago

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week I’m hopping into my time machine again, this time setting the coordinates for 34 years ago this week. Touching down in April of 1990, I turn the radio on and hear … the reason I loved growing up in the ‘90s! Never has there been a time when more genres were sharing the same space in people’s ears, and on programmers’ playlists – pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, dance – we were literally listening to everything, and it was all represented on the Billboard Hot 100 this week back in 1990. Sinead O’Connor had the number one song in the nation with “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which has since gone one to be recognized as one of the great ballads of all-time (shout out to Prince), and of the 99 songs listed after it I can recite the lyrics to a significant number of them. In fact, it was actually a challenge paring this column down to just 12 songs. At one point I had over 20 I wanted to write about! With th

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