The Lost 90s: St Cloud Hits You’ve Forgotten About – Volume 2
Continuing my on-going series of songs from the 1990s that were big hits in Central Minnesota, but they're probably songs that you haven't heard in about 20 - 30 years.
It's based on my years of working at radio stations, nightclubs, and how they did on the charts. Occasionally there are songs that were not Top 10 hits but were popular in the St. Cloud area. I hope these bring back good memories for you as they do for me.
The Lost 90s: St Cloud Hits You've Forgotten About [Vol. 2]
Londonbeat - "I've Been Thinking About You"
Billboard Hot 100: #1 (1990-91)
This song was prominent not only in Central Minnesota but everywhere. Londonbeat recently did a virtual performance. Check that out here.
Sophie B Hawkins - "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Billboard Hot 100: #5 (1992)
This song was Sophie B Hawkins's debut song from her debut album, and it was close to being a one-hit-wonder. Another single, a few years later, would make sure that didn't happen.
Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
Billboard Hot 100: #4 (1993)
The Canadian band's lead singer, Brad Roberts, had one of those unique voices that was not something typically heard in popular music. And the song was actually a bigger hit everywhere else but in their home country. Weird Al even did a parody of this song. Personally, I liked their "Afternoons and Coffespoons" better.
Dishwalla - "Counting Blue Cars"
Billboard Hot 100: #15 (1996)
It reached number 15 on the Hot 100 chart, but it was a Top 5 song on the many other charts, including Top 40. "Counting Blue Cars" was a one-hit-wonder for Dishwalla, and the band never came close to sniffing a hit again.
Macy Gray - "I Try"
Billboard Hot 100: #5 (1999)
Oh, that soulful, raspy voice. Much like Brad Roberts from Crash Test Dummies, Macy had a very unique, distinctive sound. She continues to make music with her last album coming out in 2018, though she has never come close to the success of her multi-platinum, debut album.