Section 2: The Top 40

Aaliyah’s ”Back and Forth” ”At Your Best” ”If Your Girl Only Knew” and ”The One I Gave My Heart To” all hit the Top 40

Paula Abdul’s ”Opposites Attract” ”Rush, Rush” ”The Promise of a New Day” ”Blowing Kisses In the Wind” ”Vibeology” ”Will You Marry Me?” and ”My Love Is For Real” all spent time in the top 40 with the first three all hitting the top spot.

AC/DC’s ”Moneytalks” was their only top 40 hit of the decade.

Ace of Base’s ”All That She Wants” ”The Sign” ”Don’t Turn Around” ”Living In Danger” ”Beautiful Life” ”Lucky Love” and ”Cruel Summer” all hit the top 40 with “The Sign” spending four weeks at the top spot.

Bryan Adams charted in the top 40 with ”(Everything I do) I Do It For You” ”Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” ”There Will Never Be Another Tonight” ”Thought I’d Died and Gone To Heaven” ”Do I Have To Say the Words?” ”Please Forgive Me” ”All For Love” ”Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” ”Let’s Make A Night To Remember” and the duet with Barbra Streisand ”I Finally Found Someone.”

Oleta Adams hit #5 in ’90 with her hit ”Get Here.”

Adventures of Stevie V charted in 1990 with their hit ”Dirty Cash (Money Talks).”

Aerosmith hit the Top 40 with ”Janie’s Got a Gun” ”What It Takes” ”The Other Side” ”Livin’ on the Edge” ”Cryin’” ”Amazing” ”Crazy” ”Falling In Love (Is Hard On the Knees)” ”Pink” and ”I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” with the final one being the only #1 hit in their long career.

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Dave Steed

Dave Steed is all about music; 80's and metal to be exact. His iPod will shuffle from Culture Club to Slayer and he won't blink an eye. He's never heard Astral Weeks but thinks "Dazzey Duks" by Duice is the bomb. It's an odd little corner of the world he lives in.

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