Section 2: The Top 40

Faith Hill hit #7 with ”This Kiss” and hit #2 for five weeks with ”Breathe.” She also hit #7 in 1997 with ”It’s Your Love” — a duet with Tim McGraw.

The now elusive Lauryn Hill released some of the hottest hip-hop songs of the decade with ”Ex-Factor” ”Everything Is Everything” and the #1 smash ”Doo Wop (That Thing).”

Susanna Hoffs hit #30 in 1991 with ”My Side of the Bed”

Dave Hollister hit #39 in 1999 with ”My Favorite Girl”

The 49th biggest artist of the decade was Hootie & the Blowfish, thanks to hits like ”Hold My Hand” ”Let Her Cry” ”Only Wanna Be With You” ”Time” ”Old Man & Me” and ”Tucker’s Town”

Bruce Hornsby & the Range hit #18 with ”Across the River”

House of Pain hit #3 with ”Jump Around”

Whitney Houston is listed as the 5th biggest artist of the decade thanks to the following top 40 hits: ”The Star Spangled Banner,” ”Miracle” ”My Name Is Not Susan” ”I’m Every Woman” ”I Have Nothing” ”Run To You” ”Count On Me” ”Why Does It Hurt So Bad” I Believe In You And Me” ”Step By Step”, ”When You Believe” ”It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” and ”My Love Is Your Love” as well the #2 hit ”Heartbreak Hotel” and the #1 hits ”I’m Your Baby Tonight” ”All the Man That I Need” Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” and of course ”I Will Always Love You” which spent 14 weeks at the top spot.

Adina Howard hit #2 with ”Freak Like Me”

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