Section 2: The Top 40

Tal BachmanArrested Development hit the top 40 with ”Tennessee,” ”People Everyday” and ”Mr. Wendel.” ”Tennessee” won them a Grammy for best Rap Group.

Rick Astley hit the top 40 twice in the decade, with ”Cry For Help” ”Hopelessly”

Atlantic Starr hit #3 with ”Masterpiece” in 92

AZ had one top 40 hit with ”Sugar Hill”

AZ Yet had two top 10 hits with ”Last Night” and ”Hard to Say I’m Sorry”

Babyface is ranked as the #32 artist of the decade according to Billboard due in part to eight Top 40 singles. ”Whip Appeal,” ”My Kinda Girl,” ”Give U My Heart,” ”Never Keeping Secrets,” ”And Our Feelings,” ”When Can I See You,” ”This Is For the Lover In You” and ”Every Time I Close My Eyes” were those tunes, with ”When Can I See You” taking home a Grammy for best R&B Male Vocal.

Tal Bachman hit #14 in 1999 with his only hit, ”She’s So High.”

Billboard says the Backstreet Boys are the 35th highest charting artist of the decade thanks to their five Top 40 singles. ”Larger Than Life” hit #25 while ”Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” ”All I Have To Give,” and ”I Want It That Way” all hit the top 10 and ”Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)” spent two weeks at #2.

Bad Company’s ”If You Needed Somebody,” ”Walk Through Fire” and ”How About That” all hit the top 40.

Bad English hit #21 with ”Possession” in 1990.

Erykah Badu hit the top 40 with ”On&On” which won her a Grammy for best R&B Female Vocal.

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