Section 2: The Top 40

PM Dawn hit #1 in 1991 with “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.” They also hit the top 40 with “Paper Doll” “I’d Die Without You” and “Looking Through Patient Eyes.”

Poison hit the top 40 with “Unskinny Bop” “Something to Believe In” “Ride the Wind” and “Life Goes On.”

Iggy Pop’s only charting song on the Hot 100 was 1990’s “Candy” which hit #28.

Portrait hit #11 with “Here We Go Again!”

Positive K made it to #14 with his only hit, “I Got A Man.”

Jessie Powell hit #10 with “You”

The Presidents of the United States of America hit #29 with “Peaches”

The new leader for least known top 40 hit is “Splackavellie” by Pressha.

The Pretenders hit #16 with “I’ll Stand By You”

Kelly Price hit #12 with “Friend of Mine”

Maxi Priest hit #1 with “Close To You.” His other top 40 hit was “That Girl” featuring Shaggy.

Prince was the 12th biggest artist of the decade thanks to top 40 hits like “Thieves in the Temple” “Gett Off” “Cream” “Diamonds and Pearls” “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” “My Name Is Prince” “7” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” “Letitgo” and “I Hate You.”

The Proclaimers hit #3 with “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).”

Prodigy hit #30 with “Firestarter”

Public Announcement hit #5 with “Body Bumpin’ Yippie-Yi Yo”

Public Enemy hit #33 with “Give It Up”

Puff Daddy was the 19th biggest artist of the decade thanks to “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” hitting #1 for 6 weeks and “I’ll Be Missing You” spending 11 weeks at the top spot. He also took “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Satisfy You” to #2 and hit the top 40 with “Been Around the World” “Victory” and “Come with Me.”

The Puppies hit #40 with “Funky Y-2-C”

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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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