Top 100 Singles of 1990 in Canada

phil collins I_wish_it_would_rain_downAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1990 in Canada was “I Wish It Would Rain Down” by Phil Collins, a song he wrote and had lead guitar played by Eric Clapton. Fifteen songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The top song from a Canadian artist was “More Than Words Can Say” by Alias at 2nd of the year. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 I Wish It Would Rain Down Phil Collins
2 More Than Words Can Say Alias
3 Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O’Connor
4 Vogue Madonna
5 Downtown Train Rod Stewart
6 Release Me Wilson Phillips
7 All I Wanna Do Is Make… Heart
8 Vision of Love Mariah Carey
9 Do You Remember? Phil Collins
10 Escapade Janet Jackson
11 It Must Have Been Love Roxette
12 Something Happened… Phil Collins
13 Opposites Attract Paula Abdul
14 Across the River Bruce Hornsby
15 Suicide Blonde INXS
16 Lover of Mine Alannah Myles
17 Step By Step New Kids On the Block
18 Praying For time George Michael
19 I’ll Be Your Shelter Taylor Dayne
20 Hold On Wilson Phillips
21 All Around the World Lisa Stansfield
22 This Old Heart Of Mine R. Stewart/R. Isley
23 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins
24 Love Takes Time Mariah Carey
25 I Go to Extremes Billy Joel
26 Stranded Heart
27 Oh Girl Paul Young
28 Love Will Lead You Back Taylor Dayne
29 When I’m Back On My Feet… Michael Bolton
30 Just Between You and Me Lou Gramm
31 Janie’s Got a Gun Aerosmith
32 Impulsive Wilson Phillips
33 Dangerous Roxette
34 Come Back To Me Janet Jackson
35 The King of Wishful Thinking Go West
36 So Close Hall & Oates
37 Baby It’s Tonight Jude Cole
38 Something to Believe In Poison
39 Free Fallin’ Tom Petty
40 Alright Janet Jackson
41 How Can We Be Lovers Michael Bolton
42 The Emperor’s New Clothes Sinead O’Connor
43 Blue Sky Mine Midnight Oil
44 Children of the Night Richard Marx
45 Roam The B-52s
46 I’m Your Baby Tonight Whitney Houston
47 Peace In Our Time Eddie Money
48 Unchained Melody The Righteous Bros.
49 Don’t Wanna Fall in Love Jane Child
50 We Didn’t Start the Fire Billy Joel
51 The Heart of the Matter Don Henley
52 Just Came Back Colin James
53 Joey Concrete Blonde
54 Every Little Tear Paul Janz
55 Pump Up the Jam Technotronic
56 Heart of Stone Taylor Dayne
57 Say a Prayer Breathe
58 I’ll Be Your Everything Tommy Page
59 No Myth Michael Penn
60 Cradle of Love Billy Idol
61 From a Distance Bette Midler
62 She Ain’t Pretty The Northern Pikes
63 I Think I Love You Too Much The Jeff Healey Band
64 What Kind of Man… Chicago
65 Black Cat Janet Jackson
66 Don’t Know Much L. Ronstadt/A. Neville
67 Close To You Maxi Priest
68 Dangerous Times Sue Medley
69 Miracle Jon Bon Jovi
70 U Can’t Touch This MC Hammer
71 One and Only Man Steve Winwood
72 Girl with a Problem The Northern Pikes
73 Blame It On the Rain Milli Vanilli
74 Save Me Fleetwood Mac
75 All or Nothing Milli Vanilli
76 How Am I Supposed To… Michael Bolton
77 All the Lovers in the World Gowan
78 Price of Love Bad English
79 Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson
80 Just Like Jesse James Cher
81 Love and Affection Nelson
82 Tonight New Kids On the Block
83 Too Late to Say Goodbye Richard Marx
84 With Every Beat of My Heart Taylor Dayne
85 Crime Against Love Barney Bentall
86 Keep It Together Madonna
87 Woman in Chains Tears For Fears
88 All My Life L. Ronstadt/A. Neville
89 She Ain’t Worth It G. Medeiros/B. Brown
90 Here We Are Gloria Estefan
91 Every Little Thing Jeff Lynne
92 Club at the End of the Street Elton John
93 The Time of Day Gino Vannelli
94 Two To Make It Right Seduction
95 When a Heart Breaks Rik Emmett
96 Freedom George Michael
97 Little Salvation Luba
98 Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
99 You Gotta Love Someone Elton John
100 Carry On The Box