1990

1990 Top Artists

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Artists with multiple tracks in the 1990 countdown.

Artist Track Score
The CureThe Forest90
Primary82
Boys Don't Cry78
Just Like Heaven76
Lullaby58
The Love Cats34
In Between Days29
Artist Total Score:447
The SmithsHow Soon Is Now?98
This Charming Man94
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out57
Bigmouth Strikes Again48
Artist Total Score:297
Hunters & CollectorsThrow Your Arms Around Me99
The Slab75
Talking To A Stranger69
Say Goodbye30
Artist Total Score:273
New OrderBlue Monday96
Bizarre Love Triangle80
Temptation36
True Faith33
Artist Total Score:245
REMIt's The End Of The World92
The One I Love55
Fall On Me23
Orange Crush2
Artist Total Score:172
The PixiesDebaser83
Monkey Gone To Heaven67
Here Comes Your Man46
Artist Total Score:196
The ChurchUnder The Milky Way87
The Unguarded Moment44
Reptile9
Artist Total Score:140
B52sRock Lobster93
Love Shack13
Roam4
Artist Total Score:110
Billy BraggWiting For The Great Leap Forward43
Greetings To The New Brunette42
Levi Stubbs Tears19
Artist Total Score:104

What's the "Score"?

By giving each track in the Hottest 100 a score based on the inverse of it's position number (ie. the track at 10th place gets a score of 90) a combination of all track scores gives an artist a Hot Score.

This doesn't mean that artist is "better" than another, it's just another interesting way of looking at the poll.

1990 Hottest 100 Countdown

  1. 1 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
  2. 2 Hunters & Collectors Throw Your Arms Around Me
  3. 3 The Smiths How Soon Is Now?
  4. 4 The The Uncertain Smile
  5. 5 New Order Blue Monday
  6. 6 The Stone Roses Fool's Gold
  7. 7 The Smiths This Charming Man
  8. 8 B52s Rock Lobster
  9. 9 REM It's The End Of The World
  10. 10 The Jam That's Entertainment
  11. 11 The Cure The Forest
  12. 12 Dead Kennedys Holiday In Cambodia
  13. 13 Sinead O'Connor Troy
  14. 14 The Church Under The Milky Way
  15. 15 Boys Next Door Sivers
  16. 16 Sugarcubes Birthday
  17. 17 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights
  18. 18 The Pixies Debaser
  19. 19 The Cure Primary
  20. 20 The Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK
  21. 21 New Order Bizarre Love Triangle
  22. 22 The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
  23. 23 The Cure Boys Don't Cry
  24. 24 Black Box Ride On Time
  25. 25 The Cure Just Like Heaven
  26. 26 Hunters & Collectors The Slab
  27. 27 Go Betweens Cattel And Cane
  28. 28 The Clash London Calling
  29. 29 Public Enemy Fight The Power
  30. 30 Only Ones Another Girl Another Planet
  31. 31 This Mortal Coil Song To The Siren
  32. 32 Hunters & Collectors Talking To A Stranger
  33. 33 NWA Fuck Tha' Police
  34. 34 The Pixies Monkey Gone To Heaven
  35. 35 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
  36. 36 Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
  37. 37 Prince Sign O The Times
  38. 38 Soft Cell Tainted Love
  39. 39 Prince Kiss
  40. 40 Soul II Soul Back To Life
  41. 41 Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun
  42. 42 Aretha Franklin Repect
  43. 43 The Cure Lullaby
  44. 44 The Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  45. 45 Jesus Jones Info Freako
  46. 46 REM The One I Love
  47. 47 Died Pretty Everybody Moves
  48. 48 ABBA Dancing Queen
  49. 49 The Triffids Wide Open Road
  50. 50 David Bowie Heroes
  51. 51 The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum
  52. 52 The Doors The End
  53. 53 The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again
  54. 54 Radio Birdman Aloha Steve And Danno
  55. 55 The Pixies Here Comes Your Man
  56. 56 The Sundays Can't Be Sure
  57. 57 The Church The Unguarded Moment
  58. 58 Billy Bragg Witing For The Great Leap Forward
  59. 59 Billy Bragg Greetings To The New Brunette
  60. 60 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Deanna
  61. 61 Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven
  62. 62 The Doors L.A Woman
  63. 63 Elvis Costello Alison
  64. 64 Simple Minds Love Song
  65. 65 New Order Temptation
  66. 66 John Lennon Imagine
  67. 67 The Cure The Love Cats
  68. 68 New Order True Faith
  69. 69 Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
  70. 70 Pop Will Eat Itself Wise Up Sucker
  71. 71 Hunters & Collectors Say Goodbye
  72. 72 The Cure In Between Days
  73. 73 Elvis Costello I Want You
  74. 74 Dinosaur Jnr Freak Scene
  75. 75 Sakamoto And Sylvian Forbidden Colours
  76. 76 Concrete Blonde God Is A Bullet
  77. 77 Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil
  78. 78 REM Fall On Me
  79. 79 Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime
  80. 80 Madonna Into The Groove
  81. 81 Rebel MC And Double Trouble Street Tuff
  82. 82 Billy Bragg Levi Stubbs Tears
  83. 83 Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
  84. 84 Joy Division Atmosphere
  85. 85 Go Betweens Bye Bye Pride
  86. 86 Laughing Clowns Eternally Yours
  87. 87 Violent Femmes Add It Up
  88. 88 B52s Love Shack
  89. 89 Sonic Youth Teenage Riot
  90. 90 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
  91. 91 De La Soul Say No Go
  92. 92 The Church Reptile
  93. 93 Tall Tales And True Trust
  94. 94 The The This Is The Day
  95. 95 Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
  96. 96 Concrete Blonde Happy Birthday
  97. 97 B52s Roam
  98. 98 Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side
  99. 99 REM Orange Crush
  100. 100 Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough