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European Groups Who Reached the Top 10 in US (1990-1994)

It is never easy for European groups to break American market especially decades ago, unlike today when it is easier to enter Americam music charts. Once you had an American hit, it is already a milestone, what more if a song reached the top 10? Here are the European groups who had top 10 songs in the US from 1990-1994:

Londonbeat is a pop group from Britain. They had released a lot of singles, however, they only managed one top 10 hit in the US. Not just a top 10 hit, rather a number 1 hit with the song “I’ve Been Thinking About You” in 1990. After that? They only had a top 20 hit.


EMF came from Britain who were known for their alternative dance sound. They became a one-top10-hit wonder in the US with their number 1 single “Unbelievable”.

Roxette is one of the most successful Swedish artists ever. They had huge hits from 1990-1994 after scoring 3 top 10 hits. “It Must Have Been Love” and “Joyride” reached number 1, while “Fading Like a Flower” at number 2.


UB40 is one of the top British bands to grace the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 from 1990-1994. They had 3 top 10 hits: “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” (#7), “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (#6), anf the remake of “(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You” which reached number 1 in the US as well as worldwide.

Ace of Base
Ace of Base were from Sweden and had successes not just stateside but also worldwide. Their 3 US top 10 became global smashes too. These were “All That She Wants” (#2), “The Sign” (#1), “Don’t Turn Around” (#4).

Duran Duran
Duran Duran is from United Kingdom and were already had success in 1980’s. Their success continued during the first half of 1990’s when they scored 2 top 10 hits in the US with “Ordinary World” (#3), and “Come Undone” (#7)

The Cranberries
The Cranberries was a band from Ireland. They hit the top 10 in the US with their single “Linger” (#8). Despite limited success with their singles, they had multiplatinum top 3 albums there.

U2 is the nost successful Irish band ever. Their success continued until this period after scoring 2 top 10 singles which were: “Mysterious Ways” (#9), and “One” (#10).


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10 Songs With “World”

Since there are a lot of chaos in this “world” we live in, there are a lot of songs written about its current situation. Nevertheless, some songs were written that says how beautiful the world is, while other sense was written about it. Here are some of the songs with “world”:

Michael Jackson- Heal the World
Michael sees how cruelty and abuse is happening in this “world” and urging everyone to help heal it. The song has been a worldwide hit, but only peaked inside Billboard’s top 30.

Justin Bieber- All Around the World
Justin has conquered the “world” and keeping his music alive. This song off “Believe” LP performed modestly in music charts worldwide.

Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World
This is one of the best ballads I heard of all time. It is covered by a lot of people because of its simple but beautiful melody. The song was iconic and despite not reaching US topspot, it is still very much recognized there, and was a big hit wonderful “world” hit.

Michael Jackson- You Rock My World
There are some people who are gorgeous enough to rock our “world”. This comeback hit from Michael Jackson did well in the charts but not as successful as expected for a comeback.

Tears for Fears- Mad World
This is such a mad “world” and you want to escape from it. The song from the British band became successful in many countries and even performed by Adam Lambert in American Idol then.

Garbage- The World is Not Enough
This is just another James Bond song with the same title. The song didn’t perform much in music charts, though had significant success in some countries.

Outkast- The Whole World
The whole “world” wants the same certain things at times. This hip-hop song from the duo made a top 20 entry in the US and UK, though performed better in other territories.

Duran Duran- Ordinary World
You might have lose someons in this “world”, but you try to survive. This ballad became one of Duran Duran’s finest songs. It went to top 10 in many countries.

Eric Clapton- Change the World
If only we can change the “world”, we can make it better. This song was a hit during its release and became a huge Grammy winner.

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle- A Whole New World
It is just one of the best ballads in early ’90s. It is the theme song of the hit Disney animated film “Alladin”.

Sone facts from Wikipedia