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

European solo artists also had difficult time to create hits. During 1990 to 1994, there were lots of hits released solo artists. Here are those artists:

Phil Collins (United Kingdom)
Phil Collins is one of the biggest British artists who cracked the American market during 1980’s as well as early 1990’s. In the period 1990-1994, he had scored 3 Billboard top 10 hit. Those were the hits: “I Wish it Would Rain Down” (#3), “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” (#4), and “Do You Remember?” (4).

 

Sinead O’Connor (Ireland)
Sinead O’ Connor is one of the few Irish acts who had hits in the US. However, she is considered as a one-hit wonder after reaching number with “Nothing Compares to U”.

 

George Michael (United Kingdom)
George Michael became successful in the US during the 1980’s and 1990’s. He had a lot of hits during 1990-1994. His top 10 hits included “Freedom! ’90” (#8) and “Too Funky (#10) as well as number 1 hits “Praying for Time” and his duet with Elton John “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”.

 

Lisa Stansfield (United Kingdom)
Lisa Stansfield had a hit in 1989 but in 1990 and 1991, she had 2 number 1 hits which were “You Can’t Deny It” and “All Woman”.

 

Rick Astley (United Kingdom)
Rick Astley is one of the top British male artists during the second half of 19980’s. Nevertheless, he had his last US top 10 in 1990 via the number 7 hit, “Cry for Help”.

 

Seal (United Kingdom)
Seal achieved success in the US with 2 top ten singles. They were “Crazy” (#7) and the number 1 hit and his biggest hit “Kiss from a Rose”.

Eric Clapton (United Kingdom)
Eric Clapton is a legendary rock artists from several decades ago. His solo success continued in 1990s as from 1990 to 1994, he scored 1 big hit which is “Tears in Heaven” (#2).

 

Elton John (United Kingdom)
Elton John’ s success spans in a number of decades. In 1990-1994, he scored 3 top 10 hits. He topped the charts with George Michael for “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”. He achieved success to with “The One” (#9) and “The Lion King” theme “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” (#4).

Credits to Billboard / Wikipedia

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10 Songs With “Give”

“Give” was often used in songs positively as per giving something to the other person. It usually talks about the love given by the person. However, it was also used in songs with negative sense. Here are some of the 10 songs with “give”. In this list, includes “giving” as well.

Backstreet Boys- All I Have to Give
You cannot give some expensive things for the girl, but all you can “give” is love. This song went to the top 10 in many countries worldwide and contributed to the earlier success of the boyband.

Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up
When you love someone, you will not “give” that person up no matter what. This song became Jason Mraz’s staple songs as it became multiplatinum in US and earned him another top 10 hit.

Ed Sheeran- Give Me Love
When you “gave” love, you also want the other person to “give” you love. This ballad from Ed Sheeran became one of his singles released for “+” album and attained moderate success.

Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack- Give Me Everything
When you are in a club with a girl, you want her to “give” you everything. This rap dance track became one of the biggest sellers of 2011.

Demi Lovato- Give Your Heart a Break
Tired of taking pains and “giving”? Then “give” your heart a break and spend some time off form that person. This song was one of the big hits from Lovato’s “Unbroken” LP.

Pink and Nate Ruess- Just Give Me a Reason
You want to “give” that relationship a chance and ask for that reason. This song was considered as Pink’s biggest song ever as it is among the five biggest sellers of the year it was released according to IFPI.

James Morrison- You Give Me Something
Appreciating what the girl “gave” and this is a perfect track. The soul, pop and folk tune went to the top 5 in UK and was a Eurowide hit.

Bon Jovi- You Give Love a Bad Name
When someone you love hurt you, then that person “gave” love a bad name. This song became one of the most famous Bon Jovi track as obvious in music charts.

Rick Astley- Never Gonna Give You Up
It’s just like one of those not “giving” up songs. This track from Astley became his signature song as it topped the charts in majority of countries it charted.

Mary J. Blige- Give Me You
It’s like sacrificing yourself and “giving” yourself someone which a mother can. This lovely ballad became a Hot 100 hit.

Some facts from Wikipedia.