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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).


Credits to Billboard / Wikipedia

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10 Songs With “Gone”

Gone may refer to someone who left or something that do not exist  or not present anymore. That’s how the word was often used in different songs. Here are some of those songs with “gone”:

When this person you love is “gone”, the pain remains and it’s never that easy. This sad ballad from the boyband settled at number 11 in Billboard Hot 100.

Avril Lavigne- When You’re Gone
You spent a lot of time with this person you love who is now “gone” and it feels like breaking you into pieces. The song became a hit charting high in many countries.

Matchbox Twenty- If You’re Gone
Something’s not right happening between two people and the other left, and think it’s fine. However, there’s still something you feel about that person. This song went to top 5 in Billboard Hot 100.

Phillip Phillips- Gone, Gone, Gone
When that person you love but you still love him/her and love even more. The song went to to number 23 in the US charts and went dounle platinum according to RIAA.

The Cranberries- When You’re Gone
Remembering someone you love was already gone makes you miss them. The song became a top 25 hit in the US and was a hit in Asia.

T.I. and Justin Timberlake- Dead and Gone
When the old you, like the wrong behavior you had, is dead and “gone”, it means you have transformed. This song was a hit reaching the top 5 both in the US and UK.

Kelly Clarkson- Already Gone
Telling the one you love to leave because you are already gone. This song became the third hit for “All I Ever Wanted” album and had hit the top 15 in the US.

Janet Jackson- Got ’til It’s Gone
When you had something but did not value it. In the end, you’ll realize it’s worth when it’s gone. The song was a top ten hit Eurowide.

Michael Jackson- Gone Too Soon
There are people in our lives who were “gone” too early. This ballad from Michael Jackson was a modest hit elsewhere.

Kelly Clarkson- Since U Been Gone
When your ex is already “gone”, it feels like you can finally breath again. The pop/rock song became a worldwide hit and one of the biggest songs in the US in 2005.

Some facts from Wikipedia / Billboard

Top 7 Female Band vocalist

It is rare to see female leading a band with male members. Oftentimes, they even made their band more successful since the camera is within them mostly than their bandmates playing the instruments. I listed some of these band vocalist who led their bands successfully.

Shirley Manson- From second half of 1990s, the band Garbage was led by this girl named Shirley who was also considered one of the top fashion icons as shown in some MTV shows. The band becane successful too scoring hits like “Milk”, “I Think I’m Paranoid, etc. They even sang the James Band hit “The World is Not Enough”. The secret to the band’s success? Of course it’s Shirley Manson.

Selena Gomez- Many of you might think she’s an artist of her own, but yes, she is now. Before? No. As we often hear ‘Selena Gomez and The Scene”‘, it’sa band which was led by Selena. It was a testament of Selena’s leadership as the band scored multiple top 10 albums and top 40 hits.

Dolores O’ Riordan- This lady have such a beautiful and rare voice. Among all the ladies in this list, she has the most beautiful voice for me. Well, she successfully led the band during the 1990s and created beautiful hit songs such as “Linger”, “Zombie” and a lot more. Their album “No Need to Argue” is among the best selling albums during the first half of 1990s. Thanks to Dolores who’s very much credited for their success.

Gwen Stefani- Apart from successful solo career, Gwen led No Doubt successfully as well. Their album “Tragic Kingdom” is among the biggest sellers for 1997, while big comeback came in 2002 after a moderate success of “Return of the Saturn”. The band never broke up, just in state of hiatus and she remained the band’s vocalist.

Florence Welch- One of the acclaimed bands recently, Florence & the Machine led by Florence Welch sold millions of albums. My favorite song from this band is “Dog Days are Over”. Undeniably, Florence have a beautiful voice which led the band’s success.

Hailey Williams- From the hard-rocking of “Misery Business” to a light and fun sound of “Ain’t it Fun”, the band scored many hit songs and hot selling albums. Hailey was also featured in songs by B.O.B. with “Airplanes” which was big hit, and Zedd. Well, she can make it as solo artist, yet she loves her band.

Amy Lee- Whether rock or ballad, her voice is very haunting that it was like taking you to the Gothic life. I wonder where she is now, but hoping for a new album of Evanescence that will take you back to their “Fallen” era.