Q101 Top 101 Songs of 1994

Q101 Top 101 Songs of 1994

It was the year of Pulp Fiction, Dumb & Dumber, OJ’s car chase and much more.  These are Q101’s Top 101 Songs of 1994 along with all the biggest stories of the year below.

1. Nine Inch Nails – Closer

2. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

3. The Offspring – Self Esteem

4. Live – I Alone

5. Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song

6. Veruca Salt – Seether

7. Green Day – Basket Case

8. Nirvana – All Apologies

9. Beck – Loser

10. Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

11. Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter

12. The Cranberries – Zombie

13. The Offspring – Come Out and Play

14. Candlebox – Far Behind

15. Sheryl Crow – All I Wanna Do

16. Green Day – Longview

17. The Smashing Pumpkins – Landslide

18. R.E.M. – What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

19. Liz Phair – Supernova

20. Nirvana – About a Girl

21. Weezer – Buddy Holly

22. Dinosaur Jr. – Feel the Pain

23. Pearl Jam – Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

24. James – Laid

25. Hole – Doll Parts

26. Soundgarden – Fell on Black Days

27. Counting Crows – Round Here

28. Green Day – When I Come Around

29. Alice in Chains – No Excuses

30. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You

31. Bad Religion – 21st Century Digital Boy

32. Stone Temple Pilots – Big Empty

33. Lisa Loeb – Stay

34. Beastie Boys – Sabotage

35. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fall Down

36. Nirvana – Rape Me

37. Weezer – Undone (the Sweater Song)

38. R.E.M. – Bang and Blame

39. Pearl Jam – Dissident

40. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

41. Green Day – Welcome to Paradise

42. Oasis – Supersonic

43. Candlebox – You

44. Counting Crows – A Murder of One

45. Soundgarden – Spoonman

46. Crash Test Dummies – MMM MMM MMM MMM

47. Collective Soul – Shine

48. Bj�rk – Big Time Sensuality

49. Stone Temple Pilots – Creep

50. Sugar – Your Favorite Thing

51. U2 – All I Want is You

52. Meat Puppets – Backwater

53. Morrissey – The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get

54. The Offspring – Gotta Get Away

55. Cracker – Get Off This

56. Nirvana – Dumb

57. Live – Selling the Drama

58. Sarah McLachlan – Possession

59. Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon

60. Pearl Jam – Not for You

61. Counting Crows – Einstein on the Beach

62. Beastie Boys – Sure Shot

63. R.E.M. – Crush With Eyeliner

64. Alice in Chains – I Stay Away

65. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane

66. Bad Religion – Infected

67. Blur – Girls and Boys

68. Soundgarden – My Wave

69. Hole – Miss World

70. Gin Blossoms – Until I Fall Away

71. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Sometimes Always

72. The Prentenders – Night in My Veins

73. Lucas – Lucas with the Lid Off

74. The Smashing Pumpkins – Mayonnaise

75. Rollins Band – Liar

76. Counting Crows – Rain King

77. Murmurs – You Suck

78. Nirvana – Verse Chorus Verse

79. Erasure – Always

80. Sonic Youth – Bull in the Heather

81. Nine Inch Nails – Burn

82. Ween – Push the Little Daisies

83. Pearl Jam – Better Man

84. Killing Joke – Millennium

85. Tori Amos – God

86. R.E.M. – Strange Currencies

87. Alice in Chains – Got Me Wrong

88. Pavement – Cut Your Hair

89. Sarah McLachlan – Good Enough

90. Rage Against the Machine – Freedom

91. The Cure – Burn

92. Cracker – Eurotrash Girl

93. Whale – Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe

94. The Smashing Pumpkins – Rocket

95. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Something’s Always Wrong

96. Nine Inch Nails – March of the Pigs

97. Sheryl Crow – Leaving Las Vegas

98. Pearl Jam – Glorified G

99. Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen

100. Rancid – Salvation

101. Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly

TOP SONGS
1. Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
2. Baby I Love Your Way – Big Mountain
3. Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
4. The Sign – Ace Of Base
5. Bump N’ Grind – R. Kelly
6. Now And Forever – Richard Marx
7. Regulate – Warren G./Nate Dogg
8. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
9. If You Go – Jon Secada
10. Cantaloop – US3

TOP ALBUMS
12 Play – R. Kelly
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number – Aaliyah
Dookie – Green Day
From the Cradle – Eric Clapton
II – Boyz II Men
Read My Mind – Reba McEntire
The Division Bell – Pink Floyd
Toni Braxton – Toni Braxton

GRAMMY WINNERS
Album of the Year: MTV Unplugged, Tony Bennett
Best New Artist: Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Album: Longing in Their Hearts, Bonnie Raitt
Best Pop Duo or Group: “I Swear,” All-4-One
Best Pop Female Vocal: “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow
Best Pop Male Vocal: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John
Best Rock Duo or Group: “Crazy,” Aerosmith
Best Rock Album: Voodoo Lounge, The Rolling Stones
Best Rock Female Vocal: “Come to My Window,” Melissa Etheridge
Best Rock Male Vocal: “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Song: “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen
Record of the Year: “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow
Song of the Year: “Streets of Philadelphia” (Theme from Philadelphia), Bruce Springsteen

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Aerosmith – Cryin’

TOP MOVIES
1. Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499
2. The Lion King BV $312,855,561
3. True Lies Fox $146,282,411
4. The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357
5. The Flintstones Uni. $130,531,208
6. Dumb and Dumber NL $127,175,374
7. Clear and Present Danger Par. $122,187,717
8. Speed Fox $121,248,145
9. The Mask NL $119,938,7309
10. Pulp Fiction Mira. $107,928,762

OTHER RELEASES
Black Beauty / Bullets over Broadway / Disclosure / Drop Zone / Four Weddings and a Funeral
Little Women / Major League II / Nobody’s Fool / Star Trek: Generations / Terminal Velocity
Stephen King’s The Stand / The River Wild / The Shawshank Redemption / Timecop

ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Actor: Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Actress: Jessica Lange: Blue Sky (VHS)
Best Director: Robert Zemeckis: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Picture: Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey and Steve Tisch: Forrest Gump (VHS) (DVD)
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau: Ed Wood (VHS) (DVD)
Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest: Bullets Over Broadway (VHS) (DVD)

TOP TV SHOWS
Seinfeld / E.R. / Home Improvement / Grace under Fire / NFL Monday Night Football / 60 Minutes
NYPD Blue / Friends / Roseanne / Murder She Wrote / Mad About You / Madman of the People / Ellen
Hope & Gloria / Frasier / Murphy Brown / 20/20 / CBS Sunday Movie / NBC Monday Night Movies
Dave’s World

EMMY AWARDS
Drama
Best Drama – NYPD Blue (ABC)
Best Actor – Mandy Patinkin, Chicago Hope
Best Actress – Kathy Baker, Picket Fences
Supporting Actor – Ray Walston, Picket Fences
Supporting Actress – Julianna Margulies, ER

Comedy
Best Comedy – Frasier (NBC)
Best Actor – Kelsey Grammer, Frasier
Best Actress – Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Supporting Actor – David Hyde Pierce, Frasier
Supporting Actress – Christine Baranski, Cybill
Best Variety- The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)

SPORTS
Kentucky Derby Winner: Go for Gin Jockey: C. McCarron Trainer: N. Zito

Football
Superbowl XXIX : SAN FRANCISCO 49 – San Diego 26

Pro MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

College Football: Nebraska
Heisman Trophy: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB

Rose Bowl: Penn St. 38, Oregon 20
Orange Bowl: Nebraska 24, Miami-FL 17
Cotton Bowl: USC 55, Texas Tech 14
Sugar Bowl: Florida St. 23, Florida 17

Basketball
NBA Championship
Winner: Houston 4-3 (WLWLLWW) – Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich
Opposing Team: NEW YORK – Coach: Pat Riley

NBA MVP: Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston, C Ave Score: 27.3

NCAA National Champions: Arkansas 31-3 – Coach: Nolan Richardson

Baseball
World Series – Strike – No World Series

National League
MVP: Jeff Bagwell, Hou – 1B
Rookie of the Year: Raul Mondesi, LA – C

American League
MVP: Frank Thomas, Chi – 1B
Rookie of the Year: Bob Hamelin, KC – DH

EVENTS
U.S. Troops leave Somalia after 15 months with losses and no clear reason to go there because they left everyone they were supposed to either help or kill behind. Government blames everyone and everything but itself for wasting our troops time.

O.J. Simpson is arrested in murder of Wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman, later, he goes for a ride with his friend in the Bronco and we’re forced to watch this idiot drive around La-La land for like 3 hours. That’s 3 hours of our lives we’ll never get back

U.S. jets under NATO command attack Bosnian Serbs, chaos ensues.

Ken Starr takes over as special prosecutor in the Clinton Whitewater dealings

Big Things: Lion King Merchandise, Ab work out stuff and stuff to tone your fat ass. Thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other subculture concepts, Tattoos are now a big thing with even new borns. The Barbie Doll hits 35 and freaks, pervs and weirdos wish the net was around then so they… well, ya know.

We lost Dinah Shore, Cab Calloway, Burt Lancaster, Richard Nixon, Telly Savalas and others in ’94.

The Rolling Stones lead the year on tour with 114 million, Pink Floyd draws 103 million in sales on tour, yep, the 1% you’ll never see OWS protesting in front of their ‘heroes’ homes. Light up a bong and pass it on, makes for very productive people.

McDonald’s case sets precedent: People are no longer responsible for anything, they don’t have to have a brain. REJOICE! Nit-wits and idiots rule as morons on a jury awarded 2.9 million dollars to a woman who was too dumb to know her coffee from McDonald’s was actually hot! Surprise! Surprise!

Woodstock ’94 is held on the 25th anniversary of the original and leaves mud, crap and human debris spread out like the first one did.

Power Rangers become the rage.

Forrest Gump’s ‘Life is like a box of chocolates’ echoes through the year

World Cup soccer comes to the U.S.

Joe Camel is in the cross-hairs of the anti-smoking crowd.

President Clinton goes on MTV and admits he wears boxer shorts, zzzzzz…..

President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore

Population: 260,289,237
Life expectancy: 75.7 years

Dow-Jones
High: 3,978
Low: 3,593

Federal spending: $1460.84 billion
Federal debt: $4643.7 billion
Inflation: 2.7%
Consumer Price Index: 148.2
Unemployment: 6.9%

Prices
Cost of a new home: $154,500.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $32,264.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.11
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.87
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.88

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