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Pop Superstars of the 90's

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Simitar's Pop Superstars of the 90's is a mixed bag of chart hits for the decade. Looking at the lineup one might surmise that the '90s was a fallow period for pop music. The silly pop-rap of Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations," the clunky reggae of Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," the limp romanticism of the Cover Girls ("Wishing on a Star") and Tommy Page ("I'll Be Your Everything"), the smooth pop of Wilson Phillips ("You're in Love") and the bland pop/rock of Lou Gramm ("Just Between You and Me") certainly don't do anything to dispel that notion. The only songs that could be considered classics of the era are Right Said Fred's so-dumb-it's-not-novelty hit "I'm Too Sexy" and k.d. lang's aching "Constant Craving." If you are looking for a disc that compiles the best of the '90s, you should look elsewhere.

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