The Number One Hits Of 1995
|December 17, 1994 – January 27, 1995
Here Comes The Hotstepper
Born Cecil Campbell on October 9, 1957, in Port Maria, St. Mary, Jamaica, he began his career in the early 1980s as a part of the reggae and dancehall scene.
The song, which features a catchy, infectious beat, was produced by Salaam Remi and samples the bassline from Taana Gardner’s 1981 single Heartbeat. It also contains vocal samples from several other tracks, including The Champ by The Mohawks and La Di Da Di by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick.
|January 28, 1995 – February 24, 1995
In 1994, TLC released their second album, “CrazySexyCool,” which catapulted them to superstardom. The album featured hits like “Creep,” “Red Light Special,” and “Waterfalls” and earned the group two Grammy Awards.
Creep is from TLC’s second studio album, CrazySexyCool. The song discusses infidelity, and its catchy melody and memorable horn sample helped it become a major hit.
|February 25, 1995 – April 14, 1995
Take A Bow
Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Widely recognized as the “Queen of Pop,” Madonna is known for her constant reinvention and versatility as an artist.
Take A Bow is a ballad from Madonna’s sixth album, Bedtime Stories. Co-written and produced by Babyface, the song’s lyrics speak about unrequited love.
|April 15, 1995 – June 2, 1995
This Is How We Do It
Montell Jordan is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer known for his smooth vocals and party-starting anthems.
This Is How We Do It is Montell Jordan’s debut single and was a massive hit, launching him into the spotlight. The song samples Slick Rick’s Children’s Story.
|June 3, 1995 – July 7, 1995
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
Born on November 5, 1959, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and photographer known for his powerful, raspy vocals and an extensive musical career spanning over four decades.
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman is a song from the 1995 film “Don Juan DeMarco” soundtrack. It was co-written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, and Robert John “Mutt” Lange.
|July 8, 1995 – August 25, 1995
he group faced numerous challenges throughout their career, including financial issues, personal struggles, and the tragic death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident in 2002. After Lopes’ passing, Watkins and Thomas decided to continue as a duo, and they released their fourth album, “3D,” later that year.
Waterfalls is another hit from TLC’s CrazySexyCool album. The song’s thought-provoking lyrics discuss drug addiction and HIV/AIDS. The accompanying music video was groundbreaking for its time.
|August 26, 1995 – September 1, 1995
Kiss From A Rose
Seal is a British singer-songwriter known for his soulful voice and unique songwriting style.
Kiss From A Rose gained massive popularity after being featured in the 1995 film Batman Forever. The song won multiple Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
|September 2, 1995 – September 8, 1995
You Are Not Alone
Michael Jackson, the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, known as the “King of Pop,” was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana.
You Are Not Alone is from Michael Jackson’s ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The ballad, written and produced by R. Kelly, became the first song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
|September 9, 1995 – September 29, 1995
Coolio featuring L.V.
Coolio is an American rapper, actor, and record producer.
Gangsta’s Paradise, featuring L.V., is a rap song from the 1995 film Dangerous Minds soundtrack. It samples Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise and focuses on the harsh realities of inner-city life.
|September 30, 1995 – November 24, 1995
Mariah holds the record for the most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a solo artist, with 19 chart-topping hits.
Fantasy is from Mariah Carey’s fifth studio album, Daydream. The song samples Tom Tom Club’s Genius of Love and was praised for its catchy melody and innovative fusion of pop and R&B.
|November 25, 1995 – December 1, 1995
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
Born on August 9, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, Whitney was raised in a musical family; her mother, Cissy Houston, was a gospel singer, and her cousin, Dionne Warwick, and godmother, Aretha Franklin, were both acclaimed soul artists.
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) is from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale. The song, written and produced by Babyface, showcases Whitney Houston’s powerful vocal range and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.
|December 2, 1995 – March 22, 1996
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
One Sweet Day
Mariah has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
One Sweet Day is a collaboration between Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, featuring their signature harmonies. The heartfelt ballad talks about losing loved ones and hoping to reunite with them one day.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 1995 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)