Which of these songs was a bigger hit in 1991?

Try not to "Rush Rush" through this "Unbelievable" quiz!


Thirty years later, these songs still get airplay. Well, most of them. Maybe not "Rico Suave." 

Big names like Madonna, Bryan Adams, Bette Midler, Paula Abdul, R.E.M., and Janet Jackson dropped some radio smashed. New artists like Seal were just getting started. And then you had one-hit wonders like EMF and Divinyls. 

Think you can guess which songs were bigger? All of them ranked on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1991. Guess which song charted higher.

  1. Which of these smashes was the smashiest smash?
  2. It's an Oklahoman R&B group vs. Georgian rock legends.
  3. Both were big in the clubs.
  4. Which of these seductive songs was bigger?
  5. Bette vs. Will: Who had the bigger hit?
  6. C+C Music Factory had three — yes, three — hits in the Hot 100. Which of these was bigger?
  7. Which of these two love tunes was a bigger success?
  8. Both of these were Top 10 hits — but which was bigger?
  9. Which of these Adult Contemporary favorites scored higher?
  10. Finally, which of these one-hit wonders was a bigger hit?

Which of these songs was a bigger hit in 1991?

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vinman63 38 months ago
Boy I am a dunce I got # 1 wrong and that was my Wedding song. Ouch.
SashaPayneDiaz 38 months ago
5/10 Never really listened much to commercial FM in 1991 'cos most of it was crap IMHO. College radio stations & my own CD/vinyl collection were to my listening tastes. The Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Stan Ridgway (post Wall of Voodoo) and Frank Zappa, among many others, rarely/never got anywhere near commercial FM radio. Even the paltry 5 I got right were lucky guesses.
Jacki 38 months ago
8 out of 10. Rather songs from the 70's and 80's.
BobHigley 38 months ago
3/10 but 10/10 on which songs should have been the bigger hit.
Snickers 38 months ago
7 out of 10. Was born in 1957 so as a teenager I listened to music groups like "Pink Floyd", "Black Sabbath", "CCR" and "The Eagles". Great music and awesome bands.
HoneyBrown1976 38 months ago
Did I have a different 1991? Some songs were just everywhere.
denny 38 months ago
7/10 a lot of forgettable songs on that list.
TheSentinel denny 38 months ago
Especially from Madonna, who's always been known more for generating controversy (which has enabled her to remain in the spotlight long after her "best before" date) than for whatever little talent she has.
BradleyOlson 38 months ago
Amy Grant's Baby Baby was a #1 hit.
denny BradleyOlson 38 months ago
This is about the year ratings not weekly.
AgingDisgracefully 38 months ago
You can almost feel the acceleration of music's descent.
Look out below.
True. The 1980s were the last great decade in the music business and it was all downhill after that (though there have been a few post-1980s gems that were recorded).
jimmyvici 38 months ago
6/10...Wicked Game will always be a classic.
SashaPayneDiaz jimmyvici 38 months ago
Agreed......as would Roy Orbison. It's one of only a very few decent songs on the entire list. Playing a wicked game, I touched myself and lost my religion. That certainly gave people something to talk about! :-)
UTZAAKE 38 months ago
3. Cannot lie; do have a strong constitution. Heard the correct answer to the point of ad nauseum without bazooka barfing all summer long that year.
Marshall_Kolchak 38 months ago
4/10 i thought i'd be more flail than fail... got that wrong too...
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