tri-state throwbacks

Know what's awesome about being down the hall from the two big top 40 stations of the '70s, '80s and '90s?  You happen upon some pretty cool stuff...and recently, we stumbled across a huge collection of WDBQ and K-Live 105 music surveys that counted down the biggest hits in the area every week.  Instead of just geeking out on them ourselves, we thought we'd share them with you!  So here's the top 5 songs from May 18, 1996:

5. La Bouche/"Sweet Dreams"
For realsies: if you'd asked me what country La Bouche was from, it would've taken me a long time to get to Germany.  Also: they really are performing, despite being discovered by the dude responsible for Milli Vanilli.

4. Jann Arden/"Insensitive"
ONE-HIT WONDER ALERT! Jann Arden is actually a big star in her native Canada, but in America, she just had the one song work out for her.  I could see why you wouldn't guess she was Canadian -- even though the song isn't happy, she doesn't apologize for it once.

3. Fugees/"Killing Me Softly"
It's disturbing that some people don't realize this was a cover.  A really good cover, but a cover nonetheless.

2. Dog's Eye View/"Everything Falls Apart"
ONE-HIT WONDER ALERT!  This song is a jam, but gets lost in all those mid-'90s minivan rock bands that had one hit and then went away.  Still worth cranking up, though.

1. Tracy Chapman/"Give Me One Reason"
For a few years there, it looked like we were gonna have to hang the one-hit wonder tag on Tracy Chapman, but seven years after "Fast Car," she came back with this song, which is actually her biggest hit.  And, let's be honest, way cheerier.

Hope you dug today's Tri-State Throwbacks.  Make sure you check back Monday through Friday for a new countdown!

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