#1 Song May 12 1991

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song May 12 1991

The Number 1 Song on May 12, 1991

As we take a trip down memory lane, let's revisit the music charts of 1991. Specifically, let's see what song topped the charts on May 12th of that year.

The Song That Ruled the Charts

On May 12, 1991, the number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Joyride" by Roxette.

About the Song

"Joyride" is a song from the Swedish pop-rock duo Roxette, composed of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. The song was released in March 1991 as the lead single from their fourth studio album of the same name. "Joyride" is an upbeat, catchy tune with a memorable chorus and a sing-along quality that made it a crowd favorite.

Chart Performance

"Joyride" peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 12, 1991, staying at the top spot for one week. The song spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart. It also reached number 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.

Impact and Legacy

"Joyride" became a signature song for Roxette, solidifying their reputation as a successful pop-rock duo. The song's catchy hooks and memorable melody made it a staple of 90s pop culture. The song has been certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and has been included in various "best of the 90s" playlists and compilations.

Do You Remember?

Do you remember singing along to "Joyride" back in 1991? What are some of your favorite memories associated with this song? Share with us in the comments!

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