Charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music for the year 1994 as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission.


1994 Billboard-Soundscan Inc.-Broadcast Data Systems.

1. "The Sign," Ace of Base (Arista)

2. "I Swear," All-4-One (Blitzz)

3. "I'll Make Love to You," Boyz II Men (Motown)

4. "The Power of Love," Celine Dion (550 Music)

5. "Hero," Mariah Carey (Columbia)

6. "Stay (I Missed You)," from "Reality Bites," Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (RCA)

7. "Breathe Again," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

8. "All For Love," Bryan Adams-Rod Stewart-Sting (A&M)

9. "All That She Wants," Ace of Base (Arista)

10. "Don't Turn Around," Ace of Base (Arista)

11. "Bump N' Grind," R. Kelly (Jive)

12. "Again," Janet Jackson (Virgin)

13. "I'll Remember," from "With Honors", Madonna (Maverick-Sire)

14. "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa Featuring En Vogue (Next Plateau-London)

15. "Wild Night," John Mellencamp With Me'Shell Ndegeocello (Mercury)

16. "Without You-Never Forget You," Mariah Carey (Columbia)

17. "You Mean the World To Me," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

18. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," from "The Lion King," Elton John (Hollywood)

19. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," the artist formerly known as Prince (NPG)

20. "Fantastic Voyage," Coolio (Tommy Boy)


1994 Billboard-Soundscan Inc.

1. "The Sign," Ace of Base (Arista)

2. "Music Box," Mariah Carey (Columbia)

3. "Doggy Style," Snoop Doggy Dogg (Death Row-Interscope)

4. "The Lion King," soundtrack (Disney)

5. "August & Everything After," Counting Crows (DGC)

6. "Vs." Pearl Jam (Epic)

7. "Toni Braxton," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

8. "Janet," Janet Jackson (Virgin)

9. "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell," Meat Loaf (MCA)

10. "The One Thing," Michael Bolton (Columbia)

11. "12 Play," R. Kelly (Jive)

12. "Not A Moment Too Soon," Tim McGraw (Curb)

13. "Purple," Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic)

14. "Greatest Hits," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (MCA)

15. "Siamese Dream," Smashing Pumpkins (Virgin)

16. "The Colour of My Love," Celine Dion (550 Music)

17. "So Far So Good," Bryan Adams (A&M)

18. "Very Necessary," Salt-N-Pepa (Next Plateau-London)

19. "Superunknown," Soundgarden (A&M)

20. "The Division Bell," Pink Floyd (Columbia)



1. "I Swear," John Michael Montgomery (Atlantic)

2. "Wink," Neal McCoy (Atlantic)

3. "Third Rock from the Sun," Joe Diffie (Epic)

4. "Dreaming With My Eyes Open," Clay Walker (Giant)

5. "Down on the Farm," Tim McGraw (Curb)

6. "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," Trisha Yearwood (MCA)

7. "Summertime Blues," Alan Jackson (Arista)

8. "What the Cowgirls Do," Vince Gill (MCA)

9. "Love a Little Stronger," Diamond Rio (Arista)

10. "Foolish Pride," Travis Tritt (Warner Bros.)

11. "That Ain't No Way to Go," Brooks & Dunn (Arista)

12. "Whenever You Come Around," Vince Gill (MCA)

13. "Every Once in a While," Blackhawk (Arista)

14. "Little Rock," Collin Raye (Epic)

15. "No Doubt About It," Neal McCoy (Atlantic)

16. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Mary Chapin Carpenter (Columbia)

17. "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)," Brooks & Dunn (Arista)

18. "I Just Wanted You to Know," Mark Chesnutt (MCA)

19. "State of Mind," Clint Black (RCA)

20. "A Good Run of Bad Luck," Clint Black (RCA)



1. "Everyday," Phil Collins (Atlantic)

2. "Now and Forever," Richard Marx (Capitol)

3. "Said I Loved You . . . But I Lied," Michael Bolton (Columbia)

4. "The Power of Love," Celine Dion (550 Music)

5. "Please Forgive Me," Bryan Adams (A&M)

6. "If You Go," Jon Secada (SBK)

7. "Hero," Mariah Carey (Columbia)

8. "Breathe Again," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

9. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Elton John (Hollywood)

10. "Wild Night," John Mellencamp-Me'shell Ndegeocello (Mercury)

11. "I'll Remember," Madonna (Maverick-Sire)

12. "The Sign," Ace of Base (Arista)

13. "You Mean the World to Me," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

14. "Beautiful in My Eyes," Joshua Kadison (SBK)

15. "Love Sneakin' Up On You," Bonnie Raitt (Capitol)

16. "Without You," Mariah Carey (Columbia)

17. "All For Love," Bryan Adams-Rod Stewart-Sting (A&M)

18. "Streets of Philadelphia," Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)

19. "The River of Dreams," Billy Joel (Columbia)

20. "Having a Party," Rod Stewart (Warner Bros.)


1994 Billboard

1. "Bump N' Grind," R. Kelly (Jive)

2. "Back & Forth," Aaliyah (Blackground)

3. "I'll Make Love To You," Boyz II Men (Motown)

4. "Can We Talk," Tevin Campbell (Qwest)

5. "Cry For You," Jodeci (Uptown)

6. "I Miss You," Aaron Hall (Silas)

7. "Any Time, Any Place-And On and On," Janet Jackson (Virgin)

8. "Never Keeping Secrets," Babyface (Epic)

9. "Your Body's Callin'," R. Kelly (Jive)

10. "U Send Me Swingin'," Mint Condition (Perspective)

11. "Stroke You Up," Changing Faces (Spoiled Rotten-Big Beat)

12. "I'm Ready," Tevin Campbell (Qwest)

13. "Willing to Forgive," Aretha Franklin (Arista)

14. "Funkdafied," Da Brat (So So Def-Chaos)

15. "You Mean the World To Me," Toni Braxton (LaFace)

16. "Anything," from "Above the Rim," SWV (RCA)

17. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," the artist formerly known as Prince (NPG)

18. "Sending My Love," Zhane (Illtown)

19. "Understanding," Xscape (So So Def)

20. "Groove Thing," Zhane (Illtown)



1. "Black Hole Sun," Soundgarden (A&M)

2. "Come Out and Play," Offspring (Epitaph)

3. "Longview," Green Day (Reprise)

4. "Basket Case," Green Day (Reprise)

5. "Fall Down," Toad the Wet Sprocket (Columbia)

6. "Selling the Drama," Live (Radioactive)

7. "Vasoline," Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic)

8. "Loser," Beck (DGC)

9. "Interstate Love Song," Stone Temple Pilots (Atlantic)

10. "Einstein On the Beach," Counting Crows (DGC)

11. "Self-Esteem," Offspring (Epitaph)

12. "Closer," Nine Inch Nails (Nothing-TVT)

13. "Shine," Collective Soul (Atlantic)

14. "All I Wanna Do," Sheryl Crow (A&M)

15. "God," Tori Amos (Atlantic)

16. "What's the Frequency Kenneth?" R.E.M. (Warner Bros.)

17. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm," Crash Test Dum-mies (Arista)

18. "Fade Into You," Mazzy Star (Capitol)

19. "`Return to Innocence," Enigma (Virgin)

20. "Undone - The Sweater Song," Weezer (DGC)



1. "Amor Prohibido," Seleno (EMI Latin)

2. "Vida," La Mafia (Sony)

3. "Luna," Ana Gabriel (Sony)

4. "Pero Que Necesidad," Juan Gabriel (Ariola)

5. "Si Te Vas," Jon Secada (SBK)

6. "Dondequiera Que Estes," the Barrio Boyzz Y Seleno (EMI Latin)

7. "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," Selena (EMI Latin)

8. "Quisiera," Ricardo Montanez (EMI Latin)

9. "Detras De Mi Ventana," Yuri (Sony)

10. "El Dia Que Me Quieras," Luis Miguel (WEA Latina)



1. "Steppin' Out," Tony Bennett (Columbia)

2. "MTV Unplugged," Tony Bennett (Columbia)

3. "25," Harry Connick, Jr. (Columbia)

4. "Blue Light 'Til Dawn," Cassondra Wilson (Blue Note)

5. "All My Tomorrows," Grover Washington Jr. (Columbia)

6. "Swing Kids," Soundtrack (Hollywood)

7. "Heart to Heart," Diane Schuur-B.B. King (GRP)

8. "Wish," Joshua Redman (Warner Bros.)

9. "The Best of the Songbooks," Ella Fitzgerald (Verve)

10. "We'll Be Together Again," Lena Horne (Blue Note)



1. "Chant," Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo De Silos (Angel)

2. "The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994," Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti (Mehta) (Atlantic)

3. "In Concert," Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti (Mehta) (London)

4. "Gershwin Plays Gershwin," Gershwin-Wodehouse (Nonesuch)

5. "Gorecki: Symphony No. 3," Upshaw-Zinman (Nonesuch)

6. "The Nutcracker," NYC Ballet (Zinman) (Nonesuch)

7. "Ti Amo," Luciano Pavarotti (London)

8. "Arvo Part: Te Deum," Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (Kaljuste) (ECM)

9. "My Heart's Delight," Luciano Pavarotti (London)

10. "If You Love Me," Cecilia Bartoli (London)

11. "Mozart Portraits," Cecilia Bartoli (London)

12. "The Impatient Lover," Bartoli-Schiff (London)

13. "Great Studio Recordings," Luciano Pavarotti (London)

14. "Amore," Luciano Pavarotti (London)

15. "On Yoolis Night," Anonymous 4-Harmonia Mundi (France)



1. "It Remains to Be Seen," Mississippi Mass Choir (Malaco)

2. "Kirk Franklin & Family," Kirk Franklin and The Family (Gospo-Centric)

3. "I Will Trust in the Lord," the Rev. James Moore (Malaco)

4. "Stand Still," Shirely Caesar (Word)

5. "Save the World," Yolanda Adams (Tribute)

6. "Live and In Praise II," Rudolph Stanfield & New Revelation (Sound of Gospel)

7. "Shekinah Glory," Lashun Pace (Savoy)

8. "Live In Memphis," the Canton Spirituals (Blackberry)

9. "Nothing Can Be Better," Luther Barnes & the Red Budd Gospel Choir (Atlanta International)

10. "Through God's Eyes," the Rev. Milton Brunson & the Thompson Community Singers (Word)



1. "Free at Last," DC Talk (Forefront)

2. "First Decade 1983-1993," Michael W. Smith (Reunion)

3. "The Standard," Carman (Sparrow)

4. "Beyond a Dream," Twila Paris (Starsong)

5. "Songs From the Loft," Various Artists (Reunion)

6. "Heaven in the Real World," Steven Curtis Chapman (Sparrow)

7. "Susan Ashton," Susan Ashton (Sparrow)

8. "Joy in the Journey," Michael Card (Sparrow)

9. "God Is Able," Ron Kenoly (Integrity)

10. "Michael Sweet," Michael Sweet (Benson)



1. "Take It Easy," Mad Lion (Weeded)

2. "Flava In Ya Ear," Craig Mack (Bad Boy)

3. "100% Pure Love," Crystal Waters (Mercury)

4. "Freaks-I-Ight (Alright)," Doug E. Fresh (Gee Street)

5. "Nappy Heads," Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) (Ruffhouse)

6. "Bucktown-Let's Git It On," Smif-N-Wessun (Wreck)

7. "C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)," Wu-Tang Clan (Loud)

8. "Why Is It? (Fuk Dat)," Sagat (Maxi)

9. "Here Comes the Hotstepper," Ini Kamoze (Columbia)

10. "Bump N' Grind," R. Kelly (Jive)



1. "Love & Liberte," Gipsy Kings (Elektra Musician)

2. "Talking Timbuktu," Ali Farka Toure With Ry Cooder (Hannibal)

3. "Aye," Angelique Kidjo (Mango)

4. "Island Angel," Altan (Green Linnet)

5. "Hope," Hugh Masekela (Triloka)

6. "Banba," Clannad (Atlantic)

7. "The Mansa of Mali - A Retrospective," Salif Keita (Mango)

8. "Thw World Sings Goodnight," Various Artists (Silver Wave)

9. "Sabsylma," Zap Mama (Luaka Bop)

10. "Still on the Journey," Sweet Honey in the Rock (Earth Beat)



1. "Queen of the Pack," Patra (Epic)

2. "Promises & Lies," UB40 (Virgin)

3. "Cool Runnings" Soundtrack (Chaos)

4. "Bad Boys," Inner Circle (Big Beat)

5. "Kids From Foreign," Born Jamericans (Delicious Vinyl-EastWest)

6. "Yaga Yaga," Terror Fabulous (EastWest)

7. "Big Blunts," Various Artists (Tommy Boy)

8. "Songs of Freedom," Bob Marley (Tuff Gong)

9. "Voice of Jamaica," Buju Banlon (Mercury)

10. "All She Wrote," Chaka Demus & Pliers (Mango)