RNR News and Notes

On October 3, 1994 - we flipped the switch and 103.1 FM WRNR was born ... who knew that 25 years later  - we'd still be at it ...

 

 

So in honor of the decade our station was born - Stupid and Contagious host Phil has compiled a list of all the alternative rock songs to hit #1 in the 1990s ... in case you missed his marathon broadcast of the songs on air - here's the list: 

 

 

NUMBER ONES

 

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U (1990)

 

Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mine (1990)

 

 

 

The Church – Metropolis (1990)

 

Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (1990)

 

 

 

The Sundays – Here’s Where the Story Ends (1990)

 

 

 

World Party – Way Down Now (1990)

 

 

Concrete Blonde – Joey (1990)

 

 

 

Gene Loves Jezebel – Jealous (1990)

 

 

INXS – Suicide Blonde (1990)

 

 

 

The Replacements – Merry Go Round (1990)

 

 

Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing (1990)

 

 

 

Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro (1990)

 

Sting – All This Time (1991)

 

Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now (1991)

 

 

 

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion (1991)

 

 

 

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Kiss Them for Me (1991)

 

 

 

Big Audio Dynamite II – Rush (1991)

 

 

The Psychedelic Furs – Until She Comes (1991)

 

Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians – So You Think You’re in Love (1991)

 

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (1991)

 

 

 

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

 

 

 

U2 – One (1991)

 

 

 

The Sugarcubes – Hit (1992)

 

 

 

Cracker – Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now) (1992)

 

 

 

The Charlatans – Weirdo (1992)

 

XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (1992)

 

 

 

The Cure – Friday I’m in Love (1992)

 

 

 

Faith No More – Midlife Crisis (1992)

 

Morrissey – Tomorrow (1992)

 

 

Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise (1992)

 

 

R.E.M. – Drive (1992)

 

 

 

10,000 Maniacs – These Are Days (1992)

 

 

 

Soul Asylum – Somebody To Shove (1992)

 

 

 

Peter Gabriel – Steam (1992)

 

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Not Sleeping Around (1992)

 

Blind Melon – No Rain (1992)

 

 

 

Belly – Feed the Tree (1993)

 

 

 

Depeche Mode – I Feel You (1993)

 

New Order – Regret (1993)

 

 

 

Porno for Pyros – Pets (1993)

 

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze (1993)

 

 

 

The Lemonheads – Into Your Arms (1993)

 

 

 

Pearl Jam – Daughter (1993)

 

 

 

Gin Blossoms – Found Out About You (1993)

 

 

 

Nirvana – All Apologies (1993)

 

 

 

Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (1993)

 

 

 

Beck – Loser (1994)

 

 

 

Tori Amos – God (1994)

 

 

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fall Down (1994)

 

 

The Offspring – Come Out and Play (1994)

 

 

Counting Crows – Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman) (1994)

 

 

 

R.E.M. – What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (1994)

 

 

 

The Cranberries – Zombie (1994)

 

 

 

Nirvana – About a Girl (Live) (1994)

 

 

 

Green Day – When I Come Around (1994)

 

 

 

Live – Lightning Crashes (1994)

 

 

 

Bush – Comedown (1994)

 

 

Better Than Ezra – Good (1995)

 

 

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (1995)

 

 

 

Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know (1995)

 

Silverchair – Tomorrow (1995)

 

Goo Goo Dolls – Name (1995)

 

The Presidents of the United States of America – Lump (1995)

 

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – My Friends (1995)

 

Oasis – Wonderwall (1995)

 

 

 

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars (1995)

 

Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 (1995)

 

 

 

311 – Down (1995)

 

The Cranberries – Salvation (1996)

 

Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother (1996)

 

Butthole Surfers – Pepper (1996)

 

 

 

Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand (1996)

 

 

 

Pearl Jam – Who You Are (1996)

 

 

Eels – Novocaine for the Soul (1996)

 

 

 

Sublime – What I Got (1996)

 

 

 

Bush – Swallowed (1996)

 

 

Garbage - #1 Crush (1996)

 

 

 

The Wallflowers – One Headlight (1996)

 

U2 – Staring at the Sun (1997)

 

The Verve Pipe – The Freshmen (1997)

 

Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life (1997)

 

 

 

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get (1997)

 

 

 

Sugar Ray – Fly (1997)

 

Smash Mouth – Walkin’ on the Sun (1997)

 

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping (1997)

 

 

 

Everclear – Everything to Everyone (1997)

 

Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy (1997)

 

 

 

Fastball – The Way (1998)

 

Semisonic – Closing Time (1998)

 

 

 

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (1998)

 

Eve 6 – Inside Out (1998)

 

Barenaked Ladies – One Week (1998)

 

 

 

Hole – Celebrity Skin (1998)

 

 

 

Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (1998)

 

 

 

Cake – Never There (1998)

 

 

 

Everlast – What It’s Like (1998)

 

Sugar Ray – Every Morning (1999)

 

 

Lit – My Own Worst Enemy (1999)

 

 

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue (1999)

 

 

 

Bush – The Chemicals Between Us (1999)

 

 

Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly (1999)

 

 

 

Blink-182 – All the Small Things (1999)