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Subject: 1993

Written By: batfan2005 on 03/11/09 at 5:19 am

I thought I'd start a thread for appreciation of the year 1993. That was the year Bill Clinton was inaugurated President of the United States.

The music of that year included a lot of R&B/Soul/New Jack Swing, such as SWV ("Weak", "I'm So Into You", and "Right Here"), "Just Kickin' It" by Xscape, Tony Toni Tone ("If I Ain't Got No Loot", "Anniversary", "Lay Your Head  On My Pillow"), Babyface ("For the Cool In You", "Never Keeping Secrets"), Mary J. Blidge, and many others. Gangsta Rap also rose to popularity that year, with Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" album, Snoop Dogg's debut album, and 2Pac and Ice Cube were very big. Other rap artists that were popular were Cypress Hill, Naughty By Nature ("Hip-Hop Hooray"), and who can forget one-hit wonder Tag Team with "Whoop....There It Is!" Of course there was a lot for alternative fans, such as "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors, "500 Miles" by The Proclaimers, and "I Will Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meatloaf.

It was also a good year for movies. That year had Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Demolition Man, Free Willy, The Sandlot, Last Action Hero, Falling Down, Menace II Society, Cliffhanger, The Fugitive, Carlito's Way, Boiling Point, Point of No Return, Indecent Proposal, Benny and Joon, CB4, Groundhog Day, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Hot Shots Part Deux, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Dazed and Confused, Airborne, Cool Runnings, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mrs. Doubtfire, Wayne's World 2, and so many others.

On TV, it was the premier of Beavis and Butthead, X-Files, and Power Rangers.

Overall, I thought 1993 was a pretty good year. It kind of had a fun and innocent feel to it, despite the rise of gangsta rap, mainly with all the family-friendly movies. What are your thoughts/memories of that year?

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: robby76 on 03/11/09 at 7:24 am

The year the 80s died.

Not a bad year. RnB / New Jack Swing was great - that's definitely what I was into. Some films went on to be personal classics - you mentioned Robin Hood Men In Tights and Mrs Doubtfire... fantastic!

From your tv list, I liked none of that.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Brian06 on 03/11/09 at 7:29 am

One of the better years of the '90s imo. "Weak" is an amazing song. Well I was small then, I have a pretty good memory of 1993 considering my age at the time (around 6 years lol). Music I don't have very much memory of but I passively recall hearing a few songs of the day, Whoop...There it is! would be one of them or What's Up by 4 non blondes. Movies I remember Jurassic Park, Free Willy, The Nightmare Before Christmas being a big deal then. TV in those days for me was generally Nickelodeon and I watched stuff like Rugrats, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life premiered in 93 I believe, GUTS, Hidden Temple, Salute Your Shorts, etc. I remember there was always a lot of slime on Nick. I got my first computer at the end of the year, so most of this year would be the last of my pre computer days. I remember I had my rectangular 110 camera, no digital back then lmao. Oh I got my fist TV and VCR in 1993 for my room, a 20 inch which then was nice and big in a bedroom. And we also got a nice family tv which was 32 inch.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/11/09 at 3:09 pm

Thoughts memories from 1993. Well it was honestly the worst year of my life, but with pop culture it was great.

Was the year grunge and the mid 90's started to kick in. I think, along with 1995, 1993 is the best year in music of the 90's.

I've always considered 1993 more of a mid-90's year than early. Most people say the early 90's are 1990 - 1993. But I always classify the third year to the 6th year of each decade the middle of it. So the beginning and the end both have about 3 years, and since the middle of each decade is pretty much the center and the heart of it for the most part, it should have a good four years.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: nicole1977 on 03/11/09 at 5:02 pm

1993 was a good year for me in my opinion.  Tevin Campbell came out with "I'm Ready" album.  R.Kelly came out with 12 Play.  Toni Braxton released her debut album.  Janet Jackson starred in her first motion picture, Poetic Justice.  I was 16 years old in the 11th grade.  Pop culture was awesome  Anything from 1990-1995 was all that.  I'm glad I was a teenager in those years.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Kyle R on 03/11/09 at 10:34 pm

I turned 17 in 1993.  It was a good time, relativly good economic times.  There was very little crime,etc. At my school there was hardly any drug use (although I did a very stupid thing and started smoking cigarettes early that year).  I got my first computer that year.  I remember watching Bevis and Butthead.  I loved rap too (which I hate now).   My girlfriend that year ended up being my wife several years later.  I got my first car, a Camero.   That spring I had a great year as a pitcher on my high school baseball team.    That summer I was a volunteer coach for a little kids baseball team and and I worked as a lifeguard (the best job I ever had).  I remember it very well, it was probably the best year of my life.  

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: whistledog on 03/12/09 at 12:18 am

1993 was the year of one of my favourite 90s albums .. 'Very' by Pet Shop Boys

It produced 5 singles, all which reached the UK Top 20, and remains their only #1 album in the UK to date

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: woops on 03/12/09 at 4:03 pm

Was  mostly into "Power Rangers" and "Animaniacs"

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/12/09 at 5:07 pm

A 1993 song I loved was Ditty - Paperboy

That was my favorite song for years.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/09 at 6:22 pm

...was a long time ago!

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: nicole1977 on 03/12/09 at 9:25 pm


I turned 17 in 1993.  It was a good time, relativly good economic times.  There was very little crime,etc. At my school there was hardly any drug use (although I did a very stupid thing and started smoking cigarettes early that year).  I got my first computer that year.  I remember watching Bevis and Butthead.  I loved rap too (which I hate now).   My girlfriend that year ended up being my wife several years later.  I got my first car, a Camero.   That spring I had a great year as a pitcher on my high school baseball team.    That summer I was a volunteer coach for a little kids baseball team and and I worked as a lifeguard (the best job I ever had).  I remember it very well, it was probably the best year of my life.  



You like Beavis and Butthead too?  I used to watch and tape that show.  I like the part when they make fun of the videos.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: nicole1977 on 03/12/09 at 9:32 pm


Thoughts memories from 1993. Well it was honestly the worst year of my life, but with pop culture it was great.

Was the year grunge and the mid 90's started to kick in. I think, along with 1995, 1993 is the best year in music of the 90's.

I've always considered 1993 more of a mid-90's year than early. Most people say the early 90's are 1990 - 1993. But I always classify the third year to the 6th year of each decade the middle of it. So the beginning and the end both have about 3 years, and since the middle of each decade is pretty much the center and the heart of it for the most part, it should have a good four years.


I hate to say this, but I always believe that early 90s is 1990-1993.  1993 is NOT part of the mid 90s at all because New Jack Swing was still there.  New Jack Swing, in my opinion, stopped in early '94.  I was there.  1993 may be a transitional period, but it's not part of the mid 90s culture at all.  1990-1993 and 1994-1996 are totally different even though it's part of the 90s.  Remember the early 90s was still somewhat 80s influenced even though it's going through some changes.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 80sfan on 03/12/09 at 9:37 pm

Objectively, here is the 90's split in 3. This can actually work for any decade!

The early 90s- 1990-April of 1993. (3 and 1/3 month).

The mid 90s- May 1993-August 1996. (3 and 1/3 month).

The late 90's- September 1996- January 1, 2000 at 12:00 AM. (3 and 1/3 month).


The first 4 months of 1993 was early 90's and the rest is mid 90's. So 1993 is "mostly mid 90's".

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 80sfan on 03/12/09 at 9:38 pm

Each section is 3 and 1/3 months, which totals 10 years if you add it!

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: nicole1977 on 03/12/09 at 9:50 pm


Objectively, here is the 90's split in 3. This can actually work for any decade!

The early 90s- 1990-April of 1993. (3 and 1/3 month).

The mid 90s- May 1993-August 1996. (3 and 1/3 month).

The late 90's- September 1996- January 1, 2000 at 12:00 AM. (3 and 1/3 month).


The first 4 months of 1993 was early 90's and the rest is mid 90's. So 1993 is "mostly mid 90's".


This does make a lot of sense since usually the culture within the decade changes in the middle of the year (May-August).

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/09 at 2:41 am

It only had 365 days that year.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: mikefromjersey on 03/13/09 at 3:15 pm

I'd say 1993 (along with 1994) was the year that 90s culture was in its peak. There was a thread about when the definitive 90s kicked in, and the top two were 91 and 93. Though I still say that 1991 was the year that the 90s "started", 1993 I think was the year that it was in full swing, the "high 90s" if you will. If 1992 could be viewed as a year that was very much 90s but still was feeling the hangover of the 80s a little, 93 is like 100% 90s.

I hate to do this like everyone else, but here is my breakdown---

1990: pretty much still the 80s
1991: mostly like 1990, but the 90s start to show more and more. Oh, and did I mention a song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
1992: what 1991 started, kept it going, while at the same time continuing to push the 80s into history.
1993: 90s entering it's peak and one of the decade's defining years
1994: THE definitive year
1995: pretty much same as 93-94 but internet boom shows traces of late 90s
1996: still mid-90s influence but a little watered down
1997: the last "90s 90s" year; by the last few months the late 90s were coming in
1998: sort of transition from 97 to late 90s but much more focus on late 90s and total break from early/mid years
1999: definitive of late 90s (well obviously)

Honestly, I still can't really decide if the 98-99 years fit better with 00-01 or vice versa!

But yeah, 93 was an awesome year.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/13/09 at 6:55 pm


I'd say 1993 (along with 1994) was the year that 90s culture was in its peak. There was a thread about when the definitive 90s kicked in, and the top two were 91 and 93. Though I still say that 1991 was the year that the 90s "started", 1993 I think was the year that it was in full swing, the "high 90s" if you will. If 1992 could be viewed as a year that was very much 90s but still was feeling the hangover of the 80s a little, 93 is like 100% 90s.

I hate to do this like everyone else, but here is my breakdown---

1990: pretty much still the 80s
1991: mostly like 1990, but the 90s start to show more and more. Oh, and did I mention a song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
1992: what 1991 started, kept it going, while at the same time continuing to push the 80s into history.
1993: 90s entering it's peak and one of the decade's defining years
1994: THE definitive year
1995: pretty much same as 93-94 but internet boom shows traces of late 90s
1996: still mid-90s influence but a little watered down
1997: the last "90s 90s" year; by the last few months the late 90s were coming in
1998: sort of transition from 97 to late 90s but much more focus on late 90s and total break from early/mid years
1999: definitive of late 90s (well obviously)

Honestly, I still can't really decide if the 98-99 years fit better with 00-01 or vice versa!

But yeah, 93 was an awesome year.


You said that one perfectly. I always felt the same. Except I never thought5 1996 was watered down from the mid 90's feel. I thought in 1997 it started.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Roadgeek on 03/18/09 at 11:57 am

mikefromjersey said it best. 1993-1995 were the definitive '90s years, although I would have added 1996 to the list.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: tv on 03/18/09 at 12:35 pm


I'd say 1993 (along with 1994) was the year that 90s culture was in its peak. There was a thread about when the definitive 90s kicked in, and the top two were 91 and 93. Though I still say that 1991 was the year that the 90s "started", 1993 I think was the year that it was in full swing, the "high 90s" if you will. If 1992 could be viewed as a year that was very much 90s but still was feeling the hangover of the 80s a little, 93 is like 100% 90s.

I hate to do this like everyone else, but here is my breakdown---

1990: pretty much still the 80s
1991: mostly like 1990, but the 90s start to show more and more. Oh, and did I mention a song called "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
1992: what 1991 started, kept it going, while at the same time continuing to push the 80s into history.
1993: 90s entering it's peak and one of the decade's defining years
1994: THE definitive year
1995: pretty much same as 93-94 but internet boom shows traces of late 90s
1996: still mid-90s influence but a little watered down
1997: the last "90s 90s" year; by the last few months the late 90s were coming in
1998: sort of transition from 97 to late 90s but much more focus on late 90s and total break from early/mid years
1999: definitive of late 90s (well obviously)

Honestly, I still can't really decide if the 98-99 years fit better with 00-01 or vice versa!
But yeah, 93 was an awesome year.
I would say 1997 would fo with 1998 because of Puff Daddy being popular in both of those 2 years but some Alternative Rock was still pretty popular throughout 1997-early 1998 though. 1999-2000 go together because of Britney and teen-pop being really popular doing those 2 years and the arrival of latin pop in 1999(Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Enrique Inglaseis, and Marc Anthony.)  2001-2002 go together because a rapper like Ja Rule would be popular in those 2 years. 2003 was when rap music shifted from being R&B influenced(1997-2002) to being more danceable with the arrival of rapper 50 Cent in 2003. Plus, 50 Cent pretty much ended Ja Rule's career.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/18/09 at 3:31 pm


I would say 1997 would fo with 1998 because of Puff Daddy being popular in both of those 2 years but some Alternative Rock was still pretty popular throughout 1997-early 1998 though. 1999-2000 go together because of Britney and teen-pop being really popular doing those 2 years and the arrival of latin pop in 1999(Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Enrique Inglaseis, and Marc Anthony.)  2001-2002 go together because a rapper like Ja Rule would be popular in those 2 years. 2003 was when rap music shifted from being R&B influenced(1997-2002) to being more danceable with the arrival of rapper 50 Cent in 2003. Plus, 50 Cent pretty much ended Ja Rule's career.


In my humble opinion, 1997 can be broken down in 2. There's January - June, which was my junior year of high school and everything still had the mid-90's feel to it, but traces of the late 90's were definitely showing. Especially in the music industry. July - December was when the late 90's were in full force. I was a Senior in highschool, and I remembering noticing a lot of changes during those 6 months. I see 1997 as a transitional period, like 1993. So let me think of a simple way to sort this out.

1995 and 1996 go together, both good solid mid-90's years. The first half of 1997 should probably be in that group

Whilst the second half of 1997 goes with all of 1998.

Just like 1993. I think the first half of it goes with 1991 and 1992, the early 90's era. While the second half goes with 1994, the mid 90's era but still some traces of early 90's. 93-94 school year I was in 8th grade and I noticed a lot of changes then too. Big hair wasn't in style as much, Grunge and Gangsta rap were all the rage on the radio, And flannel shirts; everyone was wearing them.

edit - The flannel shirt thing might have started just a tad earlier than 8th grade year. I forget when.

1999 I think fits better with 2000 then 1998. And I just noticed these bulletin boards really cause me to overthink, which causes some of my "theories" to make no sense at all. But that's my take on it.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: tv on 03/19/09 at 12:05 pm

Lets see good or memorable songs from 1993:

Cannonball-The Breeders
River of Dreams, All About Soul-Billy Joel
Regret-New Order
Can;t Get Enough of Your Love-Taylor Dayne
Can;t Help Falling In Love-UB40
Whats Up?-4 Non Blondes
Ordinary World, Come Undone-Duran Duran
Freak You-Silk
I'd Die Without You-PM Dawn
I Don;t Wanna Fight-Tina Turner
One Last Cry-Brian McNight
Fa Behind-Candlebox(I think that was 1993 or 1994?)
Weak-SWV
Informer-Snow
500 Miles-The Proclaimers
Dreamlover-Mariah Carey
Again-Janet Jackson

So, basically pop/R&B vocal music was popular in 1993 along with some Alternative Rock/New Wave? A band like "The Proclaimers" I think kinda sound 80's and 90's at the same time.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: SuperDupper on 03/23/09 at 4:12 pm

I watched dazed and confused last night its my favorite movie ever

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: batfan2005 on 03/29/09 at 7:24 am

Another song that I remember was huge in 1993 was "Sweet Lullaby" by Deep Forest. That style of ambient music continued its popularity through 1994 with Enigma's "Return to Innocence".

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/29/09 at 12:05 pm

Top 100 for 1993

1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
2. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
3. Can't Help Falling In Love, UB40
4. That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
5. Freak, Silk
6. Weak, SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love, Shai
8. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker, Wreckx-N-Effect
10. Informer, Snow
11. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang, Dr. Dre
12. In The Still Of The Nite, Boyz II Men
13. Don't Walk Away, Jade
14. Knockin' Da Boots, H-Town
15. Lately, Jodeci
16. Dazzey Duks, Duice
17. Show Me Love, Robin S.
18. A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
19. If, Janet Jackson
20. I'm So Into You, SWV
21. Love Is, Vanessa Willlams and Brian Mcknight
22. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum
23. I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), Expose
24. Ditty, Paperboy
25. Rhythm Is A Dancer, Snap
26. The River Of Dreams, Billy Joel
27. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), Proclaimers
28. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
29. Right Here (Human Nature)-Downtown, SWV
30. I Have Nothing, Whitney Houston
31. Mr. Wendal, Arrested Development
32. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
33. Saving Forever For You, Shanice
34. Ordinary World, Duran Duran
35. If I Had No Loot, Tony! Toni! Tone!
36. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf
37. Slam, Onyx
38. Looking Through Patient Eyes, P.M. Dawn
39. I'm Every Woman, Whitney Houston
40. Baby I'm Yours, Shai
41. Come Undone, Duran Duran
42. I Don't Wanna Fight, Tina Turner
43. I'd Die Without You, P.M. Dawn
44. Whoot, There It Is, 95 South
45. Hip Hop Hooray, Naughty By Nature
46. Another Sad Love Song, Toni Braxton
47. Will You Be There, Michael Jackson
48. Comforter, Shai
49. Good Enough, Bobby Brown
50. What's Up, 4 Non Blondes
51. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
52. 7, Prince and The New Power Generation
53. Dre Day, Dr. Dre
54. One Last Cry, Brian McKnight
55. Just Kickin' It, Xscape
56. I Get Around, 2Pac
57. Bed Of Roses, Bon Jovi
58. Real Love, Mary J. Blige
59. Here We Go Again!, Portrait
60. Cryin', Aerosmith
61. Cats In The Cradle, Ugly Kid Joe
62. What About Your Friends, TLC
63. I Got A Man, Positive K
64. Hey Mr. D.J., Zhane
65. Insane In The Brain, Cypress Hill
66. Deeper And Deeper, Madonna
67. Rain, Madonna
68. The Right Kind Of Love, Jeremy Jordan
69. Bad Boys, Inner Circle
70. That's What Love Can Do, Boy Krazy
71. Do You Believe In Us, Jon Secada
72. Angel, Jon Secada
73. Forever In Love, Kenny G
74. Again, Janet Jackson
75. Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
76. When She Cries, Restless Heart
77. Sweat (A La La La La Long), Inner Circle
78. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube
79. More And More, Captain Hollywood Project
80. How Do You Talk To An Angel, Heights
81. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets
82. What Is Love, Haddaway
83. To Love Somebody, Michael Bolton
84. Give It Up, Turn It Loose, En Vogue
85. Alright, Kris Kross
86. Check Yo Self, Ice Cube
87. Fields Of Gold, Sting
88. Ooh Child, Dino 89. Faithful w/ Go West
90. Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears
92. Nothin' My Love Can't Fix, Joey Lawrence
93. Three Little Pigs, Green Jelly
94. Livin' On The Edge, Aerosmith
95. Hey Jealousy, Gin Blossoms
96. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Sting
97. Anniversary, Tony! Toni! Tone!
98. One Woman, Jade
99. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Taylor Dayne
100. Two Steps Behind, Def Leppard

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/09 at 12:17 pm


Top 100 for 1993

1. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
2. Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team
3. Can't Help Falling In Love, UB40
4. That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
5. Freak, Silk
6. Weak, SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love, Shai
8. Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker, Wreckx-N-Effect
10. Informer, Snow
11. Nuthin' But A "G" Thang, Dr. Dre
12. In The Still Of The Nite, Boyz II Men
13. Don't Walk Away, Jade
14. Knockin' Da Boots, H-Town
15. Lately, Jodeci
16. Dazzey Duks, Duice
17. Show Me Love, Robin S.
18. A Whole New World, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
19. If, Janet Jackson
20. I'm So Into You, SWV
21. Love Is, Vanessa Willlams and Brian Mcknight
22. Runaway Train, Soul Asylum
23. I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me), Expose
24. Ditty, Paperboy
25. Rhythm Is A Dancer, Snap
26. The River Of Dreams, Billy Joel
27. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), Proclaimers
28. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
29. Right Here (Human Nature)-Downtown, SWV
30. I Have Nothing, Whitney Houston
31. Mr. Wendal, Arrested Development
32. Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
33. Saving Forever For You, Shanice
34. Ordinary World, Duran Duran
35. If I Had No Loot, Tony! Toni! Tone!
36. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf
37. Slam, Onyx
38. Looking Through Patient Eyes, P.M. Dawn
39. I'm Every Woman, Whitney Houston
40. Baby I'm Yours, Shai
41. Come Undone, Duran Duran
42. I Don't Wanna Fight, Tina Turner
43. I'd Die Without You, P.M. Dawn
44. Whoot, There It Is, 95 South
45. Hip Hop Hooray, Naughty By Nature
46. Another Sad Love Song, Toni Braxton
47. Will You Be There, Michael Jackson
48. Comforter, Shai
49. Good Enough, Bobby Brown
50. What's Up, 4 Non Blondes
51. All That She Wants, Ace Of Base
52. 7, Prince and The New Power Generation
53. Dre Day, Dr. Dre
54. One Last Cry, Brian McKnight
55. Just Kickin' It, Xscape
56. I Get Around, 2Pac
57. Bed Of Roses, Bon Jovi
58. Real Love, Mary J. Blige
59. Here We Go Again!, Portrait
60. Cryin', Aerosmith
61. Cats In The Cradle, Ugly Kid Joe
62. What About Your Friends, TLC
63. I Got A Man, Positive K
64. Hey Mr. D.J., Zhane
65. Insane In The Brain, Cypress Hill
66. Deeper And Deeper, Madonna
67. Rain, Madonna
68. The Right Kind Of Love, Jeremy Jordan
69. Bad Boys, Inner Circle
70. That's What Love Can Do, Boy Krazy
71. Do You Believe In Us, Jon Secada
72. Angel, Jon Secada
73. Forever In Love, Kenny G
74. Again, Janet Jackson
75. Boom! Shake The Room, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
76. When She Cries, Restless Heart
77. Sweat (A La La La La Long), Inner Circle
78. It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube
79. More And More, Captain Hollywood Project
80. How Do You Talk To An Angel, Heights
81. Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets
82. What Is Love, Haddaway
83. To Love Somebody, Michael Bolton
84. Give It Up, Turn It Loose, En Vogue
85. Alright, Kris Kross
86. Check Yo Self, Ice Cube
87. Fields Of Gold, Sting
88. Ooh Child, Dino 89. Faithful w/ Go West
90. Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
91. Break It Down Again, Tears For Fears
92. Nothin' My Love Can't Fix, Joey Lawrence
93. Three Little Pigs, Green Jelly
94. Livin' On The Edge, Aerosmith
95. Hey Jealousy, Gin Blossoms
96. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You, Sting
97. Anniversary, Tony! Toni! Tone!
98. One Woman, Jade
99. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Taylor Dayne
100. Two Steps Behind, Def Leppard
All that may be fine but I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston was first released on November 14th 1992.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/29/09 at 12:20 pm


All that may be fine but I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston was first released on November 14th 1992.

I just copied it from a website. Didn't type it on my own. It was probably mainstream popular in early 1993 though.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/09 at 12:22 pm


I just copied it from a website. Didn't type it on my own. It was probably mainstream popular in early 1993 though.
Whose chart is it?

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 03/29/09 at 12:23 pm

http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1993.htm

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: yelimsexa on 03/31/09 at 8:53 am

This post is 1993 from an '80s fan's standpoint, mainly covering the '80s artists.

To me, 1993 was the BIG downfall year for Michael Jackson. His Dangerous era had just finished, and in August the police made a criminal inquiry on him for accusing that he molested a 13-year old boy. Someone said that over the course of the '90s in an old thread that MJ's image shifted from "highly positive" to "severly negative", 1993 was the year when it was the most noticable, considering he was well-liked at the Super Bowl halftime show at the start of the year. Also that year, Prince introduced his (in)famous symbol that year, which only until recently did the name reappear.
 
But not all '80s artists really were in bad shape.

Duran Duran released their Wedding Album and fans tend to like it better than the critics, plus it yielded their highest charting single in 6 years, Ordinary World.

Madonna was still doing fine (1994 would be much better for her), and people are starting to appreciate her Erotica album more and more with time, and would actually have a good year in 1994.

Cyndi Lauper had an album called Hat Full Of Stars, and is actually a good album (4/5 stars by Rolling Stone) with a more serious Lauper and a good blend of styles on that album.

Pat Benatar released the album "Rainbow" and many critics consider this her best album of the '90s.

So in retrospect, 1993 was the '90s where there were new things like Grunge and Gangsta Rap and new pop divas like Mariah, Toni, and Celine, but you could still capture the best of the '80s.

I also like 1993 because it didn't have a "heartbreaking" event that ruined the year unlike the other years from 1990-1999 (Start Of Recession, Gulf War, Andrew, OJ Simpson, OKC Bombing, TWA 800, Diana, JFK Jr., Columbine).

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: mikefromjersey on 03/31/09 at 2:49 pm

Andrew?

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/09 at 4:35 pm


Andrew?
Andrew who?

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Frank on 03/31/09 at 11:58 pm

In 1993 my wife and I went on a wonderful trip around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in the Northern US.

And the Montreal Canadiens (my team) won the Stanley cup, probably the last one they'll win for a while.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/09 at 1:42 am

George H.W. Bush became the 42nd President of the United States. ?

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Starde on 04/05/09 at 8:13 am


Andrew who?


I believe the post was referring to Hurricane Andrew.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/09 at 8:52 am


I believe the post was referring to Hurricane Andrew.
Hurricane Andrew was August 16 to August 28 1992.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: joeman on 04/05/09 at 9:46 am


Hurricane Andrew was August 16 to August 28 1992.


Yeah, there was huge coverage that year about how that Hurricane ripped the Mississppi River up.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/27/09 at 2:08 pm

Believe it or not, if you look at the Top 40 Charts around March/April, it can arguably be the "80s Artists last stand". Never again would most of the superstars we would identify as "80s artists" have so many moderate-to-big hits on the Pop Charts around the same time. There were a couple news headlines that fall about the "downsizing of those superstars" and a few people were already nostalgic for the early new wave period. Duran Duran had their last big hit, Ordinary World, Michael Jackson's Heal The World went to #2 in the UK, Prince (and the New Power Generation) had 7 a top 10 hit, Madonna's Deeper and Deeper was just falling off as Bad Girl was rising up, Depeche Mode had I Fell You, Bon Jovi had their Bed Of Roses, there was still some '80sish adult contemporary with Peabo Brysons' A Whole New World, Genesis' Never A Time, and even Poison, Def Leppard, Boy George and Sade appearing in the lower parts of the charts. Cheers and Perfect Strangers went off the air that spring; plus the computer was becoming more than just a novelty and a necessity; plus the Internet's take off was just around the corner, and drug culture was starting to die off that year that well. The early part of '93 wasn't too different from 1986-92 in terms of overall feel, but as Clinton's policies took over, there was quite a change in culture; rap really climbed later that year and music turned darker. The mid-90s had arrived.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: Frank on 05/27/09 at 3:24 pm

I think I only recognize about 5 songs from that list.
Music died in 1990.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 05/28/09 at 8:47 pm


Believe it or not, if you look at the Top 40 Charts around March/April, it can arguably be the "80s Artists last stand". Never again would most of the superstars we would identify as "80s artists" have so many moderate-to-big hits on the Pop Charts around the same time. There were a couple news headlines that fall about the "downsizing of those superstars" and a few people were already nostalgic for the early new wave period. Duran Duran had their last big hit, Ordinary World, Michael Jackson's Heal The World went to #2 in the UK, Prince (and the New Power Generation) had 7 a top 10 hit, Madonna's Deeper and Deeper was just falling off as Bad Girl was rising up, Depeche Mode had I Fell You, Bon Jovi had their Bed Of Roses, there was still some '80sish adult contemporary with Peabo Brysons' A Whole New World, Genesis' Never A Time, and even Poison, Def Leppard, Boy George and Sade appearing in the lower parts of the charts. Cheers and Perfect Strangers went off the air that spring; plus the computer was becoming more than just a novelty and a necessity; plus the Internet's take off was just around the corner, and drug culture was starting to die off that year that well. The early part of '93 wasn't too different from 1986-92 in terms of overall feel, but as Clinton's policies took over, there was quite a change in culture; rap really climbed later that year and music turned darker. The mid-90s had arrived.


I agree with pretty much everything you said. 1993 was a big transition year. That was the year gangsta rap became a big thing. With Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Positive K, Paperboy, Tag Team, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, Cypress Hill, and Duice. Grunge took over in 1993, which I really think is a big mid 90's thing. I don't understand why some people say it died in 1994, because I sure remember it being a big part of things until early 1997. But I've always though where I lived was different from everywhere else... which is a thing most teenagers say. January 1993 grunge wasn't huge yet, but by December 1993 it was everything.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: batfan2005 on 06/02/09 at 9:22 pm


I agree with pretty much everything you said. 1993 was a big transition year. That was the year gangsta rap became a big thing. With Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Positive K, Paperboy, Tag Team, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, Cypress Hill, and Duice. Grunge took over in 1993, which I really think is a big mid 90's thing. I don't understand why some people say it died in 1994, because I sure remember it being a big part of things until early 1997. But I've always though where I lived was different from everywhere else... which is a thing most teenagers say. January 1993 grunge wasn't huge yet, but by December 1993 it was everything.


Actually grunge got big in late 1991 when Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" first hit the airwaves. Pearl Jam's 10 album from 1992 was big too. It did continue to rise in '93 with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots.

Subject: Re: 1993

Written By: 90steen on 06/02/09 at 9:26 pm


Actually grunge got big in late 1991 when Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" first hit the airwaves. Pearl Jam's 10 album from 1992 was big too. It did continue to rise in '93 with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots.


I caught that mistake recently.

Mhm you're abosultely right. I remember it taking over in 1993 though.

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