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Subject: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/12/13 at 5:35 pm

It's 1994, with Joe Diffie coming out of the radio.
Finally we are at the year I was born, so I feel good knowing that I was actually alive at this point, even if I don't have any memories of being less than a year old.

Speaking of Joe Diffie, we need some more country in these threads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSJtYae8bQ

Here's another one from one of my top favourite bands, who also had their hit Black Hole Sun this same year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE

And finally, this song was number 1 on the Hot 100 on the very day I was born. I'm not a huge fan of her's, but it's an okay song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8HOfcYWZoo

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/12/13 at 5:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVvE6MOpHvw

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/12/13 at 11:13 pm

^ One of my favorite music albums of that year. 8)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY

Warren G-Regulate

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/13/13 at 7:03 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0

Easily one of the most underrated groups of the 90s.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/13/13 at 7:32 am

This one still makes me smile ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndp2NTZw9nk

And here's one more from '94
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGZGDv2Ek8

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/13/13 at 10:20 am

^ I liked both of those songs then, as well as now. 8)

In fact, this was probably one of my favorite years for music, as I was really "getting into" it at the time.

Here's another big hit from 94...although it was starting to climb the charts in the summer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGr6i5Sar5s
Sheryl Crow, "All I Wanna Do" (full version)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/13/13 at 3:09 pm

My mum loves Sheryl Crow, I listened to her a lot when I was growing up. :)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 7:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91NExZP5dZI

Brownstone-If You Love Me

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 11/14/13 at 7:32 am

This is one of the best songs of that year and of that decade in my opinion.

Come to my window.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaY5-LGYJKc

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 7:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV8vB1BB2qc

Boys II Men-I'll Make Love To You

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/14/13 at 11:24 am

^ Oh yes... Boyz II Men released their album "II" (the roman numeral for 2), which turned out to be one of their most successful releases. Also on that album was "On Bended Knee", a 5-minute song that also topped the charts in 1994 (toward the end of the year). Also on that album were "Water Runs Dry" and "Thank You", which were released as singles in early 1995.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/14/13 at 11:28 am


This is one of the best songs of that year and of that decade in my opinion.

Come to my window.


I liked that one too. Melissa Etheridge released some great music over time.

Later that year, "I'm The Only One" was released as a single and did well on the charts...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAZRusw4Wf0

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 2:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0N4twV28Mw

Ini Kamoze-Here Comes The Hotstepper

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/14/13 at 2:12 pm

I still can't listen to this song without crying, it reminds me of someone I miss very dearly. It was our song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFD9lW9PGM4

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/14/13 at 2:16 pm

This song, although originally released in 1992, did not chart in the US until 1994. The song vaguely reminds me of the soundtrack to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and my yoga teacher also used to play this CD a lot back in the early 2000s. You can only imagine the memories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqPK88PA8aE

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 2:39 pm


I still can't listen to this song without crying, it reminds me of someone I miss very dearly. It was our song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFD9lW9PGM4


I love this song.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: 1993 on 11/14/13 at 5:23 pm

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/14/13 at 10:22 pm


I still can't listen to this song without crying, it reminds me of someone I miss very dearly. It was our song...


I remember that one very well. One of the biggest hits of the year.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/15/13 at 12:02 am

This song was released as a single after Kurt Cobain died. It was originally from their 1989 album, Bleach, but gained airplay after being performed on MTV: Unplugged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpMt_YqVbhw

Also, Nine Inch Nails released their biggest hit that year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGwqJZWow3A

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 3:37 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiXmO9eEuL8

Coolio- Fantastic Voyage

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/15/13 at 7:57 pm

Lots of alternative rock songs were popular that year. Including...

"Loser" by Beck
"Selling The Drama" by Live
"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies
"The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get" by Morrissey
"Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden
"Buddy Holly" by Weezer
"Longview" and "Basket Case" by Green Day; their song "When I Come Around" entered the charts late that year
"Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows was a huge hit, as well as their follow-up single "Round Here".

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/16/13 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofA3URC1wyk

Rod Stewart, Sting And Bryan Adams-All For Love

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 11/16/13 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW3bqnr7tw

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku6AbRRIMOY

Toni Braxton- Breathe Again

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/17/13 at 6:24 pm



Rod Stewart, Sting And Bryan Adams-All For Love

I used to not like that one when it came out, particularly because I never much cared for Rod Stewart... but now I don't mind it. :)





Toni Braxton- Breathe Again

I remember that one; also "You Mean The World To Me" which was popular in the middle of 1994.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Inertia on 11/21/13 at 7:23 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4tTnIimi8E

Kiss From a Rose - Seal

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/21/13 at 10:34 pm

John Mellencamp, together with Me'shell Ndegeocello, recorded a cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" that year; their collaboration became a big hit on the charts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aoywIHLqbs

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1hcc1QvM2Q

Elton John- Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 11/23/13 at 5:40 am

My best fro that year are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tONsedTRCD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_KDAicF0Yo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6zIEfSxqkg

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: RandomRoulette on 11/23/13 at 3:30 pm

This thread brings back so many memories. I was gambling in 1994, and my casino would play popular music often.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/23/13 at 3:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INi7srItF6g

Ace Of Base- Don't Turn Around

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/23/13 at 5:07 pm

Jon Secada was popular during the first half of the 90's; one of his big hits in 1994 was "If You Go":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzHU69gUdg

I really loved his music.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 3:39 pm


Jon Secada was popular during the first half of the 90's; one of his big hits in 1994 was "If You Go":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PzHU69gUdg

I really loved his music.


He had a lot of love jams during the 90's.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/24/13 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZf3rintTqM

Madonna-I'll Remember

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Zeb on 11/25/13 at 7:32 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZf3rintTqM

Madonna-I'll Remember


That is my favorite 90s Madonna tune because it came from one of my favorite movies With Honors

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/25/13 at 9:08 am


He had a lot of love jams during the 90's.

He also recorded a number of them in Spanish, given that he was originally from Cuba and moved to Miami, FL, at a young age. That particular song which I posted, for example, also has a Spanish version, "Si Te Vas."

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 7:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdzU3tXXd8Q


LL Cool J-Round The Way Girl

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 12/12/13 at 4:55 pm

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If you're from Canada you know about David Usher's band Moist.  :)  I haven't heard anymore from them since 1999.  :(

Canadian RPM Singles Chart #32 US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Chart: #37

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/12/13 at 5:28 pm


If you're from Canada you know about David Usher's band Moist.  :)  I haven't heard anymore from them since 1999.  :(


David Usher went to the same high school that I did.  Given that he is much older than I, this was of course at different times lol

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/13/13 at 11:36 am



Elton John- Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

From the soundtrack of The Lion King. While that song was a huge hit on the charts during the summer, another song recorded by Elton for that soundtrack was "Circle Of Life", which also became a hit.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/13/13 at 6:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6PX_ExSVyk

Jon Secada- If You Go

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/24/13 at 12:37 pm

Gin Blossoms, "Until I Fall Away"; this one was a hit during the summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re_0_SB4-6o

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 8:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEDw9xgSmSc

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/02/14 at 8:47 pm

Both from Reality Bites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvN5813H7Bo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka9mCmx9Jhs

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKh1ZRyrQXY

10,000 Maniacs (with Natalie Merchant) - Because The Night

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/03/14 at 1:41 pm


Both from Reality Bites

I remember 'em both, widely played on the radio.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/05/14 at 8:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geiq0FP13uQ

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/06/14 at 11:18 pm

In the latter part of the year (I think), TLC released their CrazySexyCool album; the first song on there to climb the charts was "Creep":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EifPlbfGKlY

Three other songs from the album would be released as singles in 1995.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/07/14 at 6:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cxr1-b6Xkc

Gin and juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/07/14 at 10:11 pm



"Selling The Drama" by Live



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvzIvN2fbPU

I actually didn't know this one at the time it came out, since the radio station I primarily listened to at the time didn't play much alt-rock music... but I heard it for the first time a few years later and started to like it. Has a good beat.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 01/18/14 at 6:36 pm

My favourite album of 1994, and up there with my all time favourites...
Des'ree's I Ain't Movin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TONk2fVfwUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhpZfltbnAQ

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 01/20/14 at 9:56 pm

Another underated album of this year, Darden Smith's Little Victories. Sadly, he's relatively unknown outside of Texas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1cUV8Z5BhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHj7Y-feyK8

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 01/23/14 at 3:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qB6XdAkkAo

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/26/14 at 11:43 pm

Prince had changed his name to "symbol thingy" by then, and was being referred to as "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" for the rest of the 90's. ::) He had a hit in early 1994 with "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", from his album The Beautiful Experience.

It can be heard at this link, since most of his stuff doesn't stay on Utube for very long.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/26/14 at 11:46 pm




That one was one of my favorites to listen to at the time it was popular... as well as their follow-up single, "Until I Fall Away", which seems kinda underrated compared to some of their other hits.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/26/14 at 11:49 pm


My favourite album of 1994, and up there with my all time favourites...
Des'ree's I Ain't Movin'


Yep... "You Gotta Be" was a great track, and probably her biggest hit in the States. 'Twas one of my favourites too.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: XYkid on 01/27/14 at 12:43 am


Yep... "You Gotta Be" was a great track, and probably her biggest hit in the States. 'Twas one of my favourites too.
I also remember PBS Kids had an ad in the early 2000s that featured that song. It always made me happy. :)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 02/01/14 at 10:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek47x0wUeg4

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/12/14 at 1:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKbk7BPXBa4

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: 1993 on 03/19/14 at 11:57 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKh1ZRyrQXY

10,000 Maniacs (with Natalie Merchant) - Because The Night


wasn't this 1993? albeit late 93

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: 1993 on 03/19/14 at 11:59 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qB6XdAkkAo


This is great. Really takes me back to the early 90's. That classic jangle pop sound

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 03/19/14 at 6:03 pm

Kylie Minogue - Confide In Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxZkjq9z5wg
Kylie Minogue - Put Yourself In My Place
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9t6wef5xlE

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/24/14 at 10:32 pm

Amy Grant released her House Of Love album that year; the title track was a duet with her future hubby Vince Gill.

My favorite track on that album was "Lucky One", which was a big hit during the summer/fall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlewJsBFW8g

There is another mix version of the song, but I like this one best. 8)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/01/14 at 1:27 am

Liz Phair - Supernova
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM60GAPIXTY

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/18/14 at 2:18 pm

In the early part of the year, UK-based jazz-rap band Us3 had a big hit entitled "Cantaloop/Flip Fantasia":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwBjhBL9G6U
This is the version that was often played on the radio.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/23/14 at 8:55 pm

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImKY6TZEyrI

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 04/24/14 at 1:08 am

Catherine - Songs About Girls
From their debut album, Sorry!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMB-l5rn9MY
Catherine - It's No Lie
From the EP Sleepy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yabu4IdzN3E

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/09/14 at 6:03 am

Let Loose (UK band) - their catchy second single which got to no11.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 12/10/14 at 11:02 am

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/10/14 at 11:50 am

^ Great song of hers! :)

It's a shame that she was taken from us too soon, though. :\'(

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Mish-L on 12/10/14 at 9:48 pm

Enigma - Return To Innocence

One of my favorites of the time.  Definitely ran to the boombox to record this one from Casey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/15 at 7:43 am

"Lonely Symphony (We will be Free)" was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. The song was written by George De Angelis, Mark Dean and sung by Frances Ruffelle in English.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 03/16/15 at 11:28 am


Enigma - Return To Innocence

One of my favorites of the time.  Definitely ran to the boombox to record this one from Casey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown.

I remember it very well, having listened to top 40 radio a lot during that year. It was noted for its Amis chant vocals (Formosan language in one section of Taiwan).

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 05/01/15 at 5:55 pm

Seal's second self-titled album was released in 1994, and had a handful of tracks that became hits in the U.S.; the first of which was "Prayer For The Dying" (released as a single in April, peaking within a couple of months):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdyRM4qYxrM

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Ripley on 05/03/16 at 9:31 pm

Primal Scream - Jailbird
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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: aja675 on 05/04/16 at 4:04 am

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/10/17 at 7:19 pm

1994 is one of my favourite years in music. Generally speaking, most of the songs which were released in 1994 were all of a high standard and there was a good variety on the charts as well. Here are some of the songs I like which were released in 1994.

When I Come Around - Green Day
Betterman - Pearl Jam
Zombie - The Cranberries
Tomorrow - Silverchair
Self Esteem - The Offspring
Seether - Veruca Salt
Spoonman - Soundgarden
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Shine - Collective Soul

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/10/17 at 7:29 pm


1994 is one of my favourite years in music. Generally speaking, most of the songs which were released in 1994 were all of a high standard and there was a good variety on the charts as well. Here are some of the songs I like which were released in 1994.

When I Come Around - Green Day
Betterman - Pearl Jam
Zombie - The Cranberries
Tomorrow - Silverchair
Self Esteem - The Offspring
Seether - Veruca Salt
Spoonman - Soundgarden
Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
Shine - Collective Soul

1994 was a great year for music 8).

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 10:53 pm

"Ode to My Family" by The Cranberries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-DJr1Qs54

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 11:01 pm

Good songs from the Throwing Copper album by Live,

Lightning Crashes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJ4O-nSveg

All Over You, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hee0aUVnK1U

Selling the Drama, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSHAqHA-SPc

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:06 pm


Good songs from the Throwing Copper album by Live,

Lightning Crashes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJ4O-nSveg

All Over You, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hee0aUVnK1U

Selling the Drama, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSHAqHA-SPc

As well as "I Alone": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFYOVoSaAc

I remember all of those. O0

However, "Lightning Crashes" had much of its chart run in early 1995, so I might have already linked to it on that thread.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 11:19 pm


As well as "I Alone": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFYOVoSaAc

I remember all of those. O0

However, "Lightning Crashes" had much of its chart run in early 1995, so I might have already linked to it on that thread.


My sister had the album in 1994 and I heard these songs then. But the video for Lightning Crashes was huge in 1995.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:21 pm


My sister had the album in 1994 and I heard these songs then.

...which makes sense (at least for those who had it).



But the video for Lightning Crashes was huge in 1995.

Thought so. I even remember hearing it on pop/rock radio stations during the year.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/10/17 at 11:24 pm

You guys are lucky, I was -5 in 1994....:-\\.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 11:31 pm


...which makes sense (at least for those who had it).

Thought so. I even remember hearing it on pop/rock radio stations during the year.


The way singles were (and still are? I don't know) released was funny. An album would come out, say, in June. Tons of people will have had and heard it (perhaps from friends who had it) by the fall. A lead-off single would be released in July, another single in October, another one in January, another one in maybe May of the next year. That's if the album had four songs worth releasing as singles. So by the time the videos were made and the songs charted, they were already well known for months or even a year or longer.

Record labels must have done this to maximize the attention the album and its songs got and to increase sales with each new single release and the hype around the music video.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 11:34 pm


You guys are lucky, I was -5 in 1994....:-\\.


I like tons of 60s and 70s music, also 50s music, and even 40s music and earlier (back to baroque, even Renaissance and Gregorian chants) and I wasn't alive at those times.

Here's some reconstructed medieval-style music people here can enjoy even though none of us, nor centuries of our ancestors, was around when this sound was all the rage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMXwluMcGrg

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/10/17 at 11:37 pm


I like tons of 60s and 70s music, also 50s music, and even 40s music and earlier (back to baroque) and I wasn't alive at those times.

Here's some reconstructed medieval-style music people here can enjoy even though none of us, nor centuries of our ancestors, was around when this sound was all the rage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMXwluMcGrg

Thanks. BTW, I like '40s to '70s music as well. I just sometimes wish I could get to feel the same camaraderie as you guys when discussing about '94.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:40 pm


Thanks. BTW, I like '40s to '70s music as well. I just sometimes wish I could get to feel the same camaraderie as you guys when discussing about '94.

I like older music as well, including some from all those decades. I even listened to some of it in '94, although I primarily concentrated on stuff that was "current" at the time, as I enjoyed lots of it.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/10/17 at 11:43 pm


I like older music as well, including some from all those decades. I even listened to some of it in '94, although I primarily concentrated on stuff that was "current" at the time, as I enjoyed lots of it.

Awesome. Great music is timeless 8).

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:50 pm


The way singles were (and still are? I don't know) released was funny. An album would come out, say, in June. Tons of people will have had and heard it (perhaps from friends who had it) by the fall. A lead-off single would be released in July, another single in October, another one in January, another one in maybe May of the next year. That's if the album had four songs worth releasing as singles. So by the time the videos were made and the songs charted, they were already well known for months or even a year or longer.

Record labels must have done this to maximize the attention the album and its songs got and to increase sales with each new single release and the hype around the music video.

That seems to happen with LOTS of music albums. That's why whenever I watch MusicChoice and see them list the year that the album came out (even if the song didn't actually start getting radio airplay until the year n+1), I tend to think of it as inaccurate. Many songs are not hits during the same year as the release of the album they're on.
For example, in the year 1994 (for the purpose of this thread), Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do" was a huge hit during the second half of the year (which is why I posted a link to it on this thread earlier), yet the album it's on, Tuesday Night Music Club, was apparently released in '93. However, I don't think she was too well-known in '93, and her music didn't get any radio airplay until '94. That's also when she started to become popular. In fact, two other tracks from that album - "Strong Enough" and "Can't Cry Anymore" - became hits in 1995.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:52 pm


Awesome. Great music is timeless 8).

You're right about that.

In fact, I had plenty of favourite songs that year and would often be dying to hear some of them at least once a day.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/10/17 at 11:55 pm


Thanks. BTW, I like '40s to '70s music as well. I just sometimes wish I could get to feel the same camaraderie as you guys when discussing about '94.


You won't be able to have your own memories of those times but can be considered like a comrade in spirit. I like conversing with people who know about things I care about even if our experiences of life were quite different or they didn't experience it contemporarily. I've noticed elderly people who warm up and like it when younger folks know about the events and culture that shaped their lives even though it's obvious the younger ones weren't around to experience them when they were fresh, in their original context. Most people probably aren't generation snobs, even though they can be passionate and proud of the things they care about from their past, and old souls can get respect for their interest in the past.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/10/17 at 11:57 pm


You're right about that.

In fact, I had plenty of favourite songs that year and would often be dying to hear some of them at least once a day.

Which ones?


You won't be able to have your own memories of those times but can be considered like a comrade in spirit. I like conversing with people who know about things I care about even if our experiences of life were quite different or they didn't experience it contemporarily. I've noticed elderly people who warm up and like it when younger folks know about the events and culture that shaped their lives even though it's obvious the younger ones weren't around to experience them when they were fresh, in their original context. Most people probably aren't generation snobs, even though they can be passionate and proud of the things they care about from their past, and old souls can get respect for their interest in the past.

Yeah, I agree. I do notice that a lot of you guys are happy that a 1999 born like me enjoys a lot of the music from your youth.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/10/17 at 11:58 pm


Which ones?

I think some of 'em may have been mentioned on this thread already. I'll have to go find 'em.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/11/17 at 12:01 am


I think some of 'em may have been mentioned on this thread already. I'll have to go find 'em.

OK...thanks in advance.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/11/17 at 12:03 am


OK...thanks in advance.

Here is a small list:

Ace of Base "The Sign", "Don't Turn Around", "Living In Danger" (I even got a copy of the album The Sign that year)
Jon Secada: "If You Go", "Mental Picture"
All-4-One: "I Swear"
US3 "Cantaloop/Flip Fantasia"
...among others. (I may even have linked to some of them earlier in this thread.)

...and some from '93 that were still being played frequently on the radio station I listened to regularly at the time.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/11/17 at 12:03 am


I think some of 'em may have been mentioned on this thread already. I'll have to go find 'em.


I was just thinking of "I Swear" but couldn't remember if it was 1993 or 1994. Good song.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/11/17 at 12:08 am


I was just thinking of "I Swear" but couldn't remember if it was 1993 or 1994. Good song.

Yes, it was a huge hit during the late spring and into the summer. It got LOTS of radio airplay, as I recall.

What I didn't know at the time, however, is that it was originally recorded by country singer John Michael Montgomery; his version was released in late 1993 and topped the country charts in early '94.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/11/17 at 12:09 am


Here is a small list:

Ace of Base "The Sign", "Don't Turn Around", "Living In Danger" (I even got a copy of the album The Sign that year)
Jon Secada: "If You Go", "Mental Picture"
All-4-One: "I Swear"
US3 "Cantaloop/Flip Fantasia"
...among others. (I may even have linked to some of them earlier in this thread.)

...and some from '93 that were still being played frequently on the radio station I listened to regularly at the time.

I love "I Swear" and "The Sign". I'll check out the other songs later. Thanks btw.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/11/17 at 12:10 am


I love "I Swear" and "The Sign". I'll check out the other songs later. Thanks btw.

You can certainly go back to the beginning of this thread and see if any of the Youtube links are still active. 8)

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/11/17 at 12:11 am


You can certainly go back to the beginning of this thread and see if any of the Youtube links are still active. 8)

I certainly will 8).

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Stillinthe90s on 04/11/17 at 12:12 am


Yes, it was a huge hit during the late spring and into the summer. It got LOTS of radio airplay, as I recall.

What I didn't know at the time, however, is that it was originally recorded by country singer John Michael Montgomery; his version was released in late 1993 and topped the country charts in early '94.


There was some good country music in the 90s. It didn't take long for this country song to get a super-popular pop version.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/17 at 12:41 am

"Now and Forever" is a 1994 song written, produced and performed by American rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx. The song was also used in 1994 film The Getaway starring Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin and directed by Roger Donaldson.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/17 at 3:13 am


Here is a small list:

Ace of Base "The Sign", "Don't Turn Around", "Living In Danger" (I even got a copy of the album The Sign that year)
Jon Secada: "If You Go", "Mental Picture"
All-4-One: "I Swear"
US3 "Cantaloop/Flip Fantasia"
...among others. (I may even have linked to some of them earlier in this thread.)

...and some from '93 that were still being played frequently on the radio station I listened to regularly at the time.
"I Swear" is a ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers that became a hit for two acts in 1994. Initially, it was a number-one single on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for American country music artist John Michael Montgomery at the beginning of the year. His version crossed over to pop radio and climbed to number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. A few months later, American pop group All-4-One covered the song and achieved great success in many countries.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 09/22/17 at 8:28 pm


"I Swear" is a ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers that became a hit for two acts in 1994. Initially, it was a number-one single on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for American country music artist John Michael Montgomery at the beginning of the year. His version crossed over to pop radio and climbed to number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. A few months later, American pop group All-4-One covered the song and achieved great success in many countries.



Yep, one particular song was a hit for two different music acts that year!

The following year, All-4-One would cover another John Michael Montgomery tune, "I Can Love You Like That" (but we'll save that for the 1995 thread).

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 09/23/17 at 12:04 am

What's The Frequency Kenneth by REM from the 1994 album Monster.  The tour that followed was affectionately dubbed "The Surgery Tour" because Michael Stippe, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry all had to stop the tour to have surgeries done ranging from a hernia repair, an appendectomy, and neurosurgery to repair an aneurysm.  Everyone but Peter Buck got sick. 

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 6:15 am

"I'll Be There for You" is a song recorded by the American duo The Rembrandts. It is best known as the theme song to the American sitcom Friends, which premiered during 1994 and ended in 2004. The song was also released as the first single from the group's third studio album LP.

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Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/22/18 at 11:05 pm


"I'll Be There for You" is a song recorded by the American duo The Rembrandts. It is best known as the theme song to the American sitcom Friends, which premiered during 1994 and ended in 2004. The song was also released as the first single from the group's third studio album LP.



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Of course, the song became a big hit the following year, 1995, mainly during the summer months (in U.S., that is). I remember enjoying listening to it.

Subject: Re: 1994: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/24/18 at 6:41 pm


"Now and Forever" is a 1994 song written, produced and performed by American rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx. The song was also used in 1994 film The Getaway starring Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin and directed by Roger Donaldson.

I remember this one as well. Later in the year he had a follow up hit with "The Way She Loves Me."

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