Category Archives: 1993

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Mariah Carey – Hero

First Hit #1: December 25, 1993 We cap off 1993 with Mariah Carey again channeling Disney, and getting another hit out of it. Hero is one of those mildly inspirational songs that seems perfect for a children’s film, maybe the … Continue reading

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Janet Jackson – Again

First Hit #1: December 11, 1993 Janet Jackson’s biggest singles up until now have been firmly in the dance pop wheelhouse. It makes some sense that she felt the need to branch out, and Again is Jackson’s big ballad. It … Continue reading

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Meat Loaf – I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

First Hit #1: November 6, 1993 It’s a shame Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf can’t stand each other anymore, they’re kind of perfect for each other musically. Steinman, has this weird, over the top operatic insanity, a kind of populist … Continue reading

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Mariah Carey – Dreamlover

First Hit #1: September 11, 1993 A great singer can make a song better than what you would expect from the lyrics, melody and general arrangement. So, while I might have issues with Mariah Carey, Dreamlover is evidence that she … Continue reading

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UB40 – Can’t Help Falling in Love

First Hit #1: July 24, 1993 The second trend of 1993, somewhat uninspiring reggae. At least Snow had an original track – albeit a somewhat incomprehensible one – UB40 has done a bland cover of a pretty decent Elvis Presley … Continue reading

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SWV – Weak

First Hit #1: July 10, 1993 If we can identify a trend for 1993 so far, it’s sexy music. There’s a second trend we can bring up tomorrow, but today we’ve got another hit from the sensual side of R&B. … Continue reading

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