don't you want more…

I found this meme over at Carrie‘s place, and since it was music related, I figured I’d take a stab at it.

1993 was a weird year for music, I think. The Grunge movement was starting to take hold, but still wasn’t super popular. There was a lot of crap on the radio, which means there was a lot of crap that topped the charts that year. Actually, looking at other lists around the same years, it was like that from 1992-1995, I think. It’s cool but strange to look back at yearly lists and see exactly when a new style of music took over the world. If I remember correctly, it was also the year the Point took on the StL.

I could go on forever about 1993 – high school, work, college. It all happened that year….

Anyway, on with the meme. I’ll admit it – I didn’t remember a lot of these songs at first. Mindy & I went through the list last night and listened to clips we could find (as well and dl’ing a few of them). For comparison – here’s the tracklist of songs I put on my 1993 cd from the “my life in music” set I created about 5 years ago (although my research into the year it came out may be a bit off).

1. disarm – smashing pumpkins
2. plush – stone temple pilots
3. rebirth of slick (cool like dat) – digable planets
4. superdeformed – matthew sweet
5. stay (faraway, so close!) – u2
6. god – tori amos
7. what is love? – haddaway
8. ordinary world – duran duran
9. can’t help falling in love – ub40
10. euro-trash girl – cracker
11. all that she wants – ace of base
12. cat’s in the cradle – ugly kid joe
13. hold on (live) – sarah mclachlan
14. sexual healing – soul asylum
15. alive – pearl jam
16. mr. wendal – arrested development

Now, the meme:

1. Go to and select the year (in the left sidebar) you turned 18.

2. Paste the list of the top 75 songs.

3. Bold the ones you liked; strike the ones you disliked; and italicize the ones you knew but didn’t exactly like or dislike. The ones you don’t know will stay plain text.

1. What Is Love – Haddaway
2. Come Baby Come – K7
3. Hero – Mariah Carey
4. In The Still Of The Night (I’ll Remember) – Boyz II Men
5. Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

6. Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40
7. Dreamlover – Mariah Carey
8. Supermodel (You Better Work) – RuPaul
9. Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang – Dr. Dre
10. Cryin’ – Aerosmith

11. Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus and Pliers
12. Shoop – Salt N Pepa
13. A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
14. Show Me Love – Robin S
15. I’m So Into You – SWV
16. Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty By Nature
17. Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap!

18. All that She Wants – Ace Of Base (well, at least I hated it by the end of the summer of ’94 when it was every other song on the radio)
19. When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion & Clive Griffin
20. Hey Mr. D.J. – Zhane
21. Just Kickin’ It – Xscape
22. That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
23. T-R-O-U-B-L-E – Travis Tritt
24. Please Forgive Me – Bryan Adams
25. No Ordinary Love – Sade
26. I Get Around – 2 Pac
27. Weak – SWV
28. Bad Boys – Inner Circle
29. Whoot, There It Is – 95 South (which is strangely the same song as Tag Team’s “Whoomp, there it is”
30. More and More – Captain Hollywood Project
31. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – the Proclaimers
32. I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

33. Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms (I loved the Gin Blossoms!)
34. I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do that) – Meatloaf
35. Love U More – Sunscreem
36. Knockin Da Boots – H-Town
37. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
38. Connected – Stereo MCs
39. Passionate Kisses – Mary Chapin-Carpenter
40. Boom! Shake The Room – Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
41. Baby I’m Yours – Shai
42. Freak Me – Silk
43. Reason To Believe – Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood

44. Sweat (A La La La La Song) – Inner Circle
45. Deeper and Deeper – Madonna
46. Another Sad Love Song – Toni Braxton
47. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – Taylor Dayne
48. Ooh Child – Dino (I started out liking it, but then it was also on the radio every freakin’ day – usually it was on just as I woke up, so I grew to hate it.)
49. Whoomp! There It Is – Tag Team (See note above about the same song)
50. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
51. Informer – Snow
52. Slam – Onyx
53. Man On The Moon – REM
54. Insane In The Brain – Cypress Hill
55. Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi
56. Creep – Radiohead
57. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
58. Cat’s In The Cradle – Ugly Kid J
59. I Got A Man – Postive K
60 I See Your Smile – Gloria Estefan
61. Into Your Arms – The Lemonheads
62. Candy Everybody Wants – 10,000 Maniacs

63. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
64. Give It Up – The Goodmen
65. Dazzy Dukes – Duice
66. Jimmy Olson’s Blues – Spin Doctors
67. What’s Up – 4 non-Blondes
68. Kiss Of Life – Sade
69. River Of Dreams – Billy Joel
70. Rubberband Girl – Kate Bush
71. No Rain – Blind Melon
72. Feed The Tree – Belly

73. Sex Me – R Kelly
74. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Bon Jovi
75. Mr. Wendal – Arrested Developement

I feel that we might now know too much about my musical tastes in 1993. It might be a very different list if I answered as if I liked/disliked stuff now.

8 thoughts on “don't you want more…

  1. What no mention of my skills in knowing all the rappity rap and singing most of them in the worst way i possibly could.. that alone was blog worthy!

  2. Well I’m definitely going to do this tomorrow but I’ve got one big disadvantage. I turned 18 27 years ago and my memory ain’t what it used to be.

  3. That’s the year I moved from Japan to California, & I was pregnant with my eldest. I’ll have to admit, paying attention to the music scene wasn’t high on my priorities that year.

    Fun meme though.

  4. Mindy – If it makes you feel better I was stopped at a stoplight the other night with my windows down and the guy next to me, also windows down, was singing at the top of his lungs where everyone could hear him…I’m not sure who it was but it sounded really close to one of the heavier Tool songs (although it wasn’t because I know all of those!!). It was freakin’ hilarious…I had to turn my music off and listen. He sucked but totally made me laugh!

  5. I turned 18 in 1991, a terrible year for music pre-grunge explosion (and I wasn’t a huge fan of “grunge” anyway), but I will grant radio and MTV programmers this: the early nineties was kind of an “anything goes” period in music. They knew there was something out there called “alternative” but no one really knew what that was.

    Remember when Evan Dando was one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People?

  6. I love the songs on your mix tape. Mixed tapes are a thing of the past nowadays.
    I stole the meme from popculture and posted it on my site.

    I will definitely be back for more since the mind that likes the same music as I do must be awesome.

    Wishing you a fun filled weekend.

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