90s charts | Personal year chart 1993

* = dance music; about 120 bpm & upwards
** = funk/soul/hiphop/jazz/reggae/world/ska/or combinations
**** = pop or rock
# = guilty pleasures
1994/1995 = Became a (chart) hit at least one year later

My top 10 of favorite songs of the year 1993 (out of 91 listed here):

  1. Leila K – Open sesame (note: try also the ‘Long Version’, sounds like the radio version but is – like the title says – extremely long) *
  2. Capricorn – 20 hz *
  3. Jamiroquai – Too young to die **
  4. TC 1993 – Harmony (The F.P.I. Funky Mix) *
  5. A Tribe Called Quest – Award tour **
  6. Jamiroquai – When you gonna learn **
  7. Janet Jackson – That’s the way love goes **
  8. Naughty By Nature – Hip hop hooray **
  9. Zhané – Hey mr DJ **
  10. Guru ft. N’Dea Davenport – Trust me **

Other favorites:

  • #1 – Do you know what I mean (note: the unknown version in this YouTube file) *
  • Aerosmith – Cryin’ ****
  • A Tribe Called Quest – Electic relaxation **
  • Any Question? – Living on a fantasy *
  • Blind Melon – No rain ****
  • Cajmere ft. Dajae – Brighter days (Masters At Work Remix) *
  • Culture Beat – Anything *
  • Culture Beat – Mr vain *
  • Cypress Hill – Insane the brain **
  • Digable Planets – Rebirth of slick (Cool Like Dat) **
  • Dr Alban – Sing halleluja */#
  • Duran Duran – Ordinairy world ****
  • Fundamental – Dancin’ on a higher ground *
  • Green Velvet – The stalker *
  • Guru ft. Brandford Marsalis – Transit ride **
  • Guru ft. MC Solaar – Le bien le mal **
  • Guru ft. Ronny Jordan And J.C. Lee – No time to play **
  • Harddrive (Or: Masters At Work) – Maurice’s vibe *
  • Lenny Kravitz – Are you gonna go my way ****
  • Les Negresses Vertes – Face a la mer (Massive Attack Remix) **
  • Living Colour – Leave it alone ****
  • Marmion – Schoneberg *
  • Moby – Move *
  • Quazar – Breakaway (Trance Mix) *
  • René Et Gaston – Vallee de larmes *
  • Sagat – Funk dat */1994
  • Salt ‘N Pepa ft. En Vogue – Whatta man **
  • Serious Rope ft. Sharon Dee Clarke – Happiness (Original Serious Rope Mix) *
  • Shara Nelson – Down that road **
  • Shara Nelson – One goodbye in ten **
  • Stakka Bo – Here we go **
  • Terence Trent D’Arby ft. Des’ree – Delicate ****
  • The Breeders – Cannonball ****/1994
  • The Goodman – Give it up *
  • The Martian – Star dancer *
  • The Prodigy – Wind it up (the radio version aka ‘Rewound Edit’, not the album version) ****
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s last dance ****
  • Tom Waits & Gavin Bryers – Jesus’ blood never failed me yet ****
  • 2 Unlimited – Faces (Automatic Breakbeat Remix) *
  • 2 Unlimited – Throw the groove down */#
  • Urban Species – The Experience **
  • X-Press 2 – Muzik x-press *

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Carpe Diem – Snakecharmer *
  • Culture Beat – Adelante */#
  • Janet Jackson – Whoops now **/1995
  • Nirvana – Heart-shaped box
  • Onyx – Slam
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Plush
  • 2 Unlimited – Tribal dance */#

Bubbling under:

  • Ace Of Base – All that she wants ****/#
  • Ace Of Base – Dancer in a daydream */****/#
  • Ace Of Base – Wheel of fortune ****/#
  • Aerosmith – Crazy ****
  • Aerosmith – Eat the rich ****
  • Atlantic Ocean – Waterfall (Original Netherlands Mix) */1994
  • Boobytrax – Don’t go *
  • Carl Craig – My machines *
  • Culture Beat – Got to get it (Club Mix) *
  • Culture Beat – Got to get it (Radio Mix) *
  • Dajae – You got me up */#
  • Deborah Wilson – Got to be free (Exposure Mix) *
  • Exposure – Party claps *
  • Honey C – Stop the disease *
  • Kerri Chandler – Track 1 *
  • Latin Boom – Cafe con leche (12 Inch Vocal Mix) *
  • Lee Scratch Perry – Money **
  • Lords of the Underground – Funky child **
  • Nirvana – All apologies ****
  • The Radios – She goes nana ****
  • Salt ‘N Pepa – Shoop **
  • Shara Nelson – Uptight **
  • Slam – Positive education *
  • Sound Factory – Good time (Pure Mix) *
  • Stakka Bo – Down the drain **
  • 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – Never alone *
  • 2 Unlimited – Faces (album version) */#
  • 2 Unlimited – Let the beat control your body (album version) */#
  • 2 Unlimited – No limit */#
  • Unity Power ft. Rozlyne Clarke – Eddy steady go (Unity Power Remix) */#
  • Us3 – Tukka yoot’s riddim **
  • Vapourspace – Gravitational arch of 10 *

Extra (from previous site & personal archives): pics from the year 1993

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