The Smash Hits of 1993!
I've previously looked at the albums of 1993, but now it's time to look through the most successful singles of the year, which include plenty of songs that got their start in 1992 but truly flourished the following year. That's just how things work.
1993 was also a year where we said goodbye to Frank Zappa, GG Allin, Mick Ronson, Sun Ra and Arthur Alexander, who'd just gotten around to making his first record since forever.
But let's get the party started with the songs that the Billboard magazine says were popular with the people.
25) Two Steps Behind -- Def Leppard: From their Retro Active album of mostly b-sides and leftovers, the song was more importantly featured on the Last Action Hero soundtrack and everyone knows that's the way to get people to know your song, since what the hell is a radio, right?
24) If I Ever Lose My Faith In You -- Sting: Der Stingle won the 1994 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male with this track from his album Ten Summoner's Tales. Once in the Grammy rolodex, always in the Grammy rolodex.
22) What Is Love -- Haddaway: Many of us know this song as being part of that comedy bit with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan where they make those weird stationary dance moves together in the club. Had Haddaway's second single "Life" moved up one slot (it stopped at #41), he wouldn't be a one-hit wonder in the U.S.