My Favorite Songs From 1993

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In 1993 I finished high school and started at the University of Guelph. I turned 19 that April, legal drinking age in Ontario. I was still into Classic Rock, with a lot of Tragically Hip on the playlist. But I was also exposed to Alternative/Grunge and was starting to appreciate it. By the time 1995 began, I was completely into that music. But it was a transition that took a couple of years and I never did lose my love of classic rock.

While I got into the Hip album of 1992 (Fully Completely), and Kravitz and Pearl Jam in ’93…many of the Alternative songs from that year I got into in ’94. Including ‘Shine’, which to this day is still one of my favorite songs of all time.

Unlike most rankings, I haven’t been simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because we can all agree that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow – if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment and I start singing along. So I group them instead of presenting a hard-and-fast order:

Awesome
Great
Solid
Not Bad
…with some inter-group splitting.

At the bottom – the full list of songs I enjoyed from 1993. But first, let’s look at the cream of the crop…

 

30 Great Songs from 1993

Cats In The Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe

 

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

 

Insane In The Brain – Cypress Hill

 

Mrs. Robinson – The Lemonheads

 

Connected – Stereo MC’s

You can see that some of these songs drift from the usual rock influence. You can also recall my above mention that I turned 19 this year. In September I went to the University of Guelph for my first year. Now it all fits, eh?

 

Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle

 

The Sign – Ace of Base

 

Mr. Jones – Counting Crows

 

Come Undone – Duran Duran

 

Ordinary World – Duran Duran

 

Linger – The Cranberries

 

Courage (For Hugh MacLennan) – The Tragically Hip

 

We’ll Go To – The Tragically Hip

I enjoyed this live version:

 

At the Hundredth Meridian – The Tragically Hip

 

Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40

 

All That She Wants – Ace of Base

 

Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

 

Soul to Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins

 

Today – Smashing Pumpkins

 

Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard

 

Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms

 

Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge

 

I’m the Only One – Melissa Etheridge

 

Rape Me – Nirvana

 

Glorified G – Pearl Jam

 

Dissident – Pearl Jam

 

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow

 

Dreams – The Cranberries

 

She Don’t Use Jelly – The Flaming Lips

 

Eldorado – The Tragically Hip

 

 

14 Truly Awesome Songs from 1993

Low – Cracker

 

Laid – James

 

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

 

Dumb – Nirvana

 

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town – Pearl Jam

 

Creep – Radiohead

This song reminds me of my buddy’s apartment in St. Mary’s, Ontario. I actually walked from there home to Stratford once. Took a good eight hours. I think it may have been in 1993, too…

 

Shine – Collective Soul

One of my favorite songs of all time

 

Believe – Lenny Kravitz

 

All Apologies – Nirvana

 

Pennyroyal Tea – Nirvana

 

Daughter – Pearl Jam

 

Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins

My favorite song by this band…

 

Pigeon Camera – The Tragically Hip

When Fully Completely came out, I felt this was the best song on the entire album, with the exception of Locked In A Trunk (I have that one listed for 1992)…

 

Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

 


These songs from 1993 are on a YouTube playlist right here.


 

Here is the complete list…

Awesome – 1 Shine Collective Soul
Awesome – 1 Believe Lenny Kravitz
Awesome – 1 All Apologies Nirvana
Awesome – 1 Pennyroyal Tea Nirvana
Awesome – 1 Daughter Pearl Jam
Awesome – 1 Cherub Rock Smashing Pumpkins
Awesome – 1 Pigeon Camera The Tragically Hip
Awesome – 1 Mary Jane’s Last Dance Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Awesome – 9 Low Cracker
Awesome – 9 Laid James
Awesome – 9 Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Awesome – 9 Dumb Nirvana
Awesome – 9 Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town Pearl Jam
Awesome – 9 Creep Radiohead
Awesome – 9 Disarm Smashing Pumpkins
Great – 16 I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) Meat Loaf
Great – 16 The Sign Ace of Base
Great – 16 Mr. Jones Counting Crows
Great – 16 Come Undone Duran Duran
Great – 16 Ordinary World Duran Duran
Great – 16 Linger The Cranberries
Great – 16 Courage (For Hugh MacLennan) The Tragically Hip
Great – 16 We’ll Go To The Tragically Hip
Great – 16 At the Hundredth Meridian The Tragically Hip
Great – 16 Can’t Help Falling In Love UB40
Great – 16 All That She Wants Ace of Base
Great – 16 Heart-Shaped Box Nirvana
Great – 16 Soul to Squeeze Red Hot Chili Peppers
Great – 16 Today Smashing Pumpkins
Great – 16 Cats In The Cradle Ugly Kid Joe
Great – 16 Dissident Pearl Jam
Great – 16 Insane In The Brain Cypress Hill
Great – 33 Mrs. Robinson The Lemonheads
Great – 33 All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
Great – 33 Two Steps Behind Def Leppard
Great – 33 Hey Jealousy Gin Blossoms
Great – 33 Come to My Window Melissa Etheridge
Great – 33 I’m the Only One Melissa Etheridge
Great – 33 Rape Me Nirvana
Great – 33 Glorified G Pearl Jam
Great – 33 Dreams The Cranberries
Great – 33 She Don’t Use Jelly The Flaming Lips
Great – 33 Eldorado The Tragically Hip
Great – 33 Connected Stereo MC’s
Great – 33 Sweat (A La La La La Long) Inner Circle
Solid – 46 When Something Stands For Nothing Headstones
Solid – 46 Into Your Arms The Lemonheads
Solid – 46 Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe Whale
Solid – 46 More 13 Engines
Solid – 46 Amazing Aerosmith
Solid – 46 Crazy Aerosmith
Solid – 46 Cryin’ Aerosmith
Solid – 46 Asshole Dennis Leary
Solid – 46 Sister Lenny Kravitz
Solid – 46 Rearviewmirror Pearl Jam
Solid – 46 Cannonball The Breeders
Solid – 46 The River The Tea Party
Solid – 46 Looking For a Place To Happen The Tragically Hip
Solid – 46 Lionized The Tragically Hip
Solid – 46 Fully Completely The Tragically Hip
Solid – 46 Fifty Mission Cap The Tragically Hip
Solid – 46 Sober Tool
Solid – 63 Livin’ On The Edge Aerosmith
Solid – 63 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies
Solid – 63 Heaven Help Lenny Kravitz
Solid – 63 My Love Lenny Kravitz
Solid – 63 Animal Pearl Jam
Solid – 63 Strong Enough Sheryl Crow
Solid – 63 Numb U2
Solid – 63 Found Out About You Gin Blossoms
Solid – 63 Will You Remember Me Jann Arden
Solid – 63 Go Pearl Jam
Solid – 63 Rats Pearl Jam
Solid – 63 Indifference Pearl Jam
Solid – 63 Shoop Salt-N-Pepa
Solid – 63 Whatta Man Salt-N-Pepa
Solid – 63 Who Do You Think You Are Sass Jordan
Solid – 63 Oh Carolina Shaggy
Solid – 63 Rocket Smashing Pumpkins
Solid – 63 Love Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Sven Gali
Solid – 63 Human Wheels John Mellencamp
Solid – 63 Pets Porno for Pyros
Solid – 63 Trout Neneh Cherry and Michael Stipe
Solid – 63 Who Am I (What’s My Name?) Snoop Dogg
Not Bad – 85 Keep Ya Head Up 2Pac
Not Bad – 85 Black Gold Soul Asylum
Not Bad – 85 5 Days In May Blue Rodeo
Not Bad – 85 Round Here Counting Crows
Not Bad – 85 The Wherewithal The Tragically Hip
Not Bad – 85 No Apologies Alanis Morissette
Not Bad – 85 What a Good Boy Barenaked Ladies
Not Bad – 85 The River Of Dreams Billy Joel
Not Bad – 85 Rain King Counting Crows
Not Bad – 85 Mr. Vain Culture Beat
Not Bad – 85 Man on a Mission Hemingway Corner
Not Bad – 85 That’s The Way Love Goes Janet Jackson
Not Bad – 85 Lost In Your Eyes Jeff Healey Band
Not Bad – 85 Long May You Run Neil Young
Not Bad – 85 W.M.A. Pearl Jam
Not Bad – 85 Leash Pearl Jam
Not Bad – 85 Gin And Juice Snoop Dogg
Not Bad – 102 Harvest Moon Neil Young
Not Bad – 102 Prairie Town Randy Bachman
Not Bad – 102 Nobody’s Hero Rush
Not Bad – 102 Goin’ Back Again Sass Jordan
Not Bad – 102 Informer Snow
Not Bad – 102 It’s Probably Me Sting
Not Bad – 102 Whoomp! There It Is Tag Team
Not Bad – 102 Rise Again The Rankin Family
Not Bad – 102 Another Night The Real McCoy
Not Bad – 102 Breathe Again Toni Braxton
Not Bad – 102 Bedrock Anthem Weird Al Yankovic
Not Bad – 102 Shine Doughboys
Not Bad – 102 Sappy Nirvana
Not Bad – 102 What If I Came Knocking John Mellencamp
Not Bad – 102 Truganini Midnight Oil
Not Bad – 102 Award Tour A Tribe Called Quest
Not Bad – 102 Say Hello 2 Heaven Temple of the Dog
Not Bad – 102 Without A Trace Soul Asylum
Not Bad – 102 My Sister Julian Hatfield Three

 

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