#ThrowbackThursday 93 minutes from 1993

When I said 1994 was a defining year, 1993 was the year when it all started.

New Order’s “Regret”, Pet Shop Boys’ “I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind Of Thing” were both released that year, and I remember being hysterical (i.e. excessively excited) when one of those two videos were played on MTV.When “Regret” was on the telly, I used to screamed calling out to my sister who were usually upstairs, so that she wouldn’t miss the video. I used to call my friend (on the landline phone) when Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes” was being played on TV. Back then I remembered all my close friends’ phone numbers, or at least the position of the numbers on the telephone.

I hopelessly fell in love with Rick Astley’s “Hopelessly”, and I found Crash Test Dummies’ “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” was the coolest song title ever. Imagine having to request the song on the radio!

Enigma’s “Return To Innocence” helped me through some difficult times for not fitting in at school (and even until my college years), and I used to write down an excerpt of their lyrics on the wall of my bedroom:

“Don’t care what people say,
just follow your own way”

For me the best Bee Gees’ song was “Paying The Price Of Love” and the best Billy Joel’s song was “River Of Dreams”, and they were both released in 1993.

Also released in 1993 were Ace of Base’s “The Sign” and Take That’s “Pray” – the first time I had a crush on Mark Owen just because I thought the shell necklace was cool.

Where were you in 1993?

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