1993 in music

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This is a summary of significant events in music in 1993.

Albert Collins playing event on Washington Mall before the inauguration of US President Bill Clinton.

Specific locations[edit]

Specific genres[edit]

Events[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

Also in 1993[edit]

  • Rick Astley retires from the music industry at the age of 27 after selling 40 million records in a five-year period.[24]
  • Keiko Abe becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.[25]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January–March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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5 Mark Collie Mark Collie -
Slo*Blo Cell -
Lucky Thirteen Neil Young Compilation + unreleased
11 So Close Dina Carroll -
The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs Genesis Live
12 American Grafishy Flipper -
Blue Funk Heavy D & the Boyz -
Edge of Excess Triumph US
No Cure for Cancer Denis Leary -
Tha Triflin' Album King Tee -
Wake Up Screaming Every Mother's Nightmare -
18 Songs from the Mirror Fish Covers
19 12 Inches of Snow Snow -
Body, Mind, Soul Debbie Gibson -
The Erosion of Sanity Gorguts -
The Juliet Letters Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet -
The Wheel Rosanne Cash -
Friends Can Be Lovers Dionne Warwick -
25 Barry Live in Britain Barry Manilow Live
Dusk The The -
Perverse Jesus Jones -
Star Belly UK
26 Fire in the Dark Billy Dean -
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1 Off the Ground Paul McCartney -
Gorgeous 808 State -
Objection Overruled Accept -
2 Black Mafia Life Above the Law -
In God We Trust Brand Nubian -
Joey Lawrence Joey Lawrence Debut
Rift Phish -
Star Belly US
5 Earth 2 Earth -
8 Native Tongue Poison -
Wandering Spirit Mick Jagger -
9 Music 311 -
Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) Digable Planets -
Slip Quicksand -
Spilt Milk Jellyfish -
Where You Been Dinosaur Jr. -
10 On the Mouth Superchunk -
15 Duran Duran Duran Duran
Serenades Anathema -
Under a Funeral Moon Darkthrone -
Walthamstow East 17 Debut
16 Body Exit Mind New Fast Automatic Daffodils -
The Last Rebel Lynyrd Skynyrd -
Sarsippius' Ark Infectious Grooves -
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z... 2Pac -
Tabula Rasa Einstürzende Neubauten -
22 Pablo Honey Radiohead Debut
Happy Nation Ace of Base International release
New Wave The Auteurs -
23 19 Naughty III Naughty by Nature -
Boy Krazy Boy Krazy -
The Crying Game: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Fuzzy Grant Lee Buffalo -
Hard Workin' Man Brooks & Dunn -
Live: Right Here, Right Now Van Halen 2x CD, Live
Magic & Madness Circus of Power -
Scenes from the Second Storey The God Machine -
Sister Sweetly Big Head Todd and the Monsters -
Slow Dancing with the Moon Dolly Parton -
Smoke Drivin N Cryin -
Superstar Car Wash Goo Goo Dolls -
? Mr. Machinery Operator Firehose -
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1 Ten Summoner's Tales Sting -
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? The Cranberries Debut
Against Perfection Adorable Debut
2 CB4 Various Artists Soundtrack
Nanci Griffith Nanci Griffith -
Stain Living Colour -
The Weedkiller's Daughter John & Mary US
5 Time for Mercy Jann Arden
Cereal Killer Soundtrack Green Jellÿ
8 Frank Black Frank Black -
9 Alibis Tracy Lawrence -
Animals with Human Intelligence Enuff Z'nuff -
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz -
The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two Van Morrison Compilation
Everyday Widespread Panic -
Link Øystein Sevåg -
Numb Hammerbox -
Palomino Road Palomino Road -
So Tough Saint Etienne -
Till Death Do Us Part Geto Boys -
15 Coverdale-Page Coverdale-Page -
16 Colour of Your Dreams Carole King -
I Hear Black Overkill -
The Polyfuze Method Kid Rock -
22 A Real Live One Iron Maiden Live
Songs of Faith and Devotion Depeche Mode -
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music Stereolab EP
23 Ahead of Their Time The Mothers of Invention Live 1968
The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence) P.M. Dawn -
For the Beauty of Wynona Daniel Lanois -
Glazed Mystery Machine -
Home Invasion Ice-T -
Independent Worm Saloon Butthole Surfers -
Copacetic Velocity Girl -
Songs from the Rain Hothouse Flowers -
This Time Dwight Yoakam -
25 Big Body P-Model -
Peligro Shakira -
29 Phobia The Kinks -
Suede Suede -
30 14 Shots to the Dome LL Cool J -
Ask Questions Later Cop Shoot Cop -
Bacdafucup Onyx Debut
Here Come the Lords Lords of the Underground Debut
? Instant Replay Pizzicato Five Live

April–June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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5 Black Tie White Noise David Bowie -
6 Beaster Sugar EP
Edge of Thorns Savatage -
Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby -
In My Time Yanni -
Story of My Life Pere Ubu -
Superjudge Monster Magnet -
Undertow Tool Debut
13 In Concert/MTV Plugged Bruce Springsteen Live
Learning to Flinch Warren Zevon Live
San Francisco Days Chris Isaak -
Taxi Bryan Ferry -
Today's Active Lifestyles Polvo -
Waiting for You Gordon Lightfoot -
19 Five Live George Michael and Queen Live EP
20 Dive Sarah Brightman -
Earth and Sun and Moon Midnight Oil -
The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat The Reverend Horton Heat -
Get a Grip Aerosmith -
The Grand Tour Aaron Neville -
Pork Soda Primus -
Shania Twain Shania Twain -
Toby Keith Toby Keith -
26 Bubble & Scrape Sebadoh -
The Infotainment Scan The Fall -
27 Exposed Vince Neil -
Frosting on the Beater The Posies -
Hurry Sundown McBride & the Ride -
Porno for Pyros Porno for Pyros -
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3 Banba Clannad -
Formaldehyde Terrorvision Debut
Republic New Order -
4 Down with the King Run–D.M.C. -
Dragline Paw -
Kill My Landlord The Coup Debut
Live! Selena Live
Rid of Me PJ Harvey -
SlaughtaHouse Masta Ace -
Thousand Roads David Crosby -
Which Doobie U B? Funkdoobiest -
7 With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness At the Gates -
10 Modern Life Is Rubbish Blur -
On the Night Dire Straits Live
Rancid Rancid -
11 Out of Body The Hooters -
Symphony or Damn Terence Trent D'Arby -
Tell Me Why Wynonna Judd -
Whatever Aimee Mann Debut
17 Dreamland Aztec Camera -
18 Alive III Kiss Live
Pull Winger
Janet Janet Jackson US
Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 Guru -
Painted Desert Serenade Joshua Kadison -
19 Organix The Roots Debut
21 Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy? Nomeansno -
24 More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ABBA Greatest Hits
Unplugged...and Seated Rod Stewart Live
Dream Harder The Waterboys -
25 Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe Fishbone -
Kamakiriad Donald Fagen -
Me Amarás Ricky Martin -
Sound of White Noise Anthrax -
Born Gangstaz Boss -
26 Charlie Parker on Dial: The Complete Sessions Charlie Parker -
31 Chameleon Helloween -
How to Clean Everything Propagandhi Debut
The Daily Grind No Use for a Name EP
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1 Too Long in Exile Van Morrison -
Boces Mercury Rev -
Far Gone Love Battery -
Gravity's Rainbow Pat Benatar -
Hootie Mack Bell Biv DeVoe -
Souvlaki Slowdive -
7 Elemental Tears for Fears -
There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You Palace Brothers -
8 Breaking Silence Janis Ian -
Hey Zeus! X -
Last Action Hero Various Artists Soundtrack
Saturation Urge Overkill -
Pottymouth Bratmobile -
Supermodel of the World RuPaul -
Wide River Steve Miller Band -
11 Mood Swings Harem Scarem -
14 Emergency on Planet Earth Jamiroquai Debut
Liberator Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark -
15 14 Songs Paul Westerberg
Dancing the Blues Taj Mahal -
Neil Young Unplugged Neil Young Live
The World Should Know Burning Spear -
Psychoderelict Pete Townshend
19 Crazy Legs Jeff Beck -
21 Gold Against the Soul Manic Street Preachers -
Joy and Blues Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers -
A Storm in Heaven Verve Debut
22 Hat Full of Stars Cyndi Lauper -
Individual Thought Patterns Death -
Mi Tierra Gloria Estefan -
All Samples Cleared! Biz Markie -
Ain't No Other MC Lyte -
Aries Luis Miguel -
Covenant Morbid Angel -
Exile in Guyville Liz Phair -
Experience the Divine Bette Midler Greatest Hits
Here's to New Dreams Raven-Symoné Debut
Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid Collective Soul Debut
It Won't Be the Last Billy Ray Cyrus -
Sons of Soul Tony! Toni! Toné! -
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart The Flaming Lips -
25 Mortal Kombat II: Music from the Arcade Game Soundtrack Dan Forden limited-time offer
28 Insanity and Genius Gamma Ray -
Live & Loud Ozzy Osbourne Live
29 Back to Broadway Barbra Streisand -
Crazy Legs Jeff Beck Gene Vincent covers
Cyberpunk Billy Idol -
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Box set
Poetic Justice Various Artists Soundtrack
30 In on the Kill Taker Fugazi -
? Audience with the Mind The House of Love -

July–September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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5 Debut Björk Solo Debut
Zooropa U2 -
Tales of Ephidrina Amorphous Androgynous -
Julius Caesar Smog -
6 No World Order TR-i (Todd Rundgren) -
Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams Various Artists Victoria Williams tribute
Vagina Diner Akinyele Debut
7 Fake Train Unwound Debut
12 The Sound of Speed The Jesus and Mary Chain Compilation
13 Altered Beast Matthew Sweet -
Sleeper Tribe -
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Debut
19 The Battle Rages On... Deep Purple -
Debravation Deborah Harry UK
20 The Anthology Bachman–Turner Overdrive Compilation
Bargainville Moxy Früvous -
Black Sunday Cypress Hill -
Candlebox Candlebox -
Chrome Catherine Wheel -
Picture of Health The Headstones -
Whoomp! (There It Is) Tag Team -
Bill Tripping Daisy Debut, re-release
26 Evolution Oleta Adams -
27 Haircut George Thorogood -
Promises and Lies UB40 -
Represent Fat Joe da Gangsta -
Sex & Religion Vai -
Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins -
? Yoreru Omoi Zard -
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2 Now That's What I Call Music! 25 Various Artists Compilation UK
3 Become What You Are The Juliana Hatfield Three -
Da Bomb Kris Kross -
The Outer Limits Voivod -
Tuesday Night Music Club Sheryl Crow -
Voice of Jamaica Buju Banton -
9 Perfect Teeth Unrest [26]
10 Dig I Mother Earth -
Emergency on Planet Earth Jamiroquai US
Live James Taylor 2-disc; Live
River of Dreams Billy Joel -
Beneath the Rhythm and Sound The Ocean Blue -
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements Stereolab -
16 Breaking Things All -
Liberation The Divine Comedy -
Giant Steps The Boo Radleys -
17 Bloody Kisses Type O Negative -
Comin' Out Hard 8Ball & MJG -
Earth vs the Wildhearts The Wildhearts -
Enemy of the Sun Neurosis -
Everything Joe -
Over My Heart Laura Branigan -
Rise Bad Brains -
Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes and Undeniable Truths Clutch -
The World Is Yours Scarface -
Unknown Road Pennywise -
24 For the Cool in You Babyface -
Kerosene Hat Cracker -
Pure Pleasure Shaggy -
Set the World on Fire Annihilator -
Spinning Around the Sun Jimmie Dale Gilmore -
The Untold Truth Illegal -
You Been Played Smooth -
30 Last Splash The Breeders -
Skydancer Dark Tranquillity -
31 In Pieces Garth Brooks -
Music Box Mariah Carey -
Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building Neil Diamond Covers album
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6 Post Historic Monsters Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine -
Wild Wood Paul Weller -
7 American Caesar Iggy Pop -
Human Wheels John Mellencamp -
Icky Mettle Archers of Loaf -
10 Grin Coroner -
13 In Utero Nirvana UK
Show The Cure Live
Into the Labyrinth Dead Can Dance -
14 August and Everything After Counting Crows -
Cure for Pain Morphine -
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell Meat Loaf -
Focus Cynic -
The Hits/The B-Sides Prince 3-disc compilation; Discs 1 and 2 also sold separately
Judgement Night Various Artists Soundtrack
Some Fantastic Place Squeeze -
Traffic from Paradise Rickie Lee Jones -
War of Words Fight -
21 Big Red Letter Day Buffalo Tom -
Buhloone Mindstate De La Soul -
Concentration Machines of Loving Grace -
Face the Heat Scorpions -
Houdini Melvins -
It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It Another Bad Creation -
The Problem with Me Seam -
Recipe for Hate Bad Religion -
Something Up My Sleeve Suzy Bogguss -
Stone Cold World A.L.T. -
Yes I Am Melissa Etheridge -
22 Double Easy – The U.S. Singles Happy Mondays US-only Compilation
27 Laid James -
Very Pet Shop Boys -
Transfusion Powderfinger EP
28 187 He Wrote Spice 1 -
Believe in Me Duff McKagan -
Body & Soul Rick Astley -
93 'til Infinity Souls of Mischief -
Cowgirl's Prayer Emmylou Harris -
Easy Come, Easy Go George Strait -
Faithlift Spirit of the West -
Icon Paradise Lost -
Live Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Live
Love 15 Majesty Crush -
Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings The Police Box set
Morbid Florist Anal Cunt EP
Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening Ray Lynch -
Return of the Boom Bap KRS-One -
Swing'n Hi-C -
They're All Gonna Laugh at You! Adam Sandler -
Top Loader Sugarsmack -
Violent New Breed Shotgun Messiah -
Water Saigon Kick -
29 Real Belinda Carlisle -
? One Night in Time Donovan -
Shinola Energy Orchard -
Chaos A.D. Sepultura -

October–December[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Colours Michael Learns to Rock -
Those of the Unlight Marduk -
4 Get into You Dannii Minogue -
Thirteen Teenage Fanclub -
Wolverine Blues Entombed -
Elegant Slumming M People -
5 Alapalooza "Weird Al" Yankovic -
Anodyne Uncle Tupelo -
The Body-Hat Syndrome Digital Underground -
Christmas Interpretations Boyz II Men Christmas
Dos Altered State -
Gentlemen The Afghan Whigs -
Mezcal Head Swervedriver -
Painful Yo La Tengo -
Phaseshifter Redd Kross -
Retro Active Def Leppard Compilation
So Tonight That I Might See Mazzy Star -
Steppin' Out Tony Bennett Fred Astaire Tribute
Titanic Days Kirsty MacColl -
Shame + A Sin Robert Cray -
8 A Bigger Piece of Sky Robert Earl Keen -
11 Everything Changes Take That -
Silhouette in Red Bonnie Tyler -
Imaginary Friend Th' Faith Healers -
Tindersticks Tindersticks -
12 An Evening of Yes Music Plus Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe -
Aurora Gory Alice Letters to Cleo -
Code Red DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince -
Come On Feel The Lemonheads The Lemonheads -
Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles Various Artists Eagles tribute
Hey, Man, Smell My Finger George Clinton -
Take Me as I Am Faith Hill -
T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind's Eye) Leaders of the New School -
Very Necessary Salt-n-Pepa -
13 11th Song Deep Blue Something -
Angst KMFDM -
15 Zambodia Motherhead Bug -
18 A Real Dead One Iron Maiden Live
Heartwork Carcass -
Quique Seefeel [27]
D-Ream On Volume 1 D Ream -
Together Alone Crowded House -
19 Counterparts Rush -
The Christmas Album David Foster and Various Artists Christmas
Electra 2000 Hum -
Enta da Stage Black Moon -
Inhaler Tad -
Mexican Moon Concrete Blonde -
Morning Dove White One Dove -
No Pressure Erick Sermon -
Plantation Lullabies Meshell Ndegeocello -
Possum Dixon Possum Dixon Debut
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa Eazy-E -
Vs. Pearl Jam -
21 Calling Masaharu Fukuyama -
Jidai: Time Goes Around Miyuki Nakajima -
Rashōmon Ningen Isu -
22 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Sarah McLachlan Canada
25 Paris The Cure Live
Dark Medieval Times Satyricon -
Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel -
26 Live MCMXCIII The Velvet Underground Live
Born to Choose Various Artists -
Five Dollar Bob's Mock Cooter Stew Mudhoney EP
I'm Alive Jackson Browne -
I'm Ready Tevin Campbell -
Insufficient Therapy Craig Goldy -
Get in Where You Fit In Too Short -
God Shuffled His Feet Crash Test Dummies -
MTV Unplugged 10,000 Maniacs Live
No Alternative Various Artists AIDS Benefit
Pussy Whipped Bikini Kill -
Shaq Diesel Shaquille O'Neal Debut
Stillborn Malevolent Creation -
Symphonic Music of Yes London Philharmonic Orchestra -
The Song Remembers When Trisha Yearwood -
Try Anything Once Alan Parsons -
Turner Nichols Turner Nichols -
When My Heart Finds Christmas Harry Connick Jr. Christmas
World Gone Wrong Bob Dylan -
27 My Home Town Kazumasa Oda -
Passione Toshinori Yonekura -
? Dick's Picks Volume 1 Grateful Dead Live
Greatest Hits Richard Marx Compilation
C'est déjà ça Alain Souchon -
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1 The Red Shoes Kate Bush -
Full Moon, Dirty Hearts INXS -
Espresso Logic Chris Rea -
Amor Amarillo Gustavo Cerati -
2 The Black Rider Tom Waits Soundtrack
Croonin' Anne Murray -
Duets Frank Sinatra -
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues k.d. lang Soundtrack
Find Your Way Gabrielle -
First Christmas BeBe & CeCe Winans Christmas
Jericho The Band -
Shouldn't a Told You That The Chicks -
So Far So Good Bryan Adams Compilation
The Yellow Shark Frank Zappa -
You Can Be A Daddy, But Never Daddy-O Daddy-O -
3 Angels Cry Angra -
8 Both Sides Phil Collins -
Paul Is Live Paul McCartney Live
Live at Donington Iron Maiden Live
The Singles Collection David Bowie Compilation
The Buddha of Suburbia David Bowie TV soundtrack
Freedom Yothu Yindi -
So Natural Lisa Stansfield -
End of Part One: Their Greatest Hits Wet Wet Wet -
9 12 Play R. Kelly Debut
The Colour of My Love Celine Dion North America
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan -
II D Extreme II D Extreme -
Intimacy Jody Watley -
Love Tara Eric's Trip -
Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest -
Poetenes Evangelium Morten Harket -
Remember Two Things The Dave Matthews Band Independent release
Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Various Artists Jimi Hendrix tribute
Swing Batta Swing K7 -
Wake-Up Call Petra -
10 The Bis-Quits The Bis-Quits -
Federal E-40 -
11 Thy Mighty Contract Rotting Christ -
12 Jim Witter Jim Witter -
Kaddish Towering Inferno -
15 Drop Out East Village -
Flashback Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Compilation
Now That's What I Call Music! 26 Various Artists Compilation
On Aphex Twin EP
Sad but True Tex, Don and Charlie -
The Spectral Sorrows Edge of Sanity -
Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest The Fireman -
16 Black Reign Queen Latifah -
Deluxe Better Than Ezra Swell Records; re-issued on Elektra in 1995
Desire Walks On Heart -
Hand on the Torch Us3 -
More Love Doug Stone -
The One Thing Michael Bolton -
Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera Carly Simon -
Shock of the Hour MC Ren -
Stampede Concussion Ensemble -
Straight Up Sewaside Das EFX -
17 Really Love Ya!! Kenji Sawada -
22 Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Compilation
Nightcap Jethro Tull UK; archive recordings
Take as Needed for Pain Eyehategod -
23 The Album Haddaway -
The Beavis and Butt-head Experience Various Artists -
Doggystyle Snoop Doggy Dogg -
Duets Elton John -
Gypsy Bette Midler Soundtrack
High-Tech Redneck George Jones -
Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica Live Box
No Need for Alarm Del the Funky Homosapien -
Pale Sun, Crescent Moon Cowboy Junkies -
The Sign Ace of Base North American/Japanese version of Happy Nation
"The Spaghetti Incident?" Guns N' Roses Covers album
Squint Steve Taylor -
Winter Light Linda Ronstadt -
29 Always & Forever Eternal -
Bastards Motörhead -
Incunabula Autechre [28]
Young Black Brotha Mac Dre -
30 Ear to the Street The Conscious Daughters -
? Drawing Down the Moon Beherit -
Kitchen Sun Electric -
Dreams Never Die Tiffany -
Montage Kenny G Compilation
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1 Acid Eaters Ramones -
6 21st Century Jesus Messiah -
The Cross of Changes Enigma -
Girls Will Be Girls Farmer's Daughter -
Songs of Faith and Devotion Live Depeche Mode Live
7 Domino Domino -
Lethal Injection Ice Cube -
The Nocturnal Silence Necrophobic -
Right Back at Cha Shai EP
What's the 411? Remix Mary J. Blige Remix
8 Charlie Hunter Trio Charlie Hunter -
Eternal Faith Takara -
9 Pop Smear The Verve Pipe -
10 Nostalgia Hideaki Tokunaga -
Soli Deo Gloria Apoptygma Berzerk -
World of Noise Everclear -
14 Beethoven's 2nd: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Ralph Edelman and Various Artists Soundtrack
Dance of December Souls Katatonia -
Desensitized Pitchshifter -
Wayne's World 2 Various Artists Soundtrack
20 Pigeonhed Pigeonhed -
21 Diary of a Mad Band Jodeci -
31 Little Cowpoke Nickel Creek -

Release date unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1993.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Meat Loaf I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) 1993 United States UK 1 – Oct 1993, US BB 1 of 1993, The Netherlands 1 – Oct 1993, Austria 1 – Nov 1993, Switzerland 1 – Nov 1993, Norway 1 – Oct 1993, Germany 1 – Jan 1994, Republic of Ireland 1 – Oct 1993, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1993, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Dec 1993, Sweden 2 – Oct 1993, Poland 5 – Nov 1993, Australia 5 of 1993, France 10 – Sep 1993, US BB 15 of 1993, Europe 20 of the 1990s, Germany 28 of the 1990s, US CashBox 32 of 1994, POP 34 of 1993, Belgium 210 of all time, OzNet 375
2 UB40 I Can't Help Falling in Love With You 1993 United Kingdom UK 1 – May 1993, US BB 1 of 1993, US CashBox 1 of 1993, The Netherlands 1 – May 1993, Sweden 1 – Jun 1993, Austria 1 – Jul 1993, New Zealand 1 for 11 weeks Jun 1993, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Oct 1993, Switzerland 2 – Jun 1993, Germany 2 – Jun 1993, Australia 3 of 1993, Norway 4 – Jun 1993, US BB 6 of 1993, POP 6 of 1993, France 10 – May 1993, Poland 12 – Aug 1993, Scrobulate 48 of reggae, Germany 85 of the 1990s, Italy 88 of 1993, OzNet 836
3 4 Non Blondes What's Up? 1993 United States The Netherlands 1 – Jul 1993, Sweden 1 – Aug 1993, Austria 1 – Aug 1993, Switzerland 1 – Jul 1993, Norway 1 – Jul 1993, Poland 1 – Jul 1993, Germany 1 – Jul 1993, Republic of Ireland 1 – Jul 1993, UK 2 – Jun 1993, Italy 8 of 1993, Australia 10 of 1993, US BB 14 of 1993, Germany 17 of the 1990s, US BB 31 of 1993, Scrobulate 46 of 90s, US CashBox 50 of 1993, RYM 61 of 1993, Europe 62 of the 1990s, POP 67 of 1993, Belgium 209 of all time
4 Snow Informer 1992 Canada US BB 1 of 1993, Sweden 1 – Mar 1993, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1993, Norway 1 – Apr 1993, Germany 1 – Apr 1993, Republic of Ireland 1 – Apr 1993, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks May 1993, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1993, UK 2 – Mar 1993, The Netherlands 2 – Mar 1993, Austria 3 – May 1993, Australia 6 of 1993, US CashBox 9 of 1993, US BB 13 of 1993, POP 51 of 1993, Germany 52 of the 1990s, Italy 68 of 1993
5 Haddaway What is Love? 1993 Trinidad and Tobago US BB 1 of 1993, The Netherlands 1 – Apr 1993, France 1 – Apr 1993, Austria 1 – May 1993, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1993, Norway 1 – Apr 1993, Republic of Ireland 1 – Jul 1993, POP 1 of 1993, UK 2 – Jun 1993, Sweden 2 – Mar 1993, Germany 2 – Mar 1993, Scrobulate 4 of 90s, Italy 5 of 1993, Germany 10 of the 1990s, US BB 11 of 1993, RYM 154 of 1993

Top 40 Chart hit singles[edit]

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) US UK Highest chart position Other Chart Performance(s)
"7" Prince January 1993 7 27 7 (United States) See chart performance entry (1992 overlap)
"Again" Janet Jackson October 1993 1 6 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Ain't It Fun" Guns N' Roses November 1993 n/a 9 2 (Portugal) See chart performance entry
"Alison (C'est ma copine à moi)" Jordy February 1993 n/a n/a 1 (Belgium [Ultratop 50 Wallonia], France) 6 (Finland) - 13 (Europe) - 22 (Belgium [Ultratop 50 Flanders])
"All for Love" Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting November 1993 1 2 1 (13 countries) See chart performance entry
"Almost Unreal" Roxette May 1993 94 7 5 (Ireland) See chart performance entry
"Alright" Kris Kross & Super Cat July 1993 19 47 1 (Portugal) See chart performance entry
"Amazing" Aerosmith November 1993 24 58 2 (Iceland) See chart performance entry
"Angel" Jon Secada January 1993 18 23 4 (Canada)

See chart performance entry

"Animal Nitrate" Suede February 1993 n/a 7 7 (United Kingdom) 11 (Ireland, New Zealand) - 21 (Sweden) - 23 (Europe) - 89 (Australia)
"Anniversary" Tony! Toni! Toné! September 1993 10 n/a 10 (United States) 2 (U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) - 16 (New Zealand) - 20 (U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40) - 44 (Canada) - 70 (Australia)
"Another Sad Love Song" Toni Braxton June 1993 7 15 2 (Zimbabwe) See chart performance entry
"Anything" Culture Beat December 1993 n/a 5 3 (Austria, Ireland, Israel) See chart performance entry
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" Lenny Kravitz February 1993 n/a 4 1 (Australia) See chart performance entry

Other Chart hit singles[edit]

Notable singles[edit]

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) Other Chart Performance(s)
"50ft Queenie" PJ Harvey April 1993 27 (UK Singles Chart) - 179 (Australia)
"All Apologies" Nirvana December 1993 See chart performance entry
"Animal Nitrate" Suede February 1993 See chart performance entry
"Cannonball" The Breeders August 1993 See chart performance entry
"Chemical World" Blur June 1993 27 (U.S. Billboard Alternative Airplay) - 28 (UK Singles Chart)
"Feed the Tree" Belly January 1993 1 (U.S. Billboard Alternative Airplay) - 32 (UK Singles Chart) - 95 (U.S. Billboard Hot 100)
"From Despair to Where" Manic Street Preachers June 1993 25 (UK Singles Chart)
"For Tomorrow" Blur April 1993 28 (UK Singles Chart) - 119 (Australia)
"Heart-Shaped Box" Nirvana August 1993 See chart performance entry
"Jenny Ondioline" Stereolab December 1993 75 (UK Singles Chart)
"Linger" The Cranberries February 1993 See chart performance entry
"Regret" New Order April 1993 See chart performance entry
"Start Choppin" Dinosaur Jr. January 1993 3 (U.S. Billboard Alternative Airplay) - 20 (Ireland, United Kingdom) - 40 (Sweden)

Other Notable singles[edit]

Top 10 selling albums of the year[edit]

  1. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack AlbumWhitney Houston
  2. BreathlessKenny G
  3. Unplugged - Eric Clapton
  4. janet.Janet Jackson
  5. Some Gave AllBilly Ray Cyrus
  6. The ChronicDr. Dre
  7. Pocket Full Of KryptoniteSpin Doctors
  8. TenPearl Jam
  9. The ChaseGarth Brooks
  10. CoreStone Temple Pilots

Top 10 best albums of the Year[edit]

All albums have been named albums of the year for their hits in the charts.[30]

  1. NirvanaIn Utero
  2. The Smashing PumpkinsSiamese Dream
  3. Wu-Tang ClanEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
  4. Pearl JamVs.
  5. Counting CrowsAugust and Everything After
  6. BjörkDebut
  7. BlurModern Life is Rubbish
  8. Liz PhairExile in Guyville
  9. SuedeSuede
  10. SlowdiveSouvlaki

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Jazz[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Country Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

Mercury Music Prize[edit]

Glenn Gould Prize[edit]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

Charts[edit]

Triple J Hottest 100[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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