35 Best Songs From 1993


13. “Nuthin But a G-Thang” by Dr. Dre

Number thirteen on our list comes to you from the iconic Dr. Dre's debut album “The Chronic.” The track features Snoop Dogg and had chart-topping success internationally.

“Nuthin But a G Thang” landed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and on the Rolling Stones list of the Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics drew some criticism, but this song's cultural impact is clear.

14. “Lately” by Jodeci

R&B vocal group Jodeci reimagined this Stevie Wonder original and brought it to the top of the R&B and Pop Singles charts. The track is one of the group's signature songs, defining their musical style and cultural influence.

15. “In the Still of the Night” by Boyz II Men

R&B group Boyz II Men performed this acapella cover track for a television miniseries about the Jacksons. The song was a massive global hit, topping charts with its soulful callback to ensemble vocal groups of the past.

16. “Knockin' da Boots” by H-Town

The R&B group hits keep coming! Number sixteen on our list is one of the best-performing R&B singles of 1993. The track's chart-topping success helped H-Town win an award that year for Best New R&B/Soul Artist.

17. “Dazzey Duks” by Duice

The tiny denim shorts that were the true star of the “Dukes of Hazzard” inspired this double-platinum hip-hop hit. Duice, the duo behind the single, were active military when they first started their career. God bless America!

18. “Boom! Shake the Room!” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

“Boom! Shake the Room!” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Yet another great dance tune, “Boom! Shake the Room!” sampled the chorus of a 1973 hit, “Funky Worm” by the Ohio Players. Since Will Smith, who had recently gained fame from his show The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, featured on the track, it was a hit with younger audiences and those from around the world who loved the show.

19. “Show Me Love” by Robin S.

“Show Me Love” brought house music closer to the mainstream. It topped the music charts for the R&B and Dance Club categories in the US and the UK. The track's instrumental is one of the most recognizable from this era.

20. “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle

The 1992 Disney film “Aladdin” introduced us to this golden ballad that served as the movie's theme song. If you can believe it, this track replaced Whitney Houston's “I Will Always Love You” as the number-one song in the country.

21. “Insane in the Brain” by Cypress Hill

This fast-paced, wild song is perfect for getting down to in the club. “Insane in the Brain” is a perfect example of the punk and EDM scene that was prevalent in the 90s. The rapping and catchy, repetitive chorus make this song a brainworm for sure.

22. “Love Is” by Vanessa Williams and Brian Mcknight

This emotional ballad found its chart-topping success after its feature on the popular television series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose.”

There are two radio releases for this track. The more popular release features electric guitar ramping up the passionate energy, and the second release has only a piano.

23. “I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)” by Exposé

Female trio Exposé gave us this emotional ballad off their third studio album. The track had chart success on the Hot 100 and in the Adult Contemporary category.

24. “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team

Tag Team released this 1990s gem and instantly saw a wave of success. It was the rap duo's first single, and nothing they ever released in the future came close to its fame.

Aside from the multitude of media outlets that have featured the track over the years, it remains a favorite for playing during sporting events. The single's title draws inspiration from club slang that was popular at the time in areas like Miami and Atlanta, which is Tag Team's home city.

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