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Intros Quiz: 1993 edition

In our five-year interval intros quiz series we reach 1993. As usual, there are 5-7 second intros of 20 songs from that year, for you to guess. I must confess to having cheated a little bit: all were single releases in 1993, as far as I know, except one (number 12), which appeared on an album released in September that year, but didn’t come out as a single until 1994. And even then it was not a big hit. The rest, however, were hits in either the US or UK or both. Number 7 only reached #32 in Britain, but should be well known to anybody who remembers rock music in the ’90s; #17 was a UK Top 30 hit, but is also very well known (certainly to people who listened to the rock station on Grand Theft Auto).

Answers in a few days’ time in the comments section. If you can’t wait to know what that pesky number 6 is, feel free to e-mail me. Actually, feel free to e-mail me anyway; every comment and message is appreciated (on that note, props to Siblingshot blog’s little strop at receiving too few comments).

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  1. kt
    July 3rd, 2008 at 14:38 | #1

    I love this song!

  2. ib
    July 3rd, 2008 at 16:02 | #2

    Thanks for the plug, any major dude ; I hadn’t fully realised just how “stroppy” I sounded until I re-read the entry this morning… the web sheriff probably had me more rattled than I care to admit!Great intro quiz. I just downloaded the entries and gave them a quick listen. Since GTA is a huge player in this house – as you may be aware if you’ve chanced upon a couple of my earlier posts – I’m intrigued with your reference to #17. I need to sit down and give the quiz MP3 some serious attention.If you don’t get a response from me you’ll know you have me stumped!By the way, I think I rate virtually every Donal Fagen/Walter Becker composition I’ve ever heard very highly indeed. Great blog title.Cheers.

  3. Stephen Kuykendall
    July 3rd, 2008 at 21:07 | #3

    How I remember 1993 and its music. I believe I still own half those albums. Good stuff, a few of them are really making me think though. I’ll have to listen a bit more closely.

  4. Uncle E
    July 4th, 2008 at 03:28 | #4

    God, most I’ll have listen to more closely but the 4 artists thus far I instantly recognized were The Stereo MC’s, Nirvana, Sting and the Spin Doctors. Am I on the right track?

  5. The Cheese Knees
    July 5th, 2008 at 00:44 | #5

    All I can say is keep doing it. I just love this stuff. What year next?Thanks

  6. Any major dude with half a heart
    July 5th, 2008 at 12:08 | #6

    Thanks for all the comments. Much appreciated.cheese knees, next will be 1998, then 2003. Then…hmmm, Soviet propaganda songs?THE ANSWERS:1. Snow – Informer2. Four Non Blondes – What’s Up3. Stereo MCs – Connected4. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)5. Wrecks N Effex – Rump Shaker6. Duran Duran – Ordinary World7. Nirvana – Rape Me8. Mariah Carey – Dreamlover9. Arrested Development – Mr Wendal10. Sting – Fields Of Gold11. Spin Doctors – Two Princes12. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You13. Robin S – Show Me Love14. Pet Shop Boys – Go West15. Crowded House – Distant Sun16. Take That – Relight My Fire17. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of18. Sheryl Crow – Leaving Las Vegas19. Shaggy – O Carolina20. James – Laid

  7. Darren
    July 5th, 2008 at 20:44 | #7

    My wife and I just did the quiz. She’s American and I’m British but we still only got 12/20.1993 wasn’t my year. ;-)

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