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Infographic: Rock and Pop Hits of Summer 1993

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here's a look at the pop, dance, and rock hits that made Billboard's 1993 end-of-year "Hot 100" list. Billy Joel's,  "The River of Dreams," Soul Asylum's, "Runaway Train," and Michael Jackson's, "Will You Be There," are among the timeless classics and one-hit wonders highlighted below that graced the airwaves during the summer of 1993. Check out pics of all the pop and rock artists that made the list and brush up on details for songs released during the summer. (Details include position on the Billboard list, artist name, song title and single release date). 

Rock/pop hits, summer '93

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"Genius of Love" Gets Its Due

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first time I heard the Tom Tom Club's song 'Genius of Love' off their eponymous debut album I thought  'Hey, that’s Mariah Carey's song.' Turns out I was only half-right.  Back in 1995, when I was twelve, Mariah Carey's hit 'Fantasy' was playing on every Top 40 station and I was choreographing dance routines to it with my friends. The rhythms in Tom Tom Club's upbeat 1981 hit made 'Genius' a hip hop sampling favorite too.  Public EnemyTupac Shakur and T.I. have all used snippets of the track. Mariah Carey created 'Fantasy' as a remix and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five made 'It's Nasty'.

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