Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1993 #FBF

Published: Friday 11th Sep 2015 by Rashad
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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our currentRetro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we press play on ‘Dreamlover’ – a #1 hit for Mariah Carey found on her tertiary release ‘Music Box.’  Giving the five octave diva her 7th reign atop the tally this week in 1993 (and first of two from this album), ‘Dream’ still remains one of the longest runs at #1 by any artist (notching 8 consecutive weeks at the perch).

Elsewhere on the chart, top divas Madonna, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, and more make their presences felt.  Click to see what other familiar faces await you below:

Hot 100’s Top 25 This Week in 1993

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Hot 100 This Week

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See this week’s full chart check here.

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  1. Hur September 11, 2015

    Love 90s Mariah!

  2. Zave September 11, 2015

    Look at how diverse it used to be man! Music today is garbage. The real artists that have the real music don’t get the recognition they should on the charts. It’s sad but music is music…I guess…

  3. al September 11, 2015

    MC, Toni, 2Pac, MJ, SWV, Janet, Tina, Jocedi 90s was the best for RNB/Soul.
    The only song I like on there is Ed Sheeran and i dont even like him. You know ya getting old when you aint a clue whos who now haha #90s #Memories

  4. What now September 11, 2015

    That’s my fav Mimi rite there. Can’t stand the b**** now tho.

  5. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 11, 2015

    I’m sorry, y’all, but that remix interpolation she did of “Dreamlover” and “Juicy” by Biggie on “The Adventures of Mimi” Tour slayed my life so hard that I haven’t been able to recover since. And let’s not forget about the “Fantasy” Remix when those dancers were giving their all on that stage to pop, lock, b-boy stance, and drop just to put on a good show. I love Mimi for giving us that tour and her flawless discography!

  6. Tyler Makiavelli September 11, 2015

    Wow! Back when entertainers actually had a substantial amount of talent, with the exception of Madonna. Janet, Toni, Mariah, and TINA. Ugghhhh I respect their craft’s so much. Those are the true female pioneers of RnB/Pop.

  7. Stephy. September 11, 2015

    Music Box was her “Thriller” album, just massive success all over the world. Sold over 30,000,000+ & was her first Diamond LP. I love “Dreamlover”, such a classic song. And, “Will You Be There” should’ve peaked higher, that song is so beautiful. But, Dangerous had already produced like 7 hit singles, before that single was released. Amazing. MJ produced 3 era’s, that sold over 50 million records EACH (albums & singles combined). #King Of Pop

  8. Suicide Blonde September 11, 2015

    Dreamlover, If, Rain, Will You Be There, I don’t Wanna Fight, I Get Around and Crying, all great songs, the quality of music in the 90’s was exceptional, everyone was making good music.

    • Yeah, I’m a closet stan! You mad, boo? Then try me ’cause I’m ready! September 11, 2015

      Could you imagine if some of the singles from Bjork’s “Debut” were slaying that year on the Billboard Hot 100, especially “Human Behavior”? I would’ve died if I heard “Big Time Sensuality” on Top 40 radio back then.

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  9. Dossome September 11, 2015

    Even Ub40 and Brian McKnight were slaying..the entire top 20 is generally good music

  10. Oscar September 11, 2015

    I love rain I was just listening to it

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 11, 2015

      The “Girlie Show” performance of the song was so mesmerizing and powerful. It was her best live rendition of the song.

  11. #TeamTinashe Stan September 11, 2015

    The year me, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Vic Mensa and QUEEN Tinashe was born!!!!!!!!
    HASHTAG: #93Babies 😀

  12. Yeah, I’m a closet stan! You mad, boo? Then try me ’cause I’m ready! September 11, 2015

    Wait! I thought that Xscape’s “Just Kickin’ It” was supposedly #2 right behind Mariah’s “Dreamlover” on the Hot 100 in that year. I’m so confused. So…were they lying on their “Unsung” episode?

    • MUSICHEAD September 11, 2015

      The song hadn’t debuted yet. Remember, Dreamlover was number 1 for 8 weeks.

  13. JOHNVIDAL September 11, 2015

    See? This is a real retro rewind! You have to go back to the 90s or the 80s to appreciate the decline in mainstream music. If you choose let´s say 2006, the difference in quality is not as big. It started to go downhill when the new century began.

  14. Janatic September 11, 2015

    You can’t compare the 90’s era to this s**t that exists today. Just look at the two charts and compare. Legends galore on the chart in the 90’s. Today….crap. I love so many types of music and I liked Janet, Michael, Tina, Mariah, Aerosmith, Brian McKnight, SWV, Onyx, Toni B, Kriss Kross, Cypress Hill, Tupac, Nirvana, Toni Tone Tony, Shai, Jodeci, SWV and at that point I actually liked Madonna. Now today is s**t and everything sounds the same with no diversity on the charts. The Top 20 of the Hot 100 should feature artists of every genre of music.

  15. Monica Stan September 11, 2015

    Back when Mariah slayed and had vocal talent. She’s a caricature now. Pig.

  16. Missy September 11, 2015

    Mariah Carey is lazy. She allowed FADED to sink; You have the perfect radio song and u do nothing to promote it; that vegas show looked like she was medicated and scared to cut loose. she’s a huge disappointment

  17. Gee September 11, 2015

    One of my favorite MC joints long live our surviving legends.

  18. Teflon Boy September 12, 2015

    The disparity in quality between the two charts is mesmerising. No one quite believes you when you talk about it but to see it there in plain contrast is a true reflection of the times. Back then artists had to have actual talent but equally back then audiences had to buy music for it to be successful.

  19. @JanetCIARA_ September 13, 2015

    All these songs still sound good till this day!

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