30 November 2014



Show 212 – Joy’s 21st birthday! Everything from 21 years ago…1993

Happy Birthday to You by Jean-Paul Wabotai.  Congolese singer!  This is the title track from his 1993 album.  And Happy B-day to Joy!!  Every song tonight from the year Joy was born, 1993.

Still Can’t by The Cranberries.  From their 1993 debut album, after 4 EPs, Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?  It hit no. 1 in the UK and here, by the end of 1995, it was the 50th top selling album…not sure if that means of all time or just for that year…

Then We Start Again by Twins.  From their 1993 album The Impossible Dream, their 7th.

Superman’s Song by Crash Test Dummies. From their second album, God Shuffled His Feet, released in 1993. It hit no. 5 here in Oz and a few other places, 1 in Austria and NZ, but only 17 at home in Canada.

Things Can only get Better by D:Ream. Professor Brian Cox’s band from the 1990s…he was a keyboardist before he was a physicist. Released in 1993 and considered part of the ‘cool Britannia’ cultural movement of the 1990s. The British Labour Party used it as a theme during the Party’s successful 1997 campaign.

Rubberband Girl by Kate Bush. The first of four singles to be released from her 7th studio album, The Red Shoes in 1993.

Candy Everybody Wants by 10,000 Maniacs.  From their 1993 acoustic live album, MTV Unplugged.

Aussies – also 1993

*Skating on Thin Ice by Girlfriend.  Early ‘90s girl group from Sydney. They changed their name to GF4 in 1994 after the departure of one of the founders and ditched the good girl image at the same time. This is from the 1993 AIDS charity album, Voices for Life.

*Hundreds of Languages by Ganggajang. 1993 single from Lingo, their third album.

*Honeymoon is Over by The Cruel Sea. Title track from their 3rd studio album, released in 1993. It won the 1994 ARIA awards for best song and single of the year.

*Tone Burst by Stereolab.  The largely British band’s 2nd album, Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements  from August 1993, features Danish-Norwegian Australian Mary Hansen on vocals, guitar and tambourine so I’m counting it here due to a relative dearth of Nordic Aussies available!

*Earth Mother by Kev Carmody. Aboriginal singer best known for From Little Things, Big Things Grow. From his third album, Bloodlines, released in 1993.

Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood.  Request.  1982 but for DOB, no worries!