Top 40 Flashback: Revisiting the Hit Songs of February 1993
Our intrepid columnist straps on his Discman and flashes back to the era of Bon Jovi, Boyz II Men, and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
7. "Ordinary World" — Duran Duran
Do you remember how excited we were to have Duran Duran back in our lives? Do you remember what a triumphant and unlikely comeback it seemed? How many years of trend and progress they had to fight against to work their way back into our consciousness? “Ordinary World” happened in 1993. Their previous top-5 single was “I Don’t Want Your Love,” in 1988. That’s five years. Five years ago today was “California Gurls,” Taio Cruz’s “Dynomite” and 3OH!3. It would be like us today getting excited for a new Mike Posner single, which, now that I mention it, would be a pretty surprising.
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