Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part One – Sting, Whitney Houston, Ace of Base, Haddaway

Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.

Here is my first selection of top 1993 hits which I hope you will enjoy.

Sting – If I ever lose my faith in you

“If I ever lose my faith in you” was released as the lead single from Sting’s fourth studio album “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” The song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made the top 40 in several European countries. In Canada the song peaked at #1, spending three weeks atop the RPM Top Singles chart and finishing 1993 as Canada’s fourth-most-successful single. It remains one of Sting’s signature songs. In 1994 the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance and was nominated for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

January 8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Whitney Houston – I will always love you

“I will always love you” spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, which at the time was a record. It is also the longest running number-one single from a soundtrack album. The song was #1 on the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, and R&B chart simultaneously for a record-equaling five weeks. The song stayed at #1 in the U.S. throughout January and February 1993, making it the first time Billboard did not rank a new number-one single until March of the new year and was the year-end #1 single of the year.

Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was also a massive international hit, topping the singles charts in almost every country, including the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles where it spent 13 weeks at the top. Houston won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In 2015, “I Will Always Love You” was named the #1 Song of the Rock Era in the book “The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era: 1955 – 2015.” In 2020, “I Will Always Love You” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

February 10th “Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey” airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people 

Here are my first picks from 1993

Ace of Base – All That She Wants

“All That She Wants” is a song by Swedish group Ace of Base. It was released in Scandinavia in 1992 as the second single from their first studio album, Happy Nation, and in the following year, it was released as the first single from the 1993 album The Sign in North America. Produced by Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg, the drum beat was inspired by the Kayo song “Another Mother”. The song was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in many countries, including Denmark, Germany, the UK and Australia.  Ace of Base 

February 24th 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton wins

Haddaway – What is Love

“What Is Love” is a song recorded by Trinidadian-German Eurodance artist Haddaway for his debut album, The Album. The song was released on 8 May 1993 as the album’s lead single. It was a massive hit in Europe, becoming a number-one hit in at least 13 countries and reaching number two in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Outside Europe, the single was moderately successful, reaching number 11 in the United States, number 12 in Australia, number 17 in Canada, and number 48 in New Zealand. The song earned Haddaway two awards at the German 1994 Echo Award, in the categories “Best National Single” and “Best National Dance Single”. CoconutMusicGermany 

April 23rd Peter Townshend’s musical “Tommy” premieres in NYC

Additional sources: On This Day – Music – Hits of the 90s: Playback FMWikipedia

Your Hosts for The Breakfast Show

William Price King is an American jazz singer, crooner, and composer.

His interest in music began at an early age when he studied piano and clarinet in high school. At Morehouse College in Atlanta where he grew up, he sang in the Glee Club and studied classical music. After graduation he went off to the Yale School of Music where he earned a Masters degree. From there he journeyed to New York where he created a jazz trio ‘Au Naturel’ which performed in some of the hottest venues in Manhattan including gigs on Broadway and the famous ‘Rainbow Room.’ These gigs opened doors for performances in Montreal and a European tour.

While touring Europe he met a lovely French lady, Jeanne Maïstre, who, a year later became his wife. King left the group ‘Au Naturel’ and settled in the south of France where he started a new life on the French Riviera, opening his own music school – the “Price King Ecole Internationale de Chant.” He has had the pleasure over the years of seeing many of his students excel as singers on a professional level, and some going on to become national celebrities. He continues to coach young singers today, in his spare time.

Blog– IMPROVISATION William Price King on Tumblr – Buy William’s music: William Price King iTunes – FacebookWilliam Price King – Twitter@wpkofficial
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Sally Cronin is an author, blogger and broadcaster who enjoyed four years as part of the team on Onda Cero International’s English speaking morning show in Marbella and then for two years as a presenter on Expressfm the local radio station in Portsmouth. She co-presented two ‘Drive Time’ shows a week with Adrian Knight, hosted the live Thursday Afternoon Show and The Sunday Morning Show guests including musicians and authors. Following this she became Station Director for a local internet television station for two years, producing and presenting the daily news segment, outside broadcasts and co-presenting the Adrian and Sally chat show live on Friday evenings.

She and her husband David have now returned to Ireland where they live on the Wexford Coast where she blogs and continues to write books.

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Next week 1993 Part Two – We hope you will tune in.. as always we love to hear from you.. thanks William and Sally.

79 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part One – Sting, Whitney Houston, Ace of Base, Haddaway

  1. I like the variety of old hits the two of you find each week. My music roots are with rock and roll, but I like nearly all genres. This week I chose one of each of your picks as my favorite. Sting and the Police have so many great tunes, but I think this is one of his best. I can’t listen to What is Love without feeling like getting up and dancing. It’s just one of those tunes that inspires energy.

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  2. Another 4 great tunes to start a Tuesday morning.
    And four great videos too.
    Whitney Houston and ‘I will always love you’ brings shivers down my spine but maybe it’s Kevin cosner?
    I don’t remember the Sting son but sort of recall the video.
    Haddaway was always a great dance tune but don’t recall the video.Ace of Base the same, I know the song but not the video.
    Thanks for my tuneful start

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  3. Thanks, William and Sally, for sharing these talented artists and their songs. I love Whitney Houston and whatever she sang. She was a tremendous talent. She left this world too soon. I remember What is Love. Like that one too. Don’t remember the Swedish group though.
    I will check out William’s songs. My grandsons are singers and one knows how to sing just about anything. He does a lovely job with jazz too. I will have him listen to William. He could learn a lot from the master. Hugs to you both xx

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  4. Great song variety. I of course know the Whitney Houston song and also Hadaway’s but was not familiar with the Sting and Ace of Base contributions – though I know both of them. It seems I missed quite a lot! Thanks for filling me in!

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