The world in 1993, Blue Jays last playoff appearance

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Aug 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Music recording artist Drake (Blue Jays jersey) attends the match between Roberta Vinci and Serena Williams (not pictured) during the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Williams defeated Vinci. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Music & Video Games

It was Eric Clapton’s world in 1993. His album Acoustic took home the Grammy for Album of the Year, while the lead single Tears in Heaven scooped up Record of the Year and Song of the Year. This wasn’t enough to earn Clapton the top spot in album sales, though.

Topping that list in ’93 was a movie soundtrack! Whitney Houston’s soundtrack to The Bodyguard was in every home, with the famous single “I Will Always Love You” sitting atop the Billboard charts for the first two months of the year. Second in album sales that year? Kenny G’s “Breathless”. If you’re confused, ask your parents. They owned it. I guarantee it.

The first single to claim top spot after the Blue Jays hoisted the World Series Championship? Meatloaf’s “I’d Do Anything For Love”. The long version, I hope!

Back to the Grammy Awards, the award for Rap Solo went to Sir Mix-A-Lot for his hit “Baby Got Back”. Michael Jackson took home the Grammy Legend Award while Boyz II Men won Best Performance By and R&B Duo or Group with “End of the Road”. Some Canadian content, too, as Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson took home the Best Pop Peformance By a Duo or Group with “Beauty and the Beast”. Tale as old as time…

Some other albums you might still have on your shelves from ’93 include…

Nirvana  –  In Utero
The Smashing Pumpkins  –  Siamese Dream
Pearl Jam  –  Vs.
Wu-Tang Clan  –  Enter the Wu-Tang
Modern Life is Rubbish  –  Blur
August and Everything After  –  The Counting Crows

For you current or former video gamers, the Super Nintento (SNES) was the pinnacle of technology when the Blue Jays last made the playoffs. Super Mario All Stars and Star Fox were both released for the SNES that year, two absolute classics. SimCity 2000 made its debut that same year, while your local arcade may have unveiled NBA JAM or Mortal Kombat II. My, how far we’ve come!

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