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Every Thursday, we'll be taking a trip down memory lane in pictures. This week: the biggest No. 1 singles of 1993, 20 years ago!
UB40's version Elvis Presley's classic (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You was a big hit in '93, staying at the top of the charts for two weeks from May to June.
Not only did Take That get their second No. 1 with their second single Relight My Fire, Lulu also set a record. At 29 years 148 days, it was the longest time between an artist's chart debut - Shout - and their reaching No. 1.
Somebody to Love was the lead track from a live EP taken from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. All of the money raised from sales went to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. The rendition, featuring George Michael and Lisa Stansfield, spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK.
Swedish band Ace of Base burst onto the music scene when they released this song as their debut single. All That She Wants spent three weeks as the UK's No. 1, and went platinum in the USA.
German dance-pop group Culture Beat achieved massive successes with their hit record Mr Vain. The song reached No. 1 in the charts in several European countries including Italy, France, Germany and spend four weeks at at the top in the UK.
Young at Heart was a originally an 80s hit for the British girl group Bananarama. The song was rearranged for Scottish band The Bluebells, who achieved four weeks at number one with the song, which was also featured in a Volkswagen Golf advert.
Penned by Gary Barlow, Take That had a massive UK hit with this track holding the top spot in the charts for four weeks. The song went on to win Best British Single and Best British Video at the Brit Awards the following year.
The Dutch group 2 Unlimited achieved a global hit with their song No Limit. The song made it to UK No. 1 and managed to keep the top spot for five weeks!
Originally sung by Dolly Parton in 1974, Houston re-worked I Will Always Love You for in her movie The Bodyguard in 1992. The track stayed five weeks at No. 1 and went on to become on of Whitney's best-loved ballads.
This song was the first single to be released for Meat Loaf's album Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and spent seven weeks at the top of the UK charts.