BABY CLASSIC: This #1 Hit arrived via Magic Carpet

posted by Meredith Michaels - 

What's a "Baby Classic" you ask? It's a mega-hit that has just recently been birthed in to "classic hits" status (a.k.a. 25+ years old!) 

The week's BABY CLASSIC is:

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle"A Whole New World" (1993)

This song was featured on the soundtrack to Disney's animated smash hit, Aladdin. It reached #1 on the Billboard charts during the week of March 6th in 1993.  "A Whole New World" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and was the first and ONLY song from a Disney movie to win "Song of the Year" at the Grammys. This song booted Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" out of the top spot after a record setting 14 weeks.

Other things that happened 25 years ago this week (1993):

  • Sports: The first ESPY Awards took place on March 4th: Winners included Michael Jordan and Monica Seles.
  • Movies: Musical, 'Swing Kids' hit the box office. The movie ended up grossing $5,632,086 in the U.S.
  • Celebrity News: Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Pop Culture: Rodney King in court


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