Billboard #1 Hits: #776: ‘Informer’- Snow. March 13, 1993. #1 for 7 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Informer” -Snow
- Record Company- East West
- Genre: Reggae Fusion
- Written by Edmond Leary, Shawn Moltke, Darrin O’Brien
- Time: 4:28
- B-side: ‘Lonely Monday Morning’
- Album- 12 Inches Of Snow
- Grade: D
- Peaked at #1 7 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.
Watered down reggae from Canadian reggae musician Snow- born Darrin O’Brien. Snow was a 2 hit wonder- ‘Informer’ and its follow up ‘Girl I’ve Been Hurt” #19.
By this time period, I was nearly ready to give up on most new music.
I am looking over what is to come… discouraging. one positive thing- there are so many hits which stayed at #1 for many weeks it cuts down on the bad songs… I don’t know whether to give this up or not– it’s 1993– nearly 30 years of mostly bad stuff to go…
I say stick with it for at least a while longer. It’ll be fun to post snarky comments about a lot of the songs.
I will stick with it- what the heck!
Why oh why couldn’t he have spent his time as a youth in Toronto listening to CFNY? Maybe then he would have made some second-rate Depeche Mode or Smiths music instead of second-rate Public Enemy.
It’s about this time, this era, that pop music began to go in a direction/down a trajectory I didn’t wish to hear- mostly. Still some gems, the odd nugget, but a lot of dross that hit a bum note, and/or we’ve all heard a sample of before. As we grow ol- ahem, mature, we get more discerning I suppose. Music speaks loudest and most urgently to the young, and somewhere down the road you find the tracks that you are happy and comfortable to stick to. The direction these latest new soulless musical routes are going I can’t be assed following. But, anyway, ‘happy holidays!’
I think that is a good analysis of the situation.