Canadian reggae artist Snow had “Informer” and Eric Clapton’s Unplugged went #1.
Here’s an interesting fact about Snow’s “Informer,” Snow had recorded the song in mid-1992 just before he began serving a jail sentence. While in Jail, “Informer” was promoted through the Toronto music scene and quickly got into the radio around the world. Snow left jail and straight into touring afterwards. “Informer” was #1 in many countries. The song is about him being sent to jail for not ratting. Snow would get a second hit “Girl, I’ve Been Hurt,” which didn’t see the same success as “Informer.”
Snow would see further success in his native Canada and Japan. Sad times would hit Snow due to the death of his wife Tamei Edberg, he would later hold benefits for fighting cancer. Snow now releases songs through his website.
Eric Clapton would do his own version of MTV’s Unplugged in 1992, which saw “Layla” (originally done by Derek and the Dominoes) entering the charts. The album was #1 on this day in 1993, knocking The Bodyguard soundtrack off of the slot and staying there for three weeks. Only to be knocked out of #1 by The Bodyguard soundtrack in April. Even Eric Clapton couldn’t keep the late Whitney Houston down for long.
This also leads to our Intro Vid news, yes Eric Clapton’s “Layla” is a better song than “Informer,” however, I’m very sick of “Layla” due it being constantly played on radio (I like “Bell Bottom Blues”). This may anger a few people but Informer will be our Intro Vid of the week.
I’ll end it with a Snow parody by Jim Carrey: