From Technotronic to Tupac: I Love The 90s

Did I tell you that my new car is a time machine? No, Doc didn’t let me borrow the Delorean. But I’ve been back to the 90s: Cross Colours. Daria. The Chronic. My car even Smells Like Teen Spirit.

I’m talking about my new satellite radio. When we bought my car weeks ago, it came with a three-month free subscription. And I must say, I’m in love. I’ve been listening to all things great (and not so great) from the 1990s, the decade of my wonder years.

I love how music can take you back to priceless moments.

Wondering what Prince was talking about when he said 23 positions in a one night stand. (After all the night stand by my bed only had one position.)

Listening to the QuietStorm on the radio to see who dedicated Keith Sweat’s “I’ll Give All My Love To You” to her boyfriend.

Whipping out my air guitar for the passionate riffs on the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Give It Away Now.”

Also, Boys II Men’s” End of the Road” was our song and by “our,” I mean my high school sweetheart and me. Who knew how prophetic those four harmonizing boys could be?

Loving “Baby Got Back” because there was finally a song that praised my, ahem, asset.

Sitting in my room, proud that I could spit all the lyrics from Tupac’s Me Against the World album.

Skipping a last minute cram session for my college biology final to attend the Fugees concert at the Blue Note. I got a B on the test, but the concert was so good I would have taken the C.

And Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna” used to make me think a lot about my relationship and indeed I left the one I was with and started a new relationship with my now husband.

I love the music from the 90s, and listening to it the radio each day has been like getting reacquainted with an old friend.

14 responses to “From Technotronic to Tupac: I Love The 90s

  1. Snow – Informer


    I love the good and the bad too! 🙂

  2. Baby Got Back is my life.

  3. I was just taken back..I love my 90’s! And Cool Mama up there in the comments with throwing in Snow! ROCK ON! I remember sitting down with that tape rewinding a million times trying to figure out the words to that song! haha! Hands down one of my favorite posts!

    • Ha! I know Cool Mama totally made me smile with her Snow comment. I also remember rewinding and fastforwarding and so forth to find just what you were looking for on that tape. Ohhhh the good ole days.

  4. Oh my goodness!!! It’s been years since I’ve heard some of those songs!!! I was sooooo young back then 😉 Stopping by from SITS to say Hi!

    • I agree it’s been too long since hearing some of these songs, which is why when I’m on the 90s channel I’m freaking out. It’s amazing how music can just take you back. 🙂 Who needs a Delorean?

  5. Stopping by from SITS! I also had the same free 3 month trial and the only stations I listened to were the 80s and 90s! Awesome.

    • That 3 month thing makes me feel like a sucker. I tried to get Hubby to agree not to renew after the three months were over, but he just kinda shrugged. I figured if I knew indeed that this was only for three months, I wouldn’t get attached to it. But alas here I am, with Sirius, essentially my Siamese twin. Oy.

  6. It’s crazy how music can take us so far back in our memories. Love this post. Stopped by from SITS today 🙂

  7. I love music that takes me back to a certain time! How fun.

  8. I see I’ve found my kindred blog sister!!! (Visiting from SITS) I almost yelled “OMG yes!” and work just now. I recently wrote an ode to 90s R&B that I think you and anyone else who enjoyed this post will also enjoy. Here’s a link:

    An Ode to 90s R&B and The Women Who Felt They Were Singing Their Lives With The Songs

    • I read it and that was so much fun! Of course all of the songs were traipsing through my head for the remainder of the night. I can’t believe I didn’t put Jodeci in here. I loved them so much.

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