It seems only fitting that as I pack my car to travel to my high school reunion that I use MVM today to relive the 90s. Clearly, as my daughter is currently in love with a song that is a direct rip-off of a song from my high school days, that I’m pretty sure was ripped off from 20 years before that, I am aware that I am ancient. So, why not pretend to be young for a minute with my iTunes.
Warning: I’m not claiming this music is quality, in fact, it’s not what was playing in my car most of the time, but I will say, these are the songs that were on the radio and so they make me think of high school. Here they are and as for this reunion, here’s hoping, we’re ready to shake our rumps.
Sir Mix a Lot-Baby Got Back: Oh. My. God. Becky. Who understands those rap guys?
Guns N’Roses-Sweet Child O’ Mine: I still love him. I know it’s wrong.
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch-Wild Side: What? You thought I wouldn’t put my first love on this list? You crazy. Let’s pour one out for the age of The Sample.
http://youtu.be/tu9MpkdkjckColor Me Badd-I Wanna Sex You Up: That’s two D’s people. Two. And no, that’s not George Michael, or Kenny G. Just look-alikes.
Queensryche-Silent Lucidity: Because we weren’t just shaking our rumps, we were also very deep and emotional (in a strange, Broadway-musical voice kinda way).
Arrested Development-Tennessee. Also, we thought we were so enlightened.
U2-Mysterious Ways: I could put this entire CD playlist on here and it would encapsulate my senior year. I’ll stick with one.
Living Colour-Cult of Personality: My first rock concert (Not first concert-just the first real one. No offense Debbie Gibson.) and the beginning of me using the U for the rest of my spelling life.
Jesus Jones-Right Here, Right Now:I think they thought this was real music. Eek.
REM-Shiny, Happy People: Again, this confirms that fact that for some bands, my high school represents their worst music. But, hey, we twirled in circles in dark elementary school parking lots or broken-into pools, late at night to it, so I’ll count it as timeless.
It has to be said that I might include, OPP, Salt n Pepa, TLC, countless hair bands and George Michael if I were being fair to 90s pop. But I just couldn’t do any more without questioning my musical integrity. Now I need to go listen to some alternative, or ska to make myself feel better about my choices.