Saturday, June 11, 2005

More than words

How could one decade so neatly encapsulate junior high, high school, and college? By virtue of being born in 1978, the 90's were able to cover that span for me. Continuing the discussion from my 90's pre-retrospective, I offer this playlist from iTunes that are not necessarily the best, but rather the iconic songs that defined the decade.

Listening to this mix takes me all the way from my awkward phase in 6th grade to, umm, my awkward phase in college, with pauses in between at beach dances, YMCA swim meets, high school plays, dirty frat parties, long drives, and a lot of hours under the tutelage of MTV. These are my misty watercolored memories of the way we were. Can't touch this.


NameArtistYear
U Can't Touch ThisMC Hammer1990
Ice Ice BabyVanilla Ice1990
Gonna Make You Sweat
(Everybody Dance Now)
C+C Music Factory1990
The Humpty DanceDigital Underground1990
More Than WordsExtreme1990
Freedom 90George Michael1990
Mama Said Knock You OutLL Cool J1990
Let's Talk About SexSalt-N-Pepa1990
SignsTesla1990
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)They Might Be Giants1990
I Wanna Sex You UpColor Me Badd1991
UnbelievableEMF1991
Don't CryGuns N' Roses1991
Now That We Found LoveHeavy D & the Boyz1991
Good VibrationsMarky Mark1991
To Be With YouMr. Big1991
O.P.P.Naughty By Nature1991
Smells Like Teen SpiritNirvana1991
Losing My ReligionR.E.M.1991
Tom's Diner
Suzanne Vega1991
Right NowVan Halen1991
SummertimeWill Smith1991
What's Up?4 Non Blondes1992
Mr. WendalArrested Development1992
No RainBlind Melon1992
Nuthin' but a "G" ThangDr. Dre1992
Hey JealousyGin Blossoms1992
Jump AroundHouse of Pain1992
JumpKris Kross1992
I Got a ManPositive K1992
Everybody HurtsR.E.M.1992
ConnectedStereo MC's1992
Life Is a HighwayTom Cochrane1992
Rump ShakerWreckx-N-Effect1992
End of the RoadBoyz II Men1993
CannonballThe Breeders1993
Insane in the BrainCypress Hill1993
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)Digable Planets1993
Getto JamDomino1993
Ordinary WorldDuran Duran1993
What Is Love?Haddaway1993
LaidJames1993
Into Your ArmsThe Lemonheads1993
SlamOnyx1993
Show Me LoveRobin S.1993
TodayThe Smashing Pumpkins1993
Gin and JuiceSnoop Dogg1993
InformerSnow1993
Whoomp! (There It Is)Tag Team1993
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)Us31993
Sure ShotBeastie Boys1994
Fantastic VoyageCoolio1994
A Girl Like YouEdwyn Collins1994
LongviewGreen Day1994
Lucas With the Lid OffLucas1994
Come Out and PlayThe Offspring1994
I'll Stand by YouThe Pretenders1994
RegulateWarren G1994
Down3111995
You Oughta KnowAlanis Morissette1995
Breakfast At Tiffany'sDeep Blue Something1995
You Were Meant for MeJewel1995
One of UsJoan Osborne1995
Stay (I Missed You)Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories1995
Doin' ItLL Cool J1995
One Sweet DayBoyz II Men & Mariah Carey1995
FantasyMariah Carey1995
This Is How We Do ItMontell Jordan1995
SpiderwebsNo Doubt1995
WonderwallOasis1995
LumpThe Presidents of the United States of America1995
Cotton Eye JoeRednex1995
1979Smashing Pumpkins1995
California LoveTupac & Dr. Dre1995
Song 2Blur1996
No DiggityBlackstreet1996
LovefoolThe Cardigans1996
Crash Into MeDave Matthews Band1996
Da' DipFreak Nasty1996
Killing Me Softly With His SongThe Fugees1996
Stayin' AliveN-Trance1996
WannabeSpice Girls1996
HellSquirrel Nut Zippers1996
SanteriaSublime1996
Sucked OutSuperdrag1996
One HeadlightThe Wallflowers1996
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?Paula Cole1996
TubthumpingChumbawamba1997
EverlongFoo Fighters1997
MMMBopHanson1997
Flagpole SittaHarvey Danger1997
FaithLimp Bizkit1997
Feel So GoodMase1997
The Impression That I GetMighty Mighty Bosstones1997
How BizarreOMC1997
Mo Money Mo ProblemsPuff Daddy1997
Bittersweet SymphonyThe Verve1997
Gettin' Jiggy Wit ItWill Smith1997
Gone till NovemberWyclef Jean1997
IntergalacticBeastie Boys1998
Take Me ThereBlackstreet, Mya, Mase, Blinky1998
Fire It UpBusta Rhymes1998
CrushDave Matthews Band1998
Save TonightEagle-Eye Cherry1998
HoochEverything1998
The WayFastball1998
Praise YouFatboy Slim1998
Ray of LightMadonna1998
Angel of MineMonica1998
You Get What You GiveThe New Radicals1998
Ghetto SupastarPras1998
Can't Get Enough of You BabySmash Mouth1998
...Baby One More TimeBritney Spears1999
Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)Citizen King1999
BabylonDavid Gray1999
Blue (Da Ba Dee)Eiffel 651999
No Scrubs TLC1999
Steal My Sunshine LEN1999
NookieLimp Bizkit1999
My Own Worst EnemyLit1999
I TryMacy Gray1999
BodyrockMoby1999
Scar TissueRed Hot Chili Peppers1999
Livin' la Vida LocaRicky Martin1999

3 comments:

Bob Jingle said...

This is perfect for my research on how to score the quintessential 90s movie.

Did i spell that right?

Rain Delay said...

I think I was just touched in a way that I really did not want to be touched.

Bob Jingle said...

I thought he was acquitted...