Monday, April 4, 2011

A lot happened in the 90's

Ahh the 90's. Did you ever think that it would seem like the good old days?  I wore scrunchies,  I sported the "Rachel" haircut,  and I got my first cell phone (Dec. 1999).

My life pretty much evolved during this decade. I graduated from high school and college, got married, bought our first house, and had our first daughter, all during the 90's.

The world was an interesting place during this deacde. The Gulf War, the Bosnia peace keeping mission, President Clinton's public affair, Waco cult creepiness, the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma, Princess Diane dies in a car crash, and Columbine. All this along with the internet, grunge, rollerblades, Titanic, Forest Gump, Seinfeld, Friends, the Hubble Space Craft launches into space and Napster causes a stir.

Tonight my daughter told me that she has been assigned a music project, her decade is the 90's. She has to choose a song from the decade, write a report and dance to joke. Luckily they are partnered up with a friend.
Our whole family spent an hour after dinner around the computer watching 90's videos. My girls were mesmerized...they loved George Michael (Faith), Madonna (Vogue), and Michael Jackson (Black and White). I even went back to 1987 to show them the Dirty Dancing final dance with Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze. Seriously, I had a tear in my eye watching that dance....I love it. Is that weird? I kind of think it is.
The 90's have way too much music to try to describe it in 10 songs. Although while hanging with my kids tonight I came across many tunes with lots of life left in them.

I made a "mix tape" for you, my lovely readers. (All 5 of you) :}

Madonna (our girls have all danced in our kitchen to this tune)

The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde can sing on my IPod anytime) 

Maria Carey (This diva is still all that)

Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle, do you do kitchens? Can I get a qoute?)

C & C Music Factory (This is serious club music, bring it!)

Sugar Ray (This guy had his mug all over MTV and VH-1, is he still singing?)

The Heights (This was a show, kind of like 90210 and Melrose. That skinny guy was so darn cute and skinny...)

Alanis Morissette (She is a bitter woman, but I do like her tunes)

Will Smith (Enough said, 36 days until Miami.)

Janet Jackson (Love this song....butis this when janet had a rib removed to slim down? Or wait was that Hope on Days of Our Lives? who knows...)


Taylor Dayne (Danni, this one is for you...Rock on 1990!)



Peter Long said...

Great tracks, you picked one of my favourites! I love 'stand by you' by the Pretenders :o)

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