Monday, October 15, 2012

Nineties Blogfest

Yay!  I'm participating in the:
Participants are supposed to share their favorite "somethings" for each year of the Nineties!  Welp- this was a no-brainer for me because I LOVE NINETIES music!  Best era for music, hands down!  So-- I'm going to share my favorite singles that were released each year.  ((Should be challenging since there was an ABUNDANCE of awesome music!  And-- I'm sure you will disagree with me on a few of these!))
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1990-
Free Falling- Tom Petty

*Worth Noting- This song is special to me because it is associated with the first memories I have of my younger sister, Megan.  I remember running around with my "cousins" Brandon and Sarah-- dancing, playing air guitar to this song while waiting for her to be born.  During her delivery, this was the song that was playing on the radio in the room as she entered the world.

1991-
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana

*Honorable Mentions: Come As You Are- Nirvana & Losing My Religion- REM

1992-
Down In A Hole- Alice In Chains

*Honorable Mentions: Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers & Killing In The Name Of- Rage Against The Machine.
**But-- Alice In Chains is one of my all time favorite bands EVER-- kept me sane during my teenage years.  So-- Alice In Chains > Rage & Alice In Chains > RHCP

1993-
No Rain- Blind Melon

*Uncertainty: Mr. Jones- Counting Crows was also released that year... How does one choose!? Glarp.

1994-
Say It Ain't So- Weezer

*Honorable Mention: Black Hole Sun- Soundgarden.
**This song, the entire album actually, saved Garrett and I during one of our roadtrips across the country when we were youngsters.  I'll never forget screaming this with him through the hills of Colorado-- less than $100 to our name-- with our eyes on the prize: California.

1995-
Wonderwall- Oasis

*Alanis Morrisette Moment: You Oughta Know, Ironic & Forgiven were also released in '95.

1996-
One Headlight- The Wallflowers

*I miss you Wallflowers.

1997-
Semi-Charmed Life- Third Eye Blind

*Honorable Mentions: Karma Police- Radiohead & Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve
**Question: Does Bittersweet Symphony remind anyone of the movie Cruel Intentions?  I can't seperate the two from each other at all.  If I see the movie cover, I think of that song.  If I hear that song, I think of the movie.

1998-
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls

*Holy Popular Song Year, Batman!: One Week- Barenaked Ladies, The Way- Fastball, Praise You- Fat Boy Slim, Got You- The Flys & I could go on...!

1999-
Scar Tissue- Red Hot Chili Peppers

*Blink 182: What's My Age Again & All The Small Things were HUGE that year!  I loved Blink 182 back in the day.
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Welp- that's my list!  Hope you guys enjoy!  Head over to Dave Wrote This and check out what other participants wrote about!  Should be a great trip down memory lane!

12 comments:

  1. This is great. We have a lot of bands in common. I love the Chilis, Weezer, REM and The Verve as well.

    Thanks for taking part.

    Dave
    Dave Wrote This

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  2. i think bands like alice in chains... made my world as i found the cross over from glam to grit hair would win.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    Oh No, Let's Go Crazy

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  3. AHhhh GREAT songs. Love it.

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  4. All of these are great songs! I loved 90's music too.

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  5. Good call on sticking with just music...I took a kind of scattershot approach to this and it's driving my OCD crazy. BTW you made the right call on 1993.

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  6. Oh, excellent song selection! We have a fair bit of artist overlap. And I wish I'd remembered that Tom Petty CD came out in 1990 or one of the songs from it might have made my list, too. Probably Last Dance with Mary Jane.

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  7. Great list of music favorites. You have great taste. My favorite 1995 Oasis - Wonderwall. Greatness.

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  8. I see we listened to the same music in the 90s. hope you sign up for the Scare Me! Blogfest.

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  9. We like some of the same bands. "No Rain" is my favorite of the songs you mentioned.

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  10. I will say it definitely beats being a child of the 80's that's for sure. I remember most of those on the radio, and Tom Petty's is the best of the lot that you have listed.

    Unfortunately, I can't listen to "Smells like teen Spirit" without immediately thinking of Weird Al's parody of it.

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  11. Great choices. "All I can say is that my life is pretty plain. I like watching the puddles gather rain."

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  12. Nirvana, Weezer, and Oasis for sure! Great list!

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