The Golden Age of Music

So, let’s continue with the new years trend, shall we? I bet I’m not the only person that has thought this, but the 2000s have thus far given us a pretty shitty decade of music. Who established themselves in the 2000s? Rihanna? Fall Out Boy? Chris Brown? Ugh. And don’t you even dare say Lady Gaga. I would have included Taylor Swift in that list… but I love her. Taylor, if you read this blog somehow, please call me. I promise I’m as enjoyable and delightful in person as I am in this blog.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, music. This decade kinda sucked. Obviously there were some good bands/singers that came to prominence this past decade, Muse comes to mind right away, but for the most part… this decade was nothing compared to the 90s.

Ah, the 90s. The golden age. The days of Nintendo 64, Nickelodeon, Skip It, tomagotchi’s… and great music. You all remember Skip It, right?

Nothing… NOTHING livens up a party more than Skip It. Well, maybe Bop It.

Basically any toy that ends in the word “It” is a guaranteed success.

But back to the music. The 90s are probably most remembered by the boy bands: Backstreet Boys, NSync, 98 Degrees, O-Town, 2gether, etc. Also… the divas:  Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore, etc. But there was a TON of amazing one-hit wonders during that decade as well.

Now, this is what inspired me to blog about this particular topic. The other night, I was with a large group of people that were clamoring for 90s music. So I whipped out my ipod and promptly created a mind-numbingly awesome 90s music playlist. My ipod consists of a large assortment of music, with many popular 90s songs. I don’t have a ridiculous amount of music on my ipod, – about 2500 songs – so it wasn’t too difficult to weed through everything to locate the good ones. It took about half-an-hour to do, but it was well worth it.

Needless to say, the playlist was an enormous success. Even the most stubborn musical minds were praising my handiwork. Now, I will do you all a treat and share the playlist with you, because it was just that good. Feel free to steal this playlist… you don’t even have to give me the credit.

Here it is (in alphabetical order):

  1. Alanis Morissette – Ironic
  2. Alanis Morissette – You Learn
  3. American Hi-Fi – Flavor of the Week
  4. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
  5. Backstreet Boys – Quit Playing Games With My Heart
  6. Barenaked Ladies – One Week
  7. Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  8. Blink 182 – All The Small Things
  9. Bush – Glycerine
  10. Cranberries – Zombie
  11. Cranberries – Linger
  12. Creed – Higher
  13. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  14. Del Amitri – Roll To Me
  15. Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
  16. Everclear – Father of Mine
  17. Foo Fighters – Big Me
  18. Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
  19. Green Day – Basket Case
  20. Green Day – Welcome to Paradise
  21. Last Kiss Goodnight – Pictures of You
  22. Len – Steal My Sunshine
  23. Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
  24. Lit – Ziplock
  25. Live – Lightning Crashes
  26. Live – I Alone
  27. Lostprophets – Rooftops
  28. Matchbox 20 – Real World
  29. Matchbox 20 – Bent
  30. Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
  31. Nine Days – Story of a Girl
  32. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  33. NSync – It’s Gonna Be Me
  34. Oasis – Wonderwall
  35. Offspring – Why Don’t You Get A Job
  36. Offspring – Self Esteem
  37. Orgy – Blue Monday
  38. Seal – Kiss From A Rose
  39. Semisonic – Closing Time
  40. Sister Hazel – All For You
  41. Smash Mouth – All Star
  42. Spin Doctors – Two Princes
  43. SR-71 – Right Now
  44. Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack
  45. Sublime – Santeria
  46. Sugar Ray – Every Morning
  47. Sugar Ray – Fly
  48. Sum 41 – Fat Lip
  49. Third Eye Blind- Jumper
  50. Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
  51. Tonic – If You Could Only See
  52. Train – Drops of Jupiter
  53. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

And that’s it. Take it in. Lots of good stuff there.  Am I missing anything? Any criticisms? Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email/IM on how this already-awesome playlist can be improved. Oh and there may be a song or two there that came out in the early 2000s, but who cares. it means it was probably written in the 90s and therefore still counts.

Find me 53 songs that came out this decade that can match this playlist. It simply can not be done. Oh 90s, how I miss thee. Hopefully this new decade will offer us some better music than the last…

Oh and J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!! Please win. If the Jets do lose tonight, don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from me for a few days… If it gets to a week, somebody should probably call a missing-person hotline.

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