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?
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):
- Alanis Morissette – Ironic
- Alanis Morissette – You Learn
- American Hi-Fi – Flavor of the Week
- Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
- Backstreet Boys – Quit Playing Games With My Heart
- Barenaked Ladies – One Week
- Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
- Blink 182 – All The Small Things
- Bush – Glycerine
- Cranberries – Zombie
- Cranberries – Linger
- Creed – Higher
- Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
- Del Amitri – Roll To Me
- Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
- Everclear – Father of Mine
- Foo Fighters – Big Me
- Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
- Green Day – Basket Case
- Green Day – Welcome to Paradise
- Last Kiss Goodnight – Pictures of You
- Len – Steal My Sunshine
- Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
- Lit – Ziplock
- Live – Lightning Crashes
- Live – I Alone
- Lostprophets – Rooftops
- Matchbox 20 – Real World
- Matchbox 20 – Bent
- Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get
- Nine Days – Story of a Girl
- Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
- NSync – It’s Gonna Be Me
- Oasis – Wonderwall
- Offspring – Why Don’t You Get A Job
- Offspring – Self Esteem
- Orgy – Blue Monday
- Seal – Kiss From A Rose
- Semisonic – Closing Time
- Sister Hazel – All For You
- Smash Mouth – All Star
- Spin Doctors – Two Princes
- SR-71 – Right Now
- Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack
- Sublime – Santeria
- Sugar Ray – Every Morning
- Sugar Ray – Fly
- Sum 41 – Fat Lip
- Third Eye Blind- Jumper
- Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
- Tonic – If You Could Only See
- Train – Drops of Jupiter
- 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.