90s Music

I know that I have discussed this before, but I just want to reiterate how awesome 90s music was.

Not only is it high-quality stuff, but I think what makes 90s music doubly awesome is the disparity between what music was then and what it has become now.

If you’re reading this, and you were too young to appreciate 90s music, then I highly advise you to search for the top hits of the 90s, and download them all. Great, great music.

I know that you can make the argument that I’m just being nostalgic, and while that definitely is part of it, it’s not really the case. If the songs that came out in the 90s came out presently, I would still love it at my age. The quality of music was so high back then, and it’s amazing how far it has fallen.

You know what would be a scary thought? That if the youth of America is so accustomed to the shitty music that exists now, were they to listen to 90s music, they might hate it. It really is a shame what Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas have done.

Earlier today, a friend of mine sent me a link of Z100’s most played songs of each year starting with 1983. It’s a great resource.

Let’s compare.

Here are the top 10 songs from 1998:

01 Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
02 Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
03 Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
04 Together Again – Janet Jackson
05 You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
06 Getting’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
07 My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
08 The Boy Is Mine – Brandy & Monica
09 I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
10 Uninvited – Alanis Morisette

And, now, here are the top 10 songs from 2009:

#1 Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
#2 Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
#3 Lady Gaga - Poker Face
#4 Jay Sean F/Lil' Wayne - Down
#5 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
#6 Beyonce - Halo
#7 Flo Rida F/Ke$ha - Right Round
#8 Lady Gaga F/Colby O'Donis & Akon - Just Dance
#9 Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor
#10 Jordin Sparks - Battlefield

HOLY SHIT WHAT HAPPENED?! With the exception of #2 (okay, and maybe #4), every one of those songs is utter crap.

It’s just so sad. But I’m not sure who really is to blame. The reason these shit bands or artists are so popular are because people listen to them. So maybe it’s just people’s taste in music that has gone astray. Again, I blame the youth of America. These little shitheads are growing up listening to Lady Gaga, fiddling around on their iTouch, and pausing live television. And are not going outside. they aren’t getting to live like we did.

They didn’t get to experience Third Eye Blind, the Wallflowers, Smash Mouth, Alanis Morrissette, the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Bush, Oasis, NSync, the Backstreet Boys, Better than Ezra, Live, the Gin Blossoms, the Counting Crows, Collective Soul, the Spin Doctors and the Mighty, Mighty Bosstones when they were in their prime.

But we did.

We did.

One thought on “90s Music

  1. Please do not get me started! Every day, *every* *day* I listen to the radio and I think about 90’s music. It simply is not comparable to music now. The 90’s were truly a wonderful time for the entertainment industry. Good music, good tv, good movies. A decade that overall did not suck (Meaning, no 9/11, no major recessions and no feeling of gloom and doom). These kids have no idea what they’ve missed out on and they are too angst ridden and arrogant to listen to any opinion but their “Artist’s” twitter feed> “I bought a hot dog! That makes me poor like you! ”
    Now they get autotune and fake beats. So sad.

    My fiance had a similar conversation last night. I was talking about the library and we ended up talking about card catalogs, and it made me sad to think kids aren’t going to experience that stuff. Blowing in video game cartridges, Encyclopedias, rotary phones, not having entertainment every second. It’s really sad.

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