“Ahh the 90s I hated ye when I was in it, but I love it now that it’s gone…” – Allison B. Levine
We are living in different times now and I really do miss the 90s. I remember in the early 90s, cassette tapes were still a thing, but by the mid 90s, they were slowly moving toward CDs and by the 2000s, they were pretty much extinct. It seems as though, all the good music came from the 90s or before and now, much of the music being produced is garbage.
These were the days when I’d still go outside and run around and play. Most kids did that then, but now, kids are glued to their screens and missing out on getting their daily dose of vitamin D. The 90s seemed like simpler times and a time when I didn’t have to worry about paying bills and other adult responsibilities.
Have you ever seen those shirts that say, “I ❤️ the 90s”? I share the same sentiment. Growing up in the 90s, this is such a hard prompt as I can’t pick out just one favorite song. When it comes to music, I was well cultured. I knew most of the songs on the Billboard charts in the US. However, now, I’m beginning to expand my horizons to the international front.
Pop, Country, Rock, and R&B…I listened to music from all these genres. Even to this day, I listen to 90s music. They’re the go-to songs when I go to a karaoke bar. Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, The Fugees, Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Madonna, Oasis, R. Kelly, and Shania Twain…these are just a few of the artists I listened to.
I got more into music in the latter part of the 90s and became one of those girls who was a boy band fanatic. *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys were my favorites and I knew all the lyrics to just about every song. I also liked Christina Aguilera and loved Genie In A Bottle when it was released in 1999.
It’s unfortunate that many of the international hits never make it to mainstream media in the US. I’ve heard that for an artist in another country to become popular in the US is quite a big deal.
When I met Sir, I learned a lot more about international music. Sir introduced me to music that was more popular in Europe and I easily became hooked.
One of the first songs Sir wanted me to listen to was Narcotic by Liquido. Liquido is a German alternative rock band and Narcotic was released in 1999. They seem to be a one hit wonder as none of their other songs ever very popular. Many people thought the song was called the “du du du du song” because they sing this part often. I had this song on repeat until Sir gave me more music to listen to. Perhaps, I’m even his submissive in terms of musical taste.
Most of the music Sir introduced me to was from the 80s. But Sir also introduced me to Nightwish, which is a symphonic metal band from Finland. The band was formed in 1996 and the first song Sir had me listen to was Sleeping Sun which was released in 1998.
MUSIC AND MEMORIES
Music brings many memories and there is just so many good memories associated with 90s music. From my childhood to memories with Sir, 90s music has a special place in my heart.
I don’t want to close my eyes
I don’t want to fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
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