Musically Ranting

The 90s – Music and Memories

“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.

90s Internationally

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 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

Yours Truly,
The Sassy Sub Daily

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Musically Ranting - 90s

sass c.

i'm just your average girl with a dirty mind. young, asian and submissive...does that pique your interest? constantly in a battle with myself whether to stay confined by my cultural values or to break free like the freak i am.

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  1. Ah the 90s! My favorite era actually. The music, grunge fashion, shaved heads, free love, raves….also the year I met and married my soulmate🙌🏼

    1. My fashion sense was terrible back then haha. Colorfully stretchy pants with shirts with prints on them haha. Toward the late 90s, I wore a lot of Disney shirts.

  2. You are so right, music from the 90’s and before is so good, and many songs nowadays don’t even get close to the quality we had back then 🙂
    ~ Marie

    1. It’s especially true for the current music we have in the US. It’s pretty much all about drugs and money. I really like music that tell a story or teach some sort of moral. An example would be Angels by Within Temptation…it tells a story about what seems to be a toxic relationship…but it’s not an American song.

  3. lovely post Sass C – I reminisced along with u 😉
    May x

  4. I felt myself nodding along, coming into music in such a great decade will always hold a special place for me.

    1. I think music from the 80s to the early 00s definitely stole the show. Kids these days don’t know what they missed out on.

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