You know you were a 90’s kid if…
- Ya’ll ready for this?
- The word ‘Tragedy’ draws your hands to the side of your head
- You’re all about the Girl Power (so tell me what you want, what you really really want!)
- You still argue with your friends about whether ‘Blur’ or ‘Oasis’ were better
- You know all the moves to Macarena
- Oo ah, just a little bit, oo ah a little bit more
- Madonna is the Queen of Pop and Kylie the Princess.
- You knew about whisky drinks, vodka drinks, lager drinks and cider drinks before you’d ever tasted them.
- Ibiza rhymes with pizza.
- There ain’t no party like an S Club party
Oh I had SO much fun writing that list!! Could have quite easily gone off on a tangent about all the non musicy awesome things from the 90’s (Goosebumps, Care Bear share, Tamagotchis, the dial up tone, in West Philadelphia born and raised…., trolls, Sharky and George, Fun House, skorts, you couldn’t have a 50p without rubbing the Queens Nose, green and orange were definitely colours that went together, that’s How for now!) but that’s a blog for another day.
Today Fiona wants to know which one band or artist shaped our childhoods. Trouble is I don’t have one. I’ve never been the type of kid to obsess over something, I didn’t really follow the trends and to be honest there were more pictures from the centre pages of Girl Talk on my walls than of boy bands. Once I grew out of Girl Talk and Mizz I’d buy funny posters from the market and stick those up to make me smile. I think I might have had a Spice Girls poster at some point, but that’s about it.
There are, however, a few songs and albums I’ll always remember . The first single I ever bought (everyone remembers that!) was ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis and the 2nd and 3rd were ‘When a Woman’ by Gabrielle (still one of my faves) and ‘It Feels So Good’ by Sonique (I bought them at the same time). Remember when we used to go out and buy singles? Seems so bizarre in this digital age! I loved Savage Gardens ‘Affirmation’ Album and ‘By The Way’ started my love for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They were the first band I went to see live with my friends (my first ever concert was with my grandparents when I was about 6, we went to see Gerry and the Pacemakers and Helen Shapiro…Walking Back To Happiness!). I always thought I wasn’t really ‘into’ music because I didn’t go crazy over N’Sync (I just had to google if that was the band which started Justin Timberlakes career, that’s how much I know about them!), 911 or Backstreet Boys (though ‘I Want It That Way’ is a tune!) like all my friends did. I didn’t have crushes on popstars and wasn’t *that* bothered when Take That split up. Since I’ve grown up though I’ve come to like my eclectic taste. I enjoy that leaving my laptop on shuffle can offer songs from the Rat Pack, Stereophonics, Christina Perri, Anastacia and probably a bit of Barenaked Ladies or Disney. Maybe I didn’t do the whole ‘I’ll DIE if I don’t see these people in concert’ thing, but I think musically speaking I grew up pretty well!
And if you don’t agree you can talk to the hand! NOT! 😛
Haven’t actually listened to this as my speakers have broken, so fingers crossed!
Note: Have just realised Miss Peg asked for the songs of our teenage years. I was a teenager in the noughties, not the nineties. Oops! Hope you enjoyed the blog anyway!! Make sure you pop over to the Miss Peg Daily and The Blog of Sense to read the other posts on this theme!