I, like many other people my age, recently spent a good 5 hours of my life watching Vh1's Greatest Hits of the 90's, and spent the entire 5 hours going "oh, man," "awesome," and "that's my s*** right there." I couldn't end the musical reminiscence at number 1 - I actually took notes during the show, knowing there would be a bunch of songs I'd want to download. Doing my errands last night while listening to Mariah Carey's first album only whetted my appetite for more 90's music.
Thank goodness for high speed connections - I downloaded just shy of 150 songs in an hour. (that's including labeling them as they added themselves to my iTunes list). My 10-year reunion is later this year, and I'm fairly certain I could DJ the entire event at this point.
I listened to most of them last night and am finishing up this morning, and I am having a doggone great time. I was born in 1980, and while I certainly love 80's music (as does everyone), songs from the 80's don't jog my memory in the same way songs from the 90's do.
I was belting out Jewel's "Foolish Games" last night at the top of my lungs, with as much closed-eyed passion as I could possibly muster. For a second, I was back in France, taking a break from my math homework, singing to the picture of my little French boyfriend Henrik.
This morning, as I was bobbing my head to Red Hot Chili Peppers' remake of "Love Rollercoaster," I was briefly transported back to Drew's on campus apartment in '99, dancing wildly with the Lagarde sisters in the living room. Drew walked in during the song, took one look at us, and walked past us as though it was perfectly normal to have 3 girls that didn't even live there in his living room gyrating like idiots.
The 90's were a good time for music. I have to wonder what songs of the last 8 years will define this decade. Surely Britney's "Gimme More" will be on the list.
iTunes is begging for mercy. I'm gonna give it a break and go catch a matinee of "Juno." I saw "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" last night. (It was AWESOME, people, AWESOME.) As of this afternoon I will have seen as many movies as I saw during the entire year of 2007.
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