Press Play Friday: I Love the 90’s (Part 2)


You slide on your favorite pink flip-flops and walk out into the sunshine, avoiding the chalk art you drew the day before, simultaneously clipping your Walkman to the loop of your denim jeans. After placing the slightly worn headphones over your ears, you remove the cassette tape from your pocket and carefully place it into the predetermined gap, being sure to set it in the correct position – having experienced that all too common problem before. Holding the moderately sized device in your hand, you push the smooth, black, slightly raised rectangular button in the center of the console, impatiently waiting the few agonizing seconds it takes for the music to start. You hop on your bike and ride towards the school playground a few blocks away from the house, silently singing along to a chorus of Mmmbop, tapping your fingers against the handlebars. You immediately begin to get lost in the soft hum of the ride, the swift beat of the music. Eventually, wondering if anything will ever be as good as this moment, as this undeniable freedom. It isn’t until years later, you realize life is but a fleeting moment, and you must savor each and every single smile, every single note . . . or start a blog so you can reminisce about 90’s music as much as you like and never have to apologize for it. You know, either one. It’s like that time you had so much fun talking about *NSYNC and No Doubt you wanted to do it again, and again, and again.

Spice Girls: Wannabe

Confession: one of my most cherished possessions happens to be my Spice World DVD. Let’s face it, it was and will always be considered an undisputed great hour and a half of cinema. It’s their fault I spent a large chunk of my childhood obsessed with platform shoes, Girl Power, and trying to collect all five Spice dolls.

Five: Slam Dunk (Da Funk)

Boy bands were the best and there were so many! Who remembers the Disney special Five did with B*Witched? I think I wore that tape out. My *NSYNC VHS was totally jealous.

Matchbox Twenty: Real World

All the cool kids listened to Matchbox Twenty and they still listen to Matchbox Twenty.

Alanis Morissette: Ironic

The ironic thing about Ironic is that Alanis was never singing about irony. She shouted those metaphors and similes like a boss, though. Argue all you want, but this was definitely the most iconic video of the 90’s.

In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of I Love the 90’s HERE

Do you love 90’s music? What did you think of the songs and artists featured in this week’s Press Play Friday? What’s your favorite 90’s music memory? Tell me in the comments!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Elle says:

    You know we could go on all day on 90’s music obsessions but Five…..sigh Five! I still know all the words. I can’t…can’t even watch the video you posted because i would get nothing done for the rest of the night. Youtube and memories would lead me into an abyss soo deep…so nope not watching. Also total segue but still somewhat 90s related, I went to Tokyo Disney Sea, saw the little mermaid (teared up) and watched the Gummy Bears cartoon last week and I am not ashamed!

    1. Haha! You should, though. I didn’t believe they were the same people at first. It’s been so long. I actually don’t even remember seeing that video. But I do remember waiting three hours for my AOL dial up to connect just so I could join a chatroom and talk to Richie. If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is. Lol.

      Gummy Bears?! I freakin’ loved that show! Disney in the 90’s was the best.

  2. I loved the Spice Girls and Alanis!

    1. I remember my cousin having to lower the volume any time a “bad word” would come up on the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ album. Oh, to be young again. Lol 🙂

  3. Emma says:

    I wish I’d gone to a Spice Girls concert.
    I fell deeply madly in love with Rob Thomas when I first heard “Push” on the radio

    1. Me too! Although, the Spice Girls keep getting back together, so you never know. 😉

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