Music for 90s babies and fans of timeless pop music; explore the decade defined by boybands, Europop, girl groups, rap, and so much more.
Teen angst a playlist
Hide and seek - Imogen Heap It’s 2005, I’m 15 and it’s the season finale of season 2 of The OC, There’s a struggle between Ryan and his brother, Marissa try’s to break it up with words. Cut to a sound of a gun shot, and the song hide and seek. Dramatic. Teenagers across the country in their lounge rooms crying and singing along hoping Ryan isn’t dead. I continue to play to song on repeat reenacting in my head my own heartbreak patiently waiting for season 3.
During my high school days teenagers liked clearly defined categories and placing people in them. In a world where you were either popular or you weren’t, you could be a metalhead or a hip hop head but not both I was a 'blerd' ahead of my time. I had friends from different backgrounds and I didn’t easily fit into one category. My musical tastes were as eclectic as I was and because people couldn’t pigeonhole me I became “that weird black guy”. It wasn’t long before the teasing and ostracising took its toll, causing me to be withdrawn and depressed. With a divorced and overworked mother and shouting siblings, home wasn’t exactly a safe haven either.
Playlist by a 90s gaybie
I never get tired of teasing my mum about the time that she came into my school, all guns blazing, because I'd come home singing Material Girl by Madonna. We'd been doing aerobics moves to it at school, and I loved it. I had no idea what a gold digger "material girl" was, and if it had been chaste prayers that had been set to such a catchy tune I probably would have been singing that too, but alas, my mother was furious.
Five Loser Anthems
Growing up, being 'emo' was never cool. Actually, I stand corrected. It was, in its own right, but only to the people who were enamoured with its merits. In fact, to us, it was the coolest thing in the world. It was a safe haven of complete otherness for teenagers who liked being out of the loop.
this mind, this body, and this voice
One album. I am thirteen years old. I listen in my bedroom. On repeat. These are not the songs for a bus ride. Not the songs for listening in public. I’m alone with this music. On my bed. Because I need to be flat, laid out, ready for the lyrics to wash over me. I can’t go skating with this soundtrack. This is not the score for a casual head-bopping escapade.
Juicy Made Me Cry
Yes, birthdays were hard for me too! Now I can drink Champagne (or any beverage) when I am thirsty. I burst into tears as Notorious B.I.G blared through my speakers, speaking to my soul. It was “Juicy.”
My Epoch of Angst
At the tender age of 11, I developed an intense and naive crush on the guy who sat next to me in middle school. With long hair that flopped in front of his blue eyes, and a great sense of humour, I fell hard and was infatuated by my new love and my new, tingly feelings that stirred inside me.
My Teen Version ('90s)
When the 90s started, I was 13 and living in a small fishing town on Vancouver Island, Canada. I was in grade eight, my first year of high school, and I was secretly incredibly happy to be back in the same school with my brother, who was in grade 11. He was a senior, he was popular, and he was even a bit famous for his athletic achievements.
The Big Teenage Feels
Big. That is the one word that accurately describes my teen years. Big feelings. Big experiences. Big drama. Everything felt big.
Story of my Teenage playlist
What is the first song you put on as a teenager? During my journey of deciding what to put on my teenage playlist, the song lyrics are absolutely everything.
My Teenage Angsty Rollercoaster
I have to give a big shout out to Silverchair as a group. When they started their band the lead singer, who wrote his own songs, was only 13 years old. When they released their first song lead singer Daniel Johns was only 15 years old. "Freak by Silverchair" was our theme song as a group of misfits, freaks, losers and whatever the cool crowd wanted to call us for the week. They settled on Loser for the most part, but deep down all of us felt like freaks except for when we were together.
The Last Generation for Great Music Was: The 90's
The Last Generation for Great Music Was: The 90's Remembering the Good Old Days By Alisha Allen I have been asked to submit an article on my teenage favorite playlist and I am more than happy to do so. Music was especially important to me as a teenager. Like so many of us, life was challenging for me in high school. I sure had some fun moments, however, there was a lot of hardship too, and not just those fun moments. I know that is every aspect of life, however, when we are teenagers, we don’t really know how to deal with the rough times as we don’t have the maturity or wisdom, yet. Music was what really helped me to get through those rough times. Music also played a role in the great times too. So, I will be mentioning in this article some of the happy, upbeat party songs, as well as some of the songs that helped pull me out of depression.