I was born in the nineties, so this decade has a soft spot for me. However, I wasn't introduced to most of the iconic songs of the nineties until much later in life. During that time, my parents mostly played country and Christian radio. Country was at its peak in that decade, but so was hip-hop, grunge rock, and some folksy coffee house music. So, to celebrate the eclectic decade that I was born into, I am counting down the top ten best one hit wonders of the 1990s. Let's go!
In this premiere episode of the StarShine Magazine Podcast, I discuss the trends of the 90s, like fanny packs, teen movies, and of course, the music. Speaking of music, I also discuss my dissatisfaction with all 90s mixes available on Spotify, which is why I made my own Diverse 90s Playlist.
Happy Black Music Month!
Every June we celebrate the history and accomplishments of African-American composers, singers, and musicians in all genres. Recently, the R&B sounds of the 1990s has had a resurgence, partially because of many current artists sampling their music. Groups like SWV, Brownstone, Jodeci and more have had their music reintroduced to a new generation. Films and TV shows are also doing the same. One of the most powerful scenes in Netflix's When They See Us features I'm So Into You by SWV. 90s R&B and 90s Rap is officially making a comeback.
Growing up in the 90s, I didn't really appreciate the dopest decade's music. For years, I maintained that I was more of an oldies/classic rock kinda gal, because that was real music. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve started to care less and less about what others think about my taste in music. I’ve willingly let the siren song of nostalgia seduce me, and now I’m not too proud to admit that I enjoy listening to some of the pop hits from my high school days, especially during the summer (I’d also like to point out that those hella wicked songs are all classics now).
First, let me start off by saying Hi!
My name is Lady Psyren, and I'm an Independent Artis and Writer. As an Artist, I'm a singer/songwriter who uses live instruments mixed with software to make my songs. I currently write Hip-Hop/ R&B music with a side of Video Game Music. When I'm not writing music, I'm writing my poetry. The two fall hand in hand to me when it comes down to it. I love how both can give you the same feeling whether you are speaking it or singing it.
While grunge, alt-rock, and hip hop dominated the more alternative areas of music, 90s pop had just as much to offer. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Pop Songs from the 1990s."
90s Music: Last of a dying breed?
90s music is considered by a lot of people as the last great decade of music. The reason that opinion is shared by the majority of musicians and historians are because of a variety of reasons.
They’re so bad they’re hysterical. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 most ridiculous music videos of the 1990s.
In October of 2018, the Spice Girls announced a huge UK arena tour. Media reaction to the news was vivid proof that interest in the Spice Girls is still very much intense (even after more than 20 years). Fan reaction was immediate too, as the news of the tour sent their greatest hits album back to the #1 spot on the UK iTunes charts. But aside from being immensely successful as a group (with close to 100 million records sold and nine #1 hits), the girls have each enjoyed varying degrees of success as solo artists.
One year ago, on October 17, 2017 a country went into mourning. Our Canadian son, an activist, poet, and proudest of proud Canadians, Gord Downie, passed into his next life. He had spent the past year and a half fighting a very public battle with Glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer, and tragically lost his fight on that day.
The Big Introductions
You always knew what was about to come when a 90s R&B and hip-hop track began. Whether it was PURE emotion via the 'ooohhh's' of Brownstone's "If You Love Me" or a signal to get on the dance floor when the Notorious B.I.G started with the 'uh, uh, uhs' of "Hypnotize," people always got excited and sang along. I'd like to apologise to anyone who's had to listen to me try to match the higher than high Mariah Carey harmonies that swirl around just before the infectious beat of "Fantasy" kicks in but to be honest I think all the people around me have were doing the same thing.
From the Spice Girls in the 90s to Little Mix now, the world has seen a whole lot of girl groups. The Fader released an article in June of 2018 hosting the question, "Where are all the girl groups?" In the article, they mentioned that it seemed like the world had a plethora of boy bands, but the girl groups were nowhere to be found. Then, they spent half of the article talking about boybands. Here's a hint: maybe, if they hadn't done so much in-depth research on the boybands of today, they would've been able to find some girl groups like the ones I'm about to mention. Here, the Fader, I did the dirty work for you!