Take me Back to the 90’s

13 Sep

Hi there! Today’s post is dedicated to some good old 90’s music! Don’t you just love it? …and miss it?

Seriously, don’t you miss it? The mainstream music of today just does not compare. Don’t get me wrong; there are some great songs out there from the past decade (The White Stripes, Seven Nation Army, Beyonce, Crazy in Love, Train, Drops of Jupiter, and more) but there hasn’t been that ONE band that I can call my favorite since the 90’s (Matchbox Twenty!) The music of the 1990’s was exciting, fresh, it was real and talented! My fellow 90’s babies will agree that the music industry in recent years isn’t the same. Here’s why:

One-hit wonders

The 90’s were full of one-hit wonders…and it was AWESOME. These stars may be washed up, broke, or even on some poorly written reality tv show now but they have left us with the lyrics and melody to infamous songs we’ll never forget! Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bittersweet Symphony, Closing Time, the list goes on! One-hit wonders provide that ONE song that everyone drunkenly shouts at a wedding or that song in your car you just can’t skip. They are the anthems of our childhood that never get old. Here’s a full list of great one-hit wonders of the 90’s. But today’s stars who couldn’t hold a note to save their lives are pre-molded, branded, packaged for fame. If a music career doesn’t work out, they could always release a perfume, right?


Okay, okay “I’m too sexy for my cat” probably isn’t the most brilliant lyric ever written. Understandable. My point is that in the 90’s lyrics mattered. Songs were ABOUT something. They told a story, a moral, a point. Many mainstream songs today aren’t about anything at all, really. Prime example: Duck Sauce – Barbara Streisand…Who thought this was a good idea? Call me old school but I’m just not running to the itunes site to pay nearly $2 for a song with less than 20 words. Third Eye Blind’s “How’s It Gonna Be?” details the pain involved in a breakup and The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Black Balloon” tells the haunting story of a woman suffering from heroin addiction. Meanwhile, today we have Robin Thicke singing “Blurred Lines” a “story” (hardly!) about…the boundaries, or lack thereof, when it comes to sex. Yes I am overlooking great lyrics of today like Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Bruno Mars “It Will Rain” but these are so hard to come by.


Short and sweet point, here. 90’s music for the most part was actually composed by real instruments played by real band members (that’s right, kids, they didn’t make music with garageband). Most music of the 90’s wasn’t produced with a button. It was played. So it was with heart, with passion. EDM and rave music isn’t about the music or the talent, it just provides a good time…at a club or a gym. I will say that I have a lot of respect for DJ’s who produce EDM but the music just doesn’t have the same fan response. As soon as your beat gets old and a new, hotter beat comes out, your fans will move on.

Along with many, many more reasons. I’m no music major and certainly don’t consider myself an expert on 90’s music. Maybe I am living in the past.


One Response to “Take me Back to the 90’s”


  1. 90′s Themed Team Names POLL | Average Honey - March 25, 2014

    […] has to be awesome and obviously I’m thinking a 90′s theme because we all know how much I love 90′s music. Please participate in my team name poll – perhaps add your own […]

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