Love Letter to the 90s

7 Jun

My 90s were spent listening to pop music: embarrassing, sugary sweet, bubblegum pop. With Viva Forever at the West End, the Backstreet Boys receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Big Reunion on TV, my mind has slipped back to that time and I have unashamedly been listening to some classic gems from the era.

So gather round, grab your glittery temporary tattoos and Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape and let’s delve into the strange thing that was 90s music.

Spice Girls – Stop. I can’t believe this didn’t get to number 1! It had great hooks, a dance routine and was insanely catchy. The Spice Girls will forever be my favourite pop group and they taught the best lesson of all: girl power.

B*Witched – To You I Belong. Possibly the deepest thing a 7 year old could listen to.

Steps – Love U More. The strangest and most difficult dance routine I ever attempted… This brings back memories of the legendary Steps Video with the flying sofa and dodgy CGI backgrounds.

TLC – Unpretty. Creepy flying CCTV cameras aside, don’t let society impose their ideals of beauty on you.

Five – Keep On Movin’. I was more of a girl groups kid but Five were alright. It’s one of those feel good songs that you can’t help but like.

Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). This video. I can’t even.

S Club 7 – Bring It All Back. Yup, I went there. Remember the TV shows? The bad acting? It all comes flooding back now… Not the best group of the 90s but still enjoyable.

Billie – Because We Want To. Long before running around on the small screen with Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper was a pop star. This was an anthem for girls everywhere and if memory serves, I think I had this single on a cassette tape back in the day.

Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee). Don’t worry- I liked it when this showed up in Iron Man 3 too.

Cher – Believe. Possibly the ultimate 90s song and one of the first uses of Auto Tune, I honestly thought it was a man singing the first time I heard it. I love it.

 

In other news: how long will it be for films and TV shows set in the 90s to be defined as ‘period pieces’?

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.

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