Opinion & Review

Hits of the 90s

Over the summer, I developed a love for something that I would have never imagined, and that is 90s music. Whether I was on the beach, hanging with friends, or at work, 90s music would always be playing. Personally, I don’t see how someone can not appreciate 90s music. Most of the songs have a great sound that anyone just can’t get out of their head.

Everyday I could not stop listening to my favorite Pandora station, “Summer Hits of the 90s.” My appreciation for this style of music grew so strong, I had to make a playlist of my own. Because it is 90s music, I had to make a creative playlist name, so I came up with “89 + 1 (or 11) possibly -3 = Hits of the 90s.”

The playlist consists of some of my favorite gems from the 90s. Some of my favorite bands are Blink-182, Third Eye Blind, Dispatch, Sum 41, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and many many more. Each of these bands has a great sound, which attracts me to their music.

One of my favorite bands is Third Eye Blind. Three songs they produced that I recommend would be “Jumper,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” and “Never Let You Go.” Each of these songs is refreshing and are always stuck in my head after I listen to them.

Another band I mentioned earlier, which is still popular among many people today, is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They have tons of great songs, and even though they have been out for a while, their music never gets old. Just to name a few of my favorites, they include, “Otherside,” “Scar Tissue,” and “Under The Bridge.” So many of their songs have been popular for quite some time, and honestly I think they will be popular forever.

Possibly my favorite song from not only from the 90s but in general is Semisonic’s hit song “Closing Time.” This song is honestly just a crowd favorite. Whether at a party or just relaxing in the student center, when this song comes on, others are bound to join in and sing along.

Another song that comes to mind and gives the same effect is “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something. Just like “Closing Time,” whenever “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” plays, people love to sing along, which is the reason why these two songs easily rank in my top 90s hits.

Some great 90s classics can be heard in movies. For example, if you have ever seen the movie “Ted,” the Karaoke scene features Ted singing Hootie and The Blowfish’s hit song “Only Wanna Be With You.” If you have seen “Napoleon Dynamite,” his famous dance towards the end of the movie features the song “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai, which was also released in the 90s. These are both fun song to listen to, and they will definitely brighten your day.

Some more 90s hits include “Inside Out” by Eve 6, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, and “Basket Case” by Green Day. Each of these songs produces more of a rock genre, which sounds great. Of course there are more amazing songs from each of these artists, but these are just a few of my favorites.

Whether the music video was filmed in an empty pool or at a fake concert, 90s music will always be my favorite. Since I could not name all of my favorite songs, I encourage you to check out my 90’s playlist on Spotify, which I mentioned earlier. With some song guidance from Mr. McDonald, he has helped hone my appreciation for this genre of music. The 90s era was a spectacular time for music, and I will forever love it even though I was only alive for 2 years of the 90s.

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