Party Like It’s the 1990’s


It’s been said before and I’ll say it again – the 90’s were the time to live. Those of us who had the privilege of growing up during the 90’s got to experience the best of television, music, and overall pop culture. Times were simpler; the economy was kickin’; kids played outside; life was good.

Nothing brings me back to me my childhood like good ole 90’s jam. It was cheesy on so many levels, and yet music has never been so good as it was in the 90’s. (This is debatable, I know, but for the fact that it’s attached to memories of my childhood I am biased.)

Below I’ve included 5 songs that epitomize 90’s music in every way. If they don’t make you want to go and put on your baggy overalls and give yourself bad highlights and rock out – you’re not really a 90’s kid. It’s pretty much that simple.

“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” — C&C Music Factory

The only thing better than this in-your-face jam session is the half-naked running-man dance moves in the video. This song will indeed get everybody to dance now…

“Miami” — Will Smith

Will Smith got us gettin’ jiggy with it his velvet blazer and overly puffy jacket and then took us for a sexy trip to Florida’s hottest party spot. Plus, Eva Mendes’s cameo makes the video all that much better…

“Fly” — Sugar Ray

Who can forget Sugar Ray and his ‘stylishly’  frosted hair? This song speaks of simple dreams and makes you want to kick back with a lemonade in the delicious summer heat and remember what it felt like to be carefree. What could be better than that?

“Livin’ La Vida Loca” — Ricky Martin

When this song by Ricky Martin hit the charts, you couldn’t find a woman who didn’t swoon over they way this loco Latin swayed his hips round and round. The 90’s were, indeed, a great time for friendly international relations…

‘Tearin’ Up My Heart” — *Nsync

The 90’s really wouldn’t be the same without the explosion of the teeny boppers and the boy bands who were cute and heart-melting at the same time. Boys and girls were gaga over these 5 guys, and really, who wouldn’t be with those sexy dance moves and poetic songs? Not to mention that wardrobe…

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