A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads!In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week. And this week it'll be about music I love from the decade of the '90s! Oh this will be such a special treat for everyone!
Okay the first time I heard this song was on the local rock radio station that my dad was playing. Then the next time I heard it being played anywhere else was the movie "Clueless", which show cased the band playing on stage at the dance club. I had a cousin that passed away that was a big fan of the band. I think that's one reason why I still do sometimes play them; beside that I do enjoy the music. But it's such a fun ska beat and the lyrics are just silly but also have some meaning. Then again it's ska of the 90's haha.
One of my all time favorite songs off of their 'Tragic Kingdom' album. I first heard the song 'Spiderwebs' and was just a kid, but thought 'hmm I like the sound of this and really want to know who this is...' ever since then No Doubt has been one of my favorite bands from the '90s. From Gwen's style and voice to the energy the band brings, it's kind of hard not to listen to the songs they created on the album. Plus the band was more rock oriented back then what they are today, which is pop. I always felt they shouldn't have drifted that far from their roots because of what they could create, but sometimes you have to go with the tides in the music industry. But they are starting to come back to the rock element from what I'm gathering with new music.
So this was the 'It' song of the mid-90s. I heard it just as much as I heard 'Ironic' by Alanis. I went to camp and in 1996 this song was everywhere. But it's such a great cover of Adam's song. This song gives that '90s vibe and makes you feel like you wanna wear hemp jewelry, watch some classic MTV (before they got rid of the music videos) and slip on a comfy original style flannel shirt of the '90s.
This was the first song i ever heard by the Foo Fighters and it was their first hit. It came out in 1995 and I remember watching the VMA's in 1996; seeing them win awards and proving they could do it. I may have only been about eight at the time, but I knew they were something special. My father had a huge influence on my taste in music, especially during the '90s. You wouldn't think someone in their late 50's would but he did. He introduced me to this band, Nirvana, and a few others.
You know how some parents are influenced by hearing new music their kids listen too? Not me, it's the other way around in my household haha. I heard these guys through MTV and my local rock radio station, also because my dad would keep it on if this song came on. I know weird, right? Anyway, I remember being in the 4th grade when this came out and it was weird when they said the line: "My momma got breasts or so..." always made me feel weirded out because it was so random and for Mark to be talking about his mom's boobs was even weirded lol but none the less the song was good and the music video, well, it kept true to the oddness of the lyrics.
And lastly, there are hundreds of other songs that I listened to in the '90s! Way too many to list. Because of that, here are the other songs that I enjoyed over the course of that decade that I played way too much or heard way too often:
"Closing Time" by Semisonic
"One Headlight" by The Wallflowers
"Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews Band
"Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossom
"Run-Around" by Blues Traveler