Thursday, March 22, 2012

90's Kid

A friend recently asked me what decade I most identify with- "Are you an '80's kid or a '90's kid?"

Now, as much as I love the influence the '80s had on my childhood, after hearing rumors of an S Club 7 reunion, I have to firmly place my allegiance in the 90's Kid Camp. I don't think an '80's kid would have tried to simultaneously jump and make an 'S' in the air as many times as I did. 
 These rumors have ushered in a smile on my face and a healthy dose of nostalgia! Because of my age, I get the most nostalgic when I listen to mid-late '90's pop music. I'm the first to admit that this era is ripe with the cheesiest tunes around, but there's always a special place in your heart reserved for songs you know all the words to but haven't hear in over a decade. :) I've included some gems for your enjoyment.

Spice Girls-Stop(1997)
Not only do I know the words, I know the actions.

S Club 7-You're My Number One(2000*)
This was my favorite S Club video. They're just so much fun!
*I know, not an official '90's group, but because they're the reason for this post, I'm including them.

All Saints-Never Ever(1998)
I made one of the teens in my youth group listen to this song a couple days ago and his question was, "This song was a hit?" My answer? Yes, yes it was.

Five-Everybody Get Up(1998)
Me and my friends would blast Five driving home from school.

Take That-Sure(1995)
A couple of my friends and I LOVED Take That. We watched as many music videos as her VHS tapes could hold. :) You also have to love the net shirts.

Semisonic-Closing Time(1999)
Now matter how overplayed this song was(and it really, really was), you're probably a '90's kid if you've ever, after hearing someone say 'closing time', started singing "You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. I know who I want to take me home!!"

The Cardigans-Lovefool(1996)
This is the classic drives-me-crazy-because-once-I-hear-it-once-I-know-it'll-be-in-my-head-all-day-but-I-still-can't-help-but-sing-along song. :)

I could sit here for hours adding songs and memories but I'll leave it at that.
As far as music goes, I'm a '90's kid. What about you?

1 comment:

  1. You may be a 90s kid, but you also seem to be a British music kid (with the exceptions of Semisonic and The Cardigans). Thanks for the fun post. It reminded me of the Halloween so many years ago when I was Baby Spice - if you ever want to do the actions with someone else who knows them, I'm in!