Tag: 90’s music

Flashback Friday: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

Smells Like Teen Spirit album

In the early 1990’s, alternative music was just that – alternative. When the 4-chord riffs of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hit the airwaves in 1992, it was a turning point in alternative music – alternative was now mainstream. Kurt Cobain led the 3-man band Nirvana. In the late 80’s, they¬†developed a style for their songs […]

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Flashback Friday: “Baby Got Back”

“Oh. My. God. Becky, look at her butt! It is so big!” If a song in my formative years took away some of my innocence, it was Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot. “Baby Got Back” was certainly a phrase I’d never heard growing up in Portland. But as soon as this song came on […]

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Flashback Friday – “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors

Spin Doctors Two Princes single

There are few pop guitar riffs from the early 1990’s that are more recognizable than “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors.With a rhythmic drum beat, groovin’ guitars and lots of “Yeahhhhhhs” in the song, how could you not sing and dance along? I remember the first time I heard the song on Z100 in 1992, and […]

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Flashback Friday – “Crazy” by Seal

“Oh we’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy…” Seal (AKA Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) is a British musician with a Nigerian and Brazilian background. Seal has enjoyed a very successful musical career over the last 20 years, and is best known for his Grammy award winning song “Kiss from a […]

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Flashback Friday – “More Than Words” by Extreme

“Saying ‘I Love You’ is not the words I want to hear from you” – The grammar may be atrocious, but oh….how this song makes my heart melt! This acoustic power ballad became a number one hit on the Billboard charts, released on the album titled “Extreme II – Pornograffiti.” Due to the title of […]

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Flashback Friday – Faith by George Michael

george michael faith

Confession: I used to have a crush on George Michael as a tween. I used to have sleepover parties with my 4th and 5th grade friends, and we formed the GM4ever secret fan club – George Michael Forever! We would take markers and make fake tattoos with our GM4ever logo on our arms. And of […]

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