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Flashback Friday: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

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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

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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: “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston

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When I think of inspirational songs of the 80’s, I usually think of “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Eye of the Tiger.” But Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” is also at the top of the list. With Whitney’s untimely death last Saturday, I decided to dedicate a Flashback Friday post to the talented songstress. […]

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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 – “Joyride” by Roxette

“Hello, you fool, I love you – Come on join the Joyride!” Admit it….when you hear it on the radio, you sing along. “Joyride” by Roxette was tearing up the radio airwaves in 1991 with rocking guitar riffs and “whistling a private tune.” Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle eased their way onto the radio scene […]

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Flashback Friday – Faith by George Michael

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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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Flashback Friday: “Losing My Religion” by REM

Sometimes I feel like I’m turning into an old crotchety parent. I’m 31, but I routinely listen to music from the last 5 decades. My daughter Rosie is growing up faster than I can deal with, and recently she told me that she doesn’t always want to listen to my usual radio station. I stopped […]

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