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Old 12-26-2006, 06:58 AM
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I'm doing a nostalgia project on mid-90s pop music and want input

I'm working on a nostalgia vanity project, compiling the soundtrack to my 6th grade life. I remember this period vividly, and I remember the music vividly. I played junior league hockey, I went to sailing camp in the summer, I had crushes on approximately 9,000 girls, I was completely lost in the world of Goldeneye for N64 and Final Fantasy VII, and every night I would sit in my room and listen to B97 on my ancient SHARP boom box. Some of my favorite songs: Buddy Holly by Weezer, Kiss the Rain by Billie Myers, Tubthumping by Chumbawamba, Where Have All the Cowboys Gone by Paula Cole, I Am Barely Breathing by Duncan Shiek, I Could Never Be Your Woman by White Town, Lovefool by The Cardigans,Summertime by The Sundays (last week I put this song on a mix tape for my girlfriend and she loved it - unaware that it came out so long ago.)

I'm trying to compile a very thorough list of this music for my vanity project. Specifically, the thrust of the project here is centered around my idea that there is a mid-90s radio music that is very seperate and different from the grunge/alt-rock radio music of 1990-1994, and very seperate and different from the hip-hop/pop-punk radio music of 1999-2004. I'm not sure how exactly to classify it (I'd say "light pop" from my examples above) but I think that it has had an influence on the indie and "twee" music that is just now being created and listened to by my musical generation. As of now, this is all just a nebulous cloud of vague theories and ideas, but I'm trying to shape it into something coherent, and to do this I'm looking for comprehensive and thorough lists of the music that was played on pop radio stations during the mid-90s.

I have looked at the various hit charts from the time period (mostly this one) and I'm starting to think that the Billboard and other "top" charts don't tell the whole story of mid-90s music, and specifically are a poor representation of the music that my peers and I listened to when we were kids. (Hence this being a vanity project.) Namely, looking at the charts, R&B, boy-bands and rap dominate in force, and this may have been the most popular music statistically, but it wasn't what I remember hearing. It might have been because my radio station of choice was more "white." It may have been because my young brain just filtered out the all the R&B and rap because I had been inundated with Beatles since I was five and so was conditioned to respond to British pop music. Whatever the reason, the point is that the bands that stand out the most from my 6th grade year were not the R&B and rap that make up the billboard hits, but the obscure pop one-hit wonders, which all the above but Weezer would classify as. I've been trying to come up with an extensive list of this kind of music, but I'm running into the issue of my memory. I just know that there are other songs that I listened to that are not on these billboard charts, but I just can't think of them. Oh! I got one: Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground. See what I mean? There were all those songs on the radio that seemingly came and went in minutes, but many of them were distinctive and interesting despite that. And of course there were the standbys from the alt-rock era - The Cranberries, Alanis Morrisette, Natalie Merchant, etc - who were still coming out with new music after 1995. And newcomers like Fiona Apple (I'll never forget the first time I saw her video for Criminal in 1996!)

This post may seem rambling and incoherent (well, it is - I've been up for about 20 hours) but the overall point is that as an amateur music journalist, I want to write about the music of my formative years, and now with iTunes and Ruckus I can easily compile a soundtrack to go along with this project of sorts. I want to know where (besides Wikipedia) I might be able to find in-depth lists of the pop music of the mid-90s. I also would love to hear what some of you remember about 90s music - good or bad - and particularly what you remember if you're my age (20-24.) And if any of you have radio singles that I should add to this project, let me know, because I want to be really thorough.
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:03 AM
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I'll also add that although the R&B was not a big part of my personal music experience as a kid, it was a big phenomenon of the time and so it's definitely part of the discussion here. And another thing that can't be overlooked is the short-lived "swing" craze with the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Squirrel Nut Zippers. If Big Bad Voodoo Lou pops into this thread, I'd love to hear about his take on all that.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:04 AM
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I'm 24, and we might have been listening to the same kind of station back then. I'm not sure exactly when these songs were released, or if any of them are what you're looking for but some of the songs I remember are:

Champagne Supernova- Oasis
Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
No Rain-Blind Melon
Runaway Train-Soul Asylum
Two Princes-Spin Doctors
Hey Jealousy-Gin Blossoms
Loser-Beck

There were a few hits back then from Hootie and the Blowfish and Toad the Wet Sprocket too.

Are you going to share your final list with us?
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:12 AM
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Lump, Peaches, and Kitty by The Presidents Of The United States Of America
Time Bomb, Rancid
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:35 AM
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Isn't 10 years a little short time wise for 'nostalgia'?
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:58 AM
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Isn't 10 years a little short time wise for 'nostalgia'?
What are you kidding? I'm already nostalgiac for October.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:06 AM
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Here's some that pop into my head when I think of that time period. In no particular order or regard for correct spelling . . .


Kiss me - Six pense none the richer
Push - Matchbox 20
The Way - Fastball
Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
Sonny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
Superhero - Garrison Starr
Runaround - Blues Traveller
All for You - Sister Hazel
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
December - Collective Soul
What I got - Sublime (at least that's when I remember it getting airplay?)
Spiderwebs - No Doubt


I'll check back if I think of any more.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:49 AM
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A few more:

Counting Crows-Mr. Jones, Round Here
Goo Goo Dolls-Name, Slide, Iris
Matchbox 20-Back to Good, 3 AM, Real World
No Doubt - Spiderwebs
Proclaimers-500 miles
Third Eye Blind- Jumper, How's it Gonna be
Meril Baines- Would it be so Bad?
GreenDay- Time of your life, When I come around
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:01 AM
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how about:

Mmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm by the Crash Test Dummies
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:20 AM
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Isn't 10 years a little short time wise for 'nostalgia'?
Tell that to VH1. They've already done two "I Love the 90's" specials.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:49 AM
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This period for me was:
early Moby (Move, Next Is the E, Feeling So Real etc.).
Daft Punk's first record (Discovery)
808 State
Eat Static
early Chemical Brothers
early Prodigy
etc.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:02 PM
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"Don't Speak" --No Doubt
"I Love You Always Forever" --Donna Lewis
"Torn" --Natalie Imbruglia
"Kiss Me" --Sixpence None The Richer
"Come To My Window" --Melissa Etheridge
"Closing Time" --Semisonic
"Walking On The Sun" --Smash Mouth
"Fly" --Sugar Ray
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" --Celine Dion
"Virtual Insanity" --Jamiroquai
"You Get What You Give" --New Radicals
"Livin' La Vida Loca" --Ricky Martin
"Basket Case" --Green Day
"Bittersweet Symphony" --The Verve
"One Week" --Barenaked Ladies
"All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun" --Sheryl Crow
"Wonderwall" --Oasis
"Linger" --The Cranberries
"Take A Picture" --Filter
"Lullaby" --Shawn Mullins
"I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" --Aerosmith
"Steal My Sunshine" --Len
"I Want You" --Savage Garden
"She's So High" --Tal Bachman
"Building A Mystery" --Sarah McLaughlin
"Uninvited" --Alanis Morrisette
"Mambo #5" --Lou Bega
"Barbie Girl" --Aqua
"Meet Virginia" --Train
"The Bad Touch" --Bloodhound Gang
"Bitch" --Meredith Brooks
"One of Us" --Joan Osborne
"One Headlight" --The Wallflowers
"Bang and Blame" --REM

That's just off the top of my head.

I'm 23. I personally really, really miss 90s music. This isn't really so much because of personal taste--I'm really more of a punk/electronic/alternative/goth music fan. But. . .okay. Back in The Day, pop music was usually one of two things:

1.) Based at least tenuously on rock music
2.) Forgettable and sugary

Now, it seems to be more. . .loud and angsty, I guess. R&B, rap and metal-based. I like some rap, some metal, and some R&B, but those aren't my main interests. And. . .I don't know. The ones I mentioned are catchy, somehow. Upbeat and catchy. Or at least catchy. I won't crow about them being the pinnacle of music, because they aren't, but they are more my speed.

One thing I noticed is there are a lot of traditional female vocalists--Sarah McLaughlin, Natalie Imbruglia, Paula Cole, Donna Lewis, Celine Dion. That doesn't seem to be as common today. It seems that music today (at least, non R&B/rap based) is more band-focused.

Here are some fairly comprehensive links (though they're by NO means exhaustive):

http://www.bradboard.com/90s.htm

http://members.tripod.com/john_larocque/90.html

I'd love to discuss more via e-mail, since this is kind of a pet project of mine. My email's in my prof, if you're interested.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:16 PM
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Some great entries so far. Man, I feel old if this is now "nostalgia" music... I just turned 36 last week, and these songs represent my last gasp at actually being abreast of current pop music. My iPod playlist sorted by Year has maybe 25 songs (out of 2000+ tracks, including classical, jazz, soundtracks and stuff) produced after the year 2000

I'll start another thread on what current and recent songs I should look for on iTunes to shake a cane at. Meanwhile, other (non-R&B/Hip-Hop) radio hit favorites I would add to your list of '90s pop music:

"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred (what, nobody's mentioned it yet?)
"The Distance" by Cake
"Closer" by Nine Inch Nails
"Faraway (So Close)" by U2
"Give It Away", "Under The Bridge", "Breaking The Girl" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Self-Esteem" by Offspring
"Creep" by Radiohead
"Fly", "Someday" by Sugar Ray
"Walking in Memphis", by Marc Cohn

PS: if you can find the parody(?) of One of Us by Joan Osborne, What If God Smoked Cannibus?, it's hilarious.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:49 PM
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... Summertime[/I] by The Sundays (last week I put this song on a mix tape for my girlfriend and she loved it - unaware that it came out so long ago.)


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Old 12-26-2006, 02:52 PM
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One thing I noticed is there are a lot of traditional female vocalists--Sarah McLaughlin...
*McLachlan.

Sorry, pet peeve.
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:07 PM
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First of all, I want to thank everyone for all their input. It's been extremely useful, and helped me remember a lot of songs that I had forgotten. I'm glad that some other people are interested in this (Angel Of The Lord, I'll contact you.) Great help, everyone!!

I think some people don't realize how long ago 6th grade seems for someone who's in their early twenties. Some of the older people here might be shaking their heads and thinking "wait until you're my age and then you'll know nostalgia." I guess you're right, in a way, but don't discount the emotional effect of looking back just ten years. Especially given that this time period represents my first real attention towards the opposite sex (a turning point in anyone's life,) listening to the music of it really takes me back there. So no, I don't think it's too recently to be nostalgia.
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:54 PM
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. I'm glad that some other people are interested in this
Yea, update the thread if you remember any more songs. I haven't thought about some of these in years.

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I think some people don't realize how long ago 6th grade seems for someone who's in their early twenties. Some of the older people here might be shaking their heads and thinking "wait until you're my age and then you'll know nostalgia." I guess you're right, in a way, but don't discount the emotional effect of looking back just ten years. Especially given that this time period represents my first real attention towards the opposite sex (a turning point in anyone's life,) listening to the music of it really takes me back there. So no, I don't think it's too recently to be nostalgia.
Ten years really is like a lifetime ago when you're in your early twenties. The gap between say, being thirty, and being forty probably makes ten years feel like a smaller amount of time than it seems to be when you've only been around for a couple of decades. Of course, I'm not speaking from experience, but I feel nostalgia for my tween and teen years (7-12 years ago) every once in awhile.
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:41 PM
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What? No Ben Folds Five? Songs by them I think should be included:

1. Brick ("She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly")
2. Kate ("Every day she wears the same thing / I think she smokes pot / She's everything I want / She's everything I'm not")
3. Smoke ("You keep saying the past is / Not dead / Well stop and smell the smoke / You keep on saying the past is / Not even past and / You keep on saying / We are smoke")
4. Lullabye ("Goodnight, goodnight, sweet baby / The world has more for you / Than it seems")

You might want to include a little Sixpence None the Richer ("Kiss Me"). Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch, though not part of the 90s, seem to have more in common with mid-90s pop music than their current peers.

Ah, man, I wish this music had been playing when I was in high school and not middle school. I'd rather have memories of dancing to "Kiss Me" at the high school prom than freaking . . . god, I don't even remember.

It would be great if somebody made a masterlist. I think I have most of these on my computer already, but I'd love to include the songs I've forgotten about.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:19 PM
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Oh boy. I've never gotten past the 90s. I mean... it was so good. I'm going to rattle off song names, even though I know many of these have already been mentioned.

The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
Chumbawumba: Tubthumping
Smash Mouth: Walking on the Sun, All Star, I Can't Get Enough of You Baby
Sugar Ray: Fly, Every Morning, Someday
Eagle Eye Cherry: Save Tonight
Macy Gray: I Try
The Cardigans: Lovefool
Ace of Base: their whole stinking first album
Hootie and the Blowfish: whole Cracked Rear View album
Shawn Colvin: Sunny Came Home
Loreena McKinnitt: The Mummer's Dance
Shania Twain: You're Still The One
Chris Isaacs: Wicked Game
Madonna: Ray of Light, Beautiful Stranger
Cher: Do you Believe in Life after Love?
Cherry Popping Daddies: Zoot Suit Riot
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Knock On Wood
Butthole Surfers: Pepper
Spin Doctors: Two Princes, Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Pretty Baby
Tom Petty: You Don't Know How It Feels
Melissa Etheridge: Come To My Window, I'm The Only One
Des'ree: You Gotta Be
John Mellencamp & Me'shell Ndegeocello: Wild Night
Bob Seger: re-recording of Night Moves
Fastball: The Way
The Macarena!
Right Said Fred: I'm Too Sexy
Blues Traveler: Runaround
Barenaked Ladies: One Week
Sixpence None the Richer: Kiss Me
The Rembrandts: I'll Be There For You
Weezer: Buddy Holly
Annie Lennox: Broken Glass, Whiter Shade of Pale
Aerosmith: Crazy, Cryin'
The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over recordings, esp. Hotel California
Steve Winwood: Roll With It
Scatman John: Scatman
Beatles: Free As A Bird
R.E.M.: What's the Freq., Kenn?, Bang & Blame, Lotus
U2: One, Mysterious Ways
Collective Soul: Shine, Breathe
Marcy Playground: Sex and Candy
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:24 PM
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Oh man, Annie Lennox. My MOM used to play her all the time. Thanks for more suggestions!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:32 PM
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Also, the song Lucky Man by The Verve. I always remember it from my early days...heh...

if no one mentioned it yet, All I Want by Toad the Wet Sprocket...

Something else (it's not pop-ish, but kind of alternative rock) is Stars by Hum. I don't know that they were big, but I remember them from 5th grade!

Brendon
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:58 PM
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Wow. Looks like I get to provide the counterpoint. It seems that I get to come into every thread and mention NWA, but not so much this time. These were the ways of Tupac and Biggie, of the East and West coast feud. The formative years of Jay-Z and Nas. Let's not forget that Ginuwine was really big around these times and Missy Elliot got their feet in the doors as well!

If I were to make the playlist for this portion of our trip back down memory lane,

Baby Got Back
Whoomp There It Is
Love Shack
What is Love
U Can't Touch This
Ice, Ice Baby
Humpty Dance
Poison
Total Eclipse of the Heart
This is How We Do It
The entire "The Chronic" cd
Doo Wop (That Thing)
All of the "Doggystyle" cd
Ice Cube got big in these years
Outkast started in this decade
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony had one of the best cds EVAR!
Wu Tang Clan was getting some respect
Eminem started in the late 90s
Ma$e got huge and then flamed out
Master P turned into the ghetto Bill Gates
Cypress Hill
Busta Rhymes


I mean...shit! I could do 200 songs here...easy!
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:02 PM
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I'll help narrow down my list a little bit for you and try to make it 1993-1998:
Nas, Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Outkast, Ma$e, Master P, Bone Thugs-n'-Harmony, Snoop, and the Wu Tang Clan.

I get to bring up R Kelly, too. Yay me.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:52 PM
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don't know the name or the artist, but you might go with the graduation monologue from the sales convention movie with kevin spacey and danny devito, more late 90's I know


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Old 12-26-2006, 11:01 PM
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trust me, on the sunscreen
Do you mean "Everyone's Free to Wear Sunscreen" by Baz Luhrman? Yeah. That was addressed to the class of 1997. I was the class of 1998, so I didn't hear it, and now I'm having dysplastic nevi carved off me on a quarterly basis.

Dammit.

It's all Baz's fault.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:05 AM
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Do you mean "Everyone's Free to Wear Sunscreen" by Baz Luhrman? Yeah. That was addressed to the class of 1997. I was the class of 1998, so I didn't hear it, and now I'm having dysplastic nevi carved off me on a quarterly basis.

Dammit.

It's all Baz's fault.

now now, part of growing up is learning to accept responsibilty for our own actions and omissions, suck eh?
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:47 AM
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Going to bed, but one off the top of my head would be Ants Marching or Satalite from Dave Matthews.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:20 AM
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A couple that haven't been mentioned yet all from 1994-95.

Tripping Daisy - I Got A Girl
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Better Than Ezra - Good
Everclear - Santa Monica
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:31 AM
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A few more I forgot from 1996:

Nada Surf - Popular
Superdrag - Sucked Out
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:44 PM
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Ahh the 90s. I'll focus on the period from 1994-1997. Basically consisting of my transition from slacker frat guy college senior to unemployed 20-something living with his parents and partying down on the shore every weekend to 20-seomething dot com worker in Bostons rt128 loop. You don't get more 90s than that.

Bush - Machinehead
311 - Down
Presidents of the USA - Peaches
Better than Ezra - Good
Beck - Loser
Dave Mathews Band - So Much to Say
Robert Miles - Children
2Pac - California Love
White Zombie - More Human than Human
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (like it or not, Titanic was huge then. Does putting it in my list make me gay?)
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Busta Rhymes - Dangerous
Green Day - Having a Blast
Cherry Poppin Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot (how can you forget the bried resurgence of swing in 1997)
Chumbawumba - Tubthumping
Filter/The Crystal Method - Trip Like I Do
Republica - Ready to Go
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Tag Team - Whoomp There it is
Foo Fighers - Everlong
Real McCoy - Another Night

and of course

Los del Río - Macarena

actually, for the dance portion of your mix, you can just take every song of this two CD set:
http://www.amazon.com/Pulse-Various-.../dp/B00005OBPY

as well as Jock Jams volumes 1-3
http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Presents-...160669-9548954

http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Presents-...160669-9548954

http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Presents-...160669-9548954
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:52 PM
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forgot a couple more:
Rage Against the Machine - People of the Sun

and of course...callin all y'all it's a Sabotage!!!
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:02 PM
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I LOVE mid to late 90's music!!

I have a great 90's Mix cd that I titled "Zed's Dead, Baby. Zed's Dead." I don't have a copy with me at work, but I remember a few of the tracks off the top of my head:

Artificial Joy Club - Sick and Beautiful (This was a one-hit-wonder in 96/97)
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Silverchair - Tomorrow
Better than Ezra - Good
Tracy Bonham - Mother, Mother
Third Eye Blind - Semi-charmed Life
Dogs Eye View - Everything Falls Apart
K's Choice - Not an Addict
Fiona Apple - (Anything from Tidal)

I'll take a look at the track listing for that CD tonight and post some more.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:56 PM
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Underworld - Born Slippy
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:13 PM
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I'm a little sad no one has mentioned the Spice Girls. I *love* the Spice Girls.


No, I'm not kidding. I do.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:11 PM
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Most of these were radio hits in the mid to late 90's, but there might be a few from the early 90's that I just discovered a few years late:

Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
Blind Melon - No Rain
Blink182 - Damnit
Bloodhound Gang - LiftYourHeadUpHigh(AndBlowYourBrainsOuT)
Blues Traveler - Runaround
Blur - Song 2
Breeders - Cannonball
Bush - The Chemicals Between Us
Cake - Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Collective Soul - The World I Know
Cracker - Low
Cranberries - Linger
Dandy Warhols - Not if you were the Last Junkie on Earth
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffanys
Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
Elastica - Connection
Everclear - Everything to Everyone
Everclear - Heroin Girl
Flys - Got You Where I Want You
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
Fuel - Shimmer
Fun Lovin Criminals - Scooby Snacks
Garbage - Only Happy When it Rains
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
Goldfinger - Counting the Days
Gravity Kills - Guilty
Green Day - Longview
Green Day - Sassafras Roots
Hootie & the Blowfish - Let Her Cry
James - Laid
Lisa Loeb - Stay
Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
Live - I Alone
Lords of Acid - Pussy
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Mighty Mighty Bosstones- The Impression That I Get
Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Phunk Junkeez - Me n yer Girl
Poe - Angry Johnny
Poe - Hello
Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide
Rentals - Friends with P
Semisonic - Closing Time
Sister Hazel - All For You (Acoustic Version)
Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
Space - Female Of The Species
Sponge - Sixteen Candles
Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing
Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack.m4a
Toadies - Possum Kingdom
US3 - Cantaloop
Ugly Kid Joe - I Hate Everything About You
Veruca Salt - Seether
Weezer - Sweater Song


Enjoy!
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:23 AM
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Because I'm totally lame and have nothing better to do, I made an Excel spreadsheet of the songs mentioned here -- at least, the songs listed with artists, but not artists themselves or entire albums. If anybody would like a copy, my e-mail is in my profile. Drop me a line, and I'll send you a .xls document of over 200 songs, neatly alphabetized.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:07 AM
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A few more that might fit the style of the OP :

Geggy Tah - "Whoever You Are"
The Refreshments - "Banditos"

Matthew Sweet - ("Girlfriend" or "We're the Same")

I think for Ben Folds, "Battle of Who Could Care Less" is more of that era, as it seemed a bigger hit.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:32 AM
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This thread triggered a memory of a song from that time that I can't remember much about - what I do remember is that it sampled a car alarm (in the background), and sort of sounded like Depeche Mode. I think the band may have been from Sacramento as well.

A little research suggests the band may be Cause & Effect, but I don't recognize the song. Does anyone know if they're the ones who used a car alarm, or am I mixing things up in my memory?
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:33 AM
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Not much longer till that AARP applications shows up in the mail, is there?
Man, I'm only a few years older than the OP and I'm feeling like maybe I need to check into that Geritol stuff and start figuring out that newfangled Medicare thing.

Man, did I ever love that Counting Crows CD.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:36 AM
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Is it just me or was every Everclear song...the same?

Different lyrics, of course..but...the same!
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:00 AM
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Black Crowes? Anyone? I'm listening to them right now, actually. "Twice as Hard", "Jealous Again", "Hard to Handle" and "She Talks to Angels". These really got airplay after the MTV Unplugged performance. And there would be a bunch of Unplugged songs, I should think, if only I could think of any more...

And my one most favoritest dance tune, Deee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart"
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This thread triggered a memory of a song from that time that I can't remember much about - what I do remember is that it sampled a car alarm (in the background), and sort of sounded like Depeche Mode. I think the band may have been from Sacramento as well.

A little research suggests the band may be Cause & Effect, but I don't recognize the song. Does anyone know if they're the ones who used a car alarm, or am I mixing things up in my memory?
Yeah Cause & Effect was a DM soundalike band that had a couple of minor hits during the early to mid 90's. The songs I remember off-hand are "Another Minute", "You Think You Know Her", and "It's Over Now". I think the song you're thinking of is "It's Over Now" - the sample on Amazon (here) has a siren sound in it.

I liked their singles, but never felt they could really pull a full album. From what I understand, their lead singer died of an asthma attack right before a show touring on their first album and had to be replaced after that.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:51 PM
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Thanks interface2x, that was it!

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Is it just me or was every Everclear song...the same?

Different lyrics, of course..but...the same!
"We can live beside the ocean, father of mine, tell me where did you go ..."

Pretty much true of all their popular songs, but that's can be said of several bands. Though I don't much like those songs - my favorite one of theirs is "So Much for the Afterglow".


Another one from the mid-to-late-90's ska revival :
Reel Big Fish - ("Sell Out", "Everything Sucks")
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:59 PM
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The 90s were when I was in high school and college. Let's see what I have on my hard drive that hasn't been mentioned yet...

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
7 Mary 3 - Cumbersome; Water's Edge
Adina Howard - Freak Like Me
Agents Of Good Roots - Smiling Up The Frown
Athenaeum - What I Didn't Know
Backstreet Boys - Everybody shut up
Barenaked Ladies - Alternative Girlfriend; Old Apartment; Shoe Box
Belly - Gepetto; Feed The Tree
Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior
Black Lab - Time Ago;
Blessid Union Of Souls - Could've Been With You; Home
Bush - Little Things; Everything Zen; Glycerine; Come Down; Mouth; Swallowed
Butthole Surfers -
Candlebox - Cover Me; Far Behind
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
Cool For August - Hey You not a cover,ftr
Cornershop - Brim Full of Asha
Coward - I Don't Care
Cowboy Junkies - Miles From Our Home
Cowboy Mouth - Jenny Says; Whatcha Gonna Do?
Creed - My Own Prison; One
Dada - Bob The Drummer; California Gold
Days Of The New - Touch, Peel And Stand
Deadeye Dick - New Age Girl
Depeche Mode - I Feel You; Walking In My Shoes; Barrel Of A Gun; It's No Good
Eels - Novicane For The Soul
En Vogue - Don't Let Go (love)
Everything But the Girl - Missing
Everlast - Ends; What It's Like
Face to Face - I Won't Lie Down; The Devil You Know
Failure - Stuck on You
Far - Job's Eyes
Feeder - High
Folk Implosion - Natural One
Forest For The Trees - Dream
Fountains Of Wayne - Radiation Vibe

and here my attention span wans. I'll post more later.
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