Saturday, January 25, 2014

TOP 10 TASTIEST TUNES OF THE '90s

TOP 10 TASTIEST
TUNES OF THE '90s
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A dark and dismal decade,
the 90s did manage to squeeze
out few super-shiny sparks.
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This dandy lil' countdown is not intended to
reflect on the era's coolest bands, awesome
riffs or even the most rockin' albums. It's
simply about pointing to a few tasty tunes
from an otherwise bland, flavorless decade.

 10
1994

A beautifully splendid
three-minute train wreck.
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9
1999

This perky little gal combined
Olsen-like sizzle with all of the
perceived nuttiness of most of
my ex-girlfriends. And this tune
is one of her all-time best.
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8
1998

I love the part in the video where
Ed Robertson slides across the 
hood of the Starsky mobile. 
Like Sting, I'm feeling tantric
 pure Shakespeare, dude!
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7
1996

This crunchy earworm proves
that borrowing from Cheap Trick
can make any band cool.
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6
When it Rains"
1995
(That is all.)
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5
1995

When this one hit, it was like
a breath of fresh air. Rock and
roll was (almost) back, sorta.
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4
1995 

This band, particularly this song,
was THE beacon of glorious
light during a very dark era.
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3
1998

The other lil' ol' band from Texas
packed punch and hooks galore.
This song reeled me in from the
first chorus. And Tony Scalzo
seems REALLY cool.
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2
"Creep"
1993

The first time I heard this song, I
thought Brian Wilson had joined
a grunge band. 20-some years
later, it's still a magical delight.
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1
1996

'60s pop collides with '90s
alterno at an old fashioned
love-in. THE definitive
feel-good of the decade. 
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Wow, these tunes were, and still are truly
timeless. But be sure that a handful of
gems does NOT a great era make. The
'90s also was the decade that wrought
NSYNCTool and Vanilla Ice. UGH!


-Christopher Long
(January 2014)

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10 comments:

  1. Here's a post topic: Which was worse? Disco or the 90's. (I'm not going to do that one. lol)

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    1. True confession time, Bill. I loved the disco era! In fact, I think I will do a "Top 10 Disco Hits" post. Thanks for the inspiration, brother -- great hearing from you!

      -Chris

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  2. Frankly, I don't know anything about you Christopher but I would love a concise explanation on how you think the 90's were such a terrible decade. What decade are you comparing to?

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  3. Hey hey now, watch it I LOVE DISCO omg that was MUSIC baby. HI5

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  4. Hey Anonymous -- thanks for stopping by, reading my work and taking the time to join in on the conversation.

    Yes, from cancer to Clinton to Cobain, the '90s were personally and globally a dreadful time indeed. But most importantly, it was during the '90s when "Full House" was cancelled. Need I say more?

    I value the opportunity to connect with people and to make new friends via my various writing endeavors and I encourage you to keep in touch and to feel free to reach out and chime in any time.

    Best regards,
    Chris

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  5. My favorite by far is "The Way" By Fastball. A very moving and profound song based on a true story of an elderly couple disappearing off into the sunset. It was fuel for thought and expressed so well. My second favorite is No Doubt's "Im just a girl" Amazing lady that Gwen Steffani. Such a talent.

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  6. My favorite by far is "THE WAY" by Fastball. A very profound song based on a true story of an elderly couple disappearing while out on a drive. The song was both fuel for thought and inspirational, and Tony Scalzo has a great voice. My second pick would have been No Doubt "I'm just a Girl. Glen Steffani is an amazing vocalist, song writer who gives mwe much joy as I listen to her song's.

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    1. Amen, BettyMarie -- Fastball is one of rock's all-time great bands, and "The Way" certainly is one of their best songs. And yes, I too am a big Tony Scalzo fan. Thanks for sharing.

      -Chris

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  7. An excellent list. As a Scalzo friend and a die hard Fastball fan, I'll admit to being biased, but I too would have put "The Way" at #1. I'll have to check out your book--it sounds like a good read. ---John

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    1. Thanks John -- you've conveyed great wisdom and good taste. I also heaped heartfelt praise upon Fastball in this 2012 post:
      http://christopherlongshowbizguru.blogspot.com/2012/04/back-to-90s-pt-1-long-live-rock.html.

      Please keep in touch.

      -Chris

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