Music I Love From the 90s and Early 2000s

One of my colleagues teaches Contemporary and Popular music this quarter. This week they were covering music from the late 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Best.Music.Ever. Took a good ten minutes scrolling to Spotify playing my old school jams. Made me all nostalgic. Good way to start the work week.
  1. Ace of Base - I Saw the Sign
    My most favorite song when I was in elementary. I think a group of my friends and I were contemplating singing it for the school talent show. Definitely had that cassette tape going.
  2. Everything in 1995-1997 was friggin AMAZING in Junior High.
    Don't get me started. Junior High had all the jams going on. Coolio's Gansta's Paradise (we all knew the lyrics), TLC's Waterfalls (oh snap), Boyz II Men (knows what's going on), and Michael Jackson's You Are Not Alone (that music video though). I remember purchasing the piano version so I could play it for my friends. Yeah, Gangsta's Paradise on piano.
  3. Third-Eye Blind - first concert as a freshmen in high school.
    I think my first concert was Third Eye Blind in Sacramento. Semi-charmed Life was definitely on repeat in the CD player.
  4. Damn, 1999 had the jams too!
    I was very lucky to have a friend that LOVED going to concerts with various artists like Britney, Christina, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, 98 Degrees and what-not. LOVED She's All That because of Freddie Prinze, Jr. (still do) and of course Sixpence None the Richer's Kiss Me. Ricky Martin, Cher, Brandy, J-Lo, Brian McKnight....list goes on!
  5. N FRICKIN SYNC. 2000s!
    Don't even lie. You learned how to dance to Bye, Bye, Bye/It's Gonna Be Me like the moment you saw it. And every Asian wannabe boy band in high school wanted to sing and dance it at senior class night. Yeah, that was you. And I bet you still know it too and secretly do the moves when you hear it. I know I do. I'm dancing it now. And of course JC was the cute one.
  6. 2002-2004 - Height of Napster in college.
    Yep, downloaded tons of music between classes the first two years of college. Made a few mixed CDs for this international guy I was seeing. Oh the days of clubbing — Usher, Nelly, J-Lo, and more. Of course had to learn the piano part to Vanessa Carlton's A THOUSAND MILES. Attended a lot of events in LA and brushed past Hollywood. Oh some sweet memories.