Saturday, November 13, 2010

Soulful Saturday- 90s edition

I look back on the 90s now and treat them like the glory days. I had my first true love, went to prom and graduated from high school all in the 90s- you know, all the stuff that you remember for the rest of your life! Well all those memories have a soundtrack- even if it is inadvertent. You remember the song that was playing the first time your heart is broken, or the song you sang when your name was in the paper for some athletic achievement, or the song that was going through your mind when you gave the graduation speech, got dressed to go to senior prom with the guy that you had always drooled over, hugged your friends goodbye as you trotted off to college, etc. So 90s music was very important to my life soundtrack. It was still GOOD music, too. Groups came out and actually SANG. Yes, this was before voice alteration (Lil Wayne) and before lip syncing everything was cool (Britney Spears). Our music was full of love (as you will see below) and anger (Grunge movement) and everything in between. It was everything and it was all encompassing... The last great music that was made, I contend. Man, I hope making real music will become popular again because top 40, while it makes me dance in the club, does not speak to my soul.

First Up: EnVogue- Giving him Something He Can Feel

Key Lyrics:
*Living in a world of ghetto life; everyone is so uptight, but nothing's wrong- it's all right with my man
*I'm giving him something he can feel, To let him know this love is real.

Mariah Carey- Vision of Love

Please note: Mariah wasn't always a weirdo. She used to be (and look like) the girl next door, not the hooker on the corner. She burst on the scene in 1990 with Vision of Love and was a genuine superstar. She can still sing, but she is so freaking weird now. And pregnancy or not, she ain't ever getting back into this leotard!

Key Lyrics:
*It took so long, still I believed, somehow the one that I needed would find me eventually.
*You treated me kind. Sweet destiny... and I'll be eternally grateful, holding you so close to me.

The Cranberries- Linger
Irish Rock Band- enough said! :)

Key Lyrics:
*I swore, I swore I would be true, but honey, so did you. So why were you holding her hand? Is that the way we stand? Were you lying all the time, was it a game to you?
*You know I'm such a fool for you. You got me wrapped around your finger. Do you have to let it linger?
*Oh, I ... God, do I love you.

Lisa Loeb- Stay

Key Lyrics:
*And I thought what I felt was simple, and I thought that I don't belong.
*You say, I only hear what I want to; I don't listen hard, don't pay attention to the distance that you're running to anyone, anywhere. I don't understand if you really care...
*I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up and this woman was singing my song- lover's in love and the others run away; lover is crying cuz the other won't stay.
*You said that I was naive, and I thought that I was strong.


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