Time Travel to the 90’s – 20 Songs For Your Mix Tape 

“The 1990’s was one of the most musically diverse decades in history. Pop and heavy metal decreased in popularity, while alternative or grunge rock emerged onto the scene.

This era also marked some of the most formidable years in my life. I graduated from high school and college, got married and had my first baby, and started my first teaching job. The following songs will always take me right back to the memories made during that time period.”  – Araceli

 

 “More Than Words” by Extreme (1990)

Memorable lyrics: Just reach out your hands and touch me. Hold me close; don’t ever let me go.

 

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana (1991)

Memorable lyrics: “When the light’s out, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now. Entertain us.”

 

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (1992)

Memorable lyrics: I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of. And I wish you joy and happiness, but above all, I wish you love.

 

“Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa (1993)

Memorable lyrics: Wicked, wicked, had to kick it. I’m not shy, so I asked for the digits.

 

“I Swear” by All 4 One (1994)

Memorable lyrics:  I swear, by the moon and the stars, I’ll be there.

 

“Hand In My Pocket” by Alanis Morrisette (1995)

Memorable lyrics: What it all comes down to is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine. ‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket, and the other one is giving a high five.

 

“Change the World” by Eric Clapton (1996)

Memorable lyrics: I can change the world. I could be the sunlight in your universe.

 

“How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (1997)  

Memorable lyrics: Without you, there’d be no sun in my sky. There would be no love in my life. There’d be no world left for me.

 

“Ghetto Superstar” by Pras (1998)

Run away with me to another place. We can rely on each other, from one corner to another.

 

“Amazed” by Lonestar (1999)

Every little thing that you do… Baby, I’m amazed by you.

 

 

“These songs take me to my sisters bedroom in the 90’s. Her room was decorated with magazine cut outs of Calvin Klein ads, a huge Kurt Cobain poster, a lava lamp and the teenage essence of leave me alone. Shout out to Angela for always letting her little sister hang with her, and making me feel super cool.  – Stephanie

 

“Everylong” by Foo Fighters 1997

 

Memorable lyrics: Breathe out so I can breathe you in. Hold you in.

 

“Better Man” by Pearl Jam 1994

Memorable lyrics: She lies and says she’s in love with him, can’t find a better man…

 

“Shine” by Collective Soul 1993

Memorable lyrics: Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

 

1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins 1995

Memorable lyrics: And we don’t know / Just where our bones will rest / To dust I guess

 

“Something in the Way” by Nirvana 1991

Memorable lyrics: Something in the way, mmm

 

“The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe

Memorable lyrics: For the life of me I can not remember What made us think that we were wise and we’d never compromise.

 

“No Rain” by Blind Melon

Memorable lyrics: I just want some one to say to me, “I’ll always be there when you wake.”

 

“Lighting Crashes” by Live 1994

Memorable lyrics: oh now feel it comin’ back again like a rollin’ thunder chasing the wind forces pullin’ from the center of the earth again I can feel it.

 

 

“Santeria” by Sublime 1995

Memorable lyrics: What I really wanna know, mah baby, mmmm… What I really wanna say I can’t define. Well, it’s love, that I need. Oh…

 

 

“Brick” by Ben Folds Five 1997

Memorable lyrics: She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly Off the coast and I’m headed nowhere She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly

 

 

 

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