So the 90’s, full of great music. I’m going through high school, graduating in 1994. I turn 18 years old that November after graduation. This was a time when my grandfather whom raised me passed away, the April before graduation, and my mother’s oldest sister, my favorite person in the world, passed away 4 months later, the August after my graduation. 1995 I found myself marrying a man I didn’t want to because it made my grandmother smile, then by 1998 I was divorced. I had been working fast food up until 1995, when I went to work at a local furniture company, and Clay Walker’s wife actually phoned to order furniture. My entire department in Data Entry received an autographed photo. By 1998, I was Assistant Manager at a local gas station, and life was starting to go alright. 1999 was a time of laughter and great music.
If I was going to make a mixed tape for my friend who was out of the loop on good songs this is what it would consist of these songs:
I was digging Steve Tyler and his daughter, Liv, along with her bestie, Alicia Silverstone were rocking in his videos. ‘Cryin’ was a great video and ‘Crazy’. For this tape though, the song by Aerosmith ‘Livin’ on the Edge’ was more my style. Released in 1993, it still has a great vibe.
While living on the edge, I was wondering along with Jewel, ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’ for those lies that ya told boy.
These were times when soundtrack songs from movies were becoming a thing, with Whitney Houston’s ‘Exhale’ and Leann Rimes ‘How Do I Live’. Coolio already had his hit ‘Gangsta Paradise’. I was intrigued with Monica and Brandy telling one another ‘The Boy Is Mine’.
Already a huge fan of Rob Thomas from his band Tabitha’s Secret, then getting to see Matchbox 20 live in Knoxville, I was more than thrilled when Rob paired with Santana for the song Smooth.
I’m not sure if I originally loved this song, or if it grew on me and stuck, but I still sing Marcy’s Playground when I hear ‘Sex and Candy’.
I think if the mixed tape I were making had more room, I’d add Tupac, Elton John, Ice Cube, No Doubt, and actually, my friend would probably have so many 90’s songs, if the world doesn’t end in 1999, the music may. Tell Jen your playlist!!!!