Haha, so here is my third part of a "space filler" series of post dedicated to music. Surprisingly, I’ve been getting quite a high visit rate on my previous two posts than expected! :D I guess some of you do relate to some of the music I’m mentioning here.
Most of the songs here are the ones I listened to while growing up, and I think I’ll stick to that on this post as well. Let’s talk about some more of those songs, just to take us back to the good ol' days of bell-bottom jeans and leather jackets :)
On this post, I’ll try to focus more on the pop and dance music scene of those days, you know, when Mtv was actually about good music back then. The golden days of VJ Nonie, VJ Danny, VJ Sophiya etc… Also, I'm taking the effort to embed their YouTube link, so I really hope you play them as you go through this post :) Here we go...
Tamperer featuring Maya - Feel it: This was one of the catchy dance songs of those days... I never knew what "look like with a chimney on her" meant until years later when I found out it meant giving somebody a black eye from a fight :)
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step: I really love this song, so imagine my excitement when I saw this same song as one of the soundtracks on "Step Up: All In" (2014) and they really danced well to it too.
Kris Kross - Jump Jump was popular as hell back then. "Jump, jump, The Mac Dad will make ya Jump Jump, The Daddy Mac will make ya Jump Jump, Kris Kross will make ya Jump Jump". Who could resist not jumping while this song was playing? :)
Le Click - Tonight is the night: I used to find this song so similar to La Bouche's style of music, until years later I found out the vocalist of this song was none other than La Bouche's Melanie Thornton :D Hence the "similarity" I guess :P
Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack: There's something about this song that really hits me... its... cool and rad to dance to, you know, easy steps and motion. It just makes you wanna shake that ass to its beat.
Mr. President - Coco Jambo Speaking of dance floor filler, this was it. The moment this was played, everybody used to go "whoooooo" and move to the dance floor. This is how you differentiate a 90's kid for today's kid. :D
No Mercy - Where do you go? Ahhh No Mercy had a good run as well. They had a couple of really good slow numbers too, though most of their fast track numbers all sounded similar to each other... it's as if they just changed the lyrics but were too lazy to compose a new tune for it, lolz. But this was their most popular number.
Real McCoy - Another Night: Here's a fact - The original singer of this song was Patsy Petersen, but the producers didn't like her vocals so Karin Kasar sang the song and in the music video, Patsy Petersen was actually lip-syncing what Karin had recorded earlier :)
Steps - 5, 6, 7, 8: Hihi what 90's dance music is complete without Steps? This song was so popular and common, it almost reach the verge of irritation. Apart from this, Steps were famous for a couple of other hits as well.
Dr. Alban - Sing Halleluia: Ah one of the best tribal beats of those days. Dr. Alban went on to inspire many upcoming rap and reggae superstars.
Ini Kamoze - Hot stepper and Snow - Informer: And what would the 90's dance scene be without Hot stepper and Informer? OMG these two songs were worshipped at every house parties :D
Here are a few more to end this short post -
Red Nex - Cotton Eye Joe
Scatman john - Scatman
Diana King - Shy Guy
Maxi Priest - Close to you
And there are still a lot I'm not putting up here, like Aqua, Vengaboys, Ace of Base, Whigfield, etc. But I hope at least you got to enjoy these... Cheers for now haiiii macarena :)