Music In The '90's

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I was in high school in the mid 90s so this era basically defined my love for grungey rock and its various derivatives. Hell I suspect most of my current ipod playlist is probably of bands that were big in that era or who idolised the same bands I did. Also gave me a chance to catch the tail end of some great Aussie rock acts from the 80s whose back catalogues I eventually got into.



I always loved Amazed + Change the World at the end of that album. They've been disappointingly hit and miss since that era - from Conspiracy of One to Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace there was always a smattering of good songs but never a good album. Days Go By was an improvement but there's a really crappy couple of songs in the middle... one of which was the lead single. Go figure.
California (Bumpin in my trunk)

******* awful that song. They need to step away from novelty songs. They did them well in the 90's, not a good hit rate since. Lightning Rod is the best song they've done since Americana

 

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90s were epic. Much of my favourite music comes from there and it pretty defined my musical taste as that is when I grew up

Rage Against The Machine
Blink 182
Offspring
Pearl Jam
Metallica
Nirvana
Oasis
Blur
Faith No More
Soundgarden
Prodigy
Chilli Peppers
Bush
Foo Fighters

And back then because most of my exposure to music was through radio and I didn't have the money for albums there was a lot of singles bands like Bloodhound Gang, Regurgitater, Cranberries, Butthole Surfers, Cornershop, 28 Days, Living End, Powderfinger, Jebediah, Korn, Live, Silverchair.

There would be many more I've missed too.

One of the great things about growing up in the 90's is that I listened to Metallica's 90's stuff first and loved it, then discovered their 80's stuff and loved it even more, but retained a love of both era's. I can see how a lot of original Metallica fans dropped off.

Funnily enough probably the two bands I listen to most from the 90's now I didn't even listen to first until about 10 years - Tool and Neutral Milk Hotel.

I've probably forgotten so much too. I'm sure if I had a scan through my music collection I've found dig out more.
 

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This one of the very first songs I ever downloaded. I don't know how I remember that but I do. Took about an hour to download on Napster. Pretty sure the drummer died from in accident 28 days a few years after.


And one more Aussie tune for good times.


Amazingly both those bands are still touring and making music. Well done to them :thumbsu: Beats working in an office.
 

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FWIW, these are the songs/instrumentals that formed the basis of my 1997-early to mid '98.

Apologies for capitals.

Notes.

THE YEARS = FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT PARTICULAR SONG.
BRACKETS = YEAR OF RELEASE.
ONE CROSS = BORONIA.

1997.

  1. MADONNA - DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA +
  2. TAYLOR DAYNE - I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER +
  3. ACE OF BASE - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (RELEASED 1996) +
  4. WHIGFIELD - SEXY EYES. THE FIRST SONG I EVER LOVED +
  5. ACE OF BASE - ALL THAT SHE WANTS (RELEASED 1993) +
  6. LOS DEL RIO - MARACENA +
  7. SEAL - CRAZY +
  8. MADONNA - FROZEN +
  9. NO DOUBT - DON'T SPEAK +
  10. TAKE THAT - BACK FOR GOOD +
  11. BLUR - SONG 2 +
  12. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - TORN +
  13. THE CARDIGANS - LOVEFOOL +
  14. SAVAGE GARDEN - TRULY MADLY DEEPLY +
  15. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - HIGH +
  16. BACKSTREET BOYS - I WANT IT THAT WAY +
  17. ALL SAINTS - PURE SHORES +
  18. ALL SAINTS - NEVER EVER +
  19. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I'M EVERY WOMAN +
  20. SPICE GIRLS - WANNABE +
  21. SPICE GIRLS - TOO MUCH +
  22. SPICE GIRLS - SPICE UP YOUR LIFE +
  23. SPICE GIRLS - STOP +
  24. SPICE GIRLS - VIVA FOREVER +
  25. ACE OF BASE - THE SIGN (RELEASED 1993) +
  26. WHITE TOWN - YOUR WOMAN +
  27. THE CRANBERRIES - ODE TO YOUR FAMILY +
  28. THE CRANBERRIES - DREAMS +
  29. THE CRANBERRIES - ZOMBIE +
  30. BON JOVI - ALWAYS (RELEASED 1995) +
  31. 4 NON-BLONDES - WHAT'S UP (RELEASED 1993) +
  32. OASIS - WONDERWALL +
  33. M PEOPLE - MOVIN' ON UP +
  34. DONNA LEWIS - I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER +
  35. MEREDITH BROOKS - b*tch +
  36. MERRILL BAINBRIDGE - MOUTH +
  37. GINA G - OOH AAH JUST A LITTLE BIT +
  38. OMD - IF YOU LEAVE +
  39. SEAL - KISS FROM A ROSE (RELEASED 1995) +
  40. SHERYL CROW - ALL I WANNA DO +
  41. 2 BROTHERS ON THE 4th FLOOR - DREAMS +
  42. CECE PENISTON - FINALLY (RELEASED 1991) +
  43. HADDAWAY - WHAT IS LOVE (RELEASED 1994) +
  44. NO MERCY - WHERE DO YOU GO? +
  45. REAL McCOY - ANOTHER NIGHT (RELEASED 1994) +
  46. LA BOUCHE - BE MY LOVER +
  47. AQUA - BARBIE GIRL. THE FIRST SONG I EVER HATED AND STILL DO NOW. +
  48. AQUA - DR JONES +
  49. AQUA - TURN BACK TIME +
  50. HANSON - MMMM BOP +
  51. JENNIFER PAIGE - CRUSH +
  52. KYLIE MINOGUE - PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE +
  53. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - MISSING (RELEASED 1995) +
  54. SOPHIE B HAWKINS - AS I LAY ME DOWN (RELEASED 1995) +
  55. REAL McCOY - RUN AWAY (RELEASED 1995) +
  56. WILSON PICKETT - LAND OF 1000 DANCES +
  57. DES'REE - YOU GOTTA BE (RELEASED 1995) +
  58. BRYAN ADAMS - HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN (RELEASED 1995) +
  59. MICHAEL JACKSON - THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL +
  60. JANET JACKSON - TOGETHER AGAIN +
  61. TONI BRAXTON - UNBREAK MY HEART REMIX +
  62. MR PRESIDENT - COCO JAMBOO +
  63. REAL McCOY - ONE MORE TIME +
  64. ANN LEE - 2 TIMES +
  65. DREAMWORLD - MOVIN UP' +
  66. D:REAM - THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (RELEASED 1994) +
  67. SHERYL CROW - IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY +
  68. CELINE DION - MY HEART WILL GO ON +
  69. SHAUN COLVIN - SUNNY CAME HOME +
  70. SPICE GIRLS - 2 BECOME 1 +
  71. SPICE GIRLS - SAY YOU'LL BE THERE +
  72. BLACKSTREET - NO DIGGITY +
  73. SAVAGE GARDEN - I WANT YOU +
  74. DUNCAN SHEIK - BARELY BREATHING +
  75. JEWEL - YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME +
  76. SAVAGE GARDEN - TO THE MOON AND BACK +
  77. UNIQUE II - BREAK MY STRIDE +
  78. SNAP - RHYTHM IS A DANCER +
  79. GABRIELLE - DREAMS +
  80. REDNEX - COTTON EYED JOE +
  81. OUTHERE BROTHERS - DON'T STOP WIGGLE WIGGLE REMIX +
  82. SIMPLY RED - FAIRGROUND +
  83. SIMPLY RED - STARS +
  84. THE FUGEES - KILLING ME SOFTLY +
  85. SPICE GIRLS - WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE +
  86. OLIVE - YOU'RE NOT ALONE +
  87. ETERNAL AND BEB WINANS - I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE +
  88. STEPS - 5, 6, 7, 8 +
  89. B*WITCHED - ROLLERCOASTER +
  90. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU LEARN +
  91. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HEAD OVER FEET +
  92. TEXAS - SAY WHAT YOU WANT +
  93. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU OUGHTA KNOW +
  94. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HAND IN MY POCKET +
  95. TRACY BONHAM - MOTHER MOTHER +
  96. TRISHA YEARWOOD - HOW DO I LIVE +
  97. WET, WET, WET - LOVE IS ALL AROUND +
  98. ROZALLA - EVERYBODY'S FREE TO FEEL GOOD +
  99. REAL McCOY - LOVE AND DEVOTION +
  100. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR +
  101. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - I KISS YOUR LIPS +
  102. URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE - THE KEY, THE SECRET +
  103. SPICE GILS - SATURDAY NIGHT DIVAS +
  104. TAYLOR DAYNE - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE +
  105. QUAD CITY DJ'S - THE TRAIN +
  106. MIKE OLDFIELD AND MAGGIE O'REILLY - MOONLIGHT SHADOW +
  107. DAVID A. STEWART & CANDY DUFFER - LILY WAS HERE +

1998.

  1. GOO GOO DOLLS - IRIS +
  2. VERVE - BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY +
  3. RICKY MARTIN - MARIA +
  4. EMF - UNBELIEVABLE +
  5. INNER CIRCLE - SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) +
  6. KATRINA AND THE WAVES - WALKIN' ON SUNSHINE +
  7. BANANARAMA - VENUS +
  8. RUN DMC - IT'S TRICKY (RELEASED 1986) +
  9. TAG TEAM - WHOOMP THERE IT IS (RELEASED 1994) +
  10. TONIC - IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE (RELEASED 1996) +
  11. EVERCLEAR - SANTA MONICA +
  12. MARCY PLAYGROUND - SEX AND CANDY +
  13. SAVAGE GARDEN - THE ANIMAL SONG +
  14. THREE EYED BLIND - SEMI CHARMED LIFE +
  15. CHER - BELIEVE +
  16. KATE CEBERANO - PASH +
  17. DAFT PUNK - AROUND THE WORLD +
  18. REGURGITATOR - POLYESTER GIRL +
  19. BACKSTREET BOYS - AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME +
  20. AMBER - THIS IS YOUR NIGHT +
  21. UB40 - RED RED WINE +
  22. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - BIG MISTAKE +
  23. TELETUBBIES - TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH. (WHY DID I TYPE THIS?) +
  24. B*WITCHED - C'EST LA VIE +
  25. BILLIE - GIRLFRIEND +
  26. SPICE GIRLS - GOODBYE +
  27. BELINDA CARLISLE - SUMMER RAIN +
  28. OMC - HOW BIZARRE +
  29. EAGLE EYE CHERRY - SAVE TONIGHT +
  30. GEORGE MICHAEL - CARELESS WHISPER +
  31. GERRY RAFFERTY - BAKER STREET +
138 songs there.

Quoting my own post but I'm thinking of creating a YouTube playlist and pasting that link here.
 

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90's had some great rock. Some great albums from some great bands.

Rage against the Machine, Nirvana, The Offspring, Kyuss, Electric Wizard, Sleep, Soundgarden, Alice in chains, Pearl Jam, Down (Best album- Nola), System of a down, Mad Season, RHCP, smashing pumpkins
 

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The 90s were ******* brilliant for music IMO. For me it was a decade crammed full of hip hop and jungle/dnb, with sprinklings of techno, acid-house, trance, happy hardcore, and metal.





 

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Nirvana killed 80s cock rock (Poison, Motley Crue..) which is a good thing. No more ridiculous big hair and make up unless you count Cher's success.
 

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My older brother had Ammonia EP called 'In a Box' and i loved it. Asked him about it a while ago and said he lost it. Have looked on the net but cant find bugger all of the songs. They were a decent Aussie band from perth who didnt last long though.
 

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Some random 90s singles I still play every now and then (some are corny);

If You Could Only See - Tonic
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
This is Your Night - Amber
The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
Evidence - Faith No More
Too Close - Next
Falling - Julee Cruise
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
Even When I'm Sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
Runaway - The Corrs
Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
Casanova - Ultimate Kaos
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
Your Woman - White Town
Push - Matchbox 20
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Sway - Bic Runga
Missing - Everything but the Girl
Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & the Blowfish
Sinner - Neil Young

Texas (Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy, etc.) is one of those bands that seems to have utterly fallen off the radar when talking about the era, but I recently went back and listened and didn't feel like it had aged well unfortunately.
Straight into a 90s spotify playlist :thumbsu:
 

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Triple M in Adelaide just ran a competition where listeners could vote for the greatest year in music in a daily head to head type showdown. It ended up being between 1985 vs 1992 in the final with 1985 winning. But what this tells me that there is a thirst out there for 90's music, which Triple M or any other station (in Adelaide at least) rarely plays. I've looked at Triple M's ratings as well and their market share and it is bigger in the 25-39 age bracket than it is in the 55-64 age segment. (Its biggest by far is 40 to 54) So what this also tells me is that a significant portion of their market grew up with and or loves 90's music. They should broaden their play list to include more 90's.
 

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Triple M in Adelaide just ran a competition where listeners could vote for the greatest year in music in a daily head to head type showdown. It ended up being between 1985 vs 1992 in the final with 1985 winning. But what this tells me that there is a thirst out there for 90's music, which Triple M or any other station (in Adelaide at least) rarely plays. I've looked at Triple M's ratings as well and their market share and it is bigger in the 25-39 age bracket than it is in the 55-64 age segment. (Its biggest by far is 40 to 54) So what this also tells me is that a significant portion of their market grew up with and or loves 90's music. They should broaden their play list to include more 90's.
Melbourne MMM now do ''battle against the 90's'' from 12-1pm and is just 90's music. 3 or 4 usual staples (pearl jam/nirvana/soudgarden) and some that you dont hear often. Been good listening.
 

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