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The most 90's song of all time?:

What would you expect from this song?

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edited 14th Apr '12 9:58:39 PM by ctempire

 2 0dd 1, Sat, 14th Apr '12 10:52:26 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I expected the Macarena, instead I got a workout remix of "Moskau" combined with "Running in the 90s" and the intro to Gloria Estefan's version of "Everlasting Love".

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edited 14th Apr '12 10:54:16 PM by 0dd1

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 3 Midnight Rambler, Sun, 15th Apr '12 2:47:46 AM from Germania Inferior
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The most '90s song of all time?

"...and by 'the real world' I mean continental Europe."

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 4 JHM, Sun, 15th Apr '12 4:35:07 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
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[up] Actually, that's more late '80s.

Also, more catchy than it has any right to be. Get out of my head, demon sonics...
 5 Midnight Rambler, Sun, 15th Apr '12 7:58:22 AM from Germania Inferior
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[up] Wikipedia says it was recorded in 1992 and released in 1993...
"...and by 'the real world' I mean continental Europe."

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 6 0dd 1, Sun, 15th Apr '12 9:54:52 AM from Nowhere Land
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The early '90s were more or less an extension of the '80s, much like the early '60s and the '50s.
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 7 Smasher, Sun, 15th Apr '12 10:54:35 AM from Somewhere Far Away
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Unlike the early 60's, the early 90's had plenty of 90's things around. The 80's just took forever to die is all. The 50's died quick and painless. The 80's died slowly.

Come to think of it, the early 70's were probably an extension of the 60's. Not sure what to think of 70's to 80's.

And of course, the 90's ended quick and painless too. The Turn of the Melinium doesn't seem to be over yet.
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 8 Mr Mallard, Sun, 15th Apr '12 10:57:45 AM from Australia, mate
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Haddaway - "What Is Love"

Awesome song and rhythm, lyrics are kinda gay.
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 9 0dd 1, Sun, 15th Apr '12 10:58:38 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]I never thought of that song as being a gay anthem. How do you figure it is?

[up][up]I'd say 1969 heralded a new decade pretty well, though if not that, then I'd say either the ending of U.S. military action in Vietnam ('73) or the breakup of The Beatles signaled the end of the '60s.

edited 15th Apr '12 11:01:55 AM by 0dd1

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 10 Wicked 223, Sun, 15th Apr '12 11:37:02 AM from Death Star in the forest
What exactly makes a song "nineties-sounding", anyhow?
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These songs, by the same artist, is more 80s, and is released in 1990.

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And a sort of a riddle from what you all said. What era is early 80s music more affiliated too? 70s or the 80s? For example, the song "Don't You Want Me" by Human League, does it sound 70s?

 12 0dd 1, Sun, 15th Apr '12 11:39:27 AM from Nowhere Land
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It's hard to describe, but it's like how every decade seems to have its own distinctive sound. Like how when you think 70s music you instinctively think disco. Or the 60s sunshine pop and psychedelic rock.

edited 15th Apr '12 11:40:04 AM by 0dd1

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 13 Tiamatty, Sun, 15th Apr '12 12:15:53 PM Relationship Status: Brony
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I would actually nominate Sometimes Always by the Jesus and Mary Chain featuring Hope Sandoval as the epitome of '90s alt-rock.
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Like how when you think 70s music you instinctively think disco Not so.

edited 15th Apr '12 12:32:43 PM by Erock

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 15 0dd 1, Sun, 15th Apr '12 12:33:35 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
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edited 15th Apr '12 12:33:48 PM by 0dd1

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 16 inane 242, Sun, 15th Apr '12 1:10:39 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
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lyrics are kinda gay.

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 17 Mike K, Sun, 15th Apr '12 1:30:07 PM from planet earth Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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I never thought of that song as being a gay anthem. How do you figure it is?

wild mass guess Obviously, it's a Protest Song in support of gay rights - Haddaway just had to be pretty subtle about it and make it seem like it could be a simple love song in order to let it slip by on mainstream radio without controversy. By asking "what is love?", he is questioning why love between same-sex couples is not viewed in the same way as that of a man and a woman. When he says "baby, don't hurt me no more", he is addressing lawmakers, who he feels are hurting the gay community (or perhaps even society as a whole) by not providing them equal rights.

Okay, now I almost want to elaborate on this ludicrous train of thought further and troll songmeanings.net or something...
 18 0dd 1, Sun, 15th Apr '12 1:36:33 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[awesome][lol]DO IT!! :D
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 19 Meta Four, Sun, 15th Apr '12 6:49:39 PM from the house of bread and battle
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For some reason, my mental image of the 90s is defined by ska and white funk.

So, basically "Opera Singer" by CAKE. ...Which came out in 2001.

Okay, scratch that. "Underwater" by Switchfoot.
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When I think of songs that are very 90, I have to think of Macarena and... that one song... sung by this one woman... that... has "Saturday Night" in it's lyrics, which may or may not be it's title.

The former is easy: It was so fucking omni-present that anybody, who missed it, can only be envied. But the latter, I'm not sure. I just heavily associate it with the 90, but I don't think I heard it especially often and (obviously) don't even know it's name or the name of the singer.

Oh, also Smurfs. There is a series of CDs intended to make some quick, cheap, undeserved buck by whoring out the smurfs for children, that are variations/parodies/whatever of songs that were popular at the time. I'm not sure if they used actual German voice actors of the TV series (I doubt it, though) but it sounded smurf-like. Or was supposed to. I think it was somewhat successful, but at least I, back then a stupid little child with barely anything that resembles a taste, liked it.
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 22 Midnight Rambler, Wed, 18th Apr '12 9:22:05 AM from Germania Inferior
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[up] Heh, we had those Smurfs CDs this side of Bad Bentheim, too.
"...and by 'the real world' I mean continental Europe."

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 23 Known Unknown, Thu, 26th Apr '12 7:21:19 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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There's a lot of aspects of the nineties, so it's hard to say which is the most nineties song that I can really think of.

I've always thought of, say, "Around The Way Girl" by LL Cool J to be really reminiscent of the nineties. But there are other aspects of nineties music that I would also note - Dancehall, for example. "Murder, She Wrote" by Chaka Demus and Pliers is another one I think of alot when I think of the nineties.

And then with the late nineties there's whole other groups of music and cultural changes to think of: the return of popular boy bands, rap getting more and more extreme, and then there everything that happened with rock in the 90's which I don't even know about because it wasn't my bag, etc, etc, etc.

However, I've in any case always thought of this song as being the 90's New Yorker Anthem, and a timeless theme song for New Yorkers in general. Even though the rapper is from Baltimore.

edited 26th Apr '12 7:23:59 PM by KnownUnknown

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edited 28th Apr '12 5:50:40 AM by x86x2

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 25 Pipping Fool, Thu, 10th May '12 5:39:51 AM from Sydney, The Vivid City Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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When you talk nineties, you can't get anymore nineties than LFO.

Holy fuck is this song so nineties.

edited 10th May '12 5:45:48 AM by PippingFool

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