This past weekend we had our annual Rock The Park in my city.
Rock the park is a 4-day music fest held in a local public park. This year’s line up was pretty great, but the one that got everyone talking was the I Love The 90s fest that was held Friday night. With groups like Colour Me Badd, All 4 One, and Salt & Pepa it was a 90’s teen’s dream come true. I didn’t get a chance to go because it was sold out almost instantly, but quite a few of my facebook friends went, so I lived vicariously through their pictures and the snippets of videos posted. The show looked like an incredible walk down memory lane, so I decided that Music Monday this week would be something featuring some amazing hits from the 90’s.
What are your favourite hits from the 90s?
Which songs bring back memories from your teen years?
Want more 90s music? Follow my playlist on Deezer or Spotify
Can you believe these hits are turning 20 this year?
. Music was my life in my teens/early adult years (who am I kidding, music is still life!) and this list was a pretty great walk down memory lane for me.
What are your favourite songs from your teen years? Did any of these songs make the cut?
I am always amazed how something like a song can bring a rush of memories back.
The other day I hit ‘flow’ on my deezer account and let the music fill the air.
No Doubt came on. They were big in the late 90s right around the time that I was discovering boys and dating and, inevitably, getting my heart broken for the first time. I hadn’t thought about that time, or boy, in a long time, but when that song came on it all came rushing back.
The relationship had started out as friends. Us playing video games after school and just hanging out. We were comfortable together. He made me laugh. He wasn’t like other boys I knew. He liked me the way I was and I felt comfortable being myself around him.
I’m not sure when it changed to something more, but it did, and it was pretty great until it wasn’t.
As an adult I know that it was just a teenage puppy love, but as a teenage girl I was heartbroken.
This song was my anthem, my heartbreak song. It spoke to me in ways nothing else did.
Hearing the song brought back all the memories. The laughter. The fun times. The first time he held my hand. That first kiss. The last one. The nights I spent crying not just over a lost boy, but over the friendship that was now damaged beyond repair.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not longing for the past, in fact I’m happy for it. The broken road, the heartbreaks I went through, all of them lead me to where I am. To my husband, our children our life, and for that I’m extremely happy. God bless the broken road that lead me to this life.
The Black Eyed Peas did a Where Is The Love remake
and it’s everything we need right now!
But if you only got love for your own race
Then you’re gonna leave space for others to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate, then you’re bound to get irate
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how hate works and operates
Man, we gotta set it straight
What happened to the love and the values of humanity?
What happened to the love and the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding leading us away from unity
Where Is The Love?!
I got married on Friday. It was a small little thing in our yard. (Don’t worry, there will be another post with more details later!)
It was perfect. We used Deezer as our DJ. I spent weeks combing over songs and finding the perfect playlist. Our song was obviously on there (Hello – Lionel Ritchie) and even though my leg was swollen we were able to have our dance right there in our patio. It was beautiful.
Since I’m still flying high on the wedding day bliss today’s Music Monday is a sappy one.
There are so many great love songs out there, but this is one of my absolute faves.
I think it’s because we’ve been together for such a long time (16 years this past April! – I know, I procrastinated getting to the I DO lol) that the lyrics really just hit home.