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Throwback Summer Songs of the ’90s

It’s “TBT” (Throwback Thursday) and there’s only a few weeks of summer left! SO….in honor or TBT, I figured I’d post all the the awesome Summer hits of the ’90s. Join me as we walk down memory lane…

“Vision of Love” – Mariah Carey (1990)

I was only 2 years old at the time this song was released. But when I got older and actually remember listening to all of Mariah’s hits, I loved this track. If I’m driving (alone) in the car and this pops up on my iTunes shuffle, you bet I’ll be belting out those pipes. I miss old school Mariah…

 

“(Everything I do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams (1991)

https://vimeo.com/47092274

Before Stewie Griffin of “Family Guy” made his own spoof cover to this song, there was Bryan Adams. He was one of my favorite soft rock singer/songwriters from the ’80s and ’90s. He had the smoothest voice and such heartfelt ballads. So obviously this summer ballad wasn’t any different and #1 on Billboard, back in 1991. And I still love it!

Here’s a snapshot from Stewie Griffin’s music video. lol

stewie griffin

 “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix A Lot (1992)

This song doesn’t have the most appropriate content, but hey, it was the summer hit of 1992. Sir Mix A Lot may have been a one hit wonder, but at least he released one of the biggest songs of the decade. EVERYONE knows this song (even if you don’t like it!) Even Nicki Minaj sampled this song for her “Anaconda” single.

And who could forget the FRIENDS scene where Ross and Rachel are singing this song to their baby girl, Emma! Classic.

Friends

 “That’s The Way Love Goes” – Janet Jackson (1993)

This is one of my favorite Janet songs. It’s so fun, sexy, and cool…so I can see why this was a hit back in ’93. You’ll even find a cameo from Jennifer Lopez, back when she was a fly girl on “In Living Color.”

Another Fun fact: ‘Nsync recorded a cover of this song, which (in my opinion) is just as awesome as the original. They debuted their video during MTV’s Janet Jackson Icon Special. Enjoy 🙂

 

 “Stay (I Missed You)” – Lisa Loeb (1994)

This had that classic ’90s pop/alternative sound. It’s not the most entertaining video, since all you see is Lisa and her cat in an empty loft. But this was everyone’s guilty pleasure. As sappy as this song was, everyone secretly enjoyed it. 😉

 

 “Waterfalls” – TLC (1995)

One of TLC’s best singles and such a deep song, too! UGH, what happened to my good R&B jams?? I miss you!! Now we’re lucky if the today’s music hits have a good message. And my beautiful “Left Eye”, we miss you girl.

 

“Macarena” – Los del Rio (1996)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

This song was played and danced at EVERY PARTY! Birthdays, Sweet Sixteens, Weddings, you name it. No one knew what Macarena meant or what they were singing about, but who cared. “Hey Macarena. AH- AY!”

 

“MMMBop” – Hanson (1997)

Another chorus that didn’t make sense but it was such a good summer jam! I wasn’t a huge Hanson fan myself, but I loved that these brothers wrote their own music and played their own instruments. They were like the modern day Beatles (not really, but close.) And all my friends were in love with them!!

 

“The Boy Is Mine” – Brandy & Monica (1998)

R&B was HUGE in the ’90s, so whoever came up with the idea of making these two ladies collaborate with each other, was a GENIUS. My girlfriends and I were obsessed with this song. We still bust this out whenever we have a random Karaoke night. lol And you really believed that these chicks were fighting over a dude just by watching the sass in this video. I love it.

 

“Genie In A Bottle” – Christina Aguilera (1999)

Christina’s first big hit and the beginning of the Britney & Christina rivalry. I had this album on a CASSETTE TAPE before buying the CD. And now CD’s are ancient. **SIGH**

And I know I’m getting old when I’m hating on the younger generations for covering this song. But seriously, Dove Cameron & Disney really did butcher the song. But my little cousins love the remake! 🙁

Dove Cameron’s “Genie In A Bottle”

 

Now you have a ’90s Summer jam playlist!