At the risk of giving away too much of a clue of how old I am, when it comes to music, I am a child of the 90s, in particular 90s pop. I was in late primary school- early high school when groups such as the Spice Girls, the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were ruling the charts and unfortunately for those who have the misfortune to be a passenger in my car, these have shaped my musical taste. As a teenager, parties often featured past hits such as Gangsta’s Paradise, Another Night and Life Is A Highway and I’ll turn up the radio and belt out the lyrics if a song from that decade comes in, if they’re doing a run of songs from the 90s I’m in heaven.
Which is why, when I discovered 101 90s hits CD, I couldn’t wait to get it home and put it on my iPod. Granted, some of the songs from the early 90s I’ve never heard of (Dimples D’s “Sucker DJ” is one) but I take great delight in playing the songs from the 5 CDs whenever I need a pick me up (and pick me up they do).
Maybe it’s the sickly sweetness of it, maybe it’s because these were the songs that people couldn’t get enough of when I was in my early teens, but compared to a lot of music that’s on the radio today, for me, nothing comes close to music from the 90s. With that in mind, I think I’m finally starting to understand why my mum is so obsessed with Magic 1278, something I thought I’d never comprehend.
101 90s Hits is available for loan from Yarra Plenty Regional Library