I’m getting ready to head out on a 5-hour round trip to pick up my son and bring him back to spend Easter weekend with his step-family, so I thought I’d have a little 90’s fun in honour of the playlist I’ll have going on in my car for the journey…
All nite – Big House
These guys had a Canada-wide hit on their hands with a song called “Dollar In My Pocket”. Then came this as single #2. BOOM~!! This song was everything I loved about “hair metal” from the 80’s (this album came out in 1990). They had one more single with “Baby Doll” and then POOF~!! Along came the Seattle sound and this type of music was immediately discarded by the masses. It got so bad that they tried taking new country band Big House to court in order to keep their name. The judge declined because they were such a non-factor in music outside of 1990 in Canada. Oh well…this song still deserves to get cranked up.
Joyride – Roxette
Roxette is one of those bands that are on my “Concert Bucket List”. I know their lyrics are primarily nonsensical. I realize that they’re cheesy power-pop rock. I understand that I’m one of the few people who still listen to them on a regular basis. I don’t care. I love Roxette and I love this song.
Nu nu – Lidell Townsell
Want to impress me? Tell me the name of the song, “Nu nu”, after I told you the artist’s name without looking it up. This song was never the massive hit that it should have become and that’s a shame. It’s a fun, gradual build of a great pop/dance song.
Listen like thieves – Was (Not Was)
I absolutely love INXS and was very hesitant about initially liking this remake. But the more I listened to it, the more I appreciated it for what it was: a totally different interpretation of the song. You may like it, you may not…but this is one that I find quite enjoyable.
Mo money, mo problems – Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase
I remember how packed the dance floor would get every time I played this on a Saturday night. And I don’t care who you are, this song is still as catchy and as relevant today as it was 15 years ago.
Omobolasire – Prozzak
This band was comprised of two members of the Philosopher Kings who took on cartoon personas with British accents (you can’t make this stuff up, can you?). I still listen to this song on a regular basis as it’s on my running playlist. Check this out…you might end up as addicted to the song as I am.
That’s it for this week. I hope that, whatever you do, you end up having a great long weekend!