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Fun Time Open Thread: Songs of the ’90s

We’re going back to the ’90s tonight, people. As you may or may not know, I have a thing for VH1’s Top 100 marathons. I can kill an entire day watching one, even if it covers a genre I don’t care that much about. Since I don’t want to inflict you with selections from the top 100 heavy metal songs, I’m going with something I do like: the ’90s. 

The ’90s were a pretty good time for me. It is the decade that saw the most change in my life, since it included, among other things, graduating from high school, going to college, having my first kid and moving down south to Georgia.

So, here are some selections from VH1’s Top 100 songs of the ’90s. Can you identify the songs they are from?

  1. “Anyone can see the road that we’re walking is paved in gold, it’s always summer, we’ll never get old.”
  2. “All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard, all dies when you went away.”
  3. “Marry him, or marry me, I’m the one that loves you baby, can’t you see?”
  4. “Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near, I know that you need help.”
  5. “Oh life, is bigger. It’s bigger than you and you are not me. The lengths that you will go to,”
  6. “I can’t stand it, I know you planned it. I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate.”
  7. “I know you say that I’m assuming things. Somethings going down, that’s the way it seems.”
  8. “She’s into superstitions, black cats and voodoo dolls. I feel a premonition that girl’s gonna make me fall.”
  9. “All the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding.”
  10. “I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, and so I came to see him and listen for a while.”

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  1. “Anyone can see the road that we're walking is paved in gold, it's always summer, we'll never get old.” The Way - Fastball

  2. “All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard, all dies when you went away.” Nothing Compares to you - Sienad O'Connor
  3. “Marry him, or marry me, I'm the one that loves you baby, can't you see?” 
  4. “Don't you ever fear, I'm always near, I know that you need help.” Buddy Holly - Weezer
  5. “Oh life, is bigger. It's bigger than you and you are not me. The lengths that you will go to,” 
  6. “I can't stand it, I know you planned it. I'm gonna set it straight, this Watergate.” Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  7. “I know you say that I'm assuming things. Somethings going down, that's the way it seems.” Say My Name - Destiny's Child
  8. “She's into superstitions, black cats and voodoo dolls. I feel a premonition that girl's gonna make me fall.” La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  9. “All the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding.” Wonderwall - Oasis (?)
  10. “I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, and so I came to see him and listen for a while.” Killing Me Softly - Fugees

  1. “Anyone can see the road that we’re walking is paved in gold, it’s always summer, we’ll never get old.” – Fastball, The Way. I actually bought this album, and it was pretty darn good.
  2. “All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard, all dies when you went away.” – Sinead O’Conner, Nothing Compares to You
  3. “Marry him, or marry me, I’m the one that loves you baby, can’t you see?” – Spin Doctors, Two Princes.
  4. “Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near, I know that you need help.”
  5. “Oh life, is bigger. It’s bigger than you and you are not me. The lengths that you will go to,” – REM, Losing My Religion
  6. “I can’t stand it, I know you planned it. I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate.” – Beastie Boys, Sabotage
  7. “I know you say that I’m assuming things. Somethings going down, that’s the way it seems.”
  8. “She’s into superstitions, black cats and voodoo dolls. I feel a premonition that girl’s gonna make me fall.”
  9. “All the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding.” – Oasis, Wonderwall
  10. “I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, and so I came to see him and listen for a while.” – Fugees, Killing Me Softly

 

The others seem really familiar but I just can’t place them.

  • “Anyone can see the road that we’re walking is paved in gold, it’s always summer, we’ll never get old.”
  • “All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard, all dies when you went away.”
  • “Marry him, or marry me, I’m the one that loves you baby, can’t you see?”
  • “Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near, I know that you need help.”
  • “Oh life, is bigger. It’s bigger than you and you are not me. The lengths that you will go to,” Losing my religion – REM
  • “I can’t stand it, I know you planned it. I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate.”
  • “I know you say that I’m assuming things. Somethings going down, that’s the way it seems.”
  • “She’s into superstitions, black cats and voodoo dolls. I feel a premonition that girl’s gonna make me fall.” Livin’ la vida loca – Ricky Martin
  • “All the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding.” Wonderwall - Oasis
  • “I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, and so I came to see him and listen for a while.”  Killing me softly – The Fugees

Does anyone know what the difference is between a 19 gun salute and a 21 gun salute?  David Cameron got a 19 this morning, but when the queen visited, she got a 21.  What’s the deciding factor?

I’d google it, but let’s be honest – you all are much more reliable.

#4 is some REM thing…oh I know, “Losing My Religion”!

#6, “Sabotage”

#9, Sheryl Crow, “Every Day Is a Winding Road”

Of those 3, I really only like “Sabotage.” It kind of goes well with Raconteurs “Salute Your Solution” if you feel like making a loud playlist :)

SPEAKING of music…I only just yesterday became aware of Merrill Garbus, and she is really interesting!

And I like the latest White Rabbits. It’s good.

And the new AIR sounds like Moon Safari, part 2, which is perfectly OK with me.

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