What Music Makes Us Unique?
May 15, 2013
Are we defined by the era of music into which we’re born or the music we listen to? Some days I like to think the former, and other times, I like the sounds of the latter. Then, I realize that the era into which I was born was full of really silly things. But, to be honest, it just depends. While I’m "technically" an 80s kid, my childhood existed in the 90s.
Do you remember Haddaway? I do. And I still enjoy the song What is Love. For many of us 90s kids, that song is the only one I ever heard of his, and so I thought he was long forgotten. It turns out, he actually had an interesting music career, and he even made a couple of television appearances in the early 2000s. When I hear the lyrics "What is love, Oh baby don’t hurt me…," I always feel like I’m projected back into the 90s, watching A Night at the Roxbury. The head bobbing duo of Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan will always be paired with that song. Good times!
And for those true 90s kids, we really can’t forget Aerosmith’s Jaded, The Backstreet Boys’ I Want It that Way, and Incubus’ Drive. Some of these take me back to good memories like driving to the mountains in Phoenix, listening to Drive, and getting ready to hike with my dad. Others take me back to more awkward experiences like being the only boy at my neighbor girl’s birthday party and blasting a couple of the aforementioned songs.
No matter what bands you like or what kinds of music, you can get many of them for free! No, not through torrents or the first version of Napster (if you remember those days), but through Freegal Music.
Go ahead, relive your 90s childhood and download some good tunes.