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Sunday, August 30, 2009

To discuss August's MILF Friday on Monday. You got a problem with that?

Usually, I say "It wouldn't be the last Friday of the month without Music I Loved Fridays." If you noticed, this is Monday. But I had the big We Are Cosmo week wrapping up last Friday, so I delayed it. I have that power. Oh, and speaking of that...

I've got the power! (do, do, do, da da dododo) Let's go wayyyy back into the early 90s, and give you extra bonus music. Get ready to have your minds blown by the bumpin' beats, shoulder pads and electronically-manufactured rhythms of some of the flyest dance music this side of Technotronic and Haddaway.


La Bouche: Be My Lover ('95) I was singing Be My Lover before I knew that lover meant have sexual congress with a girl. Maybe I shouldn't have been singing this song around my mom.


Snap: I've Got the Power ('90) I won't try to deny a song that's appeared not only in Coyote Ugly, not only in Under Siege, but in Super Mario Bros. I mean, the rapper in here is the lyrical Jesse James. He says it, flat out. You think he'd lie about that? Best believe him, because he will attack, and you don't want that.


C&C Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) ('90) How has this song not become a national ad for Degree or Sure? C&C is challenging you, nay, daring you, to sweat. I'd like to see Old Spice overpower the vocal tirades of either C. Of course, the last time you let the "music take control" and "let the rhythm move you," we all know what happened. Speaking of which, isn't he falling behind on child support?



Crystal Waters 100% Pure Love ('94) You will not have this song out of your head for days, but don't feel bad, I haven't had this song out of my head in 15 years. But this is classic early 90s, and, if that doesn't make you appreciate it, take a gander at the 3:17 mark. For you kids out there, that was an Apple before Apple had 'iPods' or 'iPhones' or or before we put 'i' in front of words to make up for lack of personalization.



Real McCoy Another Night ('95) In hindsight... the white dude in this group sounds like a stalker. "I talk, talk, I talk to you, in the night, in your dreams, of love so true." Unused optional chorus: "I watch, watch, I watch for you, in the night, by your bed, when in the nude."




Stereo MCs Connected ('92) I have no idea what this song is about, but I do know I'm gonna go blind if I ain't get myself connected and see the writing on the wall. Except, I was 9 and didn't understand metaphors, so I assumed he met connect with my Lego set.



Robin S Show Me Love ('93) Even though I was the tender age of 10, I felt connected-- Stereo MCs-level connected-- when Robin sang "Heartbreaks and promises, I've had more than my share/I'm tired of giving my love and getting nowhere, nowhere." Had I been in love? Um, no. I couldn't even get reciprocal Valentines (Eh, fifth-grade crush Krista?) But I did love something... the electronic xylaphone-y beat. 'Because my love is guaranteeeeeeed..."

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Did THIS JUST HAPPEN!?! You bet your Walkman it did. Minds=blown. Children of the 90s just passed out from excitement.

10 comments:

Clairebear said...

Love all of these songs.
Speaking of singing songs you didnt understand the meaning of a la be my lover, I used to love deni hynes' touch me in the dark. I had no idea what she was singing about at the time, though.
Whatever happened to her?

Kellie said...

I LOVED C & C Music Factory. They were the 1st tape I ever bought! And 100% Pure Love was a song we danced to in our recital one year. These songs definitely bring back memories! Love it!

Maxie said...

I had a choreographed dance to 100 percent pure love. It was amazing.

Children of the 90s said...

This post is a true masterpiece. Really, just awesome picks. So ridiculous. I'm impressed you managed to discuss 90s pump-up music without once mentioning Jock Jams.

On an aside, my sister once had a dance recital dance to that C&C Music Factory song. They wore neon pink and orange sequined unitards. It totally happened.

Racquel Valencia said...

C&C Music Factory did, indeed, make me sweat. And when you said Robin S, I totally thought Robyn, that Swedish chick who also had a song called "Show Me Love". Curious and curiouser...

kisatrtle said...

that brought back some memories for me.

Amy xxoo said...

That extra line to " Another Night " almost made me choke on my breakfast Andy. Too hilarious....

Also, i'm going to have to listen to some late 90's nu-metal or early 90's grunge on my way to work to get " 100% Pure Love " outta my head...

amindinmotown said...

I love you for including Robin in this. "Show Me Love" was one of my favorite songs back then. For real. I still like it. I'm actually singing it in my head right now.

"If you just give me yours, every day and every night."

*~Dani~* said...

I just heard 100% Pure Love today!! Of course, I was listening to the 90s station in Sirius which seems to play it every day, but still...it is fate! Kismet! Karma! Coincidence!

Also, I was an adult in the 90s. Sad, but true.

Libby said...

you crack me up. i think my dog didn't appreciate the music as much as i did, but whatevs ;-)

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