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Thursday, October 10, 2013

TBT- Jams on the radio from Oct 1996

I've said before that I might OD on nostalgia.
That's right... just call me Iona.

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This week back in October 1996, I had just graduated from high school and was trying to find myself as a college freshman. I remember a lot of the songs on the radio and songs being pumped through the sound systems in dance clubs.

Since I love trips down music memory lane, I am devoting this blog post to the music that was burning up the charts 17 years ago.

All of the songs below were in the top 30 on the billboard charts this week back in 1996.

Alanis Morissette- Head over Feet
As much I was okay with this song, I cannot remember the last time I heard it or wanted to hear it. But I will still, gladly, rock out to You Oughta Know.

Merril Bainbridge- Mouth
So funny that a lot of adults thought this song was such a questionable song, sexually. Wonder what those same parents would say about it now compared to what's on the radio? Or on the VMA's?

Donna Lewis- I Love You Always Forever
I remember when this came out and sooo many girls just loved it. But hearing it coming out of that many radios in cars and dorm rooms, I got to the point where I couldn't stand it anymore. Fingernails on a chalkboard after a while.

Blackstreet- No Diggity
Oh how I loved/still love this song. I remember driving around with my college roommate listening to this and the song below. It was such a great jam.

Quad City DJ's- C'mon Ride the Train
'Ride that choo-choo...Wooo wooo!'
Seriously, this song takes me back to college like no other song. Whenever I hear it now (yes it's on my iPhone) I find myself strolling dancing down memory lane.
'Move yo' arm up and down, and make that choo-choo sound'

No Doubt- Spiderwebs
When I first saw No Doubt on MTV, I wanted to be like Gwen Stefani. She was such a cool rocker chick and had soo much energy. Not to mention, I loved her voice. I remember people using the chorus to Spiderwebs as their outgoing answering machine message. (Yes, answering machines. Few people knew about voicemail or even had a cell phone back then.)

Sublime- What I Got
I loved this song. I love Santeria. I loved Wrong Way. And when I found out that the lead singer of Sublime, Bradley Nowell died two months before the release of 'What I Got', I was sad. I didn't know him, of course, but this band just had potential. What would have happened if he'd lived?

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go ride a train.

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