Monday, June 14, 2021

Finally Liking the 1990's #MusicMovesMe.

It's Monday, and it's time to rock!

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only , please!)   First, there is XmasDolly, now settled in her new blogging home.  Her co-hosts are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. Each month we have a guest conductor. This month we welcome none other than Xmas Dolly, who will be setting the themes for the month of June.

Xmas Dolly has chosen as her theme "You Pick".

I'm picking the 1990's today, but before I do, let's go back.  Way back.

But before I do, I also want to honor today, which is Flag Day in the United States, with a song dating from 1906.  The song was written by George M. Cohan, and here, it is sung by a popular singer of the 1906 era, Billy Murray. George M. Cohan, 1878-1942, was an author, lyricist, singer, dancer, and so much more.  I learned the song in summer camp, back in the early 1960's.

And now, forward to the 1990's.

I'm picking some songs that have appealed to me lately.  When I thought about what they had in common, it's this:  they are from the 1990's.

It's a decade that I've always said "I really don't like its music." about.

But, looking at lists of songs that charted that decade, I decided I shouldn't be saying that anymore.  Between grunge, rock, and some party type rap songs, there were definitely some enjoyable songs of various musical styles.  I hope you like at least one.

 From 1991, "Mysterious Ways" by U2 is one of my favorite songs of theirs.  I love the beat and the bass.  Crank it up! 

From 1994, Alice in Chains "No Excuses".

From 1990, Ice Ice Baby, rapped by Vanilla Ice.  This Grammy-nominated song (it didn't win) has an interesting history, which you can read here. 

The song that won the Grammy that year?  Another favorite, M C Hammer and "U Can't Touch This".

 I'll close out with one more favorite, this time from 1997:  The Foo Fighters and "Everlong."

And that's a wrap!

Join me again next Monday, same time, same place, and all that.



  1. Wow what a history Ice Ice Baby has! Thanks for sharing these fun 90s tunes! :-)

  2. ...I was asleep music wize in the '90s.

  3. Oh boy - the 90s. Thanks for this look back.

  4. the 90's were my "Radio Disney" years, I don't know half of the songs you posted. Sounds good though.

  5. Alana,

    The 90s had some good music but nothing like the 80s. Much of that decade sorta flew over my head because I didn't do much radio listening so unless it was a tune that was highly popular then chance are it didn't make it on my radar. It's Hammer time! Party rap has a fun vibe. I couldn't listen to it all the time but on occasion it's great to plug into those oldies. Cool pick for your choice week. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me, my dear. Have a boogietastic week!

  6. I always thought the same thing about music in the 90s but you have some great selections!

  7. Sort of missed the '90s. I was familiar with Vanilla Ice and MC. the others? All new to me! (I think I lived in a cave...)

  8. "Can't Touch This" is a favorite of mine, too...

  9. Such great songs here. Very nice.

  10. I tend to prefer the oldies myself. There is some more modern music that I like, but I probably couldn't name the artist or sing all the lyrics like I can with the oldies.

  11. Okay, I'm late, but I'm here. So... you can't touch this cuz I made it. As far as Vanilla Ice I'm not sure it just was like a phony as a 3 dollar bill. MC Hammer, the one hit wonder, right? All in all I will say all songs were danceable, but like at a wedding is what it reminded me of. Now I could be wrong, but we're all entitled to our opinion, right? Yep, I'm back, so can't wait until next week. hahahaha

  12. The only songs I knew were Grand Ole Flag, U Can't Touch This (mostly because of the commercial around its use), and the Foo Fighters (who lived a block away from us back then).
    Thanks for the music. Even from the 1990s

  13. We're not so into the mewsic of the 90th, but you did chose the best that we liked too, Alana. More Pawkisses...o, and we liked your flower pictures too. Nature is beautiful, isn't it🐾😽💞


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