The final 90’s Rock song of the day is Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper”. If you never heard this song, you probably didn’t live through the 90’s. This is classic 90’s Rock. I had a little trouble deciding on today’s song. I was also considering Fastball’s “The Way” but ultimately went with this 90’s Rock gem. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed 90’s Rock week and had a nice trip down memory lane and if ever the less than great music of today makes you want to jump off a ledge. I wish you would step back from that ledge and listen to some 90’s Rock my friend.
How’s this to take you back to the 90’s!?! Today’s 90’s Rock song of the day is one hit wonder Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy”. I remember this song came out when I was about 12. I had just started to pick up my own musical taste and I used to see this video on VH1. I wasn’t sure I wanted the first part of the title (girls still had cooties), but I was down for some candy at least. It’s a creepy video for such a sweet title, but why not take a sweet trip down 90’s memory lane in my white van. You know want to. I got candy!!!
Let’s keep this 90’s Rock train going with today’s song of the day, “Inside Out” by Eve 6. This song is so awesome and such a great example of 90’s Rock wickedness!!! Come back tomorrow for another nostalgia trip.
Today’s 90’s Rock song of the day is No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”. I remember the first time I heard this song so vividly. I was in 7th or 8th grade and my best friend played it for me and lent me the CD and I walked home listening to this song on repeat on my Discman the whole way. No Doubt is no doubt one of the best bands of the 90’s and this is just another fun little song from them. They haven’t released an album since 2001’s “Rock Steady”, but have been talking about a comeback album for about 3 years now and are now saying it will be coming out this year, with the first single supposedly called “Undone”. Until then, enjoy this little slice of the 90’s.
So the last couple days I shared “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette and “Long Day” by Matchbox Twenty for song of the day, both great 90’s Rock songs. I also have a couple other 90’s Rock songs I’ve been wanting to share, one of which is today’s awesome song of the day, Foo Fighter’s “Learn To Fly”, so I thought, hey, why not do a whole 90’s Rock week. I’ve always said (possibly bias-ly so, being born in 85) that the 90’s had the best music of any decade (across all genres). I mean, think about it, Rock, Rap, Pop, R&B, etc., were all at peaks and so were music sales. I recently spoke with my boss (a big music aficionado) who is in his 40’s and even he agreed that the 90’s probably had the best, most consistent music across all genres, of any decade, with the 60’s being a very close second. The only problem with the 60’s is that it was basically just Rock and Soul. By the time the 90’s rolled around, music had evolved so much and branched out in to so many different sounds. That diversity paired with the quality of 90’s music is what makes it so special. I hope you agree with me and continue to enjoy the flash from the not SO distant Rock past, this whole week.
Number 6 on my top 7 artists/groups is Matchbox Twenty. They are my favorite contemporary Rock band. They are also, from what I can remember the first group/artist, I ever found and liked all on my own, without parent, family or friend influence. When I started to seek out music on my own at around age 12 or 13, I started watching VH1 a lot and their song “3AM” was one of the first songs that came on when I flipped it on, along with Natalie Merchant’s “Kind & Generous” and a couple of Third Eye Blind songs and let me not forget “Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground. Those were the musical DAYS!!! Next they came out with their song, “Real World” and I started to realize how much I liked them. They have only put out 3 official albums in the past 15 years, but what they have put out has been great and well crafted. Also, lead singer, Rob Thomas has 2 great solo CDs. I’ve actually had the privilege to actually have known Rob Thomas during my high school years. I worked at Hollywood Video and he would always come in for movies, because he lived the next town over. He recognized me from my other previous jobs, over the years, (Stop & Shop and KFC). Myself and a couple friends began to strike up conversations with him and would hang out with him in front of Hollywood Video, chatting and smoking cigarettes together. He never had any idea how big of a fan I was and I thought it was best to keep it that way. Celebrities just want to be treated like an average person and I think he genuinely appreciated that we gave him that. Also I got to know him more as a person and not just as the “star”. I did however manage to get his autograph through someone else. I asked them to ask for his autograph and have him sign it to my name and say it was for a friend who loved him and his music. Years later my father happened across the front of bass drum, that was signed by him as well. So I have his autograph twice. Matchbox Twenty is in my opinion the pinnacle of 90’s Alternative Rock. I relate very deeply with all of their songs and I believe that is one of the reasons I appreciate them so much, along with their impeccable song craftsmanship. The song I’ve chosen to share for today’s song of the day is “3AM”, their break out single and the first song I ever heard by them.