Yes. Yes, I totally went there.
I quoted Icona Pop. I'm going to be honest here and tell you that I really like "I Love It". The songs makes me act a fool and of course, the line "You're from the 70s but I'm a 90s bitch!" rocks my socks. However, the reason it rocks mine is way different than it rocks theirs. They think the decade they were born in makes them appreciative of the generation... uh, I don't think so.
I loved the 1990s. See, without fully giving up my exact age, I was born in the late 70s, was a child in the 80s but the 90s was when everything in my life happened.
I became a teenager in the 1990s.
I got drunk in the 1990s.
I went to high school and college in the 1990s.
I fell in love for the first time in the 90s.
I had my heart broken in the 1990s.
I was a free spirit in the 1990s.
I was a Riot Grrrl and tried to write my own 'Zine.
I saw Drew Barrymore's descent into drugs (I am so glad to see her redemption! I love her!).
R&B was amazing. Jodeci had me feenin' and Silk was all about Freak Me! Aaron Hall, Guy, and Bobbie Brown were at the peak of R&B. Girl groups like Xscape, Jade and En Vogue were wowing us with their lyrics and made me feel like they knew me and my situation.
Rap was freaking awesome with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 2 Pac.
Punk, Grunge, and Metal were ace. Phil Anselmo's vocals blew my mind when on Pantera's Cowboys from Hell album. Metallica had me banging my head. Green Day, Beck, and The Offspring were all over the radio and we loved them. Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain were a hot couple.
Country was rocking with Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw.
Mind you, there are many, many, many more musicians I could list but that would make this blog post endless.
I loved flannel, reddish brown lipstick and Doc Martens. I also thought Dickies and Nike Cortez were awesome. I had big hair, straight hair, light hair and dark hair.
Buffy and Angel.
Saved by the Bell.
Fresh Prince of Bell Air.
I was in love with Jordan Catalano and sooo wanted to be Angela Chase in My So-Called Life.
Gleaming the cube.
Skateboards = yum.
I had to get off the internet when somebody needed to use the phone.
Chat rooms were fun! AOL Chat anyone? How about IRC?
I loved having pen pals! Heck. I still do.
The nineties was an awesome decade because we were an eclectic group of kids who could rock, rap and belt out ballads.
Are you a nineties bitch (or dude...heehee) or what decade do you connect the most with?