Welcome to the first Song List Saturday, a day when I release a playlist highlighting one year in music. I decided to start with 1995 because, why not? Toy Story was released, eBay went live, a 19 year-old Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur Championship, and Windows95 came out. Plus, who doesn’t like 90’s music?
The Cause of Most Sibling Brawls
I, for one, was a happy jelly sandal-wearing 7 year old in ’95, occupied with beanie babies, pogs, and playing playstation with my brothers. I was also enthralled with the movie Pocahontas and fondly remember having a stuffed animal of the raccoon character.
Note to self: Don’t chase these
You could find me jamming out to “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio (or “Amish Paradise” by Weird Al anyone?), Tootsee Roll by 69 Boyz, Waterfalls by TLC, and Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G., and having no idea what any of the lyrics meant.
Ahh, Tim McGraw *Swoon*
It was during 1995 that I also experienced my first taste of country with Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain and I Like It, I Love It by Tim McGraw.
Where did you come from Cotton Eye Joe?
Also, who can forget the dance bangers “Another Night” by Real McCoy, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Nicki French, and “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex? I remember my dance instructor always using these upbeat tunes to get us warmed up for class.
Furthermore, my favorite CD Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, was album of the year. I was thrilled and you could hear me constantly singing the words incorrectly: “An old man, turned and he ached.”
Ahhh to be 7 again. So much nostalgia. I hope this playlist arouses as many happy memories for you as it did for me! Without further ado, I give you “Let’s Jive to 1995.”
Let’s Jive to 1995
Did I miss any of your favorite songs from 1995? What was your most played CD that year? Tell me in the comments!