Being a teenager of the 90s and a devoted music listener, I remember this decade to be musically pretty “torn“. Between techno, eurodance trash, the growing hip-hop culture, punkrock like The Offspring, Madonna’s constant re-invention of herself and endless other influences, it’s impossible (and I admit, probably unnecessary) to reduce the 90s to some defining songs.
But of course, what musically defines a decade also depends on personal taste, personal memories and feelings.
So I tried to come up with some songs that, for me, “define” the 90s. Songs that stand out, because they were very popular and are still remembered, because they are connected to personal memories, and because they are objectively extraordinary and – just great.
1. Duran Duran
– Ordinary World
This is a song that I tend to forget is one of my all-time-favourites. About every two years, I hear it on the radio accidentally and get completely swept away by it again. …