I am a part of the MTV generation. That was how I got my new music. I’m from a small town and the local rock station was very selective on what they would play, so I got my music from MTV and the local music store in the mall. While I was writing my post on my “Turn It Up” songs, it got me thinking about songs that I don’t hear anymore. So here are five songs from my MTV years. I may add more as my brain wanders.
Stay by Shakespears Sister (1992)
I was infatuated with this video for some reason. I saw it as a struggle between good and evil and it wasn’t until I was older that I understood what it was really about. I went out to “Sunshine Tapes and CD’s” and purchased the cassette single. Now that I think about it, I might still have it.
Ready To Go by Republica (1996)
I really wanted my hair to be done like hers. Watching this video now causes my vertigo to activate. It sucks getting old. It is still a great upbeat song. It is one that I still dance to whenever I hear it on Lithium on my Sirius Radio.
Life Is A Highway by Tom Cochrane (1991)
No one plays the harmonica anymore.
I know most of you know this song from the Disney movie Cars because Rascal Flatts did a cover of it. This one is the original. In my teen years, I had the biggest crush on Tom, but looking at him now he looks like Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber. It is still a great song with an upbeat tempo. A great song to kick off the 90’s with.
Sell Out by Reel Big Fish (1996)
I remember watching this video on MTV with my little brother. I had never heard of Ska before. About a year later, a friend put a CD in his stereo while we were cruising Main Street and this song came on. I was like: “I love this song! Where did you find it?” He introduced me to Reel Big Fish. They have owned a piece of my heart ever since.
To Be With You by Mr. Big (1994)
Big hair is so much nicer down than up in man-buns. I use to want to get my first kiss to this song, didn’t happen though. My first kiss was at the roller rink and I don’t remember what song was playing. I just remember the kiss.
I’m a sucker for acoustic ballads. I hear this once in awhile while I’m grocery shopping. Someone should do a cover of it.
Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe (1992)
I learned how to head bang to this song. I love grunge. ❤