50 Memorable Songs Of The Late 1990s That Apparently Only You Remember, Even Though They Were Totally On The Radio And Stuff

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1. Talk Show, "Hello Hello" - The Stone Temple Pilots, without Weiland! How can it possibly fail?

2. Scott Weiland, "Barbarella" - And meanwhile, the man himself decides on some sort of technofied Bowie pastiche. Well, why not?

3. Toybox, "Tarzan & Jane" - Why aren't there more Aqua ripoff bands? "Hey monkey / Get funky!"

4. Spacehog, "Mungo City - Granted, it was weird enough that high-contrast cocaine freakshow "In The Meantime" was a hit in the first place, but since it happened, why couldn't the even more preposterous "Mungo City" have a shot?

5. Tonic, "Mean To Me" - Just edging out their Zeppelin wannabe show, "Eyes of Sand." This isn't really great, but it seems to tick off the boxes that should have yielded a bigger hit - sort of a Matchbox 20 verse and then a giant guitar chorus with a FABULOUS riff. Maybe the guy's voice really can't pull off the quiet/soft switches that well. Or maybe it was the decision to have the video be storied around the singer having a kind of pathetic fight with the cameraman.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 8 September 2007 03:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Youtube links: Toy-box, Weiland, Talk Show, Spacehog.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 8 September 2007 03:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

6. Billy Lawrence, "Come On" - Moderately catchy, moderately upbeat r&b. Has MC Lyte on it. Samples "Plug Tunin'."

7. Dionne Farris, "Hopeless" - Her of "A game of horseshooooooes!" fame. Laid-back, Al Green-ish nu-soul. Heavy on the Fender Rhodes. Great chorus.

The Reverend, Saturday, 8 September 2007 06:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Actually, "Hopeless" is rather tremendous. "Come On" is alright, but dispensable.

The Reverend, Saturday, 8 September 2007 06:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

8. Blackstreet (feat Slash, Fishbone, & ODB), "Fix (Remix)" - Snippet of the video here. I've written about this before - as I said then, "ODB's guest rap is pretty solid, although as usual he's mostly just grumbling about nothing at all. Slash is pretty much tearing it up all through the song, which works way, way better than you would expect given that Blackstreet is normally a smooth-talking R&B combo. Unfortunately, for much of the big solo, the guitar is sort of buried underneath everything else, and for the rest of the big solo, there's nothing but the guitar. This change happens just as Slash runs out of ideas, so the song stumbles, rolls, and collapses to a halt. But as weird, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink collaborations go, this works pretty well."

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 9 September 2007 16:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

9. LL Cool J, "Deepest Bluest" - Soundtrack contribution, LL Cool J rapping about how scary he would be if he was actually a mutant shark-man. "My hat is like a shark's fin!" Also written about at the page I linked above, and I'm having no luck at all tracking down the video, although I assure you it was a staple on The Box.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 9 September 2007 16:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Love Jones! I remember co-workers talking enthusiastically about the Love Jones soundtrack in the early 90s.)

Rockist Scientist, Sunday, 9 September 2007 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to last.fm Warren G's "Smokin' Me Out" does not get enough love. Can I nominate that?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 9 September 2007 17:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Fixx" was so ridiculously crazy. What an awesome career suicide single that was.

10. Sparkle f/ R. Kelly - "Be Careful"
11. R. Kelly (f/ Sparkle?) - "When a Woman's Fed Up"

The Good Dr. Bill, Sunday, 9 September 2007 19:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYBmS8Hm5g>;Jimmy Ray - Are you Jimmy Ray</A>

And I wanted to find the video for "Shaniqua don't live here no mo'" or whatever but could not.

filthy dylan, Sunday, 9 September 2007 19:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

13. Big Wreck - "The Oaf"
14. Space Monkeys - "Sugar Cane"

both surprisingly awesome songs

The Good Dr. Bill, Sunday, 9 September 2007 19:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dionne Farris opened for Bryan Ferry in 1995. She performed a 13-minute version of "I Know."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 9 September 2007 19:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

"I'm Not Where It's At"--Del Amitri. Love that song. Still plays occasionally in the overhead speaker at my Publix supermarket for some reason. And "I Know" is a great song.

ellaguru, Sunday, 9 September 2007 20:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Big Wreck - "The Oaf" - YES!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 September 2007 03:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

KP & Envyi - Shorty Swing My Way

http://youtube.com/watch?v=24IgJanjcAo

I don't know if this is completely forgotten but it definitely isn't on the radio anymore.

Display Name, Monday, 10 September 2007 03:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

So many memories!

18. B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man - "Hit Em High (Monstar's Anthem) from the Space Jam soundtrack!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJj4cg9ZLdo

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 10 September 2007 04:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lightning strikes, the court lights get dim
Supreme competition is ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 September 2007 05:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I didn't read that thread. Thanks for pointing that out.

Display Name, Monday, 10 September 2007 05:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

along the "Hit 'Em High" lines:

19. Coolio - "It's All the Way Live (Now)"

especially perplexing is what the "now" is doing in the title, 'coz I don't remember it being in the chorus or anything.

The Good Dr. Bill, Monday, 10 September 2007 17:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

20. Coolio - "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" You know you came of age in the late 90s if you know every word of this, but are still playing catchup on "Fantastic Voyage"

21. Salt-n-Pepa - "Champagne" Have only very faint memories of this and Youtube is not helping. "I'm the big kahuna!"

Doctor Casino, Monday, 10 September 2007 23:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

the trackmasters remix of hit em high is over premo's just to get a rep beat

and what, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh shit I remember that Blackstreet/Slash video, awesome.

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I specifically clicked on this thread to add "The Oaf", great fucking song. Good call Good Doc.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

22. BEST BASSLINE EVAR + hihat shuffle + song about fucking in various locations + not a hell of a lot else = 112, "Anywhere"

The Reverend, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 04:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

23. BLAQUE- "808"
I wonder what happened to them. I always thought they'd be like, the new Destiny's child. They had some awesome music videos as well.

Christyles, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 08:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

rev, after the beginning of that video, i couldn't get the idea of the whole video happening inside that woman's tit out of my head.

Jordan Sargent, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 08:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

You know what's better than "808"? The "808" REMIX with the "Going Back to Cali" beat! (Not on youtube, unfortunately)

The Reverend, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Whoah, the beat on that 112 track is super hot.

Jordan, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Whisper Song", meet your daddy.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Magnapop-Open The Door

C. Grisso/McCain, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

21. Salt-n-Pepa - "Champagne" Have only very faint memories of this and Youtube is not helping. "I'm the big kahuna!"

yesssss from the Bulletproof soundtrack. "I got the whole shebang / I got the champagne / and the HA HA!!" "R U Ready" was also the hotness.

25. Playa - "Cheers 2 U" (so underrated)
26. Boyz II Men - "I Can't Let Her Go"
27. 98 Degrees - "Invisible Man"
28. Tracy Lee - "The Theme (It's Party Time)"
29. Westside Connection - "Bow Down"

The Good Dr. Bill, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 16:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

30? That Gandharvas track about spring that I still hear every now and then.

I eat cannibals, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 19:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

31. Az Yet's cover of "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"

Joseph McCombs, Thursday, 13 September 2007 17:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

nice one, wasn't till years later I knew it was a Chicago cover. "Last Night" too

32. The Offspring - "All I Want" (the last alt-rock semi-hit to clock less than 2:00?)
33. Blink-182 - "Josie"

The Good Dr. Bill, Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

28. Tracy Lee - "The Theme (It's Party Time)"
29. Westside Connection - "Bow Down"

these are still in regular rotation round my place

and what, Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am so pissed off to be reminded of "Mungo City"

da croupier, Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

I downloaded Boyz II Men's "4 Seasons Of Loneliness" the other day, even weirder than I remembered.

da croupier, Thursday, 13 September 2007 20:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dr. Bill - good call on "All I Want." I always liked that one pretty well, much more than their later spree as a band alternating novelty singles with po-faced gnashing about death and bad neighborhoods. Actually, it makes a nice pair with "Josie" that way, since Blink-182 also started dipping overmuch into "mature" songs.....

Doctor Casino, Friday, 14 September 2007 14:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

"All I Want," however, was unfortunately chosen as theme music in the arcade game "Crazy Taxi" - I had a friend who nearly went insane trying to play some other game at the arcade and having his train of thought constantly drowned out by "YA YA YA YA YA!" I had a related problem trying to play the Elvis pinball machine, which was sort of music-themed and equally overpowered by the Offspring.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 14 September 2007 15:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Good to know I'm not the only person in the world to remember the existence of Az Yet.

34. Mista, "Blackberry Molasses" (f/ a v. young Bobby Valentino)

35. DJ Taz "That's Right" (Not on u-toob, unfort.)

The Reverend, Sunday, 16 September 2007 10:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Soul Decision -- Faded

Eric H., Sunday, 16 September 2007 14:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dr. Bill's dead-on with "All I Want."

Local H's "All the Kids are Right"
Cowboy Mouth's wild "Jenny Says"
White Town's "Your Woman"
anything by that dog...I'll say "Never Say Never"
Imperial Teen's "You're One"
Jamie Blake's "Runaway"

kiss out the jams, Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

and Bic Runga's "Sway"

kiss out the jams, Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

43. Better Than Ezra - "At the Stars"
44. Brian McKnight - "The Only One for Me"
45. Fastball - "Fire Escape" (great video too, not on YouTube for some reason)
46. Tatyana Ali - "Daydreamin'"

The Good Dr. Bill, Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

47. Splender - I Think God Can Explain

Tape Store, Sunday, 16 September 2007 21:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

48. Lauryn Hill, "The Sweetest Thing"

The Reverend, Monday, 17 September 2007 05:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

49. Monifah "Touch It"

The Reverend, Monday, 17 September 2007 14:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wow - I totally forgot "All The Kids Are Right." I didn't like it at all at the time, but I don't think I "got" it either. It's actually pretty funny!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 21 September 2007 23:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

"All the kids, they hold a grudge
Their minds are logged onto the Net
And all the kids, they hold a grudge
You failed them and they won't forget it
All your cred won't save you from the kids" - great stuff!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 21 September 2007 23:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

did....Limp Bizkit do 9/11?

― Neanderthal, Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:46 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Sorry for formatting I'm on my mobile. I was doing my normal YouTube research for the truth and i stumbled upon this song by Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (air raid vehicle) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYnFIRc0k6E).

All of a sudden, it hit me. This is blatant conspiracy at work.

Right at the beginning you see a car and its license plate (http://i.imgur.com/dLrHU.png). I did some simple math and realized that 9 and then 9+5-6-6-9-5 = negative 12. Put together, that is 9-12. This is all on a Bentley which is symbolism that after 9-11 on 9-12 the rich will be the ones who have all of the power (symbolized from the car and the fact that it has a lot of horsepower). Ben Stiller is the driver of the car which shows that both the JEWs and HOLLYWOOD are intertwined and involved heavily in the events of 9/11.

Seconds later you can see the Bentley superimposed over the twin towers (http://i.imgur.com/tLUXo.png) obvious foreshadowing of Jewish power and their taking the lead in 9/11.

Then it cuts to them performing ON the WTC building roof and on the helicopter landing pad (http://i.imgur.com/5dGvK.png). OBVIOUSLY mocking everyone because on 9/11 there would be no LANDINGS.

The lyrics “keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin“ are obviously a foretelling of America’s foreign policy after 9/11 – keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ into foreign countries and taking them over. Predictive programming I would say.

As you can see (http://i.imgur.com/rDDjt.png) everyone is wearing the same outfit. Obviously, painfully shoving it in our face that FEMA would be setting up camps in the near future and we will all be stuck in them WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT. MORE PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING.

Also this video proves without a doubt that if Limp Bizkit was able to perform a concert full with lighting equipment and backup dancers on the WTC buildings without getting stopped then it would be painfully easy to lace the building with bombs to demolish it on 9/11.

Then there are the lyrics “You cant mess with Limp Bizkit” By proxy, you cant mess with the government and they are rubbing it right in your face.

Many would point to the dress and makeup of the guitarist as symbolism or some shit but they are stupid. He is obviously a false flag to distract you from the real shit Limp Bizkit is pulling.

There is so much more imbedded in this video (didn't touch on the obvious Illuminati references) but I can't spoon feed you guys everything. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!

tony orlandoni, cheese engineer (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 31 March 2017 12:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Scrolling down I was sure ^^ this was a Karl Malone post, but halfway I was like 'no wait, it's bizarro'. Kudos. The Bentley is a dead giveaway tbh.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 31 March 2017 14:22 (one year ago) Permalink

all credit must go to a redditor whose account is now deleted, presumably because they were getting dangerously close to the truth

tony orlandoni, cheese engineer (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 31 March 2017 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

does anyone else remember "Got You (Where I Want You)" by The Flys?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM_OWaItNJM

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that song is dope

ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:34 (one year ago) Permalink

love that one. chorus is probably the best fake Cornell to ever hit the radio.

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

video is fake "velouria" also, and iirc disturbing behavior was fake stepford wives, oh well

✓ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 13 May 2017 17:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Classic 'One & Done' band. The song had its run, which concluded with both it and the band disappearing.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought about this song the other the day for the first time in forever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIriSoch9rE

The video and song are both 'so 1996' that of course they came out in early '97.

From the comments:

Carlos Roots 2 years ago
Man, I used to wait up until all hours to watch this music video back in the 90's. Now, the only time I am up at all hours is if I have to go pee. Oh, and the lead singer looks strangely like my next door neighbor.
Reply 2
Mike M
Mike M 8 months ago
the lead singer probably is your neighbor

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

^^Orbit: "Medicine", for those w/images/vids off and still keeping score.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

watching that Flys video, I'm reminded of a little bit of useless trivia: There were two versions of the song serviced to radio--one was the version heard in the video, with the other singer doing his rapping/toasting thing, and the other identical but with his track removed/muted.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Huh - a rare case of that being done to a white act - and one loud and grating enough that a top 40 crossover surely couldn't be in the cards. (Obviously things like the massive Semi-Charmed Life edit are sort of related, but specifically cutting out the 'rapper' is normally reserved for Supercat, Snoop Dogg, et al.)

That Orbit song isn't ringing any bells besides the really loud and clear debt to the Pixies' arrangements. The rest is a kind of mishmash of 1996, indeed - bit of Better than Ezra, bit of Gavin Rossdale, maybe even a bit of Trent Reznor. Not bad though!

✓ (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 14 May 2017 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Gilby Clarke (Izzy's replacement in GnR) brings the buttrock in '94. Both of these were MASSIVE on Houston radio at the time. For some reason I still vividly remember riding around all day on a Saturday in the summer and hearing one or the other every hour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qg1APJTk14

"Tijuana Jail"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcboNoPcJyc

"Cure Me or Kill Me"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:41 (one year ago) Permalink

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OQsQZvsR_QI

Is it true that Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LA wasn't a hit i. The US? I know it was big in Canada and in Mexico.

I found out it wasn't that popular in the US after a couple of friends and me were drunk singing the chorus in LA (felt apropos and we very surely sounded like idiots) and some people were asking us what song it was. I went to the wiki article the next day and apparently it didn't chart at all in the US but did good on UK and Canada and still gets some airplay now and then.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:55 (one year ago) Permalink

It was an alternative sort of "hit" the video for which got played a lot in NZ too, dunno if it sold at all. I get it in my head a lot still.

albvivertine, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Same. Was a huge hit w/ MTV Europe, they played the shit out of that video (regardless of how it charted I suppose).

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:03 (one year ago) Permalink

It got short-term alt-rock radio play in the US. It didn't really "take," but people like me (aka teenagers obsessively listening to such stations in the late 90s) know it and can sing along if you bring it up.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

(Also, thinking about that, if someone else wants to start an Early 90s version of this thread for things like those Gilby Clarke tracks, they should go for it! I didn't start digging into radio and MTV until right around '95 so it wouldn't really be my turf.)

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 17:56 (one year ago) Permalink

damn, sugar should've sued orbit

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Is it true that Bran Van 3000 - Drinking in LA wasn't a hit i. The US?

I worked at Sam Goody when it came out and we received one copy that never sold during the year-and-a-half that I worked there. I only just listened to it now for the first time.

how's life, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

It got enough play on MTV for me to buy the album; I don't remember ever hearing it on the radio.

PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't have MTV at the time and also never heard it on the radio.

how's life, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

It got enough play on MTV for me to buy the album; I don't remember ever hearing it on the radio.

― PJD PDJ DPJ (DJP), Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:06 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Same, and I even hung around for their second album, which I still think is really actually pretty good.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUNWhKq80_s

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA-DmFtryFY

billstevejim, Sunday, 7 January 2018 16:25 (six months ago) Permalink

wow, never heard that before in my life. #1 on Mainstream Rock, as was "Without You"! Actually based on chart placement they have a lot of contenders for this thread, from that greatest hits album and the one Gary Cherone record. "Humans Being" and "Fire In The Hole" were also top-ten Mainstream Rock and "Can't Get This Stuff No More" and "One I Want" made #12 and #27 respectively. What stations were playing this stuff though?

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:01 (six months ago) Permalink

There was an Active Rock station in my area that played it a lot. (Not sure if that format exists anymore.) Another popular station in my area was splitting 2/3's classic rock with 1/3 dad-friendly '90s rock bands like Alice In Chains, Tom Petty etc.

I definitely heard this song a lot on the radio within the months after VH appeared at the VMAs with Roth but the song was not an MTV hit.

billstevejim, Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:55 (six months ago) Permalink

tasmin archer sleeping satellite

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:04 (six months ago) Permalink

'96 was one of the last years geezers made a big impact on Album/Mainstream (Soon to be rebranded "Active") Rock Radio. Plus, Roth getting back together w/VH was a Big Deal--I remember the evening DJ in Houston taking listener calls on air all night when the news broke.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Speaking of reunions, this might of been one of--if not the last old dude (or old dude not named "Ozzy") radio jam before the Nu Metal takeover of late '98.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnxz6yXRJL0

Page/Plant: "Most High"

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:36 (six months ago) Permalink

^^ENGINEERED BY STEVE ALBINI

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Just updated the Spotify playlist with stuff mentioned in the last couple years, plus a nice handful of tracks that have finally showed up on there. For my own reference, these are still missing:

LL Cool J, "Deepest Bluest"
Little T and One Track Mike, "Shaniqua" (2001)
B-Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man - "Hit Em High (Monstar's Anthem)
Salt-n-Pepa - "Champagne"
Imperial Teen's "You're One"
Jamie Blake's "Runaway"
Forest For The Trees, "Dream"
Sun-60, "C'mon Kiss Me"
Amateur Lovers, "Consolation Prize"
Sylk-E. Fyne, "Romeo & Juliet"
Sylk-E. Fyne, "Keep It Real"
Chopper One, "Punk Named Josh"
Carnival Art, [?]
Yvette Michele, "I'm Not Feelin You"
INXS, "Elegantly Wasted"
Patti Rothberg, "Inside"
Asante "Look What You've Done (Refugee Camp Remix)"
Dayna Manning, "My Addiction"
Fluorescein, "Cathy's On Crank"
Memory Dean, "So Complicated"
Billy Crawford, "Urgently In Love"
Janet Jackson, "Runaway"
Drivin n Cryin, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:41 (six months ago) Permalink

That link again.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:44 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpHWiiaC4Ow

Everclear - The Swing, a So Much For The Afterglow afterthought that saw the light of day on the Scream 2 soundtrack. My station played it approximately twice, for some reason (it was not a single).

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:40 (six months ago) Permalink

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yqls1UvU6oI

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 13 January 2018 07:37 (six months ago) Permalink

96 was one of the last years geezers made a big impact on Album/Mainstream (Soon to be rebranded "Active") Rock Radio.

I mean, Dave Grohl, whose band has the current #4 song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, is the same age that Robert Plant was in 1996.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:47 (six months ago) Permalink

cf. Marilyn Manson, who has the #5 song

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Local H: Bound to the Floor

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:16 (six months ago) Permalink

Love Spit Love - How Soon Is Now

Does anyone remember this? Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs fronted this band and had a radio hit with the Smiths cover.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:18 (six months ago) Permalink

Opening theme to Charmed! How could anyone forget? :)

dorsalstop, Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:35 (six months ago) Permalink

I mean, Dave Grohl, whose band has the current #4 song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, is the same age that Robert Plant was in 1996.

Then swap out "Geezers" with "Classic Rock Artists Whose Careers Began In The '60s To Mid-'70s". Besides Group, there's also RHCP, who are now mostly in same ballpark, age-wise, as the Stones circa Bridges To Babylon, which kicked up a little noise on AOR in '97-8.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 January 2018 15:58 (six months ago) Permalink

"Grohl", Stupid Phone.

Also: That LSL cover of "HSN?" was quite witchy, as it was recorded for and first appeared on the covers-heavy soundtrack to The Craft.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Of course, there are exceptions to my Classic Rock Rule.

Aerosmith spun a few AOR radio hits off 1997's Nine Lives before "Pink" actually crossed over to Top 40 late in the year. I actually heard the radio premiere of this, the first single, early that year. It was supposedly a 'Satellite Transmission' prefaced by a mayday recording of Steven Tyler crashing a spaceship on the "Planet Fallopia" (or some other equally dopey entendre).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BaVSjFWZbY

Aerosmith: "Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)"

Sammy Hagar relaunched himself as a liquor impresario and Kid Rock's Dad or Grampa in '98

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRKUPj1UfR0

Sammy Hagar: "Mas Tequila"

And then there's the Stones...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf0ZM6HWj4s

The Rolling Stones: "Flip The Switch"

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:28 (six months ago) Permalink

In the mid to late 90s, between the ages of 11 and 14, I made a series of VHS tapes featuring all the songs I liked on Musique plus and Much Music. I'm pretty sure there are a couple of tracks from Local H's As Good as Dead on them… Some memories are best repressed forever.

pomenitul, Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:43 (six months ago) Permalink

some dude gave us "Mas Tequila" upthread, and I can't believe that "Bound For The Floor" is really forgotten.... but y'all have reminded me to add "Eddie Vedder" to the playlist along with "Flip the Switch" which I'm not sure I've ever heard before. I had a friend who repped for Bridges to Babylon for about... a week I think.

I got Nine Lives as a castoff from the same guy and I remembered "Falling In Love" being a little more exciting than it now seems. Something really doughy and sluggish about it despite the horns and other signifiers of energy and fun.

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:34 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU

Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Friday, 26 January 2018 05:44 (five months ago) Permalink

(can't imagine anyone who's ever heard this mess has forgotten it, but it had a pretty brief moment in radio rotation and it's another one where the entire genre is sort of out in the cold right now)

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Friday, 26 January 2018 05:45 (five months ago) Permalink

^ an ice hockey dressing room smash

spacemindy, Friday, 26 January 2018 05:54 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kXiLeBXzG4

Jamiroquai - Alright. Third single off the album led by "Virtual Insanity." I remember it, like "Cosmic Girl," getting at least token airplay (maybe even with more of a 'rock' remix? can't find any proof of that existing)... and then it was gone. I suspect they're thought of as one-hit wonders in the US even though "Canned Heat" topped the dance charts and the video was around for a minute.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Surprised to realize Metallica hasn't come up here yet. Between Load (1996), Reload (1997), Garage Inc. (1997) and S&M (1999), they were constantly pushing new product (twelve singles!) in the late 90s, a period capped off in 2000 with substantial hit "I Disappear" off the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack. I won't list them all, and a few of them like "Fuel," "Until It Sleeps" and their cover of "Turn The Page" are surely not forgotten... but when was the last time you heard Mainstream Rock chart-topper "No-Leaf Clover" or the covers of "Die, Die My Darling" and "Whiskey in the Jar"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd9ohpDDCRU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boanuwUMNNQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTqxn6KCNs

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:59 (five months ago) Permalink


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