Was reading through Rachel’s blog and i was totally inspired to do up a nineties list too! 21 songs for my 21 years.
I remember the 90’s oh-so-clearly. I remember starting Standard 1 in 1994. Making new friends. Wearing hairbands and grandma glasses. I remember catching ladybugs. Playing ring-o-roses in the middle of a small “taman” during recess. I remember singing Disney songs with fellow playmates. Boys and girls alike. Heck, i used to duet Aladdin’s “A Whole New World”. The 90s was also a life-changing time of learning timetables and 100-word “karangans” aka compositions.
I remember being obsessed with Tamagochi’s and Tetris on Gameboy. I remember collecting Barbie Dolls. I remember watching Jem & The Holograms. I remember collecting Sailormoon comic books and magic cards. I remember playing batu serembans and congkak. I remember being round and short. (no change there)
I remember shifting school from Sri Subang to Bandar Sunway. I remember sitting for the PTS exam in 1996 which was oh-so-pointless. I did not feel any smarter than other kids even if i was part of the school who had the most number of PTS jumpers. I remember not getting an A for English in UPSR in 1998 despite being best student for English overall. The thought seems ridiculous to me, even now. I remember thinking that it was the end of the world not getting an A for English. What trauma it must’ve been for my 11-year-old mind.
I remember having a tight group of friends, some of which i still keep till now.
Ah, the good ol’ days.
And the soundtrack to it all (in no particular order) :
- Ironic-Alanis Morrissette
- Don’t Speak-No Doubt
- I Don’t Wanna Wait-Paula Cole
- Zombie-The Cranberries
- Killin’ Me Softly-The Fugees Feat. Lauryn Hill
- Just Another Day-Jon Secada
- Tonight, Tonight-Smashing Pumpkins
- Iris-Goo Goo Dolls
- Searchin’ My Soul-Vonda Shepard
- Stay-Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
- Say It Once-Ultra
- A Whole New World-Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
- Part Of Your World-Jodi Benson
- Fast Car-Tracy Chapman
- Kiss The Rain-Billie Myers
- I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)-Meatloaf
- One Week-Barenaked Ladies
- Don’t Turn Around-Ace Of Base
- All I Wanna Do-Sheryl Crow
Phwoar. Some of the bands i used to listen to don’t even exist now. Miens.
I realised one thing tho. I sure did have an affinity towards soundtracks for sitcoms and movies! Still do, actually. Heh.
Imagine this :
A be-spectacled, short and chubby girl sitting in her small wooden desk and wonky chair, doing math while singing the chorus of Zombie softly to herself. I think i was never my age then.