Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Bryan Adams is completely cool in my book.  My grammar school dances needed him to be there (figuratively), crooning with his gravelly voice and bad skin.  He was everyone in fifth grade’s hero.  And his 80s might spilled over juuuust a little bit into 1992 when he got the plum assignment of providing a song…

Wilson Phillips – Release Me

I’m sick so you should probably check in to see if I die or not.  I didn’t ever give anyone my login so if anyone starts posting as me make sure they aren’t calling themselves Arcadia or Acadia E1nstein.  The staff is tricky and think if they can pretend I am alive they will eventually…

Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon

No sense trying to deny the greatness of Pulp Fiction.  And I fondly remember playing the CD of the soundtrack in my old apartment in Portland.  My roommate and I used to eat out of the pots and pans we had most of the time because all we could cook was soup and by cook…

Third Eye Blind – Jumper

On February 5, 2015, Friday Nineties will be five years old.  FIVE YEARS!  And there will be some changes on its birthday.  But in the meantime I was talking to someone about the column a little while ago and she just threw this song out there without blinking a (third) eye.  It occurred to me…

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

Back when I started doing this column I decided that I would not repeat artists.  So after I did Heartbreaker I was done with Mariah.  At least I was until I realized that the column was not going to die anytime soon.  And since it will be five years of 90s awesomeness come February, I…

Alanis Morissette – Uninvited

I’ve always had a soft spot for Alanis Morissette and this is one of my top three favorite songs of hers.  If you really read the lyrics they seem a little bit pretentious but then again so is the arrangement of the song.  Of course it doesn’t seem pretentious at all if you think it…

Public Enemy – 911 is a Joke

Photo Credit – NY Daily News This column is about the music of the ’90s and sometimes songs match up with things that are going on.  Or maybe things that are going on make me think of particular songs.  Well, to be honest, the song I thought about this week was F*** Tha Police.  But…