Cover Story | Music means a lot to most of us. We can hear a song in passing and it can change our mood for that moment or for that day. At times we want to chill and listen to something relaxing and at others, we want to party, and there’s 90’s music for each of these occasions and everything in between. One of the great things about the 90’s is that it seems to have just the right song for however you feel.
If I’m in a chill mood, my favorite artist to throw on is Sade Adu. Some people only know her/them for “Smooth Operator” and “No Ordinary Love”, but they just haven’t been properly introduced. While those are great examples of her work, they don’t tell the complete tale. Sade has a unique sound that can create a mood all on its own.
One of the most underrated feelings we can feel has to be hurt. Some of the best music has been created from it. And I’m pretty sure that I’ve been building on my “heartbroken” playlist since I was a teen. My favorite 90’s song on there would probably be “Not Gon’ Cry” by Mary J (she is one of my favorite artists because of how well her sad music is). This was an amazing song from the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack, which produced some of the best sad music ever.
When it’s time to go out and enjoy myself I need the music to match my energy. One of the best party songs of any generation has to be “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. I haven’t been to a party yet that doesn’t start to let loose when it comes on. And of course I know this may be primarily a summertime track, but the summer has the best parties.
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