In light of the recent musical “popularity” of the under aged performers and singers with dollar signs in their names, I reminisce about simpler time—recalling that Angelica Pickles was truly a spawn of Satan, Scholastic book orders were something to look forward to, Buffy would have easily slayed Edward Cullen, riding the Magic School Bus would be a dream come true, and basking in the evening glow of Saved by the Bell was glorious, trumping the teen sitcoms that Fox or the Disney Channel produced. I now draw your attention to another part of the era, to which I believe we can all relate, the music of the 90s.
From Shania Twain to Aerosmith, from the Goo Goo Dolls to the Spice Girls, from Oasis to Faith Hill, not to mention the famous or infamous boy bands (depending on which side the debate you firmly stood), I believe that 90s music has a special place in everyone’s hearts. Here is a music video of Shania Twain at the age of 30 in what may have been considered at the time to be a more risqué video.
Today there seems to be very little holding music artists back. Let’s sum up the last 3 years for pop music, shall we? Justin Beiber was introduced to the music world at the age of 13 singing about his love life in 2008. Kanye West took the microphone from Taylor Swift during and acceptance speech announcing that Beyonce was a more deserving artist at the Video Music Awards in 2009. Finally, we could not leave out Lady Gaga walking the stage of the Video Music Awards in a dress made of raw meat in 2010. As we can see music has certainly taken a few turns in the last decade. The only question left to ask is what will 2011 bring?
-Sun Mei Liu