Ladies, go get yourself a spiral perm. Guys, dig out your wind pants. Itâs time to revisit the 90âs with Rhinoâs newly released Whatever: The â90s Pop & Culture Box.
In case you donât already feel middle age creeping up on you, Rhino really drives the point home with this 7-CD, 130 song collection of the music we grooved to while munching on a McDonaldâs Arch Deluxe and trading Beanie Babies.
At first, you may wonder if there are 130 songs from that decade even worth mentioning. When you peruse the track list, however, youâll find many cuts so popular that they continue to get airplay on mainstream radio to this day.
Who can forget songs like:
â˘ âLittle Miss Canât Be Wrongâ - Spin Doctors
â˘ âHey Jealousyâ - Gin Blossoms
â˘ âBuddy Hollyâ - Weezer
â˘ âRun-Aroundâ - Blues Traveler
â˘ âThe Impression That I Getâ - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
â˘ âNatural Bluesâ â Moby
To be sure, there are some songs that weâd all like to forget:
â˘ âIâm Too Sexyâ - Right Said Fred
â˘ âWHOOMP! (There It Is)â - Tag Team
and songs that radio stations wonât stop playing long enough for us to forget:
â˘ âIâll Be There For Youâ (Theme From Friends) — The Rembrandts
â˘ âBreakfast At Tiffanyâsâ - Deep Blue Something
Since there are 130 tracks, however, there is bound to be a little something on here to please everyone. Pop these CDs in your player and count how many times you say, âOh yeah! I forgot about that song!â and âHey! They played that at my Homecoming Dance.â Of course, you may also go running to the mirror to pluck grey hairs and suddenly find yourself wistfully flipping through your yearbook.
Also, donât underestimate the power that owning this compilation will have over your children. With more and more older pop songs being remade all the time, you can whip out your set of CDs and tell your kids you liked it first. Either theyâll think youâre very cool or theyâll start listening to Gregorian Chants instead.
Rhino did a great job culling tracks from a decade that wasnât exactly known for its cutting edge music. Whatever: The â90s Pop & Culture Box is a must-have set for anyone who wants to revisit their youth while tooling around town in their first generation Saturn.
Listen to selected tracks here.