Since it is the holiday weekend, let's focus our 'The Lost 90s' segment on our nation's independence day. These were songs that were big around the July 4th holiday.

The Lost 90s: St Cloud Hits You've Forgotten
'July 4th Edition.'

 

Bone Thugs & Harmony - "Tha Crossroads"

Billboard Hot 100: #1 (1996)

I'll never forget when this song came out. The harmonies that were put into a 'rap' song were amazing. I remember never hearing anything like it before. I try to give this Grammy award-winning song a listen a few times a year, and after almost 25 years, it still stands the test of time. And sadly, it still holds true lyrically.

Great YouTube Quote:

This is the best rap song of all time. There are so many "best of" lists with all the usual names at the top, but because it's not 2pac, NWA or Biggie, this song gets devalued. The intro (when Bone Thugs start singing) and the chorus is as iconic as it gets in rap. - @Chuck Mangione via YouTube


New Kids On The Block - "Step By Step"

Billboard Hot 100: #1 (1990)

Coming off the monster album 'Hanging Tough', NKOTB would see this song become their last big hit, and it was HUGE. But like all boy bands before and after, none of them survive any type of longevity. Plus, being called 'Kids' probably did not help. In fact, when the hits stop coming, came the push for them to be called NKOTB. It failed. Here are some words of wisdom to any band or artist. When you come up with a name, it better be the right name. But no matter what, NEVER change it.

Great YouTube Quote:

I'm sixteen and I love them, I love the 60s, 70s and 80s... I'm really thankful to my mom for raising me like this, listening to real music and making me love the old times. I didn't live in the 80s but I feel so nostalgic and I don't even know why, I just love the decade. I love the music, the hairstyles, fashion and everything... I don't care if people today say it's ridiculous and I should be wearing clothes from today, I'm happy being the way I am. - @vicky via YouTube


S.W.V. - "Weak"

Billboard Hot 100: #6 (1993)

S.W.V. was short for Sisters With Voices. Rumor has it that the lead singer did not really want to record this song. It turned to be their biggest hit. That is not the first time that's happened in the music world and won't be the last. Their follow-up single was my favorite.

Great YouTube Quote:

I was in my puberty stage and had no girlfriend yet when this was released. Now, I have my own Family, married with Children and this is still what I am listening to. Nothing beats 90's music. Listening to this on September 2019. - Mark Tristan R. Ocampo via YouTube

 


If you missed any of the other 'The Lost 90s' here is Vol. 1Vol. 2., Vol 3Vol 4, and Vol 5.

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