Are you ready to feel nostalgic? Come and embark with me on an exciting adventure through my favorite old school pop jams. Actually, scratch that about feeling nostalgic. My taste in old school pop is super elite so you prob haven’t even heard of most of these artists. But that’s okay because I’m about to introduce you. Get stoked posers.
While other kids on the playground were jocking entry-level Euro dance-pop acts like Aqua and Eiffel 65, I was repping the Vengaboys. I don’t know why they called themselves Vengaboys though when they had 2 bitches on vox. This song reminds me of riding the bus home in grade 5 (that’s the Canadian way of saying “5th grade”).
Ok, I’ll admit Aqua did have a couple of jams, like this one. I mostly only listen to this song for the part at 1:08 when the dude says “wake up now”. That part is so funny. I remember I used to just keep rewinding back to that part when I listened to this song on my walkman. I showed it to my friend at school during lunch time and he laughed so hard that he snorted milk out of his nose onto this kid who was lactose intolerant, then the kid started crying and had to go to the nurse’s office. Lmao.
Here is a very #rare and #based Canadian artist. I used to jock Prozzak so hard. They were the original sad boys, long before Real Friends and Yung Lean. Srsly, their songs are self pity as fuck, they’re named after an SSRI and their singer is a depressed cartoon character with no neck. Keep crying to your Mineral vinyl, posers. This is tr00 authentic 90′s emo.
This song is from the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack so you know it goes hard. I first heard it on the radio in the car with my dad when I was 10. Some girl called in to request a song and she was like “do you know that song from Dawson’s Creek that’s like ‘life’s a bitch and then you die’? Is that a real song?” Lol. Of course it’s a real song. Dumb bitch. The lyric in this song reminded me of the Ricki Lake show and how awesome it was, especially when they had dysfunctional poor people on as guests.
The girl wearing overalls at the beginning of this video just made me so nostalgic for 90′s fashion. I wish I could go back to a time when girls wore overalls. This group had a stripper on vox, so again, I don’t know why they were called the Boomtang Boys. This song is tight though, it’s my fav from them. Actually, my fav from them is either that or this one.
This video is creepy as fuck. All of these girls have mom swag and they’re singing about abducting an adolescent boy from his tree house. “Do you ever get lonely playing with your toys?” Run adolescent boy, run quick. These crazy Irish bitches are after your lucky charms, AKA your dick, son. What’s that pixie dust for? Is that a rape drug? This is pedophilia. Disgusting. 0/10 wood not rewatch.
Long before Jersey Shore, these advanced Canadians were pioneering the guido aesthetic. This song is cool cause it’s about getting head from yo bitch. But then they say they’ll return the favor by going down on them. I didn’t catch all of the sexual innuendos as a kid but now it all makes sense. “Gonna make you cum tonight… over to my house!!” So clever. B44 were the kings of advanced aesthetics and god tier sexual wordplay.
I just realized that most of the songs I’m going to end up posting are Canadian and that’s cause Canada has the most advanced music scene. This song is totally proto-Hollistercore, way ahead of it’s time. Bands like We The Kings and Mayday Parade owe a lot of their success to these guys. One time some dude was like “do you like the band Waves?” and I was like “you mean WAVE?” and he was like “nahh, Waves” then he linked me to this video and I was like “wtf is this inauthentic poser shit”, then I told him to listen to some REAL music, like Wave.
This song = some Oprah look alike telling you to believe in yourself. When I listen to it I’m like “damn I’m the shit, thanx Canadian Oprah for making me feel good about myself”. I’m a super star! So are you! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Reach for the sky! And hold your head up high! The music in this reminds me of the Snowboard Kids soundtrack, one of the best video game soundtracks IMO.
I will finish this post with this bittersweet love ballad. The girl in this is cute. Don’t google what she looks like now though, she got kinda ratchet. LMS if u remember when #1 pop hits were by wholesome Christian pop rock bands with cute 7.5/10 singers and not trashy Australian female rappers who try to sound they’re a minority from a Southern United States ghetto and Nickelodeon starlets with no ass.
What are ur favorite old school pop jamz? Was the late 90′s undoubtedly the best era for pop music? Why is Canada’s music scene so advanced?