Ten 90's Songs You Forgot You Loved

Ten 90's Songs You Forgot You Loved

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From clothing to television shows, there's much to love about the 90's. However, the decade's highest point was very clearly the music. The 90's graced us with so much musical talent that we didn't know what to do with it all. During these years, we met Christina Aguilera, TLC, and the Backstreet Boys! And where would we be without them today? Destiny's Child could have ended up with an entirely different group of members, and Brandy might still be promoting her fake marriage. I'm as happy as the next guy that we ended up with Kelly, Michelle and Queen Bey, but 90's music has proven to be a crucial point in today's music history. Here's 10 songs that you might have forgotten you love.


1. Closing Time - Semisonic (1998) - "Closing time, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here / I know who I want to take me home... Take me home"

"You don't have to go home but you can't stay here." Is the bar closing already?


2. Every Morning - Sugar Ray (1999) - "Every morning there's a halo hanging from the corner of my girlfriend's four post bed"

If her halo is hanging on the bed post in the morning, does that mean she was an angel during the day but a devil at night?


3. Mr. Jones - Counting Crows (1993) - "She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me"

This song shows a little irony behind the pros and cons of fame. When he says "When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely," he's actually joking about the fact that when Mr. Jones was released, he started being recognized all over the place, but didn't really care for the fame.


4. Loser - Beck (1994) - "Soy un perdedor. I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?"

Believe it or not, this one was actually recorded as a joke. A friend of his always called him a loser, so he wrote it into the chorus but never expected anything to come from it.


5. Jumper - Third Eye Blind (1997) - "I wish you would step back form that ledge my friend / And if you do not want to see me again, I would understand"

Jumper isn't just about some guy killing himself. It's about understanding the fact that everyone carries demons, but there will come a time where you learn to "put the past away."


6. How Bizarre - OMC (1996) - "How bizarre, how bizarre / Ooh baby, it's making me crazy, every time I look around it's in my face"

This track reached #1 in eight different countries, though the album didn't get released until over a year later when the band finally completed the remaining tracks.


7. She's So High - Tal Bachman (1999) - "Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite / She's so high, high above me"

It runs in the family? It's true here! Tal Bachman is the son of Randy Bachman (of The Guess Who). Though music runs in the family, Tal's sound is much more mellow than his father's.


8. What It's Like - Everlast (1998) - "God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news / 'Cause then you might really know what it's like to have to lose"

This track discusses stereotyping people. It tells three stories: one about a homeless man, one about a pregnant girl who's boyfriend leaves her, and one about a drug dealer who gets killed and his family has to deal with the loss.


9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day (1997) - "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right / I hope you had the time of your life"

This ballad was written to show that the band was capable of more than rock music. Many customers purchased the album expecting similar songs and returned them when they found rock tunes.


10. Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65 (1999) - "Blue are the feelings that live inside me / I'm blue da ba dee da ba die"

The distorted vocals on this track are similar to those that Cher used on her hit "Believe." Fun fact: the little blue character in the music video is named Zoroti!


It's okay, you don't have to admit it. We already know these are just a few of your guilty pleasures. Feel free to sing along and relive that wonderful time that we call the 90's.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Poetry On Odyssey: I was I am

A poem for those struggling with who they were.

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it seems almost like a page

in someone else's book now


how there was

a time that i thought

i could have been happy

with someone like you


a million years before

i knew who i was

and that i should mean so much more

than i ever did to you


i almost can't remember

the way you held your elbows or

the way you said the letter o or

the way you told me goodnight


it seems now

that all i can recall

are my relentless tears and

the fear that this was the love

that everyone spoke about


the fear that this

was what id have to live with

for the rest of my life


i remember those late nights

just you and i

you always got what you wanted

i was always too afraid to upset you

looking back i wonder why

i couldnt leave you then


but you kept me

my misery maintained until

i felt like nothing


that night was the record scratch

When I knew my life

Shouldn't be like this.


It wasn't until I finally broke our ties

That I started to remember

Who I am.

But my mind is clear now.

I can remember

How strong I am,

How perfectly happy I am

On my own.


It seems almost like a page

In someone else's book now.


You're finally fading away.

I just wish my scars could fade as quickly.

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