We have to go back!
3. Getting turkey dinosaurs for school dinner was like winning the lottery.
4. But walking around with one of these on your back for hours was hard to get over.
7. Eventually you got Sky, but rather than watch TV you just spent your days playing Beehive Bedlam.
9. But you’d often get stuck, which meant watching GamesMaster in the hope that you’d find out a new cheat.
11. And you could get Chewits that tasted like ice cream. Though you were never sure if it totally worked.
12. You learnt very quickly that Dec didn’t like it when callers’ answers didn’t rhyme.
13. And as far as you were concerned this pissed all over Friends.
14. You were SO impressed with modern technology such as Videoplus+.
15. You were never funnier than when reading out a joke from a Penguin wrapper.
16. You’d have swapped ALL your Pogs to get a chance to go on The Crystal Maze.
Which they definitely need to bring back, by the way.
17. You could watch The Simpsons on BBC Two without any adverts getting in the way.
18. The moment you’d get home you’d be straight on MSN to flirt (badly) with the person you had a crush on that day.
19. Somehow there was a prime time TV show about snooker. And you LOVED it.
20. After which you’d flick over to ITV to watch Wolf, who you didn’t know whether to love or hate.
21. Then, of course, there was Anthea Turner and her papier mache Tracy Island. It was meant to look like this…
23. There weren’t many worse feelings than getting stuck in the mud.
25. Robot Wars was the highlight of your Friday night.
26. And then you could actually watch live music on TV thanks to Top of the Pops. Imagine that!
27. This was your first (and most enjoyable) experience of smoking.
28. When the teacher asked you to put your chairs on the table you knew the day was over.
When your least favorite teacher tells you to put your chairs on the table before the bell rings
29. At which point you’d race home to watch the most terrifying man on television.
30. You’d recreate Knightmare in your living room by putting a bucket over your head.
32. Playing on the apparatus was the best PE lesson you could have.
33. But if you fell these things were going to do you no good at all.
34. It was all about who had the biggest pile of swaps.
36. Occasionally you’d stay up late enough to watch Eurotrash and probably be scarred for life.
40. And you can’t quite understand why you haven’t played with one of these in 20 years.
41. This decision defined your whole year.
42. And to this day you occasionally rub a 50 pence piece and make a wish.
It’s time to take yet another nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane. We just can’t seem to get enough of making ourselves feel really old.
Take a look and have a listen to some of the tunes that topped the charts throughout the each summer of the 1990s. Whether you’re still trying to figure out the chorus to “MMMbop,” or can’t quite remember the steps to the “Macarena,” we’re here to help.
20) “Cradle of Love” by Billy Idol in 1990
19) “She Ain’t Worth It” Glen Medeiros with Bobby Brown in 1990
18) “B*tch” by Meredith Brooks in 1997
17) “Baby-Baby-Baby” by TLC in 1992
16) “Don’t Turn Around” by Ace of Base in 1992
15) “One More Chance” by The Notorious B.I.G. in 1994
14) “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child in 1999
13) “Too Close” by Next in 1997
12) “Unbelievable” by EMF in 1991
11) “Step by Step” by New Kids On The Block in 1990
10) “MMMbop” by Hanson in 1996
9) “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)” by Monica in 1995
8) “You’re Makin’ Me High” by Toni Braxton in 1996
7) “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez in 1999
6) “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team in 1993
5) “Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera in 1999
4) “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mixalot in 1992
3) “Macarena” by Los del Rio in 1994
2) “Waterfalls” by TLC in 1994
1) “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy & Monica in 1998
(via Rolling Stone.)
Now that’s what I call a great mix of music. Be sure to share with your friends so you can jam out together!
Read more: http://viralnova.com/90s-summer-songs/
It’s time to learn about some cool and important stuff.
- He was the singer in Seven Mary Three
- Night manager at a Denny’s in Ohio
- Was studying to become a dentist, but was like “fuck it, I gotta rock” and started a band
- Played drums in Nirvana
- Pearl Jam
- Alice In Chains
- Rage Against the Machine
- Toad the Wet Sprocket
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Yes, definitely
- Hahaha, no
- Kinda cool for a corporate rock version of Pavement, maybe
- Trick question, Weezer weren’t around back then
- Yo La Tengo
- The Prodigy
- Nine Inch Nails
- Anthony Kiedis
- Kurt Cobain
- Steven Tyler
- Eddie Vedder
- The shampoo industry
- His manager at the gas station
- THE MAN
- Drew Barrymore
- Lisa Loeb
- Shirley Manson
- Liz Phair
- MC Ravage, DJ Peanuts, and Adam X
- Cuppy, Dr. Dollarsign, and Vince Bloat
- MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D
- Mikey C, Phil Jackson, and Tuggy J
- Veruca Salt
- No Doubt
- No Diggity
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Sonic Youth
- Soul Asylum
- Stone Temple Pilots
- Sunny Day Real Estate
- Marilyn Manson
- Wow, these guys are so good, they’re gonna be around forever!
- This is the most legit punk music since Fugazi!
- This is obviously a band who will one day headline arenas!
- These guys are total one-hit wonders.
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The owls are not what they seem.
1. The series was originally supposed to take place in North Dakota.
“Long before we moved into the Pacific Northwest, we were playing around with this idea of the plains and a place far away from the world. But what we really lacked was that sense of mystery in the forest and the darkness that moving a little further west had.” —Mark Frost
2. The show’s creators didn’t want to reveal the identity of Laura Palmer’s killer.
“The murder of Laura Palmer was the center of the story, the thing around which all the show’s other elements revolved — like a sun in a little solar system. It was not supposed to get solved. The idea was for it to recede a bit into the background, and the foreground would be that week’s show. But the mystery of the death of Laura Palmer would stay alive.” —David Lynch
3. Before Twin Peaks, co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch teamed up to write a Marilyn Monroe biopic, titled Goddess, which was never produced.
They even worked their failed venture into Agent Cooper’s monologue in the series premiere: “There are two things that continue to trouble me, and I’m speaking now not only as an agent of the bureau but also as a human being. What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK.”
4. Actor Kyle MacLachlan axed the romantic storyline between Agent Dale Cooper and Audrey Horne.
“I’m not supposed to say it. But David knows I tell what happens, and what happened was that Lara [Flynn Boyle] was dating Kyle [MacLachlan], and she was mad that my character was getting more attention, so then Kyle started saying that his character shouldn’t be with my character because it doesn’t look good, ’cause I’m too young. Literally, because of that, they brought in Heather Graham — who’s younger than I am — for him and Billy Zane for me. I was not happy about it. It was stupid.” —Sherilyn Fenn
5. You can stay at the Great Northern Hotel for $230 a night.
6. The original Twin Peaks population count was 5,120, not 51,201.
According to the fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks: “It was supposed to be only a fraction of that, but afraid its viewers wouldn’t be able to relate to such a small town, ABC demanded Twin Peaks to be more populated. So David Lynch and Mark Frost appended a ‘1’ at the end.”
7. Despite the show’s success, the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was booed at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, and bombed at the U.S. box office.
“The movie is a true folly—almost nothing in it adds up—yet it isn’t jokey and smug like Lynch’s last film, Wild at Heart, or his recent TV series, the gruesomely wacked-out On the Air, which seemed to pick up where the disastrous second half of Twin Peaks left off. In Fire Walk With Me, he’s at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. If only his dreams weren’t starting to look like reruns.” —Owen Gleiberman, EW
8. At one point, Mikhail Gorbachev persuaded George H.W. Bush to help him unearth who killed Laura Palmer:
Gorbachev made HW Bush try and get Lynch to admit who killed Laura Palmer
9. Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the second season premiere, but Lynch insisted on directing the episode himself.
“Because we were friendly we talked about it a lot and he said to me in passing how fun it would be to direct an episode so I went to Mark over the summer and said, ‘This probably is not a bad way to kick off the second season, right?’ So we sat down with him and had this very long meeting about the second season and Steven just said ‘I want it to be as weird as possible, it’ll be so much fun’ so whether or not he would have even done it – we’ll never really know, but when Mark told David he didn’t even hesitate saying, ‘No, no, I think I’ll direct the first one. Maybe he can direct later in the season’ – which he obviously didn’t.” —Twin Peaks producer Harley Peyton
10. It only took 20 minutes for David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti to come up with the theme song.
“The Love Theme, which is heard repeatedly throughout the series, is a short, twisted piece of music, lasting about three minutes. But the sheer speed and ease of its composition indicate what a happy collaboration Badalamenti and Lynch share.” —Ron Givens, EW
11. The bizarre vocal patterns in the Red Room were achieved by having the actors read their lines in reverse.
12. Josie Packard’s character was originally supposed to be Italian.
“For starters, she wasn’t even supposed to exist – the role was rewritten to suit actor Joan Chen’s Chinese heritage after Isabella Rossellini left the project.” —Sean T. Collins, Rolling Stone
14. The zig-zagging black-and-white floor pattern in the Black Lodge was also featured in David Lynch’s film Eraserhead (1977).
15. Zooey Deschanel’s dad directed three episodes, and her mom played Donna Hayward’s mother, Eileen.
16. Maddie Ferguson’s character is from Missoula, Montana, which is also David Lynch’s hometown.
17. A novel titled The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks (written by Mark Frost) will be published later this year to update readers on the lives of the main characters over the past 25 years.
”’The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks,’ which has also been picked up all over the world, will go on sale in late 2015, ahead of Showtime’s revival of the series.” —Tim Kenneally, The Wrap