New Music Friday: Goodbye to the 70s and hello to the 90s

Goodbye to the 70s and hello to the 90s! For avid fans of the That 70s Show, we at YEM have some great news for you. Yes, the incredibly funny show that we all grew up to love is back! Well, it isn’t totally back, or maybe it is? It might not be the show that we knew we needed but trust me, we all need it! The original gang goes from blasting through the 70s to living their grown-up lives in the 90s. We see original cast members as well as now new faces I’m sure everyone will grow to love. The show gives us a taste of the lifestyle of the 90s, which is pretty spot on by the way. What about the music? This week, we are doing a deep dive into songs that sound like they should have been released in the 90s! Let’s just pretend that they are all actually 90s songs because they sure sound like them on this weeks, New Music Friday!

1. “I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance” by Carly Ray Jepsen

It’s not just the sound of her voice in this one, but the entire feel of the track. Not to mention that people loved to dance in the ’90s as this one could easily slide into a 90s playlist.

2. “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry

One thing everyone will grow to learn is I feel these pop songs that sound like the 90s all have similar tempos! It seems as if everyone’s chorus that comes on that reminds me of the 90s has my head bopping the same exact way every time! Well, I can say this song is money just like a swish!

3. “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa

Let’s start by talking about this picture! If that doesn’t transport you to the 90s, then this song could be the time-traveling device you needed!

4. “Cool Girl” by Emmy

Some indie vibrations mixed with that old-school electro-dance sound. Just wait until that chorus comes in! If this song is what it means to be a cool girl, then sign every girl who likes music up!

5. “Telepathy” by Christina Aguilera

Do you hear those dreamy vocals and euphoric sounds? Maybe we all have the so-called telepathy with Christina Aguilera in this one because we are all thinking the same thing. Is this 2023 or 1993?

6. “What About Love” by Austin Mahone

Is that the old-sounding synth that I hear? If you love the sound of boy bands, then this one would be right up the alley. Not only does it sound like it is from the past but the song itself has this weird effect where it takes your mind there too!

7. “Could U Love Me” by LIZ

It’s starting to look like love is the theme of the 90s. Not to mention how much this artist feels like Dua Lipa! Similar connection and both amazing songs!

8. “Not Enough” by Lido and THEY

I know we are all here for songs that sound like the 90s, and this one is surely ENOUGH for all of us. Unique sound with unique vocals.

9. “Walk On By” by Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar

Yes, RnB was indeed a big aspect of the 90s as well and this one satisfies all of those RNB urges we desire! There is virtually nothing that sounds the same as this one as it could be the most unique song on the playlist.

10. “Chunky” by Bruno Mars

From his outfits to his visuals, to his music, is it safe to say that we can crown Bruno Mars as having his mind in the 90s but his body in the present? I’m quick to jump there as his dancing melodies and 90s look get me wondering!

11. “Orange and Foggy” by Little Trips

From the title to the song, this one screams 1990s. The vocals are dreamy, and the entire track itself will make you feel like you are floating on a cloud in an actual dream!

12. “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B

Come on! Just look at those outfits and tell me that Bruno Mars isn’t living in the 90s right now! There is no way that we couldn’t bring him back onto this list after saying he is the best at creating 90s-inspired music. The proof is in the pudding!

13. “The Garden” by Mcclendon

Let’s take a quick left turn. This song brings out more of the rock vibes that the 90s highlighted. A different sound but still the same feel.

14. “Liar” by Britney Spears

As soon as that harmonica sounds off at the beginning of the song, I knew what I was in for. An old-school 90s tale about an old-schooled liar!

15. “BOY” by Charlie Puth

There really isn’t too much to be said about this one. Charlie states “I was born in the 90s” in this song. The influence was drawn from his childhood as this musical genius puts on a classical show from start to finish!

16. “Never Ending” by Rhianna

And now a step back. A slower song to fulfill this 90s-themed playlist. Such a powerful yet soothing song that if it was never-ending, I don’t think anyone would mind.

17. “Bury You” by Meg Chandler

We are all rooting against you, whomever this song is about. From the 90s up until now, Meg has us all chanting “I wish I could just bury you!”.

18. “Pool” by Paramore

Of course, we had to add Paramore to this list. The new school rocker still has old-school forms in her craft. The lead singer harnesses so much power behind her voice letting in drift throughout the 90s and into the 2020s.

19. “Fitness” by Lizzo

Let’s stop being so serious and let out some laughs because this song will be sure to do so. Lizzo dressed up in some 90s workout gear spitting comedic lines. I don’t think I could ask for anything else in song number 19 on the playlist!

20. “Stereotype” by Ella Baez

To cap off the list, we end with Ella Baez most popular song, and it is well deserved. Catchy, smooth, and the final song we need to officially be transported to a different place and time.