You’re scanning the radio for a decent station and come across a hit from your childhood that was literally your coming of age song.
Though these onetime stars are irrelevant (no shade meant here), they are never forgotten because they had a hand in shaping the fascinating adult you are today.
Whoomp! (There It IS), 1993
This rump shaking single was a hit among young 90s babies as well as late 70s and 80s babies who were turning up the club to “Whoomp! Shaka-laka-shaka-laka-shaka-laka-shaka.”
Barbie Girl, 1997
Okay so this song was just not okay! Yea song was fun and upbeat but when you actually listen to the lyrics you hear “Barbie” stating, “Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please. I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees”….Then Ken goes, “Come jump in, bimbo friend, let us do it again. Hit the town, fool around, let’s go party.” Interesting…most of us were definitely rocking out to this song at just 6 or 7 years old. SMH.
You Gotta Be, 1994
Now this song was every woman’s break up anthem, rolling down the highway screaming, “You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser. You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger. You gotta be”…you get the picture.
Just a Friend
This song is still THE anthem! Big brotha Markie arrived on the scene to warn us about these trifling girls out here. And yet to this day these h@3$ ain’t loyal!
Pass the Dutchie, 1982
This stoner’s anthem features hmmm maybe 12 year olds instructing the world on proper cypher etiquette. In their defense, their fathers Ok’d the song, and hey they were a hit for a good two years straight so there’s that.
Right Said Fred
I’m Too Sexy, 1991
For anyone struggling with insecurities and self-esteem, make this here song your morning mantra. Right Said Fred has been teaching the kids that self-love is the best love since 1991.
Baby Got Back, 1992
And you know we had to end on another rump shaking single! Tell the DJ runs this track and watch the entire party turn into a twerk off.