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October 12th, 2003

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02:10 am
I had a thought (a thought! A shining, shimmering thought) in the midst of the 10-year reunion tonight.

Most reunion movies are soundtrack-driven: The Big Chill and Motown, Grosse Pointe Blank and new-wave 80s, you know.

But what would we, the class of '93, have for our soundtrack-driven reunion film?
The Spin Doctors.

Lord help us all.

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Date:October 12th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I was in the class of 1979.

...You know, I was going to elaborate, but when the joke is already that good, why embellish on it?
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Date:October 12th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)

I'm the class of 1992. The #1 songs for that year?

Color Me Badd - All 4 Love
George Michael/Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Mr. Big - To Be With You
Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last
Mariah Carey - I'll Be There
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Madonna - This Used To Be My Playground
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
The Heights - How Do You Talk To An Angel
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

The 1993 #1 songs?

Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - A Whole New World
Snow - Informer
Silk - Freak Me
Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
SWV - Weak
UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love
Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love
Janet Jackson - Again
Mariah Carey - Hero

(both lists courtesy of: http://www.alaskajim.com/polls/2002topsongs1990s.htm
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Date:October 12th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC)
Nah, Spatch is right. Like the '80s, the musical legacy of the mid-90s will be shaped by the alternative radio playlist, not the pop chart.
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Date:October 12th, 2003 06:37 pm (UTC)

Class of '93

Gack. That whole new world song was our senior prom theme
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Date:October 13th, 2003 04:26 am (UTC)
Class of '98. All I have to say is: ACK ACK ACK.
Mine is apparently the year of "My Heart Will Go On." Oh, the pain.
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Date:October 12th, 2003 02:57 pm (UTC)
From the class of '92 --

The Spin Doctors played at my fifth form dance (which would have been '91.) They had this super long list of "requirements" (probably not that long, the usual booze, food, privacy) and we were all like, hey, dudes? this is a HIGH SCHOOL. You are playing A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE. And not even the SENIOR dance.

I think they were booked, and THEN Jimmy Olsen's Blues hit. Or something like that.
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Date:October 12th, 2003 10:19 pm (UTC)
I will be the class of 2004.

Pity me.
Date:October 13th, 2003 01:29 pm (UTC)
I have chosen to take Grosse Pointe Blank as my reunion movie. It's an idealized soundtrack to be sure--no high school in America was cool enough to have had most of the kids listening to that music. But since 1/3rd of the music I listened to in high school was the music in that move (and another third was the late 80s albums by many of those bands), it's good enough for me.

90% of my high school experience was the 80s, though. I'd much prefer to be stuck listening to a good mix of music from 86-89 than the particularly awful crap that was popular in the spring of 1990.

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