What was happening in that studio? This techno/euro blend was solid from a rave music standpoint and totally novel from a lyrical one. And wow, it was catchy. “da ba dee da ba daa…” sorry for the earworm!
To the left (to the left)! To the right (to the right)! Now SLIDE BABY! We allknow how to do the Tootsee Roll, thanks to the 69 Boyz. Whether you were at the b-ball game or the club, you couldn’t wait for this banger to come on!
Tag Team’s back again, cuz they never left! “Whoomp!” was huge at sports events in the ’90s and it’s stillplayed at games everywhere! Hilariously there’s a rumour that Barack Obama appears in the video, but we promise: that’s just a rumour.
The second song on our list with “Boom Boom” in the name, this tune was so infectious you couldn’t help but get down to it, even if you hated it. We think it’s even cheesier than the Vengaboys’ other hit, “We Like to Party.” Just try to argue.
Unbelievably, “Macarena” was named the #1 One Hit Wonder of all time by VH1 and it’s on two different Billboard rankings, including #1 All Time Latin Songs. REALLY? We still think of it as bathroom break material when it inevitably comes on at every wedding reception we’ve ever been to.
Let’s just say that when we heard this song blasting from our moms’ rolled- down car windows in the summer of 1992, we understood right then the power of line dancing as a form of parental embarrassment.
SASHAY, SHANTAY! 1993 was the year the RuPaul took over the world and gave us the RUniverse. But seriously, this is the song that brought RuPaul mainstream success – even Kurt Cobain claimed it as one of his favorite songsof 1993. We have one thing to say: YOU BETTA WORK!
How do you say: de Groovy? Nothing defines the early ’90s club scene better than this juicy, funky treat that mixes up ’60s throwback vibes with house style grooves and a whole lotta kitsch (slide whistles, anyone?). But no matter how much novelty it gave us, it also gave us serious groove – we’re ready to get our platform shoes on and blast it right now.