The 1990s Called, They Want Their Music Back

No one has just one guilty pleasure, much like Abbie showed in her post about three of her guilty (or not so guilty) pleasures. I have many: Broadway musicals, animal crackers, chick lit, girly movies, Disney movies, all things British, Jane Austen…the list goes on and on. And, believe me, I could devote an entire post to my love of Jane Austen alone. But this post is not about her. I also, like Sarah, have a love of staying home and just “coexisting” with my books and my music.

It’s not too surprising, then, that music is at the core of my guiltiest pleasure.

I’m going to cut to the chase. I love boy band (some girl band too) music from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and I still listen to it all the time.

My guilty pleasure has only been aided and abetted by the wonderful inventions of iTunes and Spotify which have allowed me to find all the awesome songs I used to listen to in grade school. I will admit, in addition to this, that I did at one point, several years ago, import a bunch of old CDs onto iTunes and onto my iPod.

Here’s some of the artists/bands you may catch me listening to:

Backstreet Boys/NSYNC – I listened to a lot of both of these bands as a kid, and although I still listen to them occasionally, I liked Backstreet more and still do. Here’s a classic Backstreet song:

Spice Girls – Yeah, I admit it. I do still listen to some of their songs. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about listening to some of the songs again and being horrified by the thought that we, as 11 year olds used to sing those lyrics. Out loud. In front of our parents. =0

BBMak – I’ve always had a soft spot for BBMak. I’m not sure why, but for as much that I was enthralled with Backstreet and Nsync as a teen, I like BBMak more now and listen to them frequently. Sadly, they didn’t last very long as a band. Lol.


Westlife – Did you listen to Westlife? I definitely did and they actually have been cranking out albums until very recently. One of Ireland’s best boy bands, they had Backstreet/Nsync-esque qualities in the late 90s but never really took off in the US. I don’t remember how I started listening to them. Their newer stuff, although mostly consisting of covers, is good too. This is one of their earliest songs, and I think one of the only ones that got played in the US.

So what do you think of my guilty pleasure? Do you remember some of these artists/bands/songs?

Do you ever indulge in 1990s music?