From the rise of techno to the Latin invasion, the 1990s was a great decade for dancing. Whether you were jumpin’ around with House of Pain, vogue-ing with Madonna, or getting jiggy with it with Will Smith, the 90s had you moving. In honor of #TBT, here are our favorite trends from the decade that brought us the Nintendo Game Boy, Friends, and butterfly hair clips.
It Was All a Dream…
We all know hip hop was born in the 80s, but we enjoyed lots of variations of urban music in the 90s. From rappers like Notorious BIG and Snoop Dogg, to the R&B stylings of Boyz II Men, to reggae songs from artists like Shaggy, urban music was a stronghold on the pop charts throughout the decade.
Night At The Roxbury, Anybody?
Grab your glow sticks – the 90s were known for popular techno songs like Sandstorm by Darude, Block-Rocking Beats by Prodigy, and Rockerfella Shank by Fatboy Slim. With similarly heart-pumping beats, Eurodance had us on the dance floor all decade long. Songs like Another Night by The Real McCoy, Rhythm is a Dancer by Snap!, and Mr. Vain by Culture Beat were all the rage in the 90s. Eurodance is also responsible for a move you’ve surely seen out in the clubs…
Livin’ La Vida Loca
Remember when everyone was dancing to C + C Music Factory’s Boriqua Anthem or Wilfrido Vargas’ Abusadora ? In the 90s, iconic artists like Ricky Martin and J-Lo brought Latin rhythms and style to mainstream pop music. Other forms of entertainment were involved too, with movies like Selena bringing Latin sounds into our homes and hearts.
Oops…I Did It,Again!
We’re all guilty of dancing around our living rooms singing “Hit me, baby, one more time!” at least once (a day). In the late 90s, the rise of teen pop was unavoidable, with artists like Christina Aguilera, N’SYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears ruling the radio. Choosing sides between Monica and Brandy might have been tough, but this genre had a feel-good vibe that continued into the 2000s.
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