Garden & Gun is a must have for southerners, whether born and bred here or transplanted. I find gems in every issue, from music to restaurants to places I want to visit. I even have a playlist on Spotify made just of music I discovered while perusing the pages of this one-of-a-kind publication.
Inspired by an article in the June/July issue, written by Julia Reed, titled Songs of Summer, I got to thinking about songs that stand out in my mind and the memories attached to them. This is part two – you can read part one HERE. I have skipped the 80s as I was having babies in the 80s and just didn’t keep up with the music.
The 90s songs I know I learned from my kids. Like the Sweater Song by Weezer. I can still remember riding in the car with my youngest, the windows down and us singing the chorus loud and clear. I really didn’t know the other words until I recently googled them. Hmm, maybe I would not have been singing it with her if I had.
I was a latecomer to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice; it cracks me up that he now has a show on the DIY Network. Anyway, I didn’t actually begin to like this one until I got the soundtrack for 13 Going on 30 , with Jennifer Garner, which came out in 2004.
Another 90s hit I like is Everyday is a Winding Road by Sheryl Crow .
I remember a bunch more, but they aren’t exactly blog worthy. Hammer Time was a fun beat. And there is a funny memory of my daughter’s teacher singing My Heart Will Go On. Celine Dion she was NOT.
Peaches by The Presidents of the United States of America is pretty catchy. My younger brother was in a short-lived band and this was on their playlist. Watch the goofy video below!
One last hit I like from the 90s is Buddy Holly by Weezer. I never saw the video until I researched it – but I love it! You can read about the song HERE.
She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5 is a song that always reminds me of my older daughter and sometimes makes me cry.
I liked Alicia Key’s Fallin’ , but I’m not so impressed with the video.
Norah Jones is a favorite with me and my husband – we saw her perform in Tampa years ago. Listen to Don’t Know Why – she has a voice like honey.
A fun listen is “Knee Deep” by the Zac Brown Band. But it makes me miss the beach.
And that’s a wrap.