Last week we took a look at 10 songs from the 1990’s that you’ve probably forgotten about. Well, we’ve heard some of your feedback and put together another list of songs that you may have forgotten about that could be used for your game productions. Blame It on the Rain – Milli Vanilli This song
Last week we took a look at 10 songs from the 1990’s that you’ve probably forgotten about. Well, we’ve heard some of your feedback and put together another list of songs that you may have forgotten about that could be used for your game productions.
Blame It on the Rain – Milli Vanilli
This song is a song from the 1980’s as it was released midway through 1989 however was most identified as one of the songs to start the era of the 1990’s. Last week, we looked at “Kiss the Rain” by Billie Myers to start a rain delay, well this song is still our choice to play after a game has been rained out. It works so well because you can blame it on the rain…yeah yeah.
Would I Like To You – Charles & Eddie
We talked a few weeks ago about songs to use during arguments, this is one that we just added to the list when we heard the song come up again.
Joyride – Roxette
This is one of those songs that comes back to you when you hear it. The video above starts at around 20 seconds and is a good song to play when gates open, a promotion about cars, a skit with a motorized vehicle, or walk-in. You may find it hard not to whistle if you know the song!
Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
This was a one-hit wonder by a man who has some pretty impressive family members, but this walk-in song can put your toes tapping while the fans are finding their seats. You could also use it for longer games, but typically you’re still trying to keep the crowd upbeat as you get into later innings or overtimes.
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
This song came out in 1990 and could be credited to starting the whole mainstream techno craze that gave us Twlight Zone, Pump Up The Jam and a wide variety of other Jock Jams. This is a great song to this day that can be used in any situation, in-game, rallies, fun videos, dance cams, etc. However it could very easily have been forgotten.
Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
Another one-hit wonder, however this is a rockin’ song that never really took the world by storm but found its way into the mainstream. It also made an appearance on the Jock Rock 2000 CD along with other rock/alternative hits as Third Eye Blind, Green Day and more were making their way onto adult contemporary stations.
That Thing You Do – The Wonders
Tom Hanks scored a hit with a movie by the same name in which a group of boys from Erie, PA race to the top of the charts with a pop song, some pretty good talent, and Liv Tyler. That was the formula for success in the 90’s, Steven Tyler’s daughter. You could say this song was about 10 years early as music took a turn toward the older sound in the mid to late 2000’s with Amy Weinhouse, Adele and others coming out with that throwback sound.
Searchin’ My Soul – Vonda Shepard
I was not an Ally McBeal fan due in part to never being home to really watch prime-time TV for about 15 years but the theme song from the show that took place a little too much in a bathroom and put Calista Flockhart and numerous others on the radar for many future shows is one of those that just recently popped into my head for no known reason. It’s a fine song to use for walk-in, contests in which someone is looking for something or other uses.
The One And Only – Chesney Hawkes
This song screams 1980’s sound but was a hit when it hit number 10 on the Billboard charts in 1991 due in part to help from appearing in the Michael J. Fox hit Doc Hollywood. It’s very catchy and can be used for championship games, walk-in, contests, etc. This song came back to me while DJing a 40th birthday party when a guest asked for the song. After playing it, memories of the early 1990’s came back and most of the guests were singing the song!
You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
A one-hit wonder, in which the artist reached his goal of being a one-hit wonder. This is one of those songs you know you’ve heard but probably forgot about and can throw into your walk-in to mix it up a bit.
Where’s The Love – Hanson
You remember Hanson and their huge mega hit, MMMBop, but few remember their follow-up hit which was just as poppy and could have very easily been a hit on its own had it not followed the mega hit. This is a fun song that you can use for Kiss Cam, in-game, walk-in or any situation you want to keep the level up. Heck, you could even use it for arguments, scrums, fights and more depending on your situation. Thank you Brett Mhyres for the suggestion.