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Throwback Thursday: 1994

December 12, 2013

So, I was scrolling through my news feed the other day and I came across this video of a pop culture montage from 1994 and I was immediately pushed down memory.

The music (oh, Ace of Base). The clothes (the bulkiness). The TV (FRIENDS, ER). The movie (Lion King). This was an instant flashback. If you have 13 minutes to spare, watch the clip…. love the music, laugh at the clothes.

I turned 13 in the spring of 1994. I moved to the Fort that summer. My Aunt and Uncle’s house burnt down that summer. I got glasses that year. Started middle school… which was tragic. Vacationed in the South and in the Midwest. Wore really bad clothes that I thought were cool. I was obsessed with Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew books. I spent as much time by the pool as I could. It was the last year I ever played with Barbie dolls and it was the first time I remember actually paying attention to the songs on the radio and hoping they played a song (Ace of Base, The Sign…. so spring break 1994 or some Boys II Men).

I totally remember seeing the Lion King and The Jungle Book in the movie theater. Actually, I remember seeing the Jungle Book at the Regal Theater with my friend Kari from 2 parents, 4 kids, 1 Chaotic Wonderful Life at the Cheapie Theater…. that was just seventy-five cents! I remember watching The River Wild  that year as well…. and thinking I was NEVER white-water rafting! I was obsessed with ice skating and totally followed the Nancy/ Tanya ice skating drama leading up to the Olympics. I loved the Cranberries and I totally got my first computer that year…. a Packard Bell. I forgot those ever existed!! And the first thing I loaded onto it… “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” If you are not at this moment now singing the Carmen Sandiego theme song in your head, I feel bad for you. Loved that! I remember the drama of OJ Simpson and his SUV on the freeway that June after the murder of his wife. I still hate that Tootsie Roll song.

It is totally the year where I really started to leave my childhood behind and I seriously need a play list with some of these songs right now. I mean, while 1994 was definitely an awkward time (for me- hello middle school AND for humanity- those were some questionable fashion trends). It definitely had some good tunes!

Watch the clip!

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 12, 2013 11:24 pm

    love it! I was a transplant from Maine to Louisiana right around this time!

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