We’re excited to be bringing you another reader-submitted Music Monday post today! Kat over at Daisy Chain Oddities sent us this awesome playlist, which features songs that she associates with some of her “first times.” From buying CD’s to school trips and celebrity crushes, these events are probably things we all can relate to. Do you associate any of these quintessential 90’s songs with your first times? As for me, I remember driving around in my first car singing What’s Up and all sorts of Backstreet Boys songs with my friends. (And listening to her playlist made me curious: whatever did happen to 4 Non Blondes?)
* * *
6 Songs About First Times | Daisy Chain Oddities
Hi, I’m Kat! I barely made it to be a Millennial (depending on who you ask), so I was a teenager in the 90’s and had a lot of firsts happen during that time.
1) Mr. Vain – Culture Beat (1993)
The first CD I owned. The Album was the first CD I owned, which meant that I played it for hours every day.
2) What’s Up – 4 Non-Blondes (1992)
My first school trip. At the place where we all stayed they had a “dance floor” in the basement where we would play this song and sing along so loud the others on the 3rd floor could hear us.
3) Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Marusha (1994)
The first time I heard Rave / Electronic music. I remember I heard this song for the first time from a cassette in a Walkman that belonged to a neighbor while we were outside at the playground.
First time I had a crush on a celebrity. I was an embarrassingly HUGE Backstreet Boys fan, and I had a big crush on Nick. This song is what started my obsession with them in 1996.
5) L’Amour Toujours – Gigi D’Agostino (1999)
First time in a club. When I was 16 I went to a club for the first time with a few friends from school. It soon became a habit on weekends, and this song would always be played. That’s also where I met my first boyfriend.
6) Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65 (1999)
First time traveling without grown-ups. When we graduated high school my class decided to celebrate with a trip to Italy. I heard this song for the first time there, and it would be everywhere from then on.
Kat is the brains behind Daisy Chain Oddities, where she blogs and sells products for Nerds of all kinds. She is a Whovian, a Nerdfighter, a few parts Sherlockian, and a splash of computer freak with a sprinkle of Cosplay on top. The environment is also really important to her, and that’s why she tries to make all of her products as sustainable and plastic and toxic free as possible.
Her products are for grown-ups who are still kids in their hearts and who want to show their flavours of Nerd to the world but don’t want to slap it in everyone’s faces. You can follow Kat online on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
* * *
Thank you, Kat!
Want to submit your own song or playlist to be featured on a Music Monday post? Email us today! We can’t wait to hear your own nostalgia-inducing tunes.
At the Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.