Many polls conducted by major online and print media such as The Independent and Reader’s Digest among others have shown recently that even though we have greatly superior technology today, over fifty percent of the readers who participated in the polls apparently miss the more simple gadgets and glory days of analog technology of the â€˜90s. Let’s face it: the ’90s are the new â€˜80s and as time goes by, the nostalgia for that amazing decade will just keep growing bigger and bigger. Especially when you consider things like Britt Pop, Cassettes, Disc Mans, and so on. So why not take a nostalgic trip with us as we visit 25 things we secretly or openly miss from the ’90s.
20. â€˜90s Hip-Hop
During the early and mid-nineties hip-hop used to be a pretty awesome genre; nothing like the mess it is today. Many artists back then wrote lyrics with deep social messages and they didn’t show off their expensive diamonds, gold chains, and fancy cars in their music videos and, most importantly, they didn’t hire porn stars to shake their booties right in their faces. Classic artists such as Tupac, Ice-T, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G., Eric B. & Rakim, and many others left a bright legacy behind them shortly before the whole thing turned into one big circus filled with violence, sex, and floods of cash.
It doesn’t matter what your cultural background or personal taste in music is because when it comes to Britpop we’re dealing with the very rare case of a music genre that was literally born and died in the ’90s. Even other extremely popular music genres from our beloved decade, such as grunge, electronica, hip-hop, or even techno, didn’t develop really during the â€˜90s but Britpop did and for that reason, in our minds it is the true musical ambassador of that decade. So were you an Oasis or Blur fan?
10. The Chicago Bulls
The NBA became incredibly popular internationally for the first time during the â€˜90s mainly because of the best team that ever played the game, the Chicago Bulls. Okay, maybe the likes of Larry Bird and Magic J. laid the foundations for the NBA’s international reign during the â€˜80s, but no one’s name will ever sell as many shoes and jerseys as Michael Jordan’s did during the â€˜90s. Plus, last time we checked, Michael Jordan is THE only basketball player in history; the rest just pretend playing basketball.
This is a classic example of how nostalgia can trap you in the web of childhood memories and make you miss even things that you kind of hated back then or thought were super lame. There’s no doubt whatsoever that Netflix and various websites that allow you to download any movie you want, anytime you want, are way superior to the rectangular VHS tapes that didn’t offer the best quality to be honest. Still, over 30 percent of people surveyed by The Independent responded that they missed renting or buying videos from the local video store, which was so much more of an event than just flipping on Netflix.