Let me start by saying… I was born in 1987. So, when the 90s rolled around, I was only 3! But that also means I spent a good chunk of my childhood in that era.
I guess what has me thinking about this is the fact that Dub mentioned listening to a cassette on his Walkman when talking about the song on his playlist this week! Talk about a blast from the past. And yes, I had many cassette tapes… and many were Garth Brooks!
Looking around, it seems a lot of things start coming back around. And nostalgia seems to be a big thing right now. There were a lot of great things about the 90s… no matter what age you were during that time.
What Happened In The 90s?
According to History.com, the 90s are often thought of as a time of relative peace and prosperity. It was a time period that left a mark on pop culture. Yellowbrick.co highlights the 90s as a time when we saw a rise in grunge music and an explosion of hip-hop music. It was a time where many iconic TV shows and great movies came on the scene.
There were a lot of things happening in this time period. And it was a time when so much creativity and innovation was happening.
The Cold War ended early in the 90s, and the Internet began to develop more, leading to increased communication capabilities.
After the big hair and puffy jackets in the 80s, the 90s brought a variety of trends and low maintenance looks. You had ripped jeans, slip dresses, turtlenecks, high-waisted jeans, and baggy, logoed t-shirts. And you can’t forget the crop tops, scrunchies, and choker necklaces.
TV Shows And Movies
A lot of well-loved TV sitcoms came on the scene during this time. A few of those: “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and “Seinfeld.” Animated series saw a rise too with “The Simpsons” and Beavis and Butt-Head.”
During this time period, there were many blockbuster movies that are still talked about today. Movies like “Titanic,” “Pulp Fiction,” Jurassic Park,” and “Star Wars.” And you also had quite a few teen movies like “Clueless” and “She’s All That.” These movies were a big turning point in the film industry, while also representing the 90s.
As you can see when you look around today, there are many trends that are coming back around. And of course, many of the beloved shows and movies are still watched (or re-watched) and appreciated today.
While thinking about all of this, I stumbled upon a Reddit thread about things people miss from the 90s, so I decided I’d share some of my own things!