Listen to the Space Jam Soundtrack recently? If no, seek it out, or at least listen to the theme song on Youtube. Last Saturday, I was at party where the theme was 90s but I was mentally too out of it to enjoy it. And I was also too lazy to dress up for the theme unless a plaid long sleeve shirt and shitty pants counts as 90s—someone told me they did, so I ran with it. Sources of inspiration for dress ranged from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the AIM symbol, Rugrats, Britney Spears, Men in Black, and the adjective of “Grunge”. Plenty of people were having fun and in the end that’s all that counts, but as I was trying to identify if some guy was Tupac, Soulja Slim, or Lil B channeling Lil Wayne, the rapid nostalgia and too soon throwbackness of the whole thing was a bit overwhelming.
Would I have had a better time if I didn’t hear a Pussycat Dolls song, (“Don’t Cha” if you were curious) and instead heard “Everybody Dance Now”, probably but maybe that’s asking for too much. Most of the people there would have been in middle school during the early/mid 2000s, and a lot of the music skewed in that direction, because while I love “Say My Name” should that really count for the 90s? Then again I am complaining about a lack of verisimilitude at a college party I did not even properly dress up for. So not that it matters much, but one song I am surprised did not get played was “C’mon N Ride It” by Quad Cities DJs, who did the theme song for what…Space Jam.
I mentioned listening to the Space Jam soundtrack to some friends, and they were like “O yeah, I remember that movie and soundtrack”, which is pretty good considering some of these guys would have been three, when they first saw it. And while Michael Jordan and R. Kelly are names that won’t be forgotten when mentioning Space Jam, I doubt the Quad Cities DJ’s will get as many mentions. And maybe I would’ve liked this 90s revival more if people remembered the time like I do or better yet if they remembered the 90s how I wish I remembered them. I couldn’t have identified a Quad Cities DJs song a few weeks ago, so again maybe no one would want my 90s because I just learned Mark Walberg was a rapper, who had actual hits!
- theredbackpack said: honestly we listened to quad city dj’s everyday for what seemed like eons in elementary PE classes. it would be unthinkable that no one would know that song! (that soundtrack introduced me to method man/b real/etc)
- jonathanbogart said: omg kids these days etc.
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- theremixbaby said: there are people too young to remember Space Jam?? i listened to that soundtrack constantly in grade school. loved this one especially youtube.com/watch?v…
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