leave your inhibitions at the door
It’s the last Friday of June, so it’s time for my monthly celebration of the 90s. For those of you who joined late, back in April I mentioned that I predicted this whole retro-80s fad years ago and people thought I was more idiotic than normal. It’s only a matter of time before people go nutso for all things 90s and now I have a blog to document my prediction. But I’m taking it a step further by trying to kickstart the trend. Last month, I talked about how the acoustic movement was a game changer for me.
The sad news from earlier this week about the death of Nora Ephron got me thinking about movies in that glorious decade. In that decade alone, Ephron scored some big hits with Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Michael. I’m going to lump in When Harry Met Sally in that group, too, as that came out in 1989.
Even without Ephron’s contributions, there were some incredible movies that came out in the 90s. I’d say that many of those movies are on a lot of people’s lists for all-time best movies – Titanic, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Schindler’s List, Forrest Gump, and one of my favorites:
So in celebration of all those great movies, I present to you Ten Memorable Songs from 1990s Movies. I know I’m missing some big ones here. That’s where you come in – what are the songs you remember from 90s movies?
It Had To Be You – When Harry Met Sally
Thanks, Nora Ephron…
Mockingbird – Dumb and Dumber
Who hasn’t tormented someone else with this or some other annoying song like Harry and Lloyd did? Really? I’m the only jerk who does that?
American Girl – The Silence of the Lambs
It puts the lotion on its back…
Hooked on a Feeling – Reservoir Dogs
I couldn’t find a clip of this from the movie. But even if I did, I’d still post this WONDROUS version by another 90s icon – The Hoff!
How to Survive in South Central – Boyz in the Hood
Do you think I’d actually let pass an opportunity to post Ice Cube?
Crying Game – The Crying Game
This deserves a Guilty Pleasures post all by itself.
Where is My Mind – Fight Club
Great song used in a great ending to a great movie.
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
My favorite of the Disney Princess flicks. Maybe because I always thought Belle was the hottest. Is that wrong?
I Got You Babe – Groundhog Day
I’m surprised it took him that many times to smash the clock.
Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo – Dazed and Confused
I actually hated this movie, but the soundtrack was pure awesomeness