Seeing as it’s Throwback Thursday, I figured I’d hit shuffle on my music library and see where it takes me. Let’s begin.
1) Hootie and the Blowfish: Only Wanna Be With You
Choice Line: “I’m such a baby, cause the dolphins make me cry.” Me too Hootie, me too.
Emotions felt: Sadness, that Hootie and the Blowfish don’t exist anymore.
Did I own the CD: Yes, and the all the ones that came after. Hootie 4 Life.
Nostalgia Factor: Grade School
Fun Fact: Cracked Rear View was the 16th-best-selling album of all time in the US, so fuck you if you don’t like Hootie.
2) Christina Aguilera: Come On Over (All I Want Is You)
Choice Line: “Don’t you wanna be the one tonight? We could do exactly what you like”. Christina Aguilera tragically underestimating the post-puberty teenage male imagination.
Emotions felt: Erection
Did I own the CD: No. Did I steal the liner notes from my sister? Yes.
Nostalgia factor: Puberty
Fun Fact: Aguilera has been referred to as the “Voice of her Generation” by Wikipedia, clearly forgetting about Hootie.
3) Third Eye Blind: Never Let You Go
Choice Line: “That girl is like a sunburn, I would like to save.” Girls give you cancer – Third Eye Blind
Emotions Felt: If you’re going to have pre-marital sex, promise me you’ll wear sunscreen.
Did I own the CD: Yes
Nostalgia Factor: Middle School Romance
Fun Fact: Third Eye Blind is currently working on their 5th album. Reportedly their last until America’s demands for more Hootie and the Blowfish have been met.
That’ll do it for now. Check back every few Thursdays for some more throwback music revisited.