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1991 - I Love the 90's; Music, Television & Movies to Remember

Updated on April 9, 2015

So long ago but feels like yesterday

It hardly feels like 1991 was more than twenty years ago. I was a little kid in the 80’s and became a teenager in the 90’s. I wouldn’t be who I am had I grown up in different eras. 1991 brought us the beginning and end of Operation Desert Storm, Jeffrey Dahmer became a recognizable household name and Rodney King’s video made its way to the public. I prefer to remember the 90’s for the simpler things, the positive things... the things that make me miss that time and enjoy reliving through memories... the things that make me say; where has the time gone? . Having a hard time letting go of this era, I find myself reminiscing as often as I can. Here is my recap of 1991.

Music

Baby Baby – Amy Grant

Black or White - Michael Jackson

Enter Sandman – Metallica

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

I Touch Myself – Divinyls




1991 Debuts

Amy Grant
Amy Grant
Michael Jackson's Black or White video featuring Macaulay Culkin
Michael Jackson's Black or White video featuring Macaulay Culkin
Metallica
Metallica
Bryan Adams, "Everything I do I do it for you", aka theme song to "Robinhood Prince of Thieves", starring Kevin Costner, also in 1991
Bryan Adams, "Everything I do I do it for you", aka theme song to "Robinhood Prince of Thieves", starring Kevin Costner, also in 1991
Divinyls
Divinyls

There is something a little awkward about being a 9 year old girl with one of her favorite songs on the radio having lyrics "...when I think about you I touch myself..." but you just can't deny AWESOME!

I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd

I couldn't decide between the two Color Me Badd videos because they both played for weeks of my childhood in 1991. Two totally different songs and if "I Wanna Sex You Up" doesn't do it for you, I really urge you to watch "All 4 Love". You may not even remember the song until you hear it, but the hairstyles, outfits and dancing scream the 90's.


All 4 Love - Color Me Badd

Let's Talk About Sex – Salt-N-Pepa

Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

Motownphilly – Boyz II Men

Mysterious Ways – U2

November Rain – Guns N' Roses

1991 Debuts

Salt n' Pepa and Spinderella
Salt n' Pepa and Spinderella
R.E.M
R.E.M
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men
U2
U2
Guns N Roses
Guns N Roses

More Than Words - Extreme

This song was perfect for a school bus full of 5th grade girls to memorize and sing at the top of their lungs. I still sing along today (as long as there's no witnesses).

O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature

Thanks to Naughty By Nature, I found out what "Bass" was. This thumped a lot of cars back in the day.

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton

From Nirvana at school dances to Michael Bolton on your parents' radio at home... couldn't be a bigger stretch but I loved them both!

1991 Debuts

Nirvana
Nirvana
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Michael Bolton
Michael Bolton

Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones

I don't know who Jesus Jones is or where he went but boy did I use to love this song. Right there, right now is where I want to be.

Right Now - Van Halen

I haven't seen this video in so long but it actually seems more relevant today than it did to me in 1991.

Unbelievable - EMF

I think this song ended up being spun into a Kraft cheese commerical, for "Crumbelievable".

On Television

Salute Your Shorts

The Jerry Springer Show

Doug

Home Improvement

Darkwing Duck

Herman’s Head

Shop til you Drop

Where’s Waldo?



1991 Debuts

Salute Your Shorts
Salute Your Shorts
Doug
Doug
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Darkwing Duck
Darkwing Duck
Herman's Head
Herman's Head
Shop til you Drop
Shop til you Drop

Dinosaurs "I'm the Baby" clip

Clarissa Explains It All (Nickelodeon Promo)

Remember When?

Remember when our parents thought Ren and Stimpy was too vulgar?... now look what's on tv!

Ren and Stimpy "Happy Happy Joy Joy"

Step By Step - Intro

Blossom - Intro

At the MOVIES

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

The Addams Family

Beauty and the Beast

Sleeping with the Enemy

Hook


1991 Releases

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Addams Family
The Addams Family
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
Hook
Hook

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Theme Song; (Everything I do) I do it for you - Bryan Adams

The Silence of the Lambs - Trailer

Thelma and Louise - Trailer

Boyz N The Hood - Trailer

Backdraft - Trailer

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Insane Mundane,

      Thanks!

      Trust me, I was playing outside for the majority of my days in the 90's as well, you know, back when kids actually did that? I had to do some research to put my hub together and boy there were a lot of things I had forgotten about but it certainly brought back some memories.

      Today's kids will have no idea or appreciation for the decade that was "the 90's".

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      Insane Mundane 4 years ago from Earth

      Dang, what a salute to the '90s! Nice Hub...

      We must be about the same age, albeit I did miss a lot of the television stuff during that particular time period because I was almost always outside (day & night) playing sports, hunting, wandering in the woods, fishing, riding bikes, skateboarding or trying to be the neighborhood gangster with the Kung-Fu grip; ha!

      Even though the '90s was basically the on-ramp to insanity, it was still a cool decade to be a teenager in; cheers!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      Thanks babe! Well I can say that you're the first person to ever ask me for computer tech related help. I'm learning...or trying anyway, but boy I feel illiterate compared to what most of these other people can do. I'll take the compliment and yes, I would be more than happy to show you what meager amount I know. :-)

      I almost feel like I should have some kind of a disclaimer, stating that I was an adolescent girl around this time and so many of my choices reflect that of someone with those demograhics. I spent most of those years out on the streets with my friends but it seemed I was able to squeeze in quite a bit of TV and music was always around.

      Robin Hood! I was fortunate to have a big brother that was obsessed with this movie; we owned it on VHS and I've watched it hundreds of times. Brian Adams was also banging out songs like crazy at the time and it was a great combination. Sorry that the movie doesn't do for you what it does for me, though I can absolutely understand.

      Thanks for the compliments anyway, I need to check out a couple more of your "era" hubs; I enjoyed the one I visited already, I thought it was great.

      I will talk with you soon!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Well done, Cat, well done indeed!!! :0)

      Now, as you already know, I am somewhat of a dinosaur and live in the 60's, 70's and 80's, but you have some good choices above and I really like your Hub configuration and attractive layout. :0)

      One of these days, you will have to show me how to copy music and television clips to one's hub. I am not very tech savvy, so I may need some mentoring, that is, if you don't mind.

      Forgive me for saying this, but I watched very little television in the 1990s and I listened to even less music. I will admit to following Home Improvement, in fact, it is probably my favorite sit-com of all time. That, and the Fresh Prince of Belair.

      Robin Hood was the movie I took my wife to see on our first date. Every time I see it, it reminds me of how much I wish I had never gone out with her. The Bryan Adams song, "Everything I do" was the song she picked out for our shotgun wedding. I had no say in the matter. Every time I hear that song on the radio, I find myself turning it off or way down low. No insult intended to Brian, but it just brings back bad memories for me. :0)

      Excellent Hub, Cat, you really are talented!!!

      Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

      P.S. Voted up and away