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1990 - I Love the 90's; Music, Television & Movies to Remember

Updated on May 31, 2013

So sad to see you go...

I find myself having a hard time believing that the 90’s are actually now considered “back when”. I can say that I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s but the 90’s were the heart of my coming to age. The 90’s were the epitome of my adolescence and absolutely affected the person I am today. The 90’s felt like just yesterday and I can’t believe that it has been over a decade since we were even at the end of that era. Let’s look back at the 90’s and see just how much has changed. Here is my recap of 1990;

1990 Debuts

My tween brother was so proud of himself when he could rant the lyrics from the beginning of the song..."I wake up in the morning and I raise my weary head. I got an old coat for a pillow and the earth was last night's bed"...
My tween brother was so proud of himself when he could rant the lyrics from the beginning of the song..."I wake up in the morning and I raise my weary head. I got an old coat for a pillow and the earth was last night's bed"...
Even if you didn't listen to "country", even if you weren't a fan of "country" you knew this song, loved this song and more than likely sang this song.
Even if you didn't listen to "country", even if you weren't a fan of "country" you knew this song, loved this song and more than likely sang this song.

THE MUSIC

Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks

Groove Is In the Heart – Deee-Lite



Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode

1990 Debuts

Hold On; I'm still holding on and sing it loud and proud when it comes on in the car.
Hold On; I'm still holding on and sing it loud and proud when it comes on in the car.
Imagine being about a 10 year old girl and Michael Bolton and his sappy love songs are some of your favorites?
Imagine being about a 10 year old girl and Michael Bolton and his sappy love songs are some of your favorites?
Vanilla Ice took the world by storm, we can all recognize this song in about 2 notes.
Vanilla Ice took the world by storm, we can all recognize this song in about 2 notes.
Tiiiiiiin Roooof!
Tiiiiiiin Roooof!

Hold On – Wilson Phillips

How Am I Supposed To Live Without You – Michael Bolton

Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

Love Shack– B-52's



Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now!)– C+C Music Factory

1990 Debuts

This song got me slapped when I was about 10. I thought it would be funny to mock my mother when I was getting yelled at. Apparently I was wrong.
This song got me slapped when I was about 10. I thought it would be funny to mock my mother when I was getting yelled at. Apparently I was wrong.
I didn't know why she was so sad, but I could feel her pain.
I didn't know why she was so sad, but I could feel her pain.
Paula was absolutely a favorite among young girls in the early 90s.
Paula was absolutely a favorite among young girls in the early 90s.
I've Got The Power!
I've Got The Power!
Can't touch this...There will never be another MC Hammer
Can't touch this...There will never be another MC Hammer
Madonna just spit 'em out one right after another.
Madonna just spit 'em out one right after another.

Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O'Connor

Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul

The Power – Snap!

U Can't Touch This – MC Hammer

Vogue – Madonna


Step By Step - New Kids on the Block

What I Was Watching on TV...

1990 Debuts

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
Family Matters
Family Matters
Full House
Full House
America's Funniest Home Videos
America's Funniest Home Videos
Roseanne
Roseanne
The Simpsons
The Simpsons

These are some of the shows I was watching in 1990. Most or all of these shows still live on in syndication. I guess you can’t kill a good thing.

Beverly Hills, 90210 Okay, so I was a little late to jump into this fad, but my parents didn't think it was appropriate. Cheating, violence, drugs? I don't know what their problem was?

Family Matters Steve Urkel! This show spawned lunch boxes, pull string dolls and was a part of the TGIF line up.

Full House Remember 3 men living together, and the olsen twins were the "olsen twins" not Mary-Kate and Ashley.

America’s Funniest Home Videos Hey, isn't that Danner Tanner? I used to think he was such a dork; he couldn't say a funny line on the show without doing all he could to hold back from laughing at his own joke. If you don't remember look up an episode.

Roseanne This was my house, the typical American family, living paycheck to paycheck with a house full of nagging siblings and dysfunctional parents. I LOVED IT!

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air This was how I came to know Will Smith. Everyone knew how to do the "Carlton" and we could all sing the theme song".

The Simpsons This was the first cartoon that my parents weren't crazy about me watching.



The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Intro

1990 Releases

Arachnophobia
Arachnophobia
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy
Ghost
Ghost
Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Kindergarten Cop
Kindergarten Cop
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Movies I Was Watching...

Arachnophobia – As if my fear of spiders wasn’t bad enough…

Dances With Wolves – This was the beginning of my appreciation for Kevin Costner.

Dick Tracy – I loved the idea of bringing the comic to life and it had a killer cast; 90’s icon Madonna, and classics like Warren Beatty and Al Pacino.

Ghost- Loved me some Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Talk about a tear-jerker.

GoodFellas – All I have to say is Robert DeNiro; Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci didn’t hurt either.

Kindergarten Cop – This movie saw Arnold Schwarzenegger in a totally kid-friendly role.

Pretty Woman – This movie got every girl thinking about real-life fairy tales and Prince Charmings.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Movie) – I actually watched this at the Drive In. It was absolutely awesome to see the ninja turtles brought to life and it starred 90’s icon, Corey Feldman.




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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      Well, I had to, how else am I going to check up on you? ;-)

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Thanks, Can't...mission accomplished - I got it!!!

      Wow...an e-mail account just for me - I'm touched. :0)

      Peace be with you - C.J.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      Brain fart all gone, I figured it out. You should have an email in your inbox from me. Thanks. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ, Do you want to know what's even funnier? I was thinking about you this morning; wondering how you're doing, and I went to open my hotmail, but considering that I created the account solely to communicate with you, whatever screen name/email address I created, I can't remember. I tried like five different things and feel like an idiot. Do you want to send me my email address to my yahoo email? I know my password but I'm spacing my email. I know, it sounds really stupid and I felt like an idiot this morning, but I don't think there is any other way for me to retreive it because I didn't set up a "back up email" with the account and I have about 6 email addresses! If not, I'll try to figure out something else. I'm glad to hear from you, I've been wondering. :-)

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Can't:

      I received your e-mail in junk mail, but even though it was not selected to be deleted...it was and there was no way I could retreive it. Would you mind resending your letter to me...I would like to read it. :0)

      Peace be with you and yours - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      I can't cast any real judgment on her anyway; it's not my place and I obviously don't know her. I just can sympathize with you and feel for what you're going through; it's too bad it has to be this way. You know what honestly gets me through most of the "downs" in my life; "Everything happens for a reason". I convince myself that there must be some greater purpose for what we go through other than the obvious pain. You'll get through it; if you couldn't handle it, He wouldn't give it to you.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Can't:

      Please don't find fault with her...she is the most amazing, loving and wonderful woman I have ever known. I did not say it earlier, but there are familial forces that are prodding her along. It's complicated and I do not have the strength to launch into it, but I am sure this is not what she truly wants.

      It's funny, but if she ever heard me say anything about this guy giving her more...it would set her off. No, this woman is legit and is a beauty through and through - that's why losing her hurts so much.

      Sweet dreams - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      I will try to not find fault in her for leaving you for someone else because I, as a woman should understand. But, if you’re who you say you are or seem to be then I don’t know what improvement she thought she was/is getting. To be honest, if she even momentarily has graded somebody above you then you clearly aren’t meant for her. You need to be loved wholly and if she were able to break off even a tiny bit of her heart to share with another person and in doing so fall for him then she wasn’t giving you all of her, at least not at the end; I certainly don’t want to take away from what you once had, because I’m sure it was great. Money and age shouldn’t have anything to do with love unless the hinder or help a lover love. Especially if you are suggesting that those two factors in particular contributed to her being swayed then I fear she is not the kind of person, at this point anyway, that you would even appreciate. You should be able to thrive in a great relationship, stuck in a cave. And what is this crap about “more than I ever could”? Myself and thousands of other women may be temporarily impressed with “gifts” but love, love can’t be bought and I personally would give away all material possessions for real love, which I’ll remind you is free. Might I suggest that in this time of “clearing your head” you don’t do it by simply secluding yourself from all other life forms because you will probably find yourself just being depressed. You need to be around the people and the things that will remind you how awesome a person you are.

      I’m heading to bed as well, but I must pray long tonight. 

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Truth be known, my darling was the apple of my eye and the wind in my sails, until a wealthy young stud with all the right qualifications took her from me. She's set to marry him in one week.

      I just pray that he loves her and more than that...I pray that he adores her - just like I do. She so richly deserves to be loved and so richly deserves to be cherished.

      Besides, with his wealth and pedigree, I am sure he can give her more than I ever could. As they say, "All's fair in love and war", so I tip my hat to this younger man and wish him well.

      Yes, I will get through this (with God's help) but I need the chance to heal and clear my head. The pain I feel is still very fresh. Right now I feel vulnerable and I hate the feeling. I guess that's what love can do. It can even make a sledgehammer weak. :0)

      Off to bed I go...but I will check in on you sometime later on, just to make sure you are staying out of trouble. Not to worry, I am sure we will talk again.

      Best wishes - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Well, I wish you the best of luck, I really do. You have been awesome and I can immediately tell that you're a great guy and any woman would be lucky to have you. (I'll assume that this woman is question is already spoken for). You seem so strong, I can't imagine you can't find a way to get through this. But you really can't convince yourself to "unlove" someone, so I encourage you to seek all avenues that are available to you. You'll never know if you don't go!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      No...I don't think you are a basket case...not in the least. You are a real person with real life issues. We all have our cross to bear and we all have our own problems.

      Trust me, no one knows more than me how matters of the heart can make one weak in the knees, upset in the stomach and trouble one's mind. Been there, done that...and I have the shirt to prove it. :0)

      I will invite you, as I do with everyone else, to contact me via my hotmail account found on my home page. It is cjsledgehammer@hotmail.com. Again, I will only check it every week or so, just so you know.

      I do appreciate your willingness to talk with me, but my main issue right now is that I'm so madly in love with someone, a woman that I cannot have, that I can't see straight or even think straight. Man...it really sucks to be me.

      I had better hop on over and republish those hubs like I promised.

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

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      I can’t believe you’ve been making anyone’s life miserable. And yes, without sounding pathetic or needy, I actually feel like you kind of understand me and you have done wonders for my psyche. Obviously you have to worry about yourself first, but I want you to at least be flattered how much you have touched me in such a ridiculous amount of time.

      I am definitely going to be checking out all of your hubs, and I appreciate you reposting some of them.

      I don’t want to be overstepping my boundaries, but while you are “figuring things out” if you need anyone to talk to, questions, comments or advice, I would love to be your ear or voice, (I’m sure you’re probably thinking I’m a basket case, but I’m actually a great listener and give great advice, I just don’t take my own). At any rate, I wish you the absolute best of luck and you will be in my prayers. Thanks for everything.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Can't:

      I think in your heart you know what you need to do and you don't need me to tell you what that is.

      Just so you know, I am not leaving Hubpages, per se, I just won't be very active for awhile. There are some things I need to do and I need to get my head straight. I just need some time to pull some things together. Besides, I have been making Hubbers miserable for the past year now, so it's time for a well-deserved break. :0)

      For your viewing pleasure I have decided to republish a few hubs to keep you company in my absence. They will give you an even closer look at my layering and how the ol' boy thinks. :0)

      Peace be with you - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CJ,

      I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. To be quite honest, less than 24 hours ago I very quickly made an assumption that I didn’t care for you and began to cast you aside as a “typical” insensitive male. Not only was I so wrong, but you are uber-sensitive and passionate. I briefly clicked over to your page and I almost felt like it looked like I had been stalking you. I have very similar hubs; obviously I’m only getting started and I certainly am not to your caliber. I haven’t had a chance to read your Hubs but I think I plan on reading everyone as I they all caught my eye and you are my new favorite person.

      I’m honored that you found any enjoyment in my Hub and I have only done ’90 and ’91 but have most of my material for the next 8 years’ worth of the 90’s. I did grow up in the 80’s and “matured” in the 90’s, but my parents raised me in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s; very old school, record players, 8-tracks and the songs that came with them, so I will definitely appreciate and understand your Hubs.

      Noooo! Don’t tell me you’re leaving me know in my time of need. My heart just fell into my stomach. I refuse to get nosy but I hope you are pursuing bigger things and all is well and not the contrary.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

      Cantuhearmescream:

      I enjoyed your hub immensely and I, too, enjoyed some of those songs and watched some of those shows. I especially liked Full House, Fresh Prince, Saved by the Bell and Home Improvement.

      I have a feeling that I am way older than you, because I have 3 hubs commemorating the 60's, 70's and 80's. I am glad you did one on the 90's because I thought they were running low on good ideas by then and didn't have the heart to do it myself. :0)

      Hey, swing on by and tell you what you think.

      Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

      P.S. As of tomorrow I will no longer be a regular on Hubpages, but I will leave my account open and possibly check on things a couple times a month or so...same holds true with the Hotmail account found on my homepage. I truly hope you find happiness, but in order for you to do so, you will have to find God first. Best wishes - C.J.