The 90s was a one-of-a-kind, totally rad decade!
Maybe, I’m a bit biased. I was born in 1992 and by the end of that decade, there were a few things that stuck with me.
During the 90s, the United States was at peace with the world, the technology industry boomed with products, stars, like Britney Spears, NSYNC, and Gwen Stefani, and are still heard loud and clear today and people actually had to pick up the home phone to make plans.
Would you agree the 90s was the best decade in time? Do you miss television and movie hits, like 101 Dalmations, Power Rangers, Titanic and Nickelodeon’s CatDog? Do you remember that gas prices were under a buck and people had to get in their cars to rent a movie at Blockbuster? Thanks, Netflix. You bought them out real quick! Remember when people actually had to wait for things. Nothing was ever instant like it is today. As a kid, I remember running around the cul-de-sac with bare feet, jumping on the trampoline, and getting way too ecstatic about the jolly ‘ole music playing from the ice cream truck, not spending countless hours on social media. My friends and I would send notes to our crushes in class when our teacher wasn’t looking. Heads Up 7 Up and Freeze Tag were games we longed for at recess.
This is not to say the 21st Century, especially more recent years, is a letdown. It’s just that times have changed in BIG ways. Too many modern-day singers are simply one-hit-wonders, basic necessities are even more expensive, and ring pops are no more. (At least, they aren’t an obvious choice on store shelves).
So if you’re feeling nostalgic, join me for a trip down memory lane! Twitter is using the hashtag #90sWereTheBestBecause to express thoughts on the decade.
#90sWereTheBestBecause we all learned the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song pic.twitter.com/lpyWbNvp7L— Theresa (@tlcprincess) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause I could attend late night parties at sketchy warehouses while carrying around a towel and glow stick— Therealdavem (@Therealdavem1) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause the fashion was bold, bright & baggy. pic.twitter.com/ewpWHoSiqV— Lissa ✌️???????? (@_lola_bee) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause my Discman would skip when I ran, so I had no choice but to give up running... Damn you Steve Jobs and your iPod! pic.twitter.com/MQDcqNEyUD— Tom Malvaso (@TomMalvaso) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause ppl weren't glued to their cellphones 24/7, the tv shows, music and movies were better. I miss the 90s.— keith wendland (@Keith_Wendland) July 12, 2017
That's when I met my Friends #90sWereTheBestBecause pic.twitter.com/4FJfkSjIwE— jonathanxavier (@TheRealJmar) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause $1.00 could get you a quarter juice (google that) a bag of chips and sunflower seeds— Beige R Smith (@illwillmadeit) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause $10K for a reliable NEW car! We'll never see that again— Dan (@Dan081275) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause I didn't have kids yet and was able to stay awake past 9pm. pic.twitter.com/p9n0DSmv5D— D. Jacquez (@DJacquez4) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause kids movies were about adventure not cheap thrills and mediocre jokes. Fml— kaliop ingirin tomai (@kalioptomai) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause Two words: Pearl Jam ????????????@PearlJam pic.twitter.com/H4cHIcqFLa— Punk (@JosephHorvathJr) July 12, 2017
#90sWereTheBestBecause EVERY GENRE OF MUSIC WAS LIT! pic.twitter.com/UYaPgkhzLl— Johnnie Harvey (@jnewsworthy) July 12, 2017
Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she’s headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)