Thursday, October 16, 2014

What's Ricki Lake?

I always listen to music at work, and recently I've been tuned to Pandora's 90s Pop Hits and Summertime Hits constantly.  Listening to the lyrics, I really started thinking about how kids today definitely do not hear these songs the same way we do.  I found 5 perfect examples of songs with pop culture references that have post Y2K babies scratching their heads:

1. The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy): "At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake." Ricki Lake ended 10 years ago.

2. Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It: "Ill-way the an-may on the ance-day oor-flay." Do kids today have any idea what Pig Latin is?

3. Blink 182 - All The Small Things: Do they get that the video is a spoof of BSB's I Want It That Way video?  Even more than that, do they even know what BSB stands for?!
 

4. New Radicals - You Get What You Give: Just listen to the entire 4th verse...

5. Payphone - Maroon 5: DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT A PAYPHONE IS?!?


There have to be more of these, too, as well as songs our parents listen to that we just don't get!  Can you think of any??

6 comments:

Jillian Manesh said...

haha nice! i need to start listening to 90s music again :) i used to love everclear! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Kelcie said...

I had not ever thought of it in those terms - but you are absolutely right! It reminds me of the kids not knowing what a Walkman is once handed one. I love listening to the 90s on my drive to work (Sirius has a great station!)

Here's the reactions to the Walkman on YouTube, you'll get a kick out of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_vV-JRZ6E

Carly Blogs Here said...

hahaha I loved this post! Soo true!

Rebecca Jo Vincent said...

That's so funny!!!! You are so right...

Jen said...

Hahaha yes!!! This post is awesome.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

OMG! Now I feel really old! I wonder if they do get the references.

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