The time for our 90s Weekender is fast approaching so we hope you’ve all got your shell suits and butterfly hair clips looked out. While you may be ready to look the part, how’s your memory? We’ve got a refresher course on the tunes you’ll be hearing, so let’s take a stroll down memory lane and get ready for a trip back to the 90s!
Dario G – Sunchyme
British electro music act Dario G released Sunchyme in 1997. It was the lead single from their debut studio album Sunmachine (1998). The smash hit features samples from the track ‘Life in a Northern Town’ by The Dream Academy. This song soared up the dance charts and brings back instant memories of summer.
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy
This number one hit topped the record charts in November 1994. Writing in 2015, Sam Richards from The Guardian stated that ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy was the biggest crossover hit of the rave era’. This tune ranks high in the ultimate dance singles of all time, ideal for reliving the tunes from the greatest decade of all.
Cappella – U Got 2 Let the Music
1993’s ‘U Got 2 Let the Music’ was released as a single from Cappella’s second studio album ‘U Got 2 Know’. The song was a huge success and only just missed out from the top spot which was held by ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ by Meat Loaf.
Sonique – It Feels So Good
It Feels So Good was originally released in 1998. It then went on to sell over 700,00 copies in the UK. Sonique stated that the song was about a guy she liked that didn’t return her feelings as he thought she was just after him for his success. The song is actually her telling him that it’s him she likes, not his success.
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
The song that led to Rozalla being dubbed the ‘Queen of Rave’ – Everybody’s Free was the ultimate dance track of 1991, perhaps even the full decade. The song peaked UK charts at number six, but soon exploded onto the European dance scene and cementing its place in dance music history.
East 17 – It’s Alright
English boy-band East 17 are perhaps best known for their Christmas number 1 ‘Stay Another Day’, but ‘It’s Alright’ was a song that clinched their fame. Starting off like a slow, you’d think the song is a ballad – before it breaks down into a killer dance track.
5ive – Keep on Movin’
At some point the nineties had to come to an end… but they went out with a bang. Keep on Movin’ was the second single from 5ive’s second studio album ‘Invincible’. It debuted at number 1 on the UK singles chart and was the 16th biggest selling boy band single of the 1990s, selling over 421,700 copies in the UK.
Listen to all these tunes and many more at the Hunter’s Quay 90s Weekender on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November! In the meantime – check out our new Spotify playlist to get ready to party like it’s 1999!