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I remember hearing 'Two Princes' so often on radio and MTV that I began to hate it. Enough time has passed that now it has the fun nostalgia factor. Sorta.
My gut response is '93, since that's when Jump Around really peaked. But in recent years the university here has adopted it, and plays it during (American) football games. so...timeless classic?
Jump Around is definitely a 1993 song. It always reminds me of when it was playing on Radio 1while I was driving to work after a first night stay over at my new girlfriend's house, at around this time of year. So yeah, a 1993 record it is.
There is no happy ending to the girlfriend story, by the way!
Keep up the good work, Bernard. You do good things here.
"Jump Around" was so ubiquitous for several years that i could never remember when it came out! "Two Princes" had a similar problem as commercial radio were still playing it long past its' sell by date (about 5 minutes after it came out in my estimation - loathed that song and the band.) I left school (6th form) around this time and entered the world of work, but i don't recall any of these songs having an impact on me at the time: i was too busy discovering older music such as 2-Tone, The Jam, Bowie etc
God Bernard - another great memory gut punch! Ah selling out... Vivid recollections of mid-90s intense early house declarations of "I'll never own a house, I'll never get an proper job" - Thirty years ago is a lifetime. I work for the government (ack!), almost twenty years into a 35 year celtic tiger mortgage (ack ack!) in my hometown (ack! ack! ack!)... how life ends up changing things (and where the fuck does time go???)
Also, your 100% right, second prince is red flag city - although twenty year old me would definitely not see that
Bernard. Reality Bites is NOT a bad movie. I will stand on this hill.