And of course, for a good hour I was jamming to my 90's playlist. I mean, duh.
I remember being 12 years old and knowing EVERY SINGLE WORD to some of these songs. My parents have a video, hopefully hidden, of me at 10 singing and dancing to Genie in a Bottle. Swear. I knew every word to these songs and even now, I sing them and I know all the words. But have you ever really listened to the words? Listened to what you're saying? Because it's dirty.
90's boy bands were full of naughty boys! I can't believe my parents let me even sing some of these things. For example..
She took my hand
We never said a word at all
We starting grinding
Shorty had me up against the wall
**I sang those words as a child. Can't believe I wasn't sent to the Principals office more often**
Come on girl and get down
Smack it up
And move it all around
Here it is if you wanna get with this
Put you on the top of my list, uh
**Other lyrics worth mentioning: "You're the one for me, You're my ecstasy" Because it totally makes sense for a 10 year old to say ecstasy.**
Turn down the lights
And feel the rhythm
I'll give you everything
I'll take you to heaven
**They'll take me to heaven? I wonder what I thought that meant back in the day**
Let me lick you up and down
We'll make the sexy sounds
If we set if off tonight
**This one is apparently so dirty that I couldn't even find a YouTube video of it. But just look.. the sexy sounds? Can't believe I was in 5th grade singing that**
If you want it to be wild
Gotta know just who to dial baby (that's me)
If you really like it hot
Find someone who hits the spot honey (oh yes)
**I used to JAM to this song. I remember boys singing this song and saying they were bad boys. Hahahah, I die**
Give me just one night, una noche!
I'll give you the time of your life!
(the time of you life, ooooh)
(I'll give you the time of your life)
(oooh baby yeah!)
**At 11 what did "the time of my life" mean to me? Good Lordy**
I dream about a girl who's a mix of Destiny's Child
Just a little touch Madonna's wild style
With Janet Jackson's smile, throw in a body like Jennifers'
You've got the star of my liquid dream
**I just.. I can't.. I don't have any words. I was actually allowed to listen to this? And what the hell did I think this meant?**
I love the things you do for me so late at night
So turn me on yeah
It's like I'm right there next to you yeah
**I was beyond obsessed with this album and this song! I know every word to every song on the album.. and this one is about phone sex. Really you need to look up all the lyrics if you don't know the song, because they're classic**
So there you go, the boy band boys were dirty boys! And now I know I didn't fully appreciate them at 12.