Back in college, I took an advertising class where the teacher said that to market something to a particular age-group, use music they listened to in high school.
For me, that would be 90s alternative and rap. There’s just something about Coolio’s “Rollin’ With My Homies” that takes me right back to the parking lot of my high school, cranking the volume on that cute senior boy’s family Dodge before heading to a diner to eat french fries and smoke clove cigarettes. Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Everclear evoke memories of the all-day music festival I went to with a boy the summer before my junior year (and him rescuing me from a mosh pit that formed around me spontaneously).
So when I read a story online last week about the ultimate 90s workout mix, I thought it was high time to make a new mix. Here’s what’s on my list:
1. Prodigy — Firestarter
2. Everclear — Santa Monica
3. Blind Melon — No Rain
4. Spin Doctors — Jimmy Olsen Blues
5. Garbage — Only Happy When it Rains
6. Coolio — Rollin’ With My Homies
7. Lit — My Own Worst Enemy
8. Harvey Danger — Flagpole Sitta
9. Toadies — Possum Kingdom
10. Reel Big Fish — Sell Out
11. No Doubt — Just a Girl
12. Nate Dogg — Regulate