We all know the 90s were the greatest musical era of all time, especially for pop music. We had Backstreet Boys, we had *NSYNC, we had Britney, we had 2ge+her, we had it all. So we were thrilled when we heard about a new musical opening in New York that is set in the 90s pop scene. “Pop Nation,” opening in November, “puts you behind the scenes as boy bands and bubblegum divas blast off on a whirlwind ride to the heights of pop royalty.”
The show is described as a “social theatrical experience,” mixing the feel of a musical with a nightclub. We’re not sure exactly what this means, but they had us at “90s boybands” and we’ll definitely be checking this one out. “Pop Nation” features original music by Damon Intrabartolo, choreography by RJ Durell, who has worked with Madonna and Britney, and production design by Kevin Antunes, JT’s go-to.
Previews for this new musical begin November 14th at the Hudson Hotel in New York City. Tickets are available now on the official “Pop Nation” website.
Watch your favorite Backstreet or *NSYNC video to get pumped for the show
Possibly the biggest country singer of the 90s, Garth Brooks, just held a press conference to announce that he is coming out of retirement and releasing a new album this fall. And going on a world tour! And this comes just days after another 90s icon, Shania Twain hinted at a tour next year (We need this to happen please!). Country music was a lot different back then, before the development of the “bro-country” genre. Here are some of our favorite country songs of the 90s!
1. Shania Twain – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
It took much debating to decide which Shania video to include on this list. But that leopard outfit alone made this video the clear front runner. (Runner Up: “Man I Feel Like a Woman”)
2. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
We used to jump rope to this song in gym class. Billy Ray’s mullet is out of control in this video. And check out the amazing ensembles for inspiration – 90s fashion is back after all! And did you catch Tish Cyrus dancing in the front row?
3. Faith Hill – “This Kiss”
There was no escaping this song in 1998, no matter what music genre you listened to. Everything about this video is so 90s it hurts. We’re still not sure why she’s riding on a peach.
4. LeAnn Rimes – “How Do I Live”
The original blonde teen pop-country crossover released her first album at the age of 13. We’re pretty sure this song was played at every middle and high school dance that took place in the late 90s.
5.Lonestar – “Amazed”
Another song that was inescapable in the late 90s, and played at school dances and weddings nationwide. You’ll probably still be able to sing along, even if you haven’t heard the song since.
Bonus: Shania Twain – “Man I Feel Like A Woman.”
We just couldn’t resist. Let’s go girls.
It feels like we’ve taken forever to get here, but we are finally less than ONE WEEK away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”
Austin just unveiled another track off the album called “Next To You,” and it’s AMAZING. It has the 90s boy band sound that Austin the one man boy band has been channeling, but with a modern edge. We cannot wait to see him perform this one live. (P.S. please play it next weekend at BLI Summer Jam!)
The track almost sounds like someone had written it for *NSYNC back in the day, dusted it off, and updated for Austin. Listen closely – can’t you just picture that classic *NSYNC lean and drop in the choreography?
You can pre-order “The Secret” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!” The full album, including “Next To You,” will be released on Tuesday, May 27th!
Tune into the Today Show on Monday, May 26th to see Austin perform live! (Or if you’re in NYC, get to Rockefeller Center by 6AM and see him in person!)
There is no denying that the 90s are back in a big way this year. We’ve seen more flannel shirts, Doc Martens, crop tops and floral platform sneakers than we have in years. We are 90s girls, so the music of this time period will always hold a special place in our hearts, especially the videos we remember watching and calling in to vote for on TRL. Remember when MTV played music?
Check out our list of the most iconic videos of the late 90s .. Who would you vote for on TRL today?