Forever Fourteen

I had Criminal Minds playing in the background last night while I was working and something caught my attention. I heard Dr. Reed (which is a total hunk) say, “No music ever impacts us as much as what we listen to at age 14.” I began to think about it and wonder if this was true so I googled it and found that, in fact, it was totally true. Apparently that age is when we start branching out, finding out what we like and don’t like and really start having opinions of our own which will inevitably define who we are and become.

Of course at fourteen we don’t know that is what is happening. We just know that MC Hammer is awesome in those parachute pants, gold chains and that You Can’t Touch This. When I was fourteen I didn’t realize that the way I dressed, the songs I loved and the choices I made would make me who I am today but as I look back I can see it. I still own and LOVE my Bomber jacket, Dr. Martens, Pearl Jam albums and NKOTB dolls (just Donnie though). Thankfully those things are still around and making quite the comeback (Pearl Jam never left).




So I took a look back to my top 14 songs out of the top 100 hits of 1990. And you know what, I still probably know every damn word to each of these songs. What are yours? Don’t be shy. I showed you mine, now you show me yours?  😉

  1. Step by Step – New Kids on the Block


2.  HoldOn – Wilson Phillips

3.  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey

4. Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith

5.  Freedom – George Michael

6. Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor

7. Vogue – Madonna


8. Epic – Faith No More

9. Blaze of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

10. Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul

11. Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers

12. When Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel


13. All I Want to Do is Make Love to You – Heart

14. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice (this came out the year before but was still on the charts)



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