1997-1998 [Tune in Tuesday]

My Teen Years Special Edition: What were you listening to when you were a teenager? We all come from different decades, with different tunes. For this month, please pick some of your favorite songs that bring you back to those glorious teenage years!


Check out the other Tune in Tuesday posts over at GReads!

9th grade. 1997-1998. For my friends and me, it was the last year before boys and drama started taking over our lives. And we spent most of it listening to boybands. I looked like this:

(This was – clearly – the year when my hair really started to get out of control. It wasn’t until mid-way through my senior year that I discovered the miracle that is the flatiron. I promise, I don’t leave the house like this anymore.).

NSYNC was the favorite of the year:

NSYNC – I Want You Back

But I also listened to a few other things. Like:

Usher – You Make Me Wanna

Tonic – If You Could Only See

What were you listening to in 9th grade?

12 thoughts on “1997-1998 [Tune in Tuesday]

  1. Ginger @ GReads! July 10, 2012 / 9:17 am

    Hahaha my hair was out of control, too. I would let it AIR DRY. Oh the horror. NSync was definitely on heavy rotation in my teen years. I loved boy bands, but I was a bit past the “teen” years when they really became big. I remember going to see BSB when I was 18 with my older sisters! haha Oh goodness we looked out of place.


    • Michelle July 11, 2012 / 9:52 am

      The sad thing is that I probably did blow dry my hair there. And it still looked that awful. I thought a round brush was all I needed.

      I think that two years between us probably made a huge difference back then. But now we both have excellent taste in music so it all worked out. πŸ™‚


  2. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea July 10, 2012 / 11:16 am

    I wasn’t in my teens when boybands like NSync and BSB were big, but I loved them all the same! I was never really that big an Usher fan though, not until he released his Confessions album.


  3. Bianca July 10, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    I was little when I started listening to NSync but I was obsessed. Same with Usher. I don’t know the first time I heard If You Could Only See but love that song.


  4. Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis July 10, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    9th grade: 1967-1968 The US was embroiled in the VietNam war and all of the anti-war protests. Rock music reflected that – the protests, that is.

    from Something’s Happening Here – Buffalo Springfield

    to All You Need is Love – The Beatles

    Also, I grew up in southwestern Ontario and our music was greatly influenced by Motown.

    I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

    Lots more, but I think I’m probably in an era most of you aren’t too interested in πŸ˜‰


    • Michelle July 11, 2012 / 9:51 am

      Different generations but similar geography. I grew up in Southeastern Michigan. And I love all of those songs. πŸ™‚


  5. Estelle / Rather Be Reading July 10, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Ah! Good ones. Tonic! That was a great song. And NSYNC all the way. I really liked them a lot and saw them in concert once. (Jordan Knight opened for them ha!)

    Love that you included a picture too!


    • Michelle July 11, 2012 / 9:51 am

      I saw NSYNC on that tour. And possibly a few other – cough 4 cough – times.


  6. Liza July 10, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Usher! How funny you should add this song as I just posted on another blog about love triangles.

    How fitting!


  7. Jenny July 17, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    I loved N’Sync and Usher. To this day, anytime someone says “it’s 7 o’clock” (which seems to happen sort of often, I pretty much instinctively start singing “on the dot, I’m in my drop top cruising the streets…” on and on until I’ve sung the whole song, LOL!


  8. Jayde August 29, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Appriaection for this information is over 9000-thank you!


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