One thing I love about academia is Spring Break. Yeah it’s great to devote yourself to a “life of the mind” and the pursuit of brilliance and what not, but it’s that free week of party time and sleeping in until noon between parties that really keeps me in this business. When I think about Spring Break, the first thing that comes to mind is the coverage that MTV used to do when I was in middle and high school. MTVs coverage of Spring Break is exactly why I ended up in college in the first place. The month of March means 30 whole days of college students all across America celebrating a week off from school doing important volunteer work or, probably, lounging around in hot tubs, drinking things out of red cups, and playing volleyball on Mexican beaches.
To set the tone for this party state of mind, here are 7 throwback songs from the 90s that will pump up the volume for all of your Spring Breaks.
“Hey Mr. DJ,” Zhané
This is one of those songs you probably heard on the radio or heard in the club back in the day but you had NO idea who these people were. Like that stopped you from getting your groove on, though.
“C’Mon ‘N Ride It [The Train],” Quad City DJs
Get those crop tops out, people! I remember when this song was the hotness, and I still get excited when a DJ plays it. This is one of those songs that’s exponentially more fun when everybody gets in a train and does the dance.
So I’m not the biggest Cher fan, meaning I’m not a Cher fan at all, really. I know, I know — it makes me a BAD gay. But I just don’t get her. Anyway, “Believe” is still an awesome dance song, from her twenty-third album.
“Around the World,” Daft Punk
Daft Punk is pretty much iconic in dance music scenes, and with a new album coming out this Spring, you know there’s going to be a lot to look forward to.
“This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan
Can you even believe that Montell Jordan was once a thing? Still, this was a song my mom always had playing in the house. It dropped in 1995 and I must have been like on a playground or something when it came out. A good party song!
“Jump,” Kris Kross
If you grew up in the 90s you remember that this was the JAM. Never has wearing clothes backwards seemed like such an interesting thing to do.