I slipped into a swirling vortex of old YouTube videos, Spotify playlists and memories today when I challenged myself (and two others) to tracking down songs from our youth that incorporated the record scratching fad. Remember when almost every rock song featured some kind of turntable in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s? It was either from some rock band that wanted to go super pop or dance-y, some white/non-black rapper who wanted to sound a little more authentic or some nu metal band who wanted to…Actually, I don’t even know what nu metal bands were trying to do.
So here’s the list of songs we came up with for your listening pleasure, from sugar pop to WTF-did-I-used-to-listen-to. Feel free to share any songs I might have missed. (The only criteria is that it can’t actually be a hip hop song.)
Better Than Ezra – “Extraordinary”
Sublime – “What I Got”
Sugar Ray – “Fly Featuring Super Cat”
Citizen King – “Better Days”
Smash Mouth – “All Star”
Crazy Town – “Butterfly”
Incubus – Pardon Me
Linkin Park – “Somewhere I Belong”
Linkin Park Featuring X-ecutioners – “It’s Going Down”
Limp Bizkit – “My Way”
P.O.D. – Rock This Party
Zebrahead – “Check”
(Hed) P.E. – “Bartender”
Slipknot – “Spit It Out”
Methods of Mayhem – “Get Naked”
Fear Factory – “Edgecrusher”
Did I really just spend a portion of my day listening to Fear Factory and Slipknot? Save me.
Up next: a list of songs about pie.