“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends, make it last forever, friendship never ends” is a lyric from the 1996 single “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. It’s a lyric that most 90s kids cannot forget.
The 1997 Soul Train Music Awards was rap artist Notorious B.I.G.’s last appearance on television. He would be shot and killed later that night.
Genesis Does What Nintendon’t is an infamous slogan coined in a commercial during the 90s Console Wars between Nintendo and Sega. The commercial makes robust claims about the Sega Genesis console’s capabilities in comparison to the Nintendo console. The commercial is best known for it’s jingle.
The Dot Com bubble was from 1994 to 2000 in which tech stocks soared due to investor’s increasing excitement of internet dot-coms.
“For the Cool in You” is a song performed by musician Baby Face. It’s title track to his third album. Released in 1993, it’s commonly associated with the episode “Dr. Urkel and Mr. Cool” of the television sitcom Family Matters.
Prince of Persia 2 is a cinematic platform game developed and released by Broderbund Software. Released in 1993 for PC, 1994 for Mac and 1996 for Super Nintendo console. It’s the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Prince of Persia. This time, the Prince is uprooted by an imposter and must go on a quest to reclaim his reputation.
Lunch trades were an important practice for 90s kids. During school lunch time, 90s kids would trade various lunch items in hopes of getting more lucrative treats.
“I was born on a pirate ship” was a 90s social game. A person would hold their tongue and repeat the phrase “I was born on a pirate ship”.
The Guys Next Door were an early 1990s boy band with members Eddie Garcia, Patrick Dancy, Bobby Leslie, Chris Wolf and Damon Sharpe. They were portrayed as the new generation of The Monkees. Their single “I’ve been waiting for you.” charted on the Billboard hot 100. The band had a self titled show that aired Saturday mornings on NBC.
Home Skillet is 90s slang to refer to someone as a friend. It’s an alternative to “home slice”, that has the same meaning.