Flashback Friday: The step in my groove

Because the radio stations in Knoxville are, on the average, terrible and because I spend 40-50 minutes a weekday commuting now, I splurge on Sirius radio. I love a wide range of music, but having cut my teeth on music fandom in the ’90s, I spend a lot of time on the 90s on 9 and Lithium (grunge) channels.

I was a senior in high school in 1999 and my parents let me drive myself the 2.4 miles to school every morning (is it weird that I still remember the exact distance?), as long as I took my neighbor Ben. The following song was released on June 29, 1999, and by the time school started that year, whatever radio station I was listening to at the time was playing it compulsively. In fact, the morning show that I would listen to as I drove to school played it every single day at the exact same time. This was both annoying as crap and incredibly useful as I knew if I was still in my car by the end of the song I would be hard-pressed to find a parking spot and would probably be late to homeroom.

I only thought of this because the song has popped up twice on Sirius on my final approach to the office this week, including this morning. I would say I really enjoy the song, but it was so incredibly overplayed during and after its stretch at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, that I don’t think I’ll ever love it. Still, I enjoy anything that reminds me of a particular time in my life.

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3 Responses to Flashback Friday: The step in my groove

  1. A.B.Monk says:

    I love that song!!! Thanks for posting! Man, I really miss listening to the radio in the late 90’s and wearing my awesome platforms that gave me an extra 3 or so inches. And dragons on everything!

  2. Becky says:

    It had to have been FM100 that played the song at the same time every day. I had a similar problem with that ‘breakfast at Tiffany’s’ song. They would always play it at 6am when my radio alarm clock was going off!

  3. Jessica says:

    Oh man I do remember the radio playing that ad nauseum that summer. Agree that I’ll never love it either, but true too that it’s fun to hear songs like this and remember when.

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