for me the obvious two would be "live forever" and "born slippy".
"live forever" because in my lifetime, no band had the vast popularity that oasis had between the years 1994-96. it was the time people were "mad for it" and sported some terrible looking haircuts but were worn in defiance by their bearers. but their devotion to oasis seemed to transcend any tastes in fashion! in my opinion nothing has been seen like it since and no band has had the power to cultivate "a scene" since like oasis did.
"born slippy" because i feel dance music was the other side to youth culture of our time that will be remembered in years to come. of all the great tunes of the last 10 years or so, i reckon born slippy was one everybody loved and have great memories of.
god, im sounding like a right sentimental old bugger!!
any other opinions? and give your reasons if you have the time.
S'pose we have to define what generation we're talking about.
If we're talking songs of the 90s, I'd say Common People, as it's the one song from back then that (to me at least) sounds absolutely amazing. In fact, it's weird to thing that such an angry, bitter, weird song was so big.
I'd have said Insomnia by Faithless. Growing up most of my friends prefered dance music to indie & at the time that was prob the biggest dance track around.
""..so I said 'come on have a go at me,' that's it. If their players want to intimidate people then why not look at other players. They think Gary Neville is an easy target and I'm not having it."
This is going to FIERCE controversial, but what about a Take That song? I mean, the nineties were massive for boybands. If we're really going to reflect the generation.
And just thinking about born slippy makes me want to dance. what a song. all ten minutes of it.
in fairness (i hope to god nobody finds out mmy identity after this!), those take that songs dont sound half bad now when you hear them!! except "relight my fire". that was just utter shite and no amount of nostagia can justify it!