#ThrowbackThursday 91 minutes from 1991

This playlist particularly celebrates the rise of female singers in the early 1990s. From the 8-octave range rising star Mariah Carey, cheerleader/choreographer-turned singer Paula Abdul, Australian heartthrob Kylie Minogue to the one-hit wonders Shanice and Crystal Waters.

And don’t forget the Mancunian Lisa Stansfield! After the success of her debut album “Affection” in 1989, Stansfield released “Real Love” two years later. I remember that I was rather disappointed to see a more feminine Stansfield, as I was very much intrigued by her (sort of) non-binary look in “All Around the World”. I was lucky enough to see her live at the Java Jazz Festival in 2013, and she still had the same amazing voice as she had had 30 years ago.

I was also lucky to see Rick Astley live in 2008, and he was totes adorbs. Even until now. Have you seen him singing George Ezra’s “Shotgun” and rickrolled Foo Fighters with “Never Gonna Give You Up?”

Another act whom I went to see live years after they became famous was Color Me Badd. It was 2012, and they played at Java Soulnation. I never identified myself as their fan, but apparently, songs you listen to in your early age got stuck in your head forever so the lyrics of “All For Love” was smoothly flowing out of my mouth 21 years later.

Surely I have seen Pet Shop Boys and they played “Jealousy” in both their 2009 Pandemonium tour and 2013 Electric tour. But I will just let me stop my story here because or else I can talk about Pet Shop Boys all day, along with music trivia on them.

Enjoy the playlist!

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The Playlist

01 Lisa Stansfield – Change
02 Mariah Carey – Emotions
03 Kylie Minogue – Shocked
04 Shanice – I Love Your Smile
05 Color Me Badd – All For Love
06 R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People
07 James – Sit Down
08 Simply Red – Stars
09 U2 – Mysterious Ways
10 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
11 Metallica – Enter Sandman
12 Michael Jackson – Black Or White
13 Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
14 Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)
15 The KLF – 3 a.m. Eternal
16 Erasure – Love To Hate You
17 Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam – Let The Beat Hit ‘Em
18 Paula Abdul – Rush Rush
19 Rick Astley – Cry For Help
20 Pet Shop Boys – Jealousy
21 Extreme – More Than Words

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