#ThrowbackThursday 92 minutes from 1992

I went to see Aladdin last month and it took me way back to the original Disney’s Aladdin released 27 years ago. Oh dear, most of Instagram hipsters hadn’t even been born yet. Aladdin was my favorite Disney’s movie throughout my entire childhood and it gave me a whole new perspective on the exoticism of the Middle East.

It was the same era with the releases of the first video game version of “Prince of Persia”, the TV series “The Adventures of Sinbad”, and the comic book “Asterix and the Magic Carpet”.

Also released in the same year was Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”, in an ancient Egyptian setting with Eddie Murphy and Iman as the King and Queen.

So you can sense that it really was the era of the Middle Eastern vibe. Talking about sense, it was also the year when The Lightning Seeds’ “Sense” was released. I only knew this song from their greatest hits album in 1997, and I immediately fell in love with the lyrics:

“when you’re near, it all makes sense”.

Another song which turned my head over heels was Toad The Wet Sprocket’s “All I Want”:

“All I want is to feel this way
To be this close, to feel the same”

Glen Phillips’s vocal was just insanely beautiful.

Anyway, I also went to see The Cure at Pinkpop last month and I was singing along and jumping up and down when “Friday I’m In Love” was played. Even though it was a Saturday. But anyway, Friday I’m In Love used to be my conversation opener when I was talking to someone unfamiliar with British music. If they didn’t even know this song, I would be disappointed.

..and “Disappointed” was a single by Electronic – the super band consisted of New Order’s Bernard Sumner, The Smiths’ “Johnny Marr” and featuring Pet Shop Boys’ “Neil Tennant” on vocals. I could not have asked for more.

Hopefully, the playlist will not make you feel disappointed. Although I do admit that it might not be able to take you to a whole new world. Unless you were taking LSD while listening to this.


Enjoy the playlist!

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The Playlist

01 Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
02 Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
03 Frente! – Accidently Kelly Street
04 The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
05 The Lightning Seeds – Sense
06 Toad The Wet Sprocket – All I Want
07 R.E.M. – Man On The Moon
08 U2 – One
09 Pearl Jam – Jeremy
10 Faith No More – A Small Victory
11 Paul McCartney – Hope Of Deliverance
12 The Soup Dragons – Pleasure
13 The Charlatans – Weirdo
14 Morrissey – We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
15 The Cranberries – Dreams
16 Jon Secada – Just Another Day
17 Michael Jackson – Remember The Time
18 Kylie Minogue – Give Me Just A Little More Time
19 Electronic – Disappointed
20 Boy George – The Crying Game
21 Annie Lennox – Why
22 Rick Price – Heaven Knows
23 Vanessa Williams – Save The Best For Last

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