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Mr Wendal, Ebeneezer Goode and Haddaway... remember this gang?

Take a hit of nineties nostalgia this Friday afternoon.

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NEXT MONTH NOW That’s What I Call Music 83 will be released. Yes, that’s right, there have been 83 of those compilation albums.

This week meanwhile, Now That’s What I Call 90s Dance is being released, so it’s time for a trip down memory lane via the tracklisting:

Ebeneezer Goode – The Shamen

This song was banned by the BBC when it was released in 1992 because of it’s fairly clear reference to Ecstasy and other drugs. It reached number one in the Irish charts in September 1992, making it 20 years old!


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It’s My Life – Dr Alban

Swedish musician Dr Alban almost certainly wasn’t a trained medical professional. Lovely hair though.


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What is Love – Haddaway

This was a hit when it was released as a single in May 1993, and it reached number one in 10 countries. It also featured heavily in Saturday Night Live’s ‘Roxbury Guy’ sketches.


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Mr Wendal – Arrested Development

This is another 20-year-old song, and believe it or not Arrested Development released their 10th album in August, and announced an international tour.


YouTube/BoyNamedFuture

Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Boom

Listen to the lyrics. They are FILTHY. This was a number one in Ireland, the UK and Germany in 1995, and the video apparently cost next to nothing to make.


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Honorable mentions go to Cornershop’s Brimful of Asha, Please Don’t Go from KWS and Boombastic by Shaggy.

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