90s

Mel C Revealed What 'Zig-A-Zig-Ah' Actually Means And It'll Make You Regret Singing It Out Loud

Twenty years ago, we were introduced to the most amazing, iconic, and basically magical group ever known as the Spice Girls, and our lives changed for the better.We learned that platform shoes were the coolest of the cool. We were taught that girl power was a way of life. We experienced a sense of community that came from finding out which of your friends identified with the same Spice Girl that you did. They brought us a lot of joy, and made us feel like we could do anything while we wore really tall shoes. PAWell, the latest rumors

80s

Bryan Adams Wasn't Nostalgic About The Season When He Wrote "Summer of '69"

Every single one of us have a specific time from our childhoods that often springs into our minds. That moment in time is often attached to a place, feeling or person that brings about all the nostalgic feels whenever we think about it. For Bryan Adams, it was the summer of 1969, or so many of us thought. PinterestThe Canadian-born rocker penned the hit song "Summer of '69" for his fourth album, Reckless, which was released in 1984. People quickly took to the song because of Adams's storytelling and the strong theme of nostalgia. Adams later explained that he was

Music

The True Story Behind The Cranberries's Hit Song 'Zombie'

Following the tragic passing of The Cranberries's lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, 46, fans are coming together to mourn the talented musician.As fans pay tribute to the Irish artist, media outlets are doing the same by revealing the meaning behind the popular 90s band's most popular songs.REX/Shutterstock According to BBC, The Cranberries's hit single, "Zombie" isn't about the undead, but rather about a devastating event that rocked Northern Ireland forever. In March 1993, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombed the Cheshire town of Warrington, resulting in two causalities and more than 40 injuries. Three-year-old Johnathan Ball was

90s

The Real Meaning Behind TLC's "Waterfalls" Is Actually Pretty Dark

Lately, we've been listening to a lot of pop songs from the 90s, but instead of jamming out to the tunes like we used to do back in the day, we find ourselves dissecting the lyrics among other things. Turns out, there are a lot of songs whose lyrics mean the complete opposite of what we thought they were really about. For instance, the 1998 hit "Closing Time" by Semisonic isn't about a night out at the bar. Dan Wilson, who wrote and produced the song, explained that we've all been misinterpreting the song and that it's actually about "being