...Just A Little Bit Of hiNRG Nostalgia

Tuesday, January 13, 2009



Sue me. I dig Gina G. Maybe it's because when I went back home and I got nostalgic for the times of me listening to Ultimate Dance Party tapes (remember those all my 90's kiddos?) and worshipping the ever loving life out of the movie Clueless...time has pressed on, but I still never get tire of Gina G. and her dance anthems. Her 1997 debut, Fresh! is an essential pop music artifact that is brimming with bubbly synths, infectious mindless lyrics and of course an ever present urge to grab a glow stick and act a fool. Gina G. is well known for just two emotional outbursts: "Oooh" and "Ahh" as they appear in her hit, "Oooh, Ahh...Just A Little Bit" which is part of 90's dance-pop royalty. The song was her entry at the 1996 Eurovision competition (kind of like an American Idol for songwriting) and while she only reached the #8 position, she manged to release her debut and score a #1 hit in the UK and a #12 hit in the US. Not too shabby! It's not Gina's best song (that goes to the title track of her debut) but it's still a fun song to pop in and shamelessly belt out the words to. The video is a perfect example of the vanity and voguing that dripped through 90's videos.There's a lot of face mugging, wacky arm movements and unnecessary "sexy" poses...man do I miss the 90's.

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