Moving along, here we have the second part of the Top Ten Songs that was aired and played during the 90’s era, foreign acts to be precise, I wish you are reading this backwards because we are now on;
“Everlong” by Foo Fighters, released in August of 1997 the song was written by the former drummer of Nirvana Dave Grohl, very amazing track that uses D Major and Drop D guitar tuning, songs starts as a mild palm mute and then comes the bass and drum fills, another amazing fact is that Dave Grohl also did the drum track for the song which explains the sound absolutely perfect, the song opens with the phrases “Hello, I’ve waited here for you, Everlong”, the most familiar and sweetest sentiments will be found in the choruses “If everything could ever feel this real forever” kind of like a dream, the finest lullaby you can ever play loud, oh the irony “She sang”.
“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette, released on February of 1996 from my all-time favorite album “Jagged Little Pill”, wow was that grand, very detailed album every song was a diamond. The song is basically a lyrical collection of an irony of events, “Traffic jam when you’re already late” doesn’t get any better than that does it, well it does, “A death row pardon, two minutes two late”, “A free ride, when you’ve already paid” whoa son of a.. thanks anyway, “A good advice that you just didn’t take” now this dwells a lot on regret, this was really a genius work of art, who would have known that all I needed to learn I learned from a four minute song? Who’s to say? The song means life, that life is ironic, a collection of awkward fragments put up together that you’ll have to go through, “Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you. When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right” and also “Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out, helping you out”.
“Good Riddance” by Green Day, released on October of 1997, in its recording Billie Joe Armstrong made a mistake on the intro in plucking the G chord, he tries to start again and repeats the mistake now he would cuss in a low volume and all of that was recorded and kept in the track, those little things are the difference makers as said in the film “Almost Famous and even when I try to play this song I would actually do it as it is on the track including the “bonus” extra mistake. The lines personify “Times grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go”, the song is all about life, it’s good times and hardships, “For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while” whatever happened you take it as it is and try to learn from it and move on, “It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right, I hope you had the time of your life” these words will always mean a lot to me, more than you could ever think of, a guidance to life.