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The Nineties The biggest one-hit wonder of the '90s was "The Macarena" by Los Del Rio. It stayed atop the charts for 60 whole weeks, which was a record at the time, and might still be. That song popularized, or at least revived the trend of a song coming with its own dance — while everyone in the '90s strongly denied knowing how to do the Macarena, they were probably lying. With the advent of the internet, some music fans begin to start their own websites devoted to music, and begin the earliest blogs . Pitchfork Media, begun by a college dropout in 1997, would become a major player in music criticism in the next decade (after years of featuring hammy, poorly written reviews which often gave low scores to beloved records just because). The mid-90s also saw the rebirth of swing music/dance, as well as some clothing styles (mostly bowling shirts) from
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Unformatted text preview: The Fifties . Within a few years, the fad had faded, but the music, dance, and to a lesser degree the clothing, was at a higher baseline than before the boom. This is probably best showcased in the movie Swingers . • For a small, brief moment, sometime around 1990-93, groups looking for a looser, more organic break from The Eighties who did not want to join Grungemania donned bellbottoms, lacy (or striped) shirts, Dr. Seuss hats , platform shoes and vintage music gear (Wurlitzer electric pianos to the fore!), played 1970's -inspired rock, Power Pop and funk and formed the "retro" movement. Lenny Kravitz, Spin Doctors, Blind Melon and The Black Crowes were the most famous artists from this movement, although it also provided its share of One Hit Wonder alternative radio-to-pop radio crossover bands like 4 Non Blondes and School of Fish....
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