For my first regular music feature on RNZ for 2020 I decided to look at the music of 1990 – or at least some of the music from the start of the year and the big hits. Guilty pleasures, pop, rock – some enduring hits and some best forgotten. It was fun to look at some of the bizarre trends as we said goodbye to the 1980s and the retro movement of 1960s music was a big deal and yet the ‘voice’ of the 90s was nowhere to be seen in that very first year.
All of this was now thirty years ago. Which seems crazy.