90s

There Is A Deeper Meaning To "Cotton-Eyed-Joe" That No One Knows

We all know the song. It played at every middle school dance we ever attended, and honestly it still plays at most weddings. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a foot stomping, jump-up-and-down, goofy song that makes us all get out of our chairs and onto the dance floor. Turns out, the character the classic 90s song is about actually originated a long time ago. He even predates the American Civil War! Cotton-eyed Joe has had many versions over the last century, but one thing is always the same: "If it hadn't been for Cotton-eyed Joe, I'd been married long time ago." YouTubeThe

00s

You've Been Saying J. Lo's "I'm Real" Intro Wrong All These Years

Alright, so let's take a trip down memory lane to the year 2001. Times were much simpler back then, but that doesn't mean that it was boring, especially from a pop culture standpoint. So many things happened that year, including the release of the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Dreamworks introduced us to Shrek, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were the "It" couple, and most importantly Jennifer Lopez a.k.a. Jenny from the Block a.k.a J.Lo, released her second album titled J.Lo. Apple.comThe album, which included songs that dealt

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

90s

There Are Alternate Lyrics To 'I Want It That Way' And It Changes Everything

You are my fire, the one desire. These seven words are able to immediately spark a song in your head faster than almost any other. If you were around in the 90s, then you know every word to this Backstreet Boys classic, even though half of them don't make any sense. We never really understood it when we tried to figure it out in the 90s, but it was still one of the greatest Backstreet Boys songs of all time. Now when you look back, it is easy to see that it's probably about a breakup. He wants it that