Emblematic Bands From 90’s
The music of this era was changed forever by musicians, who made their best to stay in the history forever. The bands that are still listened from people all over the world and made the amazing 90’s music.
The Cranberries are an Irish rock group that collected his hits in the early nineties. Able to excite with melodies belonging to the typical Celtic rock of the island, they manage to gather popularity thanks to the vocal virtuosity of the group’s singer, Dolores O’Riordan. The real success comes in 1993 with the release of the album “No Need To Argue” which reaches the milestone of 13 million copies sold, thanks above all to the song Zombie, considered the most famous piece by the group, with which it denounces the violence against children in Northern Ireland. A success, that of the album “No Need To Argue”, which brings great prestige especially to the singer O’Riordan, called to perform together with Luciano Pavarotti (’95), and to participate with the band in the “remake” of Woodstock (‘ 94) and at the concert honoring the Nobel Laureates in Oslo, Norway. The continuation of their career was marked by a rapid and predestined artistic decline, albeit always supported by good commercial feedback.
The Prodigy are a British musical group born in 1990. Most likely they can be defined as the fathers of modern electronic music, born from the new music that was establishing itself in Europe, they stand out with a sound considered a mixture of techno music and punk rock accompanied from the wild voice of Liam Howlett.
Surely you will have happened to ascribe Firestarter at least once, the band’s true success despite the video being almost banned for explicit references to pyromania and many viewers of the Top of the Pops show complain that the frontman scares their children. However, the unmissable guitar lick and the particular vocalizations of Flint, make the song an immediate hit all over the world, including the States, where MTV programs it in the Buzz Bin show thus launching the electronica also overseas.
Take That is a British pop group, originally from Manchester. Example of an excellent boy band, the group is made up of five young boys, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, the latter leaving the band in 1995 to enter the world of music with his usual career. In that decade several boy bands emerged, they were considered the best of their kind given the commercial and costume success achieved with the sale of about 35 million records worldwide.
Successful May albums include “Take That & Party”, “Everything Changes” and “Nobody Else”, while the singles that hit the global charts include “Pray”, “Relight My Fire”, and “Babe”.
The group will disband in 1996, following the exit from the group of Robbie Williams, for all will continue a solo career.
Oasis are a rock band born in 1991 in Manchester and still in business. Pioneers of the brit pop genre manage to sell around 65 million records worldwide and remain one of the most titled bands to this day.
The band formed by the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, manages to influence a lot of British people in search of new idols capable of being the heirs of the famous Beatles.
Their music, halfway between seventies rock and rock and roll, has given a new meaning to the term Britpop. The Gallagher brothers are the only members of the original lineup left to join the band. The current line-up is completed by rhythm or lead guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock. The Wonderwall album was released on October 30, 1995 with three unreleased tracks, reached number two in the UK and entered the top ten of the American singles charts. The notoriety it enjoys makes it perhaps the best known piece in the band’s repertoire.
The Backstreet Boys is an American group belonging to the boy bands of the nineties. Together with their cousins Take That they manage to become the idols of teenagers enjoying considerable commercial success, so much so that they succeed in the enterprise of selling more records than their rivals with more than 200 million records sold worldwide (120 million just counting the albums and collection). With the first single “I Want It That Way” they manage to reach the first place in the hits of 18 countries, hence their rise.
In August, the Backstreet Boys sold out their 39-city tour in less than a day, selling 765,000 tickets in a couple of hours, thus having to expand the dates of the Millennium Tour they attended at the opening of the concerts. To date Millennium is the second best-selling album of the 90s with 40 million copies sold worldwide, behind Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard.
In 1994 the Spice Girls, an all-female British musical group, was formed in London. It is composed by five beautiful girls: Geri Halliwell, Melanie C, Victoria Adams, Melanie B and Emma Bunton. Their success began with the cry “Girl Power!”, selling more than 75 million records.
Their project was born from an announcement on The Stage, which marked the collective imagination thanks to a massive commercial success, record and otherwise, during the second half of the 90s. Their debut single, “Wannabe”, in 1996, a piece that remained at the top of the British charts for seven weeks, launched the group towards a success soon described as an “international phenomenon”.
Their genre is mainly pop, mixed with a bit of dance, all accompanied by some fashion of the moment with the aim of always riding the highest wave thus helping fame and sales. In practice, it is the answer to the famous boy bands, where beyond the music the malice of the members comes out. At the end of the decade the band will disband, the girls will undertake solo careers, but the successes will be the same for all.