Tony! Toni! Tone!
One of my favorite harmony singing r&b groups of the 90s. They really need to do something about making music like this again. What do the kids in high school dance slow dances to anymore????
Funky, rapping, singing ladies with more than a little bit of crazy added just for good measure. One of the most successful music trios ever, they crossed genres and were wildly successful for a long time, until Left Eye died in a car accident over ten years ago.
A Tribe Called Quest
They weren't just a hip hop group, they crossed boundaries too, into...of all places alternative music, and helped lay the foundation for a lot of the music played on those stations these days.
Rapper, producer, this guy is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. There probably aren't many famous hip hop artists who's career he hasn't somehow touched.
Alternative band with a reputation for bad behavior, they integrate reggae, funk, rap and rock all together into what can only be described as the music you listen to while drinking beer on a patio or beach somewhere.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
He's never been the fastest, the hardest or the edgiest, but this man has been making music for what seems like forever.
Tears for Fears
English new wave band with a firm grip on many of my memories from that decade.
I love this damn band, mostly because I love me some Jack Black something fierce. He's funny as shit, totally self deprecating and knows a thing or two about music. I wish he'd come here and hijack my kids' music classes.
I will completely admit that I cannot watch his videos without laughing at the sexy faces he makes. It really is ridiculous and something to behold. His voice is pretty freaking amazing though. So there's that.
Are they a boy band? Were they the first, best one? I don't know...but they did harmonies, matching outfits and tight choreography long before anyone else did.
Good lord, this woman. She has better looking legs than most 18 year olds. Still. This was from four years ago. When she was 69 YEARS OLD. She is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
The original Robin Sparkles, the mall rat, the queen of the teens. We all kinda wanted to be her for a while back in the day.
Just leave the hat on.
Saved the best for last, I did. I love this man. When I get stranded on that deserted island someday, he's coming. And he's bringing the suit and tie.