taking throwback literally
miami vice (michael mann, 2006)

music friday: 1996

The Prodigy, "Firestarter". Kim Deal got a songwriting credit for this.

Blackstreet, "No Diggity". Ended a 14-week run of "Macarena" atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Fugees, "Ready or Not". Barack Obama's favorite song, was #1 in Iceland.

Patti Smith, "Summer Cannibals". Video directed by Robert Frank.

Jay-Z, "Dead Presidents". Jay-Z's first charting single.

Fiona Apple, "Criminal". Won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Performance.

Iris DeMent, "Wasteland of the Free". Living in the wasteland of the free, where the poor have now become the enemy.

Busta Rhymes, "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check". Chuck D gave him his name.

Erykah Badu, "On and On". Won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Beck, "Where It's At". I got two turntables and a microphone.

Here's a favorite 1996 song of mine that happens to also have a great video. Check out that backwards dancing!

No Jay-Z on this Spotify playlist.