What the World Needs Now is ‘90210’ as a Music Platform

Happy Friday, chickens. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had Rebecca Black’s earnest adolescent anthem/YouTube phenomenon “Friday” stuck in your head almost all day. Don’t get me wrong, I am not here to disparage Ms. Black or her song. After all, she’s just pursuing her dreams and encouraging us to look forward to the weekend. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that!

Besides…shouldn’t detractors such as TIME.com be focusing not on Ms. Black’s performance, but rather that of the fully-grown “rapper” who randomly appears to give the video it’s “street cred”?

Anyway, it’s not Ms. Black’s fault that the music world has lost it’s way. We’ve turned to YouTube and MySpace performances to know what the next “new” artist or group will be not because of the failure of even the music industry itself, but rather because we’ve lost our guiding light when it comes to discovering new talent: Planting artists on Beverley Hills, 90210.

Just a few examples of the stars of yesteryear, who skyrocketed to either longstanding or short-lived fame because of their appearances at the Peach Pit:

Fergie, once a part of Wild Orchid:

Brian McKnight and Vanessa Williams, singing a track of the 90210 soundtrack:

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the actual Peach Pit performance, but hopefully many of you guys will remember it.) And finally, the general inspiration of this post…proof that Ms. Black is hardly the first to lyrically remind us of what the days of the week are:

That’s right, y’all. EVEN ON SUNDAY.



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Miss Bliss lives, works, and reminisces about the golden age of her youth in the Midwest from the DC area. She’s a Scorpio, but only in the good senses of that term. To share your 1980s/1990s mem’ries, e-mail missblissindc@gmail.com.
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2 Responses to What the World Needs Now is ‘90210’ as a Music Platform

  1. Big Sis says:

    Oh wait, I had *not* seen this yet. (I was a little confused when we talked on the phone.) Anyway, this is good stuff…but what about JEREMY JORDAN? For like 6 weeks they would end the 90210 episode with Donna putting money into the juke box, saying, “Jeremy Jordan, all right.” And then his song would come on…what was that song, YouTube? I’ll be right back….

  2. Big Sis says:

    ‘The Right Kind of Love.’ I couldn’t find Donna and the Jukebox, though… 😦

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