We'll break down 1995, but you can relive all your summer anthems year by year: “Kiss From A Rose” - Seal
Used in the ‘Batman Forever’ soundtrack, “Kiss From A Rose” is written and performed by Seal. The song won an MTV award for ‘Best Song From A Movie’, and memorable it was! The music video features shots of Seal alongside the Bat-Signal, fading in and out between clips of the movie in ultimate ‘90’s style.
“Waterfalls” - TLC
“Waterfalls” hit number one in the US, and TLC became the best-selling American girl group and one of the greatest musical trios of all time. Their music video confronted issues of HIV/AIDS and the drug trade and showed the group seemingly standing on an ocean. It was cheesy, but oh, so catchy!
“Boombastic/In The Summertime” - Shaggy
Reggae-fusion singer Shaggy released “Boombastic” in 1995, the remix of which features a section of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”. The song became the soundtrack to the ever-popular Levi’s commercial, and the music video has a deep focus on sexy vibes. The close-ups of half-naked dancers say it all!
“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” - Nicki French
While the original was released in 1983, a dance cover version of “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” was released by Nicki French in 1993. This song was part of a new wave of dance and electro music that took the world by storm, and French later went on to represent the UK in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest. French starred in the music video of “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” styled with a very ‘90s perm and performing in front of quite literally a partial eclipse.
“Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman” - Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams topped the Billboard charts with his release “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman”. It was written as a track for the film ‘Don Juan DeMarco’, a romantic comedy-drama, and includes plenty of sexy flamenco guitar parts! The music video features heaps of scantily clad women and Adams in a domino mask. So many sexy Spanish vibes.
Remember having everything on video tape? In 1995, the DVD format was announced, meaning we no longer had to spend ages rewinding our favorite programs before watching them.