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90s Song of the Day: "I Want You"

Here at That 90s Blog, we have a new daily song feature where you can relive all of your favorite 90s musical moments. Whether it was the Nirvana you got emo with, the TLC you made out to, or the Paula Cole you sang along with (with or without a broken heart), share your 90s song memories and links here.

Today’s song comes from straight from 1996 and out of my own bedroom. I bought this tape and wore it out so much that I had to buy another! I remember playing Savage Garden’s “I Want You” over and over again as I painted my bedroom lime green, the color so bright it shone outside my window for a few days after it was painted.

Oh, how I loved this song; its fast-fast-fast lyrics matched my own vocal habits (my mother frequently said I should work for an auctioneer, or perhaps the micro machine company; other 80s kids will get that reference) and its super smooth tones catapulted the Australian duo onto the scene in a huge head rush.

I didn’t know anyone who didn’t like this song, and even today when we sing it on SingStar, it continues to be such a fun song to sing and dance to. It was my best friend & my “song” at the time, and I remember us singing it together like a couple of dorks while at Red Cross Camp that summer.

Listen to this awesome song (and watch its fun video) here, and be sure to leave comments about what you think a chick-a-cherry cola just might be.