Throwback Thursday: 90’s Mix Tape Edition

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm
You'll want to fire up a mix tape after reading this one

You'll want to fire up a mix tape after reading this one

From now on, Thursday is officially Throwback Thursday here at Game 6. That means each Thursday, The Six will be hitting you with all kinds of mind-blowing stuff you haven’t seen/read/heard for years. It could be clothes, it could be music, it could be movies – really, it could be anything that kick starts the Nostalgia Express and transports you back to an earlier time.

So here we go: To kick off our newest feature, Game 6 offers a you a back in the day buffet of hit songs to choose from if you are planning on heading to Gillette Stadium this weekend for the Season 9 American Idol auditions. Each of these is guaranteed to blow the judges’ hair back and all but secure you a golden ticket to Hollywood Week.

1. Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison

Go with this one if you’re looking to impress with a little old-school r&b flavor.

2. Water Runs Dry – Boyz II Men

A great choice if you want the judges to actually start taking their clothes off mid-audition. (On second thought….)

3. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

I believe you can fly…..right on to Hollywood Week if you break out this Space Jam.

4. All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

This is a gut check song. It’s one of those songs that makes you look yourself in the mirror and ask, “Am I man enough to do this one justice?” If the answer is yes, buy a plane ticket – because you’re in the finals.

5. Two Princes – Spin Doctors

Now, this one will literally guarantee a golden ticket. I don’t care if you can’t sing a lick, if you pull out “Two Princes” the judges will just throw their hands up and put you through to Hollywood Week. They’ll have no choice.

6. Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton

If a girl breaks this one out at Gillette, she’ll have Randy Jackson rolling around on the ground yelling, “I mean, for you…..for me….for you…..for me………for you….”

7. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now – Celine Dion

This one’s strictly for the professionals. If you can’t make me stumble around nervously looking for someone to slow dance with from the very first note, then leave it alone. It’s not for you.

8. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) – Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz

I don’t care that American Idol isn’t a rap competition. Hit the judges with this one and they’ll be eating out of your hand.

9. Ironic – Alanis Morissette

It’s like rayyy-e-ainnnnn, on your wedding day. It’s like a free ridddeee…..right to the damn finals.

10. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

Mariah’s the MJ of slow songs. Choose this one if you want guys across America who were in middle school during the 90’s to awkwardly manuever their way to a nearby seat when you start in on the chorus.

11. Anytime – Brian McKnight

This one will literally have the judges picking their teeth off the floor.

12. Summer Girls – LFO

Yeah I said it.

13. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson

There is NO way – I repeat, no way – the Free Willy song doesn’t get you a ticket to Hollywood.

14. Nice and Slow – Usher

You might as well book a flight to LA and print up your own golden ticket if you sing this one.

And finally, last but definitely not least, if you want an absolute free ride to the finals, this is what you should go with:

One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men

Scottie and MJ. Ruth and Gehrig. Montana and Rice.

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.

That’s the kind of league you’re dealing with if you break out One Sweet Day at the Idol auditions this weekend. You might as well wear a Jordan Dream Team jersey and drape an American flag around you if you sing this one because you’re taking home a championship ring. As soon as the judges hear the first couple notes of One Sweet Day they’ll just hang the banner, fold up their table, and go home.

So that’s it for the first edition of Throwback Thursday. I’m heading out, but not before lathering on some Abercrombie Woods cologne and firing up a little Puff Daddy.

Who wants to circle up on the gymnasium dance floor?


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