From hip fashion trends to the revolution of digital technology, the 1990s was a real game changer for everyone. The decade introduced us to some of our favorite Latino artists, telenovelas and trends that still have us swooning today. Don’t believe me? Here’s a small reminder of some things we were obsessed with in the early ’90s. In case you somehow forgot.
1. Let’s take it way back to 1990 when “Nubeluz” was the ultimate children’s TV show.
“Sube a mi nube, nube luz… su su su sube, su su su sube!”
2. And when Mexican group Garibaldi gave us major squad goals.
Not only did we obsess over their catchy tunes, such as “Que te la pongo,” but their 1993 movie “Dónde quedó la bolita” was our favorite flick at the time.
3. Gloria Trevi’s 1991 hit “Pelo Suelto” was our anthem.
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Despite mom thinking her music was una “mala influencia” and made us close our eyes every time she came on TV.
4. From 1991 to 1993 “El Show de Xuxa” was everything we obsessed over.
Best. TV. Show. EVER!
5. We were so obsessed with Xuxa that almost every young girl owned her very own pair of “Xuxandalias.”
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The Xuxa jelly sandals were life!
6. Speaking of fashion trends, remember these statement vests?
Ricky Martin, Chayanne and even A.C. Slater from “Saved By The Bell” had us obsessing over their vests!
7. The ’90s gave us the Trilogía de las Marías: “María Mercedes,” “Marimar” and “Maria la del Barrio.”
We obsessed over Thalía, Eduardo Capetillo, Fernando Colunga and Itatí Cantoral as the ultimate telenovela villain, Soraya Montenegro.
8. Los Del Río dropped a party jam that had everyone dancing in the early ’90s, the “Macarena.”
And we still know the dance moves. Ain’t no shame.
9. If you did not obsess over “Agujetas de color de rosa” you had no childhood!
A lot of great teen telenovelas were born in the ’90s. But none can ever compare to “Agujetas de color de rosa.”
10. Enrique Iglesias (and his lunar) became an international sensation in 1995.
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We’ve been obsessing over the Spanish crooner ever since his sweater, mole and mushroom hair days!
11. Fey slayed the early ’90s with “Media naranja.”
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“Tu mi complemento, mi media naranja, ya te quiero sin cruzar palabra!”
She’s had a bazillion hits since the her first studio album, “Pies Descalzos,” but we still have these songs in rotation 21 years later.
13. And of course, Selena Quintanilla!
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Because the ’90s are not the ’90s without the iconic “Queen of Tejano.”