This feeling almost exclusively comes coupled with some level of drunkenness. Not always, of course, but it’s a dish best served a little buzzed.
I don’t know about you, but when I go out the music at a bar tends to fall into one of three categories: Great, Awful or N/A. Typically, I find myself in the N/A camp. It’s all that generic EDM-sounding music that has reached its tentacles into basically every genre and has rendered nearly every artist and song inseparable. In other news, everything that has come out in the last ten years sucks and everything from my youth is far superior.
Seriously though, for the life of me, I can’t figure why more bars don’t play old-school hip-hop and pop music. By old-school, of course, I’m referring to anything produced between 1992 and 2001. Think about the last time “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G. or “Spiderwebs” by No Doubt or “Too Close” by Next came on at a bar you were at… People went crazy right?
You could almost hear everyone saying, on cue and key, “I haven’t heard this song in…” And that’s the feeling we’re talking about. That feeling of, “Holy shit, I love this song, I need to play it more frequently when I am not drunk or at this bar or both (even though I know I’m just drunk, or kinda drunk, and won’t remember to do this).”
Polar opposite of this feeling?: When you keep asking a DJ to play a song, he/she says it’s “up next” and it never comes. (Bonus Polar Opposite of this feeling: Murdering that DJ)