Start Box Jams of the Day: Late 90s Edition

Just as everyone has diverse taste in music, riders have different taste in pump-up music. Start Box Jams plays homage to the songs that give us the courage to tackle cross country. Do you have some favorite start box jams you’d like to share with EN? Email me at [email protected]

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Sometimes when I’m getting myself in the headspace to leave the start box or to tackle a particularly demanding exercise in a lesson, I remind myself that in my mind I am 17 and fearless. I was 17 in 1997, which seems as good a reason as any to share some awesome late-90s jams with you.

This song is pure alterna-pop garbage and I love it. Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life” is one of those songs that I am incapable of listening to without singing along. It also has a magical power of improving my mood, no matter what’s going on around me.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I listened to too much techno in the late 90s as well. The Chemical Brothers are still a guilty pleasure of mine, especially “Block Rockin’ Beats.”

When I say that I listened to a lot of techno, I mean that I listened to a lot of techno. I listened to The Prodigy’s “Firestarter” on a loop for probably close to a month straight. I would apologize to my parents for that, but it’s still an awesome song, and I’m really not sorry.

What late-90’s songs do you love, EN?

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