I’ve been meaning to make this playlist for a while now. Ever since about two years ago when I rediscovered Kiss from a Rose and deemed it the Greatest Song Ever Recorded. It was then that I realized how much I adore nineties pop, how it reminds me of reading the weekend arts section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the carpeted floor of my childhood living room. Of drizzly Seattle Saturdays, gymnastics practice and elementary school spelling homework. I can’t help it. My mom had the radio on nonstop when I was growing up, so these songs tug my memories out and give me the warm fuzzies. And now, because I love you so, I share with you The Awesomest Playlist Ever, chock full of memories and nineties hits. I’ll admit that I threw in the Ricky Martin tune as a celebration of his coming out. Because all coming outs should be celebrated, if only through an overly cheesy playlist. And now, without further ado . . .