Rae’s Raves: Blasts From The Past

Written by on June 1, 2015

PicMonkey Collage

With my favorite girl group of all time reuniting, Janet Jackson announcing new music and a new tour, to the Main Event Tour with my favorite boy band The New Kids On Block as well as TLC and Nelly … my life has been going through a nostalgia attack, and quite honestly, I’m not sure what year it is. Let’s get into it!

It Was All A Dream

It’s always a good day when your favorite group of the ‘00s reunites and breaks the Internet! All the feels came rushing back when the girls of Dream recently reunited to perform an a capella version of their hit song “He Loves U Not” from their album It Was All A Dream (the first CD I EVER owned) from the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the group split and they all pursued solo careers. Dream attempted to reunite in 2008 with three original members and a name change to Lady Phoenix. They hoped for a reality show, but it was never picked up by a network and the group disbanded once again. However, members Melissa Schuman, Ashley Poole, Diana Ortiz, and Holly Arnstein reunited once again sparking fans with hopes of a reunion! Take a trip down memory lane and watch the short clip below!


They’ve still got it!

“See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa Ft. Charlie Puth (MAX & Nick Dungo cover)

Max Schneider has done it again. Check out his take of the popular song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

Although the cover is not as emotional as the original, it’s nice to not cry after hearing it!

“Doubt” – Twenty One Pilots 

Twenty One Pilot’s song “Doubt” from their new album Blurryface has been at the top of my playlist. The best way to describe how I feel about the song is: If I were to walk away from an explosion in an action movie (in slow motion of course) … this would have to be the song that played in the background. Am I right!? Wouldn’t this make a great end credit song?!

Bea Miller’s “Fire N Gold”

I loved Beatrice Miller on XFactor and I love her more because of this song! Completely diggin’ that chorus!

Ryn Weaver Remakes “Octahate”

Ryn Weaver debuted a new music video version of her hit song “OctaHate” because she “hated” the first one (which has completely vanished from the internet). Not only can you currently hear “OctaHate” on top 40 radio (finally), but you can check out her album The Fool, which is expected to release on June 16!

At last, here’s how my May playlist is looking so far.

Jason Derulo’s “Broke” featuring Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban will most likely be one of my summer anthems! It’s so catchy that I can’t stop listening!


As always, thanks for reading! Let us know in the comments your favorite songs of the month!


By Rae Tolbert

  • Coog Radio

    We are Coog Radio, the only student-run radio station at the University of Houston. Come ride the airwaves with us!

    View all posts

Coog Radio

Riding the Airwaves

Current track