April 24 2013 04:14 PM

90's star soothes the MTS with her hit


After Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)" appeared on the Reality Bites soundtrack, Generation X seemed a whole lot softer than the self-loathing misanthropes often portrayed in grunge music. Even though she may have helped usher in the dreadful coffeehouse genre, she played an important role in bridging the gap between grunge (which, by 1994, had become a parody of itself) and the sunny pop of the late '90s.

As you'll see in this episode of A Trolley Show, "Stay" has stood the test of time—the first notes evoke pangs of nostalgia for the days of Beavis and Butthead and anti-theft CD packaging. Just listen as the train quiets for Loeb's sparse strumming; even the guy next to her slowly succumbs to a song he never knew he missed.


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