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Hear Lauren Alaina Salute 'Ladies in the '90s' in Nostalgic New Song

It's true -- '90s nostalgia is here in a big way. And no one is doing it better than Lauren Alaina does in her new song "Ladies in the '90s." The song pays tribute to all the women who ruled the radio in the '90s, from the Dixie Chicks and Deana Carter to pop queens like Britney Spears and Destiny's Child.

The song outlines what hearing female voices on the radio meant for young women as they were growing up.

"The backseat's where I started singing all the songs that got me dreaming," Alaina sings in the pop-country jam. "I'd scream 'Turn it up!' and then I'd lose it."

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The tune name checks "Strawberry Wine," "Cowboy Take Me Away" "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," "Breathe" and more and recalls Shania Twain's legendary leopard bodysuit from the "That Don't Impress Me Much" video. (Every '90s girl wanted one.)

At a time when women are rarely heard on country radio, "Ladies in the '90s" is a reminder of the importance of representation. The current generation of young country listeners shouldn't be shut out of backseat dreaming and singing along to their heroes.

Listen to the track and see how many '90s references you can catch.

'Ladies in the '90s' Lyrics:

I was born in '94
Daddy drove a beat up Ford
Mama made it run on love and music
The backseat's where I started singing
All the songs that got me dreaming
I'd scream 'Turn it up!' and then I'd lose it
I was raised on radio waves where the ladies dominated
Sometimes I close my eyes and just replay it

I just wanna feel like ladies in the '90s
Turn the dial and find me some "Strawberry Wine"
So I can sing all night long, actin' like I'm Britney
C'mon baby, hit me just one more time
Man I feel like a woman
I can feel you breathe when you say my name
Hey I don't want no scrubs, need a cowboy to take me away

I wanna feel like ladies in the '90s
Ladies in the '90s
Hey hey hey

Diva in the living room
Mama's heels on after school
Learning all my moves on MTV
They weren't afraid to make a statement, that's what I call entertainment
All those women paved the way for me

Southern twang, teased up bangs
I was matching all their lipstick
Close my eyes, all the time
I wish I could relive it

I just wanna feel like ladies in the '90s
Turn the dial and find me some 'Strawberry Wine'
So I can sing all night long, actin' like I'm Britney
C'mon baby, hit me just one more time
Man I feel like a woman
I can feel you breathe when you say my name
Hey I don't want no scrubs, need a cowboy to take me away

I wanna feel like ladies in the '90s (Let's go girls)
Ladies in the '90s
Hey hey hey

Wearin' leopard leotards
Singing about broken hearts
Movin' on in leather pants so shiny
Females were unstoppable, can't say that's impossible
I will always be stuck in the '90s

I just wanna feel like ladies in the '90s
Turn the dial and find me some 'Strawberry Wine'
So I can sing all night long, actin' like I'm Britney
C'mon baby, hit me just one more time
Here's your once chance fancy
Genie in a bottle then Vogue
I'll tell ya what I want, what I really, really want
You oughta know

I wanna feel like ladies in the '90s
Ladies in the '90s
Hey hey hey

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