Memories of the Windows 95 Release

When Windows 95 came out I was living in NJ and I went to a release party that is indelibly tattooed on my brain. Besides the normal balloons and finger foods they had this amateur singer they hired to sing a song that I will always associate with Windows 95. He was sort of an R&B singer and he just sang the words Windows 95 again and again, occasionally throwing in some weird beatboxing and scatting. It was scary awesome.

If I owned a video camera at the time, I would have a webpage dedicated just to his performance. Oh well. Since that won’t happen here is a clever little unrelated animated commercial by Bill Plimpton made to for the release of Windows 95.

Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 -Win – dows -9 —- 5 – Windows 9 – t – 5

Break it down…

Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 – Windows 95 -Win – dows -9 —- 5 – Windows 9 – t – 5

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3 thoughts on “Memories of the Windows 95 Release

  1. I used to play the Windows 95 videos all the time. Not sure why. However, if I still had ’em, I’m sure I would do it again :-) Maybe I was just fascinated by the multimedia at the time.

  2. The song is so powerful, it just got stuck in my head again tonight for no good reason. I wish I had a recording or the talent to recreate it.

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