The '90s are having a major moment right now, to say the least, and Ed Sheeran's cover of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song is proof that the popular decade isn't going anywhere just yet. During a recent appearance on the U.K.-based radio station, Capital FM, Sheeran was asked to belt out a rendition of the Will Smith tune. And to my surprise, without hesitation, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter whipped out his guitar and began belting out the lyrics in sheer perfection. It was especially fascinating to watch, after I gave thought to the fact that Sheeran wasn't even born when the sitcom began airing back in 1990. I'll admit that seeing him effortlessly recite every word of the hip-hop hit acoustically, without skipping a beat, was super impressive, no doubt.
It's worth noting that the 1990s have been gaining astonishing popularity in recent years, similar to the way the '80s was under the spotlight a while back. Case in point, '90s fashion is most certainly huge right now, with the reemergence of crop tops, chokers, Doc Martens, and plaid popping up in just about everyone's wardrobe. And it appears that those trends just keep continuing to gain momentum in pop culture, making it safe to say that the pre-millennium decade is probably going to be around for quite a while — so you might as well get used to it.
With several movie and television reboots, such as Beauty & The Beast, Twin Peaks, and Charmed, already underway, I'm hoping that Sheeran's throwback ode will spark enough attention to possibly ignite a remake of Smith's iconic role on the primetime sitcom. *fingers crossed*
I mean, come on, who wouldn't want to see Carlton bring those unforgettable dance moves back to the small screen and watch Will simultaneously annoy and charm Uncle Phil (R.I.P. James Avery), Aunt Viv, Geoffrey, and just about everyone who makes his acquaintance along the way?
I'm definitely down for more of that.