The only people I've ever heard use the phrase are nostalgic ravers - hence the relevance.
@ morb - well maybe there's crossed wires here OR maybe certain expressions have grown up concurrently stateside too - who knows..
I'm ready to bet no Yank ever said
"Get on one Matey"
What period of time do you think he was referring to?popbitch said:"I still sometimes get upgraded in hotels because someone used to like me back in the day" - Rick Astley
Ya, but this is the other way aroundwhat is true is that a lot of rave vocab entered the popular lexicon
Yes, I know. I KNOWas for
*shakes head sorrowfully*
Ya, because he was a big time acid house DJ
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia:no, you asked what time he was referring to, so i said acid house era.........because he said back in the day.
check the dates, i think you'll rick astley was 'popular' during the time he and I are referring to.
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia:
- Astley's biggest hit was in 1987.
- The acid house scene in the UK just began in 1987 (reaching its heights in subsequent years... biggest acid house rave was in 1989)
So, close in time, but just a year or two off. Astley, given his pop star status' lack of connection to the acid house scene, was obviously using the phrase in its general context. Good try, Grego, but not quite
Try this, Grego: http://www.happyrobot.net/robotchow/backintheday.asp
WORD!The phrase "Back in the day" comes from hip hop / rap circles and has been adopted by the wider world. There was even a rap song from the early 90s called "back in the day". I remember the lyrics,
"back in the day, when i was young,
i'm not a kid anymore,
but sometimes i sit and wish i was a kid again"
Word to your mother's mother, Homes.
Yes, exactly.he was using that particular term knowing everyone would know WHEN he was talking about.