I grew up listening to the radio, in an era when you couldn't just dial up a song anytime you wanted. You were at the mercy of your local DJ.

You had to sit by the radio with a tape recorder, and when a song came on that you liked, you pressed "record," hoping to grab the song in its entirety. The only issue was that at times the disc jockey's voice covered over your song. For me that didn't matter, though -- it just made the mix tape more interesting. I dedicate this blog to the various songs that have come and gone, but will forever remain in that Walkman of the past.

Today's Lost '90s Classic is from Paula Cole "Where Have All The Cowboys Have Gone," which set the world on fire in June 1997. It was Paula's only top-10 hit in the U.S.

It was such a surprise hit that it got Grammy nominations for Record Of The Year, Single Of The Year and Best Female Pop Performance but lost to Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home".

It was also nominated for an MTV Video Award.

What's Paula Cole been up to since her big hit? She's currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music.