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90 Songs from the 90s Everyone Should Know

90 Songs from the 90s Everyone Should Know

We've revisited the music of the 80s, and now it's time to celebrate the 90s—the days of Lisa Frank school supplies, amazing TV shows, and an internet that went “SKAWEEREWWERT.”It was also a decade of great music, which saw the expansion of genres including rap, punk, grunge, and power pop. So dust off your Hammer pants and Discman, and let’s get jiggy wit it!

  1. “California Love,” by 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
  2. “Got the Feeling,” by 5ive
  3. “The Hardest Thing,” by 98˚
  4. “Are You That Somebody,” by Aaliyah
  5. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” by Aerosmith
  6. “You Oughta Know,” by Alanis Morissette
  7. “Rooster,” by Alice in Chains
  8. “I Swear,” by All-4-One
  9. “C’est la Vie,” by B*Witched
  10. “As Long As You Love Me,” by the Backstreet Boys
  11. “One Week,” by the Barenaked Ladies
  12. “Sabotage,” by the Beastie Boys
  13. “Loser,” by Beck
  14. “Poison,” by Bell Biv DeVoe
  15. “No Diggity,” by Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen
  16. “All the Small Things,” by Blink-182
  17. “End of the Road,” by Boyz II Men
  18. “The Boy Is Mine,” by Brandy and Monica
  19. “…Baby One More Time,” by Britney Spears
  20. “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion
  21. “Genie in a Bottle,” by Christina Aguilera
  22. “Gangsta’s Paradise,” by Coolio ft. L.V.
  23. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” by Deep Blue Something
  24. “Say My Name,” by Destiny’s Child
  25. “Barely Breathing,” by Duncan Sheik
  26. “Save Tonight,” by Eagle-Eye Cherry
  27. “I’ll Be,” by Edwin McCain
  28. “Blue (Da Ba Dee),” by Eiffel 65
  29. “My Name Is,” by Eminem
  30. “Bailamos,” by Enrique Iglasias
  31. “Santa Monica," by Everclear
  32. “This Kiss,” by Faith Hill
  33. “Killing Me Softly,” by The Fugees
  34. “Slide,” by The Goo Goo Dolls
  35. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” by Green Day
  36. “Mmmbop,” by Hanson
  37. “Only Wanna Be With You,” by Hootie & the Blowfish
  38. “Jump Around,” by House of Pain
  39. “All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo
  40. “Can’t Get You out of My Head,” by Kylie Minogue
  41. “Fly Away,” by Lenny Kravitz
  42. “My Own Worst Enemy,” by Lit
  43. “Amazed,” by Lonestar
  44. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…),” by Lou Bega
  45. “I Try,” by Macy Gray
  46. “Vogue,” by Madonna
  47. “Need to Know,” by Marc Anthony
  48. “Vision of Love,” by Mariah Carey
  49. “Good Vibrations,” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ft. Loleatta Holloway
  50. “Real World,” by Matchbox Twenty
  51. “You Can’t Touch This,” by MC Hammer
  52. “Enter Sandman,” by Metallica
  53. “Black or White,” by Michael Jackson
  54. “You Get What You Give,” by New Radicals
  55. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” by Nirvana
  56. “Don’t Speak,” by No Doubt
  57. “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” by Notorious B.I.G. ft. Puff Daddy and Mase
  58. “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” by NSYNC
  59. “Wonderwall,” by Oasis
  60. “All or Nothing,” by O-Town
  61. “Jeremy,” by Pearl Jam
  62. “You’ll Be in My Heart,” by Phil Collins
  63. “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble,” by PJ & Duncan
  64. “I’ll Be Missing You,” by Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans and 112
  65. “I Believe I Can Fly,” by R. Kelly
  66. “Creep,” by Radiohead
  67. “Under the Bridge,” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  68. “Losing My Religion,” by R.E.M.
  69. “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” by Ricky Martin
  70. “Smooth,” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas
  71. “Truly Madly Deeply,” by Savage Garden
  72. “Closing Time,” by Semisonic
  73. “All Star,” by Smash Mouth
  74. “Wannabe,” by Spice Girls
  75. “Two Princes,” by Spin Doctors
  76. “5, 6, 7, 8,” by Steps
  77. “What I Got,” by Sublime
  78. “Fly,” by Sugar Ray
  79. “Semi-Charmed Life,” by Third Eye Blind
  80. “No Scrubs,” by TLC
  81. “If You Could Only See,” by Tonic
  82. “Meet Virginia,” by Train
  83. “One,” by U2
  84. “You Make Me Wanna…,” by Usher
  85. “Ice Ice Baby,” by Vanilla Ice
  86. “Buddy Holly,” by Weezer
  87. “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston
  88. “Men in Black,” by Will Smith
  89. “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” by The Verve
  90. “Start the Commotion,” by The Wiseguys
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