Everlong – Foo Fighters
Either you heard it for the first time in the nineties, or in the early 2000s on garage band. Either way, there was some serious air guitar going on.
Pretty Fly For A White Guy – The Offspring
The Offspring is the first band to prove that anyone can sing… because, well, you don’t always have to sing!
Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
No, it’s not “insane in the membrane.” Raise your hand if it also took you this long to figure that out.
Steal My Sunshine – Len
A group of teens with some positive vibes that made their own music and music videos. Len was truly living the dream of the nineties.
Waterfalls – TLC
Some always-relevant advice from your favorite nineties girl trio! (No offense, Destiny’s Child. You’ll get your own shoutout.)
Criminal – Fiona Apple
This song is so nice, you want to hear it twice… as in, coming from two different heads. At the same time. (This is an American Horror Story reference. Check it out!)
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Here they are, Destiny’s Child. Featuring Beyonce, and… the other two. I’m sure they’re happy, wherever they are…
Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
Crash Into Me is the classic guy-who-brings-the-guitar-to-a-party song of the nineties. Well, that or Wonderwall. Unfortunately, Wonderwall is also the guitar guy song of the modern age.
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Britney is serving up looks in this video, seriously. This video is the nineties.
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
Speaking of videos that encapsulate the nineties, this number by the Backstreet Boys sums it up pretty nicely.
Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera
Every nineties kid remembers screaming along to the words of this song… and every adult of the nineties probably had to decide whether to tell those kids what those words mean.
Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
Yes, you can!
Thank You – Dido
Send this song to your friends as a facebook comment. They’ll be thanking you, too!
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
This song will always be my baby. Or Mariah. Or both!
Meet Virginia – Train
As much as I want to add Drops of Jupiter to this playlist, that song was made in 2001. Instead, enjoy this nineties Train hit!
Waiting For Tonight – Jennifer Lopez
How long has Jenny been waiting for tonight? Too long. She shouldn’t have written such a hit. She’s doomed herself for eternity.
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
Will Smith is notoriously the squeaky cleanest rapper of all time, and now his kids are visionaries. Those facts are not connected, but I enjoy both of them.
Jump – Kriss Kross
As long as you understand the word “Jump” you’ll understand the point of this song. Get moving!
She’s So High – Tal Bachman
No human being can hit the notes in this song. I don’t think Tal Bachman can hit the notes in this song. There’s a conspiracy going on.
Just a Girl – No Doubt
Gwen is timeless, and No Doubt is visionary. What better way to end a nineties playlist than with the Female powerhouse that brought the music world into the 2k and today?