Oh, the (VH1) 90’s!

I was glued to MTV’s VH1 Top 100 Hits of the 90’s last night – I was literally sitting up in bed, exclaiming to myself at every song that came on. I almost died recollecting Rico Suave, The Breeders, The Cranberries. I dug up the list online and here it is. I bolded the ones I completely agreed it or have something to say. What the hell is Britney and Backstreet Boys doing on there? Destiny’s Child? They may have squeezed in at the 90’s – but next to EMF, “Unbelievable”, they couldn’t be more misfit.


1. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (No way does Nirvana sneak over U2.)

2. U2 – “One” (It’s called “One”! It should have been number one!)

3. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way” (Naah…)

4. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” (This song always reminds me of my nutty sister who could lip synch this song perfectly)

5. Madonna – “Vogue” (Danced to this song for school performance)

6. Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back” (I cannot lie.)

7. Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time” (Hell no)

8. TLC – “Waterfalls” (I always preferred “Creep”)

9. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion” (For shizzle)

10. Sinéad O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”

11. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy” (Too biased. Incredible song, incredible video but give me “Black” anyday)

12. Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” (With my cousin Ryan, driving in Farmy’s car)

13. Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) – “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang”

14. Mariah Carey – “Vision of Love”

15. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”

16. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This” (Nuff said.)

17. Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name”

18. Metallica – “Enter Sandman” (This should be way up there in the Top 5. It’s epic)

19. Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”

20. Hanson – “MMMBop”

21. Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”

22. Beck – “Loser” (Oh, the time of Beck!)

23. Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue – “Whatta Man”

24. House of Pain – “Jump Around”

25. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” (Too biased but “Spoonman” wins every time for me)

26. Eminem – “My Name Is”

27. Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” (I always preferred “Long December”)

28. Ricky Martin – “Livin’ la Vida Loca” (No point lying about it now, we all danced to this song like loons)

29. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”

30. *NSYNC – “Tearin’ Up My Heart” (Please.)

31. Radiohead – “Creep”

32. BLACKstreet – “No Diggity” (You don’t get more 90’s than Blackstreet and Mohd. Sultan)

33. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

34. Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life” (Loved the whole album more than this song alone)

35. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

36. C+C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”

37. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”

38. Christina Aguilera – “Genie In A Bottle”

39. Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris”

40. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”

41. Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”

42. Collective Soul – “Shine”

43. En Vogue – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”

44. The Fugees – “Killing Me Softly With His Song”

45. Hootie & the Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”

46. Shania Twain – “You’re Still the One”

47. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations” (Marky Mark, you have my heart, from then till now)

48. Matchbox Twenty – “3 A.M.”

49. Jewel – “Who Will Save Your Soul” (First song I ever learnt on guitar)

50. Alice in Chains – “Man in the Box” (Too biased)

51. 2Pac  – “California Love” (My Nan, dancing to this song on my 21st birthday)

52. Sugar Ray – “Fly” (Always preferred “RPM”, but now I feel like listening to “Fly”)

53. Naughty by Nature – “O.P.P.”

54. Joan Osborne – “One of Us”

55. Fiona Apple – “Criminal” (Loved “Tidal” – all of it)

56. L.L. Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out” (Don’t call it a comeback)

57. Jay-Z featuring Amil and Ja Rule – “Can I Get A…”

58. Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” (Kelly and Dylan making out in 90210)

59. Weezer – “Buddy Holly”

60. Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison”

61. Sheryl Crow – “All I Wanna Do”

62. Live – “I Alone” (Too biased, I loved Live for a long time)

63. The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Puff Daddy – “Mo Money Mo Problems” (Wait, you can get more 90’s than Blackstreet and Mohd. Sultan)

64. The Presidents of the United States of America – “Peaches” (One word. Barry)

65. Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance”

66. Edwin McCain – “I’ll Be”

67. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”

68. Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”

69. Korn – “Freak on a Leash” (How does “Freak on a Leash” make it and not “Blind”?)

70. Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity”

71. Arrested Development – “Tennessee”

72. Barenaked Ladies – “One Week”

73. Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”

74. Cher – “Believe”

75. Kris Kross – “Jump”

76. Blues Traveler – “Run-around”

77. Ice Cube – “It Was a Good Day”

78. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (First song I ever learnt on drums. Cindy Blackman kicks ass)

79. Meredith Brooks – “Bitch”

80. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”

81. Paula Cole – “I Don’t Want to Wait”

82. Geto Boys – “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”

83. The Breeders – “Cannonball”

84. Snow – “Informer”

85. Cypress Hill – “Insane In The Brain”

86. The Cranberries – “Linger” (A girlfriend in school singing, “You know I’m searching food for you…”)

87. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”

88. Duncan Sheik – “Barely Breathing”

89. Liz Phair – “Never Said”

90. New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”

91. Sarah McLachlan – “Building a Mystery”

92. Public Enemy – “911 Is a Joke”

93. Lisa Loeb – “Stay (I Missed You)” (Loved the movie, loved the soundtrack)

94. Fastball – “The Way”

95. Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It” (Always gets me on the dancefloor till now)

96. Nelson – “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” (Good God, the video and that hair! It needs a picture!)


97. Prince & The New Power Generation – “Gett Off”

98. EMF – “Unbelievable”

99. Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”

100. Gerardo – “Rico Suave”


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