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How many of you, like myself, were exposed to Eurodance and other genres at an early age (myself 5-6 years old in 1997) that formed the basis of what music you loved then and continue to love now?

Were Eurodance, Grunge or Kylie Minogue and Alanis Morrissette like pop the sort of music you first listened to as a kid?

Did you listen to out there or left of field songs like Rednex - Cotton Eyed Joe, Butthole Surfers - Pepper and The Shame of Life or Ween - Push the Little Daisies?

This is basically a '90's music memories thread.

FWIW, Eurodance was my upbringing in the '90's musically.

The following link is, for me, the most '90's song and most Eurodance song.

 

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I grew up with a fair bit of music around me as my parents still lingered onto the hope of being able to continue listening to current music.

It was usually pretty popular stuff (Nirvana, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, The Verve) and some less obvious bands like the Lucksmiths/Church/Bjork and I definitely think my preference for post-punk came from that. I think the videos for Coffee & TV and Da Funk had a huge influence on me – they were pivotal, and they're still two of the most unique feeling film clips I can watch.

Though I think it was like 2000 and not '99, Len's Steal My Sunshine is another. I've always been interested in how the happy always feels so melancholy and I think it's 90s music that did it for me.
 

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I grew up with a fair bit of music around me as my parents still lingered onto the hope of being able to continue listening to current music.

It was usually pretty popular stuff (Nirvana, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, The Verve) and some less obvious bands like the Lucksmiths/Church/Bjork and I definitely think my preference for post-punk came from that. I think the videos for Coffee & TV and Da Funk had a huge influence on me – they were pivotal, and they're still two of the most unique feeling film clips I can watch.

Though I think it was like 2000 and not '99, Len's Steal My Sunshine is another. I've always been interested in how the happy always feels so melancholy and I think it's 90s music that did it for me.

Like myself, were you born in 1991?
 

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If you remember the 90s you weren't there.:drunk:

In all seriousness though the early 90s was pretty sh*t with stuff like MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, then it all changed with Nirvana and alt rock dominated.

There were the obvious big overseas 90s bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Greenday, Tool, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur etc and local bands like You Am I, Spiderbait and Regurgitator which dominated that decade and everyone remembers but there were a heap of more obscure bands that made that decade of music great.

A few obscure favourites.




I grew up with a fair bit of music around me as my parents still lingered onto the hope of being able to continue listening to current music.

It was usually pretty popular stuff (Nirvana, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, The Verve) and some less obvious bands like the Lucksmiths/Church/Bjork and I definitely think my preference for post-punk came from that. I think the videos for Coffee & TV and Da Funk had a huge influence on me – they were pivotal, and they're still two of the most unique feeling film clips I can watch.

Though I think it was like 2000 and not '99, Len's Steal My Sunshine is another. I've always been interested in how the happy always feels so melancholy and I think it's 90s music that did it for me.
Len's Steal My Sunshine was 1999, it was a massive hit in San Diego when I was living there back then along with these two tracks.



Cake was also massive in San Diego around that time, they all fitted in with the Southern Californian beach lifestyle vibe.
 

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Saw my primary school and early high school years out in this decade. Was more into just the mainstream stuff as opposed to alternative rock and grunge as a kid, was a massive fan of eurodance back then. 90s eurodance is still an unashamed guilty pleasure of mine.






The decade where bands like Green Day, Silverchair, The Offspring and Foo Fighters to name a few were actually decent.
 

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I'm glad I wasn't a primary school kid in the 90s going by what some of you listened to back then.

The Church bookended that decade nicely.

Started out with Gold Afternoon Fix in 1990.


Then finished it with a triumphant return to form with Hologram of Baal in 1998.


The less said about the mid 90s when Peter Koppes left the band the better.
 

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The sub genres and flavours of the 90s still inform the bulk of my music listening. Urban R&B, post-grunge and eurodance in particular are the three big cornerstones of that mainstream 90s sound for me, but more specifically I still adore the likes of trip hop, early Warp, east coast rap, midwestern rock/roots, etc. Even some of the reggae flavours that popped up on the charts were awesome. I was born in the late 80's and finished primary school in 2000, so the 90s was basically those formative toddler to pre teen years for me, what I would call my childhood years. I recently started revisiting some of my compilation CDs from the 90s period and they stand up really well with my current tastes.

I certainly consider Steal My Sunshine a 90s song. It was released around 1999, although I associate with it as a 99/2000 summer hit (I think it reached the top 3 over here, around the time that songs like Blue, I Try and Mascara were at the top).

My top 20 favourite albums of the 90s;

1. OK Computer
2. Is This Desire?
3. Mezzanine
4. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
5. Nowhere
6. Bedtime Stories
7. Older
8. Midnight Marauders
9. Amber
10. Achtung Baby
11. Priest=Aura
12. Chiastic Slide
13. Erotica
14. Debut (Bjork)
15. Diva
16. In Utero
17. Blue Lines
18. Pygmalion
19. Succour
20. Dummy
HM: Being There, Loveless, Aenima, Protection, Post, Ray of Light, Illadelph Halflife, Without You I'm Nothing, Illmatic

^I think that sums up my taste in general a fair bit.
At the time though I only owned alternative rock/pop albums like The Living End S/T, Regurgitator's Unit, Korn's Follow the Leader, Limp Bizkit's Significant Other, Savage Garden S/T, few comps, soundtracks and singles. Pretty typical taste for any kid in the late 90s. Of those, Regurgitator still hold up pretty well, and I still pull out the GH of Korn and Savage Garden every now and then.

A Night at the Roxbury for me is one of those films that has an oh so 90s soundtrack.
 
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Some random 90s singles I still play every now and then (some are corny);

If You Could Only See - Tonic
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
This is Your Night - Amber
The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
Evidence - Faith No More
Too Close - Next
Falling - Julee Cruise
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
Even When I'm Sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
Runaway - The Corrs
Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin
Casanova - Ultimate Kaos
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
Your Woman - White Town
Push - Matchbox 20
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Sway - Bic Runga
Missing - Everything but the Girl
Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & the Blowfish
Sinner - Neil Young

Texas (Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy, etc.) is one of those bands that seems to have utterly fallen off the radar when talking about the era, but I recently went back and listened and didn't feel like it had aged well unfortunately.
 

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Some random 90s singles I still play every now and then (some are corny);

If You Could Only See - Tonic
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
This is Your Night - Amber
The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe
Evidence - Faith No More
Too Close - Next
Falling - Julee Cruise
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
Even When I'm Sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
Runaway - The Corrs
Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin

Casanova - Ultimate Kaos
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
Your Woman - White Town
Push - Matchbox 20
The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Sway - Bic Runga
Missing - Everything but the Girl

Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & the Blowfish
Sinner - Neil Young

Texas (Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy, etc.) is one of those bands that seems to have utterly fallen off the radar when talking about the era, but I recently went back and listened and didn't feel like it had aged well unfortunately.

Bolded = songs that were among the first I ever heard/remember.

Also, do you ever remember hearing my ultimate Eurodance guilty pleasure then?
Whigfield - Sexy Eyes.
 

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Yep, sure do, Sexy Eyes was one of the bigger songs from the first half of 1997 from memory.

Remember it being played something like 1/10 songs every day.

It was either played at lunch or dinner.

Sometimes late at night but that was because night time then was Eurodance central.

Speaking of night time music, this would've been cranked up.

This too:


If you were doing housework or going on a cruisy drive,
 

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The sub genres and flavours of the 90s still inform the bulk of my music listening. Urban R&B, post-grunge and eurodance in particular are the three big cornerstones of that mainstream 90s sound for me, but more specifically I still adore the likes of trip hop, early Warp, east coast rap, midwestern rock/roots, etc. Even some of the reggae flavours that popped up on the charts were awesome. I was born in the late 80's and finished primary school in 2000, so the 90s was basically those formative toddler to pre teen years for me, what I would call my childhood years. I recently started revisiting some of my compilation CDs from the 90s period and they stand up really well with my current tastes.

I certainly consider Steal My Sunshine a 90s song. It was released around 1999, although I associate with it as a 99/2000 summer hit (I think it reached the top 3 over here, around the time that songs like Blue, I Try and Mascara were at the top).

My top 20 favourite albums of the 90s;

1. OK Computer
2. Is This Desire?
3. Mezzanine
4. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
5. Nowhere
6. Bedtime Stories
7. Older
8. Midnight Marauders
9. Amber
10. Achtung Baby
11. Priest=Aura
12. Chiastic Slide
13. Erotica
14. Debut (Bjork)
15. Diva
16. Blue Lines
17. Pygmalion
18. Succour
19. Dummy
20. Being There
HM: Loveless, Aenima, Protection, Post, Ray of Light, Illadelph Halflife, Without You I'm Nothing, Illmatic

^I think that sums up my taste in general a fair bit.
At the time though I only owned alternative rock/pop albums like The Living End S/T, Regurgitator's Unit, Korn's Follow the Leader, Limp Bizkit's Significant Other, Savage Garden S/T, few comps, soundtracks and singles. Pretty typical taste for any kid in the late 90s. Of those, Regurgitator still hold up pretty well, and I still pull out the GH of Korn and Savage Garden every now and then.

A Night at the Roxbury for me is one of those films that has an oh so 90s soundtrack.
Very cool choices. I'll give it a go myself, even though I was only little during the majority of the 90s.

1. Dummy (my all time favourite album)
2. Endtroducing...
3. Souvlaki (interesting that you've put Pygmalion up in your list but not this)
4. Spiderland
5. 36 Chambers
6. Loveless
7. Illmatic
8. Liquid Swords
9. Henry's Dream
10. Let Love In
11. Nowhere
12. 69 Love Songs
13. Mezzanine
14. Music Has the Right to Children
15. Agaetis Byrjun
16. OK Computer
17. Leftism
18. Post
19. What's the Story, Morning Glory
20. Laughing Stock

with some other great ones being: Post, Young Team, Hex, Fat of the Land, Daydream Nation, Long Season, Siamese Dream, The Low End Theory, and Deserter's Songs. So much good stuff, it was really hard making this list.
 

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FWIW, these are the songs/instrumentals that formed the basis of my 1997-early to mid '98.

Apologies for capitals.

Notes.

THE YEARS = FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT PARTICULAR SONG.
BRACKETS = YEAR OF RELEASE.
ONE CROSS = BORONIA.

1997.

  1. MADONNA - DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA +
  2. TAYLOR DAYNE - I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER +
  3. ACE OF BASE - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (RELEASED 1996) +
  4. WHIGFIELD - SEXY EYES. THE FIRST SONG I EVER LOVED +
  5. ACE OF BASE - ALL THAT SHE WANTS (RELEASED 1993) +
  6. LOS DEL RIO - MARACENA +
  7. SEAL - CRAZY +
  8. MADONNA - FROZEN +
  9. NO DOUBT - DON'T SPEAK +
  10. TAKE THAT - BACK FOR GOOD +
  11. BLUR - SONG 2 +
  12. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - TORN +
  13. THE CARDIGANS - LOVEFOOL +
  14. SAVAGE GARDEN - TRULY MADLY DEEPLY +
  15. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - HIGH +
  16. BACKSTREET BOYS - I WANT IT THAT WAY +
  17. ALL SAINTS - PURE SHORES +
  18. ALL SAINTS - NEVER EVER +
  19. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I'M EVERY WOMAN +
  20. SPICE GIRLS - WANNABE +
  21. SPICE GIRLS - TOO MUCH +
  22. SPICE GIRLS - SPICE UP YOUR LIFE +
  23. SPICE GIRLS - STOP +
  24. SPICE GIRLS - VIVA FOREVER +
  25. ACE OF BASE - THE SIGN (RELEASED 1993) +
  26. WHITE TOWN - YOUR WOMAN +
  27. THE CRANBERRIES - ODE TO YOUR FAMILY +
  28. THE CRANBERRIES - DREAMS +
  29. THE CRANBERRIES - ZOMBIE +
  30. BON JOVI - ALWAYS (RELEASED 1995) +
  31. 4 NON-BLONDES - WHAT'S UP (RELEASED 1993) +
  32. OASIS - WONDERWALL +
  33. M PEOPLE - MOVIN' ON UP +
  34. DONNA LEWIS - I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER +
  35. MEREDITH BROOKS - b*tch +
  36. MERRILL BAINBRIDGE - MOUTH +
  37. GINA G - OOH AAH JUST A LITTLE BIT +
  38. OMD - IF YOU LEAVE +
  39. SEAL - KISS FROM A ROSE (RELEASED 1995) +
  40. SHERYL CROW - ALL I WANNA DO +
  41. 2 BROTHERS ON THE 4th FLOOR - DREAMS +
  42. CECE PENISTON - FINALLY (RELEASED 1991) +
  43. HADDAWAY - WHAT IS LOVE (RELEASED 1994) +
  44. NO MERCY - WHERE DO YOU GO? +
  45. REAL McCOY - ANOTHER NIGHT (RELEASED 1994) +
  46. LA BOUCHE - BE MY LOVER +
  47. AQUA - BARBIE GIRL. THE FIRST SONG I EVER HATED AND STILL DO NOW. +
  48. AQUA - DR JONES +
  49. AQUA - TURN BACK TIME +
  50. HANSON - MMMM BOP +
  51. JENNIFER PAIGE - CRUSH +
  52. KYLIE MINOGUE - PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE +
  53. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - MISSING (RELEASED 1995) +
  54. SOPHIE B HAWKINS - AS I LAY ME DOWN (RELEASED 1995) +
  55. REAL McCOY - RUN AWAY (RELEASED 1995) +
  56. WILSON PICKETT - LAND OF 1000 DANCES +
  57. DES'REE - YOU GOTTA BE (RELEASED 1995) +
  58. BRYAN ADAMS - HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN (RELEASED 1995) +
  59. MICHAEL JACKSON - THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL +
  60. JANET JACKSON - TOGETHER AGAIN +
  61. TONI BRAXTON - UNBREAK MY HEART REMIX +
  62. MR PRESIDENT - COCO JAMBOO +
  63. REAL McCOY - ONE MORE TIME +
  64. DREAMWORLD - MOVIN UP' +
  65. D:REAM - THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (RELEASED 1994) +
  66. SHERYL CROW - IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY +
  67. CELINE DION - MY HEART WILL GO ON +
  68. SHAUN COLVIN - SUNNY CAME HOME +
  69. SPICE GIRLS - 2 BECOME 1 +
  70. SPICE GIRLS - SAY YOU'LL BE THERE +
  71. BLACKSTREET - NO DIGGITY +
  72. SAVAGE GARDEN - I WANT YOU +
  73. DUNCAN SHEIK - BARELY BREATHING +
  74. JEWEL - YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME +
  75. SAVAGE GARDEN - TO THE MOON AND BACK +
  76. UNIQUE II - BREAK MY STRIDE +
  77. SNAP - RHYTHM IS A DANCER +
  78. GABRIELLE - DREAMS +
  79. REDNEX - COTTON EYED JOE +
  80. OUTHERE BROTHERS - DON'T STOP WIGGLE WIGGLE REMIX +
  81. SIMPLY RED - FAIRGROUND +
  82. SIMPLY RED - STARS +
  83. THE FUGEES - KILLING ME SOFTLY +
  84. SPICE GIRLS - WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE +
  85. OLIVE - YOU'RE NOT ALONE +
  86. ETERNAL AND BEB WINANS - I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE +
  87. STEPS - 5, 6, 7, 8 +
  88. B*WITCHED - ROLLERCOASTER +
  89. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU LEARN +
  90. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HEAD OVER FEET +
  91. TEXAS - SAY WHAT YOU WANT +
  92. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU OUGHTA KNOW +
  93. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HAND IN MY POCKET +
  94. TRACY BONHAM - MOTHER MOTHER +
  95. TRISHA YEARWOOD - HOW DO I LIVE +
  96. WET, WET, WET - LOVE IS ALL AROUND +
  97. ROZALLA - EVERYBODY'S FREE TO FEEL GOOD +
  98. REAL McCOY - LOVE AND DEVOTION +
  99. NEIL INNES - RAGGY DOLLS +
  100. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR +
  101. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - I KISS YOUR LIPS +
  102. URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE - THE KEY, THE SECRET +
  103. SPICE GIRLS - SATURDAY NIGHT DIVAS +
  104. TAYLOR DAYNE - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE +
  105. QUAD CITY DJ'S - THE TRAIN +
  106. MIKE OLDFIELD AND MAGGIE O'REILLY - MOONLIGHT SHADOW +
  107. DAVID A. STEWART & CANDY DUFFER - LILY WAS HERE +

1998.

  1. GOO GOO DOLLS - IRIS +
  2. VERVE - BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY +
  3. RICKY MARTIN - MARIA +
  4. EMF - UNBELIEVABLE +
  5. INNER CIRCLE - SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) +
  6. KATRINA AND THE WAVES - WALKIN' ON SUNSHINE +
  7. BANANARAMA - VENUS +
  8. RUN DMC - IT'S TRICKY (RELEASED 1986) +
  9. TAG TEAM - WHOOMP THERE IT IS (RELEASED 1994) +
  10. TONIC - IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE (RELEASED 1996) +
  11. EVERCLEAR - SANTA MONICA +
  12. MARCY PLAYGROUND - SEX AND CANDY +
  13. SAVAGE GARDEN - THE ANIMAL SONG +
  14. THREE EYED BLIND - SEMI CHARMED LIFE +
  15. CHER - BELIEVE +
  16. KATE CEBERANO - PASH +
  17. DAFT PUNK - AROUND THE WORLD +
  18. REGURGITATOR - POLYESTER GIRL +
  19. BACKSTREET BOYS - AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME +
  20. AMBER - THIS IS YOUR NIGHT +
  21. UB40 - RED RED WINE +
  22. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - BIG MISTAKE +
  23. B*WITCHED - C'EST LA VIE +
  24. BILLIE - GIRLFRIEND +
  25. SPICE GIRLS - GOODBYE +
  26. BELINDA CARLISLE - SUMMER RAIN +
  27. OMC - HOW BIZARRE +
  28. EAGLE EYE CHERRY - SAVE TONIGHT +
  29. GEORGE MICHAEL - CARELESS WHISPER +
  30. GERRY RAFFERTY - BAKER STREET +
137 songs there.
 
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My earliest music memories was watching RAGE on weekends back in 1997 and these 3 songs first stood out to me for their video clips.

The Prodigy - Breathe
The Offspring - Gone Away
White Town - Your Woman

From this: The Offspring became my first favourite band, and I went on to discover their previous albums Smash and Ignition (Ripping albums both of them). Was a pretty big fan of theirs, and my first concert was seeing them for the Splinter Tour in 2004. I still play their older albums a couple of times a month, but the last two albums have been average at best, with only a couple of highlights on each album.
 

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FWIW, these are the songs/instrumentals that formed the basis of my 1997-early to mid '98.

Apologies for capitals.

Notes.

THE YEARS = FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT PARTICULAR SONG.
BRACKETS = YEAR OF RELEASE.
ONE CROSS = BORONIA.

1997.

  1. MADONNA - DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA +
  2. TAYLOR DAYNE - I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER +
  3. ACE OF BASE - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (RELEASED 1996) +
  4. WHIGFIELD - SEXY EYES. THE FIRST SONG I EVER LOVED +
  5. ACE OF BASE - ALL THAT SHE WANTS (RELEASED 1993) +
  6. LOS DEL RIO - MARACENA +
  7. SEAL - CRAZY +
  8. MADONNA - FROZEN +
  9. NO DOUBT - DON'T SPEAK +
  10. TAKE THAT - BACK FOR GOOD +
  11. BLUR - SONG 2 +
  12. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - TORN +
  13. THE CARDIGANS - LOVEFOOL +
  14. SAVAGE GARDEN - TRULY MADLY DEEPLY +
  15. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - HIGH +
  16. BACKSTREET BOYS - I WANT IT THAT WAY +
  17. ALL SAINTS - PURE SHORES +
  18. ALL SAINTS - NEVER EVER +
  19. WHITNEY HOUSTON - I'M EVERY WOMAN +
  20. SPICE GIRLS - WANNABE +
  21. SPICE GIRLS - TOO MUCH +
  22. SPICE GIRLS - SPICE UP YOUR LIFE +
  23. SPICE GIRLS - STOP +
  24. SPICE GIRLS - VIVA FOREVER +
  25. ACE OF BASE - THE SIGN (RELEASED 1993) +
  26. WHITE TOWN - YOUR WOMAN +
  27. THE CRANBERRIES - ODE TO YOUR FAMILY +
  28. THE CRANBERRIES - DREAMS +
  29. THE CRANBERRIES - ZOMBIE +
  30. BON JOVI - ALWAYS (RELEASED 1995) +
  31. 4 NON-BLONDES - WHAT'S UP (RELEASED 1993) +
  32. OASIS - WONDERWALL +
  33. M PEOPLE - MOVIN' ON UP +
  34. DONNA LEWIS - I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER +
  35. MEREDITH BROOKS - b*tch +
  36. MERRILL BAINBRIDGE - MOUTH +
  37. GINA G - OOH AAH JUST A LITTLE BIT +
  38. OMD - IF YOU LEAVE +
  39. SEAL - KISS FROM A ROSE (RELEASED 1995) +
  40. SHERYL CROW - ALL I WANNA DO +
  41. 2 BROTHERS ON THE 4th FLOOR - DREAMS +
  42. CECE PENISTON - FINALLY (RELEASED 1991) +
  43. HADDAWAY - WHAT IS LOVE (RELEASED 1994) +
  44. NO MERCY - WHERE DO YOU GO? +
  45. REAL McCOY - ANOTHER NIGHT (RELEASED 1994) +
  46. LA BOUCHE - BE MY LOVER +
  47. AQUA - BARBIE GIRL. THE FIRST SONG I EVER HATED AND STILL DO NOW. +
  48. AQUA - DR JONES +
  49. AQUA - TURN BACK TIME +
  50. HANSON - MMMM BOP +
  51. JENNIFER PAIGE - CRUSH +
  52. KYLIE MINOGUE - PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE +
  53. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - MISSING (RELEASED 1995) +
  54. SOPHIE B HAWKINS - AS I LAY ME DOWN (RELEASED 1995) +
  55. REAL McCOY - RUN AWAY (RELEASED 1995) +
  56. WILSON PICKETT - LAND OF 1000 DANCES +
  57. DES'REE - YOU GOTTA BE (RELEASED 1995) +
  58. BRYAN ADAMS - HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN (RELEASED 1995) +
  59. MICHAEL JACKSON - THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL +
  60. JANET JACKSON - TOGETHER AGAIN +
  61. TONI BRAXTON - UNBREAK MY HEART REMIX +
  62. MR PRESIDENT - COCO JAMBOO +
  63. REAL McCOY - ONE MORE TIME +
  64. ANN LEE - 2 TIMES +
  65. DREAMWORLD - MOVIN UP' +
  66. D:REAM - THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER (RELEASED 1994) +
  67. SHERYL CROW - IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY +
  68. CELINE DION - MY HEART WILL GO ON +
  69. SHAUN COLVIN - SUNNY CAME HOME +
  70. SPICE GIRLS - 2 BECOME 1 +
  71. SPICE GIRLS - SAY YOU'LL BE THERE +
  72. BLACKSTREET - NO DIGGITY +
  73. SAVAGE GARDEN - I WANT YOU +
  74. DUNCAN SHEIK - BARELY BREATHING +
  75. JEWEL - YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME +
  76. SAVAGE GARDEN - TO THE MOON AND BACK +
  77. UNIQUE II - BREAK MY STRIDE +
  78. SNAP - RHYTHM IS A DANCER +
  79. GABRIELLE - DREAMS +
  80. REDNEX - COTTON EYED JOE +
  81. OUTHERE BROTHERS - DON'T STOP WIGGLE WIGGLE REMIX +
  82. SIMPLY RED - FAIRGROUND +
  83. SIMPLY RED - STARS +
  84. THE FUGEES - KILLING ME SOFTLY +
  85. SPICE GIRLS - WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE +
  86. OLIVE - YOU'RE NOT ALONE +
  87. ETERNAL AND BEB WINANS - I WANNA BE THE ONLY ONE +
  88. STEPS - 5, 6, 7, 8 +
  89. B*WITCHED - ROLLERCOASTER +
  90. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU LEARN +
  91. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HEAD OVER FEET +
  92. TEXAS - SAY WHAT YOU WANT +
  93. ALANIS MORISSETTE - YOU OUGHTA KNOW +
  94. ALANIS MORISSETTE - HAND IN MY POCKET +
  95. TRACY BONHAM - MOTHER MOTHER +
  96. TRISHA YEARWOOD - HOW DO I LIVE +
  97. WET, WET, WET - LOVE IS ALL AROUND +
  98. ROZALLA - EVERYBODY'S FREE TO FEEL GOOD +
  99. REAL McCOY - LOVE AND DEVOTION +
  100. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - EVERYBODY ON THE FLOOR +
  101. TOKYO GHETTO PUSSY - I KISS YOUR LIPS +
  102. URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE - THE KEY, THE SECRET +
  103. SPICE GILS - SATURDAY NIGHT DIVAS +
  104. TAYLOR DAYNE - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE +
  105. QUAD CITY DJ'S - THE TRAIN +
  106. MIKE OLDFIELD AND MAGGIE O'REILLY - MOONLIGHT SHADOW +
  107. DAVID A. STEWART & CANDY DUFFER - LILY WAS HERE +

1998.

  1. GOO GOO DOLLS - IRIS +
  2. VERVE - BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY +
  3. RICKY MARTIN - MARIA +
  4. EMF - UNBELIEVABLE +
  5. INNER CIRCLE - SWEAT (A LA LA LA LA LONG) +
  6. KATRINA AND THE WAVES - WALKIN' ON SUNSHINE +
  7. BANANARAMA - VENUS +
  8. RUN DMC - IT'S TRICKY (RELEASED 1986) +
  9. TAG TEAM - WHOOMP THERE IT IS (RELEASED 1994) +
  10. TONIC - IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE (RELEASED 1996) +
  11. EVERCLEAR - SANTA MONICA +
  12. MARCY PLAYGROUND - SEX AND CANDY +
  13. SAVAGE GARDEN - THE ANIMAL SONG +
  14. THREE EYED BLIND - SEMI CHARMED LIFE +
  15. CHER - BELIEVE +
  16. KATE CEBERANO - PASH +
  17. DAFT PUNK - AROUND THE WORLD +
  18. REGURGITATOR - POLYESTER GIRL +
  19. BACKSTREET BOYS - AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME +
  20. AMBER - THIS IS YOUR NIGHT +
  21. UB40 - RED RED WINE +
  22. NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - BIG MISTAKE +
  23. TELETUBBIES - TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH. (WHY DID I TYPE THIS?) +
  24. B*WITCHED - C'EST LA VIE +
  25. BILLIE - GIRLFRIEND +
  26. SPICE GIRLS - GOODBYE +
  27. BELINDA CARLISLE - SUMMER RAIN +
  28. OMC - HOW BIZARRE +
  29. EAGLE EYE CHERRY - SAVE TONIGHT +
  30. GEORGE MICHAEL - CARELESS WHISPER +
  31. GERRY RAFFERTY - BAKER STREET +
138 songs there.
Even though some of those songs originate outside of 1997/98, song-wise that is a pretty awesome summation of that era in chart music. I remember about 95% of that list, fond memories.
 

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So much good stuff, it was really hard making this list.
I hear you. My top 20 90s actually sneaks into my top 50 all-time, so as a decade it's pretty rad. Really cool list by the way.
 

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Even though some of those songs originate outside of 1997/98, song-wise that is a pretty awesome summation of that era in chart music. I remember about 95% of that list, fond memories.

FWIW, what's your year of birth in relation to myself and 1991?

Remember Eurodance being flogged on the radio at night?

Good memories.
 

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Semisonic tend to get forgotten about these days but they had two huge worldwide hits in the late 90s.



Like a lot of 90s bands they dropped off the radar as quickly as they arrived but they bring back some good memories from that time.
 

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The Offspring - Gone Away
Wouldn't have been as fun or as commercially lucrative, but I wish this band had explored this side of themselves more. Would have been an interesting, less stodgy direction for that post-grunge sound to go in. That song doesn't really sound quite like a whole lot else that was going on in rock at the time.

Excuse me if I'm taking the thread too seriously, too.
 

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If you remember the 90s you weren't there.:drunk:

In all seriousness though the early 90s was pretty sh*t with stuff like MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, then it all changed with Nirvana and alt rock dominated.

There were the obvious big overseas 90s bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Greenday, Tool, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur etc and local bands like You Am I, Spiderbait and Regurgitator which dominated that decade and everyone remembers but there were a heap of more obscure bands that made that decade of music great.

A few obscure favourites.






Len's Steal My Sunshine was 1999, it was a massive hit in San Diego when I was living there back then along with these two tracks.



Cake was also massive in San Diego around that time, they all fitted in with the Southern Californian beach lifestyle vibe.

Mr Blonde! They never made a sequel for that video. Did she get away? That was a fine EP.

And the sister from Len. She was always rather attractive.
 

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