Here it is: My second installment of the best of the best of the 90’s when it comes to music. So just sit back and imagine your mom driving you to the pool with the windows down and the FM radio blasting.
Best Alternative Rock Song: Eve 6 – Inside Out
The rhythm of this song is just fantastic. It flows so well and hits hard, especially at the “NOW I’M THROUGH WITH YOU!” part.
Best Life Reflecting Song: Everlast – What It’s Like
One of the guys from House of Pain (see below) totally reinvented himself with the Whitey Ford Sings The Blues album. Try to listen to the lyrics. Makes you think about how you treat others everyday. That, along with a great voice and great guitar part makes a great 90’s song.
Honorable Mention: The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Watch the guy just drill this random girl in the video and not even think twice about it.
Best Song to Wake Up To: Fastball – Out of My Head
Could be considered for above as well, but every time I hear this song it make me want to take nothing for granted and make the most out of every day.
Best Band From a Disney Channel Original Movie: Five
“Slam Dunk Da Funk” from the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Smart House.” The kid is chillin’ with his bros waiting for the ladies to arrive to his party and this song comes on. Just quality dancing ensues.
Most Underrated 90’s Alternative Band: Gin Blossoms
Yes, they have many hits from te 90’s. From “Til I Hear It From You,” to “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Found Out About You.” These guys know how to make a great alternative song. But to this day, I get the feeling that their songs have lasted longer than their name has. Everybody thinks about Matchbox Twenty, Third Eye Blind, and Goo Goo Dolls, and these guys are easily as good if not better than most of these.
Best Song to Put a Tear in Your Eye: Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Although I haven’t seen City of Angels, which is the movie this song is from, this song doesn’t need video with it to make me cry like a 14-year-old girl at a Backstreet Boys concert.
Honorable Mention: Hootie and the Blowfish – Let Her Cry
I mean when “Cry” is in the title, cue the waterworks.
Best Irish Artist: House of Pain
Sinead O’Connor and The Cranberries are amazing, but “Jump Around” by House of Pain is still played at every sporting event at least once. It’s a great party feel good song, and although they are a one hit wonder, that one hit brings them to the top of the Wicklow Mountains (irish analogy) for me.
Best Song to Bump in the Car To: Jay-Z – Can I Get A…
My senior year, I just fell in love with this song. It’s really got a great message too, which is: If I wasn’t rich and famous, would you still love me? And the girl’s verse in it is one of the filthiest verses I’ve ever heard.
Best Latino Girl from Queens: J-Lo
Okay, so this is a pretty narrow category, but Jenny from the Block needs to be mentioned. She was HUGE in the 90’s. And I might have had an obsession with her in 8th grade.
Dirtiest Song: Khia – My Neck My Back
No words need to be said about this song. I’m even putting the edited version for the link because I don’t want this blog to be flagged and inappropriate.
Most Eclectic Artist: Kid Rock
Best Summertime Song: LFO – Summergirls
The best part of this song by far is all the random lines. “Macaulay Culkinn was in Home Alone,” “The great Larry Bird jersey 33,” “Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole lot of sonnets,” “There was a good man named Paul Revere.” I could go on.
Best Song I Never Wanna Hear Again: Los Del Rio – Macarena
HUGE song. GREAT dance. STILL annoying. Not even putting the link up because that obnoxious beat is already in your head.
Best Chill Song: Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
“Who is that lounging in my chair?” We’ll never know, but what we do know is this song it AWESOME.
Best Pipes: Mariah Carey
My favorite song is “Always Be My Baby,” but in all of her songs, her singing ability is revealed. I hear she has something like a 6-octave range or something. Wowzers.
So there you have it, the second installment of my 90’s music extravaganza.
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