Remember the '90s? Nelson's Dustin Stashko brings us some of his favourites from the decade

Nelson’s music guru goes back to the ’90s

Nelson's Dustin Stashko goes back to the great decade of the '90s and looks at some of the best songs to come out of the period.

The ‘90s was a great decade. This was a time when mushroom cuts were cool, and you could even wear baggy pants without a belt. Why? Because you were a badass “Gen X-er”! You didn’t care! If you owned Reality Bites and Empire Records (two of the greatest movies ever made) on VHS, you were in the “elite crowd”. The music was insane too. Grunge was the biggest thing to hit music since synthesizers. For some strange reason though… the ‘90s had a plethora of one-hit wonders. Songs that you’ll never forget. Here’s a list of songs that are the quintessential ‘90s one hit wonders. Some of these you might argue about “What?! They’re not one-hit wonders!” – I’m talking about songs that charted and were absolutely huge, only to never hear from that band again:

Semisonic – Closing Time: This is a song that ended a lot of mix-tapes back in the day. Everybody knows the lyrics to this one.  It’s a shame this song overshadowed the rest of their fine tunes.

Marcy Playground – Sex & Candy: I’ve never personally smelled Sex & Candy… I just hope the candy isn’t “licorice all sorts” – because that would smell rank.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks: “Runnin’ around robbin’ banks all wacked off of Scooby snacks” – I always thought they meant the fruit snacks. So I thought I was cool when my mom packed me those for school. They mean Valium. Who knew? (Everyone)

OMC – How Bizarre: Fact: This is the biggest selling song EVER in New Zealand … Probably.

Meredith Brooks – Bitch: For once someone really hit the nail on the head about women wanted to be; a bitch AND a lover. This still confused men everywhere.

Chumbawamba – Tubthumping: Yes. This one was an obvious choice. Fun fact: they broke up about a month ago. This begs the question, what the hell were they doing since this song?

House of Pain – Jump Around: Dance floors everywhere cower when this one comes on.

Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight: Sexy song for the ladies.

Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars: You probably didn’t know the band’s name. But when this comes on? Yup. You know it.

Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Everybody knows the lyrics to this one, even if you remember the film… See what I did there? Try to get this one out of your head now.

 

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