I’m still trying to come to terms with the fact that the ‘90s was three decades ago. Hence, ‘90s songs can now be considered “throwbacks.” (Never, ever “oldies.” Thanks for your cooperation!) 'Twas was a decade chock-full of serious ~tunage~ that went far beyond boy bands. (But still, there were obvi boy bands, don't worry. I'm about to revive the Backstreet Boys vs. *NSYNC debate.) MTV VJs were spinning grunge, pop, R&B, hip-hop, alternative—so much variety, y’all! We're also lookin' at the genesis of icons we know and love, from Queen Bey to Dave Grohl to...Marky Mark, a.k.a. Mark Wahlberg in the musical hit he probably wishes you'd forget. So if you grew up during this time and are looking to relive the songs from your middle school or high school dances—like, the music was good, even if they were generally horrible experiences—I have all the classics right here. (Or, if you heard one of these songs and thought to yourself, "I'm young, but I think I might like the '90s!" Congrats, and also, stop reminding me how old I am.)
So, here’s a hefty mix of 53 throwback songs for your ultimate ‘90s playlist. Use it for your ‘90s bar crawl, themed birthday party, road trip, a good cry...whatever! It’s your life! Grab your metaphorical Walkman and let's go. Also, sorry/you're welcome in advance for getting all these songs stuck in your head.