Here is the soundtrack to the 90s from my point of view, hopefully they’ll help relive your memories of growing up in a decade where some music was quality, some trend-setting, some cheesy and some absolute howlers!

Absolute Favourites – These are the songs that I will always listen to whenever they appear on my iPod, and probably will do for the rest of my life. The majority of which I think most lads my age will agree on, but there are one or two strange choices I’m sure you’ll agree!

Guns N Roses – November Rain
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Meatloaf – I Would Do Anything For Love
Blur – Parklife
Bon Jovi –Always
2 Unlimited – No Limit
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Oasis – Wonderwall
Oasis – Roll With It
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Baddiel and Skinner – Three Lions
Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
Blur – Song 2
The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
Puff Daddy – Every Breath You Take
Stereophonics – A Thousand Trees
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Run DMC vs Jason Nevis – It’s Like That
New Radicals – You Only Get What You Give

Huge hits – Here is a list of songs that were big chart successes during the decade, and ones that I believe are worthy of their success. This is more of a more eclectic selection with most genres represented and something for every mood!

EMF – You’re Unbelievable
Sinead O’Conner – Nothing Compares 2 U
George Michael and Elton John – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Michael Jackson – Black Or White
Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Summertime
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol
Oasis – Supersonic
Blur – Country House
Faithless – Insomnia
The Prodigy – Firestarter
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
All Saints – Never Ever
Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
Robbie Williams – Angels
Fatboy Slim – Rockafella Skank
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Spice Girls – Spice Up Your Life
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
Robbie Williams – She’s The One
Westlife – Flying Without Wings

Songs you might not know until you hear them – If you have heard of them then I’m sorry but they’re either not played enough on the radio or music channels or didn’t quite get the recognition they deserved, but you know them nonetheless.

The Cure – Pictures Of You
New Order – World In Motion
Metallica – Enter The Sandman
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
The Stone Roses – Waterfall
Arrested Development – Everyday People
Arrested Development – Mr Wendle
Snoop Dogg – What’s My Name
Stiltskin – Inside
Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Cast – Walkaway
Dodgy – Good Enough
Underworld – Born Slippy
Daft Punk – Around The World
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Notorious BIG – Mo Money More Problems
The Verve – Lucky Man
The Cardigans – Favourite Game
Cornershop – Brimful Of Asher
Apollo 440 – Stop The Rock
Baz Luhrmann – Everyone’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Childhood favourites – Here are all the cheesy pop classics that seduced me in my younger years, not even including the Spice Girls. They may not be the most amazing tunes but they’re catchy and will always put me in a good mood!

Partners In Kryme – Turtle Power
Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Boom Shake The Room
Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby
PJ And Duncan – Lets Get Ready To Rhumble
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
Reel 2 Reel – I Like To Move It
Scatman John – Scatman
Robson and Jerome – Unchained Melody
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Shed Seven – Getting Better
Backstreet Boys – Backstreets Back
Mike and the Mechanics – Looking Back Over My Shoulder
Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Ultimate Chaos – I Am Not Your Casanova
Will Smith- Gettin’ Jiggy With It
Will Smith – Men In Black
Billie Piper – Because We Want To
Will Smith – Miami
B*Witched – C’est La Vie
Mousse T – Horny
T Spoon – Sex On The Beach
Alice Deejay – Back In My Life
Chef – Chocolate Salty Balls
Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
5ive – If Ya Gettin’ Down
Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca
S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
S Club 7 – S Club Party
Vengaboys – Boom Boom Boom Boom
Westlife – Seasons In The Sun

Songs I Can’t Stand – Let the controversy begin! There are a lot of songs here that I’m sure many people loved as the majority got to number one, but I hate them unless I’m under the influence and on a dancefloor. But the rest are just pure shockers.

Bombalurina – Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do
The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
REM – Everybody Hurts
Manchester United – Come On You Reds
Whigfield – Saturday Night
Take That – Pray
East 17 – Stay Another Day
Shaggy – Boombastic
Michael Jackson – Earth Song
Hanson – Mmm Bop
Elton John – Candle In The Wind
Aqua – Barbie Girl
Teletubbies – Say Eh Oh
Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
Cher – Believe
Martine McCutcheon – Perfect Moment
Cliff Richard – The Millennium Prayer
Lolly – Micky

1 Response to “90s Playlist”


  1. 1 phatony March 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Jonny I was really liking this page untill you named nearly my entire iPod on ‘Songs I Can’t Stand’!!! Elton John – Candle In The Wind, this song was only released for your Princess. And don’t go around bad mouthing Martine McCutcheon, she was my big break into the pop charts. Apart from that loving the 90s Playlist and can’t wait to listen to it on Spotify!!!! Keep up the good work


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Hi I'm Jonny, creator of this blog. Like most people in my generation, I feel that the 90s were indeed an epic decade and this is my tribute to all the things that made it great!


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