The Nineties music boom was a gold rush for singles — everywhere you went on the radio, you heard a high-speed collision of different beats. Every style of music out there was booming, from grunge to gangsta rap, from dancehall to disco, from riot-grrrl punk to TRL midriff mall-pop, with a thousand different electronica schools and nearly as many Wu-Tang solo records. Whatever kind of noise was ringing your bells, the Nineties held more of it than any fan could absorb. But these 50 crucial songs capture glorious moments from all over the Nineties music explosion — hits, obscurities, cult classics, dance-floor jams, guitar ragers, karaoke standards. Here we are now.
I'll wait. This decade gave us a plethora of perfect pop songs, and their appeal remains immortal. Relive the glory years with the 58 best pop songs of the decade. We have Ricky Martin to thank for giving us this instant mood lifter, as well as a timeless Instagram caption for every situation. I'm not sure what we did to deserve two of the greatest vocalists together on one track, but it's one of—if not THE—best duets music ever gave us, and that's the hill I'm willing to die on.
From a pop musical standpoint, the s was one of the most eclectic, and the best songs of the decade still sound fresh today. New acts like Nirvana changed the way people listened to rock music, while established stars like Madonna had the biggest hits of their careers. So who were some of the biggest acts of the s? Mariah Carey had more No. At the beginning of the '90s, Seattle birthed the grunge movement, which melded punk and hard rock, producing such influential bands as Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. As the decade progressed, grunge was absorbed into the larger, radio-friendly "alternative rock" genre, then gave way to aggro-rock and nu-metal bands like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park at the end of the decade. Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers rejuvenated electronica, Shania Twain and Garth Brooks spurred a resurgence in the popularity of country music, and Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur brought new life to hip-hop. Find out if your favorite song from the s made the cut in this list of hits from the decade.
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