Get ready for some sweet, sweet nostalgia. The ’90s were an extremely memorable time in our younger days, marked by some great music. The writers here at SheKnows have compiled a list of the 10 best jams from the ’90s that we all loved. Check out this playlist and see if you remember the words to these hit songs.
1. “Inside Out” by Eve 6
Released in May 1998, this song was a huge hit. It was the No. 1 modern rock track for four weeks and it even became a track on the music game, Rock Band.
2. “Criminal” by Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple has been a bad, bad girl, but this song is so good. We’re not surprised it won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Release your inner bad girl and have a listen.
3.”#1 Crush” by Garbage
In 1996, this song was remixed and placed on the soundtrack for the movie, Romeo + Juliet, starring the young, dreamy Leo DiCaprio. After that, “#1 Crush” was the No. 1 hot modern rock track.
4. “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia
Australian model, actress, and singer, Natalie Imbruglia, released “Torn” as a single. It was a huge success and it was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. (It lost to “My Heart Will Go On” — tough competition!)
5. “Wonderwall” by Oasis
We’re almost positive you remember the lyrics to this song. You might have even quoted it in your high school yearbook. “Wonderwall” reached No. 1 on charts in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and even Spain. In the U.S., “Wonderwall” was the No. 1 modern rock track for an unheard-of 10 weeks.
6. “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys
“Sabotage” was featured in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” which, needless to say, is a really big deal. You can even rock out to this Beastie Boys song at home on the video game, Guitar Hero.
7. “6 Underground” by Sneaker Pimps
“6 Underground” was hugely successful and was featured in many movies (for example, Cruel Intentions) and TV shows (like 90210). This song was even featured on a promo for the History Channel.
8. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails
This 1994 single from Nine Inch Nails was featured on Billboard’s Top 100. It came with a highly controversial and extremely popular music video. If you love ’90s rock, we bet you remember this song.
9. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something
Despite the title, this song was actually inspired by one of Audrey Hepburn’s other films, Roman Holiday. It peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
10. “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks
“Bitch” was released in 1997 as a lead single from Brooks’ debut album. At first, radio hosts were uncomfortable mentioning the title of the song, but soon, it caught on. “Bitch” is featured on the soundtrack of What Women Want and it’s even sung by character, Brook Soso, on Orange Is the New Black‘s second season.