Neds Atomic Dustbin, "All I Ask of Myself Is That I Hold Together", 36. You almost didn’t get to hear this song, but you know you’re glad you did. This hit was initially controversial for its explicitly sexual lyrics, but it has withstood the test of time and is one of the most recognizable songs from the '90s. I bet Peggy does too. It was catchy, we all wanted to be one of them and we all learnt that catsuits should only be worn by Victoria Beckham. Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor. Julie: There was this band called Suddenly Tammy. I didn’t ever give that tape back to my sister. "Naked Eye" is the jam of all their jams. Alex: OK, here's a REAL rando. Peggy: Is it like Gabbercore/Baggy?

Account active Combining heavy hip hop beats and throbbing basslines with jazz and soul samples, the music was good, but the vocals of tortured songstress Beth Gibbons were outstanding. Legit have not thought of her in 20 years. Whatever you want to call it, it still sounds impossibly wonderful.

Why did everyone love this song so much? It might have more samples than an Avon rep (the drums from Jaydee’s banger ‘Plastic Dreams’, strings from Carrie Lucas’s disco-tastic 1979 gem ‘Dance With You’ and – in the full, uncut version – dialogue from ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’), but rather than sounding like a mish-mash, ‘U Don’t Know Me’ is entirely its own track: soulful, rooted in timeless US house but thoroughly contemporary and ultimately danceable. 6 on the charts. Hard not to choose every song from this album, but this one easily cracks the top 10. You know you were having the time of your life at least once while listening to this song. Hear 'em and weep. My Canadian friend put them on my first ever mix ~cd~. Matthew: Belly's King is another album I somehow got dirt cheap on vinyl. The hit single from Wilson Phillips' debut album won single of the year at the Billboard Music Awards and was featured at the end of 2011's "Bridesmaids" proving this song never goes out of style. Matthew: What was that song the Meat Puppets pushed as a single after people knew who they were post-Nirvana Unplugged? *feels old*. Matthew: Oh man I know people who will take any opportunity to bring up "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe."

This angry rock song was a departure from Morissette's earlier music, but the scathing lyrics were perfect to sing angrily, and the song took off. Australian singer Merril Bainbridge made kissing seem like the naughtiest thing in the world. Two: it soundtracked the final scene of the quintessential late-’90s teen film, ‘. Apols. ‘Pony’ is a lesson in the art of the euphemism.

This rock anthem was a revolutionary song for the young generation, and it was Nirvana's biggest hit, reaching No. Matthew: Here's DGC's attempt to clone Pavement. You just had to pay attention.
35 '90s Songs That Were Really, Really Weird 1. Although this song is definitely not a traditional blues riff, this song gave a lot of kids their first peek into the blues sound. 1 and won two Grammys, including record of the year. Few things are more fun than screaming, "I get knocked down, but I get up again, you ain't ever gonna keep me down," when you are angry or excited or just need something to pump you up. I associate this band with late era Soup Dragons. This catchy ballad had an upbeat tempo to get people dancing and showed off Carey's ability to hit incredibly high notes. Gaana is the one-stop solution for all your music needs. To disable, switch Autoplay to ‘OFF’ under Settings. If you’re a Radiohead fan, this song is probably the reason you started listening to them. Have an extra 3 hours and 35 minutes? This song is just weird, but everyone who grew up in the 90’s knows it. Nick Levine, The first time I heard this song was when I stole my sister’s ‘Rave Hits’ tape, back in late 1991. Probably because it took queues from the metal you listened to in the 80’s and snuck them passed you in the form of a pop song. Nobody understands how this song could have possibly been left off of Pearl Jam’s first album. 1 on the charts. … When the song was re-released under the label, the song hit No.

Bandleader Stuart Murdoch protests his innocence, claiming the song was just a shout-out to fellow indie Scots and Belle tourmates Arab Strap. Peggy: Yes! Jack: That is not a phrase that is often heard. I love the Stereo MC's fashion. They had a very devoted fan base. The pop song has cemented itself as one of the best pop songs of all time, and the music video based in a Catholic school is equally as iconic. Nick Levine, Okay, so they’re a bit cack these days – and slaphead dictator-in-chief Billy Corgan’s mewling vibrato has always been an acquired taste – but for a time there in the mid-’90s the Pumpkins could do no wrong.
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" By Eiffel 65 Boyz II Men – In The Still Of The Nite (I’ll Remember) Boyz II Men – Yesterday. They had violins and shit. This video is... IDK, I'm just dying.

A subtle progression from Nevermind, this song makes 90’s kids wonder what Nirvana could have been if Kurt Cobain was still around. Julie: Remember when he dated Claire Danes for a million years? Tristan Parker, A US chart-topper in 1998, Hill's seamless fusion of classic doo-wop and modern hip-hop still sounds fresh today. The song hit No.

"Wannabe" is all about female empowerment, and even though some of the lyrics didn't make much sense, fans just can't help but sing along. Enjoy the best quality music on, setTimeout(function() { Do you remember where you were when you found out the son of Bob Dylan was so good-looking? The dance song helped launch her music career and even earned the artist a Grammy nomination for best dance recording. Radiohead released "Creep" as their first single, but the song was initially poorly received in the United Kingdom. And that iconic key change is hard to forget. 1 and won two Grammys, including record of the year.

Also an excellent example of the "woman playing guitar in a bedroom" music video. But what is bearded barley? With a bass line from "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie, "Ice Ice Baby" is recognizable whenever it starts. 1 song for three weeks. Sorry, Phil Daniels. After it was released, the song shot to No. Our introduction to Scott Weiland and STP couldn’t have been better. The Backstreet Boys actually released two international albums before making their US debut, but once they did, the boy group became one of the most memorable bands from the late '90s and early 2000s.

Everyone knew they would never forget it. Which, for ambient hip hop, is really saying something. Early in her career, Carey was known for her grandstanding diva vocals, but 'Fantasy' proves she can be just as compelling when she plays it a little more restrained. This iconic one-hit wonder resulted in a dance hit, with accompanying moves, that is still broken out at weddings and parties around the globe.

Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited. It’s accessible enough to attract the masses but it also rocks hard enough to please the head-banging hordes; at any ’Tallica show, you’ll see even hardened fans (who live and die by the band’s early thrash metal numbers) raise their fists and sing along with a shit-eating grin: ‘Eeee-xit LIGHT! Drugs, murder, HIV: Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez’s verses treat life’s tragedies with wisdom, patience and soul, before her rap preaches the power of hope and self-belief.

1, is still the band's most successful single, even though the lyrics might not make any sense. Eeee-nter NIIIIGHT!’. Its legacy will forever endure. It reached No.

James Manning. And when she rhymes 'hair weaves like Europeans' with 'fake nails done by Koreans', it's actual genius. Legions of mad-fer-it teenage boys swaggered under crap sun hats. Matthew: That is something very unique to that time. Great Thing of the Day: This Playlist Generator Caters to Our Childhood Nostalgia, 8 Songs to Help You Remember How Much He Sucked. Just like Lump, you can’t get this song out of your head. Matthew: Here is the MOST 1995 song of all. Seriously, did you really think any other song would be #1 on this list? Anyone who can write a song and get Johnny Cash to cover it deserves to be on this list. The crossover song that gave the titans the keys to the stadium. Like, I didn't buy the Spacehog album with the hit on it, but I DID buy the followup. This song was one of the two or three that hooked you and got you to buy that concert ticket. Not our words, but those of springy haired, eternally angry singer Zach De La Rocha, whose repeated rebellious chant in this anti-establishment rock-rap anthem started a million moshpits in the early ’90s. The song was necessary to help usher in the new year. Matthew: Wow, that chord progression sounds like they're trying to play "Summer Babe" but getting it wrong. Everything you needed to know about how to the dance was given to you directly in the lyrics. A sarcastic missive to an ex in the key of grunge-lite: it doesn’t sound too promising on paper, but in 1995 ‘You Oughta Know’ became an anthem for the jilted generation, catapulting its young Canadian singer to international stardom. Summer: He wrote a song for her 16th birthday party.

Just SEE if you can't sing it all by heart.

"Tell It To The Kids.". Aside from giving us one of the weirdest music videos of the decade, this song solidified Jane’s Addiction into the regular rotation on radio stations across the country. Estelle Tang is the former senior editor of

Both of the first two albums I listened to to death. (Who’s Al Bowlly? And, as I'm watching this, turns out I still remember all the lyrics. Sure, the moshpits were mostly full of privileged teens, but it took little away from the song’s message (‘Fuck you, establishment’, in case that wasn’t clear) and nothing away from the wonderfully raucous riffing. Then the song became a huge sleeper hit and an anthem for the slacker generation, and Beck moved out of the shed and established himself as one of the most innovative musicians of his generation – which sounds like a win to us. Jack: Is this the one where they reference "Seether."? Jack: Oh yeah! Eeee-nter NIIIIGHT!’ Tristan Parker, Elastica's eponymous debut album became a chart-topping phenomenon in 1995, and 'Connection' is the jewel in its crown. I feel like they were totally forgotten. The song was an anthem against jerks.

Equipped with extra feelgood sax, this empowered tune briefly gave Monie a lead role in the conscious pro-women hip hop movement alongside Queen Latifah. Ben Lee is just this weird Australian guy who is completely defined by his relationships with more famous people. The legendary opening sample – taken from 1966 flick, 'The Wild Angels' – kickstarted countless nights out and spoke for an entire generation.

Matthew: Do you guys remember The Geraldine Fibbers? Tristan Parker, One of MC's sweetest pop confections, 'Fantasy' takes the musical skeleton from Tom Tom Club's cult 80s hit 'Genius of Love' and beefs it up into a slick 90s summer jam.