Top 5 Tuesday | 90s One Hit Wonders

I’m a big fat nineties nerd. I love it. All of it. From the floral dresses with combat boots to Saved by the Bell and Dawson’s Creek, the 90s are my jam. (I know. I’m a dork).

A bunch of people on my Facebook feed have mentioned watching Dawson’s Creek lately and that has sent me down Nostalgia Lane. I’ve decided to force you down that road with me with five of the best 90s one hit wonders. I dare you not to sing along…


Informer by Snow. For some reason this song very specifically reminds me of a bus ride to a class trip in elementary school. I can’t remember where we were going (except that we were driving up a mountain to cross the river) or why we were listening to this song on the bus, but I remember a group singing session very clearly.

Isn’t it weird how certain songs can bring you back to a very specific moment? That moment is definitely why this song found its way onto my list—even if 90% of my classmates will have no recollection of this episode.


Lovefool by The Cardigans. You cannot call yourself a girl of the nineties if this song doesn’t immediately make you think of Romeo + Juliet and/or Cruel Intentions. Bonus points if it makes you think of both. Also, its connection to both of these movies make it absolutely impossible to dislike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlItMpGYQTo
Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot. This one right here is a classic. You know you’re a classic when twenty years later there areย still pop culture references to it. If you don’t believe me, do a search for “I like big” on Etsy. Plus, if anyone was suddenly like “Oh my god, Becky” you would totally know what they’re talking about.


Jump Around by House of Pain. This is one of those songs that is so damn catchy and even if the lyrics are kind of ridiculous, I still say them randomly in conversation (word to your moms I came to drop bombs). #cantstopwontstop


Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer. In case you can’t tell, I like songs that remind me of things that I love. This one reminds me of both Dawson’s Creek and She’s All That with Rachel Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. (remember them?!). You really can’t go wrong with that one-two punch.

OK. Now I want to hear some of your favorites!

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5 Comments

  1. Bust a Move by Young MC, definitely. OH and that “everybody needs a bosom for a pillow” song! (don’t look at me like that. It’s a real song.)

  2. The Cardigans. Don’t even get me started with that song girl! OBSESSED with the 90s. I am the only person I know that hates the 70s and 80s, but I wish I could be permanently stuck in the 90s with my hammer pants, pogs, boxy sweaters, and all! As for music, anything Ace of Base and Jewel’s Pieces of You CD are my 90s jam. Can you tell I get excited while talking about the 90s? Okay I’ll stop.

    1. Ahhh! Ace of Base! If anyone mentions seeing a sign I am GUARANTEED to break out into song.

      And that’s another one I have a very distinct memory of. I was on vacation with my best friend’s family one summer and her dad was sitting on the beach rocking out to that song (on a cassette tape, of course). The 90s were the best.

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