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16 amazing songs from the 1990s that you've forgotten

They changed your life. Then your turned your back.

AH, THE 1990s. For many of us, it’s where we cut our musical teeth.

But the songs that spoke to back then? Many are mouldering in the dusty vaults of, er, YouTube.

Here are the ones you loved… and then left behind. (You can also listen to them all on Spotify here.)

What have we missed? Add your own in the comments…

1. Spin Doctors – Two Princes

AKA the “Go Ahead Now” song.

All together now: “If you! Want to buy me flowers…”

YouTube/EvilFox302

2. The Connells – ’74-’75

Got no reason, for coming to me with the rain running down. Got no idea what this song is about. Doesn’t matter.

YouTube/Rick Pollock

3. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

So wait – did they have something in common, or not? We never knew.

YouTube/falcige

4. Bran Van 3000 – Drinking In LA

I woke up again this morning with the sun in my eyes…

YouTube/drscaryu

5. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Was this the most screwed up song of the 1990s? Probably.

YouTube/crashtestdummiescom

6. OMC – How Bizarre

The video to this is also bizarre.

YouTube/Ivan Barros

7. Barenaked Ladies – One Week

Only  in the 1990s could the Barenaked Ladies have been taken in any way seriously.

YouTube/warnerbros

8. Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo!

If this wasn’t the soundtrack to at least one summer in your 1990s, you weren’t there.

YouTube/genimas

9. They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul

The song that teenage dweebs everywhere (shout out!) felt clever because they knew the words to.

YouTube/Shuda7

10. White Town – Your Woman

Can you sing the intro to yourself before you hit play?

YouTube/emimusic

11. Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life

All together now: Doop doop doop, doop doo-doop dooooo….

YouTube/wamloquamlo

12. Space – Female Of The Species

Weird Welsh rockers come up trumps.

YouTube/punkrockfuneral

13. James – Laid

“She only comes when she’s on top.” We didn’t know what this meant. She only visits when she can have the top bunk?

YouTube/fishnchips14

14. Blueboy – Remember Me

GING-GA-GING GA GA GING GING GING.

YouTube/VidZone

15. Soul Asylum – Runaway Train

Never coming back.

YouTube/Brinton James Bingham

16. Cornershop – Brimful of Asha

Even a terrible Fatboy Slim remix couldn’t drag this doozy of a summer anthem down.

We had no idea what he was talking about though.

YouTube/CornershopHQ

You can listen to all the tunes in our Forgotten 1990s Tunes playlist on Spotify.

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