Ouch, time keeps flying, and we keep getting older. And time has come for these songs to fit the expression “Oldie, but goodie.” It’s hard to say but yes, we have new classics and we’re not completely strangers to them. We sang and danced to their beat.
Let the feeling sink in, it’s okay. This would happen eventually, and now these songs are turning classics, just like we’re turning into dinosaurs. But we can still smile and enjoy life. Let’s dance like we used to and enjoy the moment.
15. You Make Me Wanna – Usher.
Yep, it’s been 20 years since Usher mesmerized us with his moves in all the 90s glory. Damn, now the clothes look ridiculous but hey, this boy can dance.”This is what you do. This is what you do.”
14. 5, 6, 7, 8 – Steps.
Songs’ names were not too elaborated back then, and in this song neither were the lyrics. More than one danced along to the beat of the British group. Nothing like a good old-fashioned video having fun on the beach.
13. Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden.
“I want to lay like this forever until the sky falls down on me.” The third single from the Aussie’s band is also the most successful band’s song. The song was the soundtrack of the movie “Music From Another Room.”
12. Honey – Mariah.
Oh, we all remember this video! With this video, Mariah presented a more sexual image of herself. The lead single from Mariah’s sixth album Butterfly marked the musical transition she had. Also, the song was nominated in two categories in the Grammys.
11. Around the World – Daft Punk.
The video of the band’s single reached number one on the dance charts.Directed by Michel Gondry and choreographed by Blanca Li this video was as huge as its song. In 2011 was placed at number 21 on NME list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years.”
10. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia.
“I’m all out of faith, this is how I feel, I’m cold and I am shamed, lying naked on the floor.” The Australian singer began her music career with this cover of Ednaswap’s song. The song was a hit, reaching number two on music charts worldwide. Great cover, great video.
9. Song 2 – Blur.
“Woo-hoo, when I feel heavy-metal” If those lines don’t take you back, then the video might! This one was a huge hit worldwide, being nominated at the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video and Best Alternative Video.
8. Men In Black – Will Smith.
The movie soundtrack couldn’t be better, I mean nothing can beat a bunch of aliens dancing alongside Will Smith. The song was Will’s first solo single and won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
7. My Heart Will Go On – Céline Dion.
The soundtrack of Titanic was definitely huge back in 1997. The song was number 1 on charts all over the world, and it’s Céline’s biggest hit. The video shows a touching and magical set accompanied by the beautiful performance of the singer.
6. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve.
This song reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it really gained momentum when it was first release. The song is based on an orchestral version of The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time.” The video shows singer Richard Ashcroft lipsynching the song while walking down London.
5. I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112.
The tribute to B.I.G spent over 10 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and last year was rated as 99th best song of all times. The song samples The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” with the chorus sung by Evans and Puffy’s rap.
4. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys.
Prepare to sing and dance! As soon as you listen “Everybody, yeah. Rock your body, yeah” you have an instant flashback to this huge 90s hit. One of the biggest hit of the boy band, it was for 22 weeks at number 4 on Billboard Hot 100. The coolest video ever.
3. MMMbop – Hanson.
Nothing like long-haired 90s kids roller skating in a video. Hanson’s debut single was huge, reaching number 1 in 27 countries. The band’s most successful single till the date was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Is also ranked as number 20 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.” Nothing like llong-haired90s kids roller skating in a video.
2. Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls.
This huge commercial success was the group’s fifth consecutive chart-topper. It peaked number 18 on Billboard Hot 100 of the year. The video is inspired by Blade Runner and shows the girls in a futuristic world controlling all aspects of society.
1. Barbie Girl – Aqua.
The Danish-Norwegian group topped the charts with this song, which is Aqua’s biggest hit and most popular song. Is the only Aqua’s song to reach the top 20 of the Billboard 100. The group found inspiration for the song after seeing an exhibit on kitsch culture.