Throwback Thursday: The Worst (Or Best) ’90s Music

By Alison Caporimo

The crown jewels of the 90s: Scrunchies, Spice Girl lollipops, and Tamagotchis, to name a few. And who could forget those wonderfully terrible songs that laid the foundations for our guilty pleasure playlists on Spotify?

When I came across BuzzFeed’s 20 Worst Songs of the 90s, I wondered whether these now archaic hits were atrocious or amazing. Who didn’t dance around to LFO’s “Summer Girls”? Won’t “I Don’t Want To Wait” by Paula Cole always conjure up images of Dawson’s Creek? What about middle- and high school- dances with Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” blaring in the background?

Anyone else feeling nostalgic? Just me? Swell. Now that I’ve thoroughly embarrassed myself (and given up my age), I want to know: What were your favorite songs from the 90s? (Please someone say Joey Lawrence.) No judgements here.

PLUS: Check out 90 things we miss most from the 90s »