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46 Favorite One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

Updated on September 12, 2017
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Relive the 1990s Through Music

Make a 1990s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song.
Make a 1990s nostalgia playlist featuring these favorite one-hit wonders from the era. A one-hit wonder is an artist who achieves success primarily for one song. | Source

Some People Say These Were the Best Years

Call them the Roaring Nineties. Gen Xers like me often reminisce on the 1990s as a cultural, economic, and technological boom time.

Technology was taking off as the world wide web or information superhighway entered our lives. We tolerated dial up connections—hardly instantaneous and remember that annoying sound? Now we could buy and sell Beanie Babies (or whatever else) using eBay and send correspondence to someone miles away without using a postage stamp (which was only 25-33 cents).

We signed up for our Earthlink or AOL accounts using free discs that were available in most stores, then surfed the Internet with the help of search engines like Lycos, Yahoo!, or Excite. Yes, there was life before Google, but it wasn't as easy. Google didn't become a dominant player until several years later.

As we wore our high waisted jeans and Doc Martens, we rocked out to Nirvana and Mariah Carey on Sony Discmans. We thought mullets and rattails were cool, and we arranged our lives around prime time tv sitcoms like Seinfeld and Friends. Movie blockbusters kept us going to the theaters. Remember Silence of the Lambs, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, and The Titanic? They're still worth seeing.

The stock market surged and business boomed. What could possibly go wrong? Technically, there were a few things, including:

  • Hurricane Andrew
  • the Oklahoma City Bombing
  • the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (a fluke, right?)
  • that Presidential stain on Monica Lewinsky's blue dress
  • the deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa within a week of one another, and
  • O.J. Simpson being acquitted for murdering two people in cold blood.

Even if the Roaring Nineties weren't as perfect as nostalgia might paint them, the music was awesome. Make a nostalgia playlist full of popular one-hit wonders from the era. Relive the decade through music. Dawg, we have some of the best ones right here!

1. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba

Here's to relilience and those who find a way to bounce back from adversity! This 1997 rock hit peaked at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Every time you hear it, you'll be guaranteed to have the following earworm for days:

I get knocked down, but I get up again
You are never gonna keep me down.

2. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor

Although the legendary rocker Prince penned this emotional power ballad, it was Sinéad O'Connor who made it famous. If you're going to be a one-hit wonder, then this is how to do it.

In 1990, this emotional song about a forlorn lover topped charts across the globe. It captures the desperation of someone who recently has been left by their partner. The narrator wallows in her memories and pain, wishing her sweetheart would return.

O'Connor has been married four times, including one marriage that lasted a mere 17 days. She stirred significant controversy in 1992 when she appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live and tore the Pope's picture up in front of the camera, calling him "evil." Anyone who watched that spectacle still remembers it; it was a bizarre 90s moment.

3. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia

Although this quintessentially 1990s song was recorded in 1998, it's crazy that people are just now realizing it was a cover song. (It was originally released by a Danish group two years earlier.) Imbruglia's version found success throughout the world.

The song describes the disappointment a woman feels after having fallen in love with a man who turns out not to be who she built him up to be. Reality exposed that she had fallen in love with an illusion.

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4. "Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane

Climbing to #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, this upbeat 1992 rock tune was the result of the singer's tour of Africa, where he was trying to raise money and awareness on behalf of a famine relief organization. The abject poverty that Cochrane witnessed disturbed him so much that he needed a creative outlet to lift him out of what he was feeling.

The song was also covered by country music group Rascal Flatts in 2006, when it was successful on both the mainstream and country charts.

5. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something

It's sad when your lover concludes that not only is she not all that into you but also you never really had that much in common. That's the claim of the narrator's girlfriend in this 1996 rock song which rose to #5 on the US Hot Billboard 100 chart. Desperate to find some common interest so they could salvage the relationship, the guy reminds her that they both enjoyed the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

6. "Get Here" by Oleta Adams

America was entering the first Gulf War in 1991, at the time this song was released. I distinctly recall the era because my college boyfriend at the time was in the Army reserves, and he was deployed to Iraq.

The song describes a separation between two lovers, with the narrator imploring her partner to "get here if you can" by any means possible. She details a number of methods of transport, including railway, caravan, and hot air balloon.

"D'oh!" ... Remember the Heyday of the Simpsons?

By the 1990s, adults finally had their own cartoons!  The Simpons tv show started in 1989 and the first decade was considered its "golden age."  The show made jokes about politics, business, and family life.  It's still on the air.
By the 1990s, adults finally had their own cartoons! The Simpons tv show started in 1989 and the first decade was considered its "golden age." The show made jokes about politics, business, and family life. It's still on the air. | Source

Musical One-Hit Wonder

An artist who achieves mainstream success for a single song. ("Mainstream success" is often defined by a peak position in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100). The musician may have had successful songs, however, on country, R&B, or other recognized music charts or in other countries.

7. "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black

Country singer Clint Black has been married to singer and actress Lisa Hartman Black since 1991. This 1999 song that they recorded together became a top country hit and crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #31. The song describes the complete devotion that one partner has for the other, against the backdrop of a changing and often troubled world.

8. "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega

I can't mambo, but I really like the song. Celebrating the Cuban dance, this 1999 pop song climbed to #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Throughout the rest of the world, however, it was a #1 hit. The flirty song features a guy who really enjoys the ladies, then sets out to name names.

9. "Nobody Knows" by The Tony Rich Project

Topping out at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, this R&B crossover song was released in late 1995. It was also recorded by country artist Kevin Sharp, thus giving the song a whole lot of coverage on all the charts in 1996.

The guy in the song is still in love with the woman he let get away. While he pretends to have moved on with his life, inside he's crying and desperate for her to return.

10. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

What great advice! This upbeat 1998 song conveys optimism, belief in yourself, and pursuing your dreams in spite of naysayers. Forget what other people think. Rely on yourself and just go for it! The pop hit peaked at #36 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

11. "How Do I Live" by Trisha Yearwood

No matter who sings it, this song has always seemed so clingy and desperate. It makes me want to tell the narrator to put on her big girl panties. She'll get through it if he leaves, but she first has to stop whining about how much she needs her lover.

Seriously though. Two versions of this song were released by two different artists on the same day in 1997. Here's how that oddity happened.

Originally, LeAnn Rimes, who was only 14 years old at the time, recorded the song for the movie Con Air. However, executives wanted the song to reflect Trish Yearwood's countrier sound, and they were concerned that Rimes' age was a misfit for the song's content.

Both versions of the song were successful. Yearwood's version climbed to #23 on the US Hot Billboard 100 and made her a one-hit wonder while Rimes' version peaked at #2 on the same charts. (Rimes had other mainstream hits so she wasn't a one-hit wonder.)

Remember Furbies?

Furbies were the "it" toy to have in 1998-2000.  The Furby looks like a hamster or owl and is a fuzzy robotic toy that speaks Furbish but gradually acquires English over time.
Furbies were the "it" toy to have in 1998-2000. The Furby looks like a hamster or owl and is a fuzzy robotic toy that speaks Furbish but gradually acquires English over time. | Source

12. "One of Us" by Joan Osborne

We don't always treat one another very well, and this 1995 rock song will make you think about your own actions. The underlying message is that imperfect as we may each be, a higher power is in us all, and we should strive more fully to see the common denominator rather than the differences.

This song with a message peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and the mainstream charts has never seen a Joan Osborne follow-up hit since.

13. "House of Love" by Vince Gill (featuring Amy Grant)

This 1994 ditty was recorded several years before country music star Vince Gill and Christian and pop singer Amy Grant made a love connection. The two divorced their respective spouses and then married in 2000.

The song is about a woman who is suffering the heartache of separation from her partner. The narrator reassures her that if it's love and it's hurting her this much, then chances are he'll be back.

Where were you in the 1990s, and what were you doing? Tell us in the Comments Section below.

14. "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle

Criminals, watch out. The law is on to you. This international reggae hit from 1993 became the theme to the television show Cops and can still be heard today:

Bad boys, bad boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When they come for you?

15. "Nothing in Between (B*tch)" by Meredith Brooks

Meredith Brooks sounds somewhat like Alanis Morrisette, and people often mistake this one-hit wonder for her. This 1997 pop hit, which rose to #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, was popular throughout the world. It captured the angst and self-reflection of the 1990s.

Rather than letting herself be pigeonholed by a stereotype, the strong narrator proclaims that she is a three-dimmensional human being and her partner will have to accept this fact:

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way.

Remember the Beanie Babies Craze?

Beanie Babies, soft plush collectible toys, became a craze in the mid-1990s.  Both kids and adults collected them, and people would re-sell them for a much higher price on eBay.  By 1999, the craze began to subside.  Where are yours now?
Beanie Babies, soft plush collectible toys, became a craze in the mid-1990s. Both kids and adults collected them, and people would re-sell them for a much higher price on eBay. By 1999, the craze began to subside. Where are yours now? | Source

How Much Do You Remember About the 1990s?

 
 
 
Napster
rollerblading
crimped hair
the Beanie Babies craze
"Seinfeld"
Dot-com stock market bubble
the Thighmaster
America Online (AOL) and dial-up Internet service
Princess Diana dies
Operation Desert Storm
Pokémon
"Dolly," the first successfully cloned sheep
the first three Harry Potter novels are published
Columbine
the Oklahoma City bombing
grunge subculture
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Buls dominated basketball
"Pulp Fiction"
President Bill Clinton: elected, re-elected, impeached, acquitted
"The Titanic"
The Unabomber is arrested
"The Rachel" haircut
Nelson Mandela is released from prison and later becomes President of South Africa
Tickle Me Elmo
David Koresh and the Branch Davidians
Furby
Rodney King & the L.A. riots
digital pets
sportswear is not simply for the gym
energy drinks
"The Simpsons"
eBay is launched
O.J. Simpson trial
pagers
Lorena Bobbitt
fear of Y2K

16. "Closing Time" by Semisonic

Topping out at #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, this 1998 rock song describes people leaving a bar at closing time. The bar has been a safe haven for its guests but now it's time for them to move to the exit and venture into the world.

The songwriter acknowledged that it was also a song about birth; he was anticipating the birth of his first child. He likens birth to being bounced from a bar. I guess they're similar, huh?

Remember Bill "the Comeback Kid" Clinton?

Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton enjoy inaguration day 1997.  Clinton served as the 42nd President.  Despite the Monica Lewinsky affair, Clinton famously left office with the highest public approval rating of any post-WWII President.
Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton enjoy inaguration day 1997. Clinton served as the 42nd President. Despite the Monica Lewinsky affair, Clinton famously left office with the highest public approval rating of any post-WWII President. | Source

17. "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn

This autobiographical bluesy tune is a power ballad and became Marc Cohn's signature song. It details a trip that he took to Memphis and a spiritual awakening he experienced after visiting the city. In his trip, he

  • heard Rev. Al Green preach the gospel
  • visited Graceland and the statue of W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues" and
  • sang a song with an old black woman who was playing piano at a music joint.

The 1991 song peaked at #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

18. "I Wanna Be Rich" by Calloway

The guy in this R&B crossover hit has dollar signs in his eyes. Although the tech bubble is years away, the narrator wants to be rolling in the dough. Maybe the bill collectors will stop hounding him then.

Although the song was released in late 1989, it reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1990.

19. "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot

"I like big butts and I cannot lie." That's what this 1992 rap song is about: love for the big-bottomed girls.

Although the tune didn't actually start the booty-loving craze, it certainly deserves credit for advancing the cause. The song hit #1 on US Billboard Hot 100 chart, emphasizing that when it comes to beauty, it's all in the eye of the beholder.

20. "Baby I Love Your Way" by Big Mountain

Climbing to #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list is this cover version of Peter Frampton's 1975 classic rock song. It was on the soundtrack of the 1994 romantic comedy film, Reality Bites.

The kick, however, is that this rendition is ... (wait for it) ... a reggae version and it charted higher than the original. Sometimes even classics can be enhanced. The song is poetic in the way it describes a lover's fascination with his beloved and his desire to be with her night and day.

Remember Scrunchies?

Although scrunchies entered mainstream fashion (if that's what you want to call it) in the 1980s, their popularity lasted well into the 1990s.  Scrunchies consisted of fabric that covered an elasticized hairband.  Girls coordinated them with outfits.
Although scrunchies entered mainstream fashion (if that's what you want to call it) in the 1980s, their popularity lasted well into the 1990s. Scrunchies consisted of fabric that covered an elasticized hairband. Girls coordinated them with outfits. | Source

Even More Favorite One-Hit Wonders From the 1990s

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)
Bayside Boys
1994
22. Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
1992
23. I Touch Myself
Divinyls
1991
24. Steal My Sunshine
Len
1999
25. Loser
Beck
1994
26. Sunny Came Home
Shawn Colvin
1997
27. How Do You Talk to an Angel
The Heights
1992
28. No Rain
Blind Melon
1993
29. Butterfly Kisses
Bob Carlisle
1997
30. Pump Up the Jam
Technotronic
released in 1989, charted in 1990
31. Written All Over Your Face
Rude Boys
1991
32. Barely Breathing
Duncan Sheik
1997
33. It Must Be Love
Ty Herndon
1998
34. Ballad of Jayne
L.A. Guns
1990
35. I'll Be There for You
The Rembrandts
1995
36. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Mark Chestnutt
1999
37. Save For Tonight
Eagle-Eye Cherry
1999
38. Would I Lie to You?
Charles & Eddie
1992
39. Knockin' Boots
Candyman
1990
40. Whoomp! There It Is
Tag Team
1992
41. A Night to Remember
Joe Diffie
1999
42. Ice Ice Baby
Vanilla Ice
1991
43. Single White Female
Chely Wright
1999
44. The Freshmen
The Verve Pipe
1997
45. I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred
1992
46. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers
1993
Have a favorite one-hit wonder from the 1990s that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

Remember the Devastation of Hurricane Andrew?

Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas and Florida in August 1992.  It caused 65 deaths and $26.5 billion in damage.  Shown here is a devastated mobile home community.
Hurricane Andrew was a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Bahamas and Florida in August 1992. It caused 65 deaths and $26.5 billion in damage. Shown here is a devastated mobile home community. | Source

What's in a Name? Locations with Names Associated with the 1990s

show route and directions
A markerAlbright Lake, Canada -
Albright Lake, Alberta T0H 4C0, Canada
get directions

Madeleine Albright made history when she became the first woman to serve as Secretary of State. She was known as a force to be reckoned with.

B markerBenet, France -
85490 Benet, France
get directions

On the morning of December 26, 1996, the body of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found in the family's basement with a ransom note.

C markerBuffy Lake -
Buffy Lake, Unorganized Thunder Bay District, ON P0T, Canada
get directions

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a 1992 film about a cheerleader who hunts vampires. As a follow-up, it was a popular television show from 1997-2003.

D markerClinton, South Carolina, USA -
Clinton, SC 29325, USA
get directions

It's doubtful that the 42nd President of the United States has ever visited here or the many other places named "Clinton."

E markerCosby, Tennessee, USA -
Cosby, TN 37722, USA
get directions

The Cosby show ended in 1992. In a great fit of cosmic irony, Cliff Huxtable was named the "Greatest Television Dad." Bill Cosby was still respected.

F markerEconomy, Pennsylvania, USA -
Economy, PA, USA
get directions

Following a recession that ended in early 1991, the decade's remainder featured economic growth, a surging stock market, job creation & productiv

G markerGrunge, Norway -
Grunge, Norway
get directions

In the 1990s, grunge music and the grunge subculture had spread from Seattle to elsewhere in the US. Gimme that Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

H markerRich County, UT, USA -
Rich County, UT, USA
get directions

The Dot-com bubble of the 1990s made some people millionaires. Some people quit their full-time jobs to become day traders. The bubble burst in 2000.

I markerTheresa, Wisconsin, USA -
Theresa, WI 53091, USA
get directions

Mother Teresa (now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta) died in 1997. She was a controversial figure in both life and death and served the poor.

J markerWebb, Iowa, USA -
Webb, IA 51366, USA
get directions

The first world wide web browser program was developed in 1990 and released to the general public in 1991. The rest is history.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 days ago from USA

      Genna - Those videos were cool back then but seeing them so many years later with the hair, attire, and dance styles, they can look so out of date and remind us how much time has actually passed! I'll have to check out that "older" 2000 movie. I hope you are doing well. Thanks for commenting and have a great week.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 days ago from USA

      Devika - I'm glad you enjoyed this! Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      DDE 4 days ago

      Music from the nineties are some of my favorites. From the seventies, eighties, and nineties till today music is my best way of pass time.

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      Genna East 4 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What a terrific hub! I had to chuckle over one of your great music videos. Just the other night, I watched an older, 2000 movie, "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson. One of the songs in the soundtrack was "Bitch" -- it was hilarious within the context of the film and used to terrific effect. Thank you for the trip down the path of memories...and the music that still stays with us, today. :-)

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      FlourishAnyway 5 days ago from USA

      Krzysztof - Thanks for your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed the playlist. Have a great weekend!

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      Krzysztof Willman 5 days ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      Your music knowledge is extremely impressive and I love 90s one hit wonders, they are the best kind of earworm. Thank you for sharing this list.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Louise - They certainly were the "it" toy of their time! And I sure cannot forget "Nothing Compares 2 U" ... a fantastic song. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

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      Louise Powles 8 days ago from Norfolk, England

      Omg, I remember the Furbies, they were so cute! I'm glad you put Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares To You song. I love that song.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Mona - I'm glad you enjoyed this. It's nice to go back for a visit, but I'm glad we live in the here and now. I don't think we knew how good we had it back then. Have a wonderful week.

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      FlourishAnyway 8 days ago from USA

      Larry - Thanks for stopping by. I like that eerie song. Fastball actually had another song, "Out of My Head" in 1999. Once I played it, I faintly recalled it but like the song. Have a great week!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 8 days ago from Philippines

      This was quite a trip down memory lane. I listened to most of the songs and the events you listed down really brought me back. Thanks FlourishAnyway, music is truly a universal language.

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      Larry Rankin 9 days ago from Oklahoma

      Great read. Great series. Didn't see "The Way" by Fastball.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 days ago from USA

      Linda - The Cops show is a real dose in reality in how the other half lives. If you lead a less than eventful life, it will make you happy that you do! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      FlourishAnyway 9 days ago from USA

      Paula - Were you obsessing at the time about the OJ Simpson trial or the Presidential goings-on? That's what I was doing, other than working way too much (first part of the decade, then going to grad school second part of the decade). Life's schedule comes first. Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you are well.

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      Paula 9 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      FA....Although this article is as wonderfully composed as all your others, I'm really stumped. Can't seem to figure out how very few of these songs are familiar to me. In fact, this work of yours has me wondering what my life was so wrapped up in that I wasn't into much of the music.

      In any event, it never ceases to amaze me, the amount of serious research you must need to do to create such articles of perfection. Always entertaining, F.A.! Paula

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      Linda Crampton 9 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The only song I know from your list is "Bad Boys" because I heard it at the start of the television show (which I didn't actually watch). Thanks for sharing the information about the other songs. As usual, your article was interesting and informative to read.

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      Tamara Moore 9 days ago

      Thank you, Flourish. Yes, I wrote this before I saw your comment:-)

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      FlourishAnyway 9 days ago from USA

      Tamara - I have read it already and left you a comment there. You are brave to open up about your life, and you'll help others by doing so. Engendering greater understanding about each others' lives helps us all. I am proud of you!

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      Tamara Moore 10 days ago

      Flourish, I meant to mention that I am sorry about your husband's nephew, and his father having Muscular Dystrophy.

      I really love Jerry Lewis so much! MDA has been very good to me, with The Lord's Blessings. When I was very ill, MDA bought me a motorized wheelchair, brand new. It must have been over $5000.00.

      I just wrote my first post about my condition, and has a Rhyming Poem included :-) I am just waiting to see if it will be readily accepted by Hubpages, or if I will need to work on it some more.

      I plan to also do some follow-up posts on it, too! I never have written about it because I didn't think anyone would be interested, especially since I have such a rare mutation.

      Flourish, thank you for your support, kind words, and encouragement. If not for you, I would not be writing about it. But, even if only one person, such as yourself, is interested, then it will be worth it.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      FlourishAnyway 10 days ago from USA

      Jo - In some cases you didn't miss much, but in others maybe you did. There were some tv shows, for example, that if a person didn't watch them they'd feel left out of conversations at work or with friends or wonder what people were talking about (Seinfeld and the "phrase yada yada yada", Festivus, Soup Nazi). Same thing with some songs of the time, like the hook for "Baby Got Back" which is "I like big butts and I cannot lie." I saw a cute bumper sticker just the other day that said "I like big mutts and I cannot lie." Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 10 days ago from USA

      Heidi - I recall the earlier stuff more easily, too -- even the earlier 1990s. I do know I was wrapped up in the O.J. Simpson court case, watching every day in between grad school classes I was attending and teaching. I wasn't tuning in to a whole lot of other pop culture because of that. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 10 days ago from USA

      Peg - I love the "old school" tech detail. It really was a lot of work to make things happen back in the day, and we believed we were cuttting edge. Think of all those jobs that computers have made unnecessary! Thanks for sharing about your life and work at the time, and have a great week. I hope you and your family were spared the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.

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      FlourishAnyway 10 days ago from USA

      Rasma - Funny, you're not the only one who's saying that. There's probably some explanation, but I'm not sure what it is right now. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

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      Jo Miller 10 days ago from Tennessee

      I sometimes think I'm pop-culturally illiterate. I seldom know much about the popular tv shows or popular music, so few of these songs are familiar to me.

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      Heidi Thorne 10 days ago from Chicago Area

      You know what's really sad? When you can remember songs from the 70s and 80s, but start drawing a blank with the 90s. I recognize a few of these (mainly the dance tracks). But I must have been under a rock for the decade. And I thought a lot of the music was just so boring. Better get out my scrunchies! Thanks for the Monday playlist!

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      Peg Cole 10 days ago from Dallas, Texas

      Wow, what an amazing trip down memory lane. I was working in the telecom industry where we were transitioning from paper purchase orders to electronic funds transferring. We created binders of our systems' software that later turned into diskettes. Our computers were not linked and we all had our own data bases. We tried several systems to automate our processes before adapting the SAP system after a lot of redundant effort.

      These songs really capture the times and memories.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for another well done musical hub. Interesting about these one hit wonders. You know I don't really remember many of them. I will take a look into what I have missed.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Clive - one of my favorites, too! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      MsDora - Thank you for the kind words. I hope you are did well in making it through the recent hurricane.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Tamara - I know you will flourish.

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      Tamara Moore 11 days ago

      Flourish,

      I need to copy your comment because from now on, this is what I wish to do- no more putting my time into the bad days, but instead that of the precious things in life!

      Oh, yes...! I will write about my Muscular Dystrophy Issue! I hope it will be written well-enough for Hubpages to publish. I am so used to writing poems and rhymes. Sometimes I feel a bit intimidated by the technicalities of writing on Hubpages, although I thoroughly love Hubpages for its professionalism! I am so simple about things that it's difficult for me to follow technical rules, and instruction... ADHD doesn't help with this, either.

      I am on my way to begin my new era, Flourish.

      This will be my new era of change!

      I just read this Bible Devotional before I read your God-Breathed comment!

      "Far too many people chase after things that won’t last. They use all their talents to store up treasures on earth. They search for pleasures and rewards that will wither and fade with the grass."

      P.S.- Your profile pic brings me joy because when I see you smiling, it makes me smile :-)

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Mary - Glad this brought the memories back. I think Natalie Imbruglia was more popular outside of the US and thus charted there. With other artists, I'm surprised that any country songs make these lists, given the historical disdain in mainstream music for country music. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Linda - I have a feeling that I'm going to look back on today's music with the same thoughts for the same reasons. My daughter is a teen, about to graduate from high school. She never ever reads my playlists but is constantly surprised I know so much about music. I wouldn't want to relive this period again, but it's been a good one. Thanks for sharing part of your life.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Tamara - You are very kind with your compliments. Regarding your conflict with the person who is bothering you (or bothered you in the past), why fuel their energy with your own creativity, time, and effort, whether in poetry form or any other article? Turn your back on the negativity. I think people would love to hear about how you persevere with the rare form of muscular dystrophy that you have. My husband's nephew has MD, and his father had it (Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy, specifically) but we never actually knew it until the nephew was diagnosed. Continue to be strong, whatever you do.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 11 days ago from The Caribbean

      Among everything else, thanks for the history and the memories. What a great job you do with these lists!

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      Clive Williams 11 days ago from Nibiru

      nothing compares to you is my favorite. Nice list

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      Mary Wickison 11 days ago from Brazil

      This is when my kids were at the age of listening to music so I remember a lot, although some may be just the US. I was surprised to see Natalie Imbruglia on the list, I loved that song and would have thought she had more.

      Your list has brought back some fun memories for me.

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      Linda Lum 11 days ago from Washington State, USA

      Ohmygoodness! What was I doing in the 90's? I was raising two teenage girls, so you can bet I heard every one of these about a million times on the half-hour drive to the school bus (and add another 45 minutes if we missed that bus).

      Do I remember it with a smile? Yes. But would I want to do it all over again? No way!

      Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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      Tamara Moore 11 days ago

      Flourish, your articles on songs are so concise! You add such detail, and such interest. It is fun to read your posts about music and the particular songs for certain eras, and subject matters.

      I voted "D" because I never listened to much of the 90' songs, but now, maybe I will listen to some of them!

      I was thinking of writing a post on all the songs the Narcissist dedicated to me, and "Why he chose these particular songs". I thought it might be a way for me to continue to heal.

      I thoroughly enjoy your posts, my friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 11 days ago from USA

      Bill - You must have been otherwise engaged! Thanks for taking a look. Have a good week ahead.

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      Bill Holland 11 days ago from Olympia, WA

      Not terribly memorable for me. I had to read the article to be reminded of any music from the 90's. LOL I must have been quite busy during that decade because music appreciation for those ten years seems to be lacking in me. :)