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My Favourite, Yet Terrible, Songs of the ‘90s

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    In which I admit to liking some questionable songs from the ‘90s.

    When I first thought of the entry idea to write a list of ‘90s songs, the most obvious choice was to write about my favourite songs, picking one song per year.

    But as I started listening to the songs, it dawned on me what a boring list this would become. My taste in music is hardly unique—as far as the ‘90s goes—and unsurprisingly, I found myself thinking the songs were genuinely good.

    Bad English
    And some that weren't.

    So, new plan.

    Instead of just writing about songs we can all agree are genuinely good, classics that have stood the test of time, I want to focus on the songs I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that I like. I, of course, still like them but I’d rather do it in secrecy where your judgemental stares can’t find me.

    Oh, stop looking at me like that.

    And for good measure, I’ll also include those good songs that I genuinely like, in a discernible pattern of embarrassing, good, embarrassing, good, etc.

    Anyway, here we go.

    For your listening pleasure, I’ve put them all in one giant playlist.

    1990

    Bad English - Price of Love, Embarrassing

    Roxette - It Must Have Been Love, Good

    1991

    Firehouse - Love of a Lifetime, Embarrassing

    Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You), Good

    1992

    Color Me Badd - All 4 Love, Embarrassing

    Guns N’ Roses - November Rain, Good

    1993

    Silk - Freak Me, Embarrassing

    Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses, Good

    1994

    All-4-One - I Swear, Embarrassing

    Aerosmith - Crazy, Good

    1995

    Jamie Walters - Hold On, Embarrassing

    Seal - Kiss From a Rose, Good

    1996

    George Michael - Fastlove, Embarrassing

    2Pac - California Love, Good

    1997

    Savage Garden - I Want You, Embarrassing

    Puff Daddy and Faith Evans - I’ll Be Missing You, Good

    1998

    Five - When The Lights Go Out, Embarrassing

    Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Good

    1999

    Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos, Embarrassing

    Goo Goo Dolls - Slide, Good

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