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

№232 ~2 minutes

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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