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

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

372 words about entertainment — 15:00 · 8th Feb 2015

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.


Bad English - Price of Love, Embarrassing

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love, Good


Firehouse - Love of a Lifetime, Embarrassing

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


Color Me Badd - All 4 Love, Embarrassing

Guns N’ Roses - November Rain, Good


Silk - Freak Me, Embarrassing

Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses, Good


All-4-One - I Swear, Embarrassing

Aerosmith - Crazy, Good


Jamie Walters - Hold On, Embarrassing

Seal - Kiss From a Rose, Good


George Michael - Fastlove, Embarrassing

2Pac - California Love, Good


Savage Garden - I Want You, Embarrassing

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


Five - When The Lights Go Out, Embarrassing

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


Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos, Embarrassing

Goo Goo Dolls - Slide, Good

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