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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.


    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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