90s music will always hold a special place in our hearts and on our iPods. (Yes, we still use an iPod sometimes).
Unless you have amnesia, we're certain you remember '90s songs from No Doubt, Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins. Songs from those bands don't belong on nostalgia lists because they're still receiving radio airtime—but not all '90s hits were lucky enough to have long radio lifespans.
Here are some songs from the '90s you may have forgotten. And if you haven't forgotten these songs, we'd like to befriend you because you have awesome taste in music and we respect that.
So get ready to relive the borderline rebellious and awkward years in your life—unless you're a young millennial, then enjoy some 'new' music recommendations:
Jellyfish – That Is Why
This song from 1990 defined the power pop genre before disappearing into obscurity.
Concrete Blonde – Joey
Can we bring back this song and partially crimped hair—as featured in the music video made in 1990—please?
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
Fact: We may have asked our parents to buy a Crystal Waters cassette for us in 1991. They later regretted it after hearing “La da dee la da da… La da dee la da da…” nonstop.
The Flaming Lips – She Don't Use Jelly
Remember the band's cameo on Beverly Hills, 90210 when they performed this song at the Peach Pit?!
Pavement – Cut Your Hair
This song became the band's best-selling and most popular song in 1994 after it reached the top 10 of U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks; now you never hear it.
Merril Bainbridge – Mouth
It seemed like this song went M.I.A. almost immediately after it became a hit in 1994.
Belly – Feed The Tree
This song from 1994 was ranked #24 on VH1's 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s.
Blur – Girls And Boys
At least one person hasn't forgotten this song from 1994: In 2003, Radiohead's Thom Yorke confessed to BBC Radio 1 that he wished he had written it.
Hum – Stars
Here's a hit from 1995 we're sure you have not thought about lately.
K's Choice – Not An Addict
We're still addicted to this single that brought K's Choice international fame in 1995.
Spacehog – In the Meantime
Your '90s playlist isn't complete without this gem from 1996.
Local H – Bound For The Floor
KROQ has a love affair with this hit from '96, but the rest of the U.S. never hears the “copacetic song” on the radio anymore.
Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
This song from 1996 makes us want to re-watch The Cable Guy.