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Come As You Are: It's the ultimate 1990s playlist

Get in. We’re going on a journey.

"What's with these homies dissing my girl?"

IT WAS THE decade of grunge, rave culture, riot grrls, Britpop, and some of the most shimmering pop tunes of the 20th century.

The 1990s might be back in fashion now (seriously) but at the time the music scene was a messy, joyful mix of giddy escapism, nihilistic angst and ironic detachment.

After much consultation, we’ve put together the ultimate 1990s playlist of songs that have stood the test of time. Yes, Oasis are there. No, that song that you love that reminds you of those friends you used to know may not be, because we weren’t allowed to make a playlist that was 82 hours long.

But don’t worry. There’s a load of other good stuff here. So get in your car, throw on the playlist, and enjoy.

The Ultimate 1990s Playlist

  • Buddy Holly (Weezer)
  • All That She Wants (Ace of Base)
  • Basket Case (Green Day)
  • Return of the Mack (Mark Morrison)
  • It’s Like That (Run DMC vs Jason Nevins)
  • Goldfinger (Ash)
  • Drinking in LA (Bran Van 3000)
  • Your Woman (White Town)
  • 1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Glastonbury Song (The Waterboys)
  • Da Funk (Daft Punk)
  • Born Slippy (Underworld)
  • Live Forever (Oasis)
  • Gangsta’s Paradise (Coolio)
  • Can I Kick It? (A Tribe Called Quest)
  • Don’t Speak (No Doubt)
  • Groove is In The Heart (Deee-Lite)
  • Rhythm is a Dancer (Snap)
  • Hey Boy Hey Girl (Chemical Brothers)
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) (Lauryn Hill)
  • Come As You Are (Nirvana)
  • Waking Up (Elastica)
  • Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
  • Losing My Religion (REM)
  • Breathe (The Prodigy)
  • No Diggity (Blackstreet)
  • Where It’s At (Beck)
  • Disco 2000 (Pulp)
  • Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
  • Semi-Charmed Life (Third Eye Blind)
  • How Bizarre (OMC)
  • Mr Vain (Culture Beat)
  • Would I Lie To you? (Charles and Eddie) 
  • Whatta Man (Salt n Pepa with En Vogue)
  • Juicy (The Notorious BIG)
  • Richard III (Supergrass)
  • Hold On (Wilson Phillips)
  • Step On (Happy Mondays)
  • Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  • Two Princes (Spin Doctors)
  • Baby I Love Your Way (Big Mountain)
  • Steal My Sunshine (LEN)
  • Closing Time (Semisonic)

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