Growing up as a 90s kid wasn’t all about Sunny D and those snappy bracelets. It was mostly about bangers at the primary school disco.
Us 90s kids may not have grown up with Queen or Bon Jovi, but our childhoods were FULL of classic hits.
To re-live your younger years, there are some Spotify playlists you NEED to check out.
1. Easy 90s
Starting with Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader, this playlist is over 5 hours of bangers from the likes of Take That and Oasis.
2. 90s Love Songs
As the playlist description says, “Tight Roll your jeans, break out the CK1, and set the mood”. Spice Girls, The Verve, Goo Goo Dolls, and Backstreet Boys all make it to this incredible Spotify playlist.
3. Easy 00s
If your teen years came in the naughties, you’re going to want to check out the Easy 00s playlist. There isn’t a single bad song on this one. The reason the playlist has almost 700,000 likes on Spotify? Well, it’s got McFly, Take That, Stereophonics, and The Kooks amongst many more incredible naughties artists.
4. 90s Rock Anthems
SomeBODY once told me the world was gonna roll me. Smash Mouth, Oasis, Green Day, and blink-182 all feature in this top 50 playlist.
5. Unwind 90s
50 mellow songs to chill out to. Friday I’m in Love by The Cure is like the ‘okay’ emoji brought to life. That utter bop is joined by the likes of Don’t Look Back in Anger and Wonderwall. Despite many people claiming it’s overplayed, you CANNOT go wrong with a bit of Wonderwall – in fact, it makes it onto a lot of those playlists.
6. Early 00s Pop Hits
Was Sk8er Boi an integral part of your childhood? Then you NEED to check out Early 00s Pop Hits. Don’t Cha, Get This Party Started and Where is the Love all make it to this Spotify playlist. It’ll keep you listening for days… because it’s nearly 100 songs and 64 hours long!
7. 90s Pop Hits (Early 00’s)
Boybands, to rock bands, to cheesy one-hit wonders, this user-made playlist has almost 3,000 followers. And quite rightly so. I Want it That Way and Wannabe make this list for ultimate nostalgia.
8. Early 00s & puberty
This is the first time Mr Brightside has graced one of these playlists. You know no night out is complete until you’ve heard The Killer’s greatest ever hit, so no playlist is complete without it either really. Jimmy Eat World, blink-182 and The All-American Rejects. You need to give this one a listen to. There’s even a bit of Bon Jovi on it!
9. Classic Pop Picks
If McFly was the sound of your childhood, this is the playlist for you. Star Girl, Obviously, and Five Colours in Her Hair are just some of the McFly tracks on it. There’s also a lot of Scouting For Girls and Busted. Ahhh, the nostalgia!
10. Pop Party 1,2 and 3
To quote Pink, let’s get the party started! A Spotify user has compiled the first three incredible Pop Party albums for four hours worth of primary school disco bangers. Had you forgotten about the Fast Food Song by the Fast Food Rockers? Well, that’s on this playlist so you need to check it out.
Grab your Nokia, play a bit of snake, be glad you don’t need dial-up for Spotify, and chill to some of these tunes. Or maybe you should try and find your old Gameboy and realise how truly boring they really were.
That dial-up sound still haunts your nightmares, right?
What’s your favourite 90s hit?
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