I'll wait. This decade gave us a plethora of perfect pop songs, and their appeal remains immortal. Relive the glory years with the 58 best pop songs of the decade. We have Ricky Martin to thank for giving us this instant mood lifter, as well as a timeless Instagram caption for every situation. I'm not sure what we did to deserve two of the greatest vocalists together on one track, but it's one of—if not THE—best duets music ever gave us, and that's the hill I'm willing to die on. Try not to cry when the choir joins in.
The 50 best ’90s songs
The Nineties music boom was a gold rush for singles — everywhere you went on the radio, you heard a high-speed collision of different beats. Every style of music out there was booming, from grunge to gangsta rap, from dancehall to disco, from riot-grrrl punk to TRL midriff mall-pop, with a thousand different electronica schools and nearly as many Wu-Tang solo records. Whatever kind of noise was ringing your bells, the Nineties held more of it than any fan could absorb. But these 50 crucial songs capture glorious moments from all over the Nineties music explosion — hits, obscurities, cult classics, dance-floor jams, guitar ragers, karaoke standards. Here we are now. Entertain us. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu.
The answer will indicate how future generations will characterize the decade. And to test this belief, I used 3 million data points that I collected via a music quiz , which asked readers if they recognized thousands of songs that charted on the Billboard Hot Using the recognition data we collected, we can begin to define the canon. These will be the artists and songs that Gen Z and beyond seem to recognize and value among all the musical output from the decade. Song knowledge erodes with each passing year. This is a normal part of the aging process for music.