Looking for the perfect summer playlist? Well, look no further because nothing gets better than Pandora’s Summer Hit’s of the 90’s. I know, Who even uses Pandora anymore? I get it. Spotify is super cool and I am also an avid user, but every once and a while I make may to Pandora to reminisce on all the beautiful things the 90’s had to offer us. These include, but are not limited to: Hey Arnold, those terrifying troll dolls, lite brite, LEO DICAPRIO AS A TEEN, gummies shaped like pizza and burgers, purple ketchup, and anything Lisa Frank. This has been my go to playlist for the past three summers and I have yet to be disappointed. Pandora has created a gold mine of throwbacks that your parents and older siblings wouldn’t hate listening to if they find yourself in your car. I am now going to take a moment to highlight 15 of the gems Summer Hit’s of the 90’s has to offer you:
1. There She Goes – Sixpence None The Richer
Lindsay Lohan driving through London in The Parent Trap…. enough said.
2. Every Morning – Sugar Ray
I HOPE YOU HAVEN’T FORGOT HOW GOOD SUGAR RAY IS BECAUSE YOU PROBABLY KNOW 7 OF THEIR SONGS.
3. Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
Anything Goo Goo Dolls will bring you right back to maybe your first middle school slow dance?
4. Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
A terribly depressing song about his girlfriend dying in a car crash. “She’s gone to heaven so I’ve got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave this world” Okay heart wrenching.
5. All Star – Smash Mouth.
Horribly, wonderful Smash Mouth who probably shouldn’t be famous. I watched a video of them singing acapella and I haven’t been the same since.
6. Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger
“I’m not sick, but I’m not well. I wanna pierce my tongue, it doesn’t hurt it feels fine.” True 90’s angst.
7. Bit** – Meredith Brooks
Me to my parents: “I’m a bit**. I’m a lover. I’m a child. I’m a mother. I’m a sinner. I’m a saint….. You know you wouldn’t want it any other way.”
8. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
And if you really feel like crying, listen to it acoustic.
9. Hey Jealousy- Gin Blossoms
Am I the only one who though he was saying “Hey Chelsea?”
10. Closing Time – Semisonic
CLOSING TIME ONE LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL. Who doesn’t know that line?
11. Crash Into Me – David Matthews Band
The best part is at the end when he’s just yelling “Crash Into Me” over and over again.
12. Why Don’t You Get A Job? – The Offspring
Every parent’s anthem to their teens during summer. Also, collectively The Offspring is 876 years old.
13. You’re A God – Vertical Horizon
What every girl wants a guy to sing to her.
14. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Who even knows what these guys are saying in this song, but whenever it gets to the sha la’s we’re all counting crow lyrical experts.
15. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
“I’m not listening when she says GOODBYEEEEEEEE” let’s see how off key we can scream goodbye.
And you can’t forget about Matchbox Twenty, Sublime, Hootie and The Blowfish, The Barenaked Ladies, Green Day, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana and many other overlooked artists in today’s generation who are also featured on this playlist. If this beautifully constructed list does not convince you to give it a listen, then all is hopeless and you can go back to listening to your sick Flume remixes.
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