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The music of the 1990s brought on a change in the music industry that is still heard today. Types of music that had previously just been for niche audiences including alternative, rap, country, and soul became mainstream.


Alternative rock burst on to the scene in the 90s thanks in large part to the band Nirvana. They released the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in 1991 and it became one of the biggest songs of the decade. The term grunge came to be applied to many bands of the early 90s such as Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam, who all found big success after the rise of Nirvana. Alternative rock went mainstream and was played on MTV and Radio Stations all over the world.


Boy Bands weren't invented in the 90s, but the late 80s and the 90s saw the trend explode. Whenever you turned on MTV or the radio you heard songs from Boyz II Men, New Edition, the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, All 4 One, Color Me Badd or many others. Boy banders in the 90s embraced the clean-cut, cookie-cutter image that made girls swoon. From the meticulously coordinated outfits to the precise choreography, this was music cranked out by the corporate run record labels.

90s Boyz 2 Men

Boyz II Men


Boyz II Men began their rise to fame in 1992 with the release of the song "End Of The Road" which spent 13 weeks at number one. They were just getting started as "I'll Make Love To You" and "One Sweet Day" also went to number one, and these were three of the biggest songs of the 90s.

Top Boyz II Men Songs of the 90s

End Of The Road

I'll Make Love To You

One Sweet Day


On Bended Knee

Hey Lover

Water Runs Dry

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

In The Still Of The Night

4 Seasons Of Loneliness

A Song For Mama

Thank You

Doin Just Fine


90s Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam


Pearl Jam is regarded as one of the most influential bands of the 90s and arrived on the alternative music scene in 1991 with their debut album Ten. That album remained on the Billboard charts for 2 years and it produced the hit songs "Jeremy", "Alive", and "Even Flow". Pearl Jam would go on to become one of the most successful bands of the decade and they were a key part of the grunge explosion in the 90s.


Top Pearl Jam Songs of the 90s



Even Flow

Last Kiss


Who You Are



Given To Fly

Spin The Black Circle



Best Selling Albums of the 90s


1. Shania Twain - Come On Over

2. The Bodyguard Soundtrak

3. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

4. Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

5. Metallica - Metallica

6. Garth Brooks - No Fences

7. Garth Brooks - Double Live

8. Santana - Supernatural

9. Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys

10. Garth Brooks - Ropin' The Wind

11. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time

12. Backstreet Boys - Millennium

13. Celine Dion - Falling Into You

14. Shania Twain - The Woman In Me

15. The Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces

16. Forrest Gump Soundtrack

17. Kenny G - Breathless

18. Pearl Jam - Ten

19. Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like U

20. Boyz II Men - II


Popular Fads of the 90s


Beanie Babies

Cassette Tapes

Fanny Packs

Giant Cell Phones

Hacky Sack

Pokemon Cards

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Game Boy

Micro Machines

Slap Bracelets

Tickle Me Elmo

Zubaz Pants

Tiger Electronic Handheld Games

Super Nintendo


No Fear Clothing Line

Teddy Ruxpin Dolls

Starter Jackets

Troll Dolls



Top Grossing Movies of the 90s


1. Titanic

2. Star Wars - Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

3. Jurassic Park

4. Forrest Gump

5. The Lion King

6. Independence Day

7. The Sixth Sense

8. Home Alone

9. Men In Black

10. Toy Story 2

11. Twister

12. The Lost World - Jurassic Park

13. Mrs. Doubtfire

14. Ghost

15. Aladdin

16. Saving Private Ryan

17. Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me

18. Terminator 2 - Judgement Day

19. Armageddon

20. Toy Story


Popular TV Shows of the 90s


The Simpsons




Home Improvement


Sex and the City

Saved By The Bell

Full House


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Married....With Children

The X-Files

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

America's Funniest Home Videos

Family Matters

Boy Meets World

3rd Rock From The Sun

Beverly Hills 90210

Twin Peaks

Dawson's Creek

Beavis & Butt-Head

The Real World


90s Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey took the music world by storm in 1990 with the release of her first album that produced 4 number one singles. She would go on to become the highest selling recording artist of the 90s with 14 number one singles in the decade.

Top Mariah Carey Songs of the 90s

Vision Of Love

One Sweet Day

Love Takes Time


I Don't Wanna Cry




I'll Be There


Always Be My Baby


My All


Make It Happen

Can't Let Go

Anytime You Need A Friend

Without You


90s Nirvana


Top Nirvana Songs of the 90s

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Come As You Are


In Bloom

Heart-Shaped Box


About A Girl



Historic and Popular Events of the 1990s


Iraq invades Kuwait on 8/2/90.

Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) begins 1/16/91.

Iraq accepts cease fire terms on 2/28/91.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson announces he is HIV-Positive in 1991.

Los Angeles Riots follow the acquittal of 4 caucasion police officers charged with the beating of african-american Rodney King in 1992.

Bill Clinton elected president in 1992.

Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show in 1992.

The Real World debuts on MTV in 1992.

A raid is conducted on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.

The series finale of Cheers airs in 1993.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana commits suicide in 1994.

O.J. Simpson is arrested on two counts of first degree murder in 1994.

Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked as part of a conspiracy involving rival Tonya Harding in 1994.

The TV show Friends debuts in 1994.

Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

Amazon.com begins operation in 1995.

Cal Ripkin breaks Lou Gehrig's record for most consecutive games played in Major League Baseball in 1995.

O. J. Simpson trial in 1995.

Toy Story becomes the first fully computer animated feature film released in movie theaters in 1995.

Ebay is founded in 1995.

Bill Clinton is reelected to the presidency in 1996.

Ted Kaczynski, The Unabomber, is arrested in 1996.

Dolly the sheep is cloned in 1997.

Fashion designer Gianni Versace is murdered in 1997.

Child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found murdered in 1997.

Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars' surface in 1997.

The scandal involving Bill Clinton's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky erupts in 1998.

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is published in the U.S. in 1998.

Iraq is bombed by the U.S. in 1998.

Bill Clinton impeached in 1998.

John Glenn, at 77 years of age, becomes the oldest man in space in 1998.

Series finale of Seinfeld airs in 1998 and is the most watched single episode of a TV series.

Columbine High School shooting in 1999.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. dies in a plane crash in 1999.

Bill Clinton is acquitted in the Senate in 1999.