What was once unappreciated, 90s culture has been making a comeback recently.
90s fashion, makeup, music and more have been showing up all over social media outlets, runways and the red carpet.
While not all of us were lucky enough to experience the 90s and all of its greatness (freshmen, I’m looking at you), this seems like the perfect time to compile a list of the top hits of the decade:
90s television shows *Rob Lowe voice* LITERALLY saved my life. Here are a few that you need to see in order to know what it feels like to truly be alive:
Friends– Are you even a teenager if you haven’t binge-watched every episode of this show? Thankfully, Netflix is uploading the whole series in early 2015 – grab your bestie and prepare to laugh, cry and everything in between with Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe and Monica.
Full House– Relive the idealistic childhood you never had with the three seemingly perfect Tanner sisters. Whether it was first dates or being offered beer at a party, DJ, Stephanie and Michelle always handled the situation with grace.
Sailor Moon– Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight…. Pretty sure every girl in the WORLD wanted to be a sailor scout in the 90s. Who wouldn’t want to kick butt with your best friends AND have cute matching outfits?!
Seinfeld– Seinfeld is one of those shows that is literally always on TV every hour of the day and you have seen every episode a million times, but somehow it’s STILL hilarious. We cannot be friends until you understand my constant references to the “Soup Nazi”.
There were actually so many amazing movies that were made in the 90s that compiling this list was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do- right after passing junior year English. Here we go!
Forrest Gump– The amount of friends I have who have still not seen this movie is ridiculous.
“You mean the Frank Ocean song?” said nearly everyone I asked about this movie.
NO. Log into the Netflix account I know you are currently using (without the owner’s consent, most likely) and watch “Forrest Gump”. You will bawl your eyes out and probably have a strange craving for shrimp.
Clueless– I get emotional talking about this movie because it is THAT GOOD. I have never seen a movie that is so relatable to what it is like to actually be a teenager – plus 20-year-old Paul Rudd is H O T !!!
“‘You’re a virgin who can’t drive’ spoke to me on a spiritual level,” said senior Anne Ballman.
Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and the freakin’ Lion King!!!- Disney was on a ROLL, pumping out classics like it was NBD. Watching these movies at least once a year is a good way to keep yourself sane in a stressful world.
Titanic– Yeah, watching this movie now will make you realize that it seemed a lot more awesome when we were 10 years old, but this list would not be complete without some Leo *heart eyes emoji*.
Last, but certainly not least, 90s music. I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how amazing these people actually are, but here’s to trying:
Nirvana– Oh, Kurt. You and Courtney will always be my OTP. “Come as You Are” will have you feeling like your heart has been ripped out of your chest and replaced with a black hole – how totally grunge!!!!
Björk– Also known as the woman who wore the swan dress, Bjork is a kickass broad whose lyrics will make your insides feel all warm and fuzzy. Favorites include “Hyperballad” and “Possibly Maybe”.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication”….. That’s all that needs to be said really.
Blink-182- The creators of Pop Punk who we can thank for bands like Fall Out Boy and All Time Low. “What’s My Age Again?” and “All The Small Things” for when you’re feeling too punk for mainstream conformity.
No Doubt– The beginning of Gwen Stefani. “Don’t Speak” can make you cry if you listen to it in the dark thinking about a past relationship you may or may not have actually had.
What was your favorite part of the 90s?