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. You'd be hard pressed to find a single soul who doesn't know the lyrics to the Friends theme. You might not know who's singing it, but you do know when to do the four claps. This Brandy and Babyface team-up captured the thrill and anxiety one feels when they start falling for someone.
2. “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette (1995)
This decade is, by far, one of the most diverse there's ever been, musicwise. It started off with rising trends in grunge and hip-hop before moving into the new millennium with full-on bubblegum pop. There really was something for everyone this era—whether you wanted to dance, sulk, or sulk while you danced. Nineties music is an eternal mood. Get into it. Please note: This list is randomly ranked. This song takes me right back to my childhood summers, when every afternoon was spent lazing around the community pool.
100 ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’
But still, there were obvi boy bands. Grab your metaphorical Walkman and leggo. This song title can also be used as a line to describe the stench of an Axe-filled boys locker room, but I digress. This is not a Blink song. V easy to sing loudly in the comfort of a car. Also good for when you have a regret hangover. Further proof Gwen Stefani is a Vampiress who does not age. Like, are you kidding me??