What, no Sunscreen Song?
Though I was born and bred in the 80s, as far as shlocky entertainment goes, I’m a child of the 90s through and through. Sure, I remember the cartoons of my generation, the Care Bears and He-Man and Inhumanoids (yes!), but as I was 6 when the 80s ended, my obnoxious teenage years were fermented straight from the time of flannel, britpop, and annoying Cher club songs, so Rolling Stone’s recent list of the top 10 worst songs of the 90s hit home. Hilariously, each of the choices, including Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart’, were MONSTER hits, so methinks that Rolling Stone is hoping we don’t all go traversing the back issues and see where they undoubtedly praised these songs in years past.
Being the true type of irritating music snob, my musical arc diverged from the radio early, starting with Green Day and eventually running the gamut to Ministry to (dare I admit it?) Korn to Sonic Youth and beyond, but yeah, these songs were impossible to avoid and also most likely left a sinister, indelible mark on my development like some kind of necromancer. So thanks, Rolling Stone, for getting these stupid songs stuck in my head once more. And now you can thank me for doing the same to you.
And without further ado, The Top 10 Worst Songs of the 90s:
1. Aqua: “Barbie Girl”
2. Los Del Rio: “Macarena”
3. Billy Ray Cyrus: “Achy Breaky Heart”
4. Vanilla Ice:”Ice Ice Baby”
5. Chumbawumba: “Tubthumping”
6. Hanson: “MMMBop”
7. Celine Dion: “My Heart Will Go On”
8. Baha Men: Who Let The Dogs Out?”
9. Right Said Fred: “I’m Too Sexy”
10. 4 Non Blondes: “What’s Up?”
Source: Rolling Stone
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