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Best Forgotten Songs of the '90s

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | November 3, 2018 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | November 3, 2018 |


Hey, want to feel old? I mean, really, really old? The ’90s are approaching their 30’s!


Dylan and Brenda would have had their 25th High School Anniversary this year, and frankly Donna Martin should still be grateful that she graduated after getting drunk at prom. For every One Week-style ’90s hit you remember, there’s like five Kula Shaker songs you’ve forgotten by now…until tonight. (Ok, spoilers, no Kula Shaker songs are listed but I expect you know how to source some if needed.)


In honor of everyone getting older, let’s take a walk down memory lane, and remember the best forgotten songs of the ’90s, courtesy of the Overlords. Please note, It’s clear our ’90s taste are pretty limited to a few genres, so feel free to add your own and make us feel chagrined we forgot some obvious choices.


Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars

Garbage - Special

Olive - You’re Not Alone

Amy Grant - Baby Baby

Republica - Ready to Go

Hepburn - I Quit

Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway
Full disclosure, I play this song at least once a week, but I may be alone in doing that…

Michael W. Smith - Place In This World


Adina Howard - Freak Like Me

Soul For Real - Candy Rain

Monica - Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)

Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
Per Overlord Tori: I dont’ think this is forgotten, but it should be remembered harder

PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

Is there any genre more 90’s than alternative? Does it even exist anymore?

Eels - Novocaine For The Soul

Jars of Clay - Flood

Spacehog - In the Meantime

King Missile - Detachable Penis

Superdrag - Sucked Out

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

The Flaming Lips - She Don’t Use Jelly

Mr. T Experience - Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba

Side note: This is my favorite band of all time, and they briefly had a moment in the sun in 1996. Their video was played exactly once on MTV, and they were the opening act for Green Day’s ill-fated European tour which they abruptly canceled halfway through. Who knows what could have been, but you may recognize this one.

Lush - Ladykillers

Rancid - Ruby Soho

Space - Female of the Species

Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You

Cibo Matto - Sci-fi Wasabi

Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta

Nerf Herder - Van Halen

Kenickie - In Your Car

Remember that very brief period from about 1997-1998 where we all listened to Swing and Ska music?!

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight

Reel Big Fish - Take on Me

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot

Weird Mashups that Could Have Only Happened in the 90s

Anthrax & Public Enemy - Bring The Noise (Official Video)

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