Every decade produces songs people wish they could forget. Here’s the countdown to the worst songs of the 90s, according to readers polled by Rolling Stone:
10. “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes - I’m obsessed with lead singer Linda Perry’s voice and unique style in this video, but the song lacked a lot in the lyrical content department.
9. “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred – This one-hit wonder is the anthem of strip clubs everywhere to this day.
8. “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men -I’m ashamed to say that I still know all the lyrics to this song, and will randomly bark it out at the most inappropriate times.
7. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion -This might just be the most overplayed movie theme song ever, although we shouldn’t be surprised considering that Titanic is the second-highest grossing movie of all time.
6. “MmmBop” by Hanson -The cutest boy band of brothers to ever grace our heart-filled notebooks (come on, they’re way cuter than the Jonas Brothers).
5. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba – This is the 90s drunk college kids anthem, mainly because of its repetitive nature and reference to multiple alcoholic drinks.
4. “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice -Who can forget the original white rapper? He had great style, cool dance moves, and his song was all about him.
3. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus -I’m not sure which is more famous: the lyrics of this song or the awesome “business in the front, party in the back” mullet that Billy Ray sported in the video.
2. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio -The song that tried to draw everyone in the dancing scene, even though we didn’t ask them to do it.
1. “Barbie Girl” by Aqua – Possibly the most inappropriate lyrics ever written about a child’s toy.