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Jog your memory of the best 90’s one hit wonders

It's time to walk down a musical memory lane.
27 April 2022 12:02PM

Our Top 99 of the 90’s countdown is just around the corner, and the 90’s were jam packed with some of the best one hit wonders of any generation. 

Get that nostalgic feeling pumping as you check out the best one hit wonders, then submit your votes for More FM’s Top 99 of the 90’s Countdown. 


"Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)" - Lou Bega (1999)
Fun fact: This hit sampled a 1949 song by Cuban pianist Pérez Prado.

"Macarena" - Los Del Río (1993)
Fun fact: The song was released by Los Del Río in 1993, but achieved national fame in 1996 when it was was remixed by the Bayside Boys.

"Here Comes the Hotstepper" - Ini Kamoze (1994)
Fun fact: When Ini's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it was the first time a Jamaican reggae singer took this top spot.


"What Is Love" - Haddaway (1993)
Fun fact: When asked about the song's meaning in 2015, Haddaway told Flavorwire that the question "What is love?" "needs to be defined by everyone by [their] own definition. It’s unique and individual."


"Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992)
Fun fact: Sir Mix-a-Lot told journalist DJ Vlad in 2014 that the song has earned over $100 million since its release.


"Life Is a Highway" - Tom Cochrane (1991)
Fun fact: The song was later recorded by the Rascal Flatts in 2006 for the Cars movie soundtrack.


"Barbie Girl" - Aqua (1997)
Fun fact: Aqua singer Lene Nystrøm told Nylon in 2017 that while the "Barbie Girl" music video was being shot, crew members tried to put a blonde wig on her. She said no to this suggestion and instead wore a dark wig.


"MMMBop" - Hanson (1997)
Fun fact: If you vote for this, Bondy from The Breakfast Club will probably be your best friend. 


"Kiss Me" - Sixpence None the Richer (1998) 
Fun fact: "Kiss Me" earned band Sixpence None the Richer a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.


"Ice Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice (1990) 
Fun fact: "Ice Ice Baby" marked the first time a rap song went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


"I’ll Be There for You" - the Rembrandts (1995)
Fun fact: Kevin S. Bright, an executive producer of the TV show Friends, recruited the Rembrandts to co-write and perform the song for the show's theme music. They then scrambled to record a full version of the track when the NBC series and its theme song surged in popularity.


"Jump Around" - House of Pain (1992)
Fun fact: The horn noise used in "Jump Around" is taken from the song "Ain't Sayin' Nothin'" by Divine Styler, House of Pain member Everlast told Uproxx in 2020.


"Tubthumping" - Chumbawamba (1997)
Fun fact:  Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce told the Guardian in 2016 that the success of "Tubthumping" helped bring the band closer together, and before the song came out they were "directionless and disparate."


"How Bizarre" - OMC (1995)
Fun fact: "How Bizarre" again gained popularity when it began trending on TikTok in 2020.

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Source: Buzzfeed