Seinfeld was one of the most successful sitcoms of not only the ’90s, but of all time. Every show left us in stitches, and the blooper reels are just as funny.
Enjoy this blooper reel featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus!
Street Fighter was a 1994 action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia. The movie focuses on Colonel Guile’s (Van Damme) efforts to bring down General M Bison (Julia), a military dictator and druglord who aspires to conquer the world.
In the video below, BIG STAR-X takes a look at the cast of the Street Fighter back then in 1994 as well as today in 2021. Enjoy this look back at the cast of Street Fighter then vs now!
In 1997, Natalie Imbruglia released her debut album titled Left of the Middle. The first single Torn is the biggest hit of her career, and one of the ’90s best songs. However, the second single Big Mistake is a really good song and was a number two hit in the UK. It would have probably charted very well in the US, but it was never released as a single.
Enjoy this look back at the music video for Big Mistake from Natalie Imbruglia from 1998!
More than any other decade, the ’90s saw a plethora of bands from different genres score one or two huge hits on the charts before fading away. One of the those bands was Deee-Lite, who released their debut album World Clique in 1990. The debut single was Groove is in the Heart, and it was a massive hit worldwide hitting number one in Australia and number two in the UK. In America, the song topped the US Dance charts and peaked at number four on the Hot 100 charts.
The follow-up single Power of Love also hit number one on the Dance charts. They would score four more number one Dance hits between 1991 – 1995.
Enjoy this look back at Deee-Lite’s music video for their biggest hit Groove is in the Heart from 1990!
Falling Down is a 1993 active movie starring Michael Douglas as William “D-Fens” Foster, a divorced and unemployed former defense engineer. The movie follows Foster’s trek across Los Angeles on foot trying to make it to his estranged ex-wife’s house in time for his daughter’s birthday.
If you’ve never seen the movie, I highly recommend you watch it. There are so many good scenes in the movie. This is one of our favorites when he goes into a fast food restaurant and wants to order breakfast just a few minutes after they stopped serving breakfast.
Enjoy this look back at the breakfast scene from 1993’s Falling Down!
In 1997, Marcy Playground released their self-titled debut album, and it spawned two top ten Alternative Rock hits. The second single from the album, Saint Joe on the School Bus peaked at number eight on the Alt Rock charts, but it was the third single, Sex and Candy that they’re remembered for. Sex and Candy hit number one on the Alt Rock charts as well as number eight on the Hot 100 charts, and number four on the Mainstream Rock charts in 1997.
Their last song to chart was It’s Saturday from their 1999 album Shapeshifter when it peaked at number 25 on the Alt Rock charts.
Enjoy this look back at Marcy Playground’s music video for Sex and Candy from 1997, and in case you’ve never seen it, here’s their music video for Saint Joe on the School Bus as well!
In 1993, Sheryl Crow released her debut album titled Tuesday Night Music Club. The album was a huge success spawning three top 40 singles on the Hot 100 charts. The third single All I Wanna Do is Crow’s biggest hit of her career peaking at number two on the Hot 100 as well as number one on the Mainstream Rock charts in 1994. She followed it up with Strong Enough, which peaked at number five on the Hot 100 charts and number three on the Rock charts.
Enjoy this look back at Sheryl Crow’s music video for All I Wanna Do as well as an awesome live performance of the song as well!
Tommy Boy was released in 1995, and was a moderate success at the box office. However, once it was released on home video and eventually on television, it’s popularity skyrocketed! It’s now one of the late Chris Farley’s most memorable roles, and our personal favorite Chris Farley movie. There are so many great scenes from the movie, and one of the best is this one where Tommy and Richard are driving cross-country and can’t decide on which song they want to listen to on the radio. When they stop on Superstar from The Carpenters, one of the best car singing scenes in movie history follows!
Enjoy this look back at Chris Farley and David Spade in Tommy Boy singing Superstar!
In 1996, Fiona Apple released her debut studio album titled Tidal. The album was certified 3x Platinum with sales over 2.9 million. The album was a huge success largely due to the third single, Criminal, which was released in 1997. Criminal peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100 charts and number four on the Billboard Modern Rock charts.
Criminal won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards and was nominated for Best Rock Song. VH1 ranked Criminal at number 55 on it’s 2014 ranking of the 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s, and the music video won the Best Cinematography award at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.
Enjoy this look back at Fiona Apple’s music video for Criminal as well as a live performance back in the day on Letterman!
In 1996, The Fugees covered Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly, and their version became one of the ’90s biggest international hits! Lauryn Hill sang the lead vocals on the song, and it hit number one on the US top 40 charts, and it hit number one in over 20 countries worldwide, including the UK, where it is the best-selling hip hop single by a group.
Killing Me Softly won the 1997 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and the music video below won the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.
Enjoy this look back at The Fugees’ music video for Killing Me Softly from 1996, and for comparison, enjoy a live performance of the original from Roberta Flack!
Hootie & The Blowfish’s 1994 debut album Cracked Rear View produced four top 15 singles on the Hot 100 charts and five top 25 hits on the Rock charts. Their debut single was Hold My Hand, which peaked at number ten on the Hot 100 charts and number four on the Rock charts. Crosby, Stills, & Nash alum David Crosby provided a backing vocal on the song.
Enjoy this look back at Hootie & The Blowfish’s music video for Hold My Hand from 1994!
Here’s a good trivia question for you. What was MC Hammer’s highest charting song on the pop charts? If you answered U Can’t Touch This, you are… wrong! Wait what? U Can’t Touch This is by far MC Hammer’s biggest hit of his career, but the song only made it to number eight on the Hot 100 charts in 1990. It did however hit number one on the R&B charts as well as numerous countries around the world.
So, what song is his highest charting song on the Hot 100 charts? It was his 1990 single Pray from his album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em, which was the same album that produced U Can’t Touch This. Pray was the third single released from the album, and because of the success of U Can’t Touch This and Have You Seen Her, the 1st and 2nd singles released from the album, Pray peaked at number two on the Hot 100 charts.
Arguably, it was the music video for U Can’t Touch This that featured Hammer doing some of his signature dances like “The Running Man” and the “Hammer Dance” that helped propel the song into the stratosphere. The video below has been seen over 650 million times on YouTube as of today.
Enjoy this look back at MC Hammer’s music video for U Can’t Touch This from 1990 as well as a look at his music video for Pray!
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) was the fourth single released from the Backstreet Boys 1996 self-titled international debut album, and the second single from their 1997 release of the album in the U.S. It became their first top five hit in the U.S. when it peaked at number two on the Hot 100 charts in 1996. It also became their first number one song on any charts when it peaked at number one in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland.
In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the song at number 26 on their list of the 75 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time.
Enjoy this look back at the music video for Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) from the Backstreet Boys!
In 1998, Cher released her 22nd studio album titled Believe. The lead single from the album was the title song Believe, and it became one of the biggest hits of her career. In fact, the song earned Cher a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest female solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the highest-selling single by a solo female artist in the United Kingdom. The song has sold over 11 million copies worldwide making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Enjoy this look back at Cher’s music video for Believe as well as well as a live performance of Believe on Letterman in 1999!
In 1998, Brandy released Have You Ever? as the third single from her 1998 album, Never Say Never. The song became her her second number one single on the Hot 100 charts. She had previously scored her first number one song on the Hot 100 charts for The Boy Is Mine with Monica.
Enjoy this look back at Brandy’s music video for Have You Ever? from 1998!
We love our ’90s celebrities, movie stars, and TV stars, but father time waits for no one! However, the vast majority of our favorite ’90s stars have aged gracefully, and in many cases, look better than ever!
Time Loops put together this look back at what some of your favorite ’90s celebrities like Mariah Carey, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Johnny Depp, Lindsay Lohan, Mara Wilson, and many more looked like then and what they look like now!
Jamiroquai’s music video for ‘Virtual Insanity’ was voted number ten on Billboards list of the ten best music videos of the ’90s! At the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in September 1997, it earned 10 nominations, winning four awards, including “Breakthrough Video” and the “Best Video of the Year.”
O.P.P. was released in August 1991 by Naughty By Nature. It was the lead single from their self-titled debut album, and it was one of the first rap songs to also become a pop hit when it peaked at number six on the Hot 100 charts. VH1 ranked it number 20 on their list of the 40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s!
The original cast of Saved by the Bell were on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and they discussed how cool it was when they all reunited on the Tonight Show back in 2105, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley spilled some behind-the-scenes secrets about the show’s 2020 reboot!
In 1992, Van Halen’s ‘Right Now’ peaked at number two on the rock charts. The song is about living in the moment and not being afraid of making a change, and the music video below for ‘Right Now’ reflected on events that were occurring at the time, both within the band and social issues in the world around them.
In 1997, The Wallflowers scored their first number one rock song when ‘One Headlight’ topped the Billboard Mainstream and Modern Rock charts. It also hit number one on the Adult Alternative Songs charts, making it the first song to hit number one on all three of those charts.
The ’90s gave us some awesome rock songs! Even though a lot of the bands who sang these songs weren’t around very long, these songs have stood the test of time. Here’s a look at WatchMojo’s top ten ’90s rock songs that you forgot were awesome:
Green Day are one of the most successful rock bands from the ’90s who are still scoring number one rock hits today. Back in 1994, they released their debut album ‘Dookie’, and the rock world was hooked on Green Day!
Their debut single ‘Longview’ hit number one on the Alt Rock charts, ‘Welcome to Paradise’ hit number seven, ‘Basket Case’ hit number one, and this song ‘When I Come Around’ also hit number one on the Alt Rock charts, and was their first huge hit worldwide landing in the top ten on numerous charts around the world.
Enjoy this look back at Green Day’s music video for their fourth overall single, and their third number one Alt Rock song, ‘When I Come Around’ from 1995!
In the ’90s, there were so many bands that seemed to only have one single. That one song would quickly receive airplay on the radio for a brief period, and if they were lucky, MTV would add their video to the mix for a while. Then, as quickly as they appeared, they would vanish never to be heard from again unless you were a diehard fan who went to their concerts or continued to buy their CD’s.
One of those bands was Boston’s Fuzzy, who came out of nowhere and released a damn good song called ‘Flashlight’, and if it weren’t for the music video being featured on MTV’s 120 Minutes, you probably would have never heard of them. And, to solidify how good this song was RollingStone released its list of the 50 Best Songs of the Nineties, and ‘Flashlight’ from Fuzzy was number 50 on their list. Check out this little piece of ’90s indie rock gold from Fuzzy with ‘Flashlight’!
Lauryn Hill’s debut solo single ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ was released in 1998. The song was a huge hit worldwide, and became her first and only number one song on the Hot 100 charts. It also hit number two on the R&B charts, and was a top five hit in the UK as well.
The song won two Grammy Awards in 1999 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. The music video below was filmed in Manhattan’s Washington Heights in New York City, and it features two Hills singing side by side at a block party. One Hill is set in 1967 dressed in retro-styled attire, and the other Hill is present-day Hill in 1998. It was a really cool idea and made for a very entertaining music video. Enjoy!