20 songs 90 kids will never forget

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The 90s was filled with bright colors, bandannas, dungarees clipped up only on one side, tinted sunglasses, tamagotchis, chunky cassette players, side ponytails, Pokemon, TYs, boy bands and girl bands and thousands of songs that we danced to at school discos! It also saw the rise of movements such as grunge, the rave scene and hip hop.

Here are 20 songs that 90 kids will never forget! (including links to learn how to play!)

1) Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

This is actually a cover of the original song written by American alternative band “Ednaswap” although Natalie Imbruglias version is a lot more upbeat and was the reason for the fame of the song.

Find the chords here

and the guitar, bass and drum tabs here

2) Wonderwall – Oasis

If you don’t know this song did you grow up in a cave??! A must learn song on the guitar!

Find the chords here

and piano sheet music and bass and guitar tabs here


3) …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Probably one of the most famous music videos from the 90s too!

Find the guitar tabs and piano sheet music here


4) I will always love you – Whitney Houston

My favorite song to attempt to belt out in the shower!

Find the chords here

5) Killing Me Softly – Fugees

Another cover of a song originally released in 1971.

Find the chords here.


6) Wannabe – Spice Girls

Who else pretended to be members of the Spice Girls with their friends?!

Find the chords here


7) Everybody – Backstreet boys

Well we couldn’t not have a song by the Backstreet boys! Remember Nick Carters curtains?!!!

Find the chords here


8) My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

There was definitely enough room on that painting..

Find the chords here

and the piano sheet music here


9) I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred

This also became famous again in the 00s thanks to the Chewits advert!

Find the bass and guitar tabs here


10) Waterfalls – TLC

“Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls. Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.” 

Find the chords here

11) Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

Besides becoming one of the biggest alternative rock staples of the 1990s, “Iris” also remains one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popular music, crossing over from modern rock radio to pop radio, reaching number one on all of these formats. It was also the most played song of 1998!

Find the chords here


12) Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Gwen Stefani wrote the song with her brother Eric Stefani about her bandmate and ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal shortly after he ended their seven-year relationship.

Find piano sheet music and guitar tabs here


13) Man I feel like a woman! – Shania Twain

This was one of my persona favorites to dance to at the school disco!

Find the guitar tabs here


14) Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana

If you don’t know how to play this on guitar you need to learn it now!

Find the guitar and bass tabs here


15) Ironic – Alanis Morisette

This song reminds me of  girly sleepovers when you would practice dance routines and learn lyrics to songs (you had to keep rewinding the tape to write the lyrics down then as the internet was around !) and everyone would always sing/shout the chorus!

Find the chords here


16) Never Ever – All Saints

One of the best heartbreak songs ever.

Find the chords here


17) Two princes – Spin Doctors

A great feel good song! Watch our cover here

Find the chords here


18) My name is – Eminem

A latecomer in the 90s being released in 1999, the year that everyone replied “my name is, my name is, my name is chka-chka Slim Shady” when you asked them their name.

Find the guitar and bass tabs here


19) Mambo No.5 – Lou Bega

Anothe school disco classic! and the song where if you had a friend who’s name featured in the song you would all point at them whilst busting out your moves on the dance floor!

Find the bass tabs and trumpet sheet music here


20) What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

Despite the title, the song does not contain the phrase “what’s up?” but “what’s goin’ on?”. The title was chosen to avoid confusion with the 1971 R&B song and album “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye.

Find the chords here

and find the guitar and bass tabs here

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