60 Songs That Explain the '90s

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 Jul 9, 2023

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The 1990s were a turning point in music: with the increasingly connected world enabling an unprecedented coalescence of various styles and genres, the decade featured the rapid evolution of sonic artistry — and subsequently shaped the soundscape of eras that followed. Listen along as The Ringer’s preeminent music critic Rob Harvilla curates and explores 60 iconic songs from the ‘90s that define the decade.

Episode Date
“Give Me One Reason”—Tracy Chapman
Feb 28, 2024
The Songs We Didn’t Do (Everyone Yells At Rob)
Feb 21, 2024
“Hard Knock Life”—JAY-Z
Feb 14, 2024
“Black or White”—Michael Jackson
Feb 07, 2024
“Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls
Jan 31, 2024
“Freedom! ’90”—George Michael
Jan 24, 2024
"Believe"—Cher
Jan 17, 2024
“Are You Gonna Go My Way”—Lenny Kravitz
Jan 10, 2024
“What’s Up”—4 Non Blondes
Dec 14, 2023
“Santeria”—Sublime
Dec 06, 2023
‘60 Songs’ x ‘Bandsplain’ Live at the Teragram
Nov 29, 2023
“I’ll Be Missing You”—Puff Daddy and the Family
Nov 15, 2023
“Glory Box”—Portishead
Nov 08, 2023
“Lovefool”—The Cardigans
Oct 25, 2023
“My Name Is”—Eminem
Oct 18, 2023
“Black Hole Sun”—Soundgarden
Oct 11, 2023
“One”—U2
Aug 16, 2023
“Merchandise”—Fugazi
Aug 09, 2023
“Say My Name”—Destiny’s Child
Aug 02, 2023
“Fade into You”—Mazzy Star
Jul 26, 2023
“Birdhouse in Your Soul”—They Might Be Giants
Jul 19, 2023
“Around the World”—Daft Punk
Jul 12, 2023
“Regulate”—Warren G & Nate Dogg
Jul 05, 2023
“Down by the Water”—PJ Harvey
Jun 28, 2023
"Tubthumping"—Chumbawamba
Jun 21, 2023
“Gett Off”—Prince and the New Power Generation
Jun 14, 2023
“If It Makes You Happy”—Sheryl Crow
Jun 07, 2023
“Loser”—Beck
May 31, 2023
“Shoop”—Salt-N-Pepa
May 24, 2023
“Smells Like Teen Spirit”—Nirvana with Courtney Love
May 17, 2023
'60 Songs' Returns May 17!
May 03, 2023
"A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays'"—De La Soul
Feb 22, 2023
“Torn”—Natalie Imbruglia
Feb 15, 2023
“Macarena”—Los del Rio
Feb 08, 2023
“Basket Case”—Green Day
Feb 01, 2023
“Enjoy the Silence”—Depeche Mode
Jan 25, 2023
“F--k and Run”—Liz Phair
Jan 18, 2023
"Only Wanna Be with You”—Hootie & The Blowfish
Jan 11, 2023
“Tyrone - Live”—Erykah Badu
Jan 04, 2023
Mailbag
Dec 21, 2022
“Ice Ice Baby”—Vanilla Ice
Dec 14, 2022
“Yellow Ledbetter”—Pearl Jam
Dec 07, 2022
“Stay (I Missed You)”—Lisa Loeb
Nov 30, 2022
“Return of the Mack”—Mark Morrison
Nov 16, 2022
“It Was a Good Day”—Ice Cube
Nov 09, 2022
“Goodbye Earl”—The Chicks
Nov 02, 2022
“Walk”—Pantera
Oct 26, 2022
"Zombie”—The Cranberries
Aug 17, 2022
“Firestarter”—The Prodigy
Aug 10, 2022
“Together Again”—Janet Jackson
Aug 03, 2022
“In Circles”—Sunny Day Real Estate
Jul 27, 2022
“Sabotage”—Beastie Boys
Jul 20, 2022
“Closer”—Nine Inch Nails
Jul 13, 2022
“Real Love”—Mary J. Blige
Jun 29, 2022
“Bitter Sweet Symphony”—The Verve
Jun 22, 2022
“Doll Parts”—Hole
Jun 15, 2022
“Shook Ones, Part II”—Mobb Deep
Jun 08, 2022
“Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)“—The Offspring
Jun 01, 2022
“Been Caught Stealing”—Jane’s Addiction
May 25, 2022
“I Can’t Make You Love Me” — Bonnie Raitt
May 18, 2022
“Whoomp! (There It Is)” — Tag Team
May 11, 2022
" ... Baby One More Time"—Britney Spears
May 04, 2022
"Would?“—Alice in Chains
Feb 09, 2022
“It’s Good to Be King”—Tom Petty
Feb 02, 2022
“California Love”—Tupac
Jan 26, 2022
“Killing In The Name”—Rage Against The Machine
Jan 19, 2022
“Ex-Factor”—Lauryn Hill
Jan 12, 2022
“A Long December”—Counting Crows
Dec 22, 2021
“Criminal” - Fiona Apple
Dec 15, 2021
“Smooth” - Santana
Dec 08, 2021
Spice Girls—“Wannabe”
Dec 01, 2021
DMX—“Ruff Ryder’s Anthem”
Nov 24, 2021
Radiohead—“Creep”
Nov 17, 2021
Celine Dion—“My Heart Will Go On”
Nov 03, 2021
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony—“Tha Crossroads”
Oct 27, 2021
Blink-182—“What’s My Age Again?”
Oct 20, 2021
Billy Ray Cyrus—“Achy Breaky Heart”
Oct 13, 2021
Aaliyah—“One in a Million”
Oct 06, 2021
R.E.M.—“Nightswimming”
Sep 29, 2021
Outkast—“Rosa Parks”
Sep 22, 2021
Tori Amos — “Cornflake Girl”
Sep 15, 2021
Oasis—“Wonderwall”
Sep 08, 2021
Boyz II Men—“End of the Road”
Jul 28, 2021
Limp Bizkit—“Nookie”
Jul 21, 2021
Madonna—“Vogue”
Jul 14, 2021
Coolio—“Gangsta’s Paradise”
Jul 07, 2021
Cake—“The Distance”
Jun 30, 2021
Pavement—“Gold Soundz”
Jun 23, 2021
Brandy and Monica—“The Boy Is Mine”
Jun 16, 2021
Third Eye Blind—“Semi-Charmed Life”
Jun 09, 2021
Sinéad O’Connor—“Nothing Compares 2 U”
Jun 02, 2021
Juvenile—“Back That Azz Up”
May 26, 2021
Red Hot Chili Peppers—“Under the Bridge”
May 19, 2021
Whitney Houston—“I Will Always Love You”
May 12, 2021
Weezer—“Say It Ain’t So”
May 05, 2021
Dave Matthews Band—“Crash Into Me”
Apr 28, 2021
Björk—“Hyperballad”
Apr 21, 2021
A Tribe Called Quest—“Scenario”
Apr 14, 2021
Luniz—"I Got 5 on It"
Apr 07, 2021
Selena—“Dreaming of You”
Mar 31, 2021
Pulp—“Common People”
Mar 24, 2021
Tool—“Stinkfist”
Mar 17, 2021
Shania Twain—“Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
Mar 10, 2021
The Notorious B.I.G.—“Juicy”
Mar 03, 2021
Temple of the Dog—“Hunger Strike”
Feb 24, 2021
TLC—“No Scrubs”
Feb 17, 2021
No Doubt—“Just a Girl”
Feb 10, 2021
Dr. Dre—“Nuthin’ But a G-Thang”
Feb 04, 2021
C+C Music Factory—“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
Jan 28, 2021
New Radicals—“You Get What You Give”
Jan 21, 2021
Metallica—“Enter Sandman”
Jan 14, 2021
The Breeders—“Cannonball”
Jan 07, 2021
Master P—“Make 'Em Say Uhh!”
Dec 31, 2020
Backstreet Boys—“I Want It That Way”
Dec 17, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins—“Mayonaise”
Dec 10, 2020
Mariah Carey—“All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Dec 03, 2020
Geto Boys—"Mind Playing Tricks On Me"
Nov 19, 2020
Guns N’ Roses—“November Rain”
Nov 12, 2020
Missy Elliott—“The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”
Nov 05, 2020
Wu-Tang Clan—“C.R.E.A.M.”
Oct 29, 2020
Gin Blossoms—“Hey Jealousy”
Oct 22, 2020
Alanis Morissette—"You Oughta Know"
Oct 15, 2020