The ’90s was a strange and beautiful decade. AOL screen names were the norm (once you finally got a modem, that is) and, if you wanted to buy music, you had to physically get it at an actual store. Crazy, right? Some of that music you bought, though, may have been some of the weirdest ’90s songs ever, because hey, you didn’t know better back then. The decade gave us infectious pop beats that accompanied songs about thongs and peaches, lyrics about not liking Chinese food, and just being too sexy for your shirt.
The ’90s also provided so many unforgettable pop stars: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, and N Sync, just to name a few. But then there are some of the, ahem, weirder ones. Some artists were one hit wonders, with bizarre hits like OMC’s “How Bizarre” or “Summer Girls” By LFO. A few of the songs didn’t only sound weird, but had equally strange music videos to accompany the single, like Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.” And then there are songs that live in infamy, but I still have no idea what the lyrics mean, like Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” and Hanson’s “MMMBop.”
So let’s go back in time and relive the weird, yet wonderful music of the ’90s, one strange song at a time.
5. “MMMBop” By Hanson
The infamous unintelligible hit by the Hanson brothers, who were so young and long-haired in the ’90s.