30 Songs From 1994 You Totally Forgot About

Clockwise, above from left. Photo: Courtesy of Columbia; Arista; Geffen; Sire/London Rhino.
If this year has taught us anything, it's that life was way better two decades ago. The unofficial pastime of 2014 has been reminiscing about 1994 — a funny little year that didn’t seem all that great at the time but now looks to have been a golden age for TV, film, and, most of all, music. There was Lisa Loeb’s "Stay," TLC's "Waterfalls," and more Ace of Base than you could shake a stick at. The nostalgia tsunami has washed many of '94's bigger hits back into the public consciousness, but there are plenty of lesser-known tunes deserving of rediscovery. What follows are 30 of our favorites. Listen now, before 1995 nostalgia hits, and a whole new set of songs become fashionable again.