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#1 Hit on Spotify: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
Okay — this one isn't so surprising. The cult appreciation for all things Kurt Cobain has grown so much so in recent years, that it's hard to think about the '90s without considering the band's impact on popular culture.
#1 On the Billboard Hot 100: "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes
This song comes off a little desperate and whiny almost 20 years later. But clearly people were into it at the time: It was literally the biggest hit of the entire decade.
#2 Hit on Spotify: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
No surprises here: This song is the jam, even in July when you're not even remotely thinking about anything that has to do with Christmas.
#2 On the Billboard Hot 100: "Macarena" by Los del Rio
Also not a surprise: Everybody knew how to do the Macarena for a hot minute. It was the toast of middle school dances across the nation, and perhaps even globally. That said, we're not shocked people aren't listening to this one much these days. You can only do the Macarena for so long.
#3 Hit on Spotify: "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls
Ever wonder if the Goo Goo Dolls maybe wished they would have picked a different name? In any case, they went with something memorable — the tunes continue to pluck at the heartstrings of Spotify listeners seeking weep-inducing rock.