Earworm Songs From The '90s We Don't Mind Having Stuck In Our Heads

Voting Rules
Vote up the '90s songs that are more than welcome to get stuck in your head.

The 1990s gifted the world an array of pop songs, R&B classics, and alternative rock masterpieces that define the decade. Some of the most successful 1990s hits are ones that were truly enjoyed at the time but, in hindsight, may not be ones you'd choose to listen to today (we're looking at you, "Macarena" and "MMMBop"). These catchy tunes have a tendency to stick in your head, often by design, whether you want them there or not. 

There are '90s songs you can't get out of your head that, honestly, you enjoy. Some of the top earworm songs are guilty pleasures, but there are also plenty of catchy '90s songs that you'll sing out at the top of your lungs when given the chance. Either way, earworm songs from the '90s aren't always bad things. Vote up the '90s earworm songs you're pretty okay with having stuck in your head. 


  • 1
    298 VOTES
    Zombie
    Video: YouTube

    Released in 1994, "Zombie" was written to memorialize two individuals killed in bomb attacks during The Troubles. 

    298 votes
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Photo: DGC

    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana propelled grunge into mainstream music. Released in 1991, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017.

    267 votes
  • 3
    262 VOTES
    You Oughta Know
    Video: YouTube

    While "Tubthumping" became a rallying cry to overcoming adversity, Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know" served as an anthem of another kind when it came out in 1995. The lyrics (widely believed to be about Uncle Joey, AKA Dave Coulier) attested to aspects of heartache, while the song itself blended rock and pop elements. "You Oughta Know" won two Grammy Awards.

    262 votes
  • 4
    231 VOTES

    "Wonderwall" helped Oasis rise to international success when it was released in 1995. Check out the classic video here

    231 votes
  • 5
    170 VOTES

    As a song that hit number one on Billboard's modern rock, mainstream rock, and adult alternative charts, "One Headlight" came out in 1996. Check out the classic video here

    170 votes
  • Only Happy When It Rains
    Video: YouTube

    "Only Happy When It Rains" came out in 1995, one of several hits off of Garbage's self-titled debut album. Also on on the album was "Stupid Girl," which received two Grammy nominations. 

    192 votes