90s The Best 90s Music Videos  

Music Videos
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List Rules Music videos that were released between 1990 and 1999.

The 90s were such an awesome time to be alive. Sure there was a booming economy, but the most important thing about that decade was that MTV still played music videos. There were countless classic 90's music videos. This list has the absolute best music videos from the 1990s.

You've got classic rap songs "Gin And Juice" and "California Love." You've got early nineties ballads - thankfully they don't make 'em like that anymore. We're looking at you Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams, and Toni Braxton. We've got some alternative classics like Weezer's "Buddy Holly," and the Beastie Boys' classic "Sabotage." This list has boy bands like Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch, and his brother Donny's band New Kids On The Block. There was a real clear trajectory in the nineties music video. It had been majorly focused on pop tunes and pop ballads, but moved towards a mix of pop with hip hop and alternative rock.

It was a different time back then, where you could flip on the television after school, and watch music videos until dinner. Record labels invested millions to making the coolest videos. For a while after the reprogramming of MTV it was thought that the art of the music video had been lost forever, but YouTube has become a platform for new filmmakers to watch these classics, and come up with ideas for their latest productions.

Vote up your favorite 90's music videos below, and relive those glory days of the art of the music video.
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Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 90s Music Videos
bigolooch added Enter Sandman Metallica

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muzziac added November Rain Guns N' Roses

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muzziac added Come as You Are Nirvana

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muzziac added Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana

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Buddy Holly by Weezer Weezer, Rivers Cuomo

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muzziac added Jeremy Pearl Jam

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Heart Shaped Box

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muzziac added 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins

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muzziac added Closer Nine Inch Nails

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muzziac added Basket Case Green Day

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Benjamin Vozzo added Waterfalls TLC

The Best Britney Spears Music Videos

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California Love (feat. Dr. Dre)

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ElijahKaganer added Man in the Box Alice in Chains

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muzziac added Tonight, Tonight The Smashing Pumpkins

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muzziac added In Bloom Nirvana

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I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meat Loaf

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muzziac added Bullet With Butterfly Wings The Smashing Pumpkins

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No Scrubs by TLC

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muzziac added Loser Beck Hansen

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-1455240958251 added Losing My Religion R.E.M.

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Creep (album version)

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ElijahKaganer added Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

The Best Fictional '90s Songs

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muzziac added Everybody Hurts R.E.M.

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Smack My Bitch Up is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 90s Music Videos
bigolooch added Smack My Bitch Up The Prodigy

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muzziac added Today The Smashing Pumpkins

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Gin and Juice

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muzziac added Don't Cry Guns N' Roses

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muzziac added Even Flow Pearl Jam

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Whatta Man - Salt N Pepa Ft En... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 90s Music Videos
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15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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No Diggity by BlackSTREET Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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muzziac added Paranoid Android Radiohead

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Mary Jane's Last Dance Tom Pet... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 90s Music Videos
-1455240958251 added Mary Jane's Last Dance Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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muzziac added Big Me Foo Fighters

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muzziac added Alive Pearl Jam

The 17 Most Controversial Music Videos Of All Time

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muzziac added Karma Police Radiohead

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Dustin Rambo Moore added The Unforgiven Metallica

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One Week by Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies

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Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor Dune, The London Session Orchestra, Airliner SRS

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ElijahKaganer added Rooster Alice In Chains

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muzziac added Only Happy When It Rains Garbage