nostalgia The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.  

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List Rules Throwback songs from the 1990s and early 2000s.

If you love the 90s, then you’ll definitely want to know what are the best throwback songs of all time. But what exactly is a throwback song? It refers to a song that is a reminder of the past, typically from the ‘90s or early 2000s. At the same time, throwback songs aren’t limited to just that era forever. It’s a fluid concept that can adapt to the times. So in 15 years, throwback songs could mean today’s hits. For the here at now however, let’s limit this list of the best throwback songs to the ‘90s and early 2000s.

To settle the matter of what are the best throwback songs, music fans such as yourself have voted for their favorite hits from that era. So you’re going to see artists such as Ricky Martin, 4 Non Blondes, Destiny’s Child, and Blink-182. Who won’t you see? Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, and newer artists to name a few.

Throwback songs take you back to the 90s and early 2000s, when pop music was exploding with hip hop, pop, R&B, the best dance tracks, and even some great alternative rock. So vote for what you think are the best throwback songs below and add any that you feel are missing. After all, this is supposed to be as comprehensive a list as possible. Both bands and solo artists are allowed. Now get voting on the best throwback songs ever recorded.

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... Baby One More Time Britney Spears

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1,440 389
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1,216 374
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Wannabe Spice Girls

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1,304 397
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It Wasn't Me Shaggy, Rik Rok

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851 374
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Can't Touch This MC Hammer

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1,157 392
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Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly

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814 334
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Don't Speak No Doubt

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795 321
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Sk8er Boi Avril Lavigne

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837 342
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Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice

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808 342
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Bootylicious Destiny's Child

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965 378
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Genie in a Bottle Christina Aguilera

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710 289
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All Star Smash Mouth

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191 51
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677 286
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Fallin' Alicia Keys

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657 309
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Livin' La Vida Loca Ricky Martin

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682 325
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Wonderwall Oasis

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658 317
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695 323
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714 306
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Kryptonite 3 Doors Down

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681 306
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Quit Playing Games with My Heart The Backstreet Boys

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586 287
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Ironic Alanis Morissette

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505 276
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Closing Time Semisonic

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528 261
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You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette

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503 315
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I'm Blue Eiffel 65

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Dani678 added No Air Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks

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518 269
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You're Still the One Shania Twain

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Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden

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357 228
Enter Sandman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.
andrew-baca added Enter Sandman Metallica

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130 43
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.
WarrenMitchell added Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Backstreet Boys

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abid-farid added Fantasy Mariah Carey

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Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer

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I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys

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506 296
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445 287
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Mo Money Mo Problems Sean Combs, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase

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481 282
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If You Had My Love Jennifer Lopez

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449 294
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Shake Ya Tailfeather Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee

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642 339
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Mambo No 5 Lou Bega

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397 267
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This Kiss Faith Hill

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126 46
Pony is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.
WarrenMitchell added Pony Ginuwine

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WarrenMitchell added It's Gonna Be Me 'N Sync

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428 274
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Waiting for Tonight Jennifer Lopez

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380 274
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Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish

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No Diggity Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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190 131
Macarena is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.
abid-farid added Macarena Los Del Rio

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208 172
Roses is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Throwback Songs from the 90s and 2000s.
Emily Glende added Roses Outkast

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