Nostalgia The Greatest Throwback Songs for Your '90s & 2000s Playlists  

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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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2
1,546 579
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3
1,356 508
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Britney Spears

4
1,397 447
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Spice Girls

5
1,628 454
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6
970 449
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MC Hammer

7
325 99
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Dynasti Noble added 'N Sync

8
1,443 456
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Shaggy, Rik Rok

9
907 368
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Avril Lavigne

10
822 329
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Smash Mouth

11
893 380
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No Doubt

12
881 378
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Destiny's Child

13
938 393
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Vanilla Ice

14
1,257 444
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R. Kelly

15
744 333
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Alicia Keys

16
772 359
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Oasis

17
727 343
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Ricky Martin

18
1,038 416
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Christina Aguilera

19
705 360
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20
807 327
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21
701 376
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Lou Bega

22
550 313
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Semisonic

23
736 366
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24
487 294
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Dani678 added Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks

25
625 320
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Alanis Morissette