Nostalgia The Best Fictional '90s Songs  

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List Rules Songs must have originated from a fictional work, performed by fictional characters - no songs from musicals, theme songs, or parodies.

This list of fictional songs from the 1990s compiles your favorite songs from '90s TV shows and '90s movies. Fictional songs like “Just You” from Twin Peaks and “Beserker” from Clerks. are so memorable and engrained in fans' recollections of these films and television series that they're undisputed classics. Your nineties nostalgia will peak as you peruse these rankings of 1990s fake songs from fake bands in great shows and films.

Remember “Baby on Board” by The Be Sharps from The Simpsons? Or how about faux-band The Lone Rangers’s smash hit “Degenerated” from the 1994 movie Airheads? Speaking of fictional bands in films, the movie That Thing You Do! became such a hit as a result of the make-believe Wonders’s catchy tune.


You can thank Phoebe from Friends for delivering such hits as “Smelly Cat,” which Kudrow even performed decades later with Taylor Swift. Millennials like T-Swift will recall these '90s childhood classics like Doug and Ren and Stimpy with fondness and glee. Nickelodeon’s Doug is a great example of a '90s show with an epic fictional song in “Killer Tofu.” Speaking of nineties sitcoms, Jesse and the Rippers were one of the most popular fictional bands from the 1990s, as their Full House hit “Forever” made for a poignant wedding episode.

Which of these songs from '90s shows and movies do you think are the best? Vote them up below and add any other awesome 1990s songs "written" by fictional bands and musicians that you love, if they aren't already on the list.

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Friends

2
268 85
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The Wedding Singer

3
232 90
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That Thing You Do!

4
229 94
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HoserUSC added

5
166 87
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Full House

6
144 78
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7
149 96
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The Simpsons

8
164 113
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9
139 89
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Billy Madison

10
116 94
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11
114 92
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12
111 94
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Ren and Stimpy

13
82 77
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2GE+HER: The Original Movie

14
73 83
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The Simpsons

15
56 76
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Clerks.

16
51 70
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17
52 72
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The Muppets Christmas Carol

18
53 82
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Empire Records

19
40 67
Glow Little Glow Worm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional '90s Songs
RalphBob added

20
32 55
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RalphBob added

21
53 92
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The Fifth Element

22
44 78
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23
27 53
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RalphBob added

24
33 66
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Airheads

25
29 66
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