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
261 85
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The Wedding Singer

3
229 89
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That Thing You Do!

4
223 92
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HoserUSC added

5
164 86
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Full House

6
142 77
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7
161 112
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8
136 89
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Billy Madison

9
142 95
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The Simpsons

10
114 92
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111 92
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12
107 94
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Ren and Stimpy

13
81 77
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2GE+HER: The Original Movie

14
68 83
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The Simpsons

15
54 76
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Clerks.

16
50 70
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17
51 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
53 92
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The Fifth Element

21
31 55
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RalphBob added

22
42 78
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23
26 53
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RalphBob added

24
33 66
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Airheads

25
29 66
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26
25 67
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My So-Called Life

27
22 73
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28
12 51
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RalphBob added

29
10 48
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RalphBob added

30
18 72
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The Adventures of Pete and Pete

31
18 73
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Twin Peaks

32
17 72
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The Sopranos

33
18 76
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15 69
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Fear of a Black Hat