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
257 85
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The Wedding Singer

3
228 89
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That Thing You Do!

4
222 92
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5
161 86
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Full House

6
142 76
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7
160 111
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8
141 95
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The Simpsons

9
134 89
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Billy Madison

10
113 92
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110 92
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12
106 94
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Ren and Stimpy

13
80 77
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2GE+HER: The Original Movie

14
68 82
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The Simpsons

15
54 75
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Clerks.

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50 71
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The Muppets Christmas Carol

17
49 70
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18
52 82
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Empire Records

19
53 91
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The Fifth Element

20
39 67
Glow Little Glow Worm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional '90s Songs
RalphBob added

21
31 54
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RalphBob added

22
42 77
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26 52
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RalphBob added

24
32 66
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Airheads

25
28 66
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24 67
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My So-Called Life

27
22 72
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28
12 50
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RalphBob added

29
10 47
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RalphBob added

30
18 72
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Twin Peaks

31
17 71
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The Sopranos

32
17 72
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The Adventures of Pete and Pete

33
18 75
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15 68
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Fear of a Black Hat