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The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids

Updated January 23, 2019 6.3k votes 643 voters 11.0k views25 items

List Rules'90s kids only: vote up the 'albums you were most disappointed by.

One-hit wonders on albums can be a blessing and a curse for an artist. On one hand, having a hit is a great and life-changing thing. On the other hand, if the album fails, oftentimes the artist immediately fades into obscurity. For fans, it can be disappointing when you love a song, but the album it's on doesn't deliver as a whole. The '90s and 2000s were full of such albums.

'90s one-hit wonders are a real nostalgic phenomenon nowadays, and it seems like there were too many of them to count - from boy bands to hip-hop artists to rock groups. Do you remember the feeling you got when you put on Deep Blue Something's 11th Song and realized that "Breakfast At Tiffany's" was pretty much a catchy anomaly on an album of duds? And let's be honest, everyone was a little disappointed when they listened to that Lou Bega album in full after car jamming to "Mambo No. 5."

Get ready to relive some truly bland moments in music history and vote on the most disappointing albums of the '90s and 2000s. 

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  • 'Who Let the Dogs Out' - Baha Men1

    ArtistBaha Men

    TracksIt's All in the Mind, What's Up, Come On

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Dance music, Pop rap, Reggae, Soca music

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  • 'A Little Bit of Mambo' - Lou Bega2

    ArtistLou Bega

    ProducerSyndicate Musicproduction

    TracksMambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...), Tricky, Tricky

    Length (mins)00:43:26

    LabelLautstark

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Hip hop music, Jazz, Latin pop, Mambo

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  • 'Tubthumper' - Chumbawamba3

    ArtistChumbawamba

    TracksSmalltown, One by One, Creepy Crawling

    LabelEMI

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Pop music, Hard rock, Post-punk, Industrial rock

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  • 'Down for Life' - D4L4

    ArtistD4L

    TracksGeat Real Low, Shittin' Me, Do It Like Me

    Length (mins)00:56:23

    Genres (Music)Snap music

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  • 'Tal Bachman' - Tal Bachman5

    ArtistTal Bachman

    TracksDarker Side of Blue, Romanticide, Looks Like Rain

    Length (mins)00:46:35

    LabelColumbia

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  • 'Daniel Powter' - Daniel Powter6
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  • 'Bad to the Bone' - Inner Circle7

    ArtistInner Circle

    TracksDown by the River, Shock Out Jamaican Style, Looking for a Better Way

    Length (mins)01:14:32

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  • 'To the Extreme' - Vanilla Ice8

    ArtistVanilla Ice

    TracksDancin', Hooked, I Love You

    Length (mins)00:57:55

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Hip hop music, Pop rap, Funk, Beatboxing

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  • 'Sooner or Later' - BBMak9

    ArtistBBMak

    TracksUnpredictable, I'm Not in Love, Ghost of You and Me

    Length (mins)00:44:17

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Pop rock

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  • 'The Madding Crowd' - Nine Days10

    ArtistNine Days

    TracksCrazy, Revolve, Absolutely (Story of a Girl)

    Length (mins)00:53:52

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Indie rock, Power pop

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  • 'Connected' - Stereo MC's11

    ArtistStereo MC's

    TracksConnected, Sketch, Everything

    Length (mins)00:53:35

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop rap, Electronic music

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  • '11th Song' - Deep Blue Something12

    ArtistDeep Blue Something

    TracksNo More, One for Reality, She'll Go to Pieces

    Length (mins)00:55:02

    LabelDoberman Records

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Post-grunge

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  • 'You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush' - Len13

    ArtistLEN

    TracksCrazy ’cause I Believe (Early Morning Sunshine), Cryptik Souls Crew, Cold Chillin’

    Length (mins)00:44:14

    LabelWork

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Indie rock, Indie pop, Hip hop music, Pop rock

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  • 'Mack Daddy' - Sir Mix-a-Lot14

    ArtistSir Mix-a-Lot

    TracksOne Time’s Got No Case, Mack Daddy, The Jack Back

    Length (mins)01:00:10

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

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  • 'Blurring the Edges' - Meredith Brooks15

    ArtistMeredith Brooks

    ProducerDavid Ricketts, Geza X

    TracksWatched You Fall, Shatter, Wash My Hands

    Length (mins)00:51:12

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Rock music

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  • 'Camino Palmero' - The Calling16

    ArtistThe Calling

    TracksUnstoppable, Wherever You Will Go, Just That Good

    Length (mins)00:46:06

    LabelRCA Records

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Rock music, Pop rock, Glam metal

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  • 'Left of the Middle' - Natalie Imbruglia17

    ArtistNatalie Imbruglia

    ProducerNigel Godrich, Phil Thornalley, Matt Bronleewe

    TracksSmoke, Left of the Middle, Impressed

    Length (mins)00:18:19

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Dream pop, Post-grunge

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  • 'God Shuffled His Feet' - Crash Test Dummies18

    ArtistCrash Test Dummies

    ProducerJerry Harrison

    TracksIn the Days of the Caveman, I Think I’ll Disappear Now, How Does a Duck Know?

    Length (mins)00:44:52

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock

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  • 'Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?' - Harvey Danger19

    ArtistHarvey Danger

    ProducerJohn Goodmanson

    TracksWoolly Muffler, Carlotta Valdez, Old Hat

    Length (mins)00:46:33

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Rock music, Indie rock, Pop punk

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  • 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie' - Alanis Morissette20

    ArtistAlanis Morissette

    ProducerGlen Ballard

    TracksThat I Would Be Good, I Was Hoping, Joining You

    Length (mins)01:14:59

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Alternative rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Pop rock

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  • 'Marcy Playground' - Marcy Playground21

    ArtistMarcy Playground

    TracksThe Vampires of New York, Gone Crazy, One More Suicide

    Length (mins)00:34:41

    LabelEMI

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Pop rock, Post-grunge, Grunge

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  • 'Relish' - Joan Osborne22

    ArtistJoan Osborne

    TracksLumina, One of Us, Man in the Long Black Coat

    Length (mins)01:01:19

    LabelBlue Gorilla

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!' - 4 Non Blondes23

    Artist4 Non Blondes

    ProducerDavid Tickle

    TracksSuperfly, Dear Mr. President, Calling All the People

    Length (mins)00:41:08

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock

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  • 'Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too' - New Radicals24

    ArtistNew Radicals

    ProducerGregg Alexander

    TracksMother We Just Can't Get Enough, Jehovah Made This Whole Joint for You, Crying Like a Church on Monday

    Length (mins)00:54:20

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

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  • 'Follow the Leader' - Korn25

    ArtistKorn

    TracksReclaim My Place, [silence], All in the Family

    LabelEpic Records

    Genres (Music)Alternative metal, Nu metal, Rapcore, Funk metal, Rap metal

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