Listen To The Music: The Nineties

In the aftermath of the go-go Eighties, the following decade often felt like a bad hangover as alternative music and rap went mainstream and generation X searched for meaning in a “Whatever” era. Here, then, are some of the songs that helped define that time.

Nirvana-Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

Reportedly inspired by the Pixies, of whom Kurt Cobain was a fan, this was the song that launched his career into the stratosphere and made grunge mainstream.

Snoop Dogg-Gin and Juice (1993)

Produced by Dr. Dre, this song became a g-funk anthem and helped make Snoop king of the laid-back rap scene.

Smashing Pumpkins-1979 (1995)

Billy Corgin’s ode to coming of age in the suburbs was a departure from their previous music and also one of the band’s biggest hits.

Just a Girl-No Doubt (1996)

Gwen Stefani’s song about female stereotypes helped represent a new generation of feminist songwriters.


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