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If you thought that the 1980s were a veritable treasure trove of one hit wonders, man oh man, that was nothing compared to what came next! Sure, pop music in the ‘80s was home to a bunch of forgettable bands and artists who are only vaguely remembered now for their one big song, but that decade really opened the floodgates for some seriously short lived fame in the ‘90s.

Unlike the ‘80s (a simpler time!), the slew of one hit wonders in the ‘90s spread much further across genres than just pop, dance and disco. The ‘90s were home to one-song-heroes that rapped, rocked, danced, and even briefly revived popular genres from decades past. And of course some released music that was just plain confusing, yet it somehow became a hit anyway.

So fellow music buffs, how well do you know your ‘90s one hit wonders? Think you have them down pat? If you’re feeling confident, throw on some plaid and a pair of Keds and listen to the audio clues below.



Can’t get enough of the ‘90s? Check out the TIFF Back to the 90s series, which kicks off with Clueless on October 10! We can’t hardly wait.

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