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22nd Apr 2016

These are the ten most popular 90s songs on Spotify

Conor Heneghan

Number one finished wayyyy ahead of the rest of the pack.

The 1990s may have been the decade that spawned musical acts such as Whigfield and The Vengaboys, but looking back now, it wasn’t a bad decade for music at all.

That claim is backed up when you look at the most popular songs of the decade on Spotify, which were cobbled together by Matt Daniels, data scientist and editor of Polygrap, after he pored through data from the hugely popular music streaming site.

The songs on Daniels’ radar were limited to those that charted on the Billboard Top 100 list, but that’s still a pretty vast collection and, regardless of your own personal taste, it’s hard to dispute the popularity of all the songs that made the top ten.

We certainly can’t argue with number one, although how Hanson’s MMMBop didn’t get in there we’ll never know.

The most popular ‘90s songs on Spotify

10. Whitney Houston – ‘I Will Always Love You’ (Play count: 27.48 million)

Clip via whitneyhoustonVEVO

9. Radiohead – ‘Creep’ (28.93 million)

Clip via Radiohead

8. Metallica – ‘Enter Sandman’ (29.16 million)

Clip via MetallicaTV

7. Dr. Dre – ‘Still Dre’ (30.3 million)

Clip via DrDreVEVO

6. Nirvana – ‘Come As You Are’ (30.36 million)

Clip via NirvanaVEVO

5. Blackstreet – ‘No Diggity’ (30.91 million)

Clip via BlackstreetVEVO

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Under the Bridge’ (33.62 million)

Clip via Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’ (34.35 million)

Clip via Oasis

2. Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Iris’ (35.66 million)

Clip via Goo Goo Dolls

1. Nirvana – ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ (50.65 million)

Clip via NirvanaVEVO