Ah . . . 90s music. This is the decade that saw music go digital. Gone are the days of cassette tapes. 90s music was in new formats and available to share online like never before.
The 1990s were one of the most diverse, fractured and explosive musical decades since the 60s. While things stated off strong for hair metal, bands like Bon Jovi and Metallica soon found themselves losing their audience to a different brand of loud, aggressive, but introspectively emotional music that would be labeled ‘alternative.’ Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins were the new rock royalty, shattering radio formats and giving teens a fresh outlet for their angst. The Grunge movement and the Seattle scene dominated both music and fashion at the dawn of the 90s.
The decade wouldn’t just be filled with the sound of screaming guitars. Rave and electronic beats would nudge their way into the mainstream. 90s pop music would see a radical transformation of its own, moving from the scandal of lip-syncers Milli Vanilli to an explosion of teen idols named Britney, Christina and Justin. The Spice Girls would join forces with the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync to force feed sugary-sweet sounds to the masses. By the end of the decade, however, rap music and hip hop culture would achieve an almost total dominance over the record industry, lead by artists like Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Puff Daddy. This fusion of 1990s pop sensibilities and street cred transformed the face of music forever.
Watch 90s music videos here, see lists of top songs of the 90s, relive the one hit wonder songs from the 1990s, plus read in-depth stories on 90s rock and the history of 90s grunge music. 90s 411 is the place to learn about and explore 90s music. So if the Groove is in your heart, enjoy the 90s here – they’re Unbelievable.
90s Music by Genre
- 90s Alternative – History of Grunge Music | Grunge Fashion
- 90s Rock – History of 90s Rock | When Guitars Made Us Feel: 90s Rock Gets Sensitive
- 90s R&B
- 90s Country Music & Line Dancing
- 1990s Swing Movement
- 90s Music Festivals – Lilith Fair | Lollapalooza
90s Music Lists & Resources
- 90s Music Videos – this is place to see all the great music videos from the 90s!
- Billboard Number One Hits 1990-1999
- One Hit Wonders from the 1990s
- Iconic 90s Music Videos
- Love Songs of the 90s
- 90s Christmas Songs That Are All Tha
- ’90s Time Machine
90s Music Features
- 90s Covers of Great 80s Songs
- Brian Setzer: From Sexy + 17 to the 90s Swing Movement – And Cool All the Way
- The Brief Life and Everlasting Death of Tupac Shakur
- Britney Spears – She Drove the 90s ‘Crazy’
- The 90s’ll Make Ya Jump Jump
- Justin Timberlake
- 10 Ways Nirvana Changed Our Generation
- Whooping It Up in the 90s
- Attack of the 50-Foot Singer/Songwriter: Female Musicians of the 90s
90s Artist Interviews
- Interview with Right Said Fred’s Fred Fairbrass
- Interview with Smash Mouth
- Interview with Deadeye Dick’s Caleb Guillotte
90s Music Reviews