25 Quintessential '90s Songs That Will Give You Major Nostalgia

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As if we needed any reminder from the bevy of modern-day Supers wearing teeny sunglasses, fanny packs, and tiny backpacks, the '90s are back and in full swing. And when the decade in pop culture had such an impressive rallying cry of "Girl Power" it's hard not to celebrate the fact that it's making the rounds again.

Here, we're spotlighting some of the quintessential hits of the '90s via the fabulous girl groups who helped put the power of sisterhood dead and center in their music—Destiny's Child, TLC, and the Spice Girls included—and the solo female acts who forged a path in their field: from bubblegum pop greats to powerhouse experimental and R&B acts like Björk and Lauryn Hill. Shine on, ladies.

1. "Say My Name" - Destiny's Child

2. "...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears

3. "Candy" - Mandy Moore

4. "Lovefool" - The Cardigans

5. "The Boy Is Mine" - Brandy and Monica

6. "Kiss Me" - Sixpence None The Richer

7. "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia

8. "Genie in a Bottle" - Christina Aguilera

9. "If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez

10. "Crush" - Jennifer Paige

11. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" - Shania Twain

12. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - The Fugees

13. "No Scrubs" - TLC

14. "Barbie Girl" - Aqua

15. "Dreams" - The Cranberries

16. "Just A Girl" - No Doubt

17. "Never Ever" - All Saints

18. "Tom's Diner" - Suzanne Vega

19. "Spice Up Your Life" - Spice Girls

20. "Together Again" - Janet Jackson

21. "It's Oh So Quiet" - Bjork

22. "Fantasy" - Mariah Carey

23. "Criminal" - Fiona Apple

24. "Un-Break My Heart" - Toni Braxton

25. "Adia" - Sarah McLachlan

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