Spotify's top '90s songs


We can't stop listening to these throwback jams.

Polygraph crunched the numbers on the most timeless '90s songs we keep listening to by looking at Spotify data.

Sorry, Spice Girls fans. "Wannabe" is not on the list.

Not even Backstreet Boys or Pearl Jam or TLC.

Using data from 2014, the most recent year available, the site looked at all of the top hits we're still rocking out to that charted from 1990 to 1999, ranking them based on their Spotify plays.

It's important to remember that Spotify users are largely young people, which means some of the listeners may not have even been born until the mid-'90s.

So they're not necessarily re-listening with fond nostalgic memories.

How does the list break down? You may be surprised which tracks made it (and which got left off.)

Here are the '90s songs people on Spotify still love:

10. Whitney Houston — "I Will Always Love You"

9. Radiohead — "Creep"

8. Metallica — "Enter Sandman"

7. Dr. Dre — "Still Dre"

6. Nirvana — "Come as You Are"

5. Blackstreet — "No Diggity"

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers — "Under the Bridge"

3. Oasis — "Wonderwall"

2. Goo Goo Dolls — "Iris"

1. Nirvana — "Smells like Teen Spirit"

That's right, y'all.

The Goo Goo Dolls song from the City of Angels soundtrack made it, while Boyz II Men is nowhere to be found.

Excuse us while we cry quietly to "End of the Road."

The lesson here? Some of our flashback faves might not have the staying power we thought they would.

Perhaps Ace of Base had a time and a place that's now over.

That or we finally need to upgrade from our middle school mix tapes to Spotify.

(H/T Tech Insider)

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