3LW, B2K, Dream, S Club 7

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Are you ready to get a little nostalgic on this fine Throwback Thursday?!

We at the E! News offices like to play this little game of seeing who can remember the lyrics to old pop songs from the '90s, which got us thinking of some of the bands who made those hits...most of which we've forgotten existed at this point.

For example, do you remember B*Witched and "C'est la Vie"? Or how about Omarion's boy band B2K and their club hit "Bump Bump Bump"? 3LW and "No More"?

We could go on and on, but now that we've got you hooked (just admit it!), let's take a look at some of those long-lost groups and pay tribute to the fact that music definitely peaked in the '90s:

E! Loves: The 90's, Ace of Base

They saw the "The Sign," and we saw a song we would not stop singing for months.

E! Loves: The 90's, SNL Celebrity Jeopardy

Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, putting up with the likes of Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond) and Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald)? It was comedy gold that we still quote to this day. Anal Bum Cover for 500, Alex.

E! Loves: The 90's, My So Called Life

It only lasted one season, but the Claire Danes-led series has stayed with its fans for much, much longer. It was one of the first teen dramas that actually felt real. Full House it was not.

E! Loves: The 90's, CK One

If you were cool, you were wearing CK One. We're pretty sure most of our relationships in the '90s started when we slow danced with a boy and caught a whiff of their CK One.

E! Loves: The 90's, AOL

Was there a sound more magical than the "Welcome!" that followed a successful connection? 

E! Loves: The 90's, Glitter

Glitter pens. Glitter shoes. Glitter body lotion. Glitter hair clips. Glitter makeup. Glitter everything! The '90s literally glittered.

E! Loves: The 90's, Goosebumps

R.L. Stine was the master when it came to scary Young Adult books. Some were more silly than scary, but be honest: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight terrified you for months after reading it.

E! Loves: The 90's, Space Jam

Michael Jordan, Bill Murray and Looney Tunes characters playing basketball together. What more do you want from a movie? Oh, you need a catchy theme song? Done.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Celeb Crushes


Scientist believe that 82 percent of all teenagers had JTT's poster in their rooms and/or lockers.

E! Loves: The 90's, Tamagotchi

Sure, you got many detentions for checking up on your Tamagotchi during class, but someone has to clean up the digital poop!

E! Loves: The 90's, Beanie Babies

Arguably the most important toy of the '90s, Beanie Babies were all the rage with kids and collectors alike. Though they aren't as popular today, some of the rare ones are going for crazy amounts of money on eBay.

E! Loves: The 90's, Dream Phone

It's Friday night, and you're having a sleepover! What do you do for entertainment? If you had any of these three games, you were all set. 

E! Loves: The 90's, Got Milk Ads

Admit it, you tore these out of magazines and collected them.

E! Loves: The 90's, Pogs

Some people just collected the little discs, while others realized there was an actual game with rules and everything. Which one were you?

E! Loves: The 90's, Lisa Frank

Unicorns! Bright colors! Polka dots! Aliens! Lisa Frank made study hall a lot cooler. Especially if...

E! Loves: The 90's, Trapper Keepers

...you had Lisa Frank decor on your handy Trapper Keeper. Was there a sound more satisfying than opening the velcro flap?

E! Loves: The 90's, George Clooney

Calling Dr. Doug Ross to the party-in-the-back ward... 

E! Loves: The 90's, Neon


Short for Saturday Night Nickelodeon, SNICK had all the classics: Clarissa Explains It AllRugratsAre You Afraid of the Dark? and more TV shows that we wish still existed today. 

E! Loves: The 90's, Super Soakers

A birthday party was not complete without a water war fueled by Super Soakers. If you had the one that came with the backpack canisters, you were clearly going to dominate.

E! Loves: The 90's, Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera

Which blonde pop princess got you groovin'? She wanted us to hit her, baby, one more time, while the other one was just a genie in a bottle and we had to rub her the right way. Christina vs. Britney is still one our of favorite pop culture rivalries. 

E! Loves: The 90's, Fashion

Did you rock the grunge look of the flower child look? Baby doll dresses, flannel, chokers, wedges, the makeup...it was all fashion gold at the time, but let's just say we're thankful that most of the trends stayed back in that decade.


Paramount Pictures

We would be "brutally rebuffed" if you told us that you didn't like Clueless. The matching plaid clothes, the knee-high socks, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones...this movie is the '90s. And the best part about Clueless is that is still holds up today. Plus: Paul Rudd!

Saved by the Bell


Saved by the Bell taught us you're only cool if you sit in your chair backwards. For that, we are forever grateful.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith, James Avery


You're singing the theme song right now, aren't you?

Awesome Olympians, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Cyde Drexler, Dream Team

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Also known as the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team. Also known as: "Sorry about any other country that has to go up against these guys." Michael Jordan, Scottie PippenCharles BarkleyPatrick Ewing and Larry Bird? Thanks for the easy gold medal, Barcelona.

Awesome Olympians, Kerri Strug

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A gymnastics "dream team," if you will. The U.S. team at the 1996 Olympics had superstars such as Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu and Dominique Dawes. But when you think of this group, you have to highlight Kerri Strug's vault landing on an injured ankle. Never forget.


Walt Disney Pictures

The '90s were a golden age of animated Disney films: Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, to name a few. And don't forget that Toy Story came out in the '90s, too!

Neve Campbell, Rose McGowan, Scream

Dimension Films

"What's your favorite scary movie?" And with that opening sequence, Scream changed everything we thought we knew about horror films. It was smart, it was self-aware and it killed off its biggest star in the first ten minutes. 


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Thanks to this R&B girl group, we learned we should never go chasing waterfalls. And we also learned that Chili's abs are the eighth wonder of the world.


For those who found Saved by the Bell and Full House way too squeaky clean for their taste, MTV gave us Daria. She was sarcastic, smart and unapologetic about being anti-pop culture. Our love for her was instantaneous. 

Seinfeld Cast


It was a show about nothing, but people could not stop watching it. To us, Seinfeld was the epitome of the '90s sitcom.


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Did you guys know that MTV stands for "Music Television?" Yes, the network now famous for Jersey Shore and Teen Mom used to have programs dedicated solely to playing music videos (TRL, for example) including those by those guys above, Nirvana. Sadly, the days of waiting anxiously for Britney's new video to premiere on MTV are long gone.

Friends, Cast Shot


If there was any other show that represented TV in the '90s besides Seinfeld, it was Friends. The NBC comedy had a simple premise, but it came with a dynamite cast and a winning formula that networks have been trying to emulate ever since. 

The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson

Disney Enterprises

That's "Before Meltdown." Lindsay Lohan became a breakout star with the beloved 1998 Disney remake The Parent Trap. And it seemed like she was on a direct course to a great acting career, what with Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. But then...well, you know the rest.

Full House Cast


SNICK gave us Clarrisa, but ABC's TGIF block gave us the Tanner family and Full House. This was a time when people stayed home on Friday nights just to watch Boy Meets World, Step By Step and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Thankfully, we are getting a Boy Meets World reboot very soon.

High School to College, Dawson's Creek

The WB

We don't want to wait for our lives to be over, and it certainly seemed like the end once Dawson's Creek went off the air. Pacey and Joey for life!

Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, NSync

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Were you an 'N Sync girl or a Backstreet Boys girl? Maybe you went off the beaten path and worshiped 98 Degrees! Regardless of your music choices, the '90s were all about men who sang and danced together while wearing coordinating outfits.


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A*Teens: This Swedish pop group from Stockholm was formed in 1998 as an ABBA tribute band and consisted of members: Marie Serneholt, Dhani Lennevald, Sara Lumholdt and Amit Paul. They gave us awesome remakes of songs like "Mamma Mia" and "Dancing Queen," but we'll never forget "Upside Down" 

3LW: The girl group was created in the early 2000s and consisted of original members Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton. Jessica Benson then replaced Naughton after she left the group in 2002. They had hits like "Playas Gon Play" and "I Do," but nothing holds a candle to "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)."

Dream Street: If you don't remember this 1999 all-American boy band, that's because they were pretty short-lived. However, the group did mark Jesse McCartney's first go at music alongside co-members, Greg Raposo, Matt Ballinger, Frankie Galasso and Chris Trousdale. They were basically five versions of Justin Bieber before Justin Bieber was even a name in our minds. You'll likely remember them by listening to their song "It Happens Every Time." 

B*Witched: The Irish girl group consisted of twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch as well as Lindsay Armaou and Sinéad O'Carroll and saw success from 1997 through 2002. They brought us "C'est la Vie," and that's all that really matters.

S Club 7: The pop group from London was by created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and rose to fame due to their television show Miami 7. The group consisted of members Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, and Jon Le. You'll probably remember them by songs like "S Club Party," "Never Had a Dream Come True," and our personal favorite, "Bring It All Back." 

B2K: Omarion got his start in the music world with the R&B boy band, which also included Lil' Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B. "Bump, Bump, Bump" was their greatest success, and even though it reminds us of middle school dances, we still kinda love it, TBH.

Dream: This group might not be as far removed from your memory as the others, considering they reconvened in 2015. But in case you forgot, they were a pop girl group who rose to fame in 1998, consisting of members Melissa Schuman, Diana Ortiz, Ashley PooleHolly Blake-Arnstein, Kasey Sheridan and Alex Chester. Singing "He Loves U Not" while picking daisies on our walk to school is something we've probably all experienced.

LFO: We will never forget the song "Summer Girls"—do you still like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch?—but you probably didn't remember the band behind the hit. That would be the Lyte Funkie Ones aka LFO—a pop band consisting of lead singer Rich Cronin as well as  Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti.

BB Mak: If you just said "OMG" out loud, you're not alone. We were pretty proud of ourselves for pulling this group out of the depths of our memory. And somehow this British pop/rock group consisting of Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally managed to sell three million albums between 1999 and 2003. Unfortunately, we only really remember "Back Here."

LMNT: This was another group we got a little too excited about...mostly because "Juliet" still brings so much happiness into our souls. The group was popular in 2000 and was composed of members Matthew Morrison (!!!), Ikaika Kahoano, Bryan Chan, Jonas Persch and Mike Miller.

5ive: The British boy band from London rose to fame in 1997 with members Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson. You might remember their song "When the Lights Go Out" blasting at your middle school dance.

Westlife: The Irish boy band was created in 1997 with members Shane Filan, Brian McFadden, Markus Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan. You'd likely recall their remake of Secret Garden's "You Raise Me Up" or from their hit song "My Love."

Wild Orchid: Did you know Fergie was in a band before the Black Eyed Peas? Yes, indeed she was, and that band's name was originally NRG before it became Wild Orchid. The group—which also consisted of Renee Sandstrom, Stefanie Ridel and Micki Duran (from 1991-1994)—performed from 1991 to 2003 with songs like "Supernatural" and "Talk to Me."

Do you have any long-lost bands we've forgotten? Sound off in the comments below!

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