The 10 Best Songs We Miss From the '90s

4. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Missy Elliott
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott had already written some massive songs for other artists -- Aaliyah and SWV, for starters -- but then she blew us away with this little number. So Basically Missy was already a badass, but a quiet one who wrote and produced songs with Timbaland for other artists, and then one day threw together a unique lyrical style and some crazy rubber suits. The results were supa dupa fly -- man, this chick knew how to work it.

3. "Nothing Compares 2U," Sinead O'Connor
Everything about this song became massive, from O'Connor's shaved head to that spastic, obsessed manner she rocks in the song and video. But as huge as her Pope rants and semi-creepy obsession songs were, the whole thing kind of fizzled out. We don't hear this song all that often anymore, but we definitely have days when it would be just the whiny, angry antidote we're looking for.

2. "Return of the Mack," Mark Morrison
Released by English star Mark Morrison in the mid-'90s, this song could rival any current R&B hit. Yeah, we said it. We're still waiting for that return of the mack, though -- come on, Morrison.

1. "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover," Sophie B. Hawkins
Poor Sophie B nearly missed the '90s MTV train -- they deemed the video for this song way too erotic for television, and banned it from play on the network -- but "Damn" still found its way into cassette players everywhere. Sophie B did her thing with no shame, pushin' envelopes and blushin' cheeks on her way to the top, and for that we salute her.


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FattyFatBastard topcommenter

Considering that Sinead O'Conner's song came out in the first week of January, 1990, and was a remake of a 1985 song written by Prince, I'm gonna have to say it's still an "80's" song.


@FattyFatBastard Ah. You know, I KNEW you'd weigh in on that one. :) But I think it straddles the line; Sinead's song remained relevant well into the '90s, despite it being released so early in the decade. So I think it counts. But your argument does have some validity as well.

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