1. Club MTV: Party To Go
Why you probably owned it: The CD was packed with fairly recent hits and, of course, it was backed by MTV.
Choice track: Bell Biv DeVoe’s classic early ’90s jam, “Poison.”
Club MTV: Party To Go commercial:
2. Absolute ’80s
Why you probably owned it: Your parents got a subscription to Entertainment Weekly.
Choice track: Hard to pick just one ’80s gem — it’s a toss up between Shannon’s “Let The Music Play” and Nu Shooz’s “I Can’t Wait.”
Absolute ’80s commercial:
3. Pure Disco
Why you probably owned it: Because you really had no choice, in the ’90s there wasn’t a wedding, school dance, bar/bat mitzvah, or quinceañera that didn’t play disco.
Choice track: “The Grease Megamix.”
Pure Disco commercial:
4. Ultimate Dance Party 1997
Why you probably owned it: Because it was jam packed with all your favorite dance tracks…from 1995.
Choice track: Everything But the Girl’s infectious hit single, “Missing,” which also happened to be the most current song on the album.
Ultimate Dance Party 1997 commercial:
5. Best of the Party Zone
Why you probably owned it: You most likely had your parents buy it to play at your slumber party.
Choice track: Probably C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” since it was the only song on the entire album actually from the ’90s.
Best of the Party Zone commercial:
6. MTV Buzz Bin Volume 2
Why you probably owned it: You thought you were cool, edgy, and ahead of the curve, but really, you were just looking for radio-friendly hits.
Choice track: The Chemical Brothers’ “Setting Sun,” which happens to be a trippy ode to the Beatles classic track, “Tomorrow Never Knows.”
MTV Buzz Bin Volume 2 commercial:
7. Millennium ’80s New Party
Why you probably owned it: Perfectly nostalgic, it was arguably the best ’80s compilation CD of the ’90s.
Choice track: Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen” is a always a crowd pleaser.
Millennium ’80s New Party commercial:
8. Time Life: Body and Soul
Why you probably owned it: It was your parents’ CD and it, somehow, found it’s way into your CD collection.
Also, it’s best not to think what they were doing to that album
Choice track: Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” because, I mean come on, it was about SEX.
Time Life: Body and Soul commercial:
9. Living in the ’90s
Why you probably owned it: You probably thought it was a cool album, until you realized “living in the ’90s” meant living in 1992.
Also, who in their right mind calls Vanilla Ice a “legendary artist”?!
Choice track: House of Pain’s “Jump Around.”
Living in the ’90s commercial:
10. Now That’s What I Call Music! 2
Why you probably owned it: Because it had EVERY hit single of 1999 on it! And you had the commercial memorized by heart.
Choice track: Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” of course.
Now That’s What I Call Music! 2 commercial:
11. Pure Moods
Why you probably owned it: You probably stole this album from your mom’s CD collection.
Choice track: Enigma’s “Return to Innocence,” but you might have secretly really loved the cheesy “The X-Files Theme (DADO Paranormal Activity Mix).”
Pure Moods commercial:
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