11 CDs From The ’90s You Only Bought Because Of The Commercials

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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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