Bill Nye Parodied These 15 Classic ’90s Songs

Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Ace of Base, TLC, Beck…the list goes on.

1. A parody of Deee-Lite’s “Groove is in the Heart” called “Wind is in Your Hair” by “Win-Dee”

Everyone loved that funky dance pop hit about the power of wind:
Wind is in the a-a-a-air
Wind is in your ha-a-a-air
Wind is over the-e-e-ere
Wind is everywhe-e-e-ere

2. A parody of Beck’s “Loser” called “Fifty 50” by “Steven Odd”

An alt single about numbers and probability that flew under the radar until some rock stations picked it up:
(spoken)
I’m flippin’ a coin and I’m keepin’ a tally
Heads is ahead but then tails starts to rally
I keep on goin’, I’m gettin’ 50 percent
You have to admit, this is money well spent
Some events are so rare that you just can’t expect ‘em
A long shot probably won’t be selected
But once in a while, a long shot is
Or else you’d have to say that the chances are zip

3. A parody of Fiona Apple’s “Shadowboxer” called “Got Me Looking” by the singer “Halley Comet”

Remember this moody alt-rock ballad about comets?
Comets and meteors
Got me lookin’
Got me lookin’
Up into the sky now

4. A parody of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi Charmed Life” called “Atoms in My Life” by “Third Eye Nye”

A catchy alternative song about atoms making up the world played at every school dance:
Atoms all combine
They make up molecules
Matter is all around
Atoms, atoms

5. A parody of La Bouche’s “Be My Lover” called “One Zero 001” by “La Binary”

A Eurobeat jam about computers, popular in the clubs:
Know computers
Aughta know computers

Computers are just tools that convert information
You oughta know by now cause they’re all across the nation

6. A parody of TLC’s “Waterfalls” called “Lavaflows” by “Volcanque”

An R&B jam grooving on the basics on volcanos:
Don’t go chasin’ lavaflows
Until it cools to the temperatures
You’re used to
You know that volcanos grow from rock melted inside the earth
And they can get pretty hot

7. A parody of Madonna’s “Vogue” called “Crust” by “Magmadonna”

That dance-pop classic about the Earth’s composition:
(spoken)
Plate tectonics are the key
Changing things on land and sea
Volcanoes, earthquakes and such
Bring up all kinds of stuff
Without crust, we’d all die
Keeps all the magma down inside
It’s really cool, now don’t you see
Here comes the word, now sing with me

8. A parody of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” called “Always Dry” by “Desertte

Everyone was head-banging to this angsty track about deserts:
From Antarctica to the Sahara
Just ask a snake or the cacti
If they could talk they should tell ya
Water’s in short supply
Deserts are always dry

9. A parody of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” called “Smells Like Air Pressure” by the band “Nyevana”

A power grunge song about air pressure:
Pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure
Pressure, pressure, pressure
And it’s pressure
And it’s moving
All around us
And it’s grooving
Now these changes
In our pressure
Create lifts that
We can measure
Yeah!

10. A parody of Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure Love” called “Pure Proof” by “Dare L. Pseudo”

This house hit confused listeners who assumed it was about an awesome kind of rum, but was in fact about the pursuit of truth:
When people make claims they may not be true
Scientists make tests that they can do
100% pure proof

11. A parody of Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” called “All We Need To Do” by “Shirell Crow”

Foot-tappin’, country-inspired rock song about growing populations:
Populations
There are different populations
Competeing to survive
Populations
And watching populations
We learn about life

12. A parody of Ace of Base’s “Don’t Turn Around” called “Just Wash Your Hands” by the band “Dose of Soap”

This Danish dance pop song about germs and the importance of cleanliness made it to stateside bathrooms everywhere:
Just wash your hands
You’re gonna stop germs incubating
Just wash your hands
Don’t finger your eyes
Use a tissue
It’s viruses and bacteria you’re spreading
I’m not into germs
Just wash your hands

13. Parody of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Whatta Man” called “Whatta Brain” by En Lobe

Everyone was down with this R&B classic about the brain and how it works:
Whatta brain, whatta brain
Whatta mighty good brain
Mighty mighty good brain

14. A parody of Bjork’s “Human Behaviour” called “Cross Pollination” by “Rhoda Dendron”

This eclectic track about plant reproduction wasn’t for everyone:
We drink in sun ‘til we’ve had our fill
Use green stuff called chlorophyll
Water and CO2 react
Oxygen and food are had

15. A parody of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” called “N-R-G” by “The ERG’s”

This rowdy rapcore song talked about energy:
Standing in the sun
There’s a burning sensation
Cracking energy
That we call radiation
Plug in this mike
Get electricity
Changes its form
But it’s still energy!

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