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29 Songs From The Late '90s That Will Instantly Put You In A Great Mood

These will definitely put a smile on your face!

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1. "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it's the motherfucking Spice Girls singing their catchiest song! Zig-a-zig-ah!!!
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it's the motherfucking Spice Girls singing their catchiest song! Zig-a-zig-ah!!!

2. "MMMBop" by Hanson

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, it was easy to make fun of the song back in the day. But let's be honest, it's pop perfection and it's hard not to listen to it today without it putting a smile on your face.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, it was easy to make fun of the song back in the day. But let's be honest, it's pop perfection and it's hard not to listen to it today without it putting a smile on your face.

3. "Steal My Sunshine" by Len

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because the song sounds like summer encapsulated. And it probably also takes you back to the summer of '99, when life was easier.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because the song sounds like summer encapsulated. And it probably also takes you back to the summer of '99, when life was easier.

4. "Honey" by Mariah Carey

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because of Mariah's great and infectiously delightful vocals.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because of Mariah's great and infectiously delightful vocals.

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5. "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause it's a badass song about female empowerment.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause it's a badass song about female empowerment.

6. "Give It to You" by Jordan Knight

Why this song puts you in a good mood: It's got that perfect late '90s boy band pop sound.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: It's got that perfect late '90s boy band pop sound.

7. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, this was kind of an annoying song at the time, but admit it, it's also catchy as hell! If this song were to pop up on your iTunes, you'd probably start singing the hell out of it.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, this was kind of an annoying song at the time, but admit it, it's also catchy as hell! If this song were to pop up on your iTunes, you'd probably start singing the hell out of it.

8. "I Want You" by Savage Garden

Why this song puts you in a good mood: The song's upbeat tempo and easy-to-remember, catchy chorus — it was "sweet like a chica-cherry-cola."
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: The song's upbeat tempo and easy-to-remember, catchy chorus — it was "sweet like a chica-cherry-cola."

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9. "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Its bouncy beat will make you get out of your chair and dance along.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Its bouncy beat will make you get out of your chair and dance along.

10. "Ray of Light" by Madonna

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Both the lyrics and the beat have a jubilant feeling that makes you feel like celebrating.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Both the lyrics and the beat have a jubilant feeling that makes you feel like celebrating.

11. "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica

Why this song puts you in a good mood: This song is so ICONIC you can't help but sing along to it and really get into it.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: This song is so ICONIC you can't help but sing along to it and really get into it.

12. "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals

Why this song puts you in a good mood: It makes you feel like a rebellious angsty tween all over again.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: It makes you feel like a rebellious angsty tween all over again.

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13. "Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause you can feel the energy of both the crowd and DJ Kool come across in this live recording.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause you can feel the energy of both the crowd and DJ Kool come across in this live recording.

14. "No Diggity" by Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it takes you back to a simpler time — middle school dances when everyone got on the dance floor and grinded to it.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it takes you back to a simpler time — middle school dances when everyone got on the dance floor and grinded to it.

15. "Tearin' Up My Heart" by NSYNC

Why this song puts you in a good mood: It's a classic Max Martin track that will instantly remind you how much you love and miss NSYNC.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: It's a classic Max Martin track that will instantly remind you how much you love and miss NSYNC.

16. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause the song is the musical embodiment of a drunken good time.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause the song is the musical embodiment of a drunken good time.

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17. "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, this song is about being consumed by a crystal meth addiction, but it just sounds so damn peppy.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Sure, this song is about being consumed by a crystal meth addiction, but it just sounds so damn peppy.

18. "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause there is probably no other song in existence that sounds more like it was written Mad Libs–style than this catchy one.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause there is probably no other song in existence that sounds more like it was written Mad Libs–style than this catchy one.

19. "The Impression That I Get" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Why this song puts you in a good mood: The big ska horn sounds and catchy lyrics!
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: The big ska horn sounds and catchy lyrics!

20. "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Basically 'cause you get to scream "I'm not sick but I'm not well!" over and over.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Basically 'cause you get to scream "I'm not sick but I'm not well!" over and over.

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21. "The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because the lyrics are cheeky, juvenile, and downright ridiculous — which appeals to the inner middle schooler in you.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because the lyrics are cheeky, juvenile, and downright ridiculous — which appeals to the inner middle schooler in you.

22. "Believe" by Cher

Why this song puts you in a good mood: The song makes you want to get up and dance. Also, while the "Cher effect" (aka the Auto-Tune) might sound a bit dated, it still manages to make the song sound ethereal.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: The song makes you want to get up and dance. Also, while the "Cher effect" (aka the Auto-Tune) might sound a bit dated, it still manages to make the song sound ethereal.

23. "Too Close" by Next

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause it's one of the few songs that manages to combine R&B with a bit of pop and not sound cheesy.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause it's one of the few songs that manages to combine R&B with a bit of pop and not sound cheesy.

24. "Lovefool" by the Cardigans

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it has one of the most joyous and infectious choruses ever! You're probably singing "Love me, love me, say that you love me" in your head right now.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Because it has one of the most joyous and infectious choruses ever! You're probably singing "Love me, love me, say that you love me" in your head right now.

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25. "Doo-Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill

Why this song puts you in a good mood: Lauryn's debut single as a solo artist was a great blend of '60s soul and '90s R&B.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: Lauryn's debut single as a solo artist was a great blend of '60s soul and '90s R&B.

26. "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears

Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause as soon as you hear the opening lyrics, "Oh, baby, baby / Oh, baby, baby," you're transported back to 1998 and feel like you're listening to the iconic Ms. Spears for the first time all over again.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: 'Cause as soon as you hear the opening lyrics, "Oh, baby, baby / Oh, baby, baby," you're transported back to 1998 and feel like you're listening to the iconic Ms. Spears for the first time all over again.

27. "No Scrubs" by TLC

Why this song puts you in a good mood: There is a reason this is a karaoke staple: It's not only catchy, but also has empowering lyrics. "NooooooooOOOO Scruuubbbs."
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: There is a reason this is a karaoke staple: It's not only catchy, but also has empowering lyrics. "NooooooooOOOO Scruuubbbs."

28. "Together Again" by Janet Jackson

Why this song puts you in a good mood: While the song deals with a heavy topic, AIDS, it also feels like it celebrates life and the bonds you share with people.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: While the song deals with a heavy topic, AIDS, it also feels like it celebrates life and the bonds you share with people.

29. "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys

Why this song puts you in a good mood: It is the ultimate boy band song! It's a slow burn of a song that will not only have you ecstatically singing along, but also re-creating the BSBs' iconic hand movements from the music video.
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Why this song puts you in a good mood: It is the ultimate boy band song! It's a slow burn of a song that will not only have you ecstatically singing along, but also re-creating the BSBs' iconic hand movements from the music video.

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