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Bill Nye Parodied These 15 Classic '90s Songs

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

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

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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"

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An alt single about numbers and probability that flew under the radar until some rock stations picked it up:


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"

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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"

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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"

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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"

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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"

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That dance-pop classic about the Earth's composition:


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

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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"

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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


10. A parody of Crystal Waters' "100% Pure Love" called "Pure Proof" by "Dare L. Pseudo"

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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"

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Foot-tappin', country-inspired rock song about growing populations:


There are different populations

Competeing to survive


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"

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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

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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"

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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"

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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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