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If This Doesn't Make You Feel Old, We Don't Know What Will

Spoiler alert: we're old.

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1. "MMMBop" by Hanson.

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With this iconic song, everybody fell in love with at least one of these three musical brothers. No one knew what this whole mmmbop thing meant, but it was nonetheless an anthem for many. So much so, that even Dr. House from the series House had it as his ringtone on his cellphone.

2. "Song 2" by Blur.

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Damon Albarn is not a young lad anymore and neither are you if you remember when this song (with its powerful, bold video) blew your mind. In a live performance, the band leader said that they had named the song "Song 2" because they had no other idea for a name, and the filler just stuck.

3. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.

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This song would stay stuck in your head for days on end after you heard it. The video recreated a colorful universe in which two of the Danish band members played Barbie and Ken. The only bad thing about this song is that Mattel sued them for using the name in their song's title. :O

4. "Karma Police" by Radiohead.

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The third album of this fantabulous band gifted us with one of their most emblematic songs. Not only this one, but also "No Surprises" and "Paranoid Android." The title was supposed to be a reference to an inside joke between the band members that the "karma police" would seek justice against them if any of them did anything weird on the tour.

5. "Everlong" by Foo Fighters.

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Just when we thought that "I'll Stick Around" was going to be our favorite song, The Colour and the Shape came out — the second album of this band (which is actually the first one recorded with all the band members, and not just with Dave Grohl) — with this song, which was inspired by a breakup that the Foo Fighters lead experienced.

6. "Around the World" by Daft Punk.

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This awesome video (directed by Michel Gondry) still amazes us just like it did that first time we watched it twenty years ago. There are robots, mummies, athletes, swimmers, and skeletons... and only five different instruments. Mind blown.

7. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys.

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We watched the video like 7567 times and practiced the dance moves every day of our teenage years until we got it just a little bit right. The video, which recreates a scene that seems to be taken from a horror movie, was clearly inspired by Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

8. "Only You" by Portishead.

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The band's first album, Dummy, was the bomb, but the second one, Portishead, also featured equally legendary songs. In this video, we see Beth Gibbons and a child floating in the street; to achieve that effect, they put them in a water tank and then edited in the street background.

10. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve.

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This song was probably the creator of the "super badass walk down the street imagining I'm in a music video" phenomenon. The song is controversial because the Rolling Stones gave a sample to be used on the song, but The Verve used more notes than they were allowed, resulting in lawsuits. The whole thing ended with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (alongside Richard Ashcroft, leader of The Verve) being acknowledged as co-authors.

11. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden.

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How can you know if you REALLY loved your 90s sweetheart? Easy: did you dedicate this song to him/her? Then, yes.

The Australian band made two studio albums and then vanished because they never made another hit like "Truly Madly Deeply."

12. "Stand by Me" by Oasis.

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This song was written by Noel Gallagher, who was inspired when he tried to fix himself up a traditional English meal. The meal didn't turn out so great and he ended up throwing up for days. BUT we did get one of the best songs to sing at the top of your lungs out of it, so...

14. "Fuel" by Metallica.

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In the documentary Some Kind of Monster about the band, James Hetfield (vocalist) confessed that this is one of his favorite songs. The track and the video are a celebration of speed and adrenaline. Some say that it is simply about driving fast, while others believe that it talks about substance addiction, but that's beside the point. ;)

15. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer.

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Another one of those classic songs that all of us who fell in love during the 90s dedicated to someone. The fact that it was played in the series Dawson's Creek made it even more famous (and cheesy).

16. "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba.

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This band began to do punk in the 90s, but then turned towards electronic music and folk. There's only one thing to say about this song: it remains one of the best songs to play at a party, period.

17. "All Is Full of Love" by Björk.

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In the third album by this Icelandic musician we find this sweet song about love being found in all things. "All Is Full of Love" captured our hearts not just because of Björk's voice and the song's hypnotic melody, but also because of the music video, which depicted a love story between two beautiful and perfect robots.

Fun fact: the video was directed by Chris Cunningham, the same director who made the video for "Only You" by Portishead.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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