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11 Signs The '90s Are Alive And Well

Everything wonderful came from the '90s. Satisfy all of your '90s nostalgia cravings with Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, Wednesdays at 8/7c on Pop!

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1. Portable Music Players|No%20People|99907|NumberOfPeople/f=CPIVX/s=DynamicRank

In the '90s, we rocked out with portable cassette and CD players. Now we have a billion songs on our smartphone. The technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, but we're still just as addicted to music on the go as we were 25 years ago.

2. Flannel / Via Buzzfeed Creative

It's cool, it's comfortable, and it goes with pretty much everything. Long live flannel!

3. Horn-rimmed Glasses

Wire frame glasses used to be all the rage. Then, in the mid '90s, the horn-rimmed lead singer of a popular rock band made chunky plastic glasses cool again, and nerds around the world rejoiced.

4. Ripped Jeans / Via Buzzfeed Creative

Jeans are like a fine wine: They get better with age. In fact, if you're lucky enough to have a pair of jeans that you actually wore in the '90s, then congratulations. Your legs know what heaven feels like.

5. Handheld Video Games

In the '90s, portable, pocket video games were extremely popular kids' toys. Back then we were like, "Oh, this is kinda cool." Now we're like, "ALL HAIL MY POCKET COMPUTING OVERLORD."

6. Electronic Dance Music

Electronic Dance Music rose to massive popularity in the mid-1990s, and it's been going strong ever since. It doesn't matter if it's trance, house, or even dubstep, because computers making music will always be cool.

7. Tattoo Choker Necklaces|tyler+miles/f=CPIHVX/s=DynamicRank
Fashionby Me (CC BY http://2.0) / Flickr: fashionbyhe

Remember when everyone thought, "I'll put this stretchy piece of plastic around my neck because it'll look cool!" Well, they were right. It did look cool. Bust out your old tattoo choker necklaces, because they're so making a comeback!

8. Overalls|Images%20similar%20to:%20474541161|474541161/f=CPIHVX/s=DynamicRank

Overalls have been around for centuries. In the '90s, we discovered that we didn't really need that second strap. Now, we're realizing that we never should have turned our back on overalls. Sorry, belts — overalls are coming back in a major way!

9. Rollerblades

Rollerblades were introduced in the '90s as a novel-yet-ridiculous way for children to hurt themselves. Believe it or not, rollerblades are still around, and they're still pretty freakin' cool. And did you know there's still a professional roller hockey league?

10. At-Home Internet

The internet has been around for decades, but it wasn't until the '90s that normal people could suddenly access the internet from the comfort of their own home... eventually... and as long as nobody was using the phone. Honestly, it was a bit of a hassle. Now we have the internet in our pockets all the time. Hooray for progress!

11. Scrunchies / Via Buzzfeed Creative

You guys, scrunchies are so back that it's not even funny how back they are.

Here's another '90s trend that's still going strong: New Kids on the Block! Don't miss Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, Wednesdays at 8/7c on Pop! To find your channel, visit!

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