1. ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ by The Backstreet Boys
I feel like it’s only fitting to start with this little ditty, as it was also the Boys’ first real single and they spent a great deal of time proclaiming they were “back.” From what? Back again from where? And while I have to admit bias because I am and always will be Team *N Sync, you kind of have to question the quality of a song in which Nick (because of course I can tell their voices apart, STILL, after all these years) asks his fellow boys if he’s sexual and they all agree without so much as missing a beat.
Props to the killer Halloween-inspired music video, though.
2. ‘Men In Black’ by Will Smith
Because when historians look back at the 90s, we are all going to have to explain why we made this song a hit — and…
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