Baumann and Burch, Episode 15: Mentholated Buzz Lightyear Holidays

There’s a title that doesn’t have anything to do with the podcast, which is in fact a Top 100 list of the most ’90s songs in the style of our last post. Listen to hear Matt’s Eddie Vedder impression (prefaced by Tim’s impeccable freestyle), how emo everyone was during America’s most cheerful decade maybe ever, and to discuss the deep and abiding silliness of “Pepper,” “One Week,” and especially “Hook.” The Popper abides.

100 Most ’90s Songs:

  1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
  2. “My Heart Will Go On,” Celine Dion
  3. “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
  4. “Wonderwall,” Oasis
  5. “Good Riddance,” Green Day
  6. “Macarena,” Los Del Rio
  7. “Baby One More Time” Britney Spears
  8. “Flagpole Sitta,” Harvey Danger
  9. “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind
  10. “N.Y. State of Mind,” Nas
  11. “One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
  12. “Killing in the Name of,” Rage Against the Machine
  13. “All the Small Things,” Blink-182
  14. “You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morrisette
  15. “You’re Still the One,” Shania Twain
  16. “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice
  17. “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls
  18. “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
  19. “Under the Bridge,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
  20. “Juicy,” Notorious B.I.G.
  21. “Vision of Love,” Mariah Carey
  22. “My Name Is,” Eminem
  23. “Poison,” Bel Biv DeVoe
  24. “Closing Time,” Semisonic
  25. “Loser,” Beck
  26. “I Want it That Way,” Backstreet Boys
  27. “Hakuna Matata,” Lion King
  28. “Black Hole Sun,” Soundgarden
  29. “Tubthumping,” Chumbawumba
  30. “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy),” The Offspring
  31. “Torn,” Natalie Imbruglia
  32. “Freak on a Leash,” Korn
  33. “With Arms Wide Open,” Creed
  34. “Waltz #2,” Elliott Smith
  35. “MMMBop,” Hanson
  36. “I Don’t Want to Wait,” Paula Cole
  37. “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes
  38. “Changes,” 2Pac
  39. “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” Smashing Pumpkins
  40. “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik
  41. “Wannabe,” Spice Girls
  42. “I Believe I Can Fly,” R. Kelly
  43. “What is Love,” Haddaway
  44. “Bonita Applebum,” A Tribe Called Quest
  45. “Big Pimpin’,” Jay-Z
  46. “What I Got,” Sublime
  47. “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt
  48. “All Star,” Smash Mouth
  49. “Glycerine,” Bush
  50. “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow
  51. “No Scrubs,” TLC
  52. “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin
  53. “Everlong,” Foo Fighters
  54. “Pepper,” Butthole Surfers
  55. “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Aerosmith
  56. “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
  57. “Sex and Candy,” Marcy Playground
  58. “Jeremy,” Pearl Jam
  59. “Fly,” Sugar Ray
  60. “Rosa Parks,” Outkast
  61. “Smooth,” Rob Thomas and Santana
  62. “Kiss Me,” Sixpence None the Richer
  63. “Paranoid Android,” Radiohead
  64. “This Kiss,” Faith Hill
  65. “Peaches,” Presidents of the United States
  66. “Who Will Save Your Soul,” Kermit the Frog
  67. “Virtual Insanity,” Jamiroquai
  68. “Thong Song,” Sisqo
  69. “Whatta Man,” Salt-n-Pepa w/ En Vogue
  70. “Buddy Holly,” Weezer
  71. “3 am,” Matchbox 20
  72. “Tearin’ Up my Heart,” N’Sync
  73. “Hook,” Blues Traveler
  74. “Mr. Jones,” Counting Crows
  75. “Sabotage,” Beastie Boys
  76. “Interstate Love Song,” Stone Temple Pilots
  77. “Steal My Sunshine,” Len
  78. “Hunger Strike,” Temple of the Dog
  79. “(Doo Wop) That Thing,” Lauryn Hill
  80. “Holland, 1945,” Neutral Milk Hotel
  81. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Deep Blue Something
  82. “Linger,” The Cranberries
  83. “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.
  84. “Crash Into Me,” Dave Matthews Band
  85. “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” Missy Elliott
  86. “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden
  87. “Praise You,” Fatboy Slim
  88. “Killing Me Softly,” Fugees
  89. “You Get What You Give,” New Radicals
  90. “The Beautiful People,” Marilyn Manson
  91. “You Make Me Wanna,” Usher
  92. “Shimmer,” Fuel
  93. “What You Own,” Rent
  94. “The Distance,” Cake
  95. “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver,” Primus
  96. “A Whole New World,” Aladdin
  97. “Common People,” Pulp
  98. “Never Said,” Liz Phair
  99. “Protect Ya Neck,” Wu-Tang Clan
  100. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica
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