You heard high-speed collisions of different beats on the radio and everywhere you went during the Nineties. There were a thousand other electronica schools and nearly as many Wu-Tang solo records, from grunge to gangsta rap to dancehall to disco.
No matter what you were into, the Nineties had it all. It’s impossible to sum up, such a bountiful decade in one list. You could go through two or three hundred tunes alone in the summer of 1994. Five essential songs capture the best of the Nineties music explosion – hits, obscurities, cult classics, dance-floor jams, guitar ragers, and karaoke.