Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop
Released: September 21st, 1993
Album: Very Necessary
Shoop reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA after it sold over 800,000 copies. Along with What A Man, it propelled Very Necessary to sell over 5 million copies in the U.S.
Interesting Facts: My wife can rap this entire song as if she was in Salt-N-Pepa.
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Released: February 19th, 1996
Album: (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Don't Look Back In Anger was the bands second single to reach #1 on the UK Singles chart (guess which their first one was?) and was certified platinum. It generates some of the loudest crowd sing-alongs you'll ever hear.
Interesting Facts: The title was a reference to David Bowie's song "Look Back In Anger", as Bowie was a major influence on the band.
The Cardigans - Lovefool
Released: September 14th, 1996
Album: First Band On The Moon
Lovefool reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Charts and was featured on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack.
For whatever reason, aside from No Diggity, no song brings me back to the 90's faster than this song.
Interesting Facts: Nina Persson wanted to write a Bossa nova type of song and penned the lyrics to this at the airport while waiting for a plane.