I was listening to the radio on the way home from a car ride the other day and found a station that was playing some 90s music. It’s 92.9 in NH, if you’re wondering. They don’t always play 90s music but if you switch to it, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll hear something from that decade.

I’m a 90s kid. I was born in 83, so I suppose I’m a child of the late 80s and 90s. But I really don’t remember actively liking things until the 90s. It’s funny though because in the mid-90s I wasn’t even a fan of the music that I’m writing about here.

I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures. I feel everyone should be able to like what they like without too much judgement. Unless you like KoRn or ICP, then I’ll probably think you’re a tool.

In no specific order, my top 5 “guilty pleasure” songs of the 90s:

5. Crazy Town – Butterfly

The lead singer’s name is Shifty Shellshock. How awesome is that? Granted he has a massive drug problem but he’s got Dr. Drew in his corner these days so I’m assuming he’s pretty good. But god, I think this was one of the few 90s songs I liked when it came out. It’s a fun song, the guitar work is all brooding and trying to be serious. And then a white guy raps over it. I’m pretty sure that Katy Perry used the stage they filmed the music video on for “Roar!”

The turntable scratching serves no real purpose. I still, to this day, can’t really tell you why I love this song, but god if it isn’t fun and it makes me want to get up and dance, something I never did in high school.