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Ten Memorable Movie Songs from the 90s

It’s the last Friday of June, so it’s time for my monthly celebration of the 90s.  For those of you who joined late, back in April I mentioned that I predicted this whole retro-80s fad years ago and people thought I was more idiotic than normal.   It’s only a matter of time before people go nutso for all things 90s and now I have a blog to document my prediction.  But I’m taking it a step further by trying to kickstart the trend.  Last month, I talked about how the acoustic movement was a game changer  for me.

The sad news from earlier this week about the death of Nora Ephron got me thinking about movies in that glorious decade.  In that decade alone, Ephron scored some  big hits with Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Michael.  I’m going to lump in  When Harry Met Sally in that group, too, as that came out in 1989.

Even without Ephron’s contributions, there were some incredible movies that came out in the 90s.  I’d say that many of those movies are on  a lot of people’s lists for all-time best movies – Titanic, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Schindler’s List, Forrest Gump, and one of my  favorites:

So in celebration of all those great movies, I present to you Ten Memorable Songs from 1990s Movies.   I know I’m missing some big ones here.  That’s where you come in – what are the songs you remember from 90s movies?

It Had To Be You – When Harry Met Sally

Thanks, Nora Ephron…

Mockingbird – Dumb and Dumber

Who hasn’t tormented someone else with this or some other annoying song like Harry and Lloyd did?  Really? I’m the only jerk who does that?

American Girl – The Silence of the Lambs

It puts the lotion on its back…

Hooked on a Feeling – Reservoir Dogs

I couldn’t find a clip of this from the movie.  But even if I did, I’d still post this WONDROUS version by another 90s icon – The Hoff!

How to Survive in South Central – Boyz in the Hood

Do you think I’d actually let pass an opportunity to post Ice Cube?

Crying Game – The Crying Game

This deserves a Guilty Pleasures post all by itself.

Where is My Mind – Fight Club

Great song used in a great ending to a great movie.

Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast

My favorite of the Disney Princess flicks.   Maybe because I always thought Belle was the hottest.  Is that wrong?

I Got You Babe – Groundhog Day

I’m surprised it took him that many times to smash the clock.

Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo – Dazed and Confused

I actually hated this movie, but the soundtrack was  pure awesomeness

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16 comments on “Ten Memorable Movie Songs from the 90s

  1. TheOthers1
    June 29, 2012

    Bonus points for including Beauty and the Beast in that.

  2. Go Jules Go
    June 29, 2012

    I DO love this post. I’m so glad you’re using your blog to document these predictions. (I’m still gloating from pegging last year’s The Glee Project winner, Samuel.) I mean, I think it’s the main reason to even HAVE a blog.

    These are all great picks. Your mention of Boyz in the Hood reminded me of Dangerous Minds. “Gangsta’s Paradise” was the shiz.

    P.S. – Belle is hot.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 29, 2012

      I love Coolio!! One of his other songs was “Rollin’ with my homies” which, I think, was used in Clueless. I think he actually had some cooking show a year or two ago. Gotta do a post on him.

      • Socialkenny
        June 29, 2012

        I never actually knew of “Rolling with my homies” until last year lol.It’s a smooth upbeat song.It’s the kind of song where the wind blows in your hair and you’re cruising down the highway.

  3. Socialkenny
    June 29, 2012

    I’m all about the 90’s music.Not too big on musicals and movie songs,but 90’s music in general is what I live by.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      July 2, 2012

      Damn Kenny!! I don’t know why but your two comments here were in the spam folder. Gotta fix that, because you’re like Elite Status amongst my commenters… You’re right about “Rolling with My Homies”. I feel the same way about “Gin & Juice”, but that’s better for cruising down a city street…

  4. The Hoff can sing too…who knew. That video was hilarious!

  5. a2sicilian
    June 29, 2012

    Good post! Brings back memories. And Norah Ephron was THE BOMB. So sad the world has lost her talent.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 29, 2012

      A lot of her movies didn’t speak to me but I can appreciate quality- you’ve got mail, heartburn, silk wood. Michael sucked ass, but mainly bc I could only take travolta in limited quantities.

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  8. lolabees
    July 29, 2012

    Wait, so you loved Beauty abd The Beast, but hated Dazed and Confused? Hmm… that leaves me feeling a little dazed and confused. 😉

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      July 29, 2012

      I think I caught it at a bad time. I didn’t see D&C until a couple years ago and it just didn’t speak to me at this age. B&B was nominated for Best Picture and I’m a huge fan of musicals. Plus, Belle’s hot…

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