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Tumblr of the Week: I Love the '90s

See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia?

We figured we'd keep our nostalgic '90s kick going by bringing you some more of the best music you thought you had forgotten but will always remember. Let's take a trip down memory lane, courtesy of >I Love the '90s.

As much as it pains us to say this, there was more to the '90s than just Sugar Ray and Everclear. There was Ace of Base, Lou Bega, Fastball, Smash Mouth, and the Spin Doctors. And let's not forget about Hit Clips.

More on what's awesome about this week's Tumblr of the Week after the jump...

I Love the '90s has successfully transported us back to a time when Mariah Carey wasn't a diva yet, when we secretly jumped around to "Say You'll Be There" by The Spice Girls, and when some of us mistakenly referred to Savage Garden's "I Want You" as "The Chicka Cherry Cola Song."

The blog helps us relive the days when Destiny's Child still had four members and when "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom" by The Vengaboys took over the radio. I Love the 90s has gotten us to look back on "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind and wonder how the song got so much airplay with such dark lyrics about sexual acts and a meth addiction.

Thanks to I Love the '90s, we can look back happily on one hit wonders like Semisonic and a bunch of other artists that were featured on the Now That's What I Call Music CDs. (You know you collected them for a while.) We've also been reminded that 10 percent of the pop songs you listened to had a European dude with a deep voice doing the background vocals. Man, the 90s were oddly fantastic.

And in case you can't recall how much you probably hated Aqua's hit "Barbie Girl," let's take a few minutes to relieve all those times you sprinted to the stereo to push a button to change the song.

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Lenni Rosenblum