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90s Music Canon
38 minutes Posted Aug 18, 2020 at 8:31 am.
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    Matt Daniels, editor of the publication The Pudding, wanted to find out what songs from his youth would last into the future. So he designed a study that would test if Gen-Z had a grip on 90s culture. Hundreds of thousands of participants provided over 3 million data points. Daniels parsed through the data for insights. Sadly, the majority of his most beloved songs have not survived even one generation. Though most had been forgotten, he found that just a few songs had staying power across generations — what he defined as the emerging 90s music canon. Find out what songs make it and which have fallen to the wayside. 
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    The Pudding’s study on Defining the 90s Canon
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    SONGS DISCUSSED
    Spice Girls - Wannabe 
    Mariah Carey - Fantasy!
    Lou Bega - Mambo #5
    Los Del Rio - Macarena
    Boys II Men - Motown Philly
    Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
    Savage Garden - I Want You
    The Barenaked Ladies - One Week
    Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
    Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love
    Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
    Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
    Smash Mouth - All Star
    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
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