Anyone with even the slightest shred of intelligence knows that the 90s was an indescribably awesome time for music, but what most people don’t realize is that 90s movies contributed heavily to this era of audio bliss. I’ve compiled a list of the best soundtracks of the apathetic decade that provided a solid selection of grunge, indie, rap and power ballad songs. Whether you have specific memories attached to the films themselves or you’re just looking to hear a long-forgotten tune, you owe it to yourself to check out these quintessentials 90s movie soundtracks.
Humans are visual beings. In order to have a successful 90s movie, you had to have a bodaciously babetastic leading lady. Alicia Silverstone fit the role perfectly. Already being largely touted as one of the hottest gals in entertainment for her roles in several multi-platinumAerosmith singles in the early 90s, she was on an unprecedented roller coaster ride to the top.
Both sarcastic and heartfelt, Clueless is the tale of the beautiful and brightly-colored world of Beverly Hills high school life at the top end of the popularity and socio-economic ladder.
Silverstone’s performance as the dimwitted, vapid, but well-meaning Cher really stands as her breakout role in the film world. There was never really another film that she could fit into as well as she did in this 90s cult classic.
The 90s were a time of rebellion and cultural chaos, as anti-fashion dogmas and a casual, relaxed, “anything goes” kind of fashion emerged. T-shirts, jeans, and maybe a plaid shirt were the usual attire, and people were comfortable with that. There were, however, trends that seemed to take the world by storm. After all, everyone wants to look good. That’s why we’re taking a look at the Top 10 90s Fashion Trends to find out which styles stuck around and which were too silly to survive.
10. Denim Jackets
Not to be outdone by its kindred companion, the denim jeans, the denim jacket sits high among the ranks of lovable 90s fashion. Every girl remembers the first bad boy they saw sporting this fashionable item while leaning against a ’92 Mustang. Take it from Luke Perry: you weren’t cool unless you owned one of these.
Some people claim that 90s fashion was horrible and will never be repeated, but I say those people are complete idiots. I have a deep and lustful affinity for all 90s fashion. From plaid shirts, plaid skirts, and Nirvana t-shirts to faded Levi’s and neon colors, 90s fashion will NEVER go out of style.
The 80s were just ending and the world needed a transitional period in order to evolve past the antiquated notions of jheri curls, teased-out hair-dos and cocaine. Something flashy and fun and extreme seemed like the next logical step.