Is That What You Call The 90s?

Erstwhile Funkmaster Phil pointed his jaunty finger at play.com a while back, gesturing me towards the latest emission from the Now That’s What I Call… A Cash Cow franchise:

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I’m not really sure what I’m trying to achieve, but I had the urge to list out the tracklisting while greying out the ones I reckon aren’t any good.  Here it is – argue about it in the comments if you like.

Disc 1

  1. Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
  2. Adamski – Killer
  3. Aqua – Barbie Girl
  4. Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
  5. Backstreet Boys – I Believe I Can Fly
  6. Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
  7. Blur – Country House
  8. Boyz II Men – End Of The Road
  9. Boyzone – No Matter What
  10. Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time
  11. Bryan Adams – Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
  12. Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You
  13. Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)
  14. Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
  15. Coolio Feat. LV – Gangsters Paradise
  16. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  17. East 17 – Stay Another Day
  18. Elton John – Candle In The Wind ’97
  19. Elton John – Sacrifice
  20. Enigma – Sadness (Part 1)

Disc 2

  1. Erasure – Lay All Your Love On Me
  2. Eternal Feat. Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One
  3. Five – Keep On Movin’
  4. Gabrielle – Dreams
  5. George Michael – Fastlove
  6. Hanson – Mmmmbop
  7. Jason Donovan – Any Dream Will Do
  8. KLF – 3AM Eternal
  9. Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
  10. Livin’ Joy – Dreamer
  11. Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven
  12. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
  13. Michael Jackson – Black Or White
  14. No Doubt – Don’t Speak
  15. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger (…shame this doesn’t go any greyer. -Ed.)
  16. Pato Banton Feat. Robin & Ali Campbell – Baby Come Back
  17. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Feat. 112 – I’ll Be Missing You
  18. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  19. R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
  20. Robbie Williams – She’s The One

Disc 3

  1. Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
  2. S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
  3. Shaggy – Boombastic
  4. Shakespears Sister – Stay
  5. Simply Red – Fairground
  6. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
  7. Snap – Rythm Is A Dancer
  8. Spice Girls – Wannabe
  9. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
  10. Take That – Back For Good
  11. Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
  12. The Beautiful South – A Little Time
  13. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  14. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
  15. The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
  16. U2 – Discotheque
  17. UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You
  18. Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff – Dizzy
  19. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
  20. White Town – Your Woman
  21. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  22. Will Smith – Men In Black

So it’s official: The 90s were 47% crap.