In fifth place: The 1990s. (25 points)

NEON The"Naughty Spice" performing at the American Superstars" on 7-16-97

Despite an early lead, and two tunes (from The Beloved & Duran Duran) which won the daily vote, the 1990s finally slumped to last position on the very last day of the contest. In fact, the 1990s provided no less than half of our losing tunes – with Rolf Harris, Snap!, East 17, Whitney Houston and 2 Unlimited all limping into fifth place.

This was indeed the decade which brought us such horrors as Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf, Please Don’t Go – KWS, Mama – Spice Girls, I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Spaceman – Babylon Zoo. It was the decade that brought you such luminaries as Roxette, Shed 7, Guru Josh, Beverly Craven, Whigfield, Ocean Colour Scene and Bad Boys Inc. However, the decade was also not without its share of future pop classics. Let’s remember them now, as we salute the decade of grunge, superclubs and Britpop. Nineteen Nineties – these were your Best Bits. Thank you and goodbye.

1990: Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
1991: Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
1992: Man On The Moon – R.E.M
1993: Go West – Pet Shop Boys
1994: Parklife – Blur
1995: Common People – Pulp
1996: Born Slippy – Underworld
1997: Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
1998: Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
1999: Praise You – Fatboy Slim

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