The 90s are inescapable. From rumours of an Oasis family reunion to the public’s insatiable appetite for a new Spice Girls tour – it seems like the decade has never left our consciousness.
In light of this wave of 90s nostalgia, Deezer has tracked streaming figures from the past 12 months for the top selling tracks from 1996. They’ve found that the Spice Girls and Oasis are still battling it out at the top of the chart with “Wannabe” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” making up two of the top five spots. Streams from these two singles alone make up a quarter of the total streams from the top 20 list.
Some of the tracks most of us would like to forget are proving difficult to dislodge – one hit wonders like Peter Andre and Mark Morrison have outperformed the likes of Michael Jagger, The Prodigy and Take That.
Sam Lee, Deezer’s UK & Ireland music editor: “Everything always has a way of coming back around, and we’re seeing a huge resurgence with all things 90s at the moment. It’s fascinating to see how certain songs fare with time, especially when the novelty hits that you’d expect to be a flash in a pan end up more popular 20 years later than the likes of Michael Jackson!”
“Say You’ll Be There” (Spice Girl’s greatest track) only just makes the top 20. Shame on you all.
Check out the full playlist here.