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Playlist: Essential 1990s

Sarah McLachlan, ‘Adia’

This adult contemporary pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of July 26 to August 1, 1998

The Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings’

This rock song became part of the soundtrack of my life for four weeks between November 19 to December 16, 1995

Alanis Morissette, ‘Hand in My Pocket’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of October 8-14, 1995

Seal, ‘Prayer for the Dying’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of July 17 to 23, 1994

Madonna, ‘Bad Girl’

This adult contemporary pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for five weeks between March 28 to May 1, 1993

Madonna, ‘Deeper and Deeper (David’s Radio Edit)’

This dance-pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for ten weeks between January 10 to March 20, 1993

Madonna, ‘Erotica’

This dance-pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for five weeks between October 18 to November 28, 1990

Madonna, ‘This Used to Be My Playground’

This adult contemporary pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of July 26 to August 1, 1992

Madonna, ‘Rescue Me’

This pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of February 3 to 9, 1991

Madonna, ‘Vogue’

This dance-pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for sixteen weeks between April 29 to August 25, 1990