I Love the '90s (U.S. TV series)

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I Love the '90s
Genre Documentary
Presented by MC Hammer
Liz Phair
Michael Bolton
Jay and Silent Bob
Jerry Springer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Release
Original network VH1
Original release July 12 – July 16, 2004

I Love the '90s is a television mini-series produced by VH1 in which various music and TV personalities talk about the 1990s culture and all it had to offer. The show premiered July 12, 2004 with the episode "I Love 1990" and aired two episodes daily until July 16, 2004, when it ended with "I Love 1999". On January 17, 2005, a sequel (named I Love the '90s: Part Deux) was aired in the same fashion.

Recurring segments[edit]

  • MC Hammer presents the best dance songs for each year.
  • Liz Phair presents the "Dirty Alternative Rockers" for each year.
  • Michael Bolton presents the top female entertainment personalities he calls "Hotties" for each year.
  • Wendy the Snapple Lady answers viewer mail.
  • Jay & Silent Bob rename each year's favorite TV show.
  • Jerry Springer gives his "Final Thoughts" on that year at the end of each show; this is a parody of the segment of the same name on The Jerry Springer Show.
  • During the credits of every episode, a clip from a popular music video was played without any type of commentary. These were usually replaced with a show promo by VH1.

Topics covered by year[edit]

1990[edit]

Dance Songs of 1990: "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic, "Everybody, Everybody" by Black Box, and "Vogue" by Madonna

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1990: Black Francis (of the Pixies), Jane's Addiction, Mike Patton (of Faith No More)

Hotties of 1990: Christina Applegate, Robin Givens, Nicole Kidman

1991[edit]

Dance Songs of 1991: "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters, "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega and DNA, and "Unbelievable" by EMF

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1991: Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (of Nirvana), Kim Thayil (of Soundgarden)

Hotties of 1991: Pam Anderson, Naomi Campbell, Chynna Phillips

1992[edit]

Dance songs of 1992: "Move This" by Technotronic, "Humpin' Around" by Bobby Brown, and "Finally" by CeCe Peniston

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1992: Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), Lenny Kravitz, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hotties of 1992: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra

1993[edit]

Dance songs of 1993: "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team, "What Is Love" by Haddaway, and "Rhythm is a Dancer" by Snap!

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1993: Henry Rollins, Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads), J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.)

Hotties of 1993: Teri Hatcher, Meg Ryan, Demi Moore

1994[edit]

Dance songs of 1994: "100% Pure Love" by Crystal Waters, "Tootsee Roll" by 69 Boyz, and "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1994: Beck, Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden), Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails)

Hotties of 1994: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cameron Diaz, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

1995[edit]

Dance Songs of 1995: "Everlasting Love" by Gloria Estefan, "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Nicki French, and "This is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1995: Gavin Rossdale (of Bush), Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots), Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day)

Hotties of 1995: Shirley Manson, Holly Robinson, Gabrielle Reece

1996[edit]

Dance Songs of 1996: "Missing" (Todd Terry Remix) by Everything but the Girl, "No Diggity" by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre, and "Be My Lover" by La Bouche

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1996: Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine), John Rzeznik (of the Goo Goo Dolls), Billy Corgan (of The Smashing Pumpkins)

Hotties of 1996: Brooke Shields, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani

1997[edit]

Dance songs of 1997: "Hippychick" by Soho, "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona, and "Beautiful Life" by Ace of Base

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1997: Thom Yorke (of Radiohead), Damon Albarn (of Blur), Fatboy Slim

Hotties of 1997: Nicollette Sheridan, Toni Braxton, Ashley Judd

1998[edit]

Dance Songs of 1998: "If You Could Read My Mind" by Stars on 54, "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" (Dance Mix) by Deborah Cox, and "Ray of Light" by Madonna

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1998: Everlast, Fred Durst (of Limp Bizkit), Jonathan Davis (of Korn)

Hotties of 1998: Carmen Electra, Faith Hill, Lauryn Hill

1999[edit]

Dance songs of 1999: "Waiting for Tonight" by Jennifer Lopez, "Believe" by Cher, and "Music Sounds Better with You" by Stardust

Dirty Alt-Rockers of 1999: Mark Hoppus (of Blink-182), Brandon Boyd (of Incubus), Kid Rock

Hotties of 1999: Anna Kournikova, Shania Twain, Shannon Elizabeth

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