Before the wedding
4th December 2018
12 essential bachelorette party songs from the 90s and early 2000s
The most wonderfully cheesy playlist you’ll come across today
Boybands, bubblegum pop and Britney – those were the key words dominating the charts in the formative years of the early 90s and 2000s, back when MTV Italia, Now That’s What I Call Music and Limewire (rip) were how we got most of our music fix, and Spotify was not even a glimmer in our imaginations.
Here’s the essential throwback playlist for your bachelorette party, spanning the late 90s to the early 2000s, stopping at around 2005 (the rest is for Part Two.) YOU’RE WELCOME.
BRITNEY SPEARS – BABY, ONE MORE TIME
This song is the Little Black Dress of 90s playlists – it goes with everything.
(Alternative choice: Oops, I Did It Again)
TLC – NO SCRUBS
ALSO KNOWN AS A BUSTA.
(Alternative choice: Waterfalls)
SPICE GIRLS – WANNABE
Still don’t know what zig-a-zig-ah means, but don’t really care!
(Alternative choice: Stop)
BACKSTREET BOYS – I WANT IT THAT WAY
Tell me whyyyyYyyYy.
(Alternative choice: Everybody)
DESTINY’S CHILD – INDEPENDENT WOMAN
On this occasion, the bride-to-be gets to be Beyonce, and everyone else has to be Michelles and Kellys.
(Alternative choice: Survivor)
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, PINK, LIL' KIM, MÝA – LADY MARMALADE
Never has working at the Moulin Rouge seemed so fun and glamorous.
(Alternative choice: Get the Party Started)
BUSTED – CRASHED THE WEDDING
Ah, Busted – the boyband with Attitude™.
(Alternative choice: Year 3000)
S CLUB 7 – DON’T STOP MOVIN’
Only real 90s kids remember the S Club 7 TV show.
(Alternative choice: Bring It All Back)
JENNIFER LOPEZ – JENNY FROM THE BLOCK
When JLo sings ‘don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got’, that’s your cue to wave your engagement ring really obnoxiously in everyone’s face. It’s in the song! I don’t make the rules!
(Alternative choice: Waiting for Tonight)
AVRIL LAVIGNE – SK8R BOI
Can I make this choice anymore obvious?
(Alternative choice: Complicated)
BEYONCE – CRAZY IN LOVE
Then again, why can’t we ALL be Beyoncés?
(Alternative choice: Baby Boy ft. Sean Paul)
THE BLACK-EYED PEAS – MY HUMPS
Really, nothing says awkward secondary-school disco like this song.
(Alternative choice: Hey Mama)