Top 10 Iconic Music Videos of the 90s

Relive the ’90s with a deep dive into its most iconic music videos. From MJ’s unity message to Blink-182’s playful antics, journey back to a golden era of music.

"U Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer | 1990

Ah, the ’90s! When baggy pants weren’t just a fashion statement, they were a movement, thanks to MC Hammer. “U Can’t Touch This” wasn’t just a song; it was an anthem. Remember those flashy gold pants and the way Hammer moved in them? Pure magic.

The video was a burst of vibrant colors, a visual treat that perfectly complemented the infectious beat of the song. And the choreography? It was energetic, fresh, and something everyone tried to mimic at school dances and backyard parties. And who could forget the iconic “Hammer time” phrase? It became a catchphrase of the decade.Beyond the catchy tune and dance moves, the video was a testament to Hammer’s unique style and the era’s playful extravagance. Even today, it’s hard to hear that song and not want to dance or at least do the iconic “Hammer shuffle.”

Black Or White - Michael Jackson | 1991

When Michael Jackson teamed up with John Landis (the mastermind behind “Thriller”), they created more than just a music video with “Black or White.” Addressing racial tensions, the video combined catchy pop-rock melodies with a profound message of unity.

The memorable scene where faces of different ethnicities morph into one another was revolutionary, emphasizing our shared humanity. But the standout moment? The black panther dance sequence. Controversial yet symbolic, it showcased Jackson’s frustration with societal prejudices. “Black or White” wasn’t just about the music; it was Jackson’s call for understanding and unity, solidifying its place as one of the era’s most impactful videos.

"Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" - Dr. Dre | 1992

"Sabotage" - Beastie Boys | 1994

"Waterfalls" - TLC | 1994

"Gin and Juice" - Snoop Dogg | 1994

"Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" - The Backstreet Boys | 1997

"Around The World" - Daft Punk | 1997

"Baby One More Time" - Britney Sears | 1999

"What's My Age Again?" - Blink 182 | 1999

Ever felt like you’re too old to act young, but too young to act old? Blink-182 captured this sentiment perfectly in “What’s My Age Again?”. With lines like “Nobody likes you when you’re 23” and references to prank calls and TV shows, the song is a humorous take on the awkward transition from youth to adulthood. The video amplifies this theme, featuring the band members streaking through LA, causing mischief and evoking laughs. The video, with its comedic streaking scenes, perfectly captures the song’s playful take on growing pains. As Blink-182 races through the streets, they’re not just making us laugh; they’re showing us the fun side of not having everything figured out. Because in the end, age might change, but the spirit of youth? That’s timeless.