Here’s proof your favorite ’90s songs were pure nonsense

Come again?


Miles Klee


Published May 5, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:09 am CDT

If you ever struggle to remember the words to your favorite alternative rock singles from the 1990s, that’s probably because there weren’t any. Don’t believe me? Check out this supercut of “vocal hooks” from an era of slackerdom that makes even three-toed sloths look industrious.

From Third Eye Blind to Pavement, Alanis Morissette to The Offspring, every songwriter with radio play back then succumbed to “na-na-nas” or “doot-doot-doots” at some point.

You could have made this video four times as long without sacrificing the nostalgia factor, too. Hell, sometimes bands didn’t even bother to write a chorus: 

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*First Published: May 5, 2014, 12:47 pm CDT