Let's kick things off with one of the '90s most quintessential rock acts, Hootie & The Blowfish. Their bluesy rock hits like "Hold My Hand," "Only Wanna Be With You" and "I Go Blind" helped the band earn multiple platinum-certified albums, including 1994's 'Cracked Rear View,' which sold more than 16 million copies.
That's Blind Melon, who scored one major hit with 1992's super-catchy "No Rain," considered a '90s alt-rock staple. The track continues to be heard in commercials and TV shows today (and who can forget that bumblebee?!), though they haven't lit up the charts since.
Faith No More had three sizable hits in the early '90s: "Epic" (a Top 10 smash), "Falling to Pieces" and "Easy." The San Francisco band snagged one Top 10 album, the gold-certified 'Angel Dust,' before going on hiatus in 1998. The band reunited in 2009, but have yet to put out a new album.
That'd be Collective Soul, who earned a whopping seven Mainstream Rock No. 1s throughout the '90s, led by their breakout hit "Shine." The Georgia-based band has continued to release music, with a new album due this year, but never charted better than they did in the '90s.
This was Silverchair, an Australian rock band that broke out stateside with their debut single "Tomorrow," a No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The guys couldn't follow up with a hit bigger than their debut, but 1997's "Abuse Me" came pretty close at No. 4. In 2011, Silverchair announced an indefinite hiatus.
That would be Hollywood's glam rock band Warrant, who are probably best known for their 1990 hit "Cherry Pie." (Scream it now: "She's my cherry pie!"). The group scored five Top 40 hits throughout the decade and still perform today.
Despite toting a hard rock sound, Extreme broke out in 1991 with their acoustic guitar ballad "More Than Words," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The guys followed up with another acoustic-leaning single, the folky "Hole Hearted" (No. 4 on the Hot 100). But the band's edgier leanings, heard in subsequent releases, didn't catch listeners like their mellow material.
Skid Row is a glam metal/heavy metal outfit who sold more than 7 million albums in the U.S. in their heyday. Early hits like "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" helped them notch a No. 1 LP on the Billboard 200 with 1991's 'Slave to the Grind.'
A splinter group that branched off of R&B/pop group New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe was made up of three members that slayed the rhythmic charts in the '90s. You probably know them best for their debut single "Poison" ("That girl is poiiiisonnnn"), an R&B No. 1. The guys also snagged three more chart-toppers since their 1990 debut.
Ah, the "Macarena" dudes. Los del Rio scored a worldwide hit with this addictive Spanglish tune and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for an incredible 14 weeks in 1995. Yes, this is your cue to see if you remember the dance.
That would be Aqua, who you probably know best for their novelty hit "Barbie Girl" that would go on to break the Top 10 in America. Pre- and post-"Barbie Girl," the Denmark-based outfit are a sensation in their native country: they have seven No. 1s, their most recent coming in 2009, and they chart decently across the rest of Europe.
"'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this liiiiiife." The Verve, a British alt-rock act, had a big hit in America with "Bittersweet Symphony," but couldn't produce a follow-up smash and broke up soon after their commercial peak. The quartet reunited and released a new album in 2008, but the majority of their success remains mostly across the pond.
You still hear Tonic's biggest hit to date "If You Could Only See" on rock radio today, and the track helped the band sell more than a million copies of 1996's 'Lemon Parade.' The SoCal rockers couldn't snag another major hit and went on hiatus in 2004. They've been active since 2008 and still tour today.