November 12, 2015


21 Songs That Are 21 Years Old: Mariah, Green Day, Nas & More

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Ah, 1994. President Bill Clinton's second year in office. The year Friends, All That, Ellen, Sister, Sister and The Cosby Mysteries came to our televisions, and the quadruple-header of The Lion King, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump blockbustered our theaters. Schindler's List won the Oscar; Jim Carrey starred in The Mask, Dumb and Dumber AND Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Little lord Justin Bieber began his time upon this earth, as did these 21 amazing, timeless tracks that you're about to groove to, sing to, cry to and potentially feel very old to. Happy 21st birthday, all you songs on this list.

#1"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex

Release date: August 12, 1994
Album: '95's Sex & Violins 
YouTube views: 17.9 million

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