The Perfect '90s Song For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign, From The Spice Girls To Sinead O'Connor
I know I'm stating the obvious here, but no decade did pop music better than the '90s. From Britney Spears and N*Sync to Alanis Morissette and Lauryn Hill, the last ten years of the 20th Century went above and beyond with the good stuff. That's not to say that the new millennium hasn't offered its share of bangers, but the '90s knew what was up, and things have never really been the same since. If you came of age during that time, you probably have your favorite songs and albums, but what does your star sign have to say about things? After all, the zodiac totally informs every area of your life ... especially which '90s song is perfect for you, right? (Let's just go with it.)
I'm not sure about you, but I still rock '90s music like it's my job, thanks to a hefty iTunes library full of the decades hottest jams (and yes, I'm sticking with the phrase "decade's hottest jams," so leave me alone) and a nostalgic heart. I'm an Aries, which means I go for passionate, over-the-top dramatic tracks that either seriously tug at the heartstrings or (more likely) make me want to scream and shout and get all my excess energy out. I'll let you know the ultimate Aries jam, but that's not all. Here are the perfect '90s songs for every star sign.
Aries: "You Oughta Know" By Alanis Morissette
Look, I'm not saying that Aries have anger issues; just that we're passionate. We have tough exteriors, and you probably don't want to piss us off or get on our bad sides, because we're ones to hold a grudge. Sure, we know the power of forgiveness, but we don't take kindly to being screwed over, so "You Oughta Know" only seems appropriate.
Taurus: "Losing My Religion" By R.E.M.
Tauruses are much like Aries in their high level of passion, but unlike Aries, they tend to keep it all under wraps. It can be hard to know what Tauruses are thinking, since they keep everything close to their chest, and they could be undergoing serious meltdowns without you ever knowing — hence the song choice.
Gemini: "Wannabe" By The Spice Girls
Geminis are often cases of Jekyll and Hyde, as if each one has two different and unique personalities in the same body. That's why "Wannabe" fits so perfectly: They're whoever they want to be on any given day, which is pretty interesting to experience!
Cancer: "All That She Wants" By Ace Of Base
The most important thing in a Cancer's life is family. There's nothing that can compete with those they love most, and they're very home-oriented people. "All That She Wants" is pretty hilariously apt because of this (or so I like to think).
Leo: "Gangsta's Paradise" By Coolio
Leo is also known as the Lion, and those who fall under this sign go hard in every area of life. That's why "Gangsta's Paradise" fits so well. They live life to the extreme and always give it 100 percent, even if it gets them in trouble from time to time.
Virgo: "This Is How We Do It" By Montell Jordan
Virgos often get a hard time for being so detail-oriented. They're extremely picky and exact, they always know what they want, and they won't accept anything less. "This Is How We Do It" is basically a Virgo's mantra, because they know exactly how things need to be done, and they won't shy away from telling you.
Libra: "Unbreak My Heart" By Toni Braxton
Libras have a bunch of amazing qualities. They're diplomatic, fair, and extremely loyal. But one of their major downfalls is a tendency toward self-pity and a dislike of confrontation. This often leads to them staying in terrible situations or longing for things that would be terrible for them in the long run. Hence "Unbreak My Heart."
Scorpio: "Livin' La Vida Loca" By Ricky Martin
Scorpios are the life of the party and absolutely love living life to the fullest. They love being the center of attention and appreciate the finer things, trying out crazy things that most of us are too timid to. "Livin' La Vida Loca" is definitely the perfect expression for them.
Sagittarius: "My Heart Will Go On" By Celine Dion
When you're dealing with a Sagittarius, you're in for a treat. They're idealistic (sometimes to a fault), and never fail to see the best in a situation. This is a great quality to have, even if it causes them to sometimes be unrealistic. In the end, they know that tomorrow is another day and things can be a whole lot better.
Capricorn: "... Baby One More Time" By Britney Spears
One of a Capricorn's best qualities (though sometimes to their own detriment) is their extreme loyalty. They always go back for more, even to people who've hurt them, which can really mess them up sometimes (hence the Spears song). At the same time, they can be rather distrusting and skeptical of people's intentions, which makes for an interesting combination.
Aquarius: "Tubthumping" By Chumbawumba
Aquarians are incredibly clever, witty, and inventive, and are some of the most creative people you could meet. "Tubthumping" might not be the most amazing song you ever hear, but you have to admit that you've never heard anything else like it, and probably never will. I rest my case.
Pisces: "Nothing Compares 2 U" By Sinead O'Connor
Pisces are incredibly sensitive, romantic people who take everything to heart. It's amazing to meet people who feel everything so deeply, but this can often become overwhelming and cause them to sink into a deep state of anxiety or depression because of it. The love and longing of "Nothing Compares 2 U" is a perfect match.
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