Although boy bands played a significant role in 90′s music, and pop divas like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera appeared to be unstoppable at one point, these musical acts in no way singularly define 90′s music. Before, and while Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera fought an imaginary battle to be pop princess, there was a plethora of female artists who wrote and played their way into our lives. Singing about societal issues, drug overdose, heartbreak, and other heavy topics, these women created and/or performed songs that prove to be relateable some 15 years later.
As an adult I find myself reveling in the women of alternative, folk, and 90′s rock who didn’t use flashy costumes and sweet dance moves to sell their music. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Britney Spears, and I’m not ashamed to admit I still listen to the Backstreet Boys on a semi-regular basis. However, as an adult I find myself reveling in the rediscovery of the alternative, rock, and folk options that Sarah McLachan, Alanis Morissette, and Jewel helped to create in the mid-late 90′s.
Browse the gallery and take some time to rediscover the women and the hits that might have been lost to you over the years.