For older millennial parents who grew up in the 1990s — and by grew up, we mean old enough to remember the “Parental Advisory” icon and understand the impact of Napster — you will be happy to know that the music of this era is getting a whole new life thanks to the art of cover songs. We stumbled upon this realization recently after hearing Ryan Adams’ version of “Wonderwall” pop up on Spotify. And he's not the only one reviving the sounds of our youth for a whole new generation.
Not surprisingly, there are some very bad covers of ’90s songs (“Losing My Religion” as a jazzy lounge number, for instance). So, we looked for renditions that are less than 10 years old and, mostly, take the original song in a whole different direction. This collection includes a grunge god, several pop stars, a boy band, a country crooner, much alt-rock and, of course, Oasis.
Perhaps the best part of these ’90s covers? You can share these classics with your kids and avoid seeming out of touch.