The ‘90s was an awesome decade filled with some of the best Robin Williams movies, sketchy Tv Shows and of course, prime music- from Britney spears teen pop, to Biggie Smalls legendary rap. Although it is close to 20 years in the past, one of the best things about 90’s music is that it only takes ONE hit to come on- and everyone is jamming out on the dance floor just like old times! Oh the power of nostalgia. That explains why ‘90s music is so in-demand these days! Whether it’s your high school reunion, your wedding program, a road trip, or just something to jam out to in the shower, you can never go wrong with a 90’s hit! Although, it may have been a good two decades since that glorious era, the master pieces produced still live on to this day! Whether you’re a DJ in Melbourne or just hosting your own get-together with friends and/or family, you will be an expert of creating the perfect 90’s playlist that will take you back to the days of beepers and GSM phones. Only after reading this article, of course! On a side note though, this article isn’t necessarily about identifying the most popular ‘90s hits. It’s a starter pack for you or your DJ to compile the perfect playlist for your birthday celebration, a corporate event, or any type of party in 2018. Our goal is to keep your guests on their feet in with these ‘90s dance hits. As an added nugget for those who want to know the origins of these musical trends in the ‘90s, we also put together some insights and tidbits about the history of the music that came out during this period. Whether you’re a DJ here in Melbourne, or someone who’s just playing music off Spotify, you’ll be an expert of 90’s music in no time!
Do you need a custom playlist made for your party? Being one of the leading Melbourne’s DJ’s, he is here Our DJ Dean is here to help..
If you’re looking for the best list of 1990’s songs, you’ve found it! This list of ‘90s favourites will surely have your party guests on the dancefloor as they reminisce about the good old days at school or at the club! Wherever in the world you are, this playlist is sure to be a hit. You may be asking yourself, “How sure are you that this will take off?” Well, we have been in the Melbourne DJ Hire scene for years now. This playlist isn’t just a bunch of ‘90s songs that we like. They’ve been regularly selected and requested at parties week in and week out! In no particular order, here are some of the top 90s dance music picks from parties from birthday celebrators aged 18-90!
“Don’t Stop Moving” – S Club
“Get Ready For This” – 2 Unlimited
“Keep On Movin” – Five
“Finally” – Ce Ce Peniston
“Wannabe” – Spice Girls
“Pretty Fly For A White Guy” – The Offspring
“Cotton Eyed Joe” – StarSound
“Hit Me Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
“Sing Hallelujah” – Dr. Alban
“The Sign” – Ace of the Base
“All That She Wants” – Ace of the Base
“Smooth Criminal” – Michael Jackson
“Gonna Make You Sweat” (Everybody Dance Now)- Music Factory
“Everybody” – Backstreet Boys
“Keep On Moving”- Five
“Murder on the Dancefloor” – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
“Lets Get Loud”- Jennifer Lopez
“Good Vibrations” – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
“Sing It Back” – Moloko
“Canned Heart” – Jamiroquai
“Don’t Stop” – ATB
“Another Night” – Real Mccoy
“Mr Vain” – Culture Beat
“The Key, The Secret” – Urban Cookie Collective
“Rhythm is a Dancer” – Snap!
“Zombie Nation” – Kernkraft 400
“We Like To Party” – The Vengaboys
“Mambo No. 5” – Lou Bega
“I Like To Move It”- Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman
“Baby One More TIme” – Britney Spears
“I Like To Move It” Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman
“What Is Love” – Haddaway
“Rhythm Is a Dancer” – SNAP
“Better Off Alone” – Alice Deejay
“Sandstorm” – Darude
“Groove Is In The Heart” – Dee-Lite
“Be My Lover” – La Bouche
“Blue” – Eiffel 65
“Around The World” – Daft Punk
“Barbie Girl” – Aqua
“Believe” C- Cher
“The Rhythm Of The Night” – Corona
“Livin la Vida Loca” – Ricky Martin
“Insomnia” – Faithless
“Macarena” – Los Del Rio
“Coco Jambo” – Mr. President
“100% Pure Love” – Crystal Waters
“We Like To Party!” – Vengaboys
“Steps” – 5, 6, 7, 8
“If Ya Gettin’ Down” Five
“California Love” – 2Pac feat. Dr Dre
“Ghetto Superstar” – Pras feat. Mya and Ol’ Dirty Bastard
“Jumpin’ Jumpin’” – Destiny’s Child
“Return of the Mack” – Mark Morrison
“Too Close” – Next
“Gangsta’s Paradise” – Coolio
“Hey Mr DJ” – Zhane
“Shoop” – Salt-N-Pepa
“Let’s Get Married” – Jagged Edge
“Say My Name” – Destiny’s Child
“Party Up In Here” DMX
“Gettin’ Jiggy With It” – Will Smith
“Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice
“Mo Money Mo Problems” Biggie Smalls
“She’s Got That Vibe” R.Kelly
“Cant Touch This” MC Hammer
“Creep” – TLC
“Fantasy” – Mariah Carey
“Pony” – Ginuwine
“Only You (Bad Boy Remix)” – 112 f/ The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase
“This Is How We Do It” – Montell Jordan
“No Diggity” – Blackstreet
“You Make Me Wanna” – Usher
“My Boo” – Ghost Town DJs
“Jump Around” – House of Pain
“Are You That Somebody?” – Aaliyah “No Scrubs” – TLC
“No Ordinary Love” – Sade
“Bump n Grind” – R. Kelly
“Hypnotize” – The Notorious B.I.G
“Say My Name” Destiny Child
“It’s Tricky” – Run DMC
“Juicy” – The Notorious B.I.G
“Regulate” – Warren G
Michael Jackson “Remember The Time”
Mr Vain – culture beat
“Mr Boombastic” – Shaggy
“Here Comes the Hotstepper” – Ini Kamoze –
“1,2,3,4” (Sumpin’ New) – Coolio
“Lady Marmalade” – Christina Aguilera
“The Rockafeller Skank” – Fat Boy Slim
“Nuthin’ But A G Thang” – Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
“My Name Is” – Eminem
“Let’s Talk About Sex”- Salt-N-Pepa
“I’m So Into You” SWV
“I Like the Way(The Kissing Game)” – Hi-Five
“Dont walk away”- Jade
“Bills, Bills, Bills”- Desinty’s Child
“Let’s Ride” – Montell Jordan
After the trade show, business fair or product launch is over, a good number of visitors will soon forget about it. This means that you also lose a great potential to market your business. But with a photo booth, it leaves a lasting impression thanks to the pictures and unique experience. The guests will recall the event as they scroll through the pictures they took during the event, share them with friends, or by simply commenting on them. A business mogul taking part in the event will cause excitement which can make your business go viral. You also can place the photos on the website’s landing page or social media platform as well as start a forum where the guests get a chance to share comments.
We know how hard it can be to get contacts from your customers, both potential and existing. Many businesses lack the resources, time, or patience to approach and follow-up on a lead. However, a photo booth will do this without requiring you to be deeply involved. Simply ask the participants to leave their contacts, email addresses, names, comments and other details on the collection form. Thereafter, you can use the information to learn more about your target market, consumer preferences and desires, shortcomings in the event, and also staying in touch with them. This concept requires lesser time and effort but creates longer lasting interaction.
Truth be told – some events can be a little boring. Having to sit down for long hours or listening to long speeches is no fun. But with a photo booth, you get a chance to take pictures of yourself or with friends. In fact, many people can recall events that happened way back simply because of the memories it brings back. The funny face or pose, a caption with a celebrity and more. Some will always make a point of going back to such events just because of the fun bit. And unlike the usual advert, the images will be in circulation way longer as friends tag each other and share memories.
Oh the days of Crop tops, denim jeans, leather jackets and butterfly clips… ahh 90’s fashion! The fashion trend that really had no end- patterns, sheers, hats and much more! Its diversity is why everyone loves it so much! Who can forget the most iconic outfits from the Spice girls and Clueless’ Cher- still making an appearance at EVERY dress up party to this day. And for those young ones, who still havent had a glimpse of 90’s fashion, you remember Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” performance live at The Grammys earlier this year? That’s the popular fashion that was worn during the 90’s! Movies like Jerry Maguireand Titanichad women all over the world swooning at the likes of Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Meanwhile, this decade also had inventions that changed the world in the MP3 player, the Sony PlayStation, and of course, the Internet. You could say the ‘90s were a gateway into the modern world as we know it today!
The golden age of hip-hop is generally considered to be between the mid-’80s to the early ‘90s. The previous decade saw the rise of hip-hop as a genre, so it only made sense that it rose from that foundation afterwards. Artists were pretty experimental with their sound and used techniques like sampling from old records. The innovation, quality, and diversity reflected in their music. A lot of artists from this point in hip-hop came from the metropolitan area of New York. But if you want to name acts that really made it big during this time, you have the likes of LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. Gangsta rap also emerged during this time, which coincided with the rise of acts like Ice-T and Compton-based supergroup N.W.A., which gave birth to the stars Ice Cube, Dr Dre, and the late Eazy-E. Party-oriented hip-hop was also a thing during this time, as evidenced by the popularity of MC Hammer, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, the latter of which would go on to more mainstream fame under his real name, Will Smith. Midway through the ‘90s, hip-hop went through a revolution of its own and achieved critical and commercial success. Much of this was due to the rivalry between the East Coast and the West Coast, which may have divided both fans and the scene itself, but added to the overall notoriety of the industry. The faces of that rivalry were undoubtedly The Notorious B.I.G., who represented the East and Tupac Shakur, who represented the West. By the late ‘90s, the East Coast/West Coast rivalry began to fade, which coincided with rappers from other parts of the U.S. emerged. Atlanta became a hotbed for rising stars like Outkast (André 3000 and Big Boi), Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The Midwest also got represented by Detroit’s Eminem, who would release his debut single in 1998, kickstarting a career that would defy all sorts of conventions and expectations over the years
If you know your ‘90s music, you’d know that a huge chunk of what remains popular today is its dance music. Evolving from the disco era of the ‘70s and ‘80s, ‘90s dance music gave rise to different subgenres such as house, trance, and techno—all of which are still very much alive in 2018! Some of the most well-known top 90s dance music from that era include hits like “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic, which technically came out in 1989, but had its popularity bleed into the next decade. Other club bangers from that time include Dr Alban’s “Sing Hallelujah” from 1992, which filled up countless dance floors. Towards the end of the ‘90s, The Vengaboys, a Eurodance group based in Rotterdam, released the earworm “We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)” in 1999, giving many kids, teens, and young adults a serious case of Last Song Syndrome (or LSS) in the process. Dance music is very much a part of the pop scene today through the rise of EDM or electronic dance music. As a genre, it had always been out of the mainstream eye until the last decade, thanks to the emergence of producers like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Zedd. But they wouldn’t have achieved the success they have without the earlier underground tracks that introduced the genre into pop culture. In fact, these songs have achieved such an impact that they are still played at events today, cementing the ‘90s as the golden years of house music. Songs like “King Of My Castle” by Wamdue Project, “You Don’t Know Me” by Armand Van Helden, or Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You” remain as staples at ‘90s-themed events or radio shows. Before songs like “Closer” by The Chainsmokers or “Clarity” by Zedd were all the rage, before drops became the new hooks, and before producers became superstars in their own right, these commercial 90s dancefloor hits lorded over the clubs. All of this is a testament to that their influence, which is absolutely recognised and even revered.
Tell us what you need and we will come back to you with a quote
Our DJ's don't have a set playlist that they stick to. Instead, they will gauge what type of music the crowd is engaging with on the night and continue to keep the dance floor alive!
Simply email us your invitation or the theme of your party and we will design your photo strip based on this. Alternatively, if you would like to make your own design, feel free to do so within a 6x2 inch template!
In order to ensure high quality and consistency within our editing process, please allow up to 14 days for the images to be ready for your viewing.
Yes! We will need medium size trestle table, access to a nearby power point and an indoor (weather proof incl. windproof) 3x3x3m area allocated in order to setup the photo booth comfortably. If you have less space, please email us the exact dimensions.
Yes! All digital images are uploaded onto our data base and will be made available to you within 14 days of the event.
Yes! We will need medium size trestle table, access to a nearby power point and an indoor (weather proof) 2x2x2m area allocated in order to setup the DJ comfortably. If you have less space, please email us the exact dimensions.
Due to the changing circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, our photo booth hire does not include an onsite attendant. You will however be able to reach our on call attendant throughout the hire time if need be.
Yes we do travel outside of Melbourne! However, all of our current pricing is based on Melbourne locations. Please email us with your details and we can provide an accurate quote to you.
Please email us your invitation or colour theme for the party and we will match a backdrop best suited for you.