Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’90s Hits by Just Their First Second?

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July 10 2014 12:15 PM

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’90s Hits by Just Their First Second?

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How well do you remember this era?

Photo illustration by Holly Allen,Photo of Eddie Vedder by Anna Krajec/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images), Shania Twain byJEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images, and Snoop Dogg by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

Last week, we challenged you to name 16 recent Billboard hits after hearing just the first second of each one. But what if your pop music knowledge goes back to a simpler time, a time of compact discs and and grunge, a time when MTV still occasionally played music videos?

Let’s go back to that time. Can you guess these ’90s hits by their first second?

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