What '90s Jam Are You?

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
What '90s Jam Are You?
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About This Quiz

At the time, we didn't realize it, but the '90s were a golden age for music. Not only were grunge bands like Nirvana, Oasis and Alanis Morissette tearing up the rock charts, but hip hop was hitting great heights, thanks to artists like Biggie, Salt-N-Pepa, Jay Z and TLC. R&B songstresses such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige blessed us with memorable lyrics and irresistible hooks while Daft Punk, Madonna and Fatboy Slim were making incomparable dance music. 

Boy bands like Boyz II Men, NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys made millions of teens scream as Britney, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera battled for blonde pop dominance. And we haven't even mentioned indie acts like Beck, Pavement, Sonic Youth or Belle and Sebastian!

Are you feeling nostalgic yet? Good! Because this quiz's purpose is to remind you of some of the dopest '90s jams of all time, as well as to figure out which one embodies your personal vibe. We're going to ask you about your favorite '90s snacks, rom-coms and TV shows to determine whether you "Smell Like Teen Spirit" or lead a "Semi-Charmed Life." 

Ready to travel back to the era of flannel, Doc Martens and apple-bottom jeans? Let's play!

What's your favorite '90s snack?
Fruit by the Foot
Bagel Bites
Lunchables
Vienetta ice cream cake

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A hurricane is hurtling toward your town, and you're hiding in the basement of your high school, alongside most of your senior class. How do you pass the time?
Flirting with the football team
Prepping other kids on how to do first aid
Making out with my girlfriend or boyfriend like it's the end of the world
Mocking everyone else for being worried

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On a scale of one to Grumpy Cat, how over things are you?
1 - I'm in love with life!
10 - I make Grumpy Cat look cheerful.
3 - I pretend to be cool but have a genuine love of life.
8 - Although I'm still sentimental about my grandma and expensive sweaters, I'm over most things.

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Via a time machine, you can go back to the '90s and date any New Kid on the Block you want. Which handsome crooner will you be snogging?
Jordan Knight. He's a darling!
Donnie Wahlberg. He's angry and I like it.
Mark Wahlberg. He's got a great bod.
Danny Wood. He's underrated.

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Let's say you're out on the open sea, being pursued by bad guys. How would you escape them?
I'd put on my best bikini and ride away from them on a jet ski.
I'd team up with a shark, and we'd take their entire crew down.
I'd jump on a dolphin, and we'd leap away through the waves.
I'd convince them that I was a common person, not worth their time.

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Have you ever ridden on a horse?
Lol, no
Nope, but I like horses!
I love riding both horses and ponies.
Yes, I'm an accomplished rider.

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Which of these stress-busting activities sounds the most satisfying to you?
Getting rid of all the junk in my house
Smashing a bunch of dishes
Hard physical exercise like jogging or basketball
Writing my ex a really spiteful email

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Are you pretentious?
I'm the opposite of pretentious, although I do love fancy things!
No, I'm more of a dirtbag.
Absolutely not. I'm a simple person and not ashamed of that.
I'm more pretentious than James Franco at New York Fashion Week.

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Is there a '90s accessory that you just can't seem to throw away? What is it?
My scrunchie
My trusty red flannel
My Adidas shell toes
My white belt

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You've got all day to relax on the beach. What will you be doing?
Frolicking, of course!
Staring at the ocean with bitterness in my heart
Attending a raucous beach party
Trying to sneak onto one of the private beaches

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How girl-crazy or boy-crazy are you?
I started chasing boys when I was five and I won't stop until I'm dead.
I don't like any gender in particular, but I'm capable of being deeply in love with the right (or wrong) person.
I love girls! Every shape, every size ...
I'm kind of a misanthrope, so neither label applies to me.

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If you had to, could you flirt your way out of a traffic ticket?
Not only can I do that, but I also look forward to the challenge!
That kind of trickery is beneath me.
Yes, I'd do it just for the flirting practice.
I'd try but I doubt it would work.

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Which subculture did you belong to in high school?
I was a cheerleader.
I was goth AF.
I hung out with the dance team.
I was an art geek.

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You're going to a party full of people who don't like you. Which songstress do you want by your side as back-up?
Beyoncé
Alanis Morissette
Jennifer Lopez
Kate Bush

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Do you think your taste in music is better than other people's?
No. I like what's popular but think it's popular for a reason.
Maybe? I guess I like different music than most people do, but I think that musical taste is subjective.
I just want music I can dance to! Who cares about taste?
Yes, my taste is better than whatever crap "normal" people like. When will they learn?

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If you had to sport one of these terrible '90s outfits, which one would you pick?
Body-con gold mini dress with open-toed heels and tiny sunglasses
Leather jacket, floaty green blouse with sequins, skin-tight flared jeans, boots
White shirt, loose jeans, killer belt, fedora, sneakers
Black shirt with white stitching, grey tie, black pants, maroon blazer, sunglasses, dress shoes

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You're hanging out at your local bar when suddenly, everyone starts acting like "Coyote Ugly" extras, getting up on their tables and dancing in a freaky manner. What do you do?
Join them!
Scold them?
Lead them all in an extraordinarily sultry coordinated dance
Call them basic and leave

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In your opinion, what was the worst '90s make-up trend?
Dark lip liner with pale lipstick
Frosted blue eyeshadow
Shiny burgundy lipstick
Thin, drawn-on eyebrows

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Which lyric do you relate to the most?
"Oh, oh, every little thing you do/Uh, uh, honey, got me hooked on you."
"Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?/I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner."
"I'm just a bachelor/I'm looking for a partner."
"You will never understand/How it feels to live your life/With no meaning or control/And with nowhere left to go."

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You can live in the world of any '90s rom-com for a day. Which one will you pick?
"Clueless"
"Legally Blonde"
"She's All That"
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"

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If you had to choose between revenge, true love, a great apartment or endless fun, which one would you pick?
Endless fun! Why would you choose anything else?
Revenge. I can't be happy until I know my enemies have suffered.
True love. What else do you need?
A great apartment. Come on, that's worth its weight in gold.

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How often do you make jokes that don't make anyone else laugh?
Never!
At least once a day
Rarely
No one laughs at my jokes but me

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Imagine you've been transformed into a fantastic songwriter. What will your first song be about?
Drinking champagne on a boat
My horrible ex
Freak-dancing
Dating someone richer than me and feeling insecure about it

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In your opinion, which '90s shoe was the most embarrassing?
Tevas, hands-down
Those clunky Doc Marten sandals
Clogs
Birkenstocks

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Your sweetie wants to please you. Which love language should she or he use?
Gifts. Some flowers will make it all better!
Words of affirmation. I want to hear him say he appreciates me!
Physical touch. I love to give and receive affection.
Quality time. Even ordinary activities like going to the supermarket or renting a flat are fun when done with my partner.

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You've had an awful day. To feel better, which angry '90s band will you put on the stereo?
Green Day
Hole
Metallica
Fugazi

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Would you rather have Gwen Stefani's career, Will Smith's career or Quentin Tarentino's career?
Gwen Stefani has made some incredible albums.
Well, Will Smith IS an A-List movie star.
Quentin Tarentino has never directed a bad movie.
Actually, I want Marina Abramović's career.

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Let's say you're investigating a mysterious crime. Which '90s woman of action would you want by your side?
Daisy Fuentes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Venus or Serena Williams
Linda Hamilton in her "Terminator 2" incarnation

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If you could force MTV to bring back any of their classic '90s TV shows, which one would you pick?
"The Real World"
"Daria"
"Yo! MTV Raps"
"The Tom Green Show"

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In the '90s, we often said that attractive people were "all that and a bag of chips." What's your favorite chip flavor?
Honey Dijon
Salt and Vinegar
Mesquite Barbecue
Sour Cream and Onion

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