1995: The Best Summer of Music Ever

When I look back at pop culture in the summer of 1995, many things come to mind. Baseball was back after a strike shortened 1994 season. Diesel and Shawn Michaels were on top of the wrestling world. Seinfeld had just wrapped up a memorable sixth season. Batman Forver, Cluless and Apollo 13 were the big movies to see. What about the music? Looking back at this summer, it was hit after hit being played on the radio and MTV. Yes, MTV used to play music.

Pop icons Michael Jackson and Madonna were still going strong. There were one-hit wonders from Blessid Union of Souls, Del Amitri and Martin Paige. Hootie & the Blowfish were the hottest band in the world and Alanis Morrisette was about to take the music world by storm. From there, we were introduced to a couple of bands that would have success in the years to come in Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews Band.

This was such a memorable summer with an unforgettable soundtrack. Let’s face it, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing Waterfalls by TLC and the theme song from Friends.

Let’s travel back in time and take a look back at all of the hits from the best summer ever!

Alanis Morristette – You Outta Know
All-4-One – I Can Love You Like That
Better Than Ezra – Good
Blessid Union of Souls – I Believe
Blues Traveler – Run-Around
Boys II Men – Water Runs Dry
Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman
Bush – Little Things
Collective Soul – December
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching
Dave Matthews Band – What Would You Say
Del Amitri – Roll to Me
Des’ree – You Gotta Be
Diana King – Shy Guy
Dione Ferris – I Know
Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
Foo Fighters – This Is a Call
Gin Blossoms – Til I Hear it From You
Green Day – J. A. R.
Green Day – She
Green Day – When I Come Around
Hootie & the Blowfish – Hold My Hand
Hootie & the Blowfish – Let Her Cry
Hootie & the Blowfish – Only Wanna Be with You
Jamie Walters – Hold On
Jon B  feat. Babyface – Someone to Love
Live – All Over You
Live – Lightning Crashes
Mad Season – River of Decent
Madonna – Take a Bow
Martin Page – In the House of Stone and Light
Method Man feat.Mary J. Blige – I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By
Michael Jackson – Scream
Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone
Monica – Don’t Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days)
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Natalie Merchant – Carnival 
Nicki French – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Notorious BIG – One More Chance / Stay With Me
Primus – Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver
Real McCoy – Run Away
Seal – Kiss From a Rose
Selena – I Could Fall in Love
Shaggy – Boombastic
Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
Silverchair – Tomorrow
Sophie B. Hawkins – As I Lay Me Down
Soul For Real – Candy Rain
Sponge – Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)
The Presidents of the United States of America – Lump
The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There for You
TLC – Red Light Special
TLC – Waterfalls
U2 – Hold Me,Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Weezer – Say it Ain’t So
White Zombie – More Human than Human

Author: Jason Greenhouse

Jason is a proud nerd for all things 80s and 90s. He's a life long wrestling fan and can make a Seinfeld reference out of any situation. In addition, he hopes to see the Jets win the SuperBowl in his lifetime.