If it’s July of 1999, you’re in your best friends’ used Hyundai Pony, you both have oversized Slurpees, and you’re on your way to the mall, there’s a 90% chance the radio is playing “Steal My Sunshine” and you’re singing along. That’s science.
The album Gordon was incredible and produced so many songs that still make it into our regular rotation. They’re funny without being cheesy, deep without being pretentious, and catchy without being sell-outs.
Okay, so Moist weren’t exactly grunge. But if you’re an alt-rock band from the early nineties with a grimy look and distorted guitars, you’re close enough for Canadian kids looking for their version of Kurt Cobain.
Real talk: this whole list could have been Tragically Hip songs. But since this was the only one to actually hit number one on the charts in the nineties, and since “Courage” is timeless, we’ll go with “Ahead by a Century”.