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If Freeform's Cruel Summer has you nostalgic for 90s music, you're not alone. Here are our top picks for the best 90s movie soundtracks.

90s soundtracks to help you kick off your summer

A&M records

"Ready, Steady, Go" by The Meices will definitely get your summer off to a great start. 

empire records

(1995)

The film's iconic closing track, "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve, almost didn't make the cut due to budget issues.

CRUEL INTENTIONS

(1999)

Letters to Cleo covering "Cruel to be Kind" and "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton? What's there to hate?

10 THINGS I
HATE ABOUT YOU

(1999)

What better way to kick off a pool party than with Smash Mouth's "Can't Get Enough of You Baby?"

CAN'T HARDLY WAIT

(1998)

We'll always love Whitney-
and this soundtrack. 

THE BODYGUARD

(1992)

Spice up your life and put this
girl-powered Spice-fest on repeat.

SPICE WORLD

(1997)

A list of iconic 90s movies soundtracks without mentioning "Kids in America" by The Muffs or "Supermodel" by Jill Sobule? As if!

CLUELESS

(1995)

We can't think of a better way to capture 90s teen angst than "You Wanted More" by Tonic.

AMERICAN PIE

(1999)

"Young Hearts Run Free" by Kym Mazelle makes the perfect addition to any summer playlist.

ROMEO + JULIET

(1996)

"Revival!" by Me Phi Me would make a great addition to any Summer 2021 playlist.

REALITY BITES

(1994)

check out the rest of our 90s soundtrack picks!