Ahhh, the '90s. Parachute pants, puffy vests, singers with bleached blonde hair, BOY BANDS.
And for many of us high school dances. Would we be wallflowers all night, relegated to sitting on the bleachers? Would that cute guy from Algebra finally notice us and ask us to dance?
Would it be more fun to stay home and wash our hair?
(The answer to that last question is unequivocally yes. Yes it would be more fun to wash your hair than worry about just how bad your acne will look in the dim lights of the high school gym and whether or not your bangs will stay teased and lacquered in place all night long.)
But since it IS Flashback Friday, let's take a very, very awkward walk down memory lane with 31 slow dance songs from the 1990s that we had no business slow dancing to at all ever and especially not at the tender age of 14. Looking at you, "2 Become 1."
Here's Justin Timberlake when he was a member of N*Sync with "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You."
Fun facts about some of these videos:
N*Sync's "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You" is actually about a mother and her son, is set in the early 1900s, and features an angelic-looking boy band comprised of Justin Timberlake, Lace Bass, Joey Fatone, J.C, Chasez, and whoever that dude is with the dreads.
Backstreet Boys totally ripped off their all-white look for "I Want It That Way" but that's cool since Backstreet Boys basically ripped off everything N*Sync did.