It’s unbelievable that 1990 was 25 years ago! Looking back, it seems like a pretty archaic time. There was no internet, no cell phones and there certainly wasn’t any Netflix and chill. Still, 1990 ushered in the final decade of the 20th century, and it was pretty amazeballs in its own right. Let’s take a look back (for nostalgia’s stake) at what went down in 1990.
Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On ” is No.1 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100.
Which is why it was so ridiculously amazing when they came to sing at Lilian’s wedding in Bridesmaids.
Janet Jackson‘s Rhythm Nation 1814 is the number one album of the year, and now 25 years later her new album Unbreakable, just debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart.
Also MC Hammer is apparently a thing.
Ghost is the biggest movie of the year.
Which is hilarious considering the villain in the film is this man.
Other iconic films of 1990 are Home Alone
and Pretty Woman
Oh how times have changed.
Nelson Mandela is released from prison on February 11, 1990, after being incarcerated for nearly 30 years.
He was the President of South Africa from 1994-1999.
This is the new cast of SNL.
Talk about timeless television.
And the War on Drugs is in full effect.
Watch all that was epic about the year 1990 in the video below. If you ask us, it was a pretty kick ass year.
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