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The alt-rock explosion of the ’90s gave the MTV generation plenty of great music video moments…and a handful of weird ones.

 

That’s what we’re focusing on in this week’s 12 Inch Poll. I’ve put together a short list of ten music videos from the ’90s that are iconic but also have some semblance of “cringe” to them. Scroll through the lot below, then vote for the one you think is the cringiest (I just made that word up, I think). You can also hit up ROCK 92.9 on Facebook and Twitter to let me know if I missed anything.

 

Weezer “Buddy Holly” – The Happy Days mashup seemed revolutionary 25 years ago, but does it still stand up?

Weezer - Buddy Holly (Official Music Video)

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Aerosmith “Cryin'” – The beginning of the Alicia Silverstone trilogy. Sooooo overdramatic.

Aerosmith - Cryin' (Official Music Video)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away” – Waaaaay too many crotch shots in this one.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away [Official Music Video]

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Alice In Chains “Man In The Box” – What’s up with the farm animals? Are they supposed to be scary? Is Layne supposed to be a farm animal?

Alice In Chains - Man in the Box (Official Video)

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ” Mary Jane’s Last Dance” – still can’t decide if Tom is slightly charming or super creepy in this one.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance (Official Music Video)

REMASTERED IN HD! Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Mary Jane's Last Dance. (C) 1993 Geffen Records #Remastered

Blind Melon “No Rain” – Two words: Bee Girl.

Blind Melon - No Rain

Blind Melon "No Rain" official music video from the album Blind Melon. Heather DeLoach plays the tapdancing "Bee Girl." Directed by Samuel Bayer. Subscribe t...

Sublime “Santeria” – I’m sorry, but the whole “ghost of Bradley” concept never felt right to me.

Sublime - Santeria (Official Video)

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Marcy Playground “Sex And Candy” – I don’t get it.

Marcy Playground - Sex And Candy (Official Video)

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Stone Temple Pilots “Sex Type Thing” – This song rips and the stupid goat boy in the video is ruining the vibe completely.

Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing (Official Music Video)

You're watching the official music video for "Sex Type Thing" from Stone Temple Pilots' album 'Core' released on Atlantic Records in 1992. Listen to 'Core' h...

Smashing Pumpkins “Today” – James Iha in a dress: does it work?

The Smashing Pumpkins - Today (Official Music Video)

REMASTERED IN HD! Official video for Smashing Pumpkins song "Today" from the album Siamese Dream. Buy It Here: http://smarturl.it/645khi Corgan said that the...

 

OK, so now that you’ve refreshed your memory, which is the best/worst ’90s video? Cast your vote below!