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?
Aerosmith “Cryin'” – The beginning of the Alicia Silverstone trilogy. Sooooo overdramatic.
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away” – Waaaaay too many crotch shots in this one.
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?
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ” Mary Jane’s Last Dance” – still can’t decide if Tom is slightly charming or super creepy in this one.
Blind Melon “No Rain” – Two words: Bee Girl.
Sublime “Santeria” – I’m sorry, but the whole “ghost of Bradley” concept never felt right to me.
Marcy Playground “Sex And Candy” – I don’t get it.
Stone Temple Pilots “Sex Type Thing” – This song rips and the stupid goat boy in the video is ruining the vibe completely.
Smashing Pumpkins “Today” – James Iha in a dress: does it work?
OK, so now that you’ve refreshed your memory, which is the best/worst ’90s video? Cast your vote below!