1990 s edition MIXED TAPE FILES THE ESQUIRE

Ahhh, sweet romance. For what used to say 'Im kinda desperately into you' more than handing over a mixed tape full of pop songs to your potential beloved, shaking in your boots with terrifying anticipation as the entire high-school watched on for your impending rejection. Too close to home? Welcome back to the 1990s.

To help kickstart your summer flings, we asked you to vote on your favourite 90s tunes via Instagram and these are the results. From wanting it that way to never touching this to hitting it one more time, no matter how far along you are in your journey, there's a bop for everyone.

In classic mixed tape fashion, we've also made this playlist available for you to send to that someone #special - just like the good old times. All you need to do is click this link to add it to your playlist on Spotify and share.

May you mmmBop your way into their hearts.

Green Day
BASKET CASE
Billie Joe Armstrong: "Do you have the time to listen to me whine?"" The '90s and beyond: "Yes, we do".
MCHammer
U Can't Touch This
Give it up for the only self-empowerment anthem to also be a commercial for parachute pants.
Blackstreet
No Diggity
feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen
As sexually um...forward as R&B is, it's still responsible enough to include safe sex jams such as this. Bag it up.
Natalie Imbruglia
Torn
Though it's not hers, Ms. Imbruglia made it so thoroughly her own and practically crowned herself queen of '90s pop rock with it.
Sir Mix-a-Lot
Baby Got Back
Way, way before Fergie sang about her "hump" and/or her "lovely lady lumps", Sir Mix-a-Lot released the one ode to shaking your stuff to rule them all.
Destiny's Child
Say My Name
This is the pre-social media fidelity litmus test. And it still works: If there's really no one around you, then, say, "Baby, I love you."
Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit
If you're 'grown' enough that teenage angst is but a memory, you won't get it. But if you're still raging, Kurt's most famous calling card will be the wind beneath your wings.
Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
"You are my fire / The one desire". We, as a culture will never forget those words and the outfits, poses and the blue steel-like smoulders that followed.
Britney Spears
...Baby One More Time
This is the song that made her - and, by extension, the '90s. It's so supernaturally good, we forget and forgive its problematic lyrics. Pine away, queen.
S Club 7
Bring It All Back
Self-affirmation, with a sweetness so pure, you can almost taste it as you sing the words? Yes and please.
TLC
No Scrubs
Please, please TLC, save us and spare us from the scrubs. We don't want their numbers nor do we want to meet them nowhere.
Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton sang the original but Whitney made it her own. You just don't forget a voice like that.
No Doubt
Don't Speak
This song's so evergreen, it's hard to believe it's from the '90s. Gwen Stefani's tear-streaked words, "I know you're good / I know you're good", continue to haunt.
Ricky Martin
Livin' La Vida Loca
"That girl gonna make me fall" - we've all been there. And it accurately describes how easily we relapse.
Oasis
Wonderwall
Don't lie: you've sung this at a bar and not remembered. This pattern has repeated itself over and over again. Don't lie.
The Offspring
Self-esteem
The analytical, character-surveying depth in "I may be dumb, but I'm not a dweeb" continues to astound and amaze till today.
Daft Punk
Around The World
It was the first time many of us heard a robot sing. Let's just celebrate that.
The Smashing Pumpkins
1979
Summer songs are supposed to be fun. This one has a lot of that and an indefatigable artiness that doesn't interfere with the fun.
Aaliyah
Are You That Somebody
Gone too soon and always missed, Aaliyah, here with an invaluable assist from Timbaland, goes straight for the heart, undeniably.
Weezer
Say It Ain't So
Is this the single best song in the Weezer catalog? Yes. See how simple that was?
Beastie Boys
Intergalactic
Is this song one long Grammy-winning joke, or a serious play for lyrical greatness? Does it matter?
R.E.M.
Losing My Religion
File under: song you heard about from your good friend and grew to love without knowing what it was actually about.
OMC
How Bizarre
Sometimes, a chorus is so good, it's all you remember about a song. This is one of the best of those times.
U2
One
Put it this way, this song saved U2 from the brink. "One" is what almost breaking up sounds like.
Soundgarden
Black Hole Sun
Never forget. Never, ever forget.
Third Eye Blind
Semi-Charmed Life
This song was allegedly birthed by crystal meth - but it's since taken on a life of its own.
Hanson
MMMBop
Because good pop slaps even if it's just nonsense.
Alanis Morissette
You Oughta Know
Alanis Morissette owes all her rock cred to "You Oughta Know". That's not an opinion but a stone-cold fact.
Radiohead
Creep
It means a lot that is song is so annoyingly popular, Radiohead actively hates it.
Guns N' Roses
November Rain
You don't need the accompanying music video to affirm the fact that schmaltz never looked or sounded this good.