The 1990’s were a decade that brought us grunge, bling, beanie babies and cross colours. Home Alone was raking it in at the box office and Mariah was just getting started (shot out to all my Mariah Carey fans out there, you know who you are ;).
And on the tube, shows like Cheers, Roseanne and the Cosby Show captivated us while commercials and jingles got hella catchy. Below are some of our favorite tv ad jingles of the 1990s. (Be sure to also check out our favorite jingles of the 80’s, 70’s, 60’s and 50’s
“I want my baby back ribs”
This restaurant chain helped to pioneer the casual dining revolution, but they struck gold with this special tune. In fact, it was so catchy, that it topped Ad Age Magazine’s “10 Songs Most Likely to Get Stuck in Your Head”!
Chicken Tonight (1990)
“I feel like chicken tonight!”
Although you may think that the chicken dance that goes along with this commercial is pretty ridiculous, you’ll inevitably find yourself resisting the urge to flap your arms as this tune replays in your head.
“Mentos, the Freshmaker”
While there were plenty of versions of the Mentos commercial run throughout the 90’s, I remember this one the best. Even as a kid, I remember pondering this man’s ability to get such neat paint lines from this bench. Apparently, Mentos has created a new jingle for their most recent commercials, but there is no beating the original!
Mouse Trap (1990)
“I guarantee, It’s the craziest trap you’ll ever see!”
I remember that we had this game in my classroom during the fourth grade, but I’m pretty sure half of the pieces were missing. Either way, this is just a classic commercial, and you gotta love that goofy animated cat!
Huggies Pull-Ups (1992)
“Mommy, wow! I’m a big kid now…”
The slogan “I’m a big kid now” has to be one of the most successful from the 90’s. In fact, Huggies credited this advertising campaign as the reason they were able to beat their bitter rival, Procter & Gamble, in the “cutthroat” world of disposable diapers!
Doublemint Gum (1991)
“Double your pleasure, double your fun!”
You remember that Doublemint Gum made our top ten list of 50’s jingles? Well, they introduced a new jingle in the 90’s that featured more twins have a blast together! This one commercial was especially geared to a more athletic and fun loving crowd.
“The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!”
I’m not a morning person, but dammit if this jingle did not make waking up in the morning sound like one of the best things in the world! This is a commercial they did with Rockapella singing their classic jingle….We think you’ll enjoy it.
Wonder Ball (1997)
“I wonder, wonder what’s in my wonder ball!”
When it came to the Nestle’s Wonder Ball, it’s really the commercial that has stood the test of time. The candy itself was not that “wonderful”, although sometimes you might luck out and find a little toy inside the ball of chocolate instead!
Baby Bottle Pop (1998)
“They look like babies!”
Now this was an interesting idea for candy, and that coupled with a rocking commercial and catchy jingle helped make this a popular candy fad of the late 90’s. However, the candy itself was more of a gimmick than anything designed to last.
Mr. Clean (1996)
“Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean”
It’s got to be nearly impossible to find someone in the United States that isn’t familiar with this bald neat freak! I haven’t seen a Mr. Clean in a while it seems, but I remember they were on constantly throughout the 90’s
Hope you enjoyed this list of classic 90’s jingles. If there is a jingle that you think we missed, don’t be afraid to share your suggestion. Otherwise, stay tuned for our next post as we look at the best jingles from the 2000’s!