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Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

IRELAND TRULY HIT its cultural peak in the 1990s. We kicked off a Eurovision winning streak. We finally made it to a World Cup quarter final. We unleashed the demonic power of Riverdance upon the world.

It’s been 17 years since we waved goodbye to that charmed decade, but Ireland is still reliving the best bits, with Ray D’Arcy on TV again, Boyzone songs being performed around the country, and Jenny Greene’s 90s dance gig with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra topping reviews of Electric Picnic last year. (She’s bringing it back to Dublin later this month, FYI.)

In honour of Ireland’s favourite decade, we’ve put together a quiz based solely on music from that era. Can you figure out all of these 90s hits based on their first lyric alone?

1. When I hold you baby, feel your heartbeat close to me

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Rhythm Is A Dancer – SNAP!

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Set You Free – N Trance

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Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65

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Ray Of Light – Madonna

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

2. Give me release, witness me

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Silence – Delerium

Show Me Love – Robin S

U Sure Do – Strike

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

3. My loneliness is killing me, I must confess, I still believe

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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You Learn – Alanis Morissette

Hit Me Baby (One More Time) – Britney Spears

Vogue – Madonna

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

4. Meeting Mr Right, the man of my dreams, the one who shows me true love or at least it seems

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Thank U – Alanis Morissette

Finally – CeCe Peniston

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

5. The chills that you spill up my back keep me filled with satisfaction when we're done

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Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite

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Gangsta's Paradise – Coolio

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill

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Whatta Man – Salt 'N' Pepa

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

6. You and me, we used to be together, every day together, always

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Mysterious Ways – U2

Killing Me Softly – Fugees

Don't Speak – No Doubt

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

7. I step off the train, I'm walking down your street again

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Kiss From A Rose – Seal

Missing – Everything But The Girl

I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

8. On your mark, ready set let's go, dance floor pro, I know you know

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Gettin' Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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U Can't Touch This – MC Hammer

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Pony – Ginuwine

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We Like To Party! – Vengaboys

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

9. It's been seven hours and fifteen days since you took your love away

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Fantasy – Mariah Carey

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O'Connor

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

10. She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Common People – Pulp

Closing Time – Semisonic

Steal My Sunshine – Len

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

11. Deep in the bosom of the gentle night is when I search for the light

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Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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Bittersweet Symphony – Verve

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Insomnia – Faithless

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What Is Love – Haddaway

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

12. In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

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Loser – Beck

What's Up – 4 Non Blondes

Runaway Train – Soul Asylum

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?
Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

13. A lonely mother gazing out of her window, staring at a son that she just can't touch

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Linger – The Cranberries

Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

Waterfalls – TLC

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Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

Can you guess the iconic 90s song from the opening lyric?

Answer all the questions to see your result!

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You scored out of !

You're Nick Carter

Like Nick's solo career, you had the best of intentions but things didn't go in your favour. Feel like you need a 90s music refresher course? Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra have you covered. Read on below for more information!

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You scored out of !

You're Chumbawamba

A bit of a one-hit wonder, but A1 for effort. Feel like you need a 90s music refresher course? Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra have you covered. Read on below for more information!

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You scored out of !

You're Alanis Morissette

Like Alanis, you're a pop reliable, Everything's gonna be quite alright. In the mood for a 90s dance sesh after that test of your knowledge? Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra have you covered. Read on below for more information!

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You scored out of !

You're Beyoncé

Girlband, solo career, visual album, pregnancy announcements: everything you touch turns to gold. In the mood for a 90s dance sesh after that test of your knowledge? Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra have you covered. Read on below for more information!

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After an incredible set at last year’s Electric Picnic, Jenny Greene will return to the 3Arena on Friday April 21st with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a brand new set list packed with the best of 90s pop and dance. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster now! 

To get you in the mood, check out a clip from last year’s Electric Picnic performance below:

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