The films of the 1990s were big, bold, and left a lasting impression on audiences and future filmmakers alike. The best 90s soundtracks were no different. After the 1980s saw an explosion in commercially viable movie soundtracks, the 90s upped the ante, stacking major films with exclusive songs from some of the day’s biggest music artists, or carefully curating track lists of future indie darlings. Now, 20-plus years later, the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast wants to determine the best 1990s film soundtrack!

Listen as Host Eric Rezsnyak and GPCD panelists Jim Czadzeck, Karissa Kloss, and Kate Racculia discuss and debate 16 of the most impactful film soundtracks of the 90s, ultimately naming their favorite of the bunch.

To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.

The Round 2 match-ups are:

Match-Up 1: Clueless (1) vs. Can’t Hardly Wait (4)

Match-Up 2: The Lion King (3) vs. The Wedding Singer (2)

Match-Up 3: Cruel Intentions (1) vs. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (4)

Match-Up 4: The Craft (3) vs. Empire Records (2)

Match-Up 5: 10 Things I Hate About You (1) vs. Reality Bites (4)

Match-Up 6: Wayne’s World (3) vs. Dazed and Confused (2)

Match-Up 7: Pulp Fiction (1) vs. The Bodyguard (4)

Match-Up 8: Forrest Gump (3) vs. Singles (7)

Want to play along at home?

Download the listener bracket here and see if your picks match up with ours!

Looking for more related content?

Check out these other episodes from Great Pop Culture Debate:

Best 80s Soundtrack

Best One-Hit Wonder of the 90s/00s

Best Song of 1999

Best of 2022: Music

And if you want more content, check out Curtis Creekmore’s Top 10 List of Pop Songs from Disney Soundtracks.

Have a say in future episodes!

Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Panel: Jim Czadzeck, Karissa Kloss, Kate Racculia

Producer: Bob Erlenback

Editor: Jack Kwait-Blank

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