01/11/2013 05:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Justin Timberlake's Comeback: 11 Other '90s Artists We Wish Were Back In Our Lives

Just yesterday we found out Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back and Destiny's Child are planning the reunion of a lifetime during the Super Bowl halftime show, and that got us thinking: Who would we want to bring back next?

The following are songs from 11 artists and groups that made up the soundtrack of our youth. They have since either ceased making music or have gone so far under the radar, they might as well make a proper comeback.

  1. Lisa Loeb
  2. "Reality Bites" was Generation X's "Girls." Given that, Lisa Loeb's "Stay" became the voice of a generation. Last we heard, Loeb cameoed on "Gossip Girl" but anything less than a soundtrack is not good enough for us.

  3. R.E.M
  4. Granted, it hasn't been long since our favorite band of sad eyes broke up. And yet if we could get some of that '90s vibe back, especially with the weather outside, we promise to ask for nothing more.

  5. Natalie Imbruglia
  6. Before there was Taylor Swift, there was gorgeous Australian Imbruglia who swept us all with "I thought I saw a man brought to life / He was warm, he came around like he was dignified / He showed me what it was to cry."

  7. Oasis
  8. In the '90s, you didn't have Team Edward or Team Jacob, nor Team Mariah opposing Team Nicki. You had Noel and Liam Gallagher whose feud made for tabloid splashes and perfect tunes alike.

  9. Deep Blue Something
  10. Three decades after Audrey Hepburn cast her charming spell on the world, "Deep Blue Something" captured some of the magic with their catchy, signature song. Sadly, we haven't heard much since.

  11. Meredith Brooks
  12. There's a gross misconception that Alanis Morissette, grunge queen of the '90s, sang the anthem "Bitch." As those of us who remember know, it was the lovely, slightly angry Meredith Brooks. Wish we had more to hold on to.

  13. Semisonic
  14. Right beside Green Day's "Time of Your Life" stands Semisonic's "Closing Time," both firm in the historical pantheon of bitterweet songs that are forever appropriate at graduations, season finales and farewell parties.

  15. Des'ree
  16. With her clear, strong voice, Des'ree always made us feel like warm afternoons and carefree summer vacations. We'd like those back too, please.

  17. Aimee Mann
  18. Mann hit the jackpot with this one hit wonder at the end of the last millenium. "Save Me," featured in the movie "Magnolia," was nominated for a Grammy and an Academy Award. With these strong credentials, we expect -- nay, demand -- more from the talented songstress.

  19. The Fugees
  20. We know, we know. The Fugees practically never left since both Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean still actively take stages by storm. We just want them to do it together.

  21. The Verve

Ryan Phillippe at the top of the stairs. That is all.

If you're feeling particularly nostalgic, by all means pitch in. Which '90s artist's career would you most want to see revived?



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