96% of people can't name each of these '90s music videos from a screenshot. Can you?

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It was still a young art form when the 1990s began, but, by the end of the decade, music videos were arguably at their commercial and artistic peak. Can you name each of these famous music videos from just one screenshot? Find out!

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Polly Jean (PJ) Harvey burst onto the indie music scene with the release of her album "Dry" in 1992. She broke into the mainstream in 1995, thanks to her third album, "To Bring You My Love." It achieved gold status in the United Kingdom and was critically acclaimed.

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"Loser" was a massive hit for Beck around the world. It came from his debut album, "Mellow Gold." The single sold over 600 000 copies in the United States and achieved gold status.

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"Headache" was the only single from the second album from Pixies frontman, Frank Black. It appeared on the 1994 album, "Teenager of the Year."

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"Got Your Money" was the first single from Ol' Dirty Bastard's second studio album, released in 1999. It features Kelis, who sang the chorus on the track. The song was well received and was ranked at number 255 in NME's 500 greatest songs of all time.

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"Bittersweet Symphony" was a massive hit for The Verve in 1997. The Rolling Stones accused the band of plagiarism, saying the song was similar to their hit, "The Last Time," specifically an Andrew Oldham orchestral version. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were subsequently added to the writing credits.

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"Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" was the lead single from Dr. Dre's 1992 solo album, "The Chronic." It featured up-and-coming rapper, Snoop Dogg, and is widely regarded as one of the best rap songs of the 1990s.

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"Outtasight" was the first and only single from the double album "Been There," by Wilco, a band formed by Jeff Tweedy after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo.

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Produced by Dr. Dre, 1995's "Gin and Juice" was the first single from Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album, "Doggystyle." It reached gold status in the United States, selling over 700,000 copies. It put Snoop firmly on the rap map.

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Formed in 1981, Sonic Youth are pioneers of the alternative music scene in the United States. "Dirty Boots" is from their critically acclaimed album "Goo," released in 1990.

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The third single from the critically acclaimed album, "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill," this classic features a young John Legend on piano.

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Fiona Apple's biggest hit, "Criminal," was the second single off her debut album, "Tidal." It reached number 21 on the Billboard charts.

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With vocals by Tracy Thorn, "Protection" was the second single from Massive Attack's sophomore album, "Mezzanine." It samples the James Brown song, "The Payback."

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Ice Cube, a former member of gangster rap pioneers, N.W.A., released his third solo album, "Predator," in 1993. "It Was a Good Day" was the third single from the record. It is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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Spiritualized released their third studio album, "Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space," in 1997. "Come Together" was the fourth single from the record.

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Although "Wicked Game" was released as a single in 1990, it didn't become popular until it was featured in "Wild At Heart," a film by David Lynch, starring Nicolas Cage. It eventually reached number 6 on the Billboard chart in 1991.

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With a video directed by Spike Jonze, charting as high as number 17 on the UK charts, "Elektrobank" was the third single from "Dig Your Own Hole," the second album by The Chemical Brothers. Strangely enough, it is not featured on their greatest hits albums.

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"Kelly Watch The Stars" is a single from "Moon Safari," the French electronic duo Air's debut album, released in 1998. Rolling Stone ranked the album at 93 in the best albums of the 1990s, and by 2009 it had sold 364,000 copies worldwide.

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"Scenario" was the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's 1991 album, "Low-End Theory." It featured a number of guest artists, including a 19-year-old Busta Rhymes.

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Nominated for a Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1997 Grammy Awards, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" was the lead single off Busta Rhymes' sophomore album, "When Disaster Strikes..."

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Cibo Matto (which roughly translates from Italian as crazy food) formed in New York in the 1990s. Their first album, "Viva! La Women," was filled with song lyrics mostly concerning food. "Sugar Water" is almost food, right? Sean Lennon has been part of the band from time to time.

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"Come on My Selector" was a track on the 1997 EP by drum and base artist, Squarepusher. In reggae, a selector is a DJ.

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"1979" is the second single off 1996's double album, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," by the Smashing Pumpkins. It was well received by critics and fans alike and charted at number 12 on the Billboard chart.

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"Virtual Insanity" is the second single off the critically acclaimed 1996 album by Jamiroquai. It is remembered for its incredible video featuring frontman Jay Kay dancing on a moving floor in an ever-changing room. The video won four MTV Music Video Awards that year.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit" was the debut single from Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind." The video, which shows the band playing at a school pep rally, won two MTV Music Awards in 1992.

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The fourth single off their debut album, "Big Me," was written by Dave Grohl. The video for the single featured various parodies of Mentos sweet advertisements. The video won an MTV Video Music Award in 1996, while the song reached number 13 on the Billboard charts.

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A 1994 release by American rock band, Pavement, the track "Cut Your Hair" is an attack on the importance of image in the music business.

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The video for "Drop" required the band to learn to sing the song backward. It was then replayed backward, which made for a unique experience when coupled with the music. The video was directed by Spike Jonze.

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Interestingly, "Triumph," the first single from Wu-Tang Clan's 1997 album, "Wu-Tang Forever," has no chorus. It just features nine verses, each with a member of the band rapping.

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A hit for Irish singer Sinead O' Connor in 1990, "Nothing Compares 2 U" was written by Prince. The video for the song sees an emotional O'Connor closeup and as she walks through the streets of Paris.

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"Just" is a single from Radiohead's second album, "The Bends." The video was shot near Liverpool Street Station and was directed by Jamie Thraves.

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"Closer" was voted number one on VH1 Classic's 20 Greatest Music Videos of All Time in 2006. The video was directed by Mark Romanek and contained many controversial images.

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The third single from The Notorious B.I.G.'s second album, "Sky's the Limit" included samples from Whitesnake, Bobby Caldwell, and D. Train.

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"Devil's Haircut" was the second single from Beck's sophomore album, "Odelay." The video for the single won two awards at the 1997 MTV Music Awards, including "Best Male Video."

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"Everlong" is the second single from the Foo Fighters' sophomore album, "The Colour And The Shape." It quickly became a fan favorite and is often reserved for the encore at Foo Fighters live shows. The video for the single was nominated for an MTV Award in 1998.

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A single and album of the same name, "This Is Hardcore" was highly anticipated on its release in 1998. This was thanks to the success of Pulp's previous album, "Different Class." The band didn't disappoint and the album reached number 1 in the UK charts.

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"Around The World" appeared on Daft Punk's debut album, "Homework." It featured a fascinating video, much loved the world over. In it, a host of characters is meant to portray a vinyl record as well as present a visual explanation of the song. It is widely regarded as one of the best music videos ever made.

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The video for Blur's 1997 hit, "Coffee & TV," received numerous awards, including Best Video at both the MTV and NME awards. It featured a living milk carton, Milky, who searches for Blur guitarist and writer of the hit, Graham Coxon.

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The video for "In Bloom," from Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind," sees the band introduced by a TV host in a scene reminiscent of a 1960's television variety show. Everything starts out as a performance from that era might have, but at the end of the song the band trashes their instruments and the set. The video won an MTV Music Award for Best Alternative Video in 1993.

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"Sugarcube" was the second single from the critically acclaimed Yo La Tengo album, "I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One." The album received some incredible ratings, including 9/10 from Spin Magazine. Comedians David Cross and Bob Odenkirk were featured in the video for the single.

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Reaching number 16 on the UK Top 100 in 1999, "Windowlicker" was the highest chart success for Richard D. James, otherwise known as Aphex Twin. Incredibly, the video includes 127 swear words in just under 4 minutes. It was heavily censored for mainstream TV.

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"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" was the lead single from Missy Elliott's 1997 debut album, "Supa Dupa Fly." The video for the single, which featured cameos by a number of rappers, received a nomination for Best Rap Video at the 1997 MTV Music Awards.

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The video for "All Is Full Of Love" sees a robot being assembled, eventually taking on the features of Bjork. At the end of the video, it comes into contact with another robot and the two kiss.

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"Rabbit in Your Headlights," by electronic duo UNKLE, features vocals from Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke.

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"Let Forever Be," by the Chemical Brothers, was co-written by Noel Gallagher of Oasis. He provided vocals for the track as well.

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"Praise You" by Fatboy Slim features a video by Spike Jonze, in which the director himself stars as the leader of a dance group that delivers an impromptu performance at a movie theater. It was shot without the theater having any prior knowledge of the project and features genuine reactions from the public.

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"Sabotage" was the first single from the Beastie Boys' fourth album, "Ill Communication." The video celebrates 1970s police TV shows and crime dramas, with the band members acting out various dramatic scenes. It was directed by Spike Jonze.

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"Bachelorette" was the second single from Bjork's 1997 album, "Homogenic." For the video, she once again collaborated with Michel Gondry to produce a surreal video that won an MTV Music Award for Best Art Direction.

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This Daft Punk instrumental track features a strange Spike Jonze-directed video of a dog with human traits, walking around a city on crutches and a boombox.

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The video for Weezer's "Buddy Holly" saw the band enter the set of the 1970's sitcom "Happy Days." It became an MTV staple.

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The lead single of an album with the same name, "Come To Daddy" features a fairly disturbing video which includes children wreaking havoc in an urban environment.

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