The Nostalgia Machine Transports You to Your Favorite Musical Year

"Get your childhood jam on" with a year-by-year round-up of bygone bangers

The Nostalgia Machine music year best favorite videos
Creep back to the '90s on the TLC tip Photo by Getty Images
Olivia Forman

At last, someone has invented a time machine without the use of a hot tub or a DeLorean.

This one is — surprise! — a website that immediately takes you back to the musical hits of your heyday: introducing The Nostalgia Machine. Spend a little time with the 1995-you who couldn't conceive of a day when "Kiss From a Rose" wouldn't be on repeat. Or fondly return to that one Nickelback track that earwormed you in 2002, or call on 1970, crossing a bridge over troubled waters to return to a time when Simon and Garfunkel charted.  

The only instructions? "For optimum nostalgia pick a childhood year." Click "Hit Me!" and the Machine pulls music videos from the Billboard year-end Hot 100 for the era chosen. Its capabilities hold up as far back as the 1960s — shout out Sam Cooke — and even offer a sampling of 2013's fare, though Robin Thicke might be the only one already nostalgic for "Blurred Lines." 

"Kiss From a Rose" though, right?


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  • 1 Young Buffalo — No Idea " 03:59
  • 2 Vaadat Charigim — Ein Li Makom " 03:46
  • 3 Lindstrøm — Home Tonight " 09:13
  • 4 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 5 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 6 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00
  • 7 Lady Gaga — Till It Happens to You " 03:24

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