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
WRITTEN BY
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 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

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