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The latest Marvel superhero flick Captain Marvel is a love letter to the ’90s, taking a page out of Guardians of the Galaxy’s book with its tribute to the music of the decade.

As a result, there are tons of fun references to ’90s groups and solo artists. It will send memories flooding back to you if you lived through the time when they were popular – or just love chilling with retro tunes.

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In an interview with Den of Geek, co-director Ryan Fleck spoke briefly on how putting the music together helped out with the overall movie’s creative process, noting how they just “threw songs in” to see what stuck.

The movie finally debuts in theaters tomorrow, and it’s your chance to go hang out with Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the world’s mightiest hero yet. While you’re entranced with the movie, keep an ear open for some of the cool ’90s tunes you’ll hear throughout.

Of course, no movie in the ’90s would be complete without Nirvana, and the trio’s “Come As You Are” is heavily featured in the movie, which also happens to spotlight plenty of flannel. It’s synonymous with the decade, so of course it made its way to the soundtrack.

For a film about a woman who aspires for greater, you might not expect the angsty anthem “Only Happy When It Rains” from Garbage to make an aural appearance, but it definitely does.

If you’re in a hip-hop mood, listen for Salt-N-Pepa’s sassy hit “Whatta Man,” which praises a man who’s worth holding down, who cares for his woman and even takes care of the kids.

You’ll also hear TLC’s anthemic bop with a message, “Waterfalls,” which hammer home the importance of ensuring you have protected sex and keep running with the right crowds.

There’s a veritable treasure trove of ’90s tracks to listen for, including Hole’s “Celebrity Skin,” R.E.M.’s “Man On The Moon,” and even No Doubt’s “Just A Girl.”

Honestly, we can’t wait to hear what else the flick touches on. Because deep down, we all kinda wanna see the ’90s again, after all.

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