While every era produces it fair share of one-trick ponies, no decade produced as diverse and interesting a crop as the 90s Alternative Rock scene. Thanks in large part to the huge breakthrough of Nirvana, scores of alternative bands (many of whom influenced Cobain) became huge successes, as record executives suddenly viewed weird rockers as viable commodities: Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Meat Puppets, Mudhoney, and Sonic Youth, just to name a few. Yes, alt exploded in the 90s, for better or worse. And suddenly, the hits weren’t so predictable. Let’s take a look at our Top 5 90s alternative one-hit wonders.