Best Song Ever: "Spin the Bottle" by Juliana Hatfield
An oral history of 1995's classic teen-crush jam.
BY ESTELLE TANG
What's the soundtrack of your youth? In ELLE.com's Best Song Ever column, we revisit the tunes that made us who we are. In today's installment: the soundtrack to every teen crush, The Juliana Hatfield Three's "Spin the Bottle."
How did a 28-year-old woman capture the exact feeling of having a teenage crush? That's the spell indie-pop wizards The Juliana Hatfield Three cast with their 1995 hit "Spin the Bottle." A generation of young lovers sang along to this wink-nudge song—singer and guitarist Juliana Hatfield's kittenish, silvery vocals made listeners feel like any desperate longing could easily come true. Clocking in at just under 2 minutes and 30 seconds, the song became part of the '90s grunge canon when it was included on the Reality Bites soundtrack...
Read Juliana's take on "Spin the Bottle" here.