Rizzo Music’s Top 100 Songs Of The 1990s continues today with number 97, “Meet Virginia” by Train. “Meet Virginia” came out at the tail end of the 1990s, eventually topping out at #15 on the Hot 100 chart in 1999. This song’s catchy intro and fun lyrics fell on welcoming ears and put Train on the road to instant stardom. The song took a while to become popular since most people had not heard of the band at the time, but after their first single, “Free”, was featured on the popular TV show Party of Five, it wasn’t long before “Meet Virginia” lead their self-titled album to platinum status.

Train is a band that didn’t just peak after their first hit. In 2001, they scored their biggest hit to date, “Drops of Jupiter”. “Ordinary”  was featured in the ever-popular movie, Spiderman 2, in 2004 and certainly helped them stay in the forefront of mainstream music. Still a very popular band, Train released their newest album, For Me, It’s You in 2006, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard charts in the US. Now with Columbia records, they do not show any signs of slowing down.

The music video features Rebecca Gayheart, who recently starred in the TV show “Vanished”, who plays the role of Virginia as a new waitress at a diner. It has shots of the band playing as well as lead singer Patrick Monahan eating in the dinner. It’s a fairly plain music video but it gets the job done. Here it is:

Interested in other songs from the countdown? Check out the other Top Songs of the 1990s.