16 Bands & Artists We All Want to See On MTV’s Unplugged Reboot

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If you're not yet convinced that everyone is trying to bring the '90s back, you might not be able to deny it anymore. We already told you about all the fashion statements making a comeback, we all watched the Twin Peaks reboot and I feel fairly certain we've been scrolling through the ‘Nostalgia TV' section on Hulu endlessly the past few months. 2017 has been the worst — who can blame us, really?

Well, another '90s relic is coming back to small screens next month. It was recently revealed that Unplugged is coming back to MTV — which aired regularly on MTV from 1989 to 1999 and has spent the past 18-odd years being released as Unplugged TV specials for important musical artists. The premise of the show, in the '90s at least, was that notable musicians and bands of the time would perform stripped down and switched up versions of their most popular hits. MTV has confirmed that 19-year-old heartthrob, Shawn Mendes, who sings and plays guitar will be taking center-stage for the September 8 premiere of the newly rebooted show.

But so far the “There's Nothin' Holding Me Back” singer is the only musician confirmed to appear on Unplugged, leaving our minds racing over which one of our other fave musical artists and bands we can expect to see performing acoustic variations of their OG tunes (and maybe a cover or two). While execs at MTV can't really go wrong in choosing who will perform — there are a couple people we'd love to see showing off their live singing skills. Keep readings to see the 16 artists who, in our humble opinion, must appear in MTV's Unplugged 2.0 version this fall.