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What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?

    By: Tony
    • 10. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      Always good for a few cheap laughs and a great ice breaker at parties.
    • 9. Lazy Eye by Goo Goo Dolls
      I really hate this band but I like this song so that's gotta count for something.
    • 8. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
      My favorite Pumpkins song.
    • 7. Machinehead by Bush
      The lyrics don't make any sense but it rocks pretty hard. Dangerous song to listen to while driving. On second thought I don't think any Bush songs make any sense... just a bunch of random phrases that sound good together.
    • 6. Everlong by Foo Fighters
      I've played this song everyday for the last few years and I still love it.
    • 5. Spoonman by Soundgarden
      Another fun and rocking song from a great band.
    • 4. I Got ID by Pearl Jam
      Deep song from a great 90s band.
    • 3. Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      A great rockin song from one of the top bands of the 90s.
    • 2. Song 2 by Blur
      Lots of fun and just plain rocks. Wish it was longer though.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      The song that started it all.

    Picking out 10 songs is really hard. Nirvana or RATM could fill up the whole list by themselves but that wouldn't be any fun.
    By: David Graff
    • 10. One Headlight by The Wallflowers
      Depressing song but good in that way.
    • 9. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
      One of my favorite rock songs of all time.
    • 8. Everything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
      Oldy but I love it for a romatic song.
    • 7. Rammstien by Speil Mit Mir
      Hard rock that I likes. :)
    • 6. The Way by Fastball
      Good rock song.
    • 5. Get Busy Child by Crystal Method
      Kick ass fast song.
    • 4. Make You Sweat by C & C Music Factory
    • 3. Italian Leather Sofa by Cake
      Has my favorite trumpet solo.
    • 2. Blue by Eiffel 65
      I want more Eiffel 65 songs. :(
    • 1. Porcelain by Moby
      My favorite song of all time. Best syths and piano. :)

    I didn't listen to 90's in the 90's to much so this was hard for me. I was listenin to 80's all through high school and country before but I don't like it now. :P So I put those I heard then and ones that are 90's I like now. :) I had some close calls like some of the swing stuff but thats all to new so I went with rock and dance stuff.
    By: jim
    • 10. Theme Song to "The Simpsons" by Danny Elfman
      No one will argue with this. Plus, it was the closest I could come to classical music short of those sacreligious remixes.
    • 9. Santeria by Sublime
      It's not the BeeGees. That alone earns it brownie points.
    • 8. My Own Summer (Shove It) by Deftones
      I'm doing this one to appease the death metal crowd. Before it was popular, of course.
    • 7. High-Head Blues by Black Crowes
      Just when you thought America was too corporately anti-drug...
    • 6. I Hate Jimmy Page by Mindless Self-Indulgence
      It's so retro, and yet, so not...
    • 5. Rosa Parks by Outkast
      Why not? Rap is just about as demoralizing as every crappy hair band that ever was.
    • 4. Winter by Tori Amos
      All right, I got my politically correct requirements entirely out of the way. (just kidding, there, ladies...it's a good tune)
    • 3. Das Weisse Licht by Oomph!
      I'm doing this to throw everyone off. It's available only in Germany. But it's good...at least it beats that horribly uninspired "Wonderwall" song.
    • 2. Forty-six & 2 by Tool
      Maynard James Keenen might be a "Fred Durst" of the underworld, but their music still holds up.
    • 1. Airbag by Radiohead
      What did you want? Linkin Park? Milli Vanilli?

    By: Kit Shields
    • 10. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      This song is gorgeous
    • 9. Say it Ain't So by Weezer
      It is.
    • 8. Girls and Boys by Blur
      Love in the 90's, it's paranoid
    • 7. The Sweetest Thing by U2
      okay, I think this was in the 90's
    • 6. Writing to Reach You by Travis
      Kudos if you've heard of it.
    • 5. Everybody Hurts by REM
    • 4. Losing My Religion by REM
      God, do they rule...
    • 3. Coffee and TV by Blur
    • 2. Song 2 by Blur
      My favorite band
    • 1. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      The video is so cute, too.

    By: Chris
    • 10. Come Out And Play by Offspring
      This is just one of those catchy upbeat songs that you just want to crank up on your radio. Great song.
    • 9. Until It Sleeps by Metallica
      My FAVORITE Metallica song. Hammet's hard hitting guitar riffs, Lars pounding on the drums, and Hetfield's deep powerful voice make this song a classic.
    • 8. Freedom by Rage Against The Machine
      A song about being smothered by society. You are not a slave.
    • 7. Alive by Pearl Jam
      Vedder at his best. A song about a boy who grows up without a father and is finally told by his mother that his father is out on the streets. The boy is so distraugt he leaves the home forever.
    • 6. Rape Me by Nirvana
      A very powerful and meaningful song. Kurt spoke out against rape in songs such as Rape Me and Polly. In Kurt's words.. Rape Me is a song about poetic justice. A guy rapes a girl goes to jail and is raped there.
    • 5. Say It Ain't So by Weezer
      Incredibly awesome guitar riffs combined with Rivers Cuomo's unmistakable voice make this one of my favorite songs ever.
    • 4. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Soundgarden's greatest song from one of my favorite albums of all time Superunknown. I can't wait to here Cornell with Rage!
    • 3. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      One of the most powerful songs I have ever listened to. And the music vdeo when the camera turns and Eddie Vedder's eyes go into the back of his head. Genius.
    • 2. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Another Nirvana classic. The song gives me chills every time I see the song and the video. Kurt Cobain is truely one in a billion.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Obviously a classic. Anyone who doesn't put this song at # 1 does not understand the impact it made on music.

    Keep in mind I put this list together in 3 minutes. If I had more time things would be switched but this is the basic idea. Hope you agreed with me on at least a few songs. Later.
    By: Joseph Hill (90's top 10)
    • 10. Truely, Madly, Deeply by Savage garden
      A love song for every occaision which I just can't get enough of!
    • 9. Change by Sheryl Crow
      Rockin' and very odd lyrics
    • 8. Instict by Crowded house
      Lady in red pop
    • 7. Deeper underground by Jamiroqui
      Deeper Grunge, creepier underground.
    • 6. Why does it always rain on me by Travis
      Why should it rain on them?
    • 5. Da funk by Daft punk
      Beats that pulse through the body and cut all the artiries
    • 4. Most girls by Pink
      A begging 4 a boyfriend song with a rhythm to die 4
    • 3. To The Moon And Back by Savage garden
      It's so high in my charts that it goes to the moon... ...and back...
    • 2. Glycerine by Bush
      Rock with a difference but has a slight luuv texture!
    • 1. Writing to reach you by Travis
      A song that's going nowhere but you can't help singing to!

    I also have a top 10 for 2000-2002
    By: T Smith
    • 10. Shiny Happy People by R.E.M
      Love you - Mean It. Lots of good stuff by them
    • 9. Under the Tahitian Moon by Porno For Pyros
      Also liked the song Kimberly Austin.
    • 8. Vortex by Megadeth
      Don't listen to this immediately after the Sundays.
    • 7. Desert Rose by Eric Johnson
      Great guitarist
    • 6. Again by Alice in Chains
      I am still waiting for their Christmas CD.
    • 5. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver by Primus
      "had a Bocephus sticker on his 442, he'd light'em up just for fun. These guys are sure to be on the wish list of any Brittany Spears fan
    • 4. Illumination by Rollins Band
      Hey, it was the late 90's, like most middle class kids I had to be angry. Gee Wally, why does Henry have to be such a creep?
    • 3. Wild Horses by The Sundays
      With the exception of this song, I didn't like the 2nd CD (Blind) as much as the 1st and 3rd.
    • 2. The Shelf in the Room by Days of the New
      Excellent debut CD. Yes, the yellow one.
    • 1. Buena by Morphine
      Weird Jazz/Rock/Alternative Sound. Tons of good songs by these guys.

    By: Corning
    • 10. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
      Post-grunge forever.
    • 9. Shimmer by Fuel
    • 8. Unwind by Oleander
    • 7. Good by Better Than Ezra
    • 6. Everlong by Foo Fighters
    • 5. Never Let You Go by Third Eye Blind
    • 4. 4th of July (Beatles' cover) by Soundgarden
    • 3. All Apologies by Nirvana
    • 2. Them Bones by Alice in Chains
    • 1. Sex Type Thing by STP
      Grunge forever.

    Grunge & post-grunge alternative rock should live on forever.
    By: Katherine
    • 10. The Masterplan by Oasis
    • 9. Californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 8. Pardon Me by Incubus
    • 7. My Own Prison by Creed
    • 6. Glycerine by Bush
    • 5. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 4. Blow up the Outside World by Soundgarden
    • 3. Karma Police by Radiohead
    • 2. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 1. Blurry by Puddle of Mudd

    couldn't agree more with chris, those stupid no-talent pop singers are ruining music and leaving great bands in their shadows,but i dont think that sarah macglaughlin should be included,she's talented, she writes her own music at least,but Gwen Stefani,i think is just another no-talent pop singer
    By: Ben
    • 10. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by Nirvana
      Although not written by Cobain still has the weird Nirvana lyric feel to it along with Kurt's straining vocals and its simple cords-great song.
    • 9. Say it Ain't So by Weezer
      Same as all other Weezer music with one key ingredient added--serious lyrics. Another quieter riff in the background.
    • 8. Lightning Crashes by Live
      Ed has the smoothest voice of any musician out there, great riff buried in the background.
    • 7. Mrs. Potter's Lullaby by Counting Crows
      Long, rambling song lyricly, but has a great sound and severl humorous lyrical musings along the way.
    • 6. A Long December by Counting Crows
      Awesome lyrics. Damn good song, not much else to say.
    • 5. Creep by Stone Temple Pilots
      Cool song to chill with, cool lyrics too despite the fact that not even Scott Weiland knows what he's trying to say.
    • 4. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town by Pearl Jam
      Another could song from Vedder and company, Dylanesque in that it tells a story.
    • 3. The Day I Tried to Live by Soundgarden
      Excellent song, lyrics show hypocrisy in people, Soundgarden could flat out rock.
    • 2. Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Nice song to chill with, not to mention the obligatory RHCP rap halfway through.
    • 1. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
      Great vocals and all that, but the mellow guitar makes the song awesome.

    The order is a little off, I would like to have the Counting Crows a little higher and probably should have gotten Creep by Radiohead into the mix somehow. Many Nirvana songs tied with Where Did You Sleep, but because they are all nearly the same, with the same qualities and the like only one made it.

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