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

    By: Josh
    • 10. My Own Prison by Creed
      Started on the foundation of post-grunge and then went on to help rock find it's identity in the late nineties and on.
    • 9. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
      Great song by a solid band.
    • 8. Everything Zen by Bush
      Nirvana wannabes, maybe. But they could sure rock out!
    • 7. Dead & Bloated by Stone Temple Pilots
      They weren't from Seattle, but they helped popularize the grunge/alternative rock movement.
    • 6. If You Could Only See by Tonic
      Epitomized the catchy alternative pop/rock songs of the mid 90's
    • 5. Would by Alice in Chains
      Man, they could rock hard.... Jerry Cantrell is a great guitarist!!
    • 4. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      What other 80's metal band was able to make the transition to 90's alternative rock and be so successful at it?
    • 3. Evenflow by Pearl Jam
      Is there a rock singer today who doesn't try to copy the full, rich sounds of Eddie Vedder's voice?
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Soundgarden's gloomy riffs influenced today's "new metal" bands quite heavily.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Good Grief! They started the modern rock revolution!

    By: Tommy C
    • 10. In Bloom by Nirvana
    • 9. Spoon Man by Soundgarden
    • 8. If You Could Only See by Tonic
    • 7. Cult Of Personality by Living Colour
    • 6. Eldery Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
    • 5. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 4. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper by Stp
    • 3. Far Behind by Candlebox
    • 2. Shine by Collective Soul
    • 1. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam

    By: Jodee Wedgeworth
    • 10. Never There by Cake
      This song has sentimental value for me-I heard it for the first time during a trip to San Diego and it always makes me think of that trip. Plus it's catchy!
    • 9. No Son of Mine by Genesis
      A great pop song by a band known for their art rock style. I prefer the art rock style myself but I won't knock a good pop song. This is one of the best.
    • 8. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
      Absolutely brilliant song by an awesome band. This was my anthem throughout all of high school.
    • 7. Fastcar by Tracy Chapman
      I love everything by Tracy Chapman but this is the song I can relate to most.
    • 6. Restless One by Tall Stories
      A very rare song off of a virtually unknown album...the best way to describe it is "The ballad above all ballads." Great song, great CD.
    • 5. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      Crash into me, yeah...And I come into you... AWESOME song!
    • 4. The Freshmen by Verve Pipe
      Another sentimental song...I remember when things used to be like this when I was in high school.
    • 3. I Would Have Loved You Anyway by Trisha Yearwood
      Reminds me of an old love...strange how life turns out sometimes...
    • 2. 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
      It's hard to find something bad to say about this song...a friend of mine committed sucide last year and had this song played at her funeral and it fit perfectly, unfortunately. The song is beautiful.
    • 1. When You Love a Woman by Journey
      This was the top hit off of one of the biggest comback albums in the 90's...plus they're my all time favorite!

    There are so many songs that should be up here but that's the way it works sometimes....
    By: Gofdreg
    • 10. System Of A Down by Toxicity
    • 9. Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine
    • 8. Points Of Authority by Linkin Park
    • 7. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
    • 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 5. Today by The Smashing Pupkins
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 3. Blood, Milk, And Sky by White Zombie
    • 2. Thunderstruck by Ac/dc
    • 1. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

    By: Faby Avila
    • 10. A Place For My Head by Linkin Park
      This song is really cool!!! It just has to be in my countdown.
    • 9. Points Of Authority by Linkin Park
      The rest of the songs are going to be by Linkin Park. This song is great especially the first part sung by Mike, it's great!!
    • 8. You by S Club 7
      This song is off S Club's 3rd album. Though it hasn't gotten to America yet I'm sure it'll be great!!!
    • 7. I'm Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado
      She has done it again!! This was Nelly's first song to come out in the U.S.!! No doubt she is known all over the world.
    • 6. ...on The Radio by Nelly Furtado
      Again this great Portuguese Princess has done it again!! On the radio just shows everyone who ever doubted her to be wrong!
    • 5. Two In A Million by S Club 7
      These guys and girls are also great! This song is just wonderful!! If you haven't heard it you should!!
    • 4. Forgotten by Linkin Park
      Once again these guys have done it again!! They are just too good to be true!!! You just have to agree with me.
    • 3. Turn Off The Light by Nelly Furtado
      Nelly is great!!! She is so different from all the other singers, which makes her even better.
    • 2. Bring It All Back by S Club 7
      This song is great!! These brits are so cool!
    • 1. In The End by Linkin Park
      I love this song!!! I love Linkin Park!!! This song is just so cool. No matter how many times I listen to it, it will never bore me!!!

    All of the artists on the countdown are the best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Shawn
    • 10. To Be With You by Mr. Big
      the list just wouldn't be complete without at least one ballad.
    • 9. Keep Talking by Pink Floyd
      A mild comeback but a great album.
    • 8. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
      Coming from their only good album
    • 7. Little Bones by The Tragically Hip
      I have to give the boys from my country some credit.
    • 6. Psycho Circus by KISS
      When the original members came back with all their make-up back on their face, it was the greatest thing they did.
    • 5. Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      So far all these have been released in 1991. Did the decade just go down from there?
    • 4. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Another song that pops into mind the second someone says "1991"
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Although I no longer actually like the song, I have to admit, it had a huge impact on me the first time I heard it.
    • 2. No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
      A great masterpiece by the godfather of metal.
    • 1. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
      This song had everything! Played with a symphony and done with great emotion. It still gives spine tinglies 11 years later.

    A tough list. Most of these songs were more influential rather than liked by me. They are the songs that had an impact on me the first time I listened to them.
    By: Nina Teng
    • 10. Big Poppa by Notorious BIG
    • 9. Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor
    • 8. The Dance by Garth Brooks
    • 7. Shine by Collective Soul
    • 6. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
    • 5. Missing by Everything But the Girl
    • 4. Informer by Snow
    • 3. Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow
    • 2. Ironic by Alanis Morissette
    • 1. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

    By: Ospirata
    • 10. Nothing Else Metters by Metallica
    • 9. Fear of The Dark by Iron Maiden
    • 8. I Don't Want to Grow Up by Ramones
    • 7. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilly Peppers
    • 6. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
    • 5. Budy Holly by Weezer
    • 4. Basket Case by Green Day
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 2. Live by Pain Lies On The Riverside
    • 1. Even Flow by Pearl Jam

    Those are my 90's favorite songs.
    By: Brett
    • 10. Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
      Very kool riff that pops up throughout this song. Awesome interlude that compliments Lenny's abilities as a g-tar player. Very much in the mould of Jimi Hendrix. Very poppy.
    • 9. Monkeywrench by Foo Fighters
      Fun song to listen to. High lights Dave's true abilities as a capable vocalist as he shows off his massive range. Very poppy tune that everyone seems to know n love.
    • 8. Suck My Kiss by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Flea's amazing bass humps ur face for 3 and 1/2 minutes as the Chilis grind out their strongest sounding song to date. In ur face bass, with an incredibly good g-tar solo during the interlude. Chorus goes off live.
    • 7. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Dave's drumming on this song is a stand out. Infectious pop song with an opening riff that will stick in your head for generations. Best part of the song - chorus.
    • 6. Adam's Song by Blink 182
      Powerful song with an awesome piano bit in the interlude to imply a reflective state. Make's vocal strength really stand out on this track.
    • 5. Soul 2 Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Awesome g-tar stylings of John Frusciante - maturing vocal and lyrical capabilities of Anthony Kiedis as well Flea's amazing bass works on this song make it a stand out.
    • 4. Lithium by Nirvana
      The trademark song of Nirvana - kool clip - n kool song. Power chords play a big part in this song - Kurt floods out all of his emotions. Cant help not sing along with this song.
    • 3. Everlong by Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl)
      This song will blast u away. Perfect lead up to chorus. This song high lights just how good a musician Dave Grohl really is. Clip must be rated by all
    • 2. Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis
      Chorus goes off, good to sing along to at a drunken party. Best vocals off Whats the story morning glory
    • 1. Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Awesome g-tar leading up to last chorus, deep soulfull meaning. Amazingly good vocals - incredibly powerful chorus. Backing vocals from John adds more credit to the song. How good is the clip?

    I wanted to include some Faith No More stuffs but 'the real thing' was recorded in 89. oh well. Epic, Falling to Pieces and From Out of nowhere stand out. As well - Midlife Crisis, Evidence, the gentle art of making enemies and the hippie jam song are all kool.
    By: Jackie Beal
    • 10. I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
      I love this song.....So nice and pretty!
    • 9. Things That Make You Go Hmmmm..... by C And C Music Factory
      I love it! so fun!
    • 8. Rush Rush by Paula Abdul
      Paulas first ballad.............Amazing!
    • 7. Doin It by Ll Cool J
      What a slammin track!
    • 6. Human Nature by Madonna
      She has had bigger hits.........But I love this one!
    • 5. Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul
      The song is great but the video..............Amazing! one that not many people have forgotenn or ever will!
    • 4. Everyday Is A Winding Road by Sheryl Crow
      I am not a big crow fan but I love this song so much
    • 3. None Of Your Bussiness by Salt N Pepa
      Not their biggest hit but a great anthem song!
    • 2. If by Janet Jackson
      What a rockin song and video!
    • 1. Vibeology by Paula Abdul
      Great dance song! peaked at number 14 but should have been higher!

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