What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
I heard this song a little bit after i lost my virginity. I remember thinking, yeah today is the greatest day i've ever known.
- 9. D.W.Y.C.K by Gang Starr and Nice n Smooth
This is the rap song that started it all for those who don't remember the sugar hill gang.
- 8. Yellowledbetter by Pearl Jam
You may not have understood a word Eddie Vedder said, but the guitar solos screamed Jimi Hendrix.
- 7. Machine head by Bush
Doin 65 on the turnpike, then this song plays and all of the sudden you're red lining it at 120.
- 6. Longview by Greenday
The national anthem to all of us slackers out there.
- 5. You by Candlebox
It may not have been what was intended, but it made you want to say fuck you to everyone who tried keeping you down.
- 4. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
You could almost feel what he was going through.
- 3. Scenario by Tribe Called Quest
At least on the east coast, it wasn't a party until you heard Scenario.
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Every highschools pep rally song. This song brought out the energy to trounce the competition.
- 1. Black by Pearl Jam
Lyrically everyone can relate. Instrumentals incredible.
These may not be the ten greatest songs in the 90's. I may have missed some, but you must admit this list is a hot list.
By: Dorf The Crazy Drunken Elf
- 10. Lemmings by Blink-182
- 9. Doin' Time by Sublime
- 8. Police Story by Anti-flag
- 7. Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine
- 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 5. Emo by Blink-182
- 4. You Never Knew by Hieroglyphics
- 3. What I Got by Sublime
- 2. Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts by Less Than Jake
- 1. Dammit by Blink-182
By: Phil J
- 10. Tied to the 90s by Travis
Had to have a song with a mention of 90s. Also a very good song and video
- 9. Design for Life by Manics
No holding back from the Manics once again with a superb comeback after the disappearnace of Richie.
- 8. Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
Would have been higher if they hadnt played it to death on the re-release.
- 7. Til the end of time by Tupac
Im not a huge Rnb fan (u could have guessed) but this is a brilliant tune. In my opinion, better than Changes.
- 6. Basket Case by Green Day
Nothing quite like thousands of people all knowing the words to this wicked song at Leeds festival.
- 5. Local Boy in Photograph by Stereophonics
Super charged tune. Shame it went downhill for Phonics.
- 4. Dont Look back in Anger by Oasis
The pick of a list of quality (but arguably samey) Oasis tunes.
- 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Cant remember a band that has had as much impact with one single.
- 2. Just by Radiohead
This just rocks.
- 1. Motorcycle Emptiness by Manics
One of the most emotional downbeat songs ever. Also off the best album of the 90s, but thats a different matter
U could e-mail me about my suggestions and I probably will debate with u but everyone has a different top 10.
- 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
I wasn't a big Nirvana fan, but Nirvana was huge
- 9. Laid by James
Just a great song
- 8. Insane In The Brain by Cypress Hill
Transitioned the old school rap
- 7. Nothing But A G-thang by Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre
Pick a song but they defined rap for a decade
- 6. One by U2
U2 stayed strong throughout the 90s.
- 5. Wonderwall by Oasis
Mid 90s classic
- 4. A Long December by Counting Crows
Great song from a talented musician
- 3. Daughter by Pearl Jam
When you think of the 90s music, Pearl Jam was big throughout. Daughter is one of the best songs.
- 2. Crash by Dave Matthews
It's hard to top Dave.
- 1. Losing My Religion by R.e.m.
Pick the song, but REM was alternative before alternative became mainstream. (Honorable mentions to Everybody hurts and Man on the Moon.)
- 10. Take On Me by Reel Big Fish
- 9. Ghetto Cowboy by Bone-thugs
- 8. Crossroads by Bone-thugs
- 7. Turn Back The Hands Of Time by R. Kelly
- 6. Burbans And Lacs by Master P
- 5. I Really Miss My Homies by Master P
- 4. Change The World by Bone-thugs
- 3. Pope by Prince
I noticed that barely anyone mentioned Prince. He was awesome.
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
They were so good for Curt just to die.
- 1. Changes by 2pac
He is the best rappper and songwriter of the 90's
- 10. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy
Great song, brought a new hip hop sound
- 9. Nice and Slow by Usher
Ahh, What you doin, Really, You know im comin' over right. You got it hot for me already, baby? Okay be there in about... gimmie' 10 minutes. Hey wear that little thing i like. NUFF SAID
- 8. Love in ya Mouth by Kilo Ali
The song says it all.
- 7. Country Grammar by Nelly
He took over the rap scene with this song
- 6. Nothin But A G' Thang Baby by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
Now that is a RAP song!
- 5. Juvenille by Back That Thang Up!
Girls still go nuts to this song in clubs.
- 4. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Come on, any song that EVERYONE can recite is
- 3. Spinning Away by Sugar Ray
Not one of their common songs. Check it out. "The Beach" soundtrack
- 2. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
Leads to song #8---->
- 1. Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band
Far and away my favorite group and their best song.
I would have put N'sync You all I Ever Wanted and Brittany Spears Hit Me Baby one more time...But I want to save a little face.
- 10. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
- 9. Run by Collective Soul
- 8. December by Collective Soul
- 7. Rollercoaster by Blink 182
- 6. Theif by Our Lady Peace
- 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
- 4. Painted Black by Gob
- 3. Breadline by Megadeth
- 2. King Nothing by Metallica
- 1. Hero Of The Day (S&M Version) by Metallica
The Ultimate Song of all time.
- 10. Everybody Get Up by Five
anytime i hear it, whereever i am, i just have to dance to it
- 9. All The Small Things by Blink 182
one of my more favourite songs of recent times
- 8. I Would Walk 500 Miles by The Proclaimers
they're scottish, i'm scottish, it makes sense. but i also like the less than jake version.
- 7. In The End by Linkin Park
cause i like it
- 6. Rollin' by Limp Bizkit
a nice wee song to dance to
- 5. Blurry by Puddle Of Mudd
it's new but i'm hooked on it or the moment.
- 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
i suppose i had to put this in
- 3. Basket Case by Green Day
i haven't seen alot of this song here, it's one of their best and it even gets played in dance clubs (that i go to)
- 2. The Kids Aren't Alright by The Offspring
my second favourite offsprign song, but that's enough of them for just now
- 1. Self Esteem by The Offspring
the best offspring song, followed by....
a song i didn't want to rate but thought i'd mention is Baz Luhrmann's 'Sunscreen'. Just full of good advice - but who actualy follows it???
By: joe myles
- 10. Blue Line Swinger by Yo La Tengo
This is the kind of so called "alternative" or "college rock" that all those stupid bands SHOULD be doing - this is a true epic - give it a listen.
- 9. Inner City Life by Goldie
Perhaps one of the best Drum n' Bass songs of all time - everything works in this song - the beats, the lyrics, the vocals. It turned me on to SOME drum n' Bass in the mid 90's
- 8. Weightless Again by The Handsome Family
This should be on the top of my list - it's a perfect song - please check it out if you can find it - give it a listen - hope you love it like I do.
- 7. Fifteen Minutes to Live by Buck 65
You've got to hear this song to believe it - released in 1998-99 this 15 minute epic is eccentric hip hop at it's very best!!!!
- 6. Black by Pearl Jam
This was the "Stairway to Heaven" of the early 90's - too bad every school dance in America didn't end with this wailer.
- 5. Go by Moby
With it's creepy Twin Peaks sample this song helped bring techno/dance to a more respectable level - again, I don't think I'll ever be sick of this song.
- 4. Fools Gold by Stone Roses
Wonderful mixture of dance and rock - a classic!!!
- 3. Hate in a Puddle by Illogic
Released in 1998 - Illogic, from Columbus, Ohio rapped about sadness and self loathing in one of the best "sad" hip hop songs I've ever heard - I could hear this a thousand more times and never get sick of it.
- 2. Welcome to the Terrordome by Public Enemy
Although technically this could be considered extremely late 1989 it was really 1990 - remember Flavor Flav chanting "yo 1990" - Terrordome was one of the all time great Hip Hop songs - hands down!!!
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
This song broke it all open in late 91 - The first time I ever heard it I knew it was a massive song - I knew something was about to change.
Please Note: There are ALL kinds of great songs that came out of the 90's -this top 10 is NOT written in stone - it's just a spontanious attempt at covering more than one genre/style of music.
- 10. Everlong by Foo Fighters
I really like the movement
- 9. God of Wine by Third Eye Blind
This CD is one of the best I've ever owned
- 8. All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
There's not much else to say
- 7. Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
I love this song, although it's satanic probably
- 6. Say It Ain't So/ Only in Dreams by Weezer
The blue album rocks. Hey, by the way, you're not a true Weezer fan unless you have Pinkerton!
- 5. Shimmer by Fuel
Sunburn was the first secular CD I owned and this song never gets old.
- 4. Be Quiet and Drive Far Away by Deftones
This song is so good to listen to while driving at night.
- 3. Luna/ Stand Inside Your Love/ Annie-Dog by Smashing Pumpkins
There are so many great Smashing Pumpkins songs that I couldn't decide. Others include To Shelia, Meladori Magpie, and Thirty-Three
- 2. 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
I love the violins on this song, its really sad.
- 1. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
This song is one of the best ever made. I know its kind of old, but I still love it.
There are so many songs that are great and this was hard to choose, I'll probably think of something else.
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