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    By: red deadeye joe
    • 10. baby got back [techno remix] by sir mix a lot [mixed by techno terry]
      great dance mix
    • 9. napster sucks by metallica
      i can't belivee they came out with an anti napster song... GREAT idea and funny
    • 8. franks 2000 inch tv by weird al
      funny song
    • 7. shoop by salt and pepper
      great song about sex
    • 6. boyz in the hood by dynamite hack
      great folk cover of easy e's crap song... they made it good
    • 5. k.o.b.e. by kobe bryant w/ tyra banks
      tha best rap song of the 90's
    • 4. pumpin pumpin by destiny's child
      thids song is soooo good
    • 3. newage grrl by deadeye dick
      great song
    • 2. theme song by king of the hill
      the greatest shows with the greatest theme song
    • 1. amish paradise by weird al
      weird al is sooooooooooooo funny

    this is the best list out there i am right
    By: J. Goode
    • 10. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey and Boyz to Men
    • 9. Hero by Mariah Carey
    • 8. Again by Janett Jackson
    • 7. Amazing by Aerosmith
    • 6. Diamonds and Pearls by Prince and the New Power Generation
    • 5. Feels like another one by Patti labelle
    • 4. I have nothing by Whitney Houston
    • 3. I would do anything for love by Meatloaf
      excellent lyrics, wonderful instrumental sounds
    • 2. I will always love you by Whitney Houston
    • 1. Come to my window by Melissa Etheridge

    By: Lewis Jackson
    • 10. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morresette
    • 9. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
      Sad Song that means a lot to one of the greatest guitarists in history.
    • 8. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      "White rap doesn't work". Well, he showed 'em wrong, so what the hell.
    • 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 6. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
    • 4. Unforgiven by Metallica
      Yeah, I hate Lars Uhlrich now, but back then they were cool.
    • 3. Losing My Religion by REM
      Good song. Period.
    • 2. November Rain by Guns n' Roses
      Not originally done in the 90s, but mainly produced this past decade. Beautiful song that deserves much credit.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Hands down, the most influential song of the decade. Unfortunatly, alternative died in early 1995, and what we call "alternative" now is merely what could be called rock, but people try to stick

    Anyone who says that any Backstreet/N' Sync/etc. band was the greatest song of the decade is BS. They have good vocals-granted. But frankly, the song of the decade should be written and played by the actual band. They're not even bands. They're vocal quintets. They don't play their own instruments. They suck. Period. And why do a lot of these lists contain only songs that were put out up to two years ago? 1990-1999=10 years. And 2000 songs don't count. Some of these ideas are absolutly ludicrous. And, these aren't my personal faves, but they are what I consider the best.
    By: Oliver Kimokeo
    • 10. The Power by Snap!
      I consider "Power" to be the epitome of the early 90's dance boom. It has good lyrics, and good music.
    • 9. Unbelievable by EMF
      "Unbelievable" is one of those songs that has become an Manchester classic. Unbelievable!!!
    • 8. Black Or White by Michael Jackson
      Michael Jackson delivered the goods on this 1991 single with a guest appereance by Slash (Guns N' Roses). Of course, there was the video too with the morphing, Macually Culkin lip syncing, and his destructive escapade at the end.
    • 7. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio
      I've got to give props to my boyz in LDR. It's well known that single is considered a novelty record but it was more than just a song. It was a phenomenon created the biggest dance craze in 35 years. "Macarena" prepared America for the Latin flava which had its peak in 1999.
    • 6. Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G. f/ Puff Daddy & Mase
      It's a shame that this single had to be posthumous but it defines the Bad Boy label era. Even though "I'll Be Missing You" was a tribute to Biggie, "Mo Money Mo Problems" showcased the skillz of Sean "Puffy" Combs and Christopher Wallace.
    • 5. Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40
      This Elvis cover was perfectly orchestrated by the 8-member raggae group.
    • 4. Freak On A Leash by Korn
      Korn was experimental is bringing rap-metal, and are the influence of many bands. I'd like to add that the video is one of the best of all-time. It has a great concept, awesome special effects, animination, direction, and to top it off, "Freak On A Leash" is a great song.
    • 3. California Love by Dr. Dre & 2Pac
      California Love is spectacular. I consider it to be a excellent collaboration between the two.
    • 2. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      "Come As You Are" is one of the haunting songs that you can't believe that this song is that good. Anyway, I think this song summarizes the grunge movement.
    • 1. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
      I consider this song to the best power ballad of all time. It's one of those songs that will have it's lasting place when you look at songs from the 90s.

    This top ten list contains 10 songs one should listen to get a taste of 90s music. I know I'd left some good songs out but that's the way it is. Also, I am a fan of teen pop (NSYNC, Hanson, Britney) but I think the quality is only temporary and will not create an everlasting sound.
    By: MARGE
    • 10. I will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      ok ok i admit this song is also cheesy...but oh so romantic
    • 9. Garden Grove by Sublime
      sublime is the best band ever with gr8 songs
    • 8. Rockafeller Skank by fatboy slim
      i love this song to death
    • 7. (doo-op) That THing by Lauryn Hill
      go Luaryn!
    • 6. LA Song by Beth Hart
      an unblelievable great song
    • 5. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      a classic
    • 4. I'll remmber by Madonna
      one of her BEST!
    • 3. Celebrity Skin by Hole
      GO GO GO! this song marks the most use made out ofthe REPEAT button on my cd player!
    • 2. I'll Be by Edwin Mccain
      OK this song may be a little cheesy but i thik it is so pretty...just listen to it.
    • 1. Colorblind by countig crows
      Not only is this song beautiful, it has a wonderful melody, terrific lyrics, and is played by a great band.

    By: liam
    • 10. California love by 2pac
      love the song hate the guy
    • 9. N 2 gether now by Limp Bizcut feat. Method Man
      sweet song
    • 8. faith by Limp Bizcut
      F$#%ing sick song wicked band
    • 7. The Launch by DJ Jaen
      What would we do without "The Launch"
    • 6. stinkfist by Tool
      best song eva wicked band
    • 5. Jerry was a race car driver by Primus
      wicked song
    • 4. Beutiful People by Marilyn Manson
      A wicked song from a freak (in a good way)
    • 3. can't touch this by MC Hammer
      first song I remember
    • 2. Killing in the name by RATM
      biggest badest song of the 90's
    • 1. Creep by Radiohead
      Have to say my favourite song

    By: Spengler
    • 10. Bittersweet Symphony (1997) by The Verve
      The strings section that The Verve 'borrowed' from The Rolling Stones was very powerful and blended nicely with the song from start to finish. Great vid too.
    • 9. Clubbed To Death (1996) by Rob D.
      Beautiful piano ensemble blended in with a memorably layered beat. The original mix of this tune is the best.
    • 8. Lithium (1991) by Nirvana
      Here's the obligatory Nirvana song.
    • 7. Little Fluffy Clouds (1991) by The Orb
      Released in the early 90's, this song and accompanying cd (Adventures Beyond Ultra World) set the standard for trance music and was never matched.
    • 6. Goldfinger/Oh Yeah (1996) by Ash
      Power chords, melodic vocals and angsty teen lyrics. These songs are an ode to youth.
    • 5. Hell Is 'Round The Corner (1995) by Tricky
      Off the brilliant Maxinquaye CD, Tricky used the same Isaac Hayes sample that Portishead used in 'GloryBox'. A pure, unadulterated triphop classic.
    • 4. Closer (1994) by Nine Inch Nails
      The Downward Spiral was one of the best CD's of the 90s... and who could forget the chorus of this popular single. Amazing video too.
    • 3. Under The Bridge (1991) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      The second single off Blood Sugar Sex Magick, and one of their finest ever.
    • 2. Epic (1990) by Faith No More
      Epic appeared on The Real Thing which came out in 1989, but as a single it wasn't released until 1990 so technically it is a 90's song. A great eclectic mixture of a song.
    • 1. Paranoid Android (1997) by Radiohead
      This song could be described as progressive rock. Essentially it is 3 different songs in one, from the opening acoustic riff that runs 1/3 of the way through, to the chaotic crunching guitars in the middle section, then to a beaufifully melodic section ('Rain down, Rain down, Rain Down On Me)while finally ending on the crashing guitars. A brilliant effort from Radiohead, which I rate as one of the best songs of the 1900's, let alone the 1990's.

    Honrable Mentions: hmm.. its so hard to pick just 10, the 90's seem like yesterday (doh they were) but anyway here's a few that could've easily ade the grade: Warren G- Regulate, Stone Temple Pilots - Plush, Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise, Radiohead - Creep, Oasis - Supersonic, Daft Punk - Da Funk, Massive Attack - Karmacoma, Bjork - Big Time Sensuality, Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun, Sneaker Pimps - 6 underground, Tricky - For Real, EMF - Unbelievable.. etc.
    By: Jesper
    • 10. No more, no less by Collective Soul.
      Got all their albums can't wait for their next! Certainly one of my fav bands.
    • 9. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
      It could have been so many from that album, or the Dizzy up the girl one. I especially love "Slide".
    • 8. Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla
      Cool cool song.
    • 7. To the moon and back by Savage Garden
      Absolutely brilliant album. Could have chosen five songs.
    • 6. One by Creed
      Extremely tought choise between that one and "Higher". Two really solid rock albums from those guys.
    • 5. Real World by Matchbox20
      I love their first album. The second was a huge dissapointment.
    • 4. Wow by Garbage
      Yeah wow is what I say about the two albums from this band. Both are so good I could have chosen five songs for this list.
    • 3. As I lay me down by Sophie B Hawkins
      It has a special meaning to me. Other great songs from Sophie include, "Damn, I wish I was your lover", "I need nothing else" and most of the Whaler album
    • 2. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
      "Follow you down" is really good too.
    • 1. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      That song blows me away everytime I hear it.

    By: mms
    • 10. Good Enough by Sara Mclauchlin
      I'm not a big fan or anything, but this song is amazing
    • 9. KRS-One by Step into a World
      Step into a worldddddddddddddd.....catchy, but he had songs with depper lyrics
    • 8. take your pick by Rakim
      Every song made by this man is gold
    • 7. Retrospect 4 Life by Common
      A song about abortion by a superb lyricist with lauryn hill on the vocals.....Come on, now!
    • 6. Shine & basically every other song on this cd by Amel Larieux
      This woman has the most profound lyrics I have heard in a while...most of you have probably never heard of her...check her out!
    • 5. Dream on Dreamer by Brand New Heavies
      N'dea Davenport has a beautiful voice...and nice lyrics...her solo c.d. was great...and she did a song with natalie merchant that is abnormally beautiful
    • 4. Definition by Blackstar
      New School Hip Hop Classic...i like just about every song I've heard Talib on...and Mos Def's c.d. is always in rotation at my house
    • 3. Jazzmatazz LP by Guru
      Brought hip hop to a whole different level with its integration of jazz and beat
    • 2. You Got Me by The Roots
      This is not anywhere their there best song, but this is the song that acquired recognition for the new school underground hip hop community. The Roots got a grammy!
    • 1. Scenario by Tribe Called Quest
      No need to even comment on this song!

    Hip Hop/Jazz/Reggae/Soul/World/Classical are the categories of music I found myself listening to more often than not. I like the poetic energy that lies beneath the surface. There are so many spectacular artists I didn't place on my list...D'angelo, Public Enemy, De La Soul....wow...my list is infinite...and much respect to EVERY ARTIST of EVERY GENRE...you all deserve to be in the top ten list
    By: aubrey harris
    • 10. low by cracker
      the ultimate stoner song. "I'll be w/ u girl, like bein low, hey hey hey like being stoned"
    • 9. Gone away by the offspring
      it's really sad if you listen to the lyrics, but i love it."and it feels and it feels and feels like heaven's so far away. and it stings,yeah it stings now that you've gone away."
    • 8. bittersweet symphony by the verve
      cool music.can't think of lyrics right now...
    • 7. Hail hail by pearl jam
      rocks. what more can i say? "hail hail the lucky one's, i refer to those in love"
    • 6. Last night on earth by U2
      very cool to dance to. "you gotta give it away! u gotta give it awayyyy!
    • 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      very disturbing lyrics, but it rocks. "Exit light enter night, take my hand. off to never never land!"
    • 4. Plush by stone temple pilots
      what's not to like? When the dogs do find her, got time time to wait for tomorrow, to find it, to find it..."
    • 3. One by U2
      kick ass song with a message. "you say love is a temple, love's a higher law, u ask me 2 enter. but then u make me crawl, and i can't be holdin on .." "we're one but we're not the same"
    • 2. Sex Type Thing by Stone temple pilots
      very sexy song. fun to mosh to. "i am iam iam i sai d i wanna get next to.... I know u want what's on my mind i know u like what's on my mind, i know it eats you up inside i know u know u know u know..."
    • 1. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
      Great driving song, the video rocks and scoot weiland is oh so sexy!! Leavin' on a sunday afternoon, with what iread between the lines, your lies...

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