What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
By: Jason Tates
- 10. Emotional by Carl Thomas
- 9. Oh Boy by Camron
- 8. Bump N Grind by R Kelly
- 7. End Of The Road by Boyz 2 Men
- 6. Nobody by Keith Sweat
- 5. All Eyez On Me by Tupac
- 4. Hit'em up (part II ) by Tupac
- 3. Juicy by B.I.G
- 2. One More Chance (remix) by B.I.G
- 1. How's It Going Down by DMX
- 10. So Fresh And So Clean! by Outkast
- 9. Falling In Love Again by Eagle Eye Cherry
- 8. Crash Into Me by Dave Mathews Band
- 7. Come Original by 311
- 6. Wonder Wall by Oasis
- 5. Just A Girl by No Doubt
- 4. Run Around by Blues Traveler
- 3. How's It Gonna Be? by Third Eye Blind
- 2. Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 1. Santeria by Sublime
- 10. Sonic Empire by Members Of Mayday
- 9. Self Esteem by The Offspring
- 8. Losing My Religion by R.e.m.
- 7. 74,75 by The Connels
- 6. Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode
- 5. Falling Away From Me by Korn
- 4. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
- 3. Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap
- 2. 1,2,3...Rhymes Galore by Dj Tomekk
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nivana
There are many many more great songs from the 90s. I tried to pick out the best songs from every kind of music. So here they are.
By: Wayne Gin
- 10. Counterfeit by Limp Bizkit
only limp bizkit song with mentioning. Fred durst is a fat fuck but u gotta love this song.
- 9. Still D.R.E by Dr.Dre Feat Snoop Dogg
Dre and Snoop are the only good ol skool shit left. Fuck all the newbie wannabes like Nelly. Take a lesson cuz uve just been schooled by the best.
- 8. Fuck Tha Police by NWA
Ice Cube,EZ E,Dre,MC REN,and Yella. U just cant compare...
- 7. The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
Love or Hate marilyn manson, this song is the shit. Kickass guitars synths and good drums. What could i say, he learned from the best.[TrenT Reznor,NIN]
- 6. Testify by Rage Against The Machine
GET UR ASS OUT AND VOTE! haha..stupid bush and dole. fuck that, the song ownz.
- 5. Renegades of Funk by Rage Against The Machine
Just when RATM gets going and releases some amazing shit.. Zack de la Rocha decides to jew us all and gives us the finger..
- 4. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Brings the deepest desires of lust and sex out in the open. The music itself is a turn on and the lyrics are just crazy.What other song in the 90s was so known for its chorus of "I wanna Fuck u like an Animal"?
- 3. Terrible Lie by Nine Inch Nails
Both Terrible Lie and Sin were from '89 but so what?! Trent questions religion in such powerful lyrics. I agree, God i think u owe me a great big apology..
- 2. Straight Outta Compton by NWA
BesT Rap Song Ever! Degrades woman to the level of the goo under my shoe and NWA was the greatest thing ever to happen in rap. Both NWA and NIN's debut albums changed the world.
- 1. Sin by Nine Inch Nails
So it was in '89, but so what?! who gives a rats fuck? its the best song ever. WAYYYY ahead of its time. TrenT Reznor recorded it with himself and a fucking computer. The lyrics are catchy even for the most frigit chicks out there. Great song for dance or making love. Hence thats the purpose of this song. So get it, and enjoy it with a nice piece of pink taco and feces on the side..
Actually i was just being nice. I should of put NIN for all 10 songs. But that would be mean...actually NWA deserved some credit as well. Bottom Line, TrenT reznor is the greatest thing ever to happen in music, and for all u dance rap, r&b fags, yall can blow me. HEY TRENT! ive waited 5 yrs for "The Fragile", Get ur neoass in gear and Record another album!.. plz,asshole.
- 10. 702 by Steelo
Sassy, sexy, breathtakingly original- this swings like nothing before or since, and neither 702 nor a thousand imitators have gone close to recreating this sound.
- 9. Stan by Eminem
A deviation in style at the time of release, this was the crowning glory of Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP', an outstanding record in many ways. Devastating stuff, rife with the pitch-black humour so often missed by his critics.
- 8. Patrick Bateman by Manic Street Preachers
Certainly the nastiest song of the decade- a snarling, full-throttled attack on American consumerism, inspired by Bret Easton-Ellis' 'American Psycho'. Available as a b-side to 'La Tristesse Durera', 'Bateman' was a highpoint for the Manics, prior to their "atrocious" period (1996 to date).
- 7. Loser by Beck
Responsible for bringing the great Beck Hansen to the attention of mainstream music- a standout single from an original and challenging artist.
- 6. Babe by Take That
So their records sucked, but they were a f***ing bona-fide phenomenon. This was from their second record, and the single went to #1 in the UK. And, I like it. I'm so sorry...
- 5. Lounge Act by Nirvana
Much as I despise the spawn of Nirvana- a million no-talent "punk" and "nu-metal" bands; the band itself was responsible for much of the best material around in the early 90s. 'Lounge Act', an oddly underrated number, appears on 'Nevermind'.
- 4. National Front Disco by Morrissey
Bitingly funny, tongue-in-cheek song which inspired phenomenal controversy.
- 3. What Side You On? by Public Enemy
From PE's 1994 'Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age'- the anthem of the decade.
- 2. The Boy Is Mine by Brandy And Monica
The subtext of the piece is as intriguing as the song itself- two singers repeatedly trying to outdo the other, as their personas do in the song. A dazzling pop song.
- 1. Sir Rockabye by Frank Black
Ex-Pixies frontman's only superlative solo album- the 22-song 'Teenager of the Year', contained a plethora of wonderful songs. 'Sir Rockabye' is probably the best.
Discover BILL HICKS, people. He is f***ing KING.
By: Olivia Pain
- 10. Hitchin' A Ride by Green Day
one of the best punk songs ive ever heard. one of the best punk bands ive ever heard!
- 9. Everything Zen by Bush
gavin rossdale does his best in this song and the guitar slides compliment the style, which makes it perfect too.
- 8. Celebrity Skin by Hole
courtenay really shines in this song-and the guitar just sets it off to make this song a rock anthem!
- 7. Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
this song basically describes each and every disturbed soul in a woman-and i love it!
- 6. Stinkfist by Tool
tool made a very good start and this was one of their best selling singles. i wonder why!!!!!!!
- 5. Freak On A Leash by Korn
wicked videoclip, the guitar sounds awesome and what else can i say? it rox!
- 4. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
one of my favs, this song gets me all happy and going every time.
- 3. Last Cup Of Sorrow by Faith No More
a very sort of manson- sounding song, but i never get sick of it
- 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
awesome lyrics,the guitar is played like a devil machine , thats all i have to say
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
this song is just....legendary and was a start to teen grunge and youth anthems
- 10. Linger by The Cranberries
- 9. Dreams by The Cranberries
- 8. Rayando el Sol by Mana
The best latin band...
- 7. Ode to my Family by The Cranberries
- 6. When I come around by Green Day
- 5. Message in a Bottle by The Police
Don't get confused Cristina...
- 4. It Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 3. High and Dry by Radiohead
- 2. Ridiculous Thoughts by The Cranberries
The same as zombie...
- 1. Zombie by The Cranberries
Anyone who REALLY knows about music can say Cranberries is the best band out there. The composers of zombie have so many good songs I didn't know which to choose. Dolores is a goddess. They sing for peace. They play perfectly, they are slick. The perfect band.
- 10. Elderley Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
"Me you wouldn't recall For I'm not my former It's hard when... you're stuck upon... then shelf I change by not changing at all Small town predicts my fate Perhaps that's what no one wants to see I JUST WANT TO SCREAM... HELLOOOOOOOOOO!" (OK... I couldn't figure out a #10 on my list... but this song rules... epecially the part above)
- 9. Come As You Are by Nirvana
OK... I'll admit Nirvana was revolutionary to 90s muzak, but I wasn't as into them as the normal joe. However, "Nevermind" was awesome and this was my fav from that album. Had to give them props (especially with Mr. Big in the Top 10!)
- 8. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
Helluva tune and a "smashing" music vid
- 7. A Long December by Counting Crows
I listened to this song non-stop when it came out (as can be said of all of the songs above). Great mix of piano and rock.
- 6. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
A perfect 10 in all aspects.
- 5. To Be With You by Mr. Big
OK... so I know it's pathetic.... but this is the BEST song of crush-love that I've ever heard. Solid acoustics mixed with emotional lyrics that we can all relate to.
- 4. She Talks To Angels by Black Crowes
Best acoustic effort of the 90s? I f*#kin' think so!
- 3. Freedom by Rage Against The Machine
Talk to me about the most underrated band of the 90s. They INVENTED rock/hip-hop (i.e. lame bads lamely followed such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, etc.) They preached socialistic reform in a way that rocked the f*#kin' minds of their audience! Did I mention guitarist Tom Morello went to Harvard? The most socially conscious, educated band of the 90s. Even Bob Marley would give props to these guys! (NOTE: this song had the best music video of the 90s)
- 2. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Is there a better intro to a song in rock n' roll history? The best soundtrack song ever.... too bad it was not on a REAL album, because I think it is their best effort to date.
- 1. Alive by Pearl Jam
I mean... honestly.... could a song rock anymore than this... could it possibly have a better guitar solo? I think not.
So it may be a lame compilation... and I may have not included enough grunge or enough Metallica... but so f@#ckin' what?? It's my list... f%#k off!
By: Derek Jay
- 10. Independance Day by Elliot Smith
- 9. Sexy Boy by Air
- 8. Where is My Mind by The Pixies
- 7. Once Around the Block by Badly Drawn Boy
- 6. M+M's by Blink 182
- 5. Beer by Reel Big Fish
- 4. Sidekick by Rancid
- 3. All Outa Angst by NOFX
- 2. Heroin Girl by Everclear
- 1. Punk Rock Song by Bad Religion
Typifies the attitudes of the mid 90s so so well
These songs are the songs that shaped my 90s... what can I say
By: Steve Williams
- 10. Midlife Crisis by Faith No More
Another great band lost on the dust bin. At their peak and if they got it together would have rivalled Nirvana and the Peppers for the best band of the 90s in my humble opinion.
- 9. Ava Adore by Smashing Pumpkins
Soaring and the most poignant love song Billy Corgan ever wrote. The chorus is a gem.
- 8. Original Gangster - Og by Ice T
Back in the day, I thought this guy was a joke and played it as one. Listening closer over the years, this guy should have been a writer. Great lyricist. Nothing from this song or the album bores. Surprising and upfront social conscience not BS bravado.
- 7. What I Got by Sublime
These guys were headed for the bigtime, along with Blind Melon another tragic waste of talent. Feel good get up song of the decade.
- 6. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The saddest song about losing your best friend from the most unlikely band to put this out. I still get a lump in my throat from hearing this.
- 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
ok, never was a "before they sold out" fan, but ten years later.. im sorry, the best late night down the highway stereo blasted song of the decade. Bob Rock (go Payola$!!) does a Rick Rubin and teaches the boys how to write songs and turns raw brilliant talent into perfect candy.
- 4. Missing by Everything But The Girl
Step out in any club circa 1995, and this one jumps out along with its inspiration - Walking Wounded CD. I could take or leave these two before they wed great lyrics to drum and bass. Smart dance music, rare to find. Todd Terry did it for them in the dance remix, but the original is the most definitive description of long love lost i have ever heard. "like the deserts miss the rain"
- 3. Unsent by Alanis Morrissette
"when i think over the early nineties, your face comes up with a vengeance" .. amen.
- 2. Red Paint by Neneh Cherry
What the record industry did to her career, they should be charged with war crimes. So many owe their careers late nineties and now to this woman. Bless her for two albums plus of excellent crossover RandB, dance and genre bending genius.
- 1. The Act We Act by Sugar
Easily the most underrated two/three album spawn of Bob Mould. Mindblowing heaviness and crunch with shimmering gloss. F***ing perfect.
Disintegration by the Cure. Should have been released in the 90s. Waaaaaay ahead of its time. Plainsong and Untitled still rule late night drinking in the dark.
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