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

    By: eric
    • 10. Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
      hey lm a rocker but lets give credit that depeche mode was the last of the 80's and this song was done in the early 90's.
    • 9. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
      great vocals and guitar yet everyone has forgotten thtem i geuss
    • 8. Naveed by Our Lady Peace
      THis was one of the best rock songs of the 90's back when OLP was hardcore.
    • 7. Machine Head by Bush
      everyone was into this song. simple guitar tabs with such a great effect.
    • 6. My Hero by Foo Fighters
      Dave Grohl really shows he's more than just a drummer(for nirvana) when he makes guitars and sings this song. talk about multitalented.
    • 5. Lightning Crashes by Live
      well writen, they must have really put their hearts into this song.
    • 4. Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine
      Tom morello proves to be the most skilled guitarist of the 90's on this album.
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      After the fade of grunge these Oasis kept rock going
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      passionate rock
    • 1. Come As You Are by Nirvana

    By: Chris
    • 10. Pearl Jam by Better Man
    • 9. The Bends by Radiohead
    • 8. American Party Bomb by Grinspoon
      yalright!!! this is rock... so rock... aussie rock!
    • 7. Thru The Eyes Of Ruby by Smashing Pumpkins
      one of the only bands that could have pulled this stadium rocker off! it is a big wall of sound with layers upon layers of guitars!!
    • 6. Everlong by Foo Fighters
    • 5. Photobooth by Death Cab For Cutie
      Perfect Emo
    • 4. The Rain Song by Page and Plant Unledded
      Is this cheating? putting a Zeppelin song in.. recorded in 92 (I think) possibly even better than the original version - as if that's possible!
    • 3. Nirvana by Lithium
    • 2. Pushit by Tool
      Innovative metal from the masters... lots of insane vocals from one of the best vocalists of modern times.
    • 1. Mouthful of Cavities by Blind Melon
      Possibly the greatest song of all time... at the very least the greatest duet of all time by the most under-rated band of the 90s.

    There is so much more Radiohead, Blind Melon and Tool that could be in the top 10 but ya know I try and limit myself to one song per band!
    By: Brian Williams
    • 10. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
      The alltime greatest song by this band. What happened to all the talent?
    • 9. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      Everyone knows this song, so I'm sure you know why its on here.
    • 8. Evenflow by Pearl Jam
      The beginning riff is AWSOME!
    • 7. Would? by Alice In Chains
      Everyone knows that the lead singer of Alice In Chains od'd on heroin. In this song he talks about a relapse into heroin addiction. "In to the flood again. Same old trip it was back then. So I made a big mistake, but try to see it once my way... Am I wrong? have I gone too far to get home? If I'm wrong, I left you here alone. If I would, could you?" DOWNLOAD THIS SONG NOW!
    • 6. Santaria by Sublime
    • 5. What I Got by Sublime
    • 4. Down In A Hole by Alice In Chains
      Great song with heart wrenching lyrics. This one really pulls on my heart strings
    • 3. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
    • 2. Burden in My Hand by Soundgarden
      I don't think people recognize how great this band is. This song is a milestone of great talent in Chris Cornell. It is written in open-C tuning, which is very uncommon. To write a song this good with such a setback is amazing. It is also the funnest song I know how to play (guitar)
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This song is what first got me interested in becoming a musician. If it weren't for this song, my life: and music itself, would be entirely different.

    So many great songs, so few slots to list them!
    By: Wayland Thompson
    • 10. Man Over Board by Blink 182
    • 9. Heaven Is A Half Pipe by Opm
    • 8. Bow Wow Wow by Lil Bow Wow
    • 7. The Roof by Bloodhound Gang
    • 6. Wordorf Worldwide by Good Charlotte
    • 5. Nil By Mouth by Blind Spott
    • 4. Society by Pennywise
    • 3. Dammit by Blink 182
    • 2. Song 2 by Blur
    • 1. Last Resort by Papa Roach
      its the shit

    wayland is GAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Buffyfan2
    • 10. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      didnt say that i liked it.
    • 9. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
    • 8. Freshman by Verve Pipe
    • 7. My Name Is by Eminem
    • 6. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 5. Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla
    • 4. Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
    • 3. Is Anybody Home by Our Lady Peace
    • 2. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana!!
      one of the best songs!

    By: Jason
    • 10. Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli Sarah Brightman
      The only opera song I've ever liked! I can't stand opera so that says something.
    • 9. Ditty by Paperboy
      One of the best rap songs of 1992
    • 8. Are You That Somebody? by Aaliyah & Timberland
      Great beats in this song
    • 7. Blaze Of Glory by Bon Jovi
      One of the best songs of the early 90's
    • 6. Winds Of Change by Scorpions
      Very emotional song
    • 5. Poison by Bel Biv Devoe
      Anoter big hit from the early 90's
    • 4. End Of The Road by Boyz 2 Men
      Best breakup song ever
    • 3. The World I Know by Collective Soul
      Great song
    • 2. If Your Gone by Matchbox 20
      Excellent song by a great band.
    • 1. Yolanda by Reality
      Best dance/club song ever!

    By: Chad Wheeler
    • 10. Leaving Song by Stephen Speaks
      you might have heard of them, o theyre awesome, they have the greatest love songs of all time no question, this is a great song! check out their stuff at www.stephenspeaks.com wow if u dont check them out u are missing out on the best love songs ive ever hear im not playing! enjoy
    • 9. Time After Time by Good Charolette
      i love good charolette and this is a great song about love! check it out
    • 8. Wounded by Third Eye Blind
      o this song is awesome just lifts me up baby! "its like walkin with the wounded"
    • 7. Take A Message by Remy Shand
      not too many people kno remy, but the man has it all, guy does it all, all u hear is him, hes great, and this is a great song - check it out
    • 6. Crazy by Kc And Jojo
      ahhhhhhhhhh crazy, crazy, crazy
    • 5. Reanimation by Linkin Park
      technically this cd didnt come out in the 90's but there first stuff did i think, it dont matter, this is the greatest cd ever, once u hear it u wont listen to much else for a while, theres not anything ive heard this creative in forever, wait no my life, thanx
    • 4. Again by Lenny Kravitz
      anything buy lenny is sweet to my ears baby! its all good
    • 3. Crash Into Me by Dave Mathews Band
      this song speaks for itself, just sit back and enjoy, anything by DMB is gonna be great, mans so talented
    • 2. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      great, brings me back!
    • 1. Glycerine by Bush
      great song, so strong yet soothing, love it!

    if theres something u havent heard before, get it and if its not one of the most amazing thing, wow i just dont kno
    By: Drew
    • 10. Two Step (Live at Red Rocks) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 9. Two Step (Live at Virginia Tech) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 8. Two Step (Live, 8-2-95) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 7. Two Step (Live, 7-8-92) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 6. Two Step (Live at Luther College) by Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
    • 5. Two Step (Album Version) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 4. Two Step (Live @ the University of Virginia) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 3. Two Step (Thin Air Acoustic I & II) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 2. Two Step (Listener Supported CD) by Dave Matthews Band
    • 1. Two Step (Live at Giants Stadium) by Dave Matthews Band

    The non-DMB fan would think that this is the same song 10 times, but it is ten diffrent songs with the same name. All have diffrent lyrics and have their own unique and special meaning.
    By: Josh
    • 10. You Know You're Right by Nirvana
      recorded in 90's but not released till 2002
    • 9. Wishlist by Pearl Jam
      if not for nirvana would be a top 3 contender
    • 8. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle by Nirvana
    • 7. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      great song
    • 6. Better by Screaming Jets
      finally not nirvana
    • 5. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
      not nirvana again but you cant go past them
    • 4. All Appologies by Nirvana
      not nirvana again but you cant go past them
    • 3. Lithium by Nirvana
      not nirvana again but you cant go past them
    • 2. About A Girl by Nirvana
      not a personnal favourite but if not for this song no teen spirit
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Love'm or Hate'm this song IS the 90's

    By: Trevis Rudy
    • 10. Every Sublime Song by Sublime
      (Robbin the Hood, 40 oz to Freedom, Sublime, Second Hand Smoke)
    • 9. Pawn Shop by Sublime
    • 8. Under My Voodoo by Sublime
    • 7. Poolshark by Sublime
      (Robbin the Hood)
    • 6. Wrong Way by Sublime
    • 5. Santeria by Sublime
    • 4. KRS One by Sublime
      (40oz to Freedom)
    • 3. Were Olny Gonna Die For Our Own Arrogance by Sublime
      (40 oz to Freedom)
    • 2. Jailhouse by Sublime
    • 1. Dont Push by Sublime
      Sublime is the greatest (40 oz to Freedom)

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