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

    By: andy georgiadis
    • 10. Simon by Lifehouse
      Give it a try. Hard, soft, it's everything.
    • 9. Lightning Crashes by Live
      You can't argue this one, you can't - sowee.
    • 8. The Scientist by Coldplay
      Fine, it's a 2002 song, but sue me.
    • 7. Life by Our Lady Peace
      Everyone can relate to it, I mean everyone.
    • 6. Anna Begins by Counting Crows
      See below
    • 5. Round Here by Counting Crows
      Adam Duritz's voice is like no one else's
    • 4. The Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
      Genius whose premature death leaves us all wondering what he could have been
    • 3. Have You Forgotten by Red House Painters
      You've probably never heard of it - but check it out. Talk about sadness
    • 2. With or Without You by U2
      You know how sometimes a song makes the hair on your arms and neck stand up? Chea.....
    • 1. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      Beautiful, there's nothing else to it

    By: Roibeard
    • 10. Black Hole Sun by Soundagarden
      too bad they broke up, Cornell's voice is incredible! Awesome musician's and song-writting
    • 9. Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe
      Good Times!
    • 8. Something I Can Never Have by Nine Inch Nails
      Probably one of the most depressingly good songs ever. doesn't it make you wanna hug poor-ol' Trent and tell everything is gonna be o.k.?
    • 7. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      the pumpkins in their prime, i have nothing against them trying something new, but I sorta expected more of their later stuff (excluding mellon collie)
    • 6. Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
      off the Crow soundtrack, and their album "purple." Incredible blend of grunge and blues, its so moody.
    • 5. One More Astronaut by I Mother Earth
      Canadian rock at it's best, it's a crime these guys didn't make it with this song
    • 4. Don't Cry by Guns 'N Roses
    • 3. Linoleum by NOFX
      if you never listened to punk check out this song (and the album Punk in Drublic)
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I know this is over done (chosing this song), but there's a reason why....it's amazing!
    • 1. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      It don't get much better than this. Metallica Rules!

    Honourable mention: - Nothing Else Matters - Metallica - The Shape of Punk to Come (the entire album) - Refused - West End Memorial - Good Riddance - Basket Case - Green Day - No Rain - Blind Melon - Loser - Beck - Would? - Alice in Chains - Jeremy - Pearl Jam - Matchbook - Strung Out - Ruby Soho - Rancid - Naveed - Our Lady Peace - Bazaar - Tea Party - Alive - Edwin - I'll Stick Around - Foo Fighters - Clean My Wounds - Corrosion of Conformity - Jump Around - House of Pain - Runaway Train - Soul Asylum - Conditioned - Straightfaced - Old Lady - Bigwig - Bookworm - Kid Dynamite
    By: Bass Guy
    • 10. Low by Cracker
      hey hey hey like bein' stoned...
    • 9. Shine by Collective Soul
    • 8. If You Could Only See... by Tonic
    • 7. Are You There? by Oleander
    • 6. Comedown by Bush
    • 5. Everlong by Foo Fighters
    • 4. You by Candlebox
    • 3. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 2. Down In A Hole by Alice In Chains
    • 1. Black by Pearl Jam

    there's tons more songs to add to that list....i have 979 good rock songs on my computer right now and the list is always growing
    By: Dave
    • 10. Heaven by Dj Sammy
    • 9. Sweet Dreams by La Bouche
    • 8. Come Back 2 Me by Subsymphonic
    • 7. Whenever Your Alone by Tamara
    • 6. Does That Make You Happy by Joee
    • 5. Look At Us Baby by Sarina Paris
    • 4. Home by Coast 2 Coast
    • 3. The Corrs by Breathless
    • 2. Sandstorm by Darude
    • 1. Better Off Alone by Alice Dj

    By: Matt
    • 10. Welcome Home(Sanitarium) by Metallica
    • 9. Turn The Page by Metallica
      Who could hate this song?
    • 8. Hero Of The Day by Metallica
      Metallica Is the Best
    • 7. Hollow by Pantera
      The best slower song by any band.
    • 6. Fucking Hostile by Pantera
      Great music but they yell a Lot
    • 5. Walk by Pantera
      Whats Not to like
    • 4. I Feel So Numb by Rob Zombie
      This kind of music is the best.
    • 3. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
      This song has it all great music great lerics.
    • 2. Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
      Really great song.
    • 1. One by Metallica
      One of the best songs i've ever heard and has one of the best solos of all time.

    I chos these bands cause they are my favorite bands ive ever heard!
    By: Alex
    • 10. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Doesn't really fit with all the others, but its a great classic rock song
    • 9. Head Like A Hole by Nine-inch Nails
      Its got one of the best base riffs ever, and its an overall good song.
    • 8. Prayer by Disturbed
      The best Disturbed song ever, and there are a lot of good Disturbed songs.
    • 7. Demon Speeding by Rob Zombie
      One if the best hard rock songs.
    • 6. Aerials by System Of A Down
      Im not a huge System of a down fan, but i really like this song.
    • 5. I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister
      This song has a good meaning to it: "I wanna ROCK!!!"
    • 4. Unforgiven by Metallica
      Any Metallica song is great.
    • 3. Heart-shaped Box by Nirvana
      Another great Nirvana song, not too far behind 'Smells like teen spirit'.
    • 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      This song just rocks, its even better with the volume all the way up.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This is the best song ever, it began a whole new rock era.

    By: Nathan
    • 10. Waisting Time by Kid Rock
    • 9. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 8. Enter Sandman by Metalica
    • 7. You Could Be Mine by Guns N Roses
    • 6. Jermey by Pearl Jam
    • 5. Tom Sawyer by Rush
    • 4. Summer Of 69 by Brying Adems
    • 3. Free Falling by Tom Petty
    • 2. November Rain by Guns N Roses
    • 1. Nothing Else Matters by Metalica
      best song ever

    By: Mike
    • 10. Out Of Space by Prodigy
      really bangin tune
    • 9. Nancy Boy by Placebo
      never get tired of this
    • 8. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
      very powerful song
    • 7. Gangsters Paradise by Coolio
      i dont like rap really, but i do like this
    • 6. Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry
      good song
    • 5. Coma White by Marilyn Manson
      not a big manson fan, but this song is a great song
    • 4. Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
      this song is sooooo powerful emotionally, brilliant song
    • 3. Surfacing by Slipknot
      this song gets you going every time
    • 2. Self Bias Resistor by Fear Factory
      shame they split up, but this is by far their best song along with zero signal
    • 1. Sliver by Nirvana
      great band, great song, what more ?

    soundgarden just missed out with bad motor finger, fun lovin criminals was just out with scooby snacks :D
    By: Stewart Baird
    • 10. Bye Bye Bye by N'sync
    • 9. What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
      i want the same
    • 8. Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
    • 7. Hit Me Baby, One More Time by Britney Spears
      would b better if she was a man
    • 6. All Or Nothing by O-town
    • 5. I Want U Back by Backstreet Boys
    • 4. I Feel Like Woman by Shania Twain
    • 3. Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake
      I hope he likes men!
    • 2. Thriller by Michael Jackson
    • 1. Macho Man by Village People
      They r the best!!!!

    Any hot guys out there email me
    By: Alex Berghuis
    • 10. Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai
      70's revival song. I really liked it.
    • 9. All Apollogies by Nirvana
      I loved it.
    • 8. The Masterplan by Oasis
      I love these guys because they sound like the beatles but better. In my humble opinion.
    • 7. Anything by the beastie boys. by Beastie Boys
      They're just cool.
    • 6. Guerilla Radio by Rage Against The Machine
      The message is there.
    • 5. Pyramid Song by Radiohead
      It scares my how uniform this song is. It sounds like you are being sucked into a vortex whilst hypnotized.
    • 4. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Very good song.
    • 3. Hello Time Bomb by Matthew Good Band
      Great song. This band is virtually unknown of outside of Canada.
    • 2. Karma Police by Radiohead
      Beautiful sound. Piano blended into guitar is amazing.
    • 1. Smells Like A Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Over time, I start hating this song. Later on I like it again, overall, It doesn't get worse.

    -It was really tough making this list becasue there were so many good songs in the '90s but also, a lot of my favourites were from the 70's, 80's or after 99.

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