90s Icon
70s
80s
Music
Movies
Television
World Events
Fads/Fashion
Games
Quizzes
Messageboard

Music Poster Books

,
Check out ChuckyG's reviews of books about concert posters and other music picture books.

Top Ten Songs of the 90s

90s Icon
70s Top Songs
80s Icon
80s Top Songs

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


    By: Manu
    • 10. Ironic by Alanis Morissette
      The best song from an impressive begginer album
    • 9. Beautiful Day by U2
      They are not going to get the impressive lyrics and music that in the 80s and earlier 90s did, but All that you cant leave behind is well enough to do it.
    • 8. Smooth by Santana Feat. Rob Thomas
      The strenght of this song is enough to raise a dead form his thumb.
    • 7. Losing My Religion by Rem
      The Athens, Ga. band compossed the hit of the new age rock
    • 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Rock And Roll got alive thanks to this song, it was death in the 90s but they did it, thanks Oasis but only for this song.
    • 5. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Their latest jobs are not bad but this song its for me as good as being walking through L.A. but neve being in that city.
    • 4. Smell Like A Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Really the song that made them get biggest
    • 3. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      Really a different rock concept that made my mand go slightly mad
    • 2. The Fly by U2
      The second fav song from my first album
    • 1. One by U2
      The biggest song of my fav album of the 90


    By: Katie
    • 10. California Love by Tupac
      I'm slightly bent to alternative and rock, but the 90s thrived on some ingenius rap as well. California Love was just perfection.
    • 9. The Freshman by The Verve Pipe
      This is another song often overlooked, but well deserving of 90s fame. No matter how many times I listen to it, it never gets old.
    • 8. No Rain by Blind Melon
      I'm not sure why this song is so great, but who doesn't love it? Blind Melon had so much potential and their video for this song was awesome.
    • 7. Black by Pearl Jam
      Black is perhaps the best studio recording of all time. The song is so real. This song is Pearl Jam.
    • 6. Colorblind by Counting Crows
      The Counting Crows was another band where picking just one song to represent them was a challenge. I settled for Colorblind because it's so unique and moving, but often overlooked.
    • 5. Time of Your Life by Green Day
      Who does not know and love this song. It's associated with change and memory. With the huge influence Green Day has had on 90s music, it seemed like a sin not to include them.
    • 4. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Come As You Are was one of Nirvana's most ingenius songs. Smells Like Teen Spirit was perhaps their most influential song, but Come As You Are can be appreciated as well.
    • 3. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      Metallica is a great band and this song is universally loved. It's a reminder of why Metallica is so loved.
    • 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      A best of the 90s list cannot be complete without a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song. Under the Bridge is classic song that I've yet to hear anyone say they dislike.
    • 1. November Rain by Guns 'N Roses
      November Rain was GNR at their best. The song is so filled with emotion and musical genius. This song will not be forgotten.

    Narrowing this list down to just 10 songs posed quite a challenge. Despite all the bull sh*t that has come out of the 90s, there have been some great successes. (Bands not mentioned but great impact: Gin Blossoms, Presidents of the United States of America, Blink 182, Beck, Live)
    By: Musiq Man 3000
    • 10. No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
    • 9. Distance by Cake
    • 8. Simple by Collective Soul
    • 7. Tool by Stinkfist
    • 6. Right Now by Van Halen
    • 5. Wind Of Change by Scorpions
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 3. Epic by Faith No More
    • 2. Machinehead by Bush
    • 1. Pearl Jam by Alive


    By: Al Boucher
    • 10. Molly by Sponge
      My tenth favorite Alternative 90's song
    • 9. Low by Cracker
      Excellent Alternative tune
    • 8. Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson
      Had to include this.....cool video good remake of a classic 80's tune
    • 7. Come Back Down ? by Bush
      Not sure if this is the title or not.....but a great mid 90's tune.
    • 6. Gotta Keep Em Separated by Offspring
      Notehr rockin tune by Offspring...how could this be a one hit wonder?
    • 5. Creep/interstate Love Song by Stp
      these two song tie for number 5....one of the most inspirational bands of the 90's
    • 4. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      Revitalized my interest in alternative music....melodic....inspirational video....Beautiful lyrics...awsome song
    • 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      One Rockin Song!!!!!
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Showed us that Grunge Alternative would be here for awhile
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Simply put-the song that started it all.....

    There are too many honorable mentions including Basketcase-greenday, Rat in a cage-Smashing Pumpkins, and many many others....I was 15 when Teen spirit hi the charts and I am happy to have grown up with this great music....music today such as Limp bizkit and all this rap rock crap just sucks and doesnt compare in my opinion......I AM GEN-X!!!!!!
    By: Chan´┐Żl
    • 10. No Scrub by Tlc
    • 9. Down With The Clique by Aaliyah
    • 8. Tupac by I Ain't Mad At Cha
      dis song is off da chainz
    • 7. At Your Best (you Are Love) by Aaliyah
    • 6. Waterfalls by Tlc
    • 5. Age Ain't Nothing But A Number by Aaliyah
    • 4. What Means The World To You by Cam'ron
      he looked so good n dat video
    • 3. You're The One by Swv
    • 2. Oochie Wally by Queenbridge Finest
    • 1. All Cried Out by Allure


    By: Laura Proctor
    • 10. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • 9. Big Poppa by Notorius B.I.G.
    • 8. What about your friends? by TLC
    • 7. Impression that I get by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    • 6. Ms. Potters Lullaby by Counting Crows
    • 5. Just a Girl by No Doubt
    • 4. When I Come Around by Green Day
    • 3. Allison Road by Gin Blossoms
    • 2. Dolphins Cry by Live
    • 1. All For You by Sister Hazel


    By: Eric
    • 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 9. My Own Prison by Creed
    • 8. November Rain by Guns 'n' Roses
    • 7. The World I Know by Collective Soul
    • 6. Don't Go Away by Oasis
    • 5. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 4. Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
    • 3. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
    • 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
    • 1. I Alone by Live


    By: Mike Edelman
    • 10. Too Much, Lie In Our Graves, Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews Band
      once u hear these in concert, ur life will be complete.
    • 9. What Would You Say by Dave Matthews Band
      see it live, u'll know what i'm talkin about...
    • 8. Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band
      played this one at the summer olympics in salt lake city. it shook the stadium down to it's roots. one of the best songs ever! just gets better every time u hear it.
    • 7. Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band
      gotta hear this one live. the whole crowd goes crazy. this is a bigger epic than lets say... the Iliad
    • 6. I Dit It and The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band
      these songs dominated the whole year. they r the best out of their new stuff
    • 5. Crush by Dave Matthews Band
      classic, classic, classic... it's got a kick @ss bass part
    • 4. All Along the Watchtower by Dave Matthews Band
      try keeping up with this one when ur dancing at one of their shows
    • 3. #41 by Dave Matthews Band
      u won't have any idea why unless u hear it, this song killed at woodstock '99
    • 2. Two Step by Dave Matthews Band
      If you havn't heard this song live before, u havn't lived.
    • 1. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      This song melts in your mouth and ur hand. There's really that much of it to go around.

    See a patern?? These guys rock anywhere they go. U really need to see them live. There's a reason they are the #1 live grossing band in the world. it's cause they kick @ss! Just to hear dave speak live is amazing
    By: Jessica Laise
    • 10. ......Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
      This song launched her career. She is the new Madonna of my generation!
    • 9. Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Arosmtih
    • 8. I'm Real (Remix) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule
    • 7. When You Believe by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carrey
      The "Diva's" of my generation will voices that make your spine tingle. Not many can do that!!!
    • 6. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      Another great singer will a powerful voice!
    • 5. Believe by Cher
      Cher never dies and she proved it with this song!
    • 4. Killing Me Softley With His Song by The Fugees
      A great song by a great group. Hip Hop and R&B are ALIVE!
    • 3. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carrey and Boys II Men
      A memorable collabortation and a great song!
    • 2. I Will Remember You by Sarah McLauchlan
      A great song that everyone can relate to!
    • 1. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      This song was a smash hit staying 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard hot 100's! Whitney Houston became a household name.

    One's that almost made my list: Eminem, Shania Twain TLC, Toni Braxton
    By: Jenn
    • 10. BitterSweet Symphony by The Verve
      I remember this from 'Cruel Intentions.' Life is bittersweet, its a good theme song about life.
    • 9. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      Sha la la la la la la....good song. Good band.
    • 8. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Who DOESN'T like this song? Red Hot Chili Peppers kick @$$ and so does this song.
    • 7. (Everything i do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
      A song written for Robin Hood, and being a chick i used to cry when i heard this song. Powerful lyrics, Bryan Adams has a rich voice and it was perfect.
    • 6. Killing Me Softly by Fugees
      A great remake of the song, and Lauryn Hill has a perfect, melodic voice for the song.
    • 5. Ironic by Alanis Morissette
      A lot of Alanis songs came out and were hits, she has a powerful voice, and her emotion can be felt through her songs, but this song was one that more people could relate to.
    • 4. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Wow. this video was so controversial when it was released, but this song was a stroke of pure genius.
    • 3. Barely Breathing by Duncan Sheik
      Its just a beautiful song, what can i say?
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      What can i say? Kurt Cobain was brilliant, the band was brilliant, and he understood teen boredom.
    • 1. Good Riddance (time of your life) by Green Day
      What can i say? Almost anyone who lived through the 90's can quote this song word for word. The band didn't mean for it to be an anthem to graduations, relationships, etc....but it ended up being that way. GO GREEN DAY!

    I missed a LOT of great songs, i know there are many many great songs out there from the 90's, and great bands like 'Ace of Base' then there was Meredith Brooks and a lot of others. But these were songs in the 90's that everyone i know knew them, even if some weren't as popular as others.

    Previous List or Next List


    This page currently edited by: ChuckyG. Past editor: CeramicsFanatic

We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s

Would You Like To Add Something We Missed?

Please use the submission page to submit information to be used on this page.

The Official amIright
Misheard Lyrics Book

Hold Me Closer Tony Danza and other Misheard Lyrics

Email Siteowner, Privacy Statement

Copyright 2000-2012, by Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.