What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
By: Andrea Lynn
- 10. If You Think Your Lonely Now by Kci And Jo Jo
- 9. Thug Passion by 2pac
- 8. Every Little Step by Bobby Brown
- 7. Boyz 2 Men by End Of The Road
- 6. Far Behind by Candlebox
- 5. Ice Cube by Today Was A Good Day
- 4. Aint Gonna Hurt Nobody by Kid N Play
- 3. Ill Do 4 U by Father Mc
- 2. Baby Baby Baby by Tlc
- 1. Just A Friend by Biz Markie
lisa loeb-stay stp-plush...nkotb-tonight bone thugs-crossroads
- 10. My Own Prison by Creed
I despise Creed now, but back on their first album they made some pretty good stuff. Stuff that gave you energy. This song is the most powerful of the bunch, lyrically and musically. I take it any day over this With Arms Wide Open sh*t.
- 9. Weezer by Buddy Holly
I wanted to put Say It Ain't So here, but it never got the commercial success that this song did. It's one of the most uplifting songs I've ever heard, it's too bad Weezer ditched songs like these in favor of darker, edgier songs.
- 8. The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
So the guy's a freak, but he's made some great music, none better than this one. Spooky vocals with an amazing drum beat. And the video kicks ass too.
- 7. Guerilla Radio by Rage Against The Machine
Arguably the best of some great Rage songs. A wicked guitar riff with sick vocals laid down. Hell it's so good it even became the theme song for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and won a grammy.
- 6. Longview by Green Day
Another anthem, this one being the anthem of boredom. And who hasn't felt this way before? "Sit around and watch the tube, but nothing's on. Change the channels for an hour or two. Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit I'm sick of all the same old sh*t in a house with unlocked doors and I'm f*cking lazy." I listen to it over and over again and I can't help but realize that's how I always feel.
- 5. Creep by Radiohead
Probably the greatest alternative song of all time, it's such a joy to listen to over and over again even if it has a dark theme to it. Everytime I listen to it I can't help but pump my fist just as the chorus begins.
- 4. Smashing Pumpkins by Tonight, Tonight
There's no denying how beautiful this song is, the Smashing Pumpkins finally got commercial success with this song. Applauded by both critics and mainstream alike.
- 3. Everlong by Foo Fighters
Some powerful stuff. Raw emotion from Dave Grohl's incredible vocals. Excellent guitar and drum work. This is like the perfect song for everybody and anybody, there's no way you could possibly hate it. It's got heavy guitar riffs but at the same time it's so beautiful and powerful that you gotta love it.
- 2. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lyrically brilliant. The first true commercial success for the Chili Peppers, and arguably still their most famous song. It's an anthem of lonliness, something to bust out during the teen angst years. Everybody knows the lyrics to this song. The first thing that comes to my mind when I listen to this song is when they played it at Woodstock '99, and the mayhem and chaos at that event came to a halt. It's that emotional, that powerful.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
THE song of the 90's. No song ever in recent memory has broke such ground and changed music as we know it. It represented a new generation of youths and gave the world their first glance at Kurt Cobain, who would soon become a hero to them. Classic. It's that rare case of being in both the top 10 most influential AND best songs of all time.
I wanted to avoid repeat bands in this list...otherwise it would pretty much be cluttered with RHCP songs. I was gonna put a Goo Goo Doll song here but I was undecided whether to go with the awesome rock song Long Way Down or the classy ballads on Dizzy Up the Girl. So I didn't put any of them on.
- 10. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
- 9. Foolish Games by Jewel
- 8. Ironic by Alanis Morrisette
- 7. Super Satillite by yet again Our Lady Peace
- 6. Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses
- 5. Come As You Are by Nirvana
- 4. Waterfalls by TLC
- 3. Star Seed by Our Lady Peace
- 2. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 1. Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
My favorite band is Our Lady Peace (did you guess that?!)
- 10. Listen by Collective Soul
One of those rare bands where every song sends a message. Their songs make you think.
- 9. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
All i can say about this song is...wow
- 8. In Bloom by Nirvana
3 from the same album? That makes Nirvana's "Nevermind" easily the best album of the 90's and of all time. Come as you are is just outside the top 10 as well, probably around #13.
- 7. Name by The Goo Goo Dolls
The best from my 2nd favorite band. Great lyrics, vocals, and guitar..what more could you ask for?
- 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
There are so many great Nirvana songs, it was difficult to pick which one to put in this slot. I hate to pick the most popular one but it's a great song
- 5. My Own Prison by Creed
The song that made a great band famous. I hope they're around for a long time
- 4. Creep by Stone Temple Pilots
A very cool, if not eerie sound
- 3. Guerilla Radio by Rage Against the Machine
One of the bands i miss the most. Audioslave isn't bad though
- 2. Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
Great lyrics combined with the vocals of Billy makes for an awesome song. In a very close second
- 1. Lithium by Nirvana
The coolest sounding song ever made. There will never be another one like it
- 10. Blackhole Sun by Soundgarden
- 9. Revolution by R.E.M.
- 8. Man in the Box by Alice in Chains
- 7. Rape Me by Nirvana
- 6. Once by Pearl Jam
- 5. Zero by Smashing Pumpkins
- 4. Magdalena by A Perfect Circle
- 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 2. Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains
- 1. Bodies by Smashing Pumpkins
pumpkins were the best band of the 90's
By: Kelley Knapp
- 10. Crash by Dave Matthews Band
This is is so pretty, you can't believe it's about a stalker. With the release of this song, Dave Matthews was really recognized as a talented songwriter.
- 9. Cannonball by The Breeders
Even if you've never heard of the Breeders, you've heard this song. It's a catchy, quirky tune, it's not the most amazingly written song, but a great early 90's tune that is immediatley recognizable from the first few notes. Kelley shows she's as promising as her sister here...
- 8. Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains
Let's get one thing straight: I absolutley HATE AiC. But, for this song I can make an exception. Another good one out of the grunge movement, this one a little more mellow than the strung out Nirvana or Pearl Jam.
- 7. What I Got by Sublime
Sublime would have been great. This song is humorous, strangely positive, and the perfect song to get drunk to.
- 6. Possum Kingdom by Toadies
It took me forever to find out the title and artist of this song, but it's another one that everyone can sing along to. Toadies are just awesome. They enveloped excellent guitar work, songwriting, and were incredible live. It's a shame this is the only song they're remembered for.
- 5. Creep by Radiohead/Stone Temple Pilots
Thought I would be sneaky and get in two songs for the price of one. Both songs are incredible; I could never choose between them. Radiohead's is a classic. I'll never tire of it. STP's song is also a big downer, although expertly released. I could have choosen so many other songs from either band, namely Fake Plastic Trees or Interstate Love song, respectively. But these songs titled Creep just have a warm spot in my heart...:)
- 4. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
It was hard to pick between all the amazing PJ songs, but this was their biggest and most influencial. It was paired with a killer video (oh, the irony) for an unfailable combination.
- 3. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
Damn, I loved this song...it was ridiculously amazing and screamed "one hit wonder" but 3EB proved otherwise, although none of their other songs topped this. Semi-Charmed Life was everywhere summer of 96, I think. This song changed me.
- 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm not a huge RHCP fan, but this song was unavoidable. It is beautiful, period.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
As much as this song was overplayed, overperformed, and overhyped, it still is the perfect representation of the 90's. I would much rather listen to Unplugged Nirvana than this (or hell, even the 2nd half of Nevermind), but clearly Teen Spirit was a monster...if you think any differently, you're on something...
I tried to pick songs that were really influencial in the 90's. I think I did a pretty good job. Although I listen to more indie music, I didn't want to confuse everyone with bands like Pavement, Spoon, Apples in Stereo, etc...it feels like there are so many songs I have looked over...I have to mention Black Hole Sun, Say it Ain't So, Ruby Soho, 1979, Where is My Mind, Don't Speak, Backwater, She Don't Use Jelly, Low, Brick, Counting Blue Cars, Good...you guys should know the artists.
By: Dylan Bailey
- 10. H by TooL
- 9. Opiate by Tool
- 8. A change of seasons by Dream Theater
- 7. Disgustipated by TooL
- 6. Debaser by Pixies
- 5. Eulogy by Tool
- 4. Street Spirit (Fade out) by Radiohead
- 3. Cecillia Ann by Pixies
- 2. Karma Police by Radiohead
- 1. Third Eye by TooL
Ha. the list to pwn all lists
By: Kushal Kanani
- 10. Sweetheart by Mariah And Jd
- 9. It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube
- 8. I Got 5 On It by Luniz
- 7. Hey Luver by Ll Cool J
- 6. Life Goes On by 2pac
- 5. Hail Mary by 2pac
- 4. Dont Leave Me Girl by Blackstreet
- 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 2. Pony by Giuwine
- 1. Crossroads by Bone Thugs N Harmony
big up to the rn b and hip hop gangstas.
By: Shawn Evans
- 10. Down In A Hole by Alice In Chains
a song about drug problems great tune though
- 9. Bro Hymn by Pennywise
awsome tribute to friends passed away
- 8. Adams Song by Blink 182
there first really epic song
- 7. Beautiful Disaster by 311
love this one
- 6. Eulogy by Tool
original music style
- 5. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
my fave chilis song by far
- 4. Three Days by Janes Addiction
ten minutes long but a throwback to older stuff mixed with some contemporary stuff at the time
- 3. Lithium by Nirvana
my favorite band what can say i'm so ugly thats ok cus so are you
- 2. Tonigh Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
sends chills up my spine still to this day
- 1. Only In Dreams by Weezer
- 10. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
well i dont like it but it certainly caused a wave.
- 9. Rollin by Limp Bizkit
dont deny it.fred durst has got it!
- 8. Enter Sandman by Metallica
it was one of the best rock and metal songs ever.
- 7. Livin Da Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
i think the guy is a loser but the song was annoyingly popular.
- 6. Everything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
its one of his best and a classic.it deserves to be here.
- 5. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
i guess thats her last name.wutever,it was a big hit.
- 4. Didi by Khaled
its so goddam famous.its gotten plagiarized by almost every country.wut else can i say?
- 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
kurt is second to none.he showed the world the real meaning of revolution and grunge.
- 2. Wake Up by Rage Against The Machine
they r the first and best rap/metal act and they will stay the best.so what if they were not so cmmercial?
- 1. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
the real meaning of causing a stir.eminem rocked the world so hard that members of nsync(whom he abused openly in his album) thought he was cool.
this list has many songs which i hate but its supposed to be the top ten songs of the 90s so ive been as honest as possible.
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