What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
This song is probably the least known out of my ten. This song is on the Cone Heads movie soundtrack. I think it's been underplayed and under-exposed. If you are ever having a crappy day, then play this song. It'll relax you totally. It's the best from the Chilis in my opinion, but Under the Bridge did have a greater impact.
- 9. Black by Pearl Jam
Eventhough they are rip-offs of Nirvana, they are great. I mean, who isn't right? These guys have proven themselves each and everytime they release a new album. Many would say Jeremy is their greatest single, but i really think Black is. Black has been overlooked a bit in my opinion.
- 8. Wonderwall by Oasis
I hate Oasis. But not even I can exclude this song from the top 90s. This is truely a good song, but performed by an A-Hole group. "We are the greatest rock band in the world," is what Liam Gallagher said to the press in 2002. You be the judge of that statement.
- 7. The Unforgiven by Metallica
Just as good as Nothing Else Matter. A true classic. Too bad they aren't as recognized nowadays as they were once.
- 6. Knocking on Heavens Door by Guns N Roses
Excluding this song and/or November Rain would be a sin!
- 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
These guys have been forgotten, totally. I mean, they are soo good! This is probably their best song out of many. If you like soundgarden, then you will love Audioslave (led by former soundgarden singer Chris Cornell)
- 4. November Rain by Guns N Roses
I sort of dissed Axl up in my first comment, but Axl is awesome. Guns N Roses are rock icons as well. Too bad the entire group went separate ways with Axl. I mean he's talented and a genius, but he prob is an ass in real life.
- 3. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Metallica are rock icons. Those of you who say they sold out, well, you guys just listen to one genre of music. Come out of the closet dammit and be exposed to other forms of rock instead of just metal, metal, and more metal. In other words, get a life!
- 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Perhaps, the most influential song performed by the much-underrated Chilis. I mean, comeone! They are so good, yet the public tends to ignore them and jump the band wagon (Like they did during Californication).
- 1. Smells Like Teens Spirit by Nirvana
No matter what you say, this song changed the face of new rock. Nirvana is a great band. Some of you say Kurt Cobain was overrated? You don't know shit. I read a message saying that Axl was the man of the 90s. He sure is a candidate, but Kurt is and will always be the best.
There are just too many songs to pick from to make this list of ten. These are the best in my opinion and from what I can remember. There are many more songs from Rage against the Machine, Korn, U2, Green Day, Silverchair, Radiohead, Sublime, Weezer and many more bands. Also, the Bands from my top ten list aren't one hit wonders. All of them have many many many more great hits on their resumes. Go check them out!!! Ciao!!!
- 10. Self Esteem by The Offspring
Hey, they might be old men capitolizing on the youth of the time, but its a damn good song
- 9. Basket Case by Green Day
They are the granddaddies of all these new teeny-punk bands, and they're 10X better than all of them.
- 8. Regulate by Warren G
Chill rap song
- 7. Ain't nothin but a G thang by Dr. Dre w/ Snoop Doggy Dogg
The pioneer in rap, before any retard picked up a mic and gave it a try
- 6. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
My favorite band
- 5. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
from CORE, probably the best album of the decade too
- 4. Enter Sandman by Metalica
- 3. November Rain by Guns N Roses
I can't believe that noone has this one on there list!
- 2. Everlong by Foo Fighters
my personal favorite
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Noone can deny the impact this song had on the world of music and on kids growing up durring this time like myself
I focused mainly on rock and a few rap songs because all the pop in the 90's was disposable crap. The bands who performed these songs have all stood the test of time (except Warren G) to prove that they weren't just dispossable garbage like the rest of the music world.
By: Jonathan Dellert
- 10. My Own Worst Enemy by Lit
Their best, easily. They'll never top this one.
- 9. Polly by Nirvana
I tried, but I couldn't avoid throwing Polly on this list. I think I listened to this one almost as much as everyone else listened to "Teen Spirit."
- 8. Linger by The Cranberries
Good song, good band in general.
- 7. December by Collective Soul
Always seemed to be my favorite CS song, but I love quite a few more.
- 6. One Headlight/Sixth Avenue Heartache by The Wallflowers
...And I don't really care for Jakob Dylan...
- 5. Two Princes/Little Miss Can't Be Wrong by Spin Doctors
For some reason, these two songs always remind me of New Orleans.
- 4. Push by Matchbox 20
Their entire first album was killer, listening to it on my private CD player during a long-ass road trip burned this song into the back of my head permanently...
- 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Damn this song is great when you're stoned. Other Soundgarden songs that fought for this spot include Fell On Black Days, The Day I Tried To Live, Pretty Noose, and Blow Up The Outside World.
- 2. Evenflow by Pearl Jam
If it weren't for Eddie Vedder, well, rock singers today might TRY to sound different.
- 1. Father Of Mine by Everclear
A load of people will hate me for putting an Everclear song here, but this is about nostalgia. I fucking loved this song.
this list is in no particular order, but in a random smattering of nostalgic recollection, because by now everybody knows what the most influential songs of the 90s were. Extremely honorable mentions to: AC/DC - Moneytalks, Live - Lightning Crashes and I Alone, Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight, The Offspring - Come out and play (Keep 'em Separated) Honorable mentions include Collective Soul's Smashing Young Man, The World I Know, and Shine, Alanis Morrissette's entire Jagged Little Pill album
- 10. Warren G by Regulate
The first rap song i ever liked...and yes im white
- 9. Weezer by Say It Aint So
Nerds who can rip on the guitar...im sorry but these guys kick ass.
- 8. Killing in the Name Of by Rage Against the Machine
- 7. California Love by 2Pac and Dr. Dre
I only saw the video on MTV a thousand times...its only natural to like it.
- 6. All Apologies by Nirvana
The last good nirvana song...."you know your right" doesnt count
- 5. Sublime by Santeria
What a good solo...nice.
- 4. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Most requested to play for people on my guitar.
- 3. Enter Sandman by Metallica
Brought HARD HARD rock to mainstream.
- 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
Awesome song...weird video.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Without a doubt....im sorry, City High i dont think so
I didnt steal anyone elses ideas...i read a few of them but my choices had already been decided.
By: Jeremy Marshall
- 10. One Week by Barenaked Ladies
This song came out my senior year of high school. BNL definitely made it cool to be a little dorky in the late 90s.
- 9. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
The opening chords to this one are perfect...seriously...
- 8. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor making industrial music a sexy mainstream commodity.
- 7. What's the Frequency, Kenneth? by REM
After some more acoustic folk-rocky explorations from REM in the early 90s, REM came back to rock us out of our complacency.
- 6. Brick by Ben Folds Five
There were only three members of Ben Folds Five...
- 5. Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
A song extolling the virtues of free love for the early-90s crowd.
- 4. Creep by Radiohead
Another ode to self-loathing. Beck was revelling in his "Loser" status...Radiohead's frontman was whining, "I'm a creep...I'm a weirdo."
- 3. Alright by Supergrass
A Brit-pop theme for the party crowd. Taking pills, smoking cigarettes, all that.
- 2. Loser by Beck
The theme song for the early-90s slacker crowd. Verse lyrics that go nowhere, a chorus that sums up the situation: "I'm a loser, baby..."
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
The quintessential teen angst song, the first anthem of the 1990s.
I was born in the 80s, but came of age in the 90s. I don't really even listen to these songs anymore...but they have a lot of memories attached to them. Honorable mention: "Make You Feel My Love," Bob Dylan; "Bluebeard," Cocteau Twins; "Egg Cream," Lou Reed; "Last Dance With Mary Jane" and "You Don't Know How It Feels," Tom Petty; "Possession," Sarah MacLachlan.
- 10. Black Velvet by Alannah Miles
Great song about Elvis!....what ever happened to Alannah?
- 9. Higher by Creed
Talented new band
- 8. You Sang To Me by Marc Anthony
What a voice
- 7. Kryptonite by 3 Doors Downs
- 6. Dry Cell by Ordinary
This song rocks!
- 5. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
still sends chills down my spine
- 4. Because I Got High by Afroman
reminds me of my best friend
- 3. Ougtta Know by Alanis Morissette
Womens anthem of the 90's
- 2. One by U2
Would have love to right that one!
- 1. Any Song! by Metallica
a band that has been rockin' for over 20 years, must be doing something right. Any song is awesome, any decade!
- 10. Would? by Alice In Chains
- 9. Say It Ain't So by Weezer
- 8. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
- 7. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
- 6. You Outta Know by Alanis Morrisette
- 5. Betterman by Pearl Jam
- 4. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
- 3. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 2. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
One of the best songs ever recorded!
- 10. 16 Candles (Molly) by Sponge
words can't describe how great this song is.
- 9. Long View by Greenday
- 8. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
I think this should be on everyone's list.
- 7. Tomorrow by Silverchair
Another classic. Ahhh, so many memories with this one...
- 6. Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three
This song is a classic! A straigt up 90's rock song.
- 5. In the Meantime by Space Hog
also just another song that reminds me of the good ol' days of music and how much more awesome it was then.
- 4. Down by 311
I'm a huge 311 fan and this is the song that I first heard by them, which set off my obsession.
- 3. Novicaine for the Soul by The Eels
Just a cool song and it reminds me of the better days of music.
- 2. Possum Kingdom by Toadies
This song was genious when it was released and still is today.
- 1. Stars by Hum
I love this band. They are total genious. They are everything music should be. Grunge at it's best!
the 90's were the best time for music in our history. I music would go back to how it was then. Back then it was about music and talent, now it's all about image which just makes me sick. I want to cry everytime I see or hear britney spears or avril lavign, because that's NOT what music is about! I just want to go back to the simpler times in life and in Music. also, some other songs I didn't mention. Korn - Blind (Korn used to be an AWESOME band. totally original in every way. There wasn't one thing in korn that sounded like anyone, but now their shit, just like the rest of the pop music scene right now) Everclear - Santa Monica (it just reminds me of the 90's) Soul Asylum - Frusturated Inc. Candlebox - Now Maybe (This song should be on my main list, but I didn't have space for it) Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around, and This is a Call (foo fighters are actually still a good band, but these were their coolest songs of the 90's in my opinion) soooo many more to name, but I have other things to do.
- 10. Killing Me Softly by Fugees
great song deep lyrics around belter
- 9. If You Tolerate This by Manic Street Preachers
wot a song
- 8. Walk This Way by Aerosmith And Run Dmc
lyrics are hard as hell but its still great
- 7. Affrimation by Savage Garden
word are good tunes great can u beat it
- 6. Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet
mint song to a good film deep meaningfull wot a song
- 5. It's My Life by Bon Jovi
one of his greatest songe ever and still load as hell
- 4. Boyzone by Father And Son
- 3. Bailamos by Enrique Iglesias
breakthrough for the latin pop and exelent song
- 2. All 4 One by I Swear
touching and moving song
- 1. Anything For Love by Meatloaf
great song great lyrics best song ever
By: coen fletcher
- 10. Freestyler by Bomfunk Mcs
nice song of the late 90s
- 9. Flagpole Sitter by Harvey Danger
best teen ballad
- 8. Dammit by Blink 182
I realy dont know y everyone dosent have this on there list
- 7. Song 2 by Blur
listen to it loud
- 6. Last Resort by Pappa Roach
my fav song of all time
- 5. Reel Big Fish by Take on Me
one of the best covers out there
- 4. Push It by Salt n Pepper
best dance song ever made
- 3. Pepper by Butthole Surfers
wierd song but is realy cool
- 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chillipeppers
everyone alive in that era knows all the words
- 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
best song ever full cruisy beat nice kick it back song
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