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

    By: L__dD
    • 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!!!
    By: Schneidy
    • 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
      awesome song
    • 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
    By: noah
    • 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
      Funky fresh.
    • 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.
    By: Daniela
    • 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!

    By: Sarah
    • 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!

    By: Jason
    • 10. 16 Candles (Molly) by Sponge
      words can't describe how great this song is.
    • 9. Long View by Greenday
      classic 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.
    By: Melvyn
    • 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
      great cover
    • 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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