What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
This was a Chili Peppers classic, who could not like this song.
- 9. Let Her Cry by Hootie And The Blowfish
The melancholy hit from Hootie and the Blowfish, this song was key in the pop rock part of the 90's
- 8. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam non-album radio classic...this song is probably one of their best overall
- 7. Find A Way by A Tribe Called Quest
One of the final and best songs from one of the most influential groups for Hip Hop
- 6. Stinkfist by Tool
One of the best hard rock/metal songs of the 90's from one of the top bands of the 90's
- 5. Glycerine by Bush
One of Bush's best songs...one single guitar with an alternative touch, this song couldn't be wrong
- 4. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Another classic from the grunge era that was so prevalent in the 90's
- 3. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
One of the greatest songs that STP ever wrote, and one of the best songs of 92/93
- 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
Again...im not a big Pearl Jam fan, but this song did a lot for the grunge music scenen in the 90's
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Im not a big Nirvana fan...but this song defines the 90's rock scene
There are so many more classics from the best era of music yet that I couldn't fit on this list...candlebox, more tool, no doubt,presidents of the united states of america, more tribe called quest, sheryl crow, dave matthews band, live, ben folds five, de la soul, notorious big, 2pac, the cranberries, and whoever else im leaving out that makes up the great period of music
By: Adam M
- 10. Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton
- 9. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
- 8. End of the Road by Boyz II Men
- 7. Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey
- 6. Fantasy by Mariah Carey
- 5. You'll See by Madonna
- 4. It's All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion
- 3. Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams
- 2. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
- 1. My All by Mariah Carey
Quite simply the perfect pop ballad - music, vocals, emotion are all amazing
By: David Kerr
- 10. Jars of Clay by Flood
Christian music's first big hit. Even more importantly, amazing vocals combines with fabulous guitar and bass. It deserves it's #10 ranking. (Even better live)
- 9. All For You by Sister Hazel
An amazing song. I don't know if there is much else to say about it. Simply amazing. If only Sister Hazel did now what they used to do.
- 8. Ana's Song by Silverchair
Amazing lyrics, vocals, and rhythm. Uses normal chords abnormally, and makes me love their music.
- 7. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
Their only hit, but it was a big one. I still know people that know all the words.
- 6. Slide by Goo Goo Dolls
As the Goo Goo Dolls moved away from harder rock, they found a good sound that became a mold for other bands. Great song, great sound, great band.
- 5. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan was so much better as part of the pumpkins. Hopefully his new band, Zwan, starts sounding like them.
- 4. Lightning Crashes by Live
Mellow when it needs to be, rougher when it needs to be. This song did everything, and had amazingly deep lyrics. *believe it or not*
- 3. Closing Time by Semisonic
It's great! Enough said.
- 2. Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground
I know you loved it! I know it! I still know all the words! LOL
- 1. 6th Avenue Heartache by The Wallflowers
Maybe Jakob Dylan is trying to copy his father, but this song is the best song to come out of the 90s. Jakob has lyrical and vocal talent, and The Wallflowers are definitely the best band of the 90s.
I know most of them are mainstream, but that's all I really like in the 90s. Don't like my list? Sorry!
- 10. Push by Matchbox Twenty
- 9. Karma Police by Radiohead
- 8. Zombie by The Cranberries
- 7. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
- 6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
- 5. Rexall by Dave Navarro
- 4. Peaches by Presidents of the USA
- 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 2. Aenima by Tool
- 1. The Freshmen by The Verve Pipe
I don't think there is too much to comment on each of the songs, because most of them speak for themselves. I've tried to put songs on here that have personal meanings to me, and are musically great in themselves.
- 10. King Nothing by Metallica
The most hard rocking song from new metallica!
- 9. Mysterious Ways by U2
Love this song!
- 8. Starring At The Sun by U2
This song is the best from u2!
- 7. Long December by Coutning Crows
- 6. Freshmen by The Verve
A great song!
- 5. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
Best teen agnst song ever! from a gen xer!(i was 13 in '95)
- 4. Vogue by Madonna
Repesents the shallow side of the '90's
- 3. No More Tears by Ozzy
This song fucking rules
- 2. Jermey by Pearl Jam
- 1. Enter Sandman by Metallica
This song was 90's metal
By: Kooleo G.
- 10. Crush by Mandy Moore
Cool, awsome,and you just got to hear it!!!!!!!!!!!
- 9. I'm With You by Avirl Lavigne
- 8. Family Portrait by Pink
- 7. Before Your Love by Kelly Clarkson
Even slower then a moment like this!!!!!!!!
- 6. A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson
- 5. One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston
- 4. Skater Boy by Avirl Lavigne
- 3. Stole by Kelly Rowland
- 2. In The End by Linkin Park
- 1. Land Slide by Dixie Chicks
Every who reads this rocks!!!!!!!!
- 10. My Name Is by Eminem
- 9. Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.
- 8. Nookie by Limp Bizkit
- 7. Freak On a Leash by Korn
- 6. Smells Like Teen Spiit by Nirvana
- 5. Crossroads by Bone Thugz
- 4. Have U Ever by Brandy
- 3. Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton
- 2. California Love by Tupac and Dr.Dre
- 1. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
I just want to say I love Britney, Eminem, and Tupac to death!!
- 10. Amazed by The Offspring
- 9. All Along by The Offspring
- 8. Head Over Heals by The Offspring
Its a great song. It talks about life, and i think more people should think like this song.
- 7. Ironic by Alanis Morissette
what can you say its a great song.
- 6. Wannabe/What i really want by Spice Girls
yes the spice girls!!! I hate their music 2 but this song can be great hanging with your stupid friends who make fun of them.
- 5. Glycerine by Bush
- 4. Mota by The Offspring
Its got a great tune.
- 3. Gone Away by The Offspring
Its a great and sad song. It also has so much truth.
- 2. WooHoo by Blur
- 1. Cool To Hate by Offspring
Its a great song.
The offspring has the best lyrics to any songs i have ever read. You may not like how they sing, but read their lyrics.
- 10. Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Much alike my number one "under the bridge"
- 9. Everlong by Foo Fighters
The best of the foo fighters
- 8. Schism by Tool
Great song, even if Tool is not as widely known
- 7. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
A song I never get sick of
- 6. Alive by Pearl Jam
The best song personally of the great album "Ten"
- 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Great song by a now somewhat forgotten band
- 4. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Their bleak style of music was the head of it's time and 1979 was their best
- 3. November Rain by Guns & Roses
Not the Gunners best but their best from the 90's
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Always been a favourite, cant have a list without it
- 1. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Love this song, just brilliant
- 10. 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
This song just seems so beautiful and passionite to me.
- 9. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
My favorite love story in a song.
- 8. Pardon Me by Incubus
An anthem for a specifc mindset.
- 7. Bullets With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins
In all its glorious, cynical anger...
- 6. Tool by AEnema
Its TOOL, and this is my favortie song by them.
- 5. Falling Away From Me by KoRn
One of my favorite songs, from a band that ended up spawning a genre.
- 4. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
One of my favorite metaphors for the loss of innocence.
- 3. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
My favorite PJ song, and one of the best videos EVER.
- 2. The Unforgiven by Metallica
All around, amazing song.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
I heard someone once call it the "genisis for new rock"... enough said.
There were SO many good songs, this is just a short list.
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