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

    By: Jessica
    • 10. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
      Reminds me to be my own person because no one else can be me
    • 9. Push by Matchbox 20
      This song just makes me think of all the bullies out there: Stop it!!!
    • 8. I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
      This song makes me believe I can do anything I set my mind to
    • 7. (He') Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
      This is just a really true song for me...
    • 6. Wonderful by Everclear
      I don't know what to say except... The music just fits with the words.
    • 5. Higher by Creed
      This song makes me think of all the dreamers out there.... Don't give up!!
    • 4. I Wish We'd All Been Ready by DC Talk
      The first time I hear this song was in concert! It was so powerful... and I hope we're all ready when the time comes!!!!
    • 3. The Hardest Thing by 98 Degrees
      The title says it all for me!!
    • 2. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
      This is a sweet song, although it kinda brings back memories I want to forget, but I'll always love this song!
    • 1. All I Want Is You by U2
      All I Have to say is: this song is definatly on my Chrismas lists!! Along with a certain person...

    It was really hard to choose just ten songs, but....I did it!!
    By: fatty b
    • 10. N2gether now by Limp Bizkit and Method Man
    • 9. Dangerous by Busta Rhymes
    • 8. Nuthin but a ga thang by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
    • 7. country Grammar by Nelly
    • 6. Big pimpin by Jay-z
    • 5. Back that azz up by Juvenile
    • 4. Ms. Jackson by Outkast
    • 3. B.O.B. by Outkast
    • 2. What's your fantasy by Ludacris
    • 1. Put your hands where my eyes can see by Busta Rhymes

    Busta Rhymes is da best rapper in the whole world and he always will be. Peace.
    By: Phil
    • 10. fake plastic trees by radiohead
    • 9. 9pm till i come by atb
    • 8. private man by powderfinger
    • 7. little arithmetics by deus
    • 6. don't give up by chicane
    • 5. perfect drug by nin
    • 4. every me every you by placebo
    • 3. 1979 by smashing pumpkins
    • 2. lost in love by legend b
    • 1. greece 2000 by three drives on vinyl

    im sure ive forgotten heaps of classics!
    By: danielle and chansri
    • 10. iesha by another bad creation
      the coolest for the little kids of the nineties!!
    • 9. straight up by paula abdul
      the best audition video
    • 8. blame it on the rain by milli vanilli
      the guy who sang was awesome!
    • 7. step by step by new kids on the block
      you all know you loved them too!!
    • 6. will you marry me? by paula abdul
      Keanu Reeves looked so hot in that video!!
    • 5. sunday afternoon by lighter shade of brown
      that was the best!!
    • 4. summertime by will smith
      the song for every summer
    • 3. ain't nothing but a G thing by Dr. Dre
      warren G was hot in the video with snoop!
    • 2. jump by kris kross
      you know you were sporting the backwards look too!
    • 1. i swear by all 4 one
      that was the song of junior high!!

    we also like poison from bell biv devoe! we love the nineties!!
    By: Jerry Pinto
    • 10. Nautical Disaster by The Tragically Hip
      Canada's best export.
    • 9. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Pop and chips party anthem.
    • 8. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      Untouchable guitar tone.
    • 7. One by U2
      Crying our eyes out.
    • 6. Just by Radiohead
      Do we really need to explain this...
    • 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      A classic for all time.
    • 4. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      Classic video.
    • 3. November Rain by Guns 'N' Roses
      See you at the Grade 7 dance.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Obviously defining moments...
    • 1. Today by The Smashing Pumpkins
      Let's be honest.

    Obviously we left out Mr. Big, Poison, MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Tom Cochrane, Color Me Badd, Bryan Adams, and a host of others, but these were the best. See you.
    By: doobie
    • 10. Bro Hymn Tribute by Pennywise
      The ultimate punk song
    • 9. Santeria by Sublime
      They represented Long Beach and So-Cal like no other
    • 8. Time of Your Life by Greenday
      Some good memories behind this one
    • 7. The Brews by NOFX
      The greatest song from the greatest punk band ever
    • 6. Ain't Nothin' But a G-Thang by Dr Dre ft. Snoop
      The classic rap song that still get me bumpin. This hit started all the gangsta rap.
    • 5. Red Hot Chili Peppers by Under the Bridge
      This song could be on this list just for the guitar...the lyrics are a bonus
    • 4. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
      My favorite song from my favorite grunge band
    • 3. Regulate by Warren G
      A rap classic
    • 2. Crash by Dave Matthews Band
      Chills me out like not many songs can
    • 1. Rosa Parks/ATLiens... by Outkast
      Who else to go into the #1 spot than the funkiest, most revolutionary rap duo ever? Outkast is hands down, THE best.

    There are so many artists that could be included in this list...The Roots (Next Movement), Fugees (killing me softly), TLC (waterfals), Third Eye Blind (Jumper), The Wallflowers (6th avenue heartache), Sting (Fields of Gold), Smashing Pupkins (1979), Radiohead (creep/paranoid android), Pearl Jam (Jeremy), Nirvana (Come As You Are), Creed (what's this life for), Bush (Glycerine), Bone Thugs ~n~ Harmony (Crossroads), 2Pac (almost anything) Thankyou for taking the time to view this list of artists. They deserve our recognition.
    By: Kid Rock
    • 10. No Sex by Limp Bizkit
      it is all true
    • 9. change by Deftones
      great new CD, with a great single
    • 8. shoots and laders by korn
      just a great song
    • 7. home by staind
      buy the CD it is great
    • 6. faith by limp bizkit
      Fred Durst, you are the man
    • 5. infest by papa roach
      they are great
    • 4. looser by three doors down
      they rock in concert
    • 3. cowboy by Kid Rock
      Joe-c you will be missed we all love you
    • 2. the way i am by eminem
      i had to put him down so he dosn't shoot me
    • 1. Nookie by Limp bizkit
      Limp Bizkit is just the best

    By: Robert Cunningham, Ireland.
    • 10. song 2 by Blur
      One of the best indie bands of the nineties and this one of the shortest but brillant songs of in there songlist.
    • 9. the unforgiven by Metallica
      a true classic, pity about napster though.
    • 8. even better than the real thing by u2
      Irelands biggest group and one the best live acts next to Pearl jam, a fantasic Song.
    • 7. Lack of comprehension by Death
      This is an excellent track that has all the right angles covered to make this a very interesting death metal track.
    • 6. Ray of light by Madonna
      The best song Madonna had in years, this is one of the nineties best pop songs.
    • 5. seasons in the abyss by Slayer
      Forget Metallica, Slayer are the real masters of trash metal and this is a classic track that had an excellent video.
    • 4. November Rain by Guns n roses
      One of the biggest bands of the 90's, well early nineties and late 80's.Its a pity these guys concentrated on getting some albums together instead of all the bs, they should have at least 7 studio albums and all we get is 2......Sad! (i classed use your illusion as one album and lies is an ep and spagetti was all covers, so don't qualify).
    • 3. Copkiller by Bodycount
      A kick ass speed metal track that caused quite a stir back in 92, Rock on Ice!!!!
    • 2. Elderly woman behind the counter in a small town by Pearl Jam
      Brings me back to the early nineties, when music was great and this song is full of what Pearl jam are good at and that is recording excellent and memorable lyrics
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      What can i Say, the anthem of the nineties, love 'em or hate them this was back in 1991 and is still as powerful as ever.Excellence at its greatest!

    Grunge was the best thing in the nineties, we had bands like smashing pumkins, blind melon, soundgarden and talented guys like vedder and cobain and super bands like Guns n roses, Metallica , things can only be better in the next millenium..I hope! (doubt it)
    By: Cary
    • 10. Runaway train by Soul Asylum
      A really awesome song..
    • 9. Blind by Korn
      Kind of old as well, but is one of those songs that will never die
    • 8. What its like by Everlast
      It is just a really good song
    • 7. Faith by Limp Bizkit
      It is just an awesome song. It has gotten a little bit old after all this time, but it is still an awesome song.
    • 6. Pinch Me by Barenaked Ladies
      It is just an awesome song...
    • 5. Stan by Eminem
      Listen to the lyrics... it is a sad song.. but a good one..
    • 4. Country Grammar by Nelly
      A song with awesome lyrics... this song rocks..
    • 3. Rollin by Limp Bizkit
      A song that jams in a system..
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Another one of those songs that you can listen to a thousand times and still love it.
    • 1. Lightning Crashes by Live
      As many times as I listen to this song, it never gets old. It has a powerful message if you listen to the lyrics.

    By: Ryan Smith
    • 10. Right Here by SWV
      The only woman band on the list. Forget Destiny's child, TLC, or others.. this song is executed perfectly. The beat matches perfectly with their great voices. Probably their 1 hit wonder, and one I won't forget.
    • 9. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Great acoustical song. I think this song has some of the best lyrics ever and so its probably my favorite romantic song
    • 8. The Offspring by The Kids Aren't Alright
      This song pumps me up everytime. Probably the #2 party song behind "Even Flow". Also the energy from the band is so great that it couldnt be left out of the top 10
    • 7. Push by Matchbox 20
      These guys deserve some real awards. They have pulled out 2 albums with hit after hit after hit after...well you know...of course if "Push" was the only good song on their first album, it still would be great.
    • 6. Unforgiven by Metallica
      This song gives me goosebumps everytime...its that good. The first part acoustical could be a song by itself, but when they get louder, I know why its such a great song.
    • 5. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      At first I didnt think much of this song...but now its one of my favorites. Red Hot Chili Peppers may be the most original band Ive ever seen and so they are one of my favorites
    • 4. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Extremely catchy song. It really didnt matter whether it was this song or "Smells Like Teen Spirit", but the difference was that this one is more catchy. Definetely one the best bands of the 90's..too bad it didnt last longer
    • 3. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
      What an original! The instruments and singer go along so perfectly in this song. Thats why only R.E.M. could sing and play this song so well.
    • 2. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
      If I want a song to start any party, this is it. 30 years from now I will be jamming with this song...its that damn good.
    • 1. Time by Hootie & The Blowfish
      My favorite band, my favorite album, my favorite song. Songs like this is why they have sold over 25 million albums total and it shows that even the simplest of tunes last forever.

    This was a tough list for me because I love so many songs that it would be difficult to make even a top 50 list. I almost put 2 Nirvana and 2 Pearl Jam in, but I felt there had to be 10 different bands instead. :)

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