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    By: Chole
    • 10. Rollin' by Limp Biskit
    • 9. Freak Me by Another Level
    • 8. Wherever You Will Go by The Calling
    • 7. A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Calton
    • 6. Cleaning Out My Closet by Eminen
    • 5. In The End by Linkin Park
    • 4. Bump Bump Bump by B2k
    • 3. Blurry by Puddle Of Mudd
      I love u Ricci
    • 2. Heaven (candle Light Version) by Dj Sammy Feat Yanou
      I love this song
    • 1. All My Life by Kci And Jojo
      It's my favourite song of all time and it's just the best song

    Ricci i'm really sorry 4 everythink that's happened i don't no how to tell u seems u don't wana no me but i really love u you've shown me so much hope at the moment to believe in myself and it's only because you believed in me you made me reliesed i could get though this your the best thing in my life i nou love her but all i want is to be speaking againb and just be friends if nothink more u no how i feel about you and if u don't feel the same then that's fair enough but you've been the est friend ever over the past 8 months and i love u so much even if it is just as friends love you so much Chole
    By: Adam B.
    • 10. Ray Of Light by Madonna
      A very pretty song.
    • 9. Lose Your Mind by Motorbaby
      Great alternative tune.
    • 8. Monkey Developers by Digital Droo
      How could anyone not love something this insane sounding? Also try anything by Semi Automatic Turban...
    • 7. Fear Of Dying by Jack Off Jill
      "Rabiteen" is good, too...
    • 6. All These Things by Ed Kuepper
      Utterly beautiful song
    • 5. Time's Running Out by Cirrus
      One of my favs.
    • 4. Abba Zabba by Cirrus
      Another cool rap tune.
    • 3. 99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger
      A great 80's song turned into a great 90's song.
    • 2. The Whammy by 2 Skinny J's
      I don't care much for rap, but when it's good, it's good.
    • 1. 0For1 by Poster Children
      Good alt. riff.

    Note: The above songs are in no particular order. Honorable mentions: Stop The Rock by Apollo 440, Superbeast by Rob Zombie, The Defence by Bad Religion, Addicts of Communication by Randy, Tounge Tied by Eve 6, Crush On Me by The Donnas, Black by The Rolling Stones
    By: kevinTHEbored
    • 10. Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
    • 9. My Hero by Foo Fighters
    • 8. Good Riddance by Green Day
    • 7. Creep by Radiohead
    • 6. Only in Dreams by Weezer
    • 5. Glycerine by Bush
    • 4. Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 3. Tyler by Toadies
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins

    By: olly
    • 10. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
    • 9. Why Don't You Get A Job by Offspring
    • 8. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 7. MMMBop by Hanson
    • 6. heaven is a halfpipe by O.P.M
    • 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 4. Firestarter by prodigy
    • 3. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chill Peppers
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. No One But You (only The Good Die Young) by Queen

    Runners up:The Kids Aren't Alright by Offspring: Burning Down The House by Tom Jones feat. Cardigans:Buddy Holly by Weezer:
    By: Joe
    • 10. Song 2 by Blur
    • 9. Hyperballad by Bjork
      Best damn music in Iceland
    • 8. Live Forever by Oasis
      Once upon a time these guys didn't suck.
    • 7. Smashing Pumpkins by Tonight, Tonight
    • 6. Street Spirit by Radiohead
      The Bends is also an incredible album
    • 5. Brick by Ben Folds Five
      She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly...
    • 4. Only in Dreams by Weezer
      The best song on their amazing debut album
    • 3. Losing My Religion by REM
      The Out of Time album is one of their worst, but the song is still classic
    • 2. One by U2
      U2's best song
    • 1. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      Yes it's a little weird, but this song (along with the rest of OK Computer) completely changed music. And it's a damn good song.

    Nirvana is very very overrated. Radiohead was the best band of the 90's by a mile. Just thought I'd mention that.
    By: VANDELbone
    • 10. Unforgiven by Metallica
      Artistery at its best. Rocked the globe in mere days after the release. Metallica rose to the top in a trail blazed by Cobain and brought a new sound and wave to metal music.
    • 9. Killing Me Softly by The Fugees
      The begining of materialism. The song invented the image and fashion now seen in the music industry, dominated by Pop and stars who's dependence on the studio is begining to ruin what once was.
    • 8. Layla (unplugged) by Eric Clapton
      Clapton's masterpiece re-evented in a spectacular showing of skill and utter talent in the strings and as well in his voice. A track illustraing more than just raw talent, but a reincarnation of a legend.
    • 7. Zombie by Cranberries
      A tune that tells all about the worst threat and fear of the world. Gives the American people the indeniable self of what is happening and will in the near future. Political and satire, Zombie lives on.
    • 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Wonderwall represents more than "throwing it back to you." It gave people a sense of urgency just like Lenin did back in the 60s. Oasis gave us purity just like the Beatles once did.
    • 5. Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      There not much more than can be said of the Chili Peppers. By far one of the most controversial bands of the 90s; with their impressive music (deverged from all genres), and electrifying conerts, their work came together after another song worthy of greatness - Under The Bridge.
    • 4. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews
      This alternative track brought substance and purity back into the industry after Pop had begun to take control. The song broke the barrier of Pop, which dominated the charts for months at a time. It gave life to rock again and Matthews puts on an impressive concert leaving you squinting your eyes.
    • 3. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      People will talk of this mastery of rock for years to come, one of the best ablums of the 90s. Pearl Jam deserves every accoliad, and a very impressive video.
    • 2. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
      Wow, what a tune, by far a classic that will be heard on Top 10 lists forever. The song represents so much at the time and a turning point in the classic rock genre.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Everyone knows the best band of the 90s. Nirvana holds a library of grunge music that will never fade and be remembered forever in the industry.

    By: Ariana
    • 10. Return To Innocence by Enigma
    • 9. You Learn by Alanis Morrisette
    • 8. Loser by Beck
    • 7. Dreams by Cranberries
    • 6. Holy Grail by Hunters And Collectors
    • 5. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 4. Why by Annie Lennox
    • 3. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
    • 2. Cornflake Girl by Tori Amos
    • 1. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
      Just the greatest

    By: Ezri Fadli
    • 10. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Almost didn't made the list since they were so anti music file sharing. But they earned their place here.Enter Sandman was played by anyone who had a guitar back in school!
    • 9. Breathe by Prodigy
      This song was on heavy rotation on the radio. Nevermind the fact that it was sung by a green haired British punk.
    • 8. Welcome to Paradise by Green Day
      Green day was really big back in the late 90's. Their songs were full of youthful vigour, it's hard to put them down.Gotta love em'.
    • 7. November Rain by Guns & Roses
      A great song by a great band. Everyone back then loved or pretended to love them.Cehck out the music ensemble on this one!
    • 6. Zombie by The Cranberries
      This Irish band provided a different music style to the 90's scene.Zombie is best remembered for the unique voice of Delores.
    • 5. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      Pearl Jam were at the forefront on the grunge scene..if u dun like them the you were probably busy listening to the Macarena.
    • 4. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against the Machine
      Rage will always be remembered for the emotion/rage it embedded into gen X music.Bulls On Parade from the album of the same name.
    • 3. Creep by Radiohead
      Radiohead..even the musician love this band..so they can't be wrong..weird to me.Creep was their radio friendly hit.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      If the Gen X youth had an anthem..this is it.
    • 1. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      Anyone who says that oasis wasn't a big part of the 90 s rock scene is a dumb liar.Champagne Supernova is an epic!!

    One question to test whether you are a Gen X or Gen Y kid: Which one are you more familiar with? Kurt Cobain or Eminem? Tell me what u think of my list. Email me. Cheerz!
    By: Boyd Schidt
    • 10. Kindergarden by Faith No More
      One of the best bands of the 90's
    • 9. The Down Town by Days Of The New
      This band had so much potential.
    • 8. Secret Garden by Bruce Springsteen
    • 7. Run by Collective Soul
      The smash hit that never was.
    • 6. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Brilliant instrumental in the middle of the song.
    • 5. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys
      Yeah, I'm a Backstreet Boys fan.
    • 4. Street Spirit by Radiohead
      Fade out again.
    • 3. Gravity Of Love by Enigma
      Most people haven't heard this song. Everyone should.
    • 2. The Power Of Goodbye by Madonna
      Haunting song.
    • 1. I Stay Away by Alice In Chains
      Simply the greatest song ever.

    By: sandy
    • 10. Dear Mama by 2Pac
    • 9. The Next Episode by Dr. Dre
    • 8. 8 Mile by Eminem
    • 7. Stan by Eminem
    • 6. California Love by 2Pac
    • 5. Hypnotize by NotoriousBIG
    • 4. Nuthing But A G Thang by Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg
    • 3. Juicy by NotoriousBIG
    • 2. Rap Game by D12
    • 1. Still DRE by Dr Dre

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