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    By: amy
    • 10. bed for the scraping by fugazi
      when i need to scream i have this song.
    • 9. faster by manic street preachers
    • 8. just like a prayer by madonna
      everyone has a guilty pleasure :)
    • 7. hallelujah by jeff buckley
      ok, so the song wasn't written in the 90's (i don't think) but this version was done then. the breath just before the song starts sends shivers down my spine.
    • 6. round here by counting crows
      the counting crows don't get enough credit for how good they are. this songs is good all over, very nice lyrics.
    • 5. between the bars by elliott smith
      this songs makes me cry like a moron. it is perfect.
    • 4. buddy holly by weezer
      i like the world has turned and left me better, but this will do.
    • 3. underwhelmed by sloan
      one of the best pop songs out there. "she was underwhelmed if thats the word"
    • 2. fake plastic trees by radiohead
      i listened to this everyday for at least a year. it is part of my life.
    • 1. smells like teen spirit by nirvana
      just because almost anyone who was alive in the 90's will remember this song.

    i am missing so many great songs on this list. i know as soon as i hit send i'll rememer something outstanding. anyway, these are all great songs, check them out.
    By: Aaron C
    • 10. November Rain by Guns n' Roses
      Good classic.
    • 9. String of Pearls by Jimmie's Chicken Shack
      Amazing tune.
    • 8. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
      Billy Corgan is amazing.
    • 7. Last Resort by Papa Roach
      Awesome hard rock!!! Makes me wanna head bang. (I'm not normally like that.)
    • 6. Landslide by Smashing Pumpkins
      Billy Corgan is amazing.
    • 5. Unforgiven II by Metallica
      This song is so powerful.
    • 4. Kim or '97 Bonnie and Clyde by Eminem
      Don't think I'm sick for liking these songs. Artistically, they're amazing songs. They are both so blatant and powerful. But very similar themes.
    • 3. Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrain
      What can I say? Cool, cool, cool!
    • 2. World Apart by Jars of Clay
      Powerful song, it almost makes me cry.
    • 1. Let You Down by Dave Matthews Band
      Story of my life.

    Honorable mentions? Moby, Radiohead, Our Lady Peace, Dr. Dre, No Doubt, Foreigner, Chicago, Phish, Live, REM, G. Love and Special Sauce
    By: Adam Hearsey
    • 10. Purple Sneakers by You Am I
      Contains one the best drum solos at the end of the track. Very good song by this trio who formed in 1991.
    • 9. Fantasy by Mariah Carey
      A song that was released when I was at the age, when teenage guys fantasise about girls and vice-versa. Pretty good clip too!
    • 8. When I Come Around by Green Day
      Just like everyone else, this is the song that had me hooked onto this unique style of punk. The new album is brilliant! I personally don't think Green Day have written a bad song yet!
    • 7. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Unbelievable love rock ballad. What is a Wonderwall anyway? Timeless, what else can I say?(Sorry I'm biased with 2 Oasis songs!)
    • 6. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      Not a big Pumpkins fan, but this song is great for so many reasons.
    • 5. Two Princes by Spin Doctors
      Great, simple pop tune!
    • 4. Design For Life by Manic Street Preachers
      Wonderful tune from the band who paved the way for Welsh music in the 90's. Taken from the album "Everything Must Go"
    • 3. Always by Bon Jovi
      This was the song that really got me into Bon Jovi way back in 1995. Along with Oasis, they really influenced my current taste in music. Still believe this is the best song they've ever released.
    • 2. Why Does It Always Rain On Me? by Travis
      After hearing so many songs for the last five years, it was good to hear about something other than happiness, love or sunshine. Brilliant song, even on a rainy day! Album is also best I've heard in a while!
    • 1. Live Forever by Oasis
      Timeless rock ballad. One of the most important rock releases in Britain for the 90's. Song which I would most probably like to have played at my wedding!

    Other songs shortlisted include Driftwood(Travis), A Life Less Ordinary(Ash), Second Solution(Living End),Love Is All Around (Wet Wet Wet), The Sign(Ace of Base), Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Big Me(Foo Fighters).
    By: N1CK
    • 10. Scooby Snacks by Fun Loving Criminals
      Cool, funky and smooth all rolled into one. Great bass, good lyrics mixed with some sound clips from movies including Pulp Fiction ('Any of you f***ing pigs move and I'll execute every motherf***ing last one of you'). Just awesome.
    • 9. We're In This Together Now by Nine Inch Nails
      Choosing from the vast array of good NIN songs was tough, but this one shines out. Industrial, heavy, rocking, heavy and uhh heavy. Its not actually all that heavy really, i just couldn't think of anything to describe something which is this good.
    • 8. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      I almost forgot about Oasis! Sheesh! Indie Rock.... awesome. My favourite Oasis album is Be Here Now, by the way...
    • 7. It's Like That by Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
      Rap at its best. I'm not oo much of a rap fan, but the bass beats and the killer lyrics in this song will make you wish you took that break-dancing course in '92....
    • 6. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      If the 90s is remembered for one band, i hope it is the Smashing Pumpkins, and this song shows why.
    • 5. Glory Box by Portishead
      The lead singer (I don't know her name) has an enchanting voice, and in Glory Box, they've put some very interesting effects over it. The slow, cruisey blues is excellent.
    • 4. Killing in the Name by Rage Against The Machine
      WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THIS ON ANYONE ELSES LIST?? What a song! Rage's first big hit was an absolute rip-snorter! This song is a perfect example of the hard-hitting messages of all their songs, singing about redneck KKK people and racist police.
    • 3. The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
      The song which really put Mr Manson on the map, although it is no where even close to his best, is a moshing anthem to which no one who likes any sort of hard rock can pass by.
    • 2. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      I haven't seen this often in the top 10s, so its about bloody time. Its the only song to which EVERYBODY knows ALL the words to at a party.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I know it's getting a cliche for #1 song, but you can't beat Kurt.

    As you can see, I like just about every style of music... EXCEPT POP!! Anyone who thinks that the Backstreet Boys, NSync or Britney Spears writes meaningful lyrics have to get your brains examined. They don't know what music is... they just spit out what the record companies tell them to. Listen to some real music like what's on this list.
    By: Ivan
    • 10. WHo Is It by MiChaeL JaCksOn
    • 9. SMells Like TeeN SpIrit by NiRvana
      You Know...
    • 8. EYe Of THe TiGer by Rocky
      Raises everyOne's Spirit Up.
    • 7. THeiF by OuR LaDy PeaCE
      One GOOD song!
    • 6. My OwN PRisOn by CrEEd
    • 5. CaLifornIcation by Red HOt ChIli pePPers
      Don't KNow. It's Just Fun to LIsten to.
    • 4. LoseR by THree DooRS Down
      Good Tune and Lyrics mke the sOng amazIng!
    • 3. THe UnforGiven ll by MetaLLica
    • 2. LasT ResorT by PaPa RoaCh
      Tell it like it is. Kicks .....
    • 1. I dOn't waNNa Miss a THang by AErOsmIth
      Reminds of my loved ones.

    By: Amy
    • 10. Not for me by backstreet boys
    • 9. Yes I will by backstreet boys
    • 8. Everyone by backstreet Boys
    • 7. Get another boyriend by backstreet boys
    • 6. The call by Backstreet boys
    • 5. It's True by Backstreet Boys
    • 4. I want it that way by Backstreet Boys
    • 3. Africa by Toto
    • 2. Land Down Under by Men At Work
    • 1. Shape Of My heart by Backstreet Boys

    4-10 they are not the order I like the songs because it was hard to pick which ones I like best. I love them all the same, so I just put them in there. ok bye bye Thanks for checking my top 10 songs of the 90's!! Come Back soon
    By: Amy
    • 10. Not for me by backstreet boys
    • 9. Yes I will by backstreet boys
    • 8. Everyone by backstreet Boys
    • 7. Get another boyriend by backstreet boys
    • 6. The call by Backstreet boys
    • 5. It's True by Backstreet Boys
    • 4. I want it that way by Backstreet Boys
    • 3. Africa by Toto
    • 2. Land Down Under by Men At Work
    • 1. Shape Of My heart by Backstreet Boys

    4-10 they are not the order I like the songs because it was hard to pick which ones I like best. I love them all the same, so I just put them in there. ok bye bye Thanks for checking my top 10 songs of the 90's!! Come Back soon
    By: Frank Dogg
    • 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      It's a shame I listen this song last. I feel that they should be ranked higher. Nirvana set the tone for the 90's. So I'll do the same and list this song as #10, setting the tone for the rest of my songs.... ENJOY!
    • 9. Dammit by Blink 182
      Punk Rock at it's best. Blink 182 is one of my Fav's. These guys are showing modern punk bands how to do it..
    • 8. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      Another song that totally kicks butt. My list is dynamic, which means, all these songs could and should be ranked higher... Especially this one.. but oh well..
    • 7. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Need I say more?? Metallica is one of the best, this song is one of the best...pure rock.. I respect these guys, but Lars is just a -ignant bastad- He's still cool though...
    • 6. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
      Oasis is pretty cool. I don't sing, but I always sing along with Oasis's songs.... This is one is more emotional...
    • 5. Possum Kingdom by Toadies
      I think this song was long forgotten. IF YOU ARE READING THIS, OPEN UP NAPSTER OR SONGSPY, AND DOWNLOAD THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!! It's a sub one-hit wonder, but deserves much much more...
    • 4. Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      My All-time favorite rock group with this late 99 song. I wish this song would be #1 or any of their of songs like Parallel Uni, Bridge, Soul... But I'll be honest, it isn't as good as those songs. Any RHCP songs would be on the top 10 90's.
    • 3. Ain't Nuthin But a G Thang by Dr. Dre f. Snoop Dogg
      The lone rap song. I used to like rap,and pimp demho's, but then I realized, rap is crap. However, this one song, is my all time favorite rap song.
    • 2. Creep by Radiohead
      If I were to pick one song to be played over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. This song would be it. The lyrics, rythms, beats, the whole composition of this song makes this number 2 on my list.
    • 1. Everlong by Foo Fighters
      The emotion, power, attitude, and message this song enfranchises makes this song a classic. The Foo Fighters are guys who want to 'rock out' but the versatility of this song allows it to be a wonderful ballad, if done so.... I get chills down my spine every time this song is played. This song is everlong.

    Those one-hit wonder songs were the best... Ruby Soho, Impression that I get, two princess, circles, all by misc alternative bands that we don't see much of nowadays made the 90's... Hats off to all of you guys and sorry, I didn't mention Korn, or Smashing Pumpkins, or W/R Zombie, and other big bands.. they all deserve to be on here!!!
    By: Sanj
    • 10. Ballad of Chaisey Lain by Bloodhound Gang
      Very humourrous song by the guyz wwho didi the song about the act of mating
    • 9. American Badass by Kid Rock
      This guy is just fab at songs
    • 8. All the Small things by Blink 182
    • 7. Gravel Pit by Wu tan Clan
      THis song is a very good song by brilliant rappers
    • 6. Mechanical Animalls(I want to disappear) by Marilyn Manson
      The goth king of Metal does it in style with this song
    • 5. Interloper by Slipknot
      Can't quite work out what the lyrics are on this one!!!
    • 4. My Generation by Limp Bizkit
      Brilliant song with great lyrics
    • 3. Changes by Tupac Shakur
      The late 2pac who was shot by thugz(not that he wasn't one!) this song is moving when u watch the video.
    • 2. Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana
      This has to be the song of the 90's. This is the song which changed our opinions of metal musik!!!
    • 1. Wait and Bleed by Slipknot
      U can't go without this song on ure personal stereo!It's just so class

    By: Scotgirl
    • 10. Sit Down by James
      Amazing song amazing band
    • 9. Rokefeller Skank by Fat Boy Slim
      Brilliant as ever from the master Mr Norman Cook.
    • 8. Born Slippy by Underworld
      Part of the greatest soundtrack ever to Trainspotting
    • 7. Girls & Boys by Blur
      A fun song about love in the 90s.
    • 6. Why Does It Always Rain on Me? by Travis
      Why? I still haven't worked it out.
    • 5. No Surprises by Radiohead
      Amazing but isn't everything that Radiohead does?
    • 4. Slight Return by The Bluetones
      U.K. band which always remind me of a great summer in America in 96.
    • 3. Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
      Doesn't everyone just love this song.
    • 2. The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve
      An amazing song with a moral to it.
    • 1. The Masterplan by Oasis
      B-Side of Wonderwall this song evokes memories of a very special time and is just the most amazing song ever.

    I wish this was a top 50 list cos I have had to miss out so many great songs.Have made it that only one song is from each artist.Have left out Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Basement Jaxx, The Laa's, Duran Duran and Paul Weller.

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