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

    By: Neco
    • 10. Return To Innocence by Enigma
      Uno de los mejores videos de la d�cada adem�s fue quien impuso banguardia con la interpretaci�n y representaci�n de su video. (1994)
    • 9. Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
      La canci�n m�s tarareada y la que todo mundo cant� y se sab�a en el mundo. (1997)
    • 8. Swallowed by Bush
      Indiscutiblemente el mejor disco alternativo producido en inglaterra; lo cual ninguna canci�n se priva de la mejor calidad, tanto en producci�n como en calidad. (1997)
    • 7. Wanna Be by Spice Girls
      Todo el poder femenino inspirado en esta canci�n, lo cual produjo que se reafirmara o se promoviera tambi�n la liberaci�n femenina. (1997)
    • 6. My Lovin� (your Never Gonna Get It) by En Vogue
      Fue quien sobresali� de toda la m�sica negra gracias a las funky divas, quien s�lo ellas podr�an hacerlo. (1992)
    • 5. The Sign by Ace Of Base
      La mejor canci�n pop que haya surjido de los 90�s; conquist� todas las listas del mundo y d�mino el 1er. lugar durante mucho tiempo. (1994)
    • 4. Linger by Cranberries
      La canci�n m�s tierne y encantadora con el tipioc sello melanc�lico de los 90�s. (1994)
    • 3. Stand By Me by Oasis
      Un cl�sico de manchester para el mundo, donde se pone toda la influencia brit�nica sacada del lejendario grupo de liverpool. (1998)
    • 2. Walking In My Shoes by Depeche Mode
      Fue quien dilat� m�s semanas en la radio alternativa y como los 90�s fueron de m�sica alternativa, pues es ovio, no? (1993)
    • 1. One by U2
      Porque marc� la nostalg�a de los 90�s.;hasta llegar hacer cl�sica en su propia �poca. (1992)

    El mejor a�o musical fue el 94, aunque lo mejores estubieron del 92 al 98; porque despu�s de ese a�o, (99) todo fue bull shit empezando con el pop. otras canciones:far behind - she�s in fashion - country house - ready or not - interstate love song - loser - anotehr noght - say something - 1979.
    By: Mal�
    • 10. Teenage Angst by Placebo
    • 9. No Regrets by Robbie Williams
    • 8. Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie And The Banshees
    • 7. Bachelorette by Bjork
    • 6. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
    • 5. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 4. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 3. In Your Room by Depeche Mode
    • 2. Ordinary World by Duran Duran
    • 1. One by U2

    Machinehead-BUSH / Bitter Sweet Simphony-THE VERVE / Far Behind-CANDLEBOX / Ready Or Not-THE FUGGES / Breath-PRODIGY / Tubthumping-CHUMBAWAMBA / Bettlebum-BLUR / Say What You Want-TEXAS / Not Enought Time-INXS / Runaway Train-SOUL ASYLUM / Interstate Love Song-STP / God Is A DJ-FAITHLEES / Tha Crossroads-BONE THUGS N�HARMONY / Black-PEARL JAM / Closer-NINE INCH NAILS / Litium-NIRVANA / Under The Bridge-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS I don�t Know What You Want-PET SHOP BOYS / Back For Good-TAKE THAT / Man On The Moon-REM.
    By: Blu
    • 10. Kissing You by Total
      All u girls know u got a paticular guy u remember crushin on when that song came out!
    • 9. Triumph by Wutang
      We all thought we were the best rappers in the world when that song came out!
    • 8. Atliens by Outkast
      We all used to love that song
    • 7. 5 Miles To Empty by Brownstone
      Good song
    • 6. Late Nite Tip by 3-6 Mafia
      Tight ass song
    • 5. Ditty by Paperboy
      One hit wonder rap song, yet still has a feel good beat to it
    • 4. Can You Stand The Rain by Mint Condition
      Yet another good love song
    • 3. Stay by Brian Mcknight
      Another good love song
    • 2. I'll Give All My Love To You by Keith Sweat
      Good love song
    • 1. Crossroads by Bone Thugs N Harmony
      Will always be the #1 song

    The best music is gone and over! if anyone can think of any other rap and r&b songs from the 90's please e-mail me with a list of as many as u can think of!
    By: Audrey (Lady Tinsil)
    • 10. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
    • 9. The Way by Fast Ball
    • 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 7. Everything Falls Apart by Dog's Eye View
    • 6. Toes Across the Floor by Blind Melon
      I like this song more than "No Rain"
    • 5. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
    • 4. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
    • 3. Mmmm Mmm Mmmm by Crash Test Dummies
    • 2. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
    • 1. Breakfast at Tiffanys by Deep Blue Something

    Early 90's.... God I miss it.
    By: Jackie
    • 10. Zombie by The Cranberries
      A thought provoking song... great lyrics.
    • 9. Pink by Aerosmith
      Once you hear the song, you can't forget it. Pink is my favorite color.
    • 8. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
      How old are these guys? Steven Tyler is the man!
    • 7. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Reminder of the good ole british invasion days.
    • 6. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      This is an awesome but disturbing song. Pearl Jam rocks!!!
    • 5. Satellite by Dave Matthews Band
      Brought our attention to "college" rock.
    • 4. Jump Around by House Of Pain
      A good party song.
    • 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      This song is awesome! One of the best grunge rock songs written.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Need I say more?
    • 1. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
      Did they ever make a bad song? This one is their best.

    By: Anthony King
    • 10. Good Riddance by Green Day
      Short in length; yet long in memory.
    • 9. Closing Time by Semisonic
      Another song about culmination, which brings a feeling of closure when listened to after somethin' in one's life goes down.
    • 8. Last Kiss by Pearl Jam
      Okay, now I understand that this is a cover--so what! It doesn't matter; especially, since Pearl Jam's version is way better than the original, for it has legitimate emotion spewing within it, unlike the first.
    • 7. She Looks at Me by ???
      Okay, for those of whom who haven't seen the movie, "But I'm A Cheerleader," this song won't ring any bells; so, all I can say is download it off of KaZaA, and you'll realize why it belongs.
    • 6. Rock Superstar by Cypress Hill
      Are they rock? Are they rap?--who cares! All in all, a song that brings a tale of truth through the lyrics, and although most of us can't relate directly, there is a message of importance to be found.
    • 5. Alive by Peral Jam
      Does this song belong? Is that the question? C'mon, this is another "story-esq" Pearl Jam song that is utopic in nature, and euphoric to listen to.
    • 4. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Like said in another list, this song can almost bring one to tears.
    • 3. Breakfast @ Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
      A true "one-hit wonder," but a hell of a one at that.
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      That's right, Seattle is the spot where the nineties resided, and this spin on a true story is nothin' short of amazin'.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirt by Nirvana
      The evolution of grunge began with two men: Kirk Cobain & Krist, and with the addition of Dave Grohl, greatness was created.

    By: Patrick Croak
    • 10. Believe by Cher
      Had to put Cher on here just because any 50+ year old woman that can still rock and not look foolish doing it (as long as she looses the blonde hair) deserves a top 10 list!
    • 9. Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O'Conner
      Kind of a forgotten song AND performer. But, when this one hit, it was ground breaking. Forget her politics, this woman can sing.
    • 8. Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz
      Kravitz has to make the list as one of the most versatile and talented performers of the decade. This is probably his most memorable song other than American Woman which was a cover - so this one wins.
    • 7. Angel by Sarah McLachlin
      I don't think there's another person on the planet that can sing this song like she did. Another moving piece of music.
    • 6. I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly
      A truly uplifting song which has remained memorable over the years.
    • 5. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      Like Whitney Houston, love her or hate her, Celine sings this song with such depth and emotion, it has to make the list.
    • 4. I Believe by Blessid Union of Souls
      One of the more overlooked bands around, writers of some of the most thoughtful songs in the 90's. This was their best.
    • 3. Waterfalls by TLC
      TLC spent much of their early career influencing young people to be thoughtful about sex, drugs and their lives. This song is a testiment to that effort.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Signaled a true shift in music, and simply can't be overlooked.
    • 1. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      Just on sheer vocals alone, the bottom line is -- love her or hate her, Whitney sings the hell out of this song!

    I had three other songs that I considered; Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio; I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith; and Kiss From a Rose by Seal. The best thing about Top 10 lists is that everyone has their OWN ideas. No one is right or wrong, it's just their rememberance and what songs impacted their lives.
    By: Mary C.
    • 10. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Everyone rocked out to this song.
    • 9. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
      Not only a great song, but an incredible video.
    • 8. Boot Scootin' Boogie by Brooks N' Dunn
      Classic country song and everyone knew the line dance.
    • 7. Dazy Duks by Duice
    • 6. Spring Love by Stevie B.
      Anything he sang was a hit down here in Florida.
    • 5. I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf
    • 4. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory
      If this song was played at a party, everyone was on the dance floor.
    • 3. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
      Becky...look at her butt...she must be one of those rap guy's girlfriends...
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Sprit by Nirvana
      This song brought alternative music to life.
    • 1. Friends In Low Places by Garth Brooks
      Garth brought country back and made it cool.

    By: Ryan
    • 10. Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      great band, great song
    • 9. Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana
      another great song by Nirvana, also better than Teen Spirit
    • 8. Eat the Rich by Aerosmith
      really catchy, just a cool song
    • 7. Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit
      don't like Limp but this song is excellent for venting
    • 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      the song that made Nirvana what they are...
    • 5. Fight Song by Marilyn Manson
      Just makes you wanna go nuts
    • 4. Beer by Reel Big Fish
      Until I saw "Baseketball" I had no idea who the Reel Big Fish were but this is a great song
    • 3. Blind by KoRn
      I was stunned when I heard this...just amazing
    • 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Metallica is probably the greatest metal band of the 90's and this is why
    • 1. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Great song. In my opinion, this was Nirvana's best

    Although there were some great songs from the 90's nothing surpasses the 60's and 70's. So many icons performing at the same time (who, doors, hendrix, booker t and the mg's, led zeppelin, etc) and bands that were immensly talented that got overshadowed (kinks, sonics, MC5). That was the greatest era in music without a doubt but the 90's had some good highs.
    By: Jenn
    • 10. Blur by Beetlebum
    • 9. Aerosmith by Amazing
    • 8. Shai by Baby I'm yours
    • 7. Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
    • 6. Gangstas Paradise by Coolio
    • 5. On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men
    • 4. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 3. Lately by Jodeci
      This song was great when Stevie Wonder sang it too. Jodeci just gave it another kick.
    • 2. Sunday Morning by No Doubt
    • 1. Little Things by Bush
      This is the best song, in my opinion, that Bush ever made.

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