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

    By: Matty N + D Bitcha
    • 10. Ain't No Fun by Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Kurupt + Warren G
    • 9. California Love by 2Pac + Dr. Dre
    • 8. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 7. Black or White by Michael Jackson
    • 6. Tha Crossroads (DJ U-Neeks Mo Thug Remix) by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
    • 5. The Reefer Song by Tism
    • 4. Prisoner Of Society by The Living End
    • 3. Come Out And Play by The Offspring
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve

    By: Mark J
    • 10. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins
      With grunge in the throes of death, the Pumpkins fired a mercy shot to the forehead with this gutty rocker.
    • 9. Come Out And Play by The Offspring
      The antithesis of Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy', The Offspring struck a chord with MTV and rock radio with a catchy, dragging, destorted romp.
    • 8. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      The darker side of the guitar rock revival came to a head with one unforgettable line and its conspiciously radio-edited 4-letter word.
    • 7. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      Everybody loved them, and they were just about as funky as you can be.
    • 6. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      STP never achieved the popularity of Plush again, but put themselves on the map while the movement was peaking.
    • 5. Basket Case by Green Day
      The grunge/punk crossover didn't last long, but this enormously popular track may have been the 'fad' hit of the era.
    • 4. Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.
      A talented act proved they had staying power despite shifting tastes in rock radio.
    • 3. Today by The Smashing Pumpkins
      The Pumpkins rode grunge to the top and subsequently buried it with their later epic 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'. Today was the track that showed modern rock wasn't all about crunch.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I personally don't care for them, but you can't deny this song's influence.
    • 1. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      The song and the band that turned music on its ear in the early 90s and gave birth to a genre.

    By: Annie
    • 10. Hit me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
      Who knew that after that music video aired so many guys started to inpersonate Ms. Britney?!:)
    • 9. Geanie In A Bottle by Christina Agulara
      She looks so sweet an inocent in this music video and ion the cover of the album!!! What happened!!!:)
    • 8. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      Who knew it would be a "ONE HIT WONDER"?!?!:) (Good Thing he didn't have "Dreds" when he sang this song or then where would he be!!!!!)
    • 7. I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys
      Come On Admit it it's a great song
    • 6. Killing Me Softly by Fugees
      One of my all time Favorites!!!!!(Duh!)
    • 5. Scream by Micheal and Janet Jackson
      I still know every word to that song
    • 4. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix Alot
      A great song that everyone will always know!!!
    • 3. Fade To Black by Metallica
      One of Metallica's Best!!!!!
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      One of Nirvana's Best
    • 1. Good Ridence (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
      This is the Best song ever!!!!!

    Yes I have weird taste but I have older and younger brothers and sisters so leave me alone and appreaciate my taste in music!!!!!:) There were so many songs in the 90's that were awsome but either I couldn't remember the name of the song or the name of the band!!! The songs I did choose spread out over the whoe decade!! Unlike other people who's main focus was the early 90's!!:) I know that songs 1 and 10 are compleatly different and I don't care!!
    By: jani
    • 10. Unbreak My heart by Toni Braxton
      She has an amazingly rich voice, and any songs with lyrics by Diane Warren are awesome. It's a wonderful track and its nice to have someone vocalize the way you feel after you get dumped
    • 9. Flying Without Wings by Westlife
      I'm a romantic .. such a nice relaxing song, helps ease tension
    • 8. So Complicated by Carolyn Dawn-Johnson
      Kind of country-ish. About a girl with a crush on her friend and has sweet lyrics. If you've ever had a crush you were afraid to tell this song totally is in sync with ur feelings
    • 7. Bring it all Back by S Club 7
      pretty corny, but you can't help but dance when you hear it!
    • 6. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys
      If you've ever lost someone important in your life, this song helps you express your grief... the video's very emotional
    • 5. Crash & Burn by Savage Garden
      Picks you right up... conveys a wonderful message of hope and lets you know you're not alone
    • 4. All my Life by Kci &JoJo
      One of the BEST love songs ever -- must play this at your wedding!
    • 3. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
      You can not grow tired of this song!!!
    • 2. Private Emotion by Ricky Martin
      It was a shame that not many people know this song, but its full of hope
    • 1. In My Place by Coldplay
      awesome song... has meaningful lyrics and just love the beat

    By: Sammie
    • 10. Back At One by Brian Mcknight
    • 9. Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears
    • 8. No Scrubs by Tlc
    • 7. Crazy Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
    • 6. Buddy Holly by Weezer
    • 5. I Like Big Butts by Sir Mix Alot
    • 4. All My Life by Kc And Jojo
    • 3. I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 2. Waterfalls by Tlc
    • 1. Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne

    By: Mark A. Est�
    • 10. I'm Broken by Pantera
      Who kept metal alive during the grunge movement? Metallica wasn't making albums. Ozzy wasn't touring. Where were Maiden and Priest? Pnater rocked hard though the dark years.
    • 9. What I Got by Sublime
      It's not the musicaianship of Hendrix or the lyrical content of Zeppelin but this song almost everyone can relate to and enjoy. One of my favorites.
    • 8. Be Quiet and Drive by Deftones
      Simple, yet great song.
    • 7. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
      Better song from a better album than Nevermind.
    • 6. Got the Life by KoRn
      Intense Song and video from the only "nu-metal" band that matters.
    • 5. Hero of the Day by Metallica
      Metallica's finest effort in their alt-rock phase.
    • 4. No Excuses by Alice in Chains
      It's hard to pick one Alice song but this one, like many others, seems to be the storyline of the late Layne Staley's life.
    • 3. Sober/ Forty-Six & 2 by Tool
      Both of the songs are haunting and epic works.
    • 2. Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
      This song embodies all that RATM stands for
    • 1. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      What else needs to be said?

    alt: 11. Stone Temple Pilots-Plush,12. Blind Melon-No Rain, 13. Faith No More-Epic, 14. Smashing Pumpkins-1979, 15. Anthrax-Only, 16. 311-I'll Be Here Awhile, 17. Foo Fighters-Everlong, 18 Slayer- War Ensemble, 19. Nine Inch Nails-The Perfect Drug, 20. Oasis-Champagne Supernava------PEACE
    By: Becca
    • 10. Jupiter by Jewl
    • 9. Santeria by Sublime
    • 8. Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough by Patty Smith
    • 7. Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams
    • 6. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
    • 5. Long View by Green Day
    • 4. Without You by Mariah Carey
    • 3. Dream Lover by Mariah Carey
    • 2. Voodoo by Godsmack
    • 1. Adams Song by Blink 182

    By: kornkid
    • 10. Champigne Supernova by Oasis
      its oasis
    • 9. Drain Me by Nirvana
      its kurt (coutney did it)
    • 8. Tire Me by Rage Against The Machine
      its rage
    • 7. One by U2
      its U2
    • 6. Painkiller by Judas Priest
      drums do it for me
    • 5. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      same as last
    • 4. Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
      awesome song
    • 3. War Emsemble by Slayer
      good song
    • 2. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Vereb
      also a good song
    • 1. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      great song

    do as u will
    By: Chris Corganell
    • 10. Dulces Noches De Luna Y Pateras by Los Suaves
      Y para acabar unos espa�oles que se lo han currado bien
    • 9. New Skin by Icubus
      Unos de ahora para variar
    • 8. System Of A Down by Spider
      Anunque Chop Suey!...
    • 7. November Rain by Guns N'roses
      El disco Appetite for Destruccion es de lo mejor del Heavy auque este disco tambien es muy bueno
    • 6. Sickman by Alice In Chains
      Su albumDirt es la ca�a y esta canci�n se sale con sus indescriptibles cambios de ritmo
    • 5. Smells Like Then Spirit by Nirvana
      Por repercusi�n a nivel mundial...
    • 4. Stink Fist by Tool
      Estes tipos son realmente muy buenos y la canci�n es la mejor que conozco
    • 3. Pushing Fordward by Temple Of The Dog
    • 2. The Day I Tried To Live by Soundgarden
      Una canci�n buen�sima de un grupo impresionante
    • 1. Soma by Smashing Pumpkins
      Podr�a incluir en esta lista muchas m�s canciones de este grupo pero como solo voy a inclu�r una de cada uno esta me parece la mejor. Su solo es lo mejor que escuch� en mi vida.

    Viva el grungeeee!!!!!!
    By: Mark S.
    • 10. Headtrauma by Pudding Capacity
      You never heard this song, but it's one of the best.
    • 9. Freshmen by The Verve Pipe
      A modern standard.
    • 8. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      Have no idea what it means, but catchy as hell.
    • 7. Eye by Smashing Pumpkins
      A song that defied what the public wanted and maintained what being artistic is all about.
    • 6. J.A.R. by Green Day
      A punk band can actually write lyrics that mean something!
    • 5. Alive by Pearl Jam
      Great feel good song.
    • 4. Losing My Religion by REM
      Catchy song that made people remember why they were ahead of their time
    • 3. #41 by Dave Matthews Band
      Proves that bands can still have fun on stage while entertaining their audiences.
    • 2. Like Suicide by Chris Cornell
      From the S.F.W. soundtrack. The most powerful acoustic song ever recorded.
    • 1. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
      Redefined music, enough said.

    A close #11 is No Leaf Clover from Metallica. Peace out!

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