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    By: Robyn
    • 10. November Rain by Guns'n'roses
      had to have them on here, slash is my hero!
    • 9. I Want You by Savage Garden
      i think this is a great song for the 90's, the whole cd was good
    • 8. Stupid Girl by Garbage
      it was my theme song for a couple years, its got a good beat and i like the lyrics
    • 7. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 6. You Outta Know by Allanis Morrisette
      canadian rocker whos not afraid to speqk her mind!
    • 5. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
      no need to say anything
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      i love this song it soo mellow for a pepper songs
    • 3. Gel by Collective Soul
      one of my all time favourite songs, it gets me soo pumped up !
    • 2. Down When I'm Loaded by Oleander
      its just a great song with a good beat
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      ok this is number one because the man was a f*cking geniusand its a great song

    By: Jto
    • 10. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 9. Frozen by Madonna
    • 8. Out Of Space by Prodigy
    • 7. Push The Feeling On by Nightcrawlers
    • 6. Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses
    • 5. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 4. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
    • 3. Losing My Religion by Rem
    • 2. One by U2
    • 1. Wind Of Change by Scorpions

    By: King G
    • 10. Bang by Blur
    • 9. Step On by Happy Mondays
    • 8. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
    • 7. Come Together by Spiritualized
    • 6. Zero by The Smashing Pumpkins
    • 5. Day We Caught The Train by Ocean Colour Scene
    • 4. There's No Other Way by Blur
    • 3. Fade Away by Oasis
    • 2. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
    • 1. I Am The Ressurection by The Stone Roses

    Mad Fer It
    By: Up In Smoke
    • 10. Bombs Over Bagdad by Outkast
      The lyrics r so quick and timed with perfection, it will never be matched
    • 9. Patiently Waiting by 50 Cent
      1st album with shady/aftermath, this song has it all, shows his potential, even better with eminem in it
    • 8. My Name Is by Eminem
      explosive start 2 what iz undoubtbly 1 of the greatest rappers ever
    • 7. Fuck The Police by Nwa
      contreversy iz wot the songs all about
    • 6. Nail In The Coffin by Eminem
      ultimate benzino diss, & he deserves it you little bi*ch
    • 5. Ride Wit Me by Nelly
      The song made him! quality
    • 4. Hailies Song by Eminem
      Eminem dunt kill every 1 in his songs, this is a song meant 4 his daughter, relax and listen 2 him
    • 3. Hit Em Up by 2pac
      Damn! this song iz 1 ov the biggest diss eva, B.I.G got nowt on this
    • 2. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy Feat Faith Evans
      Dedicated 2 B.I.G this song makes chill out
    • 1. Forgot About Dre by Dr Dre & Eminem
      master ov rap mixed with the most explosive rapper since 2pac, wot else can you say, dre dunt sign sh*t

    No 1 iz az lyrically talented az eminem, end ov story!
    By: Chad
    • 10. Cowboys From Hell by Pantera
      they Reinvented the Steel, what can I say?
    • 9. Sugar by System of a Down
      This was the hit track from their debut album, until the Spiders video came out
    • 8. Testify by Rage Against the Machine
      no comment necessary
    • 7. S.I.N. by Ozzy Osbourne
      No More Tears' best song.. hands down.
    • 6. Roots, Blood Roots by Sepultura
      great song.. great video.. great band
    • 5. War Machine by Six Feet Under
      this KISS cover kicks ass! Maximum Violence was definately their best album.
    • 4. Unforgiven by Metallica
      step aside sandman
    • 3. Seasons in the Abyss by Slayer
      This song gave Slayer a place in metal history.. although easy to play, it's one to remember
    • 2. Plateau by Nirvana
      this topped the Unplugged album
    • 1. Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
      This is by far their best song from "Pretty Hate Machine"

    that's it.. I have shitty taste in music, lol
    By: Lee
    • 10. Brick by Ben Folds Five
      Good story, good sound. Good everything. I wouldn't expect Ben Folds to do anything close to this good after that "you don't know what it's like being male middle class and white" stuff.
    • 9. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      One of the central american rock bands along with STP, Nirvana and the Chili Peppers that defined why the nineties were the best music era. This song is simply the best of the many great songs released by these guys.
    • 8. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      I really am not a Dave Matthews fan, but when I hear this great a song, I have to give him his props. Aside: All of Dave Matthews' "real" fans are blatent liars when they say: "Crash Into Me is his worst song"
    • 7. Heaven's Coming Down by The Tea Party
      These guys may be some of the most talented musicians in popular music which can often lead to the audience being unable to relate to their complicated sounds. This song bridges that gap gracefully.
    • 6. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
      Good melody, smart lyrics and a depth of emotion rarely ever found in any mainstream music. A gem of an album in a cluttered, generic music scene.
    • 5. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
      I met these guys which might have boosted their rating by one or two notches but there is no doubt that this song stuck a chord with tons of fans. Clumsy, the album from which this single was released may not be the best album if you look at it song by song. However, I'd put the top 5 songs from this album against any other albums top 5 confident that it would easily win. (I apologize for the ambiguity of this statement)
    • 4. Wonderwall by Oasis
      So lots of people got turned off of these guys when they claimed they're better than the Beatles, who cares. This song is easily one of the best cover songs ever (Mike Flowers originally), from one of the most solid albums of the nineties. They're jerks, jerks with lots of talent.
    • 3. Red by Treble Charger
      Most Canadians who know Treble Charger only know the post-American Psycho songs. Trust me, this song is 100 times better. If you're an american whose never heard of these guys, make a point to hear this tune.
    • 2. Shimmer by Fuel
      My favorite band in the world. Very solid album. Simple, but emotional song by this NASHVILLE rock band. Honorable mention goes to their song Hemmhorage(in my hands)
    • 1. The Freshman by The Verve Pipe
      Some songs just have that ability to make you remember all the good and bad times you've been through, this song never fails at that. Hint: Buy the single, these guys may be the biggest one hit wonders of the decade.

    I am a firm believer that most people's favorite songs will be mellow for these are the songs that allow us to think and feel the most. I say this as a warning for those who may think the music I enjoy is boring. I ommitted a couple songs/bands that some may think deserve recognition but didn't make my list of FAVORITE songs. A few more songs/musicians deserve honorable mention: 1. Matthew Good Band: All their albums are solid, the best being Beautiful Midnight where all the GREAT singles are the WORST songs on the album 2. Foolish Games by Jewel: I kept it off the list for fear of being ridiculed but now I realize that's foolish on my part 3. Killing Me Killing You and others by Sentenced: It's Finish power metal you haven't heard of but I love it 4. Lucky ones by Bif Naked: Again a song released before one makes it big time, it would have made the list if I thought people knew it.
    By: Edward
    • 10. I Don't Like The Drugs by Marilyn Manson
      Harsh song about today's drug society.
    • 9. Frozen by Madonna
      Madonna returns with a deep hit.
    • 8. California Love by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre
      A great song by the late Tupac Shakur.
    • 7. Beatiful Day by U2
      Another hit from U2.
    • 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 5. One by U2
      U2 continued making great songs throughtout the 1990's with "One" being one of the best.
    • 4. One Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette
      Alanis Morissette was a suprise success in the mid 1990's. This song is one of the reasons why.
    • 3. Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O'Connor
      Sinead's touching song.
    • 2. What It's Like by Everlast
      Folk style song from singer/rapper Everlast with deep messages.
    • 1. Smells Like Teens Spirit by Nirvana
      Classic grunge song.

    By: Billy Gibson
    • 10. Clocks by Coldplay
      Not a fast tempo song but a great ballad melodic song indeed.
    • 9. I Can Feel It Coming Back Again by Pearl Jam
      Very stonr song definently great stuff here.
    • 8. We Were Merely Freshmen by Third Eye Blind
      This song has a really great contrast of vocals truely something to the ears.
    • 7. Gotta Keep Em Seperated by Offspring
      This song is off the hook great punk song indeed catchy tunes and catchy lyrics surprised not called Catchy.
    • 6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      The song the video amazing this is pure NIN to the max this song is good for a reason.
    • 5. Santeria by Sublime
      Some great lyrics great raggae sound this band is awesome. They do great Bob Marley covers.
    • 4. Innerstate Love Songs by Stone Temple Pilots
      This song made me listen to Stone temple pilots strong moody music it is a great song.
    • 3. Amber by 311
      When I heard this song I couldn't wait to d/l it I listened to it for hours upon hours it hasa weird raggae vibe but its so catchy its astounding.
    • 2. Saint Anger by Metallica
      New bassist brings om some heavy stuff and he sings nice background on the song to metallica is back.
    • 1. Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      This song made me think about making music the sweet guitar solos the great lyrics and vocals. Just beautifuk.

    Runner Ups: Audioslave - Like a Stone, Blues Travler - Hard to Say, Nirvana - Teen Spirit.
    By: Eddie
    • 10. Release by Pearl Jam
      amazing lyrics, always get lost in it
    • 9. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      great song with the acoustics
    • 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      great song that vedder wrote from a newspaper article, very deep
    • 7. Change by Blind Melon
      great song to just listen to and have a beer
    • 6. So Much To Say by Dave Matthews Band
      great acoustic
    • 5. Sleepy House by Blind Melon
      great band that was plagued with the death of their singer shannon hoon
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      great song and never gets old
    • 3. Elderly Women Behind The Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
      great lyrics, great song
    • 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
      just a great song
    • 1. Crazy Mary by Pearl Jam
      song is originally written by victoria williams but with vedders voice it makes for the best song ever

    By: Johny Z
    • 10. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 9. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • 8. In Bloom by Nirvana
    • 7. What's the Frequency Kenneth by REM
    • 6. Vasoline by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 5. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
    • 4. Naveed by Our Lady Peace
    • 3. My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 2. Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters
    • 1. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

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