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

    By: Robert
    • 10. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      black hole sun won't you come and wash away the rain...
    • 9. Self Esteem by Offspring
      I know I'm being used, that's ok man 'cause I like the abuse...
    • 8. Machinehead by Bush
      breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in...
    • 7. Bound For the Floor by Local H
      you just don't get, you keep it copasetic, and you learn to accept it, you know you're so pathetic...
    • 6. Possum Kingdom by Toadies
      don't be afraid, I don't mean to scare you, so help me Jesus...
    • 5. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend, is the city I live in, the city of Angels...
    • 4. Creep by Radiohead
      But I'm a creep I'm a weirdo, What the hell am I doing here?
    • 3. I Got Id by Pearl Jam
      My lips are shakin' my nails are bit off been a month since I've heard myself talk...
    • 2. Brother by Alice In Chains
      you were always so far away, I know that pain, so don't you run away...
    • 1. Silvergun Superman by Stone Temple Pilots
      I can hear when the pig whispers sweetly, jealousy is the weapon you kill me, keep a dime for a truth you might tell...

    when will they make good music again?
    By: Slinky
    • 10. Bombtrack by Rage Against the Machine
      The power behind this song as well as most all their songs is awesome. U remember the riot scene in Natural Born Killers? That is what i think of everytime i hear the Bombtrack.
    • 9. Good by Better than Ezra
      Another kick ass band that lacks deserved appreciation in the community. Ive gotten over more than 1 gf listening to this.
    • 8. Zombie by Cranberries
      Bad ass song, im running out of creative things to say :)
    • 7. Here in your Bedroom by Goldfinger
      This song is just the shizit, i dont know what else to say. Makes me want to dance whenever i hear it.
    • 6. Get Ready by Sublime
      There is so much i could say about Sublime, they almost need their own top ten list. This is the song we get high too. Crank up the bass and pack up the bong!
    • 5. Change by Candlebox
      Candlebox rarely get the credit they deserve. As far as i'm concerned they are right up their with Pearl Jam in regards to influence and trend setting.
    • 4. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      Siamese Dream was such a great album and this is my fav song of theirs. what else can i say?
    • 3. Black by Pearl Jam
      Definately my favorite Pearl Jam song, Vedders vocals are so passionate and moving i still get chills everytime i hear it.
    • 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      Their best song ever and one of the best songs of all time.
    • 1. One by Metallica
      I think it speaks for itself.

    Hehe this took alot of thought (but probably not enough)...So hard to come up with only 10 songs to represent all of the great music and artists that came from the 90s. Honorable mentions go, of course, to Nirvana (although i didnt consider any one song in the top ten) they are sooooo great i cant neglect them entirely. Also many songs from: Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Rage, Soundgarden. 4 Non Blondes Whats Up almost made it, as did a couple songs from Soul Asylum, the Gin Blossoms, Radio Head, Janes Addiction and Candlebox. Nixon's "Sister". Blind Melon "Rain" This probably would have been easier as a top 25 list, after all so much great music came from this decade 10 songs just doesnt do it justice :)
    By: Jay Cee
    • 10. Pixies by Anyhitng By This Band
      listen to this band, awesome
    • 9. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      the greastest song writing of the 90's
    • 8. Let Her Cry by Hootie And The Blowfish
      i dont know how many rimes this form of rock has been tried, but this is as good as it gets.
    • 7. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies
      great atmoshperic song, try not to sing the chorus
    • 6. Without Me by Eminem
      As close to mainstream as rap will ever get. usually thats a bad thing but this is so good.
    • 5. Dont Look Back In Anger by Oasis
      The sweetest song of the 90's superb melody and great fell good sing along
    • 4. Lithium by Nirvana
      I think this is such a special song. Really can relate to this song if you have been through tough times.
    • 3. Basket Case by Green Day
      probably raps up most of the guys of the 90's. " i went to a whore, she said my lifes a bore". perfect.
    • 2. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      just great to listen to , so relaxing , feels like your in heaven on the beach.
    • 1. Milk It by Nirvana
      simply the most interesting song of the ninties. this is on the in utero album so i would imagine most of you havent heard it. Buy the album to hear the most interesting song of the 90's

    By: Chris
    • 10. Two Princes by Spin Doctors
    • 9. One Headlight by The Wallflowers
    • 8. There She Goes by The La's
    • 7. All Apologies by Nirvana
    • 6. Sheep Go To Heaven by Cake
      This song is pretty funny while reminding us that we shouldn't take life for granted.
    • 5. I Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie And The Blowfish
      Hootie and the Blowfish is one of my all time favorite bands. They play amazing music and stick to the 90's Alternative music I love.
    • 4. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
      This song is a sad one, about Clapton's son who died from falling out a window.
    • 3. Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
      This is just one of those songs that sticks with you.
    • 2. Lightning Crashes by Live
      This song is just... undescribable. It has such a power and energy that builds up during the song.
    • 1. Run Around by Blues Traveler
      This is an amazing feel good song.

    By: Matthew Prevost
    • 10. Gratitude by Beastie Boys
      There best album in my opinion and I love how the re-invent thereselfs evry record"good times gone and you missed them"
    • 9. Creep by Radiohead
      Very clever song great lyrics "When you here a fool can look you in the eye" But dont qoute me on that that
    • 8. My Name is Jonas by Weezer
      Brillant band just keep it simple thats what I like "My Name is Jonas Iam carrying the will"
    • 7. Killing in the name by Rage Against the Machine
      these guys have a lot of heart and intensity and thats what makes great band"some of those that were forces are the same that burn crosses"
    • 6. Brain Stew by Green Day
      My fav band and there best album insomniac amazing live "Iam Having trouble trying to sleep"
    • 5. Tomorrow by Silverchair
      I think there best song by far, Great singing in this song, it just rocks "Its 12 O clock and its to..... late"
    • 4. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      Great song to bad the singers an idiot "And I feel the times..... what does he say ???
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Amazing song great Melody and great song writing "today is going to be the day when they throw it all back to you"
    • 2. Santa Monica by Everclear
      I think there only Good song but its really really good "I am still living with your ghost"
    • 1. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Pepeprs
      this song just gives my this feeling in my gut... just a great song "Sometimes I feel like I dont have a partner"

    The 1990's in my opinion was the greatest decade in music there was so much variety I mean you had Grunge, Rap and hip -hop, Punk & Ska,greasy pop stuff, you had your old time rockers still trying to hang on to there younger years, Metal but all in all it was all about the word alternitive but really it was just rocknroll to me. I could only write 10 songs for this list so sorry if I forgot any and I didint put Nirvana on here cause every one puts Teen spirit for there #1 so any way the 90's rocked
    By: Pablo Lopez
    • 10. Drag the Waters by Pantera
      Along with GN'R, they are my favorite band. What can I say about these guys that every crazed metalhead hasn't screamed out at over 120 dbls for no reason at all in the halls of every high school in America. PANTERA RULES!!! We just can't help ourselves. When Metallica sold out on us true rockers with that "Load" of crap...we were in Dire Straits. The flagship had been sunk! Where could we hoist up our flag from, whom would we follow through the peril of the post-Cobain days...Pan-F'n-Tera is the answer to all of the questions in your pathetic, pitiful, meaningless, little existence. They have way cooler songs on the album, "The Great Southern Trendkill". But "Drag the Waters" was the first single they released off the album so I used that to indicate the whole album. I mean, it's not like radio or MTV would touch this stuff, and it really was the album the we flew up high as our flag. F singles, that's for the pop charts. We're album oriented like the good metal from days yore, right? Whatever, point is that this is it for American metalheads... You had to cross the gate of Pantera before you got into any of the underground stuff like Hypocrisy or Meshuggah, or Cradle of Filth, or Incantation, or hell...even Fear Factory and Slayer. Personally, they are the best thing that ever happened to the 1990's...but I gotta consider everyone else and the general climate of popular music at the time so that is why I place this song here at #10. However, like any good showman...in reality all's I did was save the best for last.
    • 9. I'll Make Love to You by Boyz 2 Men
      In the 1980's, we had power ballads to slow dance to with Betty Lou Rottencrotch at the 8th grade prom. The 1990's were all about R&B. This is the pinnacle of R&B/Pop crossover success. This song was simply inescaple that fall of 1994. Dude, I'm a rocker through and through...a very heterosexual one at that. But I'm secure enough in my sexuality to admit that these dudes melted the panties outta plenty a 14-Year-Old. ALong with some MD 20/20 you paid some bum to score for you at the local Kwiki-Mart, this song was responsible for plenty a popped cherry during 1994.
    • 8. Nookie by Limp Bizkit
      OK, you had a bunch of people mixing rap and rock before these guys. Hell, even when it became the standard during the late 1990's, these weren't even the guys who ushered it in. Hell, they were Korn's protoges after all... But the man that took the ball and ran with it all the way to the bank was Fred Durst. The biggest of the late 1990's rap-metal, and though I think they suck....at least they have metallic inclinations and aren't afraid to tell Rolling Stone that they grew up on Metallica, Van Halen, etc.
    • 7. Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G. ft Puff Daddy and Mase
      NYC rap had dominated since the inception of Hip-Hop culture. L.A. answers to that with its own stylized "Gangsta" variety of the genre and quickly moved in on the Big Apple's territory. Enter Bad Boy Records. They adapted to survive the new climate with their take of the rolling G-Funk popularized by Death Row. Biggy Smallz rapped about the material things in life. That's why Hip-Hop made took over the parking lots of Wal-Marts across America. When you're a young adolescent male in Middle America, you don't want some shoe-gazing closet-case telling you how much it sucks to be fabulously wealthy, having groupies jump on you by the jumbo-jet load, millions of fans across the world, the kings of cool at MTV suck the turds from out of your butt and wiping you down with their tongues. You want something dangerous, something that is blindly raging and blindly motivated and...yeah! You want something that appeals to the inner-Manimal who lives within us all...You want an idol that you may live vicariously through. Life sucks enough as it is without these prissy pretty boys rambling on about stuff they have no clue about and on top of it....letting you know the utter lack of effort they gave to warble on about that crap. Gangsta Rap was that, and it died when people started to sense that it wasn't just a garish cartoon anymore (i.e.- when 2Pac and Biggie died). It also launched Puff Daddy who utterly dominated the charts in 1997. He was to the rappers what Green Day was to the rockers...too big too fast!
    • 6. Dear Mama by 2Pac
      He became a "thug" after he had millions in his bank account. He didn't have so much as a parking ticket when he inked his John Hancock on a contract w/ Suge Knight and co. Through all the "Gangsta" posing, he was actually a slick R&B crooner. On the thugometer, he was diet and caffeine free to boot. He was the personification of Gangsta-Lite... But he was the homeboy's (or the lily-white product of the broken suburban home who trolled the malls anyway) answer to Kurt Cobain. Now he's a thug angel while before we was destined to end up the dishwasher who the servers threw left-over waffles at over at the Denny's in Van Nuys, CA. Buy the way, after the shooting incident in NYC back in 1994, he couldn't rightfully claim his moniker anymore. He was shot in the groin area and a testicle needed removing, therefore limiting him to a mere 1pac!
    • 5. Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson
      Disclaimer- I am from South Florida and I saw the effect of the fat mall rat chick who turned goth overnight first hand. I mean, this is Manson's home turf down here, but you needn't be from Dade of Broward counties in Florida to know who 250 lbs of pale and pasty white flesh draped in black fishnet looks. We often confused the poor creatures for beached whales (a relatively common occurence on our beaches). Look, it was big though. It was the only topic of conversation on Rikki Lake for 2 years. It eventually got the fire going to bring metal back and expose these supposedly self-conscious yet self-aware modern minstrels for what they were....poseurs (the gravest of charges during the days where Metal was King and we it's loyal subjects). Self-Conscious, Self-Aware, Self-Marketing. Now they share the same stylist w/ Justin Timberfake and even joined him for a rendition of an old GN'R tune on a Gap commercial since that's popular again. Geez...
    • 4. Basketcase by Green Day
      Yeah, Nirvana delivered us from the evils of LA Glam metal...We know that story and very well. However, Paul Stanley once said that (and I'm paraphrasing here) for music to be successful it should be rooted in the past but headed towards the future. Paul Stanley would know a thing or 12 about music and how to make it successful...and that my friends was my argument for Green Day. This is the song that catapulted them into super stardom. More importantly though, it resurrected the whole punk thing, or the past, and launched it into the future with all the 14-year-old mosh head mall rats. Now everyone was a punk rocker and metal was a bad word. It's funny, but I don't remember the Ramones selling too well during the 1980's, but I do remember Ratt, Poison, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, etc virtually flying off the shelves.
    • 3. Nuthin' but a "G" Thang by Dr Dre ft Snoop Doggy Dog
      It introduced us to the new Dr Dre, the one who had learned to fly during the decade prior while nestled with NWA, the one who was about to soar actually. It introduced us to a young talent in Snoop Doggy Dog. It introduced us to what would inevitably rule the headphones of many a mall minion as well as the speakers of many a high school dropout Honda Civic. Hell, Dr Dre is the Phil Spector of his generation with his production talents and Snoop Dog the Fraternatity version of, dare I say it...Frank Sinatra?! He is their most venerated crooner...
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      It did usher it Rock N' Roll after it's brand new Gen X make-over. However, what cemented it's permanent status in the "Hall of Fame" of pop culture was not such much what happened in 1992 as what happened in 1994. April 5th, 1994 to be perfectly exact. Kurt Cobain's suicide is what gave it that edge, that street credibility, that mystically mysterious blah, blah, blah... American culture is a culture of death, it could be well argued. Nothing can illustrate this point better than the phenomena of mid-1990's alternative revolution. I mean, Kurt Cobain was a cowardly putz, but you gotta give 'em credit where credit is due!
    • 1. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
      The ultimate rock band at the pinnacle of success. Everyone talks about the successful power play hip hop made on the pop music world in the 90's, but after all isn't all that just black dudes doing now what the white guys were doing back during the days of the "rock star"??? You couldn't get bigger than GNR, and that was the last in the line of rock bands that mattered. I'm not talking about what mattered to a bunch of AIDS-infested queers or dumpy fat chicks who write that literary exercise in masturbation Rolling Stone likes to publish all the time...I'm talking about the typical 15 kid out in Middle America...you know, the record buying public. He wasn't posing like Eminem or Kid Rock, Axl really is crazy. He wasn't posturing like Lenny Kravitz or Snoop Doggy Dog, Slash is the epitome of "cool". This is where all the promises and allusions Rock N' Roll made since we first met him back during the mid 50's came true. Thank you, Guns N' Roses

    By: Shane
    • 10. What Would You Do by City High
      You probably havent heard this one either. It also talks about how we dont realize how hoes arent that happy
    • 9. Punkie by Sean Paul
      This song is the only good song sean has...but its one of the best....by the way sean will kill music
    • 8. Whats Love by Fat Joe With Ashanti And Ja Rule
      Thia song is a great dance song. Its words are pretty cool too
    • 7. Stan by Eminem With Dido
      Go m. This song is great. Eminem shows how much fans can be scrwed up
    • 6. Perfect Gentelman by Wyclef Jean
      You probably havent heard this song. Wyclef was a singer in the fugees...with lauryn hill...remember him? This song sings about how much we dont care about stripper and prostitutes and just use them like animals
    • 5. Whats My Age Again by Blink 182
      This song is so cool it has that snappy beat to it
    • 4. Good Riddance (time Of Your Life) by Green Day
      This song is so sad...it rocks
    • 3. I'll Be Missin You by Puff Daddy And Faith Evans With 112
      This is a sample from sting and every move you make but sting gave permission to seam. I love the smooth rap. Christopher wallace a.k.a Biggie smalls a.k.a The notorious B.I.G. rest in peace
    • 2. Superman by Five For Fighting
      This song is really sad i think. It shows how much we dont show our gratfulness for importaant people.
    • 1. Dilemma by Nelly And Kelly Roland
      This song is awesome. Nellys the best. He steps down from his dirty south on this one.And kelly shows what she can do away from destinys child. Its cool

    There are alot of good songs but these are the best
    By: ben
    • 10. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 9. Machinehead by Bush
    • 8. Freak On a Leash by Korn
    • 7. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 6. Sabotage by Beastie Boys
    • 5. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 4. Loser by Beck
    • 3. Dumb by Nirvana
    • 2. Higher by Creed
    • 1. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam

    By: travis
    • 10. Loser by Beck
      Beck is awesome. All he does is write down a bunch of bullshit lyrics that seemingly don't make any sense to the average listener. But when you actually read them and think about them, they make perfect sense. More sense than most other band of the 90's can make. Beck is a genious.
    • 9. Lift Your Head Up High And Blow Your Brains Out by Bloodhound Gang
      I am a huge Bloodhound Gang fan. Even though this song was never played mainstream it is still one of my favorites. It's too original and creative to not have on my Top 10 list. It's a song telling people to kill themselves. How many bands can pull that off?
    • 8. Creep by Radiohead
      Great song. 'Nuff said.
    • 7. Wonderwall by Oasis
      I'm not much of an Oasis fan but this song, I have to admit, is an awesome song.
    • 6. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      This is a very powerful song. It is one of my favorites. Obviously. Pearl Jam were on the right track when they thought, "Hey let's make a song about a kid bringing a gun to school".
    • 5. All Apologies by Nirvana
      Also a great and beautiful song by the one of the greatest bands ever.
    • 4. Don't Follow by Alice In Chains
      Alice In Chains are a great band. They were right along with Nirvana with the whole grunge scene and helped make it popular. Don't Follow has beautiful lyrics and it's just a beautiful song. R.I.P. Layne Staley
    • 3. Sour Girl by Stone Temple Pilots
      One of the best bands of the 90's. Also one of the best songs. And yet, they also pulled off one of the best and most creative videos I have ever seen.
    • 2. Freak On A Leash by Korn
      KoRn is one of my favorite bands. Jonathan Davis has an awesome voice. It is so awesome and powerful that it stopped working for a short period of time. They are a very respectable band and had one of the best videos i have ever seen. They were one of the first bands in the 90's to use high-tech computer graphics in their video and were nominated for and won many awards for it.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Nirvana is in my opinion one of the best bands to have ever come out. They are geniouses. How many bands can invent a new type of music. Think about it. Can you imagine thinking of a new style of music. No. It seems impossible. Kurt Cobain was a musical genious and Courtney Love is going to hell for killing him that stupid bitch. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain

    This list isn't exactly what i wanted to have but i didn't have much time to actually think about all my favorite songs so i just typed what i spontaneously thought
    By: J.
    • 10. A Minute Without You by Hanson
    • 9. Everything Zen by Bush
    • 8. Sun by John Lydon
    • 7. I Can't Believe You're Still With Her by Spin Doctors
    • 6. Don't Ask Me by Public Image Limited
    • 5. Big Bang Baby by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 4. In Your Room by Depeche Mode
    • 3. Believe by Elton John
    • 2. It's No Good by Depeche Mode
    • 1. High Hopes by Pink Floyd

    See? It IS possible to make a top-ten song list without including Nirvana. If you've ever seen them live, you'd realize 98% of the time they were atrociously sloppy and incompetent. Call it what you want, but Kurt Cobain singing like a cat being strangled is not passion. I'm sure you'd take them right off your lists and name a band more deserving of a spot in the top ten if you realized how God-awful they sounded out of the studio.

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