What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. You Know You're Right by Nirvana
Thats right, most should know this is the long lost treasure of 1994. The Last 90's song ever released. What a nice closer!
- 9. Time Of Your Life (good Riddance) by Green Day
I'm just again amazed with the progression of early to the late nineties with these bands. Time of you life can be overplayd at every prom, wedding, or graduation, but so what!!! Green Day more than any band, broke off their training wheels and did it all. No other punk band ever had the balls to be this different. They didn't have to pierece something new to do it. Good for them!
- 8. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
This is one of the coolest mixes of rock/rap. The guitar riff is excellent and I can't imagine anyone not cranking this song up on the radio.
- 7. The Freshmen by Verve Pipe
Somber song, one the most powerful songs of the 90's. Paralleling the sad reality of teenage suicide in growing every year suburban america.
- 6. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Smashing pumpkins also progressed from "bullet with butterfly (rat in a cage)" to greats like this. Always fun.
- 5. Under The Bridge/californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Watching the Red Hot Chilli peppers progress from "give it away" to "Californication" has been amazing. This band is a fine example of the 90's music scene. Variety and Talent has no end with them. Californication is also just as great with an interesting attack on materialism of california (and a side of homage to cobain).
- 4. Wonderwall by Oasis
This group brought the british pop back into the states, within the band oasis is a love/hate relationship. But these brothers rock!
- 3. Bush by Glycerine
This remains to be one of my favorites still. A simple, but powerful song, it is full of emotion
- 2. My Hero by Foo Fighters
Following up to my last song is the foo fighters. I am a huge fan of about every song from accoustic rarities to radio top 20's
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
This song introduced a new wave to the rock scene. It paved the way for unheard of bands, some bad, some different, but some great! Nirvana was an a American band that brought garage rock to the next level. The greatest cd of the 90's. "teenage angst has paid of well, now I'm old and bored" - Nirvana(Scentless Apprentice)
- 10. Isreal's Son by Silverchair
He gets *pissed* off. Hear it from start to finish and you'll see what I mean. You might wanna break something.
- 9. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
This is how they broke through. Very mellow, but tragic.
- 8. Freedom by Rage Against the Machine
If you liked ANY of their music, at least hear this one out. The guitar is killer.
- 7. Come Out and Play by The Offsrping
Fit for anyone with a taste in rock or even pop.
- 6. No Excuses by Alice In Chains
Soft, but powerful! Great chorus.
- 5. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Crazy! Doesn't need a chorus or structure, just insane tempo changes.
- 4. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
Eh, just awesome
- 3. Better Man by Pearl Jam
Love the beginning and the strong finish. Great vocals.
- 2. All Apolgies by Nirvana
First song you that comes to mind when you think of the "real" Kurt.
- 1. Zero by Smashing Pumpkins
Took what Kurt Cobain started with grunge and took it to the highest level. Short and sweet.
I'm not only into grunge, it just happens to be ahead of everything else, and I didn't use the same band twice on purpose.
- 10. When Worlds Collide by Powerman 5000
Isnt Rob Zombies lil' brother deeeelish?
- 9. I Wonder if Heavens got a Ghetto by 2-Pac
I guess he may have found out...RIP.
- 8. Wanna Be a Baller by Lil' Troy
- 7. Down by 311
I love 311!!
- 6. Waiting Room by Fugazi
I love Fugazi!
- 5. Sabotage by Beastie Boys
what more can i say
- 4. Silence by Karma with Sara Mclachlan
- 3. Whatever by Ideal
- 2. Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer
Isnt that precious!
- 1. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
They pioneered an era.
- 10. i Aint Mad At Cha by 2pac
- 9. Life Goes On by 2pac
- 8. Everybody Hurts by Rem
- 7. Macarena by E
- 6. Hit Em Up by 2pac
another great hit from the best
- 5. Crip by Radiohead
- 4. One by U2
- 3. Dre Day by Dr. Dre
- 2. Smells Like Teen's Spirit by Nirvana
- 1. Changes by 2pac
the best lyrics ever! what a great song! 2pac is the greatest! if a song is close to prefection this is the one!
By: Monica Lewis (in the order I thought of them)
- 10. All I Want by Toad the Wet Sprocket
this is in the top 50 best driving songs of all time.
- 9. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
even if you don't like other Pearl Jam stuff, this is one EVERYONE liked
- 8. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
at one time, this was your anthem... whether you could relate to it or not
- 7. Sweat (the lalalalala song) by Inner Circle
this is one we all hated and loved at the same time
- 6. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
ever wonder why the cops would chase them around?
- 5. November Rain by Guns N Roses
let me guess... this was your break-up song at one time or another
- 4. No Rain by Blind Melon
If you didn't wear converse the first time you heard this on the radio, we're of different generations
- 3. Right Here Right Now by Jesus Jones
this is another lost love
- 2. Heaven Beside You by Alice In Chains
this is one I still catch myself singing at work
- 1. Far Behind by Candlebox
this is a band we all loved at the time and then forgot immediately after leaving jr high
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors (at least half of you thought the lyrics were "little Miss Candy Rock") Cannonball- Breeders
- 10. Ordinary World by Duran Duran
- 9. Honeymoon Suite by Suzanne Vega
Great song, among others from her in the 90s. The CD 99F is one of the best of the 90s!
- 8. Possession by Sarah McLachlan
- 7. Frozen by Madonna
OK, the lyrics leave a lot to be desired (Madonna is recycling half the lyrics from "Open Your Heart" on this one)but it sounds great. I also really liked Bedtime Story and Vogue.
- 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
I hate to be redundant with others but...
- 5. Fall at Your Feet by Crowded House
I had to include another Crowded House song here since this song is phenomenal...the CD version pales in comparison to some of the live versions out there (with Crowded House as well as Neil Finn's solo tours).
- 4. I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt
Oh my god! In complete contrast to #3. If ever there was a song that so painfully represents unrequited love, it's this one!
- 3. Friday I'm in Love by The Cure
Not a huge fan of The Cure, but this song can put a smile on anyone's face who's ever been in love. I think everyone can relate to it...which is a rarity when it comes to song lyrics.
- 2. Love at Absolute Zero by My Favorite
Somewhat obscure band from Long Island, NY (the Swedes know them)with incredible songs. This song was done in 1999. The CD is probably one of the best in recent history. Absolute Beginners Again, Go Kid Go, Working Class Jacket, etc.
- 1. Four Seasons in One Day by Crowded House
What a great song! Often done by Shawn Colvin and others during live performances. Belinda Carlisle massacred another song of theirs from the 90s ("She Goes On") by changing it to "He Goes On"...the song obviously is about the death of the female. Belinda gets 2 points for liking Crowded House and -3 points for bad interpretation!
By: Nadine Pethick
- 10. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
i had to put this one on cuz it was the last song at every school dance throughout junior high...love it...too many good memories...
- 9. No Scrubs by TLC
i know i know i have them a million times but i love TLC...this song is just the greatest song for girls
- 8. Mama by Spice Girls
I have to admit that i did like the spice firls...they had good messages in their songs but i especially like this one cuz it's really emotional for me...
- 7. Killing Me Softly by The Fugees
We had an exchange student who introduced me to the Fugees and i fell in love with this song...
- 6. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
I just graduated in June(2003) and we played this song at the ceremonies...this song will never die...
- 5. Lets Talk About Sex by TLC
It had such a cute video and is very informative and just all around great...
- 4. God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You by *NSYNC
I just plain love this song
- 3. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
I felt the same way a million times...
- 2. Unpretty by TLC
They put things into perspective for me...it's hard being a teenage girl with too many pressures...tryin to look the best...
- 1. As Long As You Love Me by Backstreet Boys
I couldn't ever get this song outta my head...best one ever!!!!
I may not have a very extensive list but it was so hard to remember all the good ones and then to mention all of them...i loved all the music while i was growing up...through the late 80's and all through the 90's and now the new century...i hope the music just keeps gettin better and better...thanks for the awesome site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By: Wee Sylvia
- 10. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
- 9. Hero by Mariah Carey
- 8. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
- 7. Last Resort by Eagles
- 6. Anthem For The Year 2000 by Silverchair
- 5. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 4. I'll Be There For You by Jon Bon Jovi
- 3. You're A God by Vertical Horizon
- 2. Zombie by The Cranberries
- 1. Black Balloon by Goo Goo Dolls
Babylon Zoo's Spaceman
- 10. Free Falling by Tom Petty
- 9. All Apologies by Nirvana
- 8. Santeria by Sublime
- 7. She Talks To Angles by The Black Crows
- 6. Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That) by Digable Planets
- 5. Out Of My Head by Fast Ball
- 4. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
- 3. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
- 2. Creep by Radiohead
- 1. One by U2
- 10. Oasis by All Around The World
- 9. Promises by Cranberries
- 8. My Favorite Game by Cardigans
- 7. Love Me by The Corrs
- 6. Unforgiven by Metallica
- 5. Someday We'll Know by New Radicals
- 4. Angels by Robbie Williams
- 3. One Headlight by Wall Flowers
- 2. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
- 1. You Get What You Give by New Radicals
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