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

    By: Ric Stribe
    • 10. Killikn in the Name by Rage Against the Machine
    • 9. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 8. I'll Stick Around by Foo Fighters
    • 7. Shadowboxer by Fiona Apple
    • 6. Say Hello2Heaven by Temple of the Dog
    • 5. Pretty Penny by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 4. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
    • 3. Pure Massacre by silverchair
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
    • 1. Lithium by Nirvana

    By: Robin
    • 10. Metallica by Nothing Else Matters
      This isn't the best song but it's okay.
    • 9. Slipnot by Wait To Bleed
      The only reason i dont like this ausome song is that every time i hear it, it seems to make me angry!! Very Angry.
    • 8. Original Prankster by The Offspring
      Sweet song .
    • 7. Kriptonite by Three Doors Down
    • 6. Poison by Ransid
      Very cool song.
    • 5. My Generation by Limp Bisket
    • 4. The Dating Game by Insain clown possy
      Its funny.
    • 3. Rolling by Limp Bisket
      Its a ausome metal song.
    • 2. Time Bomb by Rancid
      An amazing punk song that kicks ass.
    • 1. Smells like Team Spirit by Nervana
      Its just the best.

    Well I tryed to fit in as manny of my favorit songs as i could but it is very hard to fit them in espesially rate them.
    By: billy
    • 10. so much for the afterglow by everclear
    • 9. 1979 by smashing pumpkins
    • 8. wonderwall by oasis
    • 7. jesus or a gun by fuel
    • 6. lightning crashes by live
    • 5. under the bridge by red hot chili peppers
    • 4. creep by radiohead
    • 3. the world i know by collective soul
    • 2. smells like teen spirit by nirvana
    • 1. enter sandman by metallica

    By: Corey Holsinger
    • 10. Go Rest High On That Mountain by Vince Gill
      I don't think anyone can disagree with this song. We've all lost someone close to us and that's what this song is about. This song was played at my cousin's and my father's funeral and I'm only 12.
    • 9. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
      A song to cry for.
    • 8. Kiss The Rain by Billy something
      cool song
    • 7. When You Believe by Whitney Houston & Mariah Carrey
      It's a song that makes you think about life.
    • 6. Will You Be There by Michael Jackson
      A great song for a great movie. (FREE WILLY)
    • 5. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
      An all around great song.
    • 4. Only God Knows Why by Kid Rock
      The best Kid Rock song ever. Plus it is used to commemorate the memory of Joe C.
    • 3. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      A beautiful ballad from a beautiful woman. I helped to define the biggest saddest movie of all time TITANIC.
    • 2. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
      What can I say? It's the song that completly launched Britney's career.
    • 1. Lucky by Britney Spears
      As far as I'm concerned the best song Brit's ever sang.

    Even though it was in 2000 teh most shocking moment of all time was to come on September 7, 2000. It happened on the MTV Video Music Awards 2000 when Britney Spears came out wearing a skimpy reporters outfit singing her version of The Rolling Stones' hit (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. When all of a sudden without warning she stripped down to a bra, platform shoes, a thong, and see-through pants. It was a way cool performance.
    By: Matty C
    • 10. You're Still the One by Shania Twain
      CANADA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • 9. Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
    • 8. The River by Garth Brooks
    • 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 5. Courage by Tragically Hip
      CANADA ROCKS!!!!!!!!
    • 4. Where the River Flows by Collective Soul
    • 3. Everything I Do by Bryan Adams
      CANADA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • 2. Time of You Life by Green Day
    • 1. Enter Sandman by METALLICA

    BTW: Canada Rocks
    By: A][\][DY
    • 10. ludacrus by what's your fantasy?
    • 9. santa monica by savage garden
      quite depressing...yet, a very true song
    • 8. soul decision by faded
      very good beat...
    • 7. adam's song by blink182
    • 6. d'ya know what i mean by oasis
    • 5. dammit by blink182
      the story of my life
    • 4. i can tell you wanna fuck by 504 boyz
    • 3. rollin' by limp bizkit
    • 2. time of your life(good riddance) by green day
    • 1. warning by green day
      very kick ass

    these were some bitchy choices...but, i couldnt think of nething else to put down...and the only band i wanted to put in here, but couldn't, was metallica... (live on metallica)
    By: PunkFreak420
    • 10. Want you Bad by The Offspring
      Cool song. (Punk-Alternative)
    • 9. Waste of Time by Pennywise
      Kick ass song. (Punk)
    • 8. Lucky by Brittany Spears
      Nice beat and melody. (Pop)
    • 7. Macy Day Parade by Green Day
      Very good melody. (Slow Alternative)
    • 6. Along The Way by Bad Religion
      Cool Song. (Punk)
    • 5. Tarzan & Jane by Toy Box
      Another good melody. (Dance)
    • 4. Best Friend by Toy Box
      Very good melody. Get this song any way you can!!! (Dance)
    • 3. The Ballad Of Wilhelm Fink by Green Day
      30 sec. song but a damn good one. (Soft Punk)
    • 2. Do Da Da by Green Day
      Kick ass song... Rare but try to find it. (Soft Punk)
    • 1. J.A.R. by Green Day
      Very sick song. (Soft Punk)

    You'll like my list if you like Punk music with a melody compared to the hardcore-scream into the microphone-punk. Also if you want to hear different songs (not punk) that have very good melodies.
    By: marcarla
    • 10. lucky by britney spears
      it would be one of her best songs
    • 9. Unforgiven2 by Metallica
    • 8. Black by pearl jam
    • 7. starting at the sun by U2
    • 6. th real slim shady by eminem
    • 5. gone away by The Offspring
    • 4. don't cry by Guns'N' Roses
      it is a good song
    • 3. let me die yound by taxi ride
      this song reminds me of my sister
    • 2. my name is by eminem
      it is a very sad song but good
    • 1. Friends Forever by by vitmin C
      i love this song it is the best song i have ever heard

    when it all comes down to it i really like heaps more songs the just these but these ones would be one of my fav.
    By: amanda
    • 10. welcome to paradise by Greenday
      i personally can't indentify with the song, i could never wait to leave home, but still, it shows great vulnerability, which can be hard in punk music, and it's droned out in Billy Joe's classic stuffy-nosed voice.
    • 9. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      i'm sorry, i know it's cliche, but they were great nerds, and alot of fun. everyone could identify with their acne-sprinkeled lyrics, and everyone loved this video. i still love these guys!
    • 8. Saint Joe on the School Bus by Marcy Playground
      this was the most talented of all the bands in the late 90s, and they let their true spirit sgow straight through. this cd is honestly the most sincere album i've ever heard, the most gut wrenching, don't judge it on that "sex and candy" song, it was way overplayed, and probably the worst on the whole cd. if you were touched by grunge, if you loved nirvana or pearl jam (though, the two sound NOTHING alike, Marcy blends the punk and folk stylings very well) BUY THIS FUCKING ALBUM. you will not be disapointed!!!!!!!!!
    • 7. Song 2 by Blur
      just because it's still a hell lot of fun to scream "WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO"
    • 6. Stupid Girl by Garbage
      Garbage were the most inovative original band i have EVER heard. i can't even call to mind ONE band who even remotely sounds like them. they were my first.....rock concert. all the songs in the set were great, but Stupid Girl was played so aggressively, i'll never fucking forget that night!
    • 5. I'll stick around by foo fighters
      proof that their was a good life waiting for dave after nirvana.
    • 4. Zero by Smashing pumpkins
      do i even NEED to explain why?
    • 3. babes in toyland by Handsome and Gretel
      i understand if you've never heard of them, but, the babes were the real proof that women could play punk and not make a big deal out of it. the lead singer was the original bitch who courtney love ripped off in style, lyrics and music, and they fucking kicked ass! handsome and gretel was basicaly a song about a huge slut of a girl, without a clue or care who fucked anyone that moved.....my anthem twords the cheerleaders
    • 2. Anyone can play guitar by radiohead
      i dont remember if this was a hit or not, sadly enough, its all a blur. i don't think it was, but i did tape it off the radio, at one point. anyway, my memory loss aside, i have to say, besides feeling special for playing the major chords ("anyone can play guitar, and they won't be a nothing anymore"), the song fucking made fun of jim morrison, something that desperately needed to be done. i mean, was i the ONLY high school kid who despised the Doors? what was so great about any of those men who sang about their cocks anyway? fuck it. every guy i knew idealized 70s bands, and besides dead kennedys or the sex pistols, i can't understand why.
    • 1. lithium by nirvana
      probably the best example i can think of, of a song that equally matches its lyrics and music together, perfectly. very emotional, and very comforting to listen and feel that someone else was feeling that self-disgusting, world-loathing, lonely, low high.

    "Sympathy was Dead" by Verbena is my favorite new song by my favorite new band of the late late late 90s. by decade's end, it didnt look like music could be saved, it looked like it was a good thing that nirvana was a memory, it looked normal for marylin manson and courtney love to be dominating rock, when all of a sudden, i found verbena. many a critic has pinned them as nirvana-wannabes, but fuck it. how stupid would a person have to be to try to imitate nirvana, and think they'd get away with it? their cd "into the pink" is a great angst-ridden post-grunge masterpiece, which i recomend everyone buy. yes, alittle kurt-esk, but its obviously not on purpose (you have to listen to it to understnad what i mean.) it's great, it's dark, it's mellow, it's for all us slackers. BUY IT.
    By: Celeste Keenan
    • 10. Hip Today by Extreme
      I've always liked Extreme. I have several songs by Extreme but this one is one of my favourites because I like Nuno's guitar riffts and the drum beats. My philosiphy is that if I don't like the guitar riffts and the drum beats then I'll be damned if I'll ever like the songs.
    • 9. Gold Dust Woman by Hole
      Sure it's a cover song but it's the best cover song that I've ever heard.
    • 8. Man Who Sold The World by Nirvana
      Since Kurt Cobain died I've been looking for the MTV Unplugged album. I like this song because it's a David Bowie song but it's done with a lot more feeling.
    • 7. Don't Tell Me by Van-Halen
      This is probably the only song of theirs that actually appeals to me very well.
    • 6. Get The Funk Out by Extreme
      At first I had problems understanding the lyrics to this song but I think that if you really listen to it you can understand the lyrics pretty well.
    • 5. More Than Words by Extreme
      Another of those slow accoustic songs that is near and dear to my heart for obvious reasons.
    • 4. Beggars and Hangers On by Slash's Snake Pit
      Slash's side project is even better than any album that G N R ever released but of course: that's just this person's opinion
    • 3. Linger by The Cranberries
      I really like the Cranberries. I think that Delores O'Riodain has such a soulful voice and a very soulful face to match.
    • 2. Big Me by Foo Fighters
      I think that the video for this song uses humour very well. Instead of Mentos they have Footos.
    • 1. Thank You by Alanis Morissette
      Alanis is my role model. I've based part of my adult life on her teachings and she has taught me very well.

    Anything else that I forgot to mention is good. I like all kinds of music. I am not limited to just one kind of music but I like a varried mix of the weird, the wonderful and the downright tasteless.

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