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

    By: Courtney
    • 10. Come as You Are by Nirvana
      Nirvana still rocks!
    • 9. When I Come Around by Green Day
      I love them so much I had to name them again.
    • 8. Shimmer by Fuel
      I love Fuel, they haven't done anything spectacular lately but this song rocks
    • 7. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Another heart wrencher! Goo Goo Dolls will never live up to it, and i refuse to call them sell outs no matter what anyone else says
    • 6. The Freshmen by The Verve Pipe
      Classic song, heartwrencher, we've all felt this way
    • 5. Loser by Beck
      Totally a kick butt song, its definitly Beck's best!
    • 4. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 3. Everybody Hurts by REM
      Who doesnt love this song? REM ROCKS!!!
    • 2. Good Riddance by Green Day
      Awesome, brilliant, I love it.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This song rocks with out a doubt, I'll never get sick of it. In years to come it will be a song that even our kids love.

    All of my songs have already been mentioned in other lists, but that just makes them even greater! I left out a lot of songs and bands, but they still have a place in my own personal top 20 list! The 90s rocked! I already miss them, this played out 21st century music will never match these.
    By: Emily
    • 10. Mmm Bop by Hanson
    • 9. Freshman by The Verve Pipe
    • 8. Gettin Jiggy With It by Will Smith
    • 7. Wannabe by The Spice Girls
    • 6. Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
    • 5. Waterfalls by Tlc
    • 4. Genie In A Bottel by Christina Aguilera
    • 3. Jeremy by Pear Jam
    • 2. What's My Age Again? by Blink 182
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

    Those probably arent in a good order.. but uhh.. they are good songs from the nineties that were pretty popular.
    By: Jodi
    • 10. 100% by Sonic Youth
      This is a great song. Kim is an amazing singer and it makes me sad that whenever I talk to people about them they never know who they are.
    • 9. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      I used to watch this video when I was 4 it was the only rock song I would admit to liking because I thought rock music was just for boys.
    • 8. Rooster by Alice in Chains
      This is a great song, I love Layne's voice and Jerry is one of the best players ever
    • 7. Gone Away by Offspring
      At first I couldn't hear what he was saying clearly so I looked up the lyrics and it has the best lyrics ever.
    • 6. Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters
      This song has such a great sound and whenever I hear it I think of the video and it always makes me laugh
    • 5. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      I love this song because it makes me feel like who gives a damn what every one else thinks of you "come as you are" and Kurt won't judge you
    • 4. Superman's Dead by Our Lady Peace
      I'm 15 and when this song came out I was around 9 I loved this song even though I had absolutly no clue what he was saying. I do now and I love it even more.
    • 3. Violet by Hole
      I love Hole despite the negative things a lot of people say about them. If you listen to the words she says: the sky was made of amethyst and all the stars look just like little fish. Kurt was born in February and his birthstone is amethyst and his sign was pisces which is a fish.
    • 2. Man in a Box by Alice in Chains
      This is my favorite Alice in Chains song, I love them and the way they sound. their harmonies are amazing.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I know a lot of people had this song on their lists, but doesn't that tell you that it truly was the best song of the 90's

    Other great 90's bands REM (I just saw them in concert and they were amazing), Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, and Toadies
    By: George Angelico
    • 10. Funky Monks by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
      this song puts the funk back into funk-a-licious
    • 9. Say It Aint So by Weezer
      Emo pop using keith richards style guitar makes one hell of a good song
    • 8. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
      Even though i would rather swallow poison than know James Hetfield personally, This song rules from start to finish
    • 7. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      plugged or unplugged its still an amazing song
    • 6. Crash by Dave Matthews Band
      The greatest song of one of the greatest songwriters of all time
    • 5. Good Riddance by Green Day
      even punk has a sentimental side
    • 4. Creep by Radiohead
      Nirvana's Style + Thom Yorke and the Boys= Incredibly Amazing
    • 3. Californication by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Awesome Awesome Awesome
    • 2. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      The Stairway to Heaven of this era
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Simply caught the attitude of the Ninetys. No other way of puttiing it

    ITs not a great list and its subject to change in my head very easily
    By: Tasha
    • 10. Angel by Sarah McLachlan
      It makes me cry too
    • 9. Weak by SWV
      Why did they ever break up...Cocoa cut her nails so what was the problem?
    • 8. Dont Speak by No Doubt
      I wanted this to be my number one...
    • 7. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      Yeah we heard it a million times...but we still cry at that scene in the movie...
    • 6. Take a Bow by Madonna
      Before she got REALLY weird...old school Madonna is better than new school.
    • 5. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      And they are cute too!
    • 4. I Dont Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
      Reminds me of my daddy.
    • 3. End of the Road by Boys II Men
      What can I say, I love Boomerang.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Hey they got me hooked on Q101 in Chicago.
    • 1. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      I still cry on this one! What can I say...she could sing before the crack problem surfaced.

    Honorable Mentions: I'll Make love to you - Boys II Men, All I Wanna Do- Sheryll Crow, On Bended Knee - Boys II Men, Red Light Special - TLC, Waterfalls - TLC, Hero - Mariah Carey, The Sign - Ace of Base, Intergallactic - Beastie Boys, Foolish Games - Jewel, One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boys II Men, Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
    By: Matt Snow
    • 10. Ash by A Life Less Ordinary
      It's all I hope for.
    • 9. Oasis by Wonderwall
      For a brief couple of weeks, they really were bigger than The Beatles.
    • 8. Nightswimming by REM
      Makes me nostalgic for memories I never had.
    • 7. When I Argue I See Shapes by Idlewild
      It's not often that you can tell a song is a classic anthem after 5 seconds. This one is.
    • 6. No Distance Left to Run by Blur
      Everything you never want to say to the one you loved.
    • 5. Soma by Smashing Pumpkins
      This is what a dream sounds like.
    • 4. Here Comes the Fat Controller by Catherine Wheel
      The most majestic, life-affirming song on the greatest lost album of the 90s, Adam & Eve.
    • 3. Drain You by Nirvana
      Teen Spirit was bigger, but this was Kurt's melodic peak.
    • 2. Lover, You Should've Come Over by Jeff Buckley
      Without this man, there is no post-Pablo Radiohead, no Travis, no Coldplay.
    • 1. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
      So delicate, yet powerful at the same time. As if it would break if you listen too hard.

    There are many, many, many songs that deserve inclusion in this list. It's difficult to encapsulate 10 years of devotion to the sounds and words I never thought to say into ten selections. I only hope I die before I start to forget these songs and how they defined my existence for those all-too-brief years.
    By: Dunno
    • 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      One of Nirvana's most overplayed songs, but nonetheless, a classic.
    • 9. Sliver by Nirvana
      Great song off of Bleach.
    • 8. In Bloom by Nirvana
      More great Nirvana.
    • 7. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by Nirvana
      I love this song on Unplugged. Leadbelly cover.
    • 6. Something In The Way by Nirvana
      Another slow one, another personal favorite.
    • 5. Polly by Nirvana
      A nice slow Nirvana song. A personal favorite.
    • 4. About A Girl by Nirvana
      A great song, on both Bleach and Unplugged.
    • 3. Rape Me by Nirvana
      Another great song off of In Utero.
    • 2. Dumb by Nirvana
      Another great Nirvana song. What can I say?
    • 1. Lithium by Nirvana
      My favorite Nirvana song.

    As you can see, I am a HUGE Nirvana fan. I honestly can hardly pick between any of their songs, so I just typed the songs as they came off the top of my head. Any and all Nirvana songs are good. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl are 3 of the best rock performers that ever lived.
    By: Tazz
    • 10. hard Time Husslen by Krayzie Bone
    • 9. If I Could Teach Tha World To Be A Thug At Harmony by Bone Thugs-n-harmony
    • 8. Biggie And Bone by Biggie And Bone Thugs-n-harmony
    • 7. Pete And Bone by Master P And Bone Thugs-n-harmony
    • 6. Thug Love by Two Pac And Bone Thugs-n-harmony
    • 5. Thug Mentalaty by Krayzie Bone
    • 4. Aint But A G Thing by Snoop And Dr. Dre
    • 3. Thugz Cry by Bizzy Bone
    • 2. Aint But A Gangster Party by Two Pac And Snoop Dog Doggy
    • 1. Lookin To My Eyez by Bone Thugs-n-harmony

    bone thugs-n-harmony are the shit and desver respect
    By: Elizabeth
    • 10. One by U2
      Not a fan of much U2 post-The Joshua Tree, but this song had me when Bono soars on "Love is temple, love a higher ground!" You know exactly which bit I mean :)
    • 9. This Generation by Roachford
      "This generation... gonna walk with their heads held high. This generation, gonna bring a tear to the old man's eye..." Ironic but hopeful.
    • 8. Hyperballad by Bjork
      "Its early morning, no-one is awake/ I'm back at my cliff, still throwing things off/ I listen to the sounds they make on their way down...I follow with my eyes till they crash/ I imagine what my body would sound like, slamming against those rocks/ And when it lands, will my eyes be closed or open??" Nuff' said.
    • 7. Tommorow by Silverchair
      Still dont understand the lyrics, but this is some rockin' shit from a bunch of guys who were still in highschool!! Props
    • 6. 1979 by Smasing Pumkins
      So atmospheric, still gives me chills.
    • 5. Alive by Pearl Jam
      THE anthem for the nineties!!
    • 4. No Rain by Blind Melons
      "All I can say, is that my life is pretty plain... I like watching the puddles gather ra-a-ainnn..." Depressing lyrics, gorgeous song
    • 3. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      A long, winding, cynical daydream... A perfect come-back to the music scene from a totally drug-f**ked band everyone assumed would break up. They didn't. this is song is a classic
    • 2. Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
      The most perfect funeral song ever written, without a trace of tackiness
    • 1. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      A beautiful ramble... sad sad SAD. Saddest bass interlude ever. Anyone who's ever f**ked up will relate to this song.

    I know a certain song from Nirvana (actually all of Nirvana) influenced 90's music but guess what?? I hate Nirvana!!! I may be the only one of my kind in the world, I dont give a f**k. Shoot me. :P
    By: Jordan
    • 10. Hail, Hail by Pearl Jam
      Great song, what happened? It played for 3 weeks and dissapeared.
    • 9. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      One of my all time favorites. A classic that should be on all lists.
    • 8. You Are Everything by Dru Hill f/Ja Rule
      Another great song that fell off the earth. I still can't find it.
    • 7. Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish
      Havn't heard it in a while, but still bears a strong memory.
    • 6. Coffee and T.V. by Blur
      Awesome song, even better video.
    • 5. Memory Remains by Metallica
      I'm still the only person who likes this album.
    • 4. Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms
      My favorite Band Ever!!!!!!!!!
    • 3. Tear Me In Two by Stroke 9
      Only fans will know this song, if you don't, check it out.
    • 2. Wide Open Spaces by Dixie Chicks
      Doesn't really fit the list, but a great song!
    • 1. California Love by Tupac f/ Dr. Dre
      Need I say more!!!!!!!!!!!

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