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

    By: Ginger
    • 10. Don't Blame Me by Exploited
      welllllll touchy subject ... i;m constantly taking the rap for others so lemme just leave it at that
    • 9. Run by Ignite
      a very opinionated song but ... i agree with what is expressed in the lyrics so i don't care ;]
    • 8. Who Killed The Cheerleader by Nekromantix
      psychobilly yet a very fast and violent song ... inspires me to go and kick people
    • 7. Resurrection by Fear Factory
      it's amazing how the music makes feel euphoric at points oh actually it's the drugs ehaeha
    • 6. Screamager by Therapy?
      there's nothing to say about this song i think it's very self explanatory
    • 5. Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
      nice music good lyrics
    • 4. Going Down To The Bar by Blood For Blood
      a good point of view is expressed in simple words easy even for an imbiscle to grasp
    • 3. Opressed by A.c.a.b
      a 4 skins cover that to me holds meaning and the 4 skins version was an 80's release so ... let's put the cover in :]
    • 2. Schism by Tool
      amazing bass playing complements the dark lyrics perfectly not to mention the drummer's skill
    • 1. Pretext by Raised Fist
      kick ass would be better played without a pick though

    not any specific order .... just 10 of my favs.
    By: Bethany
    • 10. Loser by Beck
    • 9. Creep by Radiohead
    • 8. Waterfalls by Tlc
    • 7. Come As You Are by Nirvana
    • 6. One by U2
    • 5. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 4. Doo Wop (that Thing) by Lauryn Hill
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. Ironic by Alanis Morrissette
      best song ever

    By: Maggi
    • 10. Will You by P.O.D.
      New, but it's a remake. It's freakin awesome.
    • 9. H to the Izzo by Jay Z
      All-time favorite.
    • 8. Summer Girls by LFO
      Kinda lame, yeah, but a great party song...
    • 7. Crossroads by Bone Thugs n' Harmony
      Best song EVER
    • 6. I'm Addicted To You by Simple Plan
    • 5. Hot In Herre by Nelly
      I know this is late ninety's but c'mon who can deny this!
    • 4. Feel Me Flow by Naughty By Nature
      Awesome song of the early 90's.
    • 3. Hangin' By A Moment by Lifehouse
      It's great. It makes me wish someone care 'bout me that way...
    • 2. Promise by Lillix
      It's for all those girls out there sick of guys lyin' to 'em like me.
    • 1. I'm A Hustla Baby by Jay Z
      It's just such an awesome song. It's one of them feel-good songs.

    Yall are gay who think backstreet fags and n sync are cool.
    By: Kiefer
    • 10. The Leaving Song Part 2 by Afi
    • 9. Rollin by Limp Bizkit
    • 8. Fat Lip by Sum 41
    • 7. Bodies by Drowning Pool
    • 6. Did My Time by Korn
    • 5. I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace
    • 4. Boys Of Summer by Ataris
    • 3. No Brains by Sum 41
    • 2. Wake Up by Rage Aginst The Machine
    • 1. So Far Away by Stained

    By: Jorge Armando Villanueva
    • 10. Santeria by Sublime
    • 9. Change by Blind Melon
    • 8. Stranged by Gun's N'roses
    • 7. I Wonder by Blind Melon
    • 6. Sad But True by Metalica
    • 5. Far Behind by Candlebox
    • 4. Soul To Squeze by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      It's a great song and very unusual into the musical world of red hot.
    • 3. Galapagos by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
    • 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
      Blind Melon was to me the best band of the earlies '90s. It had a beautiful sound that it's very rare to listen in these days. The Sound Of No rain it's so pure and Hippie that you have to listen it.

    By: Shanker Gopala
    • 10. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      well, it still gets you goin on the dance floor!
    • 9. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
    • 8. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      nice n mellow...
    • 7. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N Roses
      one of those quality rock anthems
    • 6. Way I Am by Eminem
      musical genius
    • 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Rock ON!
    • 4. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 3. Have A Nice Day by Stereophonics
      what can i say ......... its a nice day!
    • 2. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
      yeah....also Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 1. Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      well......it all began

    foo fighters, system of a down, offspring,Dr Dre,Smashing Pumpkins,2pac
    By: OgdeN
    • 10. Ironic by Alanis Morrisette
      Simple. Subtle. Straightforward. In a time when songwriting was non-existent, Morrisette made it cool, and made Pop music her bitch. I think Alanis defitenly paved the way for the angry chicks everywhere. Props to the Creative Canuck
    • 9. Secret Garden by Bruce Springsteen
      He's still got it. If I could pick the greatest artist of all time, The Boss takes the cake. Springsteen can basically do anything, he should be president. This song is so beautiful. Not only was it influencial in music, but DEFINED one of the greatest movies of the 90s, Jerry Maguire. Bruce Rules, plain and simple. Springsteen, you complete me. You had me at Rosalita.
    • 8. Leaving Las Vegas by Sheryl Crow
      I know I know, All I Wanna Do was the bigger hit off of Tuesday Night Music Club, but I think the lyrics in this song sum up the 90's slightly better. It has that survival/unemployed but gonna make it tone to it. Great.
    • 7. Desperately Wanting by Better Than Ezra
      Originality is what got this song on the list. The early 90's were all about songs that had a meaning, but were pleasing to the ear. Better Than Ezra was sort of the front runner of that whole group of bands and thats why theyre recognized here.
    • 6. Dont Speak by No Doubt
      I kinda want to make this even higher cause I think it was such an influencial song. Gwen Stefani totally conquers a role that has always been so hard to do for a woman, the lead singer. She performs her task with the utmost talent, not to mention passion, and though this ballad doesnt necessarily show it, No Doubt oozed energy, and still does. No Doubt may have not started the Ska thing but they certainly opened it up to the mainstream world.
    • 5. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      Ahh, British Rock. We need British Rock, its like oxygen. In the 90's there was no bigger British band than Oasis and they play the soundtrack to many a memory of mine in middle school. You will always be my Wonderwall boys.
    • 4. Dammit by Blink 182
      Oh come on. I hate punk too but you have to admit, YOU LIKED THIS SONG. Blink created a new type of punk, not concerned with politics anymore, and thats ok, not all musicians should be politicians. Blink sums up all there is about high school in the 90's and identifies with a generation that just wanted a good time and needed a 3 man band to show them how.
    • 3. Everlong by Foo Fighters
      There really is no other band quite like the Foo Fighters. They take lyrics to another level of excellence and create poetry. I made #3 Everlong just because of all of their songs, Everlong is not only extremely popular but also one of their deepest songs. It sounds great on the album version, awesome accoustic, and UNREAL live. Dave Grohl is one talented mo fo, and this song proves it.
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Tempted to put it at number one, but I gotta give it to Kurt and Dave. Eddie though, gets the award for most influencial style. No recent band can say they are not based on the style Pearl Jam created. Puddle of Mud, Staind, Nickelback. These bands are spawns of Pearl Jam who learned from the greatest. Jeremy is their most touching song, though all of them should be showered with praise. This band saved music in the 90s, and made it what it should be, real.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      As great and as promising this song is, I hesitate to put it at #1. Is it the greatest song of the 90s? Was the entire decade dedicated to grunge, flannel and teenage rebellion? The reason I place it as number one is purely based on the power it possesses and the legacy it has and always will hold. Cobain is the only artist on my list who is deceased, and in my eyes that means he is the only legend of the 90's. You deserve #1 on every list, we miss you Kurt.

    IF I HAD MORE ROOM AND TIME TO RANK THEM- DMB-Satellite/TLC-Waterfalls/Counting Crows-Round Here/REM-Losing My Religion/Lenny Kravitz-Fly Away/Outkast-Rosa Parks/Fiona Apple-Criminal/U2-Where The Streets Have No Name (really should be in the top 10)
    By: Anonymous
    • 10. This Space Reserved For All That I Missed by Spacehog, Blur, Weezer, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Etc.
    • 9. Wasting Time by Collective Soul
      Because it is as good as any collective soul song. Talented band
    • 8. Omaha by Counting Crows
      Just good music
    • 7. Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
      Stone Temple Pilots were good. very good. This song shows that they can be diverse from their Core album hard rock.
    • 6. Creep / Just by Radiohead
      This was a toss up. Radiohead has perfected the art of meaningful songwriting and it was hard to narrow it to these two.
    • 5. Longview by Green Day
      Nobody likes green day, yet they sell 20 million albums in the 90s. They were popular for a reason.
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Message conveyed loud and clear. Not about some stupid topic like women's thongs. Don't get me wrong, I like naked women, but they really make weak subject matter for meaningful music.
    • 3. Pennyroyal Tea by Nirvana
      The most influential band for popularizing good, meaningful music. This song conveys Kurt's best emotional studio performance.
    • 2. Alien by Bush
      Written off as nirvana copies, Bush was never given the chance by critics. This song proves them wrong.
    • 1. Nothingman by Pearl Jam
      They are often overlooked because they got "too big". The reason for that though is because of their validity in music.

    In the above list, I chose not the most popular songs of the decade, but the "best" songs of the most influential bands based on artistic merit, meaningful lyrics, and musical perfection. Not necessarily musical perfection in firey guitar solos, but more the way the music conveys it's own message to you that the lyrics alone would not. Obviously, cutting an entire decade to ten songs leaves many out, but this is more of a reference to the best songs, not a complete guide.
    By: Jennym.
    • 10. Ode To My Family by The Cranberries
      I listened to this song over n over.
    • 9. Red Hot Chili Peppers by Under The Bridge
      Still one of my Fave Bands!
    • 8. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Reminds me of high school days.
    • 7. Falling Away From Me by Korn
      Fave Band still to this day!
    • 6. Lump by Presidents Of The United States Of America
      This song always made me feel happy! haha
    • 5. I Hate Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe
      One of those songs that stick in my head.
    • 4. Machinehead by Bush
      Huge fan of this band! Loved this song!
    • 3. Creep by Radiohead
      Reminds me of chilling with my friends.
    • 2. Everybody Hurts by Rem
    • 1. Loser by Beck

    To bad I can only list 10 songs. haha!
    By: Nicole
    • 10. Pepper by Butthole Surfers
    • 9. Reading My Eyes by Old School Linkin Park
    • 8. Take My Hand by Dido
    • 7. Bittersweet by Fuel
    • 6. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 5. Don't Speak by No Doubt
    • 4. Adam's Song by Blink 182
    • 3. Brainstew by Green Day
    • 2. Last Resort by Papa Roach
    • 1. October Grey by The Screaming Jets

    Yes i'd like to mention that linkin park at the shit... pitty that they're not made in the 90's soooo kiss my bun. if there was best of the millenium then all my top song would be Linkin Park... that's coz i have no life... bye

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