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

    By: Summer
    • 10. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
      Nirvana, a band whose frontman, Kurt Cobain, is in my opinion both iconic and uniquely effective and a tremendous attribute to both music and literature. Although picking only one Nirvana song is indeed a difficult task, I felt that this song captured something intricate and signature of Cobain that was part of why he was so beloved. He had this intriguing ability to capture the theme of the inner mind, the thought process, and the intense intercourse of the innocent mind and soul interpreting and "handling" frustration, rage, language, romance, and truth. A voice for those barred by language and a partner and figure for those seeking release.
    • 9. Cryin by Aerosmith
      I love this song! I love Aerosmith and all the songs in the Alicia Silverstone trilogy but this one definitely is amazing. One of those songs when I wanted to be that girl he was talking about. Great song!
    • 8. Possession by Sarah MacLachlan
      The voice of an angel paired with the lyrics of this song sends chills up my spine. Everytime I hear this song I am reminded of a literary tragedy, or something. Her voice is ethereal and poignant and the lyrics ring in your mind. Beautiful.
    • 7. Santeria by Sublime
      Sublime is awesome. Who would disagree. Totally fun and oh so talented. I couldn't decide between Santeria and Date Rape. Both major favorites of mine. Santeria is definitely one of those songs you pop in at a party and everyone knows the words and somehow feel liberated like, " thank god he said it so now i can too...ah, sweet release"
    • 6. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Californication really catapulted Red Hot Chili Peppers into my top list for great songs. The lyrics are beautiful and so well done. This is one song that i had to stop and put my ear to the speaker and listen to the words and thank God there is still poetry in music.
    • 5. Losin My Religion by R.E.M.
      R.E.M. what list would be complete without them? So talented and so unique and such beautiful music. But i definitely think this song represents a place in the nineties. This was one I couldn't run away from on local stations and thank God for that. I was introduced to R.E.M. with this song and am loving them still.
    • 4. Weezer by Say It Ain't So
      So many songs of Weezer to choose from. One of my favorite bands. Their style is so great and their music is just...oustanding...but this is one for the repeat button and definitely one for the nineties. This one and Island in the Sun. Great Band!
    • 3. U2 by One
      U2. Enough said. This song made me want to do good things. So moving. Bono's voice and the lyrics were made for each other!
    • 2. Paranoid Android by Radiohead, The Bends
      As a die hard Radiohead fan, choosing the best or most representational is impossible and unfair. I chose Paranoid Android because it is classic Radiohead and intense commitment of self on behalf of the listener. This song from its opening notes and bars invades the soul and detaches repression and reveals it only to its owner. It always gives me chills. It allows itself to be the soundtrack for this imaginative literary journey that is personal and evoking. I could sing the praises of this band forever. I LOVE RADIOHEAD!
    • 1. Who Knew by Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
      I don't know if this is actually nineties. I could look but I won't because I want it to make my list. I am a fan of eminem and think is truly a great writer. I think its absurd to not at least recognize it even if you're not a fan. This song isn't as well known, but I definitely think it captures classic Eminem and was a forum for so many topics and allows us a window in to his rhyming formula. i really love Eminem.

    By: DeadPunketto
    • 10. People Of The Sun by Rage Against The Machine
    • 9. Korn by Blind
    • 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 7. Malibu by Hole
    • 6. Cannin Ball by The Breeders
    • 5. Ruby Soho by Rancid
    • 4. Scooby Snacks by Fun Lovin' Criminals
    • 3. Never There by Cake
    • 2. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    • 1. Santeria by Sublime
      It's the better song of the 90's

    By: Chris S.
    • 10. Bound for the Floor by Local H
      Download this now, I guarantee it's the most underrated song of the 90s.
    • 9. I Alone by Live
    • 8. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      Has to be here somewhere...
    • 7. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 6. Devil's Haircut by Beck
      Any song from Odelay can land at any position on this list.
    • 5. Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters
      One of the best and only decent alt-rock songs from the late 90s
    • 4. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      Any song from OK Computer could land at any spot on this list...
    • 3. She by Green Day
      Green Day has to be in the top 3 of this list.
    • 2. Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
      One of the best bands of the 90s...
    • 1. In Bloom by Nirvana
      Teen Spirit deserves the #1 spot, but it's so cliche I had to go with my personal favorite.

    By: Jen
    • 10. Here Comes The Hot Stepper by Ini Kamoze
    • 9. Just Kickin It by Xscape
    • 8. Deeper And Deeper by Madonna
    • 7. I Believe by Jai
    • 6. I Will Remember You by Sarah Mclachlan
    • 5. Anything by Swv
    • 4. Always by Bon Jovi
    • 3. California Love by 2pac/dre
    • 2. November Rain by Guns N Roses
    • 1. Mysterious Ways by U2

    By: Candice
    • 10. Bone Thugs And Harmony by The Crossroads
    • 9. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
    • 8. Sandstorm by Darude
    • 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 6. Doll Parts by Hole
    • 5. Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
    • 4. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
    • 3. Killing Me Softly by The Fugees
    • 2. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
    • 1. On & On by Erykah Badu

    By: Shahi Babar
    • 10. Faith by Limp Bizkit
    • 9. Song 2 by Blur
      They're only song...BUT ITS GREAT!
    • 8. Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin Daddies
      Dance it up with this song.
    • 7. How Bizzarre by Omc
      The video is great, especially with that cool asian guy in the back seat
    • 6. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
      Wow, what a great song..Uplifting and everything
    • 5. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 4. I Want You by Savage Garden
      Come on..its the chicky cherry cola song
    • 3. Thong Song by Sisqo
      The rave of 1998!
    • 2. One Week by Barenaked Ladies
      One of the best songs of all time
    • 1. Pretty Fly (for A White Guy) by The Offspring
      What can I say...It rules!!

    By: kimson
    • 10. Fat Cop by The Regurgitator
    • 9. Still Waiting by Sum 41
    • 8. Good Riddance (Time of your life) by Green Day
    • 7. Gone Away by The Offspring
    • 6. Boys Of Summer by The Ataris
    • 5. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
    • 4. Crawling by Linkin Park
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 2. All The Small Things by Blink 182
    • 1. One Step Closer by Linkin Park

    By: Tyler
    • 10. All Apologies by Nirvana
      There!! I've got a Nirvana song on here. Are you happy??
    • 9. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
      Sometimes good music does have an important message.
    • 8. Macarena by Los Del Rio
      Only in Mexico do I acknowledge this song.
    • 7. The Dance by Garth Brooks
      Very original love song.
    • 6. Celebrity Skin by Hole
    • 5. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
      Showed me rap had something to say to me.
    • 4. Basketcase by Green Day
      Very funny song.
    • 3. Smooth by Santana
      Ya gotta love Carlos.
    • 2. Self-Esteem by Offspring
      If you haven't lived it, you're lying.
    • 1. all of it by RAP
      The only music today that I know for certain pisses parents off. Its the new rock n'roll.

    In no particular order.
    By: Shea Passmore
    • 10. One More Try by Timmy T
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 9. Graduation Song by Vitamin C
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 8. What It's Like by Everlast
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 7. Would Walk 500 Miles by Proclaimers
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 6. I could never be your woman by White Town
      After spending the past week asking around about this song and no one had a clue what or who sang it.....I found it here in this site....THANK YOU SO MUCH PEOPLE :)) Just posting it again for others mind boggled trying to figure it out like me lol..
    • 5. Around The World by Daft Punk
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 4. Twilight Zone (Long Version) by 2 Unlimited
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 3. Short Dick Man by 20 Fingers
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 2. Dangerous by Busta Rhymes
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...
    • 1. Cotten Eyed Joe by Rednex
      Just naming off some good songs that Im not sure was put down in here yet... I liked dancin to this one lol...

    By: Erin
    • 10. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
    • 9. Say It Ain't So by Weezer
    • 8. Loser by Beck
    • 7. Peaches by Presidents Of The United States Of America
    • 6. New Age Girl by Dead Eye Dick
    • 5. Low by Cracker
    • 4. Celebrity Skin by Hole
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 2. She Talks To Angels by Black Crows
    • 1. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

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