What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Right Here Waiting For You by Richard Marx
Ok, so it was '89. Close enough. Nice lyrics with a kind of haunting tune. I really like this song.
- 9. Secret Smile by Semisonic
I especially like the change from minor to some kind of major scale at the part "when you are flying around and around the world"... great song
- 8. Iris by Googoo Dolls
Wow. This song is sad and pretty moving actually (not that I cried or anything), but the acoustic version especially is great! (I'm running out of ways to praise songs in new ways in case you couldn't tell :) )
- 7. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
While I have to say I'm not a Metallica fan, this is 6 minutes of pure class. Absolutely beautiful guitar playing.
- 6. I'll Be by Edwin McCain
Country? Pop? What would you call it? Whatever... it's a very powerful song. You gotta dig it.
- 5. Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
The music video for this rocks! Haha, old man takes out his superhero clothes and runs off to save the world. Terrific introduction and all around tune. Very dark, and good introspective words as well.
- 4. Sing by Travis
Ok, so the lyrics are a bit lacking, but you gotta hand it to Travis, the melody is very catchy and kind of... melancholic?
- 3. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
This song is so touching, played it for a talent show and dedicated it to my recently passed away grandmother...sniff! Clapton is an amazing guitarist.
- 2. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wow. What can I say. Awesome introduction, meaningful lyrics and a great melody.
- 1. A Long December by Counting Crows
This is just such an awesome song... gotta love Adam Duritz's voice.
Wow. What a great decade for music! There are so so many songs that deserve a mention... Black (Pearl Jam), Go West (Pet Shop Boys--that was 90s, right?), Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Nirvana--wow, what emotion in that voice!!), Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer), Mr Jones (Counting Crows), Closing Time (Semisonic), Time of Your Life (Green Day), Loser (3 Doors Down), Semi-charmed Life and Jumper (3rd Eye Blind), Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis), No Rain (Blind Melon), Runaway Train (Soul Asylum), Your Winter (Sister Hazel), Push (Matchbox 20), Mmmm (Crash Test Dummies), Crash Into Me (DMB), The Way (Fastball), Foolish Games (Jewel)... sorry, I'll stop now! Just thought they all deserved mentioning.
- 10. Doll Parts by Hole
- 9. Wonderwall by Oasis
- 8. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
- 7. Adore by Smashing Pumpkins
flash back to grade 7
- 6. Tomorrow by Silverchair
Their debut single so slipped into the nirvana-esque nineties thing! what a classic
- 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 4. Sour Girl by Stone Temple Pilots
the sweetest song in rock and roll
- 3. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
if you don't know this song -you were probably just born
- 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
classic 90's anthem
- 1. Lithium by Nirvana
coolest, most playful song they ever did. It defines the 90's
I gotta mention lump by the presidents and killing in the name of by RATM, and unforgiven 2 by tallica
By: Anthoney Whipple
- 10. Freak by Silverchair
awesome guitar lick followed by powerful drums, so simple, yet so melodic
- 9. Glycerine by Bush X
hints of Cobain in Gavin's voice..all around solid tune
- 8. Testify by Rage Against The Machine
Zach was really political which opened all of our eyes, the band is talented as well
- 7. Live by Lightning Crashes
all of us remember slow dancing to this one at dances..very hypnotic
- 6. Space Lord by Monster Magnet
simple beat again makes you bob your head to the tune..deadly song, it's pimpin
- 5. Loser by Beck
beck is so different, which makes them so appealing..solid tune
- 4. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder's voice is mezmerising..awesome voice, band is also good, but do not measure up to eddie's talent..they should be called Vedder Jam
- 3. R.e.m by Everybody Hurts
how many tears were shed during the duration of this song? still to this day, u turn it on in your most depressed moods..good ballod
- 2. Give It Away by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
amazing song, free flowing lyrics of anthony combined with the distinct sound of his band
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
anthem of the 90's..wut more do i need to say? Cobain is still a poetic genious and rock god
- 10. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Fee by R.E.M.
- 9. Enter Sandman by Metallica
- 8. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
- 7. Everlong by Foo Fighters
- 6. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
- 5. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
- 4. No Rain by Blind Melon
- 3. Creep by Radiohead
- 2. Don't Speak by No Doubt
- 1. Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
- 10. Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
- 9. Rabbit In Your Headlights by Unkle Ft. Thom Yorke
- 8. Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann
- 7. Trash by Suede
- 6. She Dont Use Jelly by Flaming Lips
- 5. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
- 4. Tender by Blur
- 3. Help The Aged by Pulp
- 2. Bitter Weeet Symphony by The Verve
- 1. Electrolite by R.e.m.
well I guess there are plenty of other great songs left...I could make 100 more top ten lists, but this time gotta stick with just on so there you had it.
- 10. Nirvana by Heart Shaped Box
- 9. Fast Cars by Tracey Chapman
- 8. Now by Def Leppard
- 7. Tom Petty by Free Fallin'
- 6. Micheal Jackson by Blood On The Dance Floor
- 5. Dolly Parton by Potienal New Boyfriend
- 4. Dear Moma by Tu Pac
- 3. My Michelle by Guns'n'roses
- 2. Don't Speak by No Doubt
- 1. Come As You Are by Nirvana
By: Kristi Nicole
- 10. My December by Linkin Park
- 9. Think Twice by Eve 6
- 8. Whats This Life For? by Creed
- 7. Patience by Guns N Roses
Great ol Song!
- 6. My Own Prison by Creed
Isnt this the truth?
- 5. 6th Avenue Heartache by The Wallflowers
Lots of meaning.
- 4. It's Been Awhile by Staind
Something I could really relate to.
- 3. Let Her Cry by Hootie And The Blowfish
So many memories with song.
- 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Didn't come out in the 90's but I still cry to it every now and then, its Genuine!
- 1. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
One of those songs that just means alot from my own interpretation...Love the guitar solo at the end, also!
- 10. MMMM MMMM MMMM MMMM by Crash Test Dummies
No way am I putting that overrated band Nirvana on this list. Sorry, just had to get that out. This song was a weird one, defitnitely unique. I'm still not sure what it means.
- 9. Lightning Crashes by Live
A very emaotional song, illustrating the "circle of life"...no realtion to The Lion King...;-)
- 8. Bombtrack by Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine were the capitalist-hating, communist heirs to the punk music of the early '80s. However, these guys had talent. If nothing else, the photo (on their album cover) of the Buddhist monk immolating himself brands them into your mind.
- 7. Real World by Matchbox Twenty
This band was to 1996 what BTE was to 1995...an album that absolutely rocks, with not one bad song. Also, most of their more recent works DO live up to their debut album.
- 6. Good by Better Than Ezra
Undoubtedly the best band of 1995...my roommate in college from Baton Rouge introduced me to the music of BTE long before they were well-known in Texas, much less nationwide. "Deluxe", their debut album, was their best to date. Others since have not been quite as good. But how do you beat perfection?
- 5. Satellite by The Dave Matthews Band
The Dave Matthews Band was another great band of the '90s. "Satellite" and "Ants Marching" are two of their best, in my opinion.
- 4. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
What else can I say? Stone Temple Pilots was the DEFINITIVE "alternative" band of the '90s. Just about every other alternative band that had a male vocalist and sounded good was imitating the style of Stone Temple Pilots. Also, only Stone Temple Pilots could remake a Led Zeppelin song ("Dancing Days") and have it sound as good as the original. Stone Temple Pilots rocks!
- 3. Posession by Sarah McLachlan
MacLachlan was, in my opinion, second only to Morissette in female singers of the '90s. The entire Fumbling Towards Ecstasy album is wonderful, this being the best song. I won't list any of the others.
- 2. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
Truly a resurrection of the woman musician/poet...Alanis shaped '90s music more than any other woman.
- 1. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
A very emotional song from the early '90s...seemed to embody the despair felt by many in this lost "Generation X".
It's too bad these lists are not for more than ten songs. Though I have heard many times that the '90s did not produce much good music, I beg to differ. I have a lot of good memories of the '90s, and some of them, in some way or another, relate to one of these songs. Not to say that there was not a lot of crap out there like N'Sync, the Spice Girls, and Hanson...(damn it, now "MMMM Bop" is in my head....AHHHHHHHH).........
By: Terrance Ellison
- 10. Thug Lovin by Tupac
- 9. Thug Life by Tupac
- 8. Life Goes On by Tupac
- 7. To Live And Di In La by Tupac
- 6. Still Alive by Tupac
- 5. Unconditional Love by Tupac
- 4. Till The Day I Die by Tupac
- 3. Change by Tupac
- 2. Kill A Nigga by Tupac
- 1. I Anit Mad At Cha by Tupac
By: Jason Welton
- 10. Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn
1991. I hear this song.. and i think i am actually.... walking in memphis.
- 9. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
1998. Stuck on the M1 just NE of London for 13 hours in a traffic jam, waiting for the road to be cleared.. Heard this for the first time and the remaining 4 hour drive hope was so peaceful
- 8. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
1997. Loved Celine for think twice.. this just shades it.
- 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
1991. Welcome to the world Grunge
- 6. Wannabe by Spice Gilrs
1996. Holidaying in Magaluf, Majorca.. 2 weeks of this. A definitive point in girl group history.
- 5. 500 Miles by The Proclaimers
1993. When i need a lift in a disco i ask for this.
- 4. Losing My Religeon by Rem
1991. Antother classic from the boys from Georgie. Wonderful intro.. Mandolin as a lead instrument.. wonderfull
- 3. Crazy by Aerosmith
1994. The video.. need i say more LOL
- 2. Everybody Hurts by Rem
1993. Give this song to the world.. thank you very much Stipey
- 1. Bohemain Rhapsody by Queen
1992. The greatest song ever... Sneaks in for Freddies death and Waynes world
so many songs to choose.. could have listed loads more. Thanks for letting me loose.
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