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

    By: Henry
    • 10. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I can't really leave this off. After all, the 90s didn't really start until this song was released, but I've never been a Nirvana fan, sad to say.
    • 9. Welcome to Paradise by Green Day
      Oh so underrated compared to their other stuff, but I love this thing
    • 8. Santa Monica by Everclear
      Haunting like my number one. It's almost too depressing to listen to.
    • 7. Unforgiven by Metallica
      In my opinion, better than Enter Sandman. Great transition, what a song.
    • 6. Californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      All the good and bad of California, but also all of America. Chilli Peppers grown up, good stuff.
    • 5. When I Come Around by Green Day
      I like mellow stuff, although Green Day does not have a bad song. And this is the best, other then that overplayed Good Riddance
    • 4. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      Heavy on the Base, and I personally find it their best song.
    • 3. Outta My Head by Fastball
      Oh so underrated and forgotten. So relaxing.
    • 2. November Rain by Guns and Roses
      Pretty long, and at some points a little too long for just a song, but that video alone makes up for it, and the solos...That second solo is possibly the most flawless, perfect solo ever crafted, a perfect fit for the somber and evil background and hellish vocals from Axle.
    • 1. Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
      Haunting lyrics, just all around an incredible song

    That's a lot harder than you'd think at first.
    By: Nightdragonstarz
    • 10. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      the video says it all
    • 9. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
      good memories :)
    • 8. Given To Fly by Pearl Jam
      beautiful song!
    • 7. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
      great album, siamese dream
    • 6. I Come From The Water by Toadies
      also did the song possum kingdom
    • 5. Basket Case by Green Day
      thats about how growing up in the 90's felt
    • 4. Murder Of One by Counting Crows
      from the suicide album
    • 3. Stars by Hum
      great song, band didn't really go anywhere
    • 2. Girl From Mars by Ash
      also did the song 'popular'
    • 1. Reptile by Nine Inch Nails
      *nine inch nails*

    By: Nite Mary
    • 10. Tennesee by Arrested Development
      Definatly a great forgotten song
    • 9. Blind by Korn
      Ok now...how many memories does this bring back!
    • 8. Santera by Sublime
      One of their more popular songs that I dig.
    • 7. Wild Horses by The Sundays
      Wiiiiiiiiild horses, couldn't drag me away...
    • 6. Dancing Days by Stone Temple Pilots
      A great Led Zepplin cover by one of the best bands of the 90's
    • 5. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      This one turned everyone's head
    • 4. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
      One of the best video's I have ever seen
    • 3. Karma Police by Radio Head
      I use to listen to this song everyday..
    • 2. No Rain by Blind Melon
      This song REALLY got me into Blind Melon and their still one of my most favorite bands today.
    • 1. Nothing Man by Pearl Jam
      My favorite Pearl Jam song

    This should be a list of 20 so I can list more songs!
    By: Adam Taylor
    • 10. The Best of Whats Around by Dave Matthews Band
      Great. I think it was their first single ever, great way to start.
    • 9. No Rain by Blind Melon
      Although it was their only song there is hardly any other one hit wonder who made such an impact, if shannon hoon stayed alive they'd be possibl;y the best band of the nineties.
    • 8. All Apologies by Nirvana
      Showed more emotion than average nirvana, really mae them nore serious. Great song, fine lyrics.
    • 7. Siva by Smashing Pumpkins
      first video from the most consistent band of the nineties. Many different parts to the song make it a must listen, off probably their most well made cd's.
    • 6. Bulls on Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      most original band ever. One of the best solos as well, very political lyrics, well done.
    • 5. Epic by Faith No More
      Really their only song, but this still made then stars, their mix of music was awesome.
    • 4. Rooster by Alice In Chains
      Best vocal performance by jerry cantrell, super riffs.
    • 3. Zero by Smashing Pumpkins
      This song represents the smashing pumpkins the best, great lyrics and a very powerful meaning.
    • 2. Spoonman by Soundgarden
      Original, awesome,great song off a great album, soundgardens best.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This song is huge, there won't be a better single from a rock band ever again.

    By: Germs
    • 10. Shoots And Laders by Korn
      becuz of that
    • 9. Freak by Silverchair
      well known band well known song-but its kewl
    • 8. Do U Like Me? by Fugazi
      record red medecine-i luv their mind
    • 7. Touch Me Im Sick by Mudhoney
      anthem of grunge
    • 6. I Like F**kin by Bikini Kill
      see *5's comment
    • 5. Oh! by Sleater Kinney
      riot grrrls once again
    • 4. Vomit Heart by Babes In Toyland
      for the riot grrrls wave
    • 3. Sky Pup by The Melvins
      definitely a dark an unknown band-its a junkie's song
    • 2. Androgynous Mind by Sonic Youth
      "sad angel walks-and he talks-like a girl-they f**ked him up cuz god is love" rebel band!
    • 1. Rape Me by Nirvana
      favorite band-the song shows cobain's mind.......i hate myself. ....

    underground rules
    By: Cesar Rondon
    • 10. Peaches by Presidents Of The United States Of America
    • 9. Everlong by Foo Fighters
    • 8. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 7. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 6. Crush by Dave Matthews Band
    • 5. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 4. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 3. Good Riddance by Green Day
    • 2. Creep by Radiohead
    • 1. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden

    By: Mitch
    • 10. Lightning Crashes by Live
    • 9. Story of a Girl by Nine Days
    • 8. When I Come Around by Green Day
    • 7. Losing My Religion by REM
    • 6. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    • 5. Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry
    • 4. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 3. I'll Be by Edwin McCain
    • 2. Champaign Supernova by Oasis
    • 1. I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf

    Times Like These - Foo Fighters just missed the 90's era - but it will be the #1 song from 2000 - 2010!
    By: Bryan
    • 10. My Own Prison by Creed
      Scott Stapp's lyrics to the first Creed album makes it one of the greats. Written before the band met, in a one room apartment with no furniture, Stapp has to confront his beliefs to his failures in life.
    • 9. You Were Meant for Me by Jewel
      THe story of any heartbreak. Denial is one of the first symptoms. You can't leave me, you were meant for me and I was meant for you.
    • 8. Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains
      Like the coldest winter chill, this song just gives you the jibblies. WHatever those are.
    • 7. Gone Away by The Offspring
      Tragic, just imagine losing your love. The barrier of death hurts even more while alive.
    • 6. Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
      Tom PEtty and the Heartbreaker's greatest songs. From this I jumped to Nirvana.
    • 5. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
      SOunds like someone's avoiding the question.
    • 4. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
      No comment. It just is.
    • 3. Adia by Sarah McLachlan
      Sad, sad, sad, yet comforting song. We are born innocent, but does Adia forgive?
    • 2. Forgiven by Alanis Morrisette
      The deep drum beats with an eerie guitar tune with Alanis's voice all fit together.
    • 1. Rape Me by Nirvana
      The riffs, the feeling of utter self-destruction, the bass, drums, and guitar all come together. By far one of the greats.

    Huge Nirvana fan, but I made myself have a different band for every song to give a good perspective on the whole 90's rock scene. I like Pearl Jam, but no one song can stick out.
    By: Kamelia
    • 10. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
    • 9. To The Moon And Back by Savage Garden
    • 8. Miss You Love by Silverchair
    • 7. No Scrubs by Tlc
    • 6. The Sweetest Thing by U2
    • 5. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
    • 4. Kryptonite by Three Doors Down
    • 3. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • 2. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
      also nearly every singly other chilli peppers song
    • 1. Shimmer by Fuel
      best song

    By: Amy
    • 10. Time Bomb by Rancid
      Rancid is always awesome!
    • 9. f**k Authority by Pennywise
      Awesome Song
    • 8. Bad Habit by Offspring
      Ultimate Road Rage song.
    • 7. Celebrity Skin by Hole
      Gotta love Courtney Love!
    • 6. Good by Better Than Ezra
      Looking around the house......hiding between the window and the door.....!
    • 5. Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
      Great song.
    • 4. Peaches by Presidents of the USA
      Holy crap I love this song. It's so random, i LOVE it.
    • 3. Longview by Green Day
      Favorite band!
    • 2. 21st Century Digital Boy by Bad Religion
      One of the best bands ever!
    • 1. Free Fallin by Tom Petty
      I love this song. It's so much fun singing at the top of your lungs.

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