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

    By: Lauren
    • 10. Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai
      the guy walks on walls and wears a velvet hat, what's not to like?
    • 9. Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt
      it's so good you forget it's country music.
    • 8. I Know by Dionne Farris
      post-arrested development
    • 7. Take A Bow by Madonna
      so much symbolism in this song
    • 6. Kiss From A Rose by Seal
      may have heard it in that lousy bat man movie
    • 5. Give it to You by Jordan Knight
      this is as "pop" as pop music gets, but you can't help liking it
    • 4. Favorite Mistake by Sheryl Crow
    • 3. Lucky Love by Ace of Base
    • 2. Waiting on the Sun by Sixpence None the Richer
      this song is their best kept secret...if you haven't heard it, download it.
    • 1. Lightning Crashes by Live

    By: Wolland
    • 10. Loser by Beck
      "Soy un perdedor",at last three weeks I understood it means" I'm a Loser" Beck is great.
    • 9. The Sign by Ace Of Base
      very good song,very melodical,my favourite party song
    • 8. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
      Oasis deserve at least two songs,this is awesome by any chance
    • 7. Back For Good by Take That
      When I first listened to this song I was about to cry
    • 6. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
      Alannah has a great voice,doesn't she?
    • 5. Freedom'90 by George Michael
      It's an almost forgotten but very good song(even Great)
    • 4. Blaze Of Glory by Bon Jovi
      great song,and awesome text
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Oasis are much better than The Beatles,very good text
    • 2. November Rain by Guns'n'Roses
      Great song,great video
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Best Ever.Nirvana forever!

    Rock and Pop rule rap is awful!
    By: Adam
    • 10. All That She Wants by Ace Of Base
      uve gotta like it
    • 9. Changes by 2pac
      how good
    • 8. Push It by Salt 'n' Peppa
      U know this is good
    • 7. She Got That Vibe by R. Kelly
      a legend
    • 6. Uprockin Beats by Bomfunk Mc
    • 5. Effiel 65 by Blue
    • 4. Song #2 by Blur
      love it
    • 3. Ganasta's Paradise by Coolio
    • 2. Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
      wha t asong title
    • 1. I'll Be Missin You by Puff Daddy
      best song ever

    you know this is the true 90 greatest songs
    By: Brian
    • 10. Changes by Tupac
      A strong rap song that helped bring it to the mainstream even more so
    • 9. Jermey by Pearl Jam
      Storng, slightly scary song
    • 8. Man who Sold the World by Nirvana
      A great cover by Nirvana, played beautifully live
    • 7. Losing mY religion by REM
      Great skill and a beautiful sound
    • 6. Violet by Hole
      A great song by Hole and Courtney love, grunge era
    • 5. Rape me by Nirvana
      One of the last songs by Nirvana, rude but beautiful
    • 4. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      a great account of drug use and life, ana amazing piece
    • 3. Blackhole Sun by Soundgarden
      Powerful abd beautiful
    • 2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      An amazing powerful song, different from most Metallica songs
    • 1. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Although this is not one of their best songs, it was a turn away from the glam rock of the 80's and signified a big change.

    By: Johannes
    • 10. Stripsearch by Faith No More
      Beatiful Faith no More song.
    • 9. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      I like MetallicA but i hate Bob Rock he ruined MetallicA. But Enter Sandman is the best MetallicA song in the 90's.
    • 8. Exit Music (for A Film) by Radiohead
      Beatiful song so much passion in it its very cenematic you feel the emotion and it really bring you somewhere.
    • 7. Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey
      I really like this song its maybe a bit strange an R&B song in a Rock list but who cares?
    • 6. Gone by U2
      great u2 song very strong song.
    • 5. November Rain by Guns 'n Roses
      I don't think i have to say anything about this song.
    • 4. Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      its very funky i really like this song.
    • 3. Foolish Games by Jewel
      beatiful girl beatiful voice beatiful melodie beatiful lyrics.
    • 2. Street Spirit (fade Out) by Radiohead
      Beatiful song Thom can sing so good.
    • 1. Until The End Of The World by U2
      Best u2 song great melodie great lyrics just great!!!

    This is my fav list of the 90's
    By: Hope Honeycutt
    • 10. Adam's Song by Blink 182
      One of my favorite Blink songs ever...just makes you think.
    • 9. Inside Out by Eve 6
      Another classic hit.
    • 8. Wonderful by Everclear
      I can remember crying to this one.
    • 7. The Way by Fastball
      Such beautiful music in this song and I still love it.
    • 6. Shimmer by Fuel
      Just a classic...
    • 5. The Freshmen by The Verve Pipe
      This is one of those songs you can listen to over and over and not get tired of it.
    • 4. Lightening Crashes by Live
      This has got to be one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard.
    • 3. Brick by Ben Folds Five
      It's one of those songs that just sends chills up your spine.
    • 2. Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
      I went and bought the cd as soon as I heard this song.
    • 1. November Rain by Guns 'n' Roses
      This song will always be one of the all time greatest and with a powerful video at that.

    Not room for these hits: The Cranberries (Dream), Goo Goo Dolls(Iris), Garbage (Push It), Oasis (Wonderwall), Fastball (Fire Escape), ok it came in 2000 but its still good.. Sugar Ray (Falls Apart)..
    By: Wolland
    • 10. Blaze Of Glory by Bon Jovi
      When I first heard it I thoughtit would be the song of 90's but it turned out there would be grunge!
    • 9. The Sign by Ace Of Bace
      Very good song,I do not hate pop and there are many good pop releases which deserve being here
    • 8. Bitter-Sweet Symphony by The Verve
      Th Verve have many good songs and they're 2nd biggest band of England,Oasis are slightly better to me.
    • 7. Back For Good by Take That
      many say boybands suck,but this is a good song and the talent of Gary Barlow is best shown in this song,it made me almost cry
    • 6. Good Riddance(Time Of Your Life) by Green Day
      It's a cool song the lyrics are masterpiece and Green Day is my favourite punk band,'Dookie" is such a good album
    • 5. Freedom'90 by George Michael
      I wonder why everybody has forgotten about this song,it's great and I like it so much,the video is cool,too
    • 4. Unbelievable by EMF
      It's an unbelievable song,I like so so so much,I should have put it even higher but the next three songs are already LEGENDARY
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      I think Oasis are much better than Beatles,and those who think Oasis are losers must be aware they don't understand good music!!!
    • 2. November Rain by Guns'n'Roses
      I regret Slash and Axel broke,they were great together,this is a great song with a great video,and "Don't Cry" is very good ,too
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Best song ever,they say Kurt wasn't able to sing but all those Pearl Jam fans must remember that unless this video was so widespread their favourite band would now be playing still in Seattle

    I have omitted many good songs such as "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles Don't Speak No Doubt Losing My Religion R.E.M. Loser Beck Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet Blackhole Sun Soundgarden and many more,but the Sond of the 90's is NIRVANA
    By: Eve
    • 10. When I Come Around by Green Day
      Green Day are such an awesome band and this is gotta be my favorite song by them
    • 9. El Scorcho by Weezer
      so good
    • 8. No Rain by Blind Mellon
      this song rules
    • 7. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      they pretty much lost it after about 1997, and from then on there music was shit, but this is an example of them at their best
    • 6. Losing My Religion by Rem
      lauras favorite band
    • 5. Boys On The Radio by Hole
      this is one of my favorite songs ever, and what can i say about hole that hasnt been said before
    • 4. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Piolots
      such an awesome band, and a great song
    • 3. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
      they've got to be one of my favorite bands ever, and i think this is one of their most beautifull songs
    • 2. Outshined by Soundgarden
      this was like the first "grunge" song i ever heard and i've always totaly loved it i think its amazing
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

    By: Jenn
    • 10. Janes Says by Janes Addiction
      I know it sounds cliche but if this song comes on it puts you right back to a certain time in your life and it's a good place :)
    • 9. The Rooster by Alice In Chains
      Very good song, this whole cd was great.
    • 8. No Ordinary Love by Deftones
      One of the best remakes I've ever heard. Deftones always give me a sensual vibe but this song definitly does the trick. Also Lucky you by the Deftones is great too.
    • 7. Pac Bell by Hed (pe)
      This song combines the perfect amount of hard and soft. It's sexy but FU at the same time.
    • 6. The Noose by Perfect Circle
      "And not to pull your halo down Around your neck and tug you off your cloud But I'm more than just a little curiuos How you're plannin' to go about makin' your amends To the dead" This song makes you think.
    • 5. Bro-Hym by Pennywise
      Very sad song that everyone knows and likes to sing along to.
    • 4. Unsung by Helmet
      This song is versitile, it either can put you in a good mood to go out or it can help you w/ your anger management if your really pissed.
    • 3. Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
      Just a really great song
    • 2. Tears from the moon by Conjure One Feat. Sinead O'Connor
      I love it when she says "stop, stop haunting me, it should be easy, as easy as when you stopped wanting me" I think everyone can relate to that.
    • 1. Black by Pearl Jam
      These lyrics twist like a knife in my chest and any song that can do deserves to be listed "I know someday you�ll have a beautiful life, I know you�ll be a star In somebody else�s sky, but why Why, why can�t it be, why can�t it be mine"

    There are so many other great bands like Sublime, Aerosmith, Pennywise, Face to Face, Bob Marley, NIN, RATM, Smashing Pumpkins, the list could go on.
    By: Lauren
    • 10. Everlong by Foo Fighters
      Dave Grohl should be given so much credit -- he quickly jumped from being the drummer in the most influential band of the '90s to fronting his own great band. "Everlong" is the best they've got -- it's extremely catchy and the words are very touching. Grohl's vocals (while never as good as Cobain's) are great in this song. Best lyric: "The only thing I'll ever ask of you/You've got to promise not to stop when I say when."
    • 9. Miss World by Hole
      Courtney Looooove. Back in the day, she was truly a force to be reckoned with. She was crazy, but in control of herself. Now she's lost control and it's just pathetic. But back in the days of "Live Through This," she was great. Also, back then, her voice hadn't been blown and she knew how to write subtler lyrics. Anyways, this is probably the best Hole has to offer. It's soft in some places, rocking in other places, and you can hear the sarcasm and contempt dripping from Courtney's voice. Simply great. Best lyric: "Cute girls watch as I eat ether/Suck me under/Maybe forever my friend."
    • 8. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
      Ohh . . . the first time I heard this song I was literally speechless. I just sat in awe of its poetic beauty, of its touching lyrics and haiku-like sound. Wow. That's really all I have to say. Wow. Best lyric: The whole song is great, but if I had to pick a couple of phrases they'd be, "I change by not changing at all" and "Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising." And of course, "Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away."
    • 7. 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
      Billy Corgan is awesome. That said, he's sort of a whiny asshole, and he knows and admits it. But in "1979," there's something different -- he seems to be genuinely nostalgic for simpler times. And that's why "1979" made the list instead of "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" (also a great song). It's a nice break from the usual. Best lyric: "And we don't know just where our bones will rest/To dust, I guess/Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below."
    • 6. Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana
      Whenever I listen to "In Utero" and I get to this track, I feel as though it's Kurt Cobain's goodbye to everyone. It gives off an air of hopelessness, as if to say that the only way to be better is to just move on. Best lyric: "All in all is all we are." (I have no idea what he meant by that, but I have my own interpretation, and it means the world to me.)
    • 5. Dammit by Blink-182
      Probably the best song about growing up from the '90s. Even if you didn't know all the words, you knew that one phrase -- "Well I guess this is growing up." In those seven words, I truly believe that Blink-182 spoke to everyone in the process of growing up. Best lyric: "Well I guess this is growing up." (Not genius writing, but it's the center of the song.)
    • 4. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
      This is the best guitar solo ever, Slash be damned. Has a single instrument ever sounded so bittersweet and longing? And the mystery of the lyrics is great as well -- you're completely free to interpret it however you want, and it's fun to listen to all the different versions on the bootlegs. Best lyric: Uhhh . . . you tell me.
    • 3. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
      Okay, so it's not typical Green Day. It's still a beautiful song that perfectly sums up the nostalgia at the end of anything (well, really high school). It'll be played at graduations and proms for pretty much the rest of time. Best lyric: "Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial/For what it's worth, it was worth all the while."
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Don't be so hung up on being cliched -- admit it, SLTS ushered in a new era in music, and without it, who knows what would have happened? I might never have heard the other songs on this list. Everyone who knows anything about music can recognize the opening guitar lick, and that is part of what makes it great -- love it or hate it, you know it. Best lyric: "And I forget just why I taste/Oh yeah I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well whatever nevermind."
    • 1. Betterman by Pearl Jam
      I could write a five-page essay on why this is the greatest song ever (I actually did once write a four-page English assignment inspired by the song), but I'll keep it down to a couple of sentences. It's a rare, beautiful song that evokes a heartbreaking picture of a woman in a dead-end relationship that she doesn't know how to get out of. The song displays Eddie Vedder's unique ability to get outside of himself and into the head of a person unlike him. It also shows how well the band works together -- everything just connects, beginning in a whisper and leading up to a desperate cry. It's simply the best song you could ask for. Best lyric: "She loved him, she don't want to leave this way/She feeds him, that's why she'll be back again."

    As you can probably tell, I feel very passionately about these ten songs listed. Some others from the '90s that were great: Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me," Pearl Jam's "Alive," "Corduroy," and especially "Daughter," and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box." By the way -- the late '90s? Yeah, they SUCKED. Something happened where people just woke up one day and said, "Yeah, now that Kurt Cobain's dead, it's time to find another generational icon . . . Justin Timberlake!" UGH. Generation Y sucks, and I am fully ashamed to be a part of it.

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