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

    By: Melissa
    • 10. Nirvana by Breed
    • 9. Drive by Incubus
    • 8. What I Got by Sublime
    • 7. Marquis in Spades by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 6. Stone Temple Pilots by Plush
    • 5. Cherub Rock by the Smashing Pumpkins
    • 4. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns n Roses
    • 3. Certain Shade of Green by Incubus
    • 2. Black by Pearl Jam
    • 1. In Bloom by Nirvana
      the quintessence of the legendary grunge band

    Honorable Mentions: Smashing Pumpkins-1979, Bullet with Butterfly Wings Green Day- Welcome to Paradise Pearl Jam- Jeremy, Daughter
    By: David Boland
    • 10. Hammer Time by M.C. Hammer
    • 9. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
    • 8. Lightning Crashes by Live
    • 7. Wake Up by Rage Against the Machine
    • 6. Sex Type Thing by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 5. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
    • 4. Rockin Beats by Chemical BrothersBlock
    • 3. California Love by Tupac and Dr. Dre
    • 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
    • 1. It's All About The Benjamins by Puff Daddy

    Also "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones during Windows 95 commercials and GM playing Hendrix. And the theme to Seinfeld.
    By: Tanya
    • 10. Save Tonight by Eagle-eye Cherry
      Greta song
    • 9. I'm Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
      Girl power in a grunge 90's way
    • 8. Crush by Jennifer Paige
      good crush song
    • 7. I'm Just A Girl by No Doubt
      Girl power in the 90's to this song
    • 6. Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground
      This is the best alternative song in the 90's
    • 5. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
      I love this song
    • 4. Jumper by Third Eye Blind
      The best song
    • 3. You Only Get What You Give by New Radicals
      This song is the bomb
    • 2. Love Me by The Cardigans
      This song is so 90's especially when it would alwyas play on the radio
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      The best song Kurt Cobain is the best especially this song.

    By: Tanisha
    • 10. One by Brian Mcknight
      I just love this song!
    • 9. I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
    • 8. Not Gon' Cry by Mary J. Blige
      Makes you take action!
    • 7. Summer Time by Will Smith
    • 6. Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton
      A tear-jerker
    • 5. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      Will stay in my heart forever
    • 4. Vision of Love by Mariah Carey
    • 3. One In A MIllion by Aaliyah
      Smooth listening
    • 2. If I Ever Fall In Love Again by Shai
      This song makes me want to just cry.
    • 1. How Can I Ease The Pain by Lisa Fischer
      Just beautiful!

    I really could go on forever with this list. It was so many great songs during the nineties!
    By: Amelia
    • 10. Save Yourself by Stabbing Westward
    • 9. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 8. To The Moon And Back by Savage Garden
    • 7. Jumper by Third Eye Blind
    • 6. Push by Matchbox 20
    • 5. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossums
    • 4. Watsup by Four Non-blondes
    • 3. Father Of Mine by Everclear
    • 2. Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
    • 1. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      My fav. song.

    By: Grant Trisko
    • 10. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by They Might Be Giants
      Wow. . . such an off-color song. . . just a completely random subject. I like it.
    • 9. Anna Begins by Counting Crows
    • 8. Would by Alice in Chains
      What can I say? Alice in Chains was masterful.
    • 7. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
      Definitely a goody.
    • 6. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      My parents had banned me from playing this in my house, but that didn't stop me from playing it.
    • 5. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      Great uplifter
    • 4. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      I'll let you figure this one out. . .
    • 3. I Choose by The Offspring
      Great thrashy/"punk" song. . .
    • 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Need I say why?
    • 1. Santeria by Sublime
      It just fits together lyrically and musically.

    By: Brandon
    • 10. The Chemicals Between Us by Bush
      Not the best band in the 90's but they sure do make good music.
    • 9. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Great song for the 90's but they have better.
    • 8. Spleen by Staind
      This song is great if you want to bash some guys head in or just need to get some anger out by yelling and screaming along with the words :D.
    • 7. 40 Miles From the Sun by Bush
      A song you can sit down, relax and listen to for hours.
    • 6. Dragula by Rob Zombie
      The best Rob Zombie song by far.
    • 5. Run Silent Run Deep by Iron Maiden
      A great song made in the early 90's by a great band.
    • 4. Zero by Smashing Pumpkins
      Simply a great song.
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      A wonderfully put together song I cant get enough of it.
    • 2. Hooker With A Penis by Tool
      A great song, the chrous has to be the best I've heard in years. - Before You Point That Finger You Should Know That I'm The Man, And If I'm The Man Then You're The Man, And He's The Man As Well So You Can Point That Fuc*in Finger Up Your Ass
    • 1. Come Undone by Duran Duran
      I cant say how this song makes me feel. When I listen to it I feel like its still the first time I ever heard it. I love it so much.

    By: Grant
    • 10. Blinded (when I See You) by Third Eye Blind
    • 9. Black by Pearl Jam
    • 8. Glycerine by Bush
    • 7. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
    • 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 5. Dead And Bloated by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 4. Heart In A Blender by Eve 6
    • 3. Freak On A Leash by Korn
    • 2. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 1. November Rain by Guns N Roses

    that's mine... cool sh*t
    By: Alex
    • 10. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      Possibly the greatest Metallica song ever written, certainly their greatest song of the 90's.
    • 9. Blind by Korn
      Great band, great album, great song! Korn are the kings of nu metal.
    • 8. Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine
      This is the ultimate in your face song, no one took RATM as a joke once they heard this.
    • 7. The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson
      Strong and powerful. This is Manson at his best.
    • 6. Wait And Bleed by Slipknot
      If it wern't for this song I would have no respect for the Iowan nontete.
    • 5. All Apologies by Nirvana
      Easily my favorite song from the most influential band of the 90's.
    • 4. I Could Have Lied by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Personally I prefer the 80's Chili Peppers records but this song did a good job in showing the softer side of the Peppers.
    • 3. Fear Of The Dark by Iron Maiden
      The 90's weren't the best era for my all time favorite band, but this song was brilliant.
    • 2. Your Sweet Six Six Six by H.I.M.
      A beautiful song from the Scandinavian love metallers.
    • 1. Sleepwalk Capsules by At The Drive-In
      Weird lyrics but a good powerful song from a decent 90's band.

    I've possibly wrote this list in the wrong order as I'm not the best at following instructions. If I've done it correctly then Metallica should be first and At The Drive-In last.
    By: Harsh
    • 10. When Doves Cry by Prince
    • 9. Bed Of Roses by Jon Bon Jovi
    • 8. With Or Without You by U2
    • 7. Suicide Is Painless by Manic Street Preachers
    • 6. Loser by Beck
    • 5. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
    • 4. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses
    • 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 1. Smells Like Teens Spirit by Nirvana

    I've taken care of not repeating an artist. It's not easy to judge top 10 songs, so I chose to select top song of the top 10 artists of the 90's.

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