What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Round Here by Counting Crows
two crows songs, but c'mon...they kickass
- 9. Everlong by Foo Fighters
- 8. Layla (unplugged) by Eric Clapton
- 7. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 6. December by Collective Soul
- 5. No Rain by Blind Melon
- 4. Bittersweet Synphony by Verve
- 3. December by Collective Soul
- 2. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
- 1. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
- 10. If You Want To Be My Lover by The Spice Girls
- 9. Trapped In A Box by No Doubt
it's really fresh and new
- 8. Bathwater by No Doubt
i love this because it shows a different side to No Doubt.
- 7. With Out Me by Eminem
i don't know if this was in the 90's but i like it anyway.
- 6. Honey by Mariah Carey
she can sing in this song
- 5. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot
it's so funny
- 4. That Don't Impress Me Much by Shania Twain
it has real nice lyrics talking about never abandoming your friends.
- 3. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
i love this song. She can sing so well!
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
it's a nice song with a strong message
- 1. Who Will Save Your Soul by Jewel
very strong lyrics about real life.
- 10. Forgot About Dre by Dr. Dre
- 9. When I Come Around by Green Day
Awesome band.. good stuff
- 8. Self-esteem by The Offspring
Great song, amazing band!
- 7. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Amazing band, great song, flea kicks ass!
- 6. Wake Up by Rage Against the Machine
- 5. Buddy Holly by Weezer
- 4. Enter Sandman by Metallica
Amazing song.. classic metal band..
- 3. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against the Machine is the most amazing band ever...
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Clutch song from a great grunge band.
- 1. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 10. Psycho by System Of A Down
It was very hard picking one System song, because every song they've written rocks. This one is just about the best.
- 9. Counterfeit by Limp Bizkit
All Limp Bizkit albums suck apart from the first one, and this is the best song they've ever done by a mile.
- 8. Blame by Korn
Deep and dark, this is the new age of Korn, and it rocks.
- 7. I'm With Stupid by Static X
Very dumb, but in a good way.
- 6. Tip Your Bartender by Glassjaw
Great lyrics and screechy guitars. Best album opener in a long time.
- 5. Trigger by In Flames
The defining rock song of the decade (screw Nirvana).
- 4. The Gillette Calvacade Of Sports by Glassjaw
Best band in the world right now, Glassjaw have made a ton of good songs, but this one beats all. Its fast, weird and funny.
- 3. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Creepy and violent, this is Trent Reznor at his best.
- 2. Mx by Deftones
Chino Moreno's voice is just so amazing. The song is kind of sexy too...
- 1. Daddy by Korn
The saddest and most disturbing song ever, it'll make you cry, or at least depressed.
I had to do this, because pretty much all of the other lists here SUCKED BIG TIME in my opinion.
- 10. Pretty Fly For A White Guy by Offspring
- 9. Lithium by Nirvana
- 8. Would by Alice In Chains
- 7. My Song by Jerry Cantrell Band
- 6. Angry Chair by Alice In Chains
- 5. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
- 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 3. Enter The Sandman by Metallica
- 2. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
- 1. Sad But True by Metallica
By: Scotty MC
- 10. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan wrote some of the finest rock songs of our generation and this one is one of his finest. With its blend of feel-good harmonies, sparse vocals, and kick-you-in-the-pants guitar delivery, it's a song for the ages that also lets everyone know what a good time for rock n roll the 90s was.
- 9. Prince by Gett Off
Prince proved that he still he had it with this classic number. Who can hear this song and NOT get horny? No one has ever been able to put as much sexual energy into a 4-minute groove fest like His Purple Majesty and no one ever will. This innovative artist has been producing some the best and most original music for the past 25 years and will probably contine to do so for the next 25.
- 8. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
What else can I say about this song that hasn't already be said? A beautiful, haunting song by one of the most creative, original, and important bands of our time. This song lifted them to new heights of awareness in the 90s and helped them to survive the dark times was known as the 80s. If the 90s had gone on like the 80s, REM just may have been overlooked but the new musical landscape of the decade was the perfect launching pad for their innovative style.
- 7. Been Caught Stealing by Jane's Addiction
This offbeat and humorous number launched Jane's Addiction into the mainstream with its unbelievably catchy hooks and sing-along lyrical delivery. Even though the track has a pop feel to it, it still retains that classic edginess that makes JA one of the best rock acts ever.
- 6. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
While I'm not a big fan of Alanis, I know a good song when I hear one. This brutal dig at her ex-lover struck a chord with male and female listeners alike and cemented her position as a new musical force to be recokned with. The addition of two of the decade's greatest musicians (Dave Navarro and Flea) sure didn't hurt the production value of this record, either!
- 5. Sabotage by Beastie Boys
When the boys from NYC came back with a vengance in '92 with "Check Your Head", many of us wondered how they would fare with their next release. When Sabotage hit the airwaves in '94, there was no doubt that they were here to stay. The B-Boys are one of those rare groups that actually get better with age and constantly redefine their sound. This track with its blend of old school rock, heavy backbeats and low-tech hip-hop vocals hits the nail right on the proverbial head. And don't even get me started on the video!!
- 4. I'll Stick Around by Foo Fighters
Right smack dab in the middle of the 90s when things were beginning to get stale, here come the Foo Fighters with this groundbreaking and powerful piece of work. To rise out of the ashes of Nirvana and to come back so strong, Dave Grohl should have called his project Phoenix. To produce a record of this caliber and importance is a testament to his strength, talent, perserverance, and incredible sense of humor. What makes it even more amazing is that DG himself played every instrument and performed all the vocals himself in addition to writing & producing. Talk about a solo artist!
- 3. Suck My Kiss by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers deliver a sound like no other band before them and like no band after them that tried to ride on their coattails. This song showcases their ability to blend the best of funk, hard rock and dance grooves into a sex-drenched anthem that can move even the lamest of booties into a dancing and head-banging frenzy.
- 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
Following closely on the heels of Nirvana, Pearl Jam was one of the bands that defined the no-nonsense, anti-fashionista rock movement of the decade. This song was one of their best compositions and epitomized everything they stood for. Concerend with making powerful, thought-provoking music & telling guitar-driven stories about modern American life, Pearl Jam reamins one of the most important bands of all time, not just the 90s.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
This is not Nirvana's best song by any means but it is THE song that changed the face of popular music in the 90s and its influence can still be felt today. This song ushered in a new genre of rock and arguably was the impetus for ending the chart domination of pop-metal hair bands. It sill sounds as fresh and powerful today as it did back in 1991.
- 10. Jackolantern's Weather by 311
- 9. Hive by 311
- 8. ADIDAS by Korn
- 7. Ball Tongue by Korn
- 6. Blind by Korn
- 5. The Unforgiven II by Metallica
- 4. Reload by Metallica
- 3. King Nothing by Metallica
- 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
- 1. The Unforgiven by Metallica
Metallica was the best "artist" to come from the 80s, 90s, and still is the best today, and always will be. Nothing matches their talent and musical chemistry.
- 10. Country Grammar by Nelly
i dont even know if this was the 90s or later, but it is the greatest rap album/song ever recorded.
- 9. What Its Like by Everlast
one of the greatest
- 8. Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
- 7. Wrong Way by Sublime
- 6. Sober by Tool
- 5. The Kids Arent Alright by The Offspring
- 4. Satillite by Dave Matthews
also amazing live
- 3. Creep by Radiohead
The bass line...oh my god...
- 2. Round Here by Counting Crows
Beautiful. And genuine. and a great band.
- 1. The Freshmen by Verve Pipe
I dont know how everyone cannot be as obsessed with this one as I am...I love it.
By: Amber Ryan
- 10. You Live, You Learn by Alanis Morissette
i love alanis morissette and this is one of all her great songs that is just so intelligent.
- 9. Creep by Radiohead
this song is just so great. ilove it!
- 8. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
this was also one of smashing pumpkins big hits and i think it, too, should be on this list.
- 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
i think that "jeremy" is one of many awesome pearl jam`s songs. it was a big hit in the 90`s.
- 6. Self-esteem by Offspring
this is just a great song all together, and so popular from the 90`s that they still play it constantly like it just came out yesterday.
- 5. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
"time of your life" was one of those awesome, but made you wanna cry kinda songs of the 90`s.
- 4. Killer In Me, Killer In You by Smashing Pumpkins
i think that smashing pumpkins` song "killer in me, killer in you" is one of the greatest 90`s song.
- 3. Everything Zen by Bush
"everything zen" is one of the most popular bush songs and its really great.
- 2. Come As You Are by Still Nirvana
i think "come as you are" is another one of the greatest songs ever, not just in the 90s.nirvana was just the greatest band ever!
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
i think "smells like teen spirit" is the best song for the 90s, since it made the 90s and all, and also it`s just one of the best songs ever made.
nirvana freaking rules! kurt cobain has the greatest lyrics ever. no one else has as great as his lyrics. and his voice is so magnificent, no matter if it crackles or squeaks, its still very beautiful.
- 10. Pick A Part That's New by Stereophonics
- 9. Roll With It by Oasis
- 8. Song 2 by Blur
- 7. Smashing Pumpkins by Mayonase
- 6. Common People by Pulp
- 5. Buddy Holly by Weezer
- 4. Girls and Boys by Blur
- 3. Oasis by Wonderwall
- 2. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
- 1. Parklife by Blur
These arn't really in any order, but they're all damn good.
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