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

    By: Jon Malley
    • 10. Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
      Classic alternative anthem.
    • 9. Black by Pearl Jam
      See comment from #8.
    • 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Another great song from the best album in the 90's.
    • 7. Triumph by Wu-Tang Clan
      The best song by the Wu, even though C.R.E.A.M. made a larger impact during the 90's.
    • 6. Sugar by System of a Down
      One of my favorite rock songs of the 90's.
    • 5. Ain't Nothin' but a G-Thang by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre
      The second best hip-hop song of all time. This time with a West Coast style.
    • 4. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Classic laid back sound, everyone can listen to it.
    • 3. C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan
      Best hip-hop song of all time.
    • 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
      The best song, in my opinion, fromt the best album of the 90's.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I cannot put in words how amazing the song and the band were.

    By: Shon
    • 10. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      Does anyone remember him on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie?
    • 9. Whomp There It Is by Tag Team
      This was a funny song, I can't believe I still remember the words!!
    • 8. Summertime by The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff
      I was such a huge Fresh Prince fan, and I still love Will Smith now!
    • 7. Waterfalls by TLC
      Who didn't know the words to that song?!
    • 6. My Name Is by Eminem
      You must admit this song was extremely funny
    • 5. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot
      People still play this song or at least talk about it to this day. If that isn't staying power, I don't know what is.
    • 4. Dreamlover by Mariah Carey
      I absolutely loved this song!!! I used to play it over and over in my walkman while riding my bike or mowing the yard.
    • 3. Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
      I hate her music (and her current life choices), but her first song did have an impact, granted that impact brought us belly shirts, over the top dance moves and an army of blonde wanna be singers, but we must acknowledge her "talents" and effect on the music scene.
    • 2. Nice and Slow by Usher
      I used to be so in love with Usher. Do you remember trying to sing the rap in the middle of the song when he spells his name? That was my favorite part of the whole song.
    • 1. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
      Does anyone remember this song or the movie "Dangerous Minds"

    By: T. J.
    • 10. Blurry by Puddle of Mudd
      This song...well it...I like it because...WELL I JUST LIKE IT!
    • 9. Frantic by Metallica
      I know what you're thinking:St. Anger sucks! I thought so too, but the album grows on you.
    • 8. Torn by Creed
      Shows how melodic yet heavy Creed can be.
    • 7. How You Remind Me by Nickelback
      God this song is hard to get out of my head!
    • 6. Trust by Megadeth
      What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Metallica/Megadeth style metal.
    • 5. Cemetary Gates by Pantera
      Great guitar work, catchy riffs, and well-written lyrics.
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I know everybody picks this song, but I have to give credit where credit is due.
    • 3. Somewhere I Belong by Linkin Park
      This song is heavy, catchy, and also possesses the message that people can relate to.
    • 2. Silhouettes by Smile Empty Soul
      I just heard this song yesterday, and I can't get it out of my head. I'm sure many people can relate to the message that this song presents.
    • 1. One by Metallica
      This si my favorite song of all time. It brings Metallica's power and aggressiveness, hormonic and melodic capabilities, apocalyptic view of the world, and lighting fast solos into one beautifully crafted masterpiece.

    I would put all Metallica because they are like Superman if he were a band. But this is over the last decade. The only reason I put One is because there was no way I could leave that one off.
    By: Rebekah
    • 10. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 9. That Thing by Lauryn Hill
    • 8. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
    • 7. Big Pimpin by Jay Z
    • 6. California Love by Tupac
    • 5. Basketcase by Green Day
    • 4. Good Ridance by Green Day
    • 3. I Will Buy You a New Life by Everclear
    • 2. She Talks to Angels by Black Crows
    • 1. Slide by Goo Goo Dolls

    By: Kayla Nicole
    • 10. One headlight by Wallflowers
    • 9. Adam's song by Blink 182
    • 8. Time of your life by Green Day
    • 7. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 6. I'll Be Missin' You by Puff daddy
    • 5. Name by Goo goo dolls
    • 4. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 2. November Rain by Guns-n-Roses
    • 1. Iris by Goo goo dolls

    By: Gabe
    • 10. Gin & Juice by Snoop Dogg
    • 9. Wait & Bleed by Slipknot
    • 8. Sad But True by Metalica
    • 7. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 6. Little Bones by The Tragically Hip
    • 5. Hail Mary by 2 pac
    • 4. Breaking The Girl by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 3. Blind by Korn
    • 2. Meat Plow by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 1. Alive by Pearl Jam

    By: Julie
    • 10. Stitches by Orgy
      Love this song, the video rocked too
    • 9. My Name Is... by Eminem
      Eminems big break, still going strong today
    • 8. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      Bouncy song, good to jump around to
    • 7. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      I love this song! Listen to it, and you'll see why
    • 6. Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
      This song reminded me of waking up as a sexual being, and sexual experimentation
    • 5. Freak On A Leash by Korn
      "something else is raped and taken from me," and "nothing in my life is free," those lyrics i can totally identify with.
    • 4. Only God Knows Why by Kid Rock
      Perfect song, to listen to, and try to forget your life is crashing to pieces around you
    • 3. Jumper by Third Eye Blind
      Reminded me of contemplating suicide, and putting the past away
    • 2. Private Emotion by Ricky Martin
      song reminded me of cold spring days stuck at home
    • 1. Freshman by Verve Pipe
      Perfect song, reminded me of my freshman year in high school

    By: Taylor
    • 10. Know Your Enemey by Rage Against the Machine
      The greatest Rage song ever features some great vocals and lyrics as well as Maynard James Keenan on backing vocals.
    • 9. Du Hast by Rammstein
      The music here is second to none. Rammstein doesn't need to speak English for this song to get across. It's brutal and pure.
    • 8. Replica by Fear Factory
      It's tough to choose a best for the Factory, but I went with Replica due to the great riff and mesmerizing chorus by Burton on vocals.
    • 7. Mudshovel by Staind
      The most revealing and pure song of the 90s, Mudshovel is perfect musically, vocally, and lyrically. Staind released a monster with this one.
    • 6. Sober by Tool
      Another flawless Tool track. An all time favorite of mine.
    • 5. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Metallica's best tune from the 90s and an instant classic. Great chorus and awesome riff.
    • 4. November Rain by Guns n Roses
      This is argueably GnR's best song ever. Definitely a highlight of the early 90s.
    • 3. Rooster by Alice in Chains
      Unforgettable lyrics and vocals. This song is just brilliant in every way.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Not much to say. You know why this song is up here.
    • 1. Forty six and Two by Tool
      Everything about this song is perfect.

    By: Jessica
    • 10. I Know My Calculus by 2gether
      Why do I love this song so much! maybe its because its from the 90's..And I love the 90's bitchhhhhh yeaa!
    • 9. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Suchhh a good song. just one reason why the 90's were simply amazing
    • 8. Freshmen by Verve Pipe
      Ok im not sure if this is from the 90's or from 2000 or something like that. but hey the song reminds me of the 90's. k?
    • 7. Ghetto Superstar by Mya
      Oo man. effin amazzzzing song from the 90's. one of my personal favorites!!! ahhhh I love it
    • 6. Dammit by Blink 182
      The song the music video. amazing. great song from the 90's
    • 5. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Everyone loves this 90's song. its a song no one will forget.
    • 4. Closing Time by Semisonic
      Great song. great video. oo how I wish it were the 90's soo soooo badd.
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Well I was looking in my sisters yearbook..And well..Never mind.
    • 2. My Hero by Foo Fighters
      Just think...Varsity blues. it screams 90's
    • 1. Im Just A Girl by No Doubt
      It should be the 90's freakin theme song

    Ok thats my little list. yea u might think the songs such. ahh wutever. u can kiss my ass and like it biotchhhh. :) im outt. laterrrrr
    By: Christy B.
    • 10. Hold On by Wilson Phillps
      Whenever this song played you sung it like you meant it !
    • 9. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      I don't think I have to explain cause yall already know how big and why this song worked with us all !
    • 8. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      This song stands alone for itself of why it's named one of the best song's from the 90's. You listen to this song one time and you're hooked. From the gutiar strings to the voice behind the song all was done PERFECTLY !
    • 7. The Rain by Missy Elliot
      This was type of music that was new to us all when it came out and it became big both for fans and Missy herself. The beat made you want to dance weird, you wanted to rap along with the song cause it sounded oddly cool and you wanted to watch the video over and over again to see Missy's lips pop out of the screen(lol). Supa Dupa Fly, I'm Supa Dupa Fly .
    • 6. You Ought Know by Alanis Morissette
      Two words explain this song, GIRL POWER !
    • 5. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
      I think this song spoke to alot of people on a personal level for various of reason's and I would like to keep them Confidental, but I'm sure many of yall can remember the many rumors that was behing this song in the 90's, so I'm sure yall know why many were so depressed in those days. Just Kidding, lol !
    • 4. The Power of Love by Celine Dion
      This is a tear-jerker song of somebody ready to know what true love feels and is and the chords in this song from Celine Dion is breath taking.
    • 3. Don't Speak by No Doubt
      It's a break-up song and pretty brutal but all in all one of No Doubt's most memorable song's and one I'm fond of !
    • 2. Keep Ur Head Up ! by 2 Pac
      This song became popular pretty fast for its lyrics and may I say that this song from 2 Pac is one that ppl took seriously for very good reason's. RIP 2PAC
    • 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
      It's a soothing song to listen to with a great voice behind it and became addictive after listening to it for awhile. Lets just put it down like this, it was the best song from the 90's, it was a song everybody was into and everyone knew the words, sung the song and tapping their feet at the sametime. A good ole song and one that everyone should have in their c.d collection ! God Bless Blind Melon Forever !

    Other Artists I believe who should be on this list but not is Aaliyah, Monica, Brandy, The Fugees, Beastie Boys and countless others and I know yall can agree with me when I say Nirvana. Nirvana was for real and boy did we love it. RIP Kurt Cobain. Oh and I can't forget " Wanna Be Lover " from LaBouche and sadly saying Hanson too. Ok, I'm done, Bye !

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