What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
By: Matusitz, Jonathan
- 10. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
A one-hit-wonder, alas, but the creator of a masterpiece that will forever stay in my memory.
- 9. Ordinary World by Duran Duran
"But I won't cry for yesterday, there's an ordinary world..." Remember that song? How can you not rank it in your top 10 favorites of the 90's!
- 8. Can't Help Falling in Love by UB40
It was #1 for seven weeks in the US! Of course, what do you expect! This remake of an Elvis song by a reggae/synth-pop group is superb.
- 7. Losing My Religion by REM
One of the best video clips ever! And awesome guitars!
- 6. One by U2
It is a song of love, peace, and hope. Plus, you've got Bono unmatchable rock'n'roll vocals...
- 5. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
When it first came out (in 1995), I did not pay attention to it. Progressively, however, I listened to it, watched the video, and started loving it. Now it's #5 on my list!
- 4. Go West by Pet Shop Boys
It is remake of an 80's song! So what! As long as I like it...
- 3. Wind of Change by The Scorpions
This song, released in 1991, epitomizes freedom, hope, and the end of communism and totalitarianism. If you like John Lennon, then go download this song.
- 2. Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
The great lyrics, the great synthesizers, and the great beat perfectly match David Gahan's gothic voice. The video clip was awesome too!
- 1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
The string of violins of this synth-pop British song touches my heart and soul. I never get tired listening to it. That's the reason I rank it #1.
I really like the 1990's (maybe not as much as the 1980's), but I think that other songs like "Sacrifice" by Elton John, "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" by Bryan Adams, "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, "Nothing Compares 2U" by Sinead O'Connor, and "Senza Una Donna" by Zucchero and Paul Young are far much better than the songs that we hear today.
- 10. Seven Nation Army by White Stripes
- 9. Shadow by New Found Glory
- 8. Voodoo by Godsmack
- 7. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
- 6. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
- 5. Yellow by Coldplay
- 4. Faith by Limp Bizkit
- 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
- 2. Slide by Goo Goo Dolls
- 1. Dammit by Blink 182
the best song of world!!! i lov blink 182!!
- 10. My Hero by Foo Fighters
- 9. No Rain by Blind Melon
Another i can never get sick of.
- 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
How can you not love this song?
- 7. Rooster by Alice In Chains
This song kicks a**
- 6. Zombie by Cranberries
I love her voice.
- 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Another grgeat chill out song.
- 4. Far Behind by Candlebox
A great chill out song.
- 3. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
I could listen to this song forever.
- 2. What I Got by Sublime
This song just puts me in a happy mood.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
How can u talk about the 90s and not mention nirvana?
By: Darren Jugurnauth
- 10. Substitute For Love by Madonna
William Orbit deserves a co-credit here, but this whole album is fantastic
- 9. Everybody Hurts by R.e.m.
Just tweaks at those heart strings eh?
- 8. How I Could Just Kill A Man by Cypress Hill
Still a classic
- 7. Hey Boy, Hey Girl by Chemical Brothers
These guys dominated the clubs...
- 6. You Body's Callin' by R Kelly
Despite recent events, his 12 Play album was smooth as silk...
- 5. My Name Is by Eminem
Right at the end of the 90's, but still a contender
- 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
And who's going to dispute this!?
- 3. Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morrissette
My pick from one of the greatest debut albums of all time
- 2. Wonderwall by Oasis
The emergence of great talent from the madchester scene
- 1. Unifinished Sympathy by Massive Attack
One of THE great songs on the 90's
There are plenty more I could have added (as probably most of you could for yours) but I went for a bit of variation and personal faves...
- 10. Everything you want by Vertical Horizon
- 9. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
- 8. Wonderwall by Oasis
- 7. Everlong by Foo Fighters
- 6. Glycerine by Bush
- 5. Dammit by Blink 182
- 4. Rosa Parks by Outkast
- 3. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
- 2. If You Could Only See by Tonic
- 1. Far Behind by Candlebox
By: Evan Russek
- 10. Give it Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
defines chili peppers
- 9. Brass Monkey by Beastie Boys
my favorite rappers
- 8. Song 2 by Blur
- 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
no comments nececary
- 6. Longview by Green Day
great bass line
- 5. Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
great beat, jus a great song
- 4. Undone- The Sweater Song by Weezer
Great Lyrics/ amazing flow between both guitars
- 3. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Amazing guitar solos
- 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 1. Say it Ain't So by Weezer
My favorite song
- 10. Frank Sinatra by Cake
- 9. The Long Road by Eddie Vedder
- 8. Take a Picture by Filter
- 7. Typical Situation by Dave Matthews Band
- 6. Been Thinking About You by Radiohead
- 5. Revolution 909 by Daft Punk
- 4. Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb
- 3. 8 Ball by Underworld
- 2. Girl With the Sun in Her Head by Orbital
- 1. 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
- 10. Fight For Your Right by Beastie Boys
- 9. Bored by Deftones
- 8. Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson
- 7. Shine by Collective Soul
- 6. Israel's Son by Silverchair
- 5. Sober by Tool
- 4. March Of The Pigs by Nine Inch Nails
- 3. What Do I Have To Do? by Stabbing Westward
- 2. The Unforgiven by Metallica
- 1. Creep by Radiohead
these Songs aren't really in my favourite order, no time for that, but yeAah. These songs are a little more commercially directed than my favourite 90's albums list, but it's just the songs that to me represent the 90's so well. also, honourable mention to Bush- Machinehead, Silverchair- Freak, Blink 182- Josie, Creed- Torn, Metallica- Until It Sleeps, AC/DC- Thunderstruck, Econoline Crush- Surefire, Foo Fighters- Everlong, My Hero, The Tea Party- Temptation, Stabbing Westward- Save Yourself, Pantera- Walk, Prodigy- Breathe, Pennywise- f**k Authority, Bro Hymn, Goo Goo Dolls- Name, Smashing Pumpkins- Eye, Big Wreck- The Oaf, anything by Matthew Good Band, at least twice as many songs not mentioned here, too many to name
- 10. No Rain by Blind Melon
Shannon Hoon earnstly wishes for the most optimistic view of the world as only someone jaded by it can.
- 9. Wonderwall by Oasis
What can be more endearing than rock's most ego-maniacal lead singer to plead that he needs someone else to complete him?
- 8. Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
Sans Prince, rock's first ethnic minority since Hendrix to electrify a guitar with seething chords on this instant rock anthem.
- 7. Violet by Hole
The pain & anger on display is eerry considering it was recorded months before rocks greatest tragedy; or was this partly contributable to April 1994?
- 6. Sister by The Nixons
Without becoming sappy, this ode to all sisters further illustrates rock can only be lasting with substance in the lyrics- something unfamilar to fred durst.
- 5. I'll Stick Around by Foo Fighters
Is this the direction Nirvana would have taken? Dave Grohl honorably carries the torch of great hard rock from grunge to pop to post rap-metal to the return of rock
- 4. Machine Head by Bush
Incendiary intro blazes into one of the most recognizable riffs of 90's rock cementing Bush as one of the top bands of the era
- 3. Naveed by Our Lady Peace
Absolutly the best thing Canada has produced since hockey, Raine Maida's booming chorus of soul searching is unnerving as to how close it hits home.
- 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
If Nirvana ushered in grunge, Pearl Jam was the solidifying force that helped alter the face of rock music. Intelligent, introspective lyrics make Jeremy the face for many aspiring mid- 90's artists.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
unequivocally the most important song in rock music since I Want to Hold Your Hand was released, this was the song that saved music from porous lyrics, spandex, large hair, & David Lee Roth. The most influential song in recent memory not because of cognitive songwriting that was more accurate of teenage emotions than anything Poison ever created, Smells Like Teen Spirit was the most important song of the 90's because of the societal shift it had on one the largest emerging demographs since the end of the Baby-Boom generation. Fluffy, sugar-coated songs would no longer be tolerated as long as Kurt Cobain stood behind the microphone, voice to & of a generation.
- 10. Waterfalls by Tlc
- 9. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
no way this isn't the best absolute best song of the nineties
- 8. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
(best song of 98)
- 7. Freshmen by Vervepipe
- 6. I Saw The Sign by Ase Of Bass
- 5. Gettin Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith
- 4. The Chronic by Dre And Snoop
- 3. Dreaming Tree by Dave Matthews Band
- 2. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chile Peppers
- 1. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
uh is there any better?
hey i'm hot
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