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

    By: Becky
    • 10. Friday I'm in Love by The Cure!
    • 9. Sheep Go To Heaven by Cake
      That was the 90's... right?
    • 8. Wrong Way by Sublime
    • 7. Daughter by Pearl Jam
    • 6. You were Meant for Me by Jewel
      Before she sold out.
    • 5. Creep by Radiohead
      Awesome guitar.
    • 4. Raining In Baltimore by Counting Crows
      I likey Maryland.
    • 3. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      It's a sweet song. I saw him live and when he played that song... it was with so much emotion and it made you feel so much.
    • 2. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Why did they have to break up?
    • 1. Betterman by Pearl Jam
      Pearl Jam is awesome. Enough said.

    By: Seth Grennan
    • 10. Banditos by The Refreshments
      my guilty pleasure of the list. i just love how roger puts so much emotion into a song about "a hold-up"
    • 9. This Is A Call by Foo Fighters
      i'm sorry...but every song on the first foo fighters album was better than anything nirvana did. there was no bullshit, and it acknowledged its own inadequacies.
    • 8. I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally by Ninch Inch Nails
      the lyrics are so haunting and gorgeous all at once...when he screams "can i please come with you?" you don't know where you're going but you'd be happy to take him along.
    • 7. Bohemian Like You by Dandy Warhols
      would've been higher on the list if it truly captured the 90s...but it was way ahead of its time...and still is. one of my all-time favorite songs.
    • 6. Electioneering by Radiohead
      "i got a fever, and the only prescription...is more cowbell"
    • 5. Do The Evolution by Pearl Jam
      i once heard this was eddie vedder's favorite pearl jam song...and i feel ya, eddie, i feel ya!
    • 4. Don't Follow by Alice In Chains
      any song off "jar of flies" would suffice, but this was the album's highlight.
    • 3. Still Remains by Stone Temple Pilots
      "If you should die before me...ask if you could bring a friend"...arguably the greatest lyric of the decade.
    • 2. Three Days by Jane's Addiction
      The build up between "til the shadows and the lights are one" and the rest of the song floors me everytime...it's so primal and genuine that nothing compares.
    • 1. Hummer by Smashing Pumpkins
      Since the moment in first heard it, I've adored every note.

    my favorite songs by the pixies couldn't make the list because they weren't 90s songs...sorry.
    By: Nina
    • 10. Whats Up by 4non Blondes
      i love linda perry and her hat!
    • 9. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies
      nice and slow
    • 8. 74-75 by The Connels
      great song
    • 7. Iris by Googoo Dolls
      the nicest slow song
    • 6. House Of Love by East 17
      something dancy and energic and....
    • 5. Wannabe by Spice Girls
      this song makes me to feel better and optimisthic
    • 4. Crazy by Aerosmith
      cool and hot song, and the video is is absolutelly 90's style
    • 3. Mmmbop by Hanson
      crazy optimistic song
    • 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      heavy metal rules!!
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      it is the "classic" song, best song ever

    i LOVE the 90' soooo much!
    By: Gabby
    • 10. Outsider by A Perfect Circle
    • 9. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 8. You Know Your Right by Nirvana
    • 7. Recongize by Flaw
    • 6. Wait And Bleed by Slipknot
      it just pumps you up
    • 5. Te Amo (i Hate You) by Ill Nino
    • 4. My Letter by Flaw
    • 3. Only The Strong by Flaw
    • 2. Poison Girl by H.i.m
    • 1. Change(house Of Flies) by Deftones
      its the best song in rock to "put you in the mood" lol

    By: David
    • 10. The Unforgiven by Metallica
    • 9. It's Like That by Run Dmc
    • 8. Come To Daddy by Aphex Twin
    • 7. The Bells by Jeff Mills
    • 6. Bionic by Defari
    • 5. Automobile by Eazy E
    • 4. Chin Check by N.w.a
    • 3. The Sound Of The Big Babou by Laurent Garnier
    • 2. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
    • 1. Next Episode by Dr.dre & Snoop Dog

    By: Jeff
    • 10. One by Nothing Else Matters
      There are a few Mettallica songs and Nirvana songs I can think of that might fit, but this is the one that truly deserves credit. Keeping "Crash Into Me" out of the top 10 was hard for me to do.
    • 9. Say It Ain't So by Weezer
      Weezer was a great band in the 90's and I wish I had room to include more from them. The whole Blue album was incredible.
    • 8. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
      Another song almost every guy can relate to. Also has a sad meaning if you know anything about the band.
    • 7. Old Apartment by Barenaked Ladies
      Another one of those great "think-back" songs
    • 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Probably the only extremely repetitive song that I love, and I think everyone else feels the same way.
    • 5. Black by Pearl Jam
      Reminds everyone of a past girlfriend
    • 4. Time of Your Life by Green Day
      You couldn't help but think about your high school life during senior year when you heard this song, whether in high school or college.
    • 3. High and Dry by Radiohead
      I was surprised not to see this on other people's lists. Its one of those songs you can always relate to.
    • 2. #41 by Dave Matthews Band
      Read above
    • 1. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      Toss up with #41 by Dave Matthews Band just as Siamese Dream competes with Crash for best album of the nineties.

    Keeping "Crash Into Me" out of the top 10 was hard for me to do.
    By: Worm
    • 10. The Distance by Cake
      Best car chase song
    • 9. Good by Better Than Ezra
      Another f**ken awsome song of the 90's
    • 8. Lit Up by Buckcherry
      Great song full of energy to jump around to
    • 7. Gel by Collective Soul
      Made popular by the jerkey boys soundtrack
    • 6. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossums
      Just another great band of the decade
    • 5. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
      The best grunge band of all time
    • 4. Waters Edge by Seven Mary Three
      The song that made this great band popular
    • 3. Symphony Of Destruction by Megadeth
      Awsome is the only word for this song
    • 2. Wax Estatic by Sponge
      Detroits finest band of all time
    • 1. Until It Sleeps by Metallica
      Greatest f**king song of the f**king decade by the best band of all time

    The 90's was the best decade for rock because of all the great bands that emerged into the scene
    By: Memo
    • 10. Ava Adore by Smashing Pumkins
    • 9. Unforgiven by Metallica
    • 8. Du Hast by Rammstein
    • 7. New Years Day by U2
    • 6. Come Stai by Vasco Rossi
      lui � il pi� grande che c�
    • 5. Iberia Sumergida by Heroes Del Silencio
    • 4. Entre Dos Tierras by Hereos Del Silencio
    • 3. Loco Pro by A.n.i.m.a.l.
      la raza , y la lucha.
    • 2. Everybody Hurts by Rem
    • 1. Do The Evolution by Pearljam
      are garbage'society

    By: Colin
    • 10. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 9. Glycerine by Bush
    • 8. Sabotage by Beastie Boys
    • 7. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
    • 6. Two Princes by Spin Doctors
    • 5. When I Come Around by Green Day
    • 4. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      The Pumpkins rule. This song is so beautiful.
    • 3. Down by 311
      One could argue that this was the start of rap rock.
    • 2. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      Everyone loves this song. Amazing video.
    • 1. Basket Case by Green Day
      Green Day is such an influential and great band. This is the song that really put them on the map. This song got a lot of people interested in the rock scene.

    This is a 90s countdown. Why are people putting up Beatles songs, and Jimi Hendrix songs. Unbeleivable.
    By: Rockin Ana
    • 10. Cherub Rock by The Smashing Pumpkins
      What is the meaning of a great rock song?;Just here this song and then you'll know.
    • 9. Alive by Pearl Jam
      This is one of the best songs Pearl Jam does.
    • 8. Tonight,tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins
      It's SUCH a good song.
    • 7. Waiting by Green Day
      "I've been,waiting a long time for this,song(moment) to come I'm destined,for anything at all.
    • 6. Lithium by Nirvana
      Such a great song by SUCH a great band.Why do all the bands that actually have talent have to die?Whatever.It's a awsome song.Thats the point.
    • 5. We Will Rock You by Queen
      A classic rock song that still rocks on.
    • 4. Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      One of the best songs I,and many people have ever heard.
    • 3. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I just want to say,anyone who chose Eminem, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?)
    • 2. Zero by The Smashing Pumpkins
      This song is too good to get old.Ever.Definetly one of smashing pumpkins Greatest hits.
    • 1. Around The World by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      This song can be heard 100,000,000,000,000,000 times and will always be the best.

    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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