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

    By: Konradical
    • 10. Suck My Kiss by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 9. Self Bias Resistor by Fear Factory
    • 8. Blind by Korn
    • 7. Heart Attack Man by Beastie Boys
    • 6. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
    • 5. Breathe by Prodigy
    • 4. Depressed by Kreator
    • 3. Ten Ton Hammer by Machine Head
    • 2. Come As You Are by Nirvana
    • 1. Demanufacture by Fear Factory

    By: Dave
    • 10. Ruby Soho by Rancid
      best punk song of the 90's
    • 9. Metallica by Enter Sandman
      started heavey metal back into main stream
    • 8. I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly
      classic kareokee song
    • 7. Big Popa by Notorious B I G
      started biggies carrer
    • 6. No Rain by Blind Melon
      its a good song great video
    • 5. End Of The Road by Boys To Men
    • 4. I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf
      great slow song
    • 3. Jump Around by House Of Pain
    • 2. Better Man by Pearl Jam
      one the greatest songs ever
    • 1. All Apologies by Nirvana
      song that defines the 90's

    By: Stephanie
    • 10. Mmmbop by Hanson
      just cause
    • 9. Glycerine by Bushx
    • 8. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
    • 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 6. 4am by Our Lady Peace
    • 5. So Much For The After Glow by Everclear
    • 4. Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette
    • 3. Slide by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 2. Blind Melon by No Rain
    • 1. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana

    By: James
    • 10. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
    • 9. You Outta Know by Alanis Morrisette
    • 8. Mama Said Knock You Out! by LL Cool J
    • 7. Courduroy by Pearl Jam
    • 6. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
    • 5. Don't Speak by No Doubt
      This song was a surprise, no one knew the impact it would have, but it turned out to be the most played song on radio for a long time. It was a surprise hit.
    • 4. Vasoline by Stone Temple Pilots
      With songs like Creep, Unglued, Hollywood Bitch, and Sex Type thing, Stone Temple Pilots made themselves one of the best bands out of North America in the 90's.
    • 3. Beautiful Stranger by Madonna
      This song is usually quite under-rated, it is musical genius, Madonna's best of the 90's and that is saying a lot, she was extremely talented.
    • 2. Changes by Tupac
      This song along catapulted Hip Hop Music to the top of the charts, and it hasn't come down since.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This almost goes without saying, it was the anthem of the 90's. This song really was the breaking point for a revolution which would change all forms of music forever.

    By: Stephenie
    • 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 9. There She Goes Again by The La's
    • 8. White Wedding by Billy Idol
    • 7. Blue Monday(how Does It Feel) by Orgy
    • 6. Straight Up by Paula Abdule
    • 5. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 4. Freshman by The Verve
    • 3. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 2. Sympathy by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 1. Amazed by Lonestar
      im gettin married to this song...i love it so much

    By: Matthew
    • 10. Gammer Gerten's Needle by Deep Blue Something
      Just because they were a one hit wonder doesn't mean they only wrote one good song. This is quite possibly the best rock instrumental ever.
    • 9. Nearly Lost You by Screaming Trees
      This is one of those grunge bands that was out of Seattle. With a few notable exceptions. They made their swan song album before the scene really blew up, so they never really saw success when they should have. But the album got picked up, got air play, and got re-released. And then people heard it was a good album.... a really good one.
    • 8. The Distance by Cake
      Despite the juvinile meaning behind the lyrics, the song is still excellent. I once saw it set as a soundtrack to a scateboarding film, and it worked, just as well as any other use I had seen. Just a good song.
    • 7. Crucify by Tori Amos
      I keep trying to find a Tori Amos song I can't tolerate. They are very few and far between, aparently. Tori was one of the first female singer/songwriters to come along, before Jewel, and Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, and the rest, although all of them are classic musicians.
    • 6. Trigger Happy Jack by Poe
      "there's nothing more sadistic than an infant, waving his pistol in my face" Poe wasn't that good here, but for a debut, it was strong. Her second one landed in the 01s, or else it would have made it here for sure.
    • 5. Trust Fund/santa Monica/amphetamine by Everclear
      The best of Everclear was on their first three albums, culminating in the third, So Much For The Afterglow. After that, Everclear has been preforming a successfull study in perfecting the three minute pop song. Nothing new. Those were the days for Everclear.
    • 4. Criminal/shadowboxer by Fiona Apple
      I have yet to find a track off of Tidal I can't listen to. It is one of those rare albums that you can only fault one one or two parts of a track. One of my personal favorites.
    • 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      I can trace the time when I started liking new music to seeing this video on MTV. Such a classic song, as was most everything Soundgarden produced.
    • 2. Possum Kingdom by Toadies
      One of those songs that got airplay, but no one ever knew what it was. "Do you wanna die?" Really good lyrics, from an exceptional touring band.
    • 1. Roman Candle by Elliott Smith
      I had to pick one by him. Roman Candle saw him just coming into his own, away from a band. Every song he ever made was good. Such a terrible loss.

    Looking through the decades of music, only a few come to mind notably. Only the 60s and 70s saw as much musical experimentation and development as the 90s, and they have held their own through the years as times that have produced truely good music. The 90s had the music that everyone heard. The overplayed grunge, the infectious pop, that bordered on turning gangrenous, and the dance hits. All of these had their high points. Nirvana was one of the most influential bands ever. It will probably rank in history with groups like Led Zeppelin for the sheer power it had over development of lasting styles. The songs that really show the power the 90s had, the power that drives musicians to do something more than aim for the 3 minute radio spot, are the B-sides, and such. The lesser known artists that were developing during the 90s. Elliott Smith was well on his way to mainstream success. The Toadies toured extensively around their local Texas and later gained national airplay. But except for die hard fans and a few with ecclectic tastes, the Toadies are not a known band. Fiona Apple put so much emotion into Tidal, that it either had to fail completely, or become what it did. A classic album, of which there is no like. It is one CD no good collection should be without. The first three Everclear albums showed them go from a grungeish band to a pop/ quasi-grunge entity. While they still produce good lyrics (TV Show from Slow Motion Daydream, for example) almost all experimentation is gone from their albums. They found an audience, and they don't want to lose them. Poe really came into her own on her second album, Haunted. It tells a story, and goes along with her brother's book, House Of Leaves. Not to say her first album is not good. It is. She has just evolved with time, as all should. Tori Amos has changed from the girl with her piano to a more well rounded artist (see Crucify from Little Earthquakes and Mr. Zebra from Boys for Pele). She seems to be an acquired taste, as most either love or hate her. But is it hard to disagree. She did make a path for others to follow. The Distance was one of the pop songs that got lots of play, but it didn't really wear it out. Nearly Lost You is a very good song that has to be heard to really appreciate how classic their sound was. Gammer Gerten's Needle came off of Home, and I will say, that it is the only other song I liked on the CD, other than Breakfast at Tiffany's. Anyone who has ever tried to write a song and introduce another track onto the main one should listen to this song. It does it perfectly. A perfect instrumental. The 90s had no dearth for good music. I guess 10 years of drought proved enough for a good crop for the next 10.
    By: Benest
    • 10. Tell Me What You Need by Eve
      2nd bet party song!
    • 9. Home Alone by R Kelly Keith Murray
      best party song ever
    • 8. You Don't Even Know Me by Armand Van Helden
      great to dance too.
    • 7. Ill Be Missing You by Puff Daddy
      awesome song to sit back n relax too.
    • 6. Livin'on A Prayer by Bon Jovi
      just a great rock song
    • 5. Pony by Ginuwine
      just funky
    • 4. Skat Man by Skat Man
      so much talent in this song
    • 3. Hypnotise by Notorious Big
      great bass
    • 2. Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison
      crazy track
    • 1. This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan

    By: Billy
    • 10. Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins
      smashing pumpkins were one of the most unique and awesome bands ever and i love this song.
    • 9. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 8. Me Agaisnt The World by Tupac
      doesnt this feel a little out of place..?
    • 7. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      cris cornell...kick ass!!
    • 6. Basket Case by Green Day
      kikc ass band kick ass song.
    • 5. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      their best song ever one of my favorites.
    • 4. Alive by Pearl Jam
      i love pearl jam and i love this song .
    • 3. Scarlet Begonias by Sublime
      i love every sublime song ever...r.i.p bradly nowell.
    • 2. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      one of the greatest acoustic songs ever.
    • 1. All Apologies(acoustic) by Nirvana
      kurt cobain(r.i.p) was one of the most gifted musicians ever i could have filled up this entire list with nirvana songs.

    By: Pearljames
    • 10. Hold My Hand by Hootie & The Blowfish
    • 9. Longview by Green Day
    • 8. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
    • 7. Burden In My Hand by Soundgarden
    • 6. Everybody Hurts by R.e.m
    • 5. Don't Speak by No Doubt
    • 4. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 3. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
    • 2. Black by Pearl Jam
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

    By: Pat
    • 10. Faded by Ben Harper
    • 9. Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio
    • 8. Changes by Tupac
    • 7. The Greeting Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      this song has one of the best intro's I have heard in my life.
    • 6. Living Type by Powderfinger
      This is definitely my favourite by powderfinger, anyone who doesn't know it should find it or download it and listen to it.
    • 5. Karma Police by Radiohead
    • 4. Naked by Reef
      Reef were such a good band, but they seem to have disappeared recently.
    • 3. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      One of the best songs, by one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
    • 2. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
    • 1. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      Probably my favourite song by pearl jam

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