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

    By: James
    • 10. Thunderstruck by Ac/dc
    • 9. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 8. Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis
    • 7. Only Get What You Give by New Radicals
    • 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 5. Come As You Are by Nirvana
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 3. Omc by How Bizarre
    • 2. The Unforgiven 1 by Metallica
    • 1. Song 2 by Blur

    By: Colleen
    • 10. MMMBop by Hanson
      You cant talk about 90s hits without mentioning this song. I dont really like it anymore but its undoubtedly one of the best songs of the 90s .. I used to love it, i was 7 when it came out
    • 9. MMM, MMM, MMM by Crash Test Dummies
      I'm probably the only person in the world who'd put this on this kinda list, but i think this song is so so great. It's so random and fun to listen to and sing. It was a huge hit of the 90s
    • 8. Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day
      Whenever I hear this song I think about the past and all the good times and it just gives me a good feeling. I love this song and everyone I know does too.
    • 7. Creep by Radiohead
      This song gives me the chills, you have to love this song
    • 6. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
      Whats NOT to like about this song? Its so kick ass. I love singing this song it makes me feel so strong lol
    • 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Chris Cornell has one of the greatest voices out there and he definately proves it with this song!
    • 4. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
      Great mix of the orchestra and hard rock, who can't like it? Like when you think its ending, then the guitar solo starts, oh so awesome
    • 3. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      This song has everything. Dave Matthews's voice is so cool and soothing, plus the lyrics are greatly written
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Probably the best song ever screamed. lol It's just amazing
    • 1. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Awesome, awesome song. Gotta listen to it at least 2 times in a row. No doubt, Pearl Jam is the best band of the early 90s, and one of the best ever.

    Theres so many other great songs but I had to pick 10
    By: Chris Ryan
    • 10. Today & 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      Great Song, Great times
    • 9. One Love by Nas
      From the classic "Illmatic"
    • 8. Alive by Pearl Jam
      We all love "Ten" and "Alive" is great
    • 7. Hunger Strike by Temple Of The Dog
      Ummm MTV in the 90's.. yeah this is it.
    • 6. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      This song is the 90's
    • 5. Bonita Applebum by A Trybe Called Quest
      This is what made me love music. Very important
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      The biggest song of the decade. What a time!
    • 3. E.t The Extra-terrestrial by Outkast
      Way before "Hey YA" OUTKAST was making breathtaking music. The "Aquimini" and "Atliens" Albums are one best ever made
    • 2. Juicy by The Notorious B.i.g
      This song just sets a mood. WOW. R.I.P
    • 1. Sometimes I Rhyme Slow by Nice & Smooth
      Just listen to it.

    This is what i was listening to growing up in Queens, Ny.
    By: Musical Mishap
    • 10. Karma Police by Radio Head
      not a huge radiohead fan dont really by into how radiohead seems to put everyone in a trance but all i no is everytime my comp crashes and i have to start all over this is the first video i redownload everytime??? i dont get it either but the song really is good enough to be top 10
    • 9. No Rain by Blind Melon
      who can forget the bee girl , and please dont for get one of the best frontman we've ever had the privledge to entertain us ...shannon was fantastic very poetic in every movement he had ever made
    • 8. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
      cant listen to it just once her voice is just to much to let go after hearing it just once , and thats now 11 years from when it was released
    • 7. Longview by Green Day
      parents were finally relaxed ...punk was dead... then poof bang boom ...enter green day ....awful lotta green hair dye sold that year parents still crying today over the 5th grade school pic with the neon green mohawk....hehehehe
    • 6. What I Got by Sublime
      i cant believe sublime isnt all over this site felt my patriotic duty to add them ...they belong here : )
    • 5. Summertime by Will Smith And Jazzy Jeff
      could very well be the best rap song ever
    • 4. What Would You Say by Dave Mattews Band
      cant argue the debut song from the band still makin ya dance today
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      the important people tell us it changed everything......there right ...it did
    • 2. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      i remember when mtv was still cool and there were hyping this song up before it was even released....fantastic up beat gotta put ya in a good mood
    • 1. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      best video,best issue to bring to the public eye, best band......ever

    this is by far the best list on the site well thought out and put in place ...ok ok so u think its no better then most others thats whats great about music ...bottom line , just dont forget to take the time to enjoy what ever it is that you enjoy ....jason
    By: Brandi
    • 10. Coffee And Tv by Blur
      really awesome song from cruel intentions
    • 9. Comin Up From Behind by Marcy Playground
      very very sadistical sounding sound absolutly great!
    • 8. Johnny Quest Thinks Were Sell Outs by Less Than Jake
      awesome band, kick ass song
    • 7. Where'd You Go? by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
      They were so awesome in clueless
    • 6. Crush by Dave Matthews Band
      my favorite song next to satelite. yeah dan!
    • 5. 6 Undergroud by Sneaker Pimps
    • 4. Everlong by Foo Fighters
      such a great song
    • 3. Rape Me by Nirvana
      my fave nirvana song
    • 2. Volcano Girls by Veruca Salt
      powerful music by powerful chicks
    • 1. Sweet Dream by Marilyn Manson
      The best version of this song.

    all the horrible boy bands of the late 90s that made way for actual good music in the 21st century. other awesome bands that need to be praised: the faint, save ferris, real big fish, rob zombie, nine inch nails, goo goo dolls, mariah carey, fiona apple, stone temple pilots, and bob dylan for bringing his georgeous song jacob into the world with the voice of a saint.
    By: Useless Teenager
    • 10. Loser by Beck
    • 9. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • 8. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 7. Losing My Religion by R.E.M
    • 6. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 5. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
    • 4. Glycerine by Bush
    • 3. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 2. Creep by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

    By: Chelle
    • 10. Round Here by Counting Crows
      Adam Duritz just has great stuff too...pick a song.
    • 9. Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
      I'd rather die than give you control!!!
    • 8. Come As You Are by Nirvana
      Gotta have a little Nirvana.
    • 7. Say Hello 2 Heaven by Temple Of The Dog
      Two of the greatest voices ever on this cd (Eddie Vedder & Chris Cornell). People just don't have voices like this anymore.
    • 6. State of Love and Trust by Pearl Jam
      kick ass song!
    • 5. Would by Alice In Chains
      Would you????
    • 4. Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden
      Who could dislike sexy Chris Cornell and his awesome voice.
    • 3. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      Scott Weiland just kicks ass and they did a great job on that album.
    • 2. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
      Sad but great song.
    • 1. Garden by Pearl Jam
      Everything Pearl Jam does is great and no one will ever forget TEN. Eddie Vedder just rocks, and one day I will have him! :D

    Mazzy Star-Fade Into You, Bush-Comedown, Goo Goo Dolls-Name, No Doubt-Don't Speak, 4 Non Blondes-Dear Mr. President. There were just so many good ones in the early 90's. I could go on forever...... Lots of different genres, but alternative has always been my fav.
    By: Silvana
    • 10. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
      It's so nice to listen to!
    • 9. Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O'connor
      Check out Sinead's amazing voice singing this charming love song.
    • 8. The World Is Not Enough by Garbage
      Great song. And great video too. It is also the soundtrack of a 007 movie.
    • 7. Unbelievable by Emf
      You probably already heard this song in commercials or movies. Doesn't it make you want to table dance?
    • 6. I Love You by Sarah Mclachlan
      Almost a spiritual experience.
    • 5. Bitch by Meredith Brooks
    • 4. Belle by Notre Dame De Paris
      This song from the musical "Notre Dame de Paris" by Riccardo Cocciante and Luc Plamondon is from the year 2000. But I think it is gonna be immortal! The French version is super.
    • 3. Blindfold by Morcheeba
      Skye's voice is truly unique!
    • 2. Part Of Your World by The Little Mermaid
      This song sung in the Disney cartoon by princess Ariel expresses her curiosity and desire of discovery.
    • 1. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
      The words I needed to hear! I've spent years hiding myself thinking I was too ugly to be alive. That's such a stupid attitude! Everyone should listen to this strong song and feel better.

    By: Jean
    • 10. Walk On The Ocean by Toad The Wet Sprocken
    • 9. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
    • 8. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 7. No Rain by Blind Mellon
    • 6. Basket Case by Green Day
    • 5. Mmh Mm Mm Mm by Crash Test Dummies
    • 4. Cowboys From Hell by Pantera
    • 3. Song 2 by Blur
    • 2. Two Pricess by Spin Doctors
    • 1. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots

    there are way better 90's songs, but these are the ones that i remember being played all the time everywhere.
    By: Julia O.
    • 10. Gotta Get Away by The Offspring
    • 9. Dammit by Blink 182
    • 8. When I Come Around by Green Day
    • 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 6. Big Bang Baby by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 5. All Apologies by Nirvana
    • 4. Sell Out by Reel Big Fish
      Love it.
    • 3. Spiderwebs by No Doubt
      I liked this song also, form the mid 90's. They were actually good back then.
    • 2. Shine by Collective Soul
      This song was on the radio all the time throughout the 90's, brings back memories.
    • 1. Here In Your Bedroom by Goldfinger
      Goldfinger is my favorite band and in 1996 they released this song, which was my favorite back then when i was 6.

    I miss the 90's soooo much. They were the good ol' days for me.

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