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

    By: HaZ
    • 10. Under The Sun by Blackk Sabbath
      This has got to be the Best Sabbath Song! But still,gets 10th position on my list :P
    • 9. Smells Like Teen Spirit by NirVana
      kurt rocks, and so does this song. nuff sed
    • 8. Sad But True by Metallica
      Kick Ass Song! It's a very slow but heavy song and gets stuck in your head very easily.
    • 7. Eye for an Eye by Soulfly
      Their style is much similar to that of Sepultura and this track, Eye For An Eye sounds like a classic Sepultura song
    • 6. Wait and Bleed by SlipKnoT
      I don't really like many Slipknot songs, but this is a classic!
    • 5. Killing in the Name of by R.A.T.M
      Best R.A.T.M Song.Pretty kool lyrics.
    • 4. Blind by KoRn
      Are You Readyy !
    • 3. P.L.U.C.K by S.O.A.D
      This Song gives me the Goosebumps.One of the Best Heavy Metal songs ive heard.
    • 2. They Dont Care About Us by Michael Jackson
      What Can be said about this song...All i wanna say is that They dont Really Care About Us!
    • 1. SPiDeRs by S.O.A.D
      Definately the Best Soad Song ever! SOAD Kicks Major ASs !

    By: Liz
    • 10. Just A by No Doubt
    • 9. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
    • 8. Pride(In the name of love) by U2
    • 7. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins
    • 6. Possesion by Sarah Mclachlan
    • 5. Porcelain by Moby
    • 4. Celebrity Skin by Hole
    • 3. Secret by Madonna
    • 2. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
    • 1. Trigger Happy Jack by Poe

    By: Mathew
    • 10. Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen
    • 9. When I'm Good and Ready by Sybil
      One of the forgotten songs of the decade
    • 8. Better of Alone by Alice Deejay
    • 7. Move Mania by Sash
    • 6. Rhythm of the Night by Corona
    • 5. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      And how!
    • 4. Mr Vain by Culture Beat
    • 3. Runaway by Real McCoy
      Can you tell i like Dance music yet?
    • 2. Spaceman by Babylon Zoo
      Dunno i always liked that one!
    • 1. Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap!
      One of the definative dance songs of the decade, huge hit in 1992.

    I also quite like Blur and some Oasis but for me the 90s was shaped mostly by dance music.
    By: Melanie
    • 10. Every Morning by Sugar Ray
      aahhhhh this one takes me back... :)
    • 9. Don't Turn Around by Ace Of Base
      one of my favorite 90s bands and this song is GREAT
    • 8. World I Know by Collective Soul
      striking and thought provoking... plus its radio friendly AND singable
    • 7. Fastball by The Way
      my ultimate intentions for life are set by this song
    • 6. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      best. song. ever.
    • 5. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      catchy AND meaningful
    • 4. Univited by Alanis Morisette
      its alanis morisette. I mean, come on.
    • 3. If You Could Only See by Tonic
      heartfelt and beatiful
    • 2. Waterfalls by Tlc
      those girls are awesome
    • 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
      WAY ahead of its time; shannon hoon is an idol

    the world peaked in the 90's. *sniff*
    By: Cory
    • 10. All Apologies by Nirvana
      what else can I say?
    • 9. No Excuses by Alice in Chains
      good acoustic base and a nice rhtyhm to carry through this story about loneliness and apathy
    • 8. November Rain by Guns N Roses
      once again watching a band trying to reach deep down
    • 7. Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms
      I love the guitar sound and the smooth feel
    • 6. You by Candlebox
      unique rhythm and hard driving chorus and wailing rough vocals capture the soul of righteous anger
    • 5. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      this song scared the hell out of me when I was twelve years old watching MTV with this very frightening reality of a song describing school life in the 90s
    • 4. Alive by Pearl Jam
      the smooth feel at the beginning and the unique bridges properly describe the essence of Pearl Jam when I thought they were at their best
    • 3. No Rain by Blind Melon
      to know that Shannon Hoon died actually brings more life to this lamenting acoustic anthem
    • 2. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      hard driving moderate rock with beautiful chords that depict growing up in the 90s *also check out "Big Empty"*
    • 1. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      sweet song with blues base that really pinpoints the feeling of loneliness

    these are some of my 90s essentials :)
    By: Duckman
    • 10. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Go nirvana
    • 9. Guilty Counscience by Eminem
      The beggining of many lawsuits
    • 8. H To The Izzo by Jay-z
      Jay-z will is not done rapping
    • 7. Big Pimpin by Jay-z
      Jigga man aint on the list
    • 6. Big Poppa by Biggie Smalls
      Biggie lives 4ever
    • 5. Hypnotize by Biggie Smalls
      Biggie lives 4ever
    • 4. Nottin But A G-thang by Snoop Dogg
      No comment....To sad
    • 3. Ms.jackson by Outkast
      Sad sad sad......
    • 2. So Fresh And So Clean by Outkast
      Wtf no on the list
    • 1. California Love by 2pac
      How was this not on the list

    Rap ruled the 90's
    By: Scott
    • 10. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      No explanation needed
    • 9. Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
      What a song, i get shivers when i hear some of the lines, great female vocalist
    • 8. Glycerine by Bush
      Powerfull song, good band
    • 7. Ride Wit Me by Nelly
      First time i got into hip hop type music, he did well to get mainstream airplay, clever artist
    • 6. No Aphrodisiac by The Whitlams
      Great words, all their songs have a meaning
    • 5. On A Plain by Nirvana
      "i love myself better than you", more relationships would survive if we didnt do this! not everyones fav but im not everyone
    • 4. Jebediah by Harpoon
      Great West Austrailian band, great song, very hard to choose just one
    • 3. Sexual Healing by Ben Harper
      No explanation required, sooo smooth
    • 2. To Be With You by Mr Big
      It has to been in the top ten simply because of the amount of times i have listened to it, everyone can relate to the lyrics.
    • 1. Leaving Home by Jebediah
      They r the coolest

    Very hard to choose, i did my best!
    By: Jake
    • 10. What Would You Say by Dave Matthews Band
      Maybe not the best band of the 90's, but definitely one of the most popular. This was their first single off "Under the Table and Dreaming", and it seemed every girl I knew growing up in suburbia though Dave Matthews was just the dreamiest.
    • 9. Where It's At by Beck
      After making the theme-song of a generation in "Loser", Beck's critically acclaimed "Odelay" was first dropped on the public through this single. This was just the first turn in what's turning out to be one of the most diverse musicians of our time's career.
    • 8. One by U2
      The best song off of U2's first 90's albume "Achtung Baby", it showed one of the best bands of the 80's was here to stay.
    • 7. Longview by Green Day
      Another great 'loud' song off "Dookie", Longview captures the apathetic tendencies of the generation. And who can forget their performance at the second Woodstock--probably the most memorable scene at the whole thing is when Billy gets in a mud-slinging fight with the crowd.
    • 6. What I've Got by Sublime
      Lead Singer Bradley Nowell never got to fully appreciate how hugely successful their self-titled CD was. Though they showed glimpses of greatness with "40 oz. to Freedom", this was the song that catapulted them all over pop radio and sums up probably the best Summertime listening CD.
    • 5. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
      The first hit single on the hugely popular "Jagged Little Pill" (Third highest selling album of the 90's), with some of the most love-torn lyrics, who couldn't like it?
    • 4. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
      Oddly enough the counter-pop obsessed Corgan had gained huge popularity by the time "Mellancholy and the Infinite Sadness" came out. Although this song wasn't as acclaimed as others like "Tonight, Tonight", "Zero", or "1979", it's probably the best mosh-pit song ever written.
    • 3. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      From a traditionally more rock and funk band, this song which starts soft and soothing ends with a truly powerful chorus that everyone can appreciate.
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jame
      Besides being the hit single off of Pearl Jam's greatest CD "Ten" which lasted longer than "Nevermind" on the charts, the video which ends with a kid shooting himself in front of his classmates encompasses the teenage angst that led to many of the school shootings throughout the mid to late 90's.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Nirvana was without a doubt the band with the most potential coming out of the seattle scene at the turn of the decade, and this was its theme song.

    Almost making my list: Tomorrow--Silverchair; Molly--Sponge; Possum Kingdom--Toadies; Freshmen--Verve Pipe; Don't Speak--No Doubt; Creep--Radiohead; Glycerine--Bush; Closer--Nine Inch Nails; The Sign--Ace of Base; Criminal--Fionna Apple; I Only Want To Be With You--Hootie and the Blowfish;
    By: Richie
    • 10. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      damn good riffs...
    • 9. Creep by Radiohead
      one over played song...but its real good
    • 8. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
      rad song....
    • 7. Drug Buddy by Lemonheads
      slow song...
    • 6. 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
      cool song...
    • 5. Blacke Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      very catchy...
    • 4. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      softer grunge band...
    • 3. Rooster by Alice In Chains
      awesome song...
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      cool song about a deodorant....
    • 1. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      sick song!!!

    gin blossoms,the vandals, and oasis could've been in there too but ran outta space...duh
    By: Matt C
    • 10. Beautiful Day by U2
      Even though they didn't win my award for producing the greatest Mission Impossible theme song, I still think they deserve a mention. Beautiful Day is a song that gives you the 'warm fuzzies' even on a not so beautiful day...
    • 9. Adam's Song by Blink 182
      A sad song but most people don't even realise it. For those of you who don't actually listen to the lyrics, this song is actually about suicide. I can relate because it makes me think of the sort of thing a friend of mine would have been thinking about before he killed himself.
    • 8. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      Although this song is not my favorite Weezer song, (Island in the Sun is if you were wondering), but it's definately my favorite Weezer song of the 90's. It was obviously popular with Bill Gates as well, the whole music video featured on the Windows 95 install disk. And who else could pull off a video using Happy Days footage from way back?
    • 7. Mr Jones by Counting Crows
      This song gets everybody singing when it is cranked up in the pubs and clubs, and not only that, it is one of my favorite songs. It's gotta be a winner!
    • 6. Take a Look Around by Limp Bizkit
      Who would have thought that a theme song to a Mission Impossible movie would actually turn out to be a sucessful single? Although I'm not totally fond of a band seeing how many effs they can squeeze into a song, they managed to pull off a heavy rock song with only 1 's***', and thats it. Impressive.
    • 5. Rock Superstar by Cypress Hill
      Hobbes, I'm not the greatest rap fan in the world either, but these 'Rap' superstars have being playing guitars and drums for years, and being who they are, I would have to say they are the only band to have sucessfully mixed Rock and Rap together. Big ups to them.
    • 4. Don't Speak by No Doubt
      Trying something different was the best thing No Doubt ever did. Don't Speak was a classic example of a song building up and ending in something spectacular, something I really look for in a song as these type of songs always turn out to be really meaningful and worth listening to (Seether and Amy Lee - Broken, Metallica - Nothing Else Matters spring to mind). Kudos to No Doubt.
    • 3. Your Woman by White Town
      Never heard of White Town? If you know and like the first two songs, I am almost certain that this song will rate in your personal top ten. Written by a 'one hit wonder' artist, this song could have been a lot more sucessful than it was.
    • 2. Push It by Garbage
      Garbage is one band I feel don't get as much credit as they deserve. This song has featured on countless movie soundtracks and with it's catchy sound and lyrics, it's definately an overall winner.
    • 1. Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      This is the one song that I could play and play over again and never get sick of. That kinda wraps up what makes a good song a good song. I know many other people feel exactly the same.

    Yea OK, clever you for spotting that a couple of those songs were actually hits of the year 2000, but I think that the year 2000 could still be classed as the last year of the 90's. Could make for a good argument huh? And I don't actually get warm fuzzies from listening to beautiful day, but it is a very good song.

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