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

    By: Chris
    • 10. Alive by Pearl Jam
    • 9. Down In A Hole by Alice in Chains
    • 8. Geek USA by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 7. Fell On Black Days by Soundgarden
    • 6. Man In The Box by Alice in Chains
    • 5. Losing My Religion by REM
    • 4. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
    • 3. No Leaf Clover by Metallica
    • 2. December by Collective Soul
    • 1. Everything Zen by Bush

    By: Andry_Erecto
    • 10. Fool's Gold by The Stone Roses
      it's on the US version of their 1st record. but the song was actually realeased in 1990 as a singe in the UK.
    • 9. Alright by Supergrass
      it's not my supergrass personal favourite, but it's their biggest single. every time I hear this one, it reminds me of school.
    • 8. Common People by Pulp
      anthem, anthem, anthem
    • 7. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
      excellent song from this english band, they could've been huge, it's a shame they split up after this one...
    • 6. Creep by Radiohead
      best song of radiohead. a must every time a girl brake your heart
    • 5. One by U2
      i guess they still are the best band. but when you hear this song, you have no doubt they bloody are
    • 4. Parklife by Blur
      another anthem. great song from a great english band... well, the second best
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      it has to be here, otherwise it woudn't sound serious
    • 2. Loser by Beck
      the anthem of a generation
    • 1. Wonderwall by Oasis
      seriously... is any song out there better than this one?? . the best band of the dacade and their greatest song

    this is the definitive list, no more after this one (sabes!!!)
    By: Peter
    • 10. Breathe by Prodigy
      Had to give a shout out to that techno craze that happened in the mid 90's. Prodigy, The Chemical Brother, Daft Punk... It all seems so weird that we liked it now
    • 9. Heart-shaped Box by Nirvana
      A better song than Smells Like Teen Spirit, but it didn't get the attention. A must listen
    • 8. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      The most innovative and original band of the 90's gave us this instant classic. I'm not a huge Radiohead fan, but I respect what they've done
    • 7. Mysterious Ways by U2
      I think U2 is one of the most underrated bands of all time, they gave us hit after hit, and this one is the best.
    • 6. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
      The best band of the 90's, hands down. Siamese Dream, the best album of the 90's hands down.
    • 5. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Even though Eddie Vedder's voice brought us Creed, Nickelback and all those other shit bands, Pearl Jam was still a great band, and this was a chilling, thrilling song.
    • 4. Say it ain't so by Weezer
      Unfortunately, started the whole Emo craze, but a great song none the less
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
      Great song by a decent band
    • 2. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      Again, they were the best band of the 90's. Billy Corgan is a God.
    • 1. Pink Triangle by Weezer
      Most people don't think of this one when they think of Weezer, but I love it. "Everyone's a little queer, why can't you be a little straight?" Is one of the best lines of the decade.

    I felt like I had to include the bands who really made music worth listening to in the 90's: Pumpkins, Weezer, Radiohead, U2, Nirvana. The 90's were a scary time for music but those bands kept rocking keeping our hopes up that the best was still to come, which happened with the garage rock revolution in 2002.
    By: Ashley
    • 10. The Sign by Ace of Base
    • 9. Nothin' My Love Can't Fix by Joey Lawrence
    • 8. One Headlight by Wallflowers
    • 7. Not The Only One by Bonnie Raitt
    • 6. Save the Best for Last by Vanessa Williams
    • 5. What Is Love by Haddaway
    • 4. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Proclaimers
    • 3. How Do You Talk To an Angel by Heights
    • 2. Baby, Baby by Amy Grant
    • 1. To Be Wtih You by Mr. Big

    By: Byron Cavanaugh
    • 10. Wonder wall by Oasis
      Good band and a good song
    • 9. 14 years by Guns n Roses
      I love this song
    • 8. Mary Janes Last Dance by Tom Petty
      Most non-tom petty fans think this is a old song but was actually only released in 93, it's a good song to listen to on a road trip
    • 7. The Other Side by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      No complaints about the chili peppers there just a good band
    • 6. Do The Evolution by Pearl Jam
      they were the second biggest grunge band intill there rivals Nirvana broke up and Pearl Jam produced this classic on there 1998 "Yield" album
    • 5. What's The Frequency Kenneth? by R.E.M.
      This is just a fun song to listen to from time to time
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      this is probably Nirvana's most radio friendly song it also brought grunge to the spotlight
    • 3. Civil War by Guns n Roses
      this is guns n Roses best song they ever did in the 90's (even November Rain)
    • 2. Siva by Smashing Pumpkins
      i love smashing pumpkins and this is just another of there many master pieces
    • 1. Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
      has everything you could want in a rock song, it's like a more complex teen spirit

    Smashing Pumpkins are the best band ever the only part of the 90's that was really stupid was boy bands, rap, britney spears... ok 98 on has sucked music wise my only hope is Velvet Revolver
    By: Alex
    • 10. Come As You Are by Nirvana
    • 9. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 8. Man Who Sold The World by Nirvana
    • 7. Welcome To The Jungle by Guns In Roses
    • 6. Sickman by Alice In Chains
    • 5. Fine Again by Seether
    • 4. On A Plain by Nirvana
    • 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 2. In Bloom by Nirvana
    • 1. Dive by Nirvana

    Nirvana is one of the best Bands ever B/c they changed Rock.
    By: Selene 201
    • 10. Jolene by Cake
    • 9. Would? by Alice In Chains
    • 8. Loser by Beck
    • 7. One-Armed Scissor by At the Drive-In
    • 6. My Name is Jonas by Oasis
    • 5. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against the Machine
    • 4. Aenima by Tool
    • 3. Live Forever by Oasis
    • 2. Black Star by Radiohead
    • 1. Mayonaise by The Smashing Pumpkins

    By: Patrick Smith
    • 10. Where It's At by Beck
      No one can deny Beck. Another artist with way too many good songs.
    • 9. Hooker With a Penis by Tool
      The name of this song disturbs me. A lot. But the song rocks something terrible.
    • 8. Every Shining Time You Arrive by Sunny Day Real Estate
      This is a love song. One of the greatest ever written.
    • 7. Arcarsenal by At the Drive-In
      This song captures the intensity of ATDI. Their passion is what made them a great band, who too soon met their end.
    • 6. If You Tolerate This... by Manic Street Preachers
      A powerful message with an amazing musical backdrop. I was introduced to the Manics when Thom Yorke played this song on the piano at a Radiohead concert.
    • 5. Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home by Mogwai
      Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. If you could paint a picture with music this would be a masterpiece.
    • 4. Cast No Shadow by Oasis
      You can keep your Champagne Supernova and your Wonderwall. It was tough not to pick something from Definitely Maybe though. (See Selene 201's list)
    • 3. Girl/Boy Song by Aphex Twin
      Richard D. James is an electronic genius.
    • 2. Country House by Blur
      It was either this or Parklife.
    • 1. Let Down by Radiohead
      So many songs, how does one choose?

    This list is composed of my favorites. I decided to make it after my roommates (Selene 201) and I made a list between the four of us. It was blasphemy that our list didn't include Blur or Sunny Day.
    By: Dave
    • 10. History Of A Boring Town by Less Than Jake
    • 9. When I Come Around by Green Day
    • 8. Say It Aint So by Weezer
    • 7. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 6. Longview by Green Day
    • 5. Self Esteem by Offspring
    • 4. Santa Monica by Everclear
    • 3. Basketcase by Green Day
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. Welcome To Paradise by Green Day
      best band ever, best song ever. period.

    By: Miguel Angel
    • 10. What Happened To You? by The Offspring
    • 9. One by U2
    • 8. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 7. Won't Back Down by Tom Petty
    • 6. More Than Words by Extreme
    • 5. Crazy by Aerosmith
    • 4. All Apologizes by Nirvana
    • 3. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
    • 2. Losing My Religion by Rem
    • 1. Smeels Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

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