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

    By: Matthew
    • 10. Love Is The Law by The Seahorses
      another john squire classic this time with the seahorses. on the album version has a class 3 min solo at the end of the song
    • 9. What Do I Do Now by Sleeper
      great brit pop sounding song
    • 8. In Bloom by Nirvana
      simply power chord song, still sounds as good now if not better
    • 7. The Bends by Radiohead
      from one of the best albums ever.
    • 6. Love Spreads by Stone Roses
      out in 95 if i remember. john squire (guitar) couldn't of come up with a more bluesy page riff if he tried! amazing guitarist
    • 5. History by The Verve
      most ppl know the verve for bitter sweet and maybe the drugs don't work, but check this out and the rest of the album a northen soul. that album is up there with any other!
    • 4. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      great zeppelin style riff.
    • 3. Fools Gold by The Stone Roses
      any americans reading this please go and get the stone roses self titled first album. your love it trust me. this song was just a single in 1990
    • 2. Mayonaise by Smashing Pumpkins
      great quiet to loud song
    • 1. Live Forever by Oasis
      class song that really got me into oasis, from the album definitely maybe.....amazing album go get you won't be dissapointed

    ok so theres my list....very guitar...mostly british....hope you check out those bands if you haven't heard of them...made me very happy over the years :)
    By: Jamie
    • 10. Baby You Got Me by The Roots & Erykah Badu
    • 9. Again by Janet Jackson
    • 8. Vogue by Madonna
    • 7. Hard Knock Life by Jay-z
    • 6. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday by Boys Ii Men
    • 5. You Make Me High by Toni Braxton
    • 4. Crossroads by Bonethug-n-harmony
    • 3. Waterfall by Tlc
    • 2. Red Light Special by Tlc
    • 1. Slippin by Dmx

    I'll probably change my mind tomorrow about what i really like
    By: Micky
    • 10. Freshman by The Verve Pipe.
      Great song. Was one of the songs that slowely grew on everyone.
    • 9. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
      They had som many great songs, they are another band that was in the back if the minds of people in the 90's. People thought if Nirvana over Alice in Chains.
    • 8. Hunger Strike. by Temple Of The Dog
      So amazing, but the band is so forgotten about. They were just a tribute band for the original Pearl Jam singer who OD on heroin. Just think how sweet the band was though, Chris Cornell with Eddie Vedder on back up vocals (he was just starting out at this time). Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. What a band eh.
    • 7. Sad But True by Metallica
      Not sure if it was from the 80's or 90's, but a total bad ass song. The begining drum beat is amazing, get's me pumped up all the time.
    • 6. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
      It was a tough choice, wanted to add a Pumpkins song because they played a huge roll in rebuilding the music in the 90's.
    • 5. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
      I just remember at the concert being so louded waiting for a classic Jam song to be played. Then when McCreedy stared playing this song, i went crazy. Great song.
    • 4. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Chris Cornell is awesome, can't wait for the new Audioslave CD.
    • 3. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      simply amzing. Stellar guitar solo.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Where else would it be?
    • 1. Daughter by Pearl Jam
      I think everyone forgets what the greatest song by Pearl Jam really is. Daughter is so amazing that no song in the 90's can add up too.

    The 90's did produce sweet songs, considering it followed the disco of the 80's. But if you want good music listen to classic Rock stations, the best music you'll ever hear.
    By: Andrea
    • 10. Plush/ Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
      I love this band. Their songs are the best. That goes without saying though...
    • 9. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili's
      One of the best songs ever made, I can't get enough of this song. Though every song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is excellent. For instance...Other Side, Under the bridge, Californication, Fortune Faded, Aeroplane... everything about this band is the best ever.
    • 8. You get what you give by New Radicals
      No better word to describe this song other than: Excellence
    • 7. December by Collective Soul
      Excellent guitar, and vocals. I love this song more than Diet Coke. The tune knocks you out because songs like this are hard to come by. This song has got a lot of soul.
    • 6. Beautiful Day by u2
      One word for this song: Inspiring. U2's finest work, you can literally soar with the lyrics.
    • 5. Cumbersome by Seven Mary Three
      The tune, the lyrics, everything about this song is awesome. Another one of those songs that make you want to kick the wall or chop down a tree or go run three miles.
    • 4. Closing Time by Semisonic
      This song kicks extra terrestrial ass. It's a perfect song to listen to when you're feelin down.
    • 3. Take a Picture by Filter
      This song is depressing, which makes it so good. The words speak to me like that, therefore I love to jam with this song.
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      This song kicks so much ass. It's classified as one of those songs that give you chills down your spine. Most of Soundgarden's songs bring out that mood. I'll always be a slave to the beauty of Black Hole Sun
    • 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
      This song has a strange inspiration hidden inside of it, and anyone can relate to it. When you think about the lyrics, your heart skips a beat and hits you hard in the face. No Rain is easily the best song of all time.

    By: Josh And Pete
    • 10. Betterman by Pearl Jam
      very popular, beautiful song
    • 9. Breakfast At Tiffanies by Deep Blue Something
      nice song that every knows
    • 8. Pure Massacre by Silverchair
      first good song from silverchair
    • 7. Freedom by Rage Against The Machine
      just wicked
    • 6. Even Flow by P J
      great song that gets u pumping
    • 5. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
      nice melodic song
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      popular song to play 2
    • 3. Black by Pearl Jam
    • 2. Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine
      good song to mosh 2
    • 1. Alive by Pearl Jam
      Powerful, meaningful song by the most successful band of the 90's

    Nirvana suck , Pearl Jam rule!!!!!! rage should never have broken up.
    By: Zephyr
    • 10. One Love by Blue
      One of my fav.
    • 9. All Rise by Blue
      My fav. ;)
    • 8. Family Potrait by Pink
    • 7. Angel by Shaggy
      Nice & cool
    • 6. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
      Another wonder by KEANE !
    • 5. The Reason by Hoobastank
      One cool one..;)
    • 4. Evebody's Changing by Keane
      too good
    • 3. Wish I Could Fly by Roxette
      a nice one...dont miss it..!!!
    • 2. Return To The Innocence by Enigma
      No words to describe....!!!
    • 1. Do Something by Macy Gray
      Jus too good..kinda inspirational song...

    Music is Life...so never miss it.!
    By: Mark
    • 10. Everything by Alice In Chains
      "Down in a hole", "rooster", "over now", "heaven beside you", "would?", "man in the box", "sea of sorrow", "angry chair", "no excuses", "i stay away". WOW.
    • 9. The Birth of Punk Pop by Green Day, The Offspring, No Doubt, Chili Peppers
      Southern California. Punk pop. When "Just A Girl", "Self esteem", "Give it away" and "when i come around" ruled the airwaves and MTV... At that time it was done well too. the songs were catchy.
    • 8. Jagged Little Pill album by Alanis Morrissette
      Alanis in 1995. Wow. Started a revolution.
    • 7. To Be With You by Mr. Big & Other Hair Bands
      Mr. Big. WAYNE'S WORLD! And Beavis & Butthead. This also reminds me of all those Aerosmith videos with Alicia Silverstone. This was pre-Grunge, right on the tail of hair metal's reign. In 1991, it was still about Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Winger, etc.
    • 6. Single After Single by Mariah Carey
      Mariah Carey was just important to the 90's. She was the last singles-driven artist (I can not recall any in recent memory) and put out hit after hit consistently. Her songs were crafted so well from "One Sweet Day" to "Always Be My Baby" to "Someday" to "Emotions". "Hero" was the cream of the crop though. The 90's will not be complete without Mariah.
    • 5. Iris & Torn by Goo Goo Dolls & Natalie Imbruglia
      1998: These two records started out on alternative radio then crossed over to every format imaginable. Such great deserving songs too.
    • 4. Ridiculous Thoughts by Cranberries
      Though "Ridiculous Thoughts" was my favorite song of the Cranberries, there is no denying that "Linger", "Dreams", "Ode to my family" and "Zombie" were among 4 of the biggest hits of the 90's. The Cranberries made great music and no one sounds like them.
    • 3. Grunge by Pearl Jam, Nirvana
      Nirvana and Pearl Jam. I might as well list all their songs but then my list would be like everyone else's. Grunge: That was the early 90's in a nutshell. Pearl Jam: "Daughter", "black", "Ledbetter", "Better Man", "Even Flow", "Alive", "Jeremy": The list goes on. Nirvana: "All Apologies', "Lithium", "MTV Unplugged In NY", "Lake of Fire", "In Bloom", "Heart Shaped Box", etc
    • 2. The "Ray of Light" Album by Madonna
      Growing up in the 90's, there was one artist that dominated media and had her ups and downs. But when "Ray of Light" the album came out, it sent a powerful message that great music can be created by someone considered purely commercial. After being branded as a harlot for most of the early 90's, Madonna showed remarkable resilience. "Ray of Light" the album was definitely an event record.
    • 1. 90's Full of Rock Hits by Collective Soul
      I was a freshman in high school when "Shine" came out. "December", "The World I Know" and "Shine" captured the moments, the growing pains and the beautiful snapshot of what the 90's means to me. Collective Soul meant the culmination of the sound of bands like Live, Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic, Better Than Ezra and Gin Blossoms that meant the 90's to me.

    By: Labrat
    • 10. Portishead by Glory Box
      Same as Tricky - nice chill out tunes
    • 9. Tricky by Ponderosa
      I love Tricky, excellent to chill out to.
    • 8. Gravel by Ani Difranco
      I just love this song. No reason, just think its ace.
    • 7. Blinded By Fear by At the Gates
      One of the best thrash songs ever written.
    • 6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      Tis just a good song for getting laid to.
    • 5. Strike It by Dubwar
      They were way before their time, mixing a load of styles people weren't ready to hear mixed (least of all by 4 boys from Wales). This my favourite song off their best album.
    • 4. Take My Scars by Machine Head
      It's not an important song or anything, its just really really good. Which is enough of a reason.
    • 3. Down in a Hole by Alice in Chains
      f**k Nirvana. f**k Pearl Jam. f**k em all, Alice in Chains was what it was all about. This song was bloody moving to begin with, became only more so after Layne Staley's death.
    • 2. Never Met a Girl Like You Before by Edwin Collins
      its f**king great.
    • 1. Genius by Pitchshifter
      One of the most important bands to come onto the British metal scene in the 90s, this is the best known song off the album thats widely considered to be their best body of work. One of the songs directly responsible for getting me into metal in the first place.

    By: Alfonso
    • 10. Janes Addiction by Been Caught Stolen
      An addictive song
    • 9. Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine
      The best rap rock song of the history.....
    • 8. Incubus by Pardom Me
      A very rare song,is incubus .....
    • 7. Staind by Outside
      The neo grunge is the power of the new millenium and this band knows that.Very good song.
    • 6. Silverchair by Tomorrow
      The grunge lives in this songs.
    • 5. Nookie by Limp Bizkit
      This song chnage my life.It did.Believe me.
    • 4. Blind by Korn
      The most importanta band of the end of the 90's,very good heavy song.
    • 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Chris cornell singing spiritually....
    • 2. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
      No comentaries about this song.Very very good.
    • 1. About A Girlsilvercahir by Nirvana
      A very goos song of the best band of the 90`s.

    By: Jeremy------Top 10 RAP songs of all-time
    • 10. 2Pac Ft. JoJo by How Do You Want It
    • 9. Ruff Ryders Anthem by DMX
    • 8. Juice by Rakim and Eric B
    • 7. Mo' Money, Mo' Problems by Mase, Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G.
    • 6. Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg
    • 5. Regulators by Warren G and Nate Dogg
    • 4. Lose Yourself by Eminem
    • 3. Ain't Nothin But A G Thang by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
    • 2. Crossroads by Bone Thugs N Harmony
    • 1. California Love by 2Pac and Dr. Dre

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