What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Song 2 by Blur
It was really catchy, even to the preteen girls in love with Nick Carter!! Yay!
- 9. Get Down by Backstreet Boys
This band is single-handedly responsible for the "boyband era" that i spoke of. And I mean, if you think about it, being responsible for millions pre-teen girls spending millions of dollars on boyband paraphenilia for a half a decade is pretty ingenius.
- 8. I Want You by Savage Garden
What a shame it is that they split up...now, you must notice a lot of the songs on my list are pop...but keep in mind, pop was an influencial part of the 90's, (as was grunge), and after 97, it motivated the breakthrough of the "boy band era" which some say is regrettable, but i'd like to say it was truly an experience (until B44 got together and then you knew it was time to say goodbye to boy bands).
- 7. Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin
Yes, even though this was probably her only hit, it still remains a favourite of mine and my parents as well who despise my music which really means "music that isn't from hte 60s and 70s that can't revive us of the good flower child days".
- 6. Automatic Flowers by Our Lady Peace
Rain Maida is dreamy...well, not really, but along with Automatic Flowers, Superman's Dead were pretty popular songs back in my elementary school days, and again, still going strong today.
- 5. Adia by Sarah McLachlan
Again, another great Canadian female artist who has proven to stand the test of time and has acheieved what other artists strive to achieve...longevity...she took some time off, had a kid, is back, and still strong.
- 4. Don't Speak by No Doubt
Any band that can be successful over a decade deserves kudos in my books!
- 3. You Oughta Know by Alannis Morrisette
Okay, Alanis was probably the most influencial Canadian artist of the 90s and was the inspiration for all of the angry chick music of today, yess, that's right you Avril fans ( not hating, i love Avril, just stating fact).
- 2. The Sign by Ace of Base
Contributed to my love of pop music...but don't hate!! WHy can't someone be a lover of pop music as well as rock?!! Boo to haters!
- 1. Take A Bow by Madonna
Okay, I was in love with her and she is single-handedly the reason why i started listening to the radio. Props to the people who put her on their list, i was wondering why nobody had put her on!!!
Giving props to Nirvana here...I was not a big fan and Smells Like Teen Spirit was not really a top ten of the 90s in my books but obviously it was to a lot of other people...my love for rock music didn't kick in until after the 90's...well after the boy band period. I must also give props to the numerous one hit wonders that sprung mainstream in the mid to late 90's...Bitch by Meridith Brooks, Mouth by Merril Bainbridge, You Can't Touch This- MC Hammer, Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice, and who can forget Robyn!
- 10. Radiohead by Karma Police
- 9. One to Another by The Charlatans
hink it was 90s
- 8. A design for Life by Manics...
- 7. Oasis by Wonderwall
- 6. Green Day by Time of Your Life
REM and Green Day, ok?
- 5. Bittersweet by The Verve
- 4. Creep by Radiohead
- 3. Losing My Religion by REM
I fecken' hate American bands, except REM
- 2. The Drugs Dont Work by The Verve
- 1. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Unfortunatly, what i thought was music in the 90s was crap so i didnt start hearing the genious that was Radiohead untill later
- 10. To Be With You by Mr. Big
- 9. El Scorcho by Weezer
- 8. Date Rape by Sublime
- 7. Coffee and TV by Blur
- 6. Wonderwall by Oasis
- 5. Aneurysm by Nirvana
- 4. Everlong by Foo Fighters
- 3. Freedom by Rage Against the Machine
- 2. Smashing Pumpkins by Cherub Rock
- 1. Drain You by Nirvana
None of you people know anything about good music. And I hate every one of you. Kiss my ass.
- 10. What's Up by 4 Non Blondes
- 9. Beck by Loser
- 8. Crazy by Aerosmith
- 7. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrissette
- 6. Brick by Ben Folds Five
- 5. End of the Road by Boyz II Men
- 4. My Name Is by Eminem
- 3. Far Behind by Candlebox
- 2. Glycerine by Bush
- 1. No Rain by Blind Melon
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- 10. Sweet Willie Rollbar by (The) Melvins
I enjoy listening to this song. It was very early grunge, and heavy in form. It's quite heavy, boxy, and somewhat tight in form. The bleachy screech break vocals give a new meaning to punk.
- 9. Pretend To Be Dead/ Pretend That We're Dead by L7
This song was one of the best to come from a girl group. It isn't a heavy song, but it isn't one of those "girly" or "softy" songs either. It's a great song, and one that hit the billboard for sure.
- 8. Nearly Lost You by Screaming Trees
I love this song. It is one of those Grunge/ Psychodelic Rock like songs. It is easy to listen to, and puts you through a "relaxed" trip.
- 7. More Human Than Human by White Zombie
I'm sorry, but this is one of those songs that just changed perspective. Rob Zombie and his former band (White Zombie) put together quite a single as far as this one is concerned. This song kicks @$$!!
- 6. I'll Stick Around by (The) Foo Fighters
One of the Foo Fighter's first videos. It featured Pat Smear (from the Germs, and later Nirvana) on guitar, along with the lead singer/ guitarist Dave Grohl (from Scream and Nirvana). (Recommended by this band- Monkey Wrench, My Hero, All My Life, Big Me, Stacked Actors, and Times Like These).
- 5. Man in the Box by Alice in Chains
This song surfaced to the mainstream of music videos before most of the other Seattle bands. It was also a new point of view, different than most of the hair-metal 80's music (Recommended by this band- I Stay Away, Them Bones, Rooster, Sludge Factory, (Down) In a Hole, and Would?).
- 4. Into the Drink by Mudhoney
This song is one of my personal favorites. It brings back the punk attitude of the 80's era (STRONGLY recommended by this band- Suck You Dry, Good Enough, Blinding Sun, No End In Sight, and Here Comes Sickness).
- 3. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
This was one of the last to come from the Grunge Movement. This was just a song. It had nothing much to prove, and that's what made it great (Recommended by this band- Rusty Cage, Outshined, Spoon Man, and Jesus Christ Pose).
- 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
This seriously isn't one of my more personal favorites, but it had a very strong message. This song broke through many truths, as well as this band in general (Recommended by this band- Porch, Even Flow, and Alive).
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Let's face it, without this Seattle band, we would still be listening to Tina Turner and Michael Bolton. This song changed the world of mainstream music (Recommended by this band- Been a Son, Lithium, Lounge Act and Rape Me).
I hope that whomever happens to be reading this realizes that this list is one of many that has actual music on it. It contains groundbreaking bands. Believe me, I wanted to put pleanty more on it, but didn't have enough room. These songs are (or WERE) not ment to be forms of mainstream music. These songs are geat to listen to now adays, because of the suck ass bands that are around today (need I say such bands as Good Charlote, Linkin Park, Hoobastank, Incubus, or any other suck ass poser band).
- 10. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
Good song. Great Video.
- 9. Lovin' Is What I Got by Sublime
Catchy and entertaining song. Singing about dalmations and mothers doing drugs has never been more amusing.
- 8. Lightning Crashes by Live
The chords in the intro are moving, as are the lyrics.
- 7. Losing My Religion by R.e.m.
Powerful song. A song that relies heavily on vocals, in a good way.
- 6. Basket Case by Green Day
Green Day has "sold out" according to many, but at least because of this, I got the privledge of listening to Dookie and International Superhits.
- 5. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
Best song to come out of the nineties by an angry female vocalist.
- 4. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
Great band to come out of the nineties and the song was very original.
- 3. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Beautiful song with a meaningful message.
- 2. No Rain by Blind Melon
Although the One-Hit wonder was overplayed, I could still listen to it on repeat and smile.
- 1. Lithium by Nirvana
Personally, my favorite Nirvana song. They were truly an influential band of the nineties.
Hope you like my contribution.�
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