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

    By: lily
    • 10. 100% by sonic youth
      like... hello... where r they in all this...
    • 9. violet by hole
    • 8. one by u2
    • 7. something in the way by nirvana
    • 6. garden by pearl jam
    • 5. play dead by bjork
    • 4. cornflake girl by tori amos
    • 3. coma by gn'r
    • 2. drive by r.e.m.
      what a f-i-n-e tune
    • 1. country feedback by r.e.m.
      shame shame shame! when were you all born? 93' or something?

    By: Rej
    • 10. (don't know the name, dammit!) by Butthole surfers
      I don't mind the sun sometimes.... I don't know the name but I adore that song
    • 9. Justify My Love by Madonna
      Had that vogue-y early 90's sound that I still am into coz it's the best.
    • 8. Spiderwebs by No Doubt
      An awesome song with a really defining sound of the 90's
    • 7. California Love by 2-Pac
      A classic
    • 6. Big Poppa by Notorious B.I.G
      Great song to dance to and it brings back so many memories
    • 5. Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
      This song totally rocks
    • 4. Down by 311
      Their first big "hit". They're awesome
    • 3. Where It's At by Beck
      Beck is the MAN and that is the only thing that can be said about Beck
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      sixth grade nostalgia....I'm getting misty
    • 1. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      wow, and that is all.....just wow

    I like so much music that this was really hard, there's definetly more where that came from.
    By: Edwin Lin
    • 10. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
    • 9. Crash into Me by Dave Matthews Band
    • 8. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 7. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
    • 6. Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
    • 5. Don't Speak by No Doubt
    • 4. Ray of Light by Madonna
    • 3. Wonderwall by Oasis
    • 2. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 1. Killing Me Softly by The Fugees

    By: puzzled shoestring
    • 10. In the Meantime by Spacehog
      WHo's Spacehog? If you don't know screw off, Pop fag.
    • 9. Karma Police by Radiohead
      what can I say, I'm a huge radiohead fan
    • 8. Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden
      very mellow and brilliant song that never achieved full acclaim
    • 7. Song 2 by Blur
      short and sweet very underrated song
    • 6. Electric Uncle Sam by Primus
      Bass genius at work
    • 5. What woud you say? by Dave Matthews band
      Classic DMB
    • 4. Bulls on Parade by Rage against the machine
      SO much power and emotion rage is a band that will be remembered
    • 3. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
      Not a big fan of "ballads;" but when one of the pioneers of hard rock and a legend shows soft side I can't help but love it
    • 2. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
      the ONLY epic song to come out of the nineties to follow the epics of the 70's; it takes you on a roller coaster of emotion
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      not even my favorite nirvana song but an easy choice

    Well I got to add Sonic Youth and Weezer although most of you haven't even heard them (other than the radio) because you're a bunch of pop or rap fags. I have yet to find a list on here that doesn't suck. If you like my list or hate it drop me a line at puzzledshoestring@hotmail.com
    By: Rob
    • 10. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      They decided to quit on top. Gotta respect that. My favorite of their outstanding list of songs.
    • 9. Alive by Pearl Jam
      Eddie Vedder's most personal song on Ten. There are so many good songs on that album that I just chose this one.
    • 8. Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet
      The most underrated song of the decade.
    • 7. Crash into Me by Dave Matthews Band
      One of the big wedding songs of the 90's. Funny, it's a song about a peeping tom.
    • 6. Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns by Mother Love Bone
      A song so cool that Cameron Crowe put it on the soundtrack of two of his movies - Say Anything and Singles. Mother Love Bone would have been a major force in the 90's grunge scene if Andrew Wood didn't die an untimely death. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament went on to form Pearl Jam with Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready.
    • 5. Old Apartment by BareNaked Ladies
      The best of the best musical import from Canada. Would have been higher, but it lost point because BNL allowed Jason Priestley to direct the video.
    • 4. You Outta Know by Alanis Morresette
      Best jelous, vengeful bitch song of the decade (I mean that in a good way). Proved women can rock out as good as the guys.
    • 3. I Stay Away by Alice in Chains
      Alice in Chains was one of those bands that burnt out too soon because their lead singer couldn't control his indulgences. The late 90's consistented of unreleased tracks, an unplugged album, and several greatest hits. This is arguably their best song, definitely one of the best videos of the 90s.
    • 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      From the open thudering beat, you knew this song was special. Played on our early childhood fears of going to bed.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This song changed music for the 90s. It became the rally cry for Generation X who (at least at the time) were aimless and apathetic about their future. It spoke to a generation.

    By: Andrew
    • 10. Say It Ain't So by Weezer
      I love Weezer so choosing their best song is hard but this is probably their best.
    • 9. Dammit by Blink-182
      This is easily the best written Blink song and easily has the coolest riff. Their best song which is saying a lot.
    • 8. Don't Look back in Anger by Oasis
      Liam Gallagher is awesome in this song. The beginning of the song and the chorus rule.
    • 7. Wonderwall by Oasis
      This is probably the best rock and roll love song of the 90's.
    • 6. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      This song absolutely rules. I love it just as much as the top 6 songs but I can't put seven #1 songs. :)
    • 5. Rocket by Smashing Pumpkins
      Really cool song with lots of distortion and effects and stuff -- Pumpkins at their best.
    • 4. Salesmen, Cheats, and Liars by The Lowest of the Low
      The Lowest of the Low were an amazing early 90's Canadian indy band that could have been huge (and I mean REALLY huge) but never did because the lead singer didn't want the fame. This song is my favourite but literally all of their songs are amazing. Anybody who likes rock and roll will LOVE this band and if you have the means, download them off of the internet.
    • 3. Interstate Lovesong by Stone Temple Pilots
      This song as well as Jeremy and Teen Spirit are pretty much equal. It also has the coolest riff ever.
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      This song about a pre-Columbine type teen has amazing lyrics and is almost as good as Teen Spirit.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This song is the greatest rock song ever written and performed. It's just pure rock and roll and that's what it's all about.

    There's a whole bunch of other songs that could be on there. Californication, Sweet Home Alabama, Hotel California, Machinehead, just to name a few. And remember, do yourself a huge favour and get a hold of something by the Lowest of the Low. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. I can't stress it enough, they are really that good.
    By: Magz and Jax
    • 10. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy w/Faith Evans
      somebody dies and somebody else rewrites a song...instant hit
    • 9. Changes by Tupac
      this song got reallllllly popular when 2pac 'died'
    • 8. Candle in the Wind by Elton John
      does anyone else remember how many people were injured in a stampede when the stores ran out of this single? wow.
    • 7. Quit Playing Games With My Heart by Backstreet Boys
      oh god...the song that started all the boy band bonanza
    • 6. Fantasy by Mariah Carey
      Who can resist those high pitched squeals?
    • 5. Alive by Pearl Jam
      This song will live on forever. Simple as that.
    • 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Who DOESN'T know this song?
    • 3. Barbie Girl by Aqua
      It was catchy for a while...
    • 2. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
      Geez this song topped the charts for months.
    • 1. The Macarena by Los Del Rio
      alright I know it's annoying as hell and everyone is sick of it...BUT you gotta admit that it was a huge hit that got you doing that stupid dance everytime you heard it.

    alright this list was hard to make and some of the songs probably made you say "oh god no, not THAT song." but every song on here was pretty influential in the fabulous 90's ;)
    By: Blake
    • 10. Vision of love by Mariah Carey
      yeah more single hits then anyone. Shes a keeper in the 90s
    • 9. Macherana by dunno
      this song was so big, the whitehouse was doing this.
    • 8. dunno, I dont listen to country by Garth Brooks
      The country Listeners love this guy for some reason.
    • 7. New Kids On The Block by The Right Stuff
      started the boy band movement
    • 6. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      yup, I dont care this song still sounds good. Supposedly he got threatend by shug knight. So he would be the one who paid to start "Death Row Records"
    • 5. Cant touch this by MC hammer
      yeah umm This song was played for so damn long.
    • 4. Black or White by Michael Jackson
      was a very contraversial video of him beating cars up.
    • 3. hit `em up by 2pac
      Started west coast/east coast tension
    • 2. Dre Day by Dr Dre
      Started the whole gangsta Rap scene.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      started the whole grunge faze that lasted for a long time...

    yeah I think Dr Dre and Nirvana effected the 90s the most. Nirvana early 90s Dr dre mid 90s till 2000
    By: Andrew Crawford
    • 10. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 9. Praise You by Fatboyslim
    • 8. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 7. Nothing Else Matters by Metalica
    • 6. My Generation by Limp Bizcut
    • 5. I Dont Want to Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
    • 4. Fly Away by Lenny Kravits
    • 3. Fade To Black by Metalica
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns n' Roses

    By: Shawn Bonneau
    • 10. Discotheque by U2
    • 9. Fields of Gold by Sting
    • 8. Stay (Faraway, so Close) by U2
    • 7. Sweetest Thing (Single Mix) by U2
    • 6. Everyday by Phil Collins
    • 5. If God Will Send His Angels by U2
    • 4. Mysterious Ways by U2
    • 3. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 2. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
    • 1. One by U2

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