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


    By: Peter Barnes
    • 10. Alive by Pearl Jam
    • 9. Smells Like teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 8. Hell is round the corner by Tricky
    • 7. Slide Away by Oasis or the Verve
      Both cracking songs that share the same name
    • 6. Sunday Shining by Finlay Quaye
    • 5. Karma Police by Radiohead
    • 4. Step On by Happy Mondays
      Like wise
    • 3. Standing Here by Stone Roses
      Could have been the late 1980's
    • 2. Live forever by oasis
      Not a great big fan of the Gallaghers but...
    • 1. On Your Own by The Verve


    By: Zain Khandwala
    • 10. Linger by The Cranberries
      Great string intro to a great song.
    • 9. Freshmen by The Verve Pipe
      Anyone care to tell me what this song is about?
    • 8. Everybody Hurts by REM
      There needs to be a song from the AFTP album on this list, and this is probably the best candidate (though highly overplayed!).
    • 7. Hand in Pocket by Alanis Morisette
      I love the slightly distorted background loop on this one.
    • 6. One by U2
      "Did I ask too much?"
    • 5. Creep by Radiohead
      Thom Yorke would vehemently disagree, but I still think this one of Radiohead's best.
    • 4. Stay (Far Away, So Close) by U2
      I've seen the band six times, but have yet to hear them play this one live :-(.
    • 3. Scared by The Tragically Hip
      "It's been a pleasure doing business with you."
    • 2. Let Down by Radiohead
      Stream-of-consciousness songwriting at its finest.
    • 1. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
      "...gravity always wins."


    By: Emily
    • 10. Last Resort by Papa Roach
    • 9. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
    • 8. Pretty When you Cry by VAST
    • 7. I'll Fly With You (bla bla bla Remix) by Gigi D'Agotino
    • 6. No Rain by BLind Mellon
    • 5. 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps
    • 4. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 3. Brackish by Kittie
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 1. Touched by VAST


    By: Kristy
    • 10. Superman by Five for Fighting
    • 9. Sweetest Thing by U2
    • 8. Glycerine by Bush
    • 7. Give It Away by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    • 6. You Wanted More by Tonic
    • 5. If You Could Only See by Tonic
    • 4. Lighting Crashes by Live
    • 3. Everything You Want by Verticle Horizon
    • 2. Deep Inside of You by Third Eye Blind
    • 1. Last Kiss by Pearl Jam

    All these songs are random ones I love. They all kick ass and they're all songs I'll never get sick of.
    By: aaron
    • 10. keep ya head up by 2pac
      a great inspiration to women everywhere
    • 9. changing by garth brooks
      a great tribute to ok city bombing
    • 8. cop killer by ice t
      stood for freedom of speech need i say more
    • 7. bounce wit me by lil bow wow
      gave rap a bright future
    • 6. waterfalls by tlc
      a breakout song by a breakout group more power to tha women
    • 5. brendas got a baby by 2pac
      this again showed 2pacs emotional side talking about how women needed to stay strong and hold there own in tha ghetto and let out tha message that just becuz ur in tha ghetto doesnt mean u cant grow
    • 4. smells like teen spirit by nirvana
      this was a brave move by a young band taking the torch from "hair bands" and going from squeaky clean to grunge revolutionized music
    • 3. crossroads by bone thugz
      after the passing of ez e rap was in a very big rut bone thugz by ackknowledgin ez e as a great figure in rap and as well as others close to the group made it to be one of tha greatest songs of the 90s
    • 2. changes by 2pac
      this song among with many others showed how deep of an artist 2pac was and how gifted he was this is why he was so much better than biggie because he was socially deeper
    • 1. aint nuthin but a g thang by snoop dogg and dr dre
      i think this is the 1st ever classic song that exists in rap music 2day it revolutionized gangsta rap into a smooth and laid back mood that was more marketable to suburbanites while keepin great street cred definitly at tha top

    i dont like all these songs i just call em how i see em
    By: Pete
    • 10. I'm Going Slightly Mad by Queen
      Freddie never lost his sense of humor, even as he and the band knew that he was dying. Innuendo is a great, underrated album and this is a wonderfully quirky little song from the legendary group.
    • 9. New Test Leper by R.E.M.
      Even though no one's heard of it it's actually one of REM's more straightforward songs, about a genetically deformed person's experience on a trash talk show and his silenced thoughts. Deserved to be a hit single.
    • 8. Novocaine for the Soul by eels
      The only thing they had that came close to a hit. Perhaps the angst here is a little forced, but not many songs can be this dark and this catchy at the same time. The eels are not great musicians but they craft marvelous songs with what they have.
    • 7. You Don't Know How It Feels by Tom Petty
      Tom will continue to adapt to and rule rock 'n roll no matter how old he gets. He still keeps coming out with the hits and the great videos. The best marijuana reference in any hit song.
    • 6. November Rain by Guns 'n Roses
      One book I read called this song and video "an ode to cheap sentiment" and it's hard to argue with that. It's also hard to argue against the awesome power and pomposity of this track. When Axl wrote epic songs he usually fell flat on his face ("Estranged," ugh) but this was a triumph all the way.
    • 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      Hands-down the creepiest and most whacked out video in the history of MTV. The song lives up. For those who think grunge was invented by Nirvana with "Smells Like Teen Spirit," these guys had been around since 1984. With Superunknown they hit their stride as hard rock legends.
    • 4. Better Man by Pearl Jam
      Gotta have Pearl Jam on a Best of the '90s list. No real reason for this one, just my favorite song of theirs. Vitalogy was their last real out-and-out brilliant release before they trailed off, even though they still kick ass today.
    • 3. Waitin' for a Superman by The Flaming Lips
      Remember "She Don't Use Jelly"? These guys. This is about as far away from that song as you can get. It quite simply is one of the most beautiful and saddest songs I've ever heard from a group that you really wouldn't expect to contribute such a song. The lyrics, production, and vocal delivery are all absolutely perfect. I cannot say enough about this song or the band itself. If you think they're just a one-shot novelty act who sang about the girl with tangerines, you are truly missing out. A masterpiece all the way.
    • 2. Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Nirvana
      The best cover. Ever. Even better than Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower. Nevermind put grunge on the commercial map but Kurt was still regarded by many as some junkie who got lucky with a ripoff of the Pixies. Unplugged in New York showed the world just what a talented and diverse group Nirvana could be, and this gutwrenching, brilliantly haunting cover of Leadbelly's classic folk song is a cruel tease of what great music Nirvana could have continued to make had Kurt been able to cope with what he had accomplished.
    • 1. Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins
      After all I wrote about the last two this is going to be anticlimactic, but thereís not much to say. The best song by my favorite band of the '90s. Screw that, my favorite band ever. Thatís all.

    I REALLY had to struggle to narrow this down to ten, and as a result some bands that deserved a spot got screwed over. So apologies to "Fake Plastic Trees" and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" by Radiohead, "Jack-ass" and "Devils Haircut" by Beck, "Not Dark Yet" by Bob Dylan, "My Shit's Fucked Up" by Warren Zevon, "Nightswimming" and "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., "Amish Paradise" by Weird Al, "Tender" and "On Your Own" by Blur, "Wide Open Space" by Mansun, and "If You're Feeling Sinister" by Belle & Sebastian. Maybe some other time.
    By: Alex
    • 10. Consume Me by dc talk
      Great music
    • 9. waiting by jake
      also a recent favorite
    • 8. Superman by Luna halo
      A recent favorite
    • 7. One by Creed
      best song on the, my own prison, album
    • 6. Company Car by Switchfoot
      Cool song
    • 5. Beautiful Scandalous by Smalltown Poets
      Very Very powerful song
    • 4. Hands and Feet by Audio Adrenaline
      Good song!
    • 3. Jesus Freak by dc talk
      Great song, mostly based on the music but still good lyrics.
    • 2. Higher by Creed
      Thought provoking, good music.
    • 1. In the Light by dc talk
      This is a awesome, powerful song and even for secular types, it is a very good song.

    Sorry this is mostly all christian... this is not in any real order, but the #1 group is dc talk, #2 Creed
    By: Jade
    • 10. Learning to Fly by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
      Just a beautiful song
    • 9. Glycerine by Bush
      A great love song
    • 8. Basketcase by Green Day
      I loved this song since the first time I heard it
    • 7. The Unforgiven by Metallica
      One of the bests songs by Metallica
    • 6. Creep by Stone Temple Pilots
      One of the first songs I ever fell in love with
    • 5. Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters
      Great song, funny video
    • 4. One by U2
      Another great love song
    • 3. All Apoligies by Nirvana
      Best song by Nirvana
    • 2. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      I just love this song
    • 1. Black by Pearl Jam
      The #1 song of all time


    By: erin
    • 10. Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey
    • 9. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 8. Beautiful Stranger by Madonna
    • 7. Unpretty by TLC
    • 6. Always be my Baby by Mariah Carey
    • 5. Runaway by Janet Jackson
    • 4. Almost Doesn't Count by Brandy
    • 3. Dreamlover by Mariah Carey
    • 2. Time of Your Life by Green Day
    • 1. Honey by Mariah Carey


    By: 7th Sign
    • 10. Wanna Be A Baller by Lil Troy, Yungstar,Fat Pat, Lil Will, Hawk
      Damn Cool Song
    • 9. Merry Motherfuckin Christmas by Eazy E
      Damn Cool Song
    • 8. Resurrection by Bone Thugs
      Damn Cool Song
    • 7. Tell me it's Real by K-Ci and Jojo
      Damn Cool Song
    • 6. O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature
      Damn Cool Song
    • 5. 1st of Tha Month by Bone Thugs
      Damn Cool Song
    • 4. Is That Your Bitch? by M-Bleek,Missy Elliot, Jay Z
      Damn Cool Song
    • 3. Big Pimpin by Jay Z
      Damn Cool Song
    • 2. Thuggish Ruggish Bone by Bone Thugs
      Damn cool Song
    • 1. Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs N Harmony
      Damn Cool Song

    These are all pretty much, Damn Cool Songs

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