What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
By: DJ Midas
- 10. Your Woman by White Town
This is about the only song of the 90's that I can stand to hear on the radio in heavy rotation.
- 9. Miami by Will Smith
Can't help but to sing along to this catchy tune.
- 8. Give it Up by The Goodmen
Great tribal drums and "carnival" whistles. Still in rotation at the club I work at.
- 7. Twilight Zone/Get Ready for This by 2 Unlimited
The anthems of the Jock Jams. Let's get ready to rumble.
- 6. James Brown is Dead by L. A. Style
The song that introduced me to the techno sound in America. Very energy driven. Of course I still dig the Godfather of Soul despite this track.
- 5. Another Night by Real McCoy
Great Club Song. Reminds me of a night out on the town.
- 4. Set U Free (Fever Mix) by Planet Soul
"Gravity & energy make you feel good, just do it, and welcome to my Planet Soul." Just grrrrooovvveeey baby.
- 3. Sex on the Streets by Pizzaman
This is the infamous artist aka Fatboy Slim, aka Mighty Dub Kats, aka Norman Cook (of Beats International & Housemartins). Combining some get-off-your-ass & dance rhythms, whoots & hollers and a sample of (I think) Richard Nixon, If you're into techno, this was one of the great anthems of '95!
- 2. Far Out by Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era
This is my favorite old skool hardcore breakbeat song of all time. Danny Breaks did a superb job of creating such a great anthem. The piano lines are awesome!!! "This Kid's gonna be far out!"
- 1. Next is the E (I Feel It) by Moby
I named my cat after him, since when he was a kitten he had these big bulging eyes that were bigger than his body, and it reminded me of the caricature Moby drew & autographed on one of my 12" singles. Energetic & uplifting pianos. "I feel it!"
My list should probably be labeled the top 10 sampled songs of the 90's. Honorable mentions go to: "O.P.P." by Naughty by Nature, "Da Funk" by Daft Punk, "The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)" by the Bucketheads and anything by the Cappella/Anticappella/MIG-29 & MIG-33 camp.
By: darrin dudding, I
- 10. come as you are by nirvana
long live kurt cobain
- 9. cemetery gates by pantera
metal music shall never die
- 8. antichrist superstar by marilyn manson
the first manson song i got into in aug 1996
- 7. only happy when it rains by garbage
alternative attepmted a reutrn
- 6. summertime by dj jazzy jeff & the fresh prince
it gets me in the summertime mood
- 5. coma white by marilyn manson
the longevity of the antichrist superstar
- 4. till death do us part by motley crue
thier only lp without vince niel and its a good one
- 3. vision of love by mariah carey
such a great song by a great artist the best voice of the 1990's
- 2. white lightning by def leppard
a great tribute song long live steve clark
- 1. hysteria by def leppard
released in 21987 though this song ranks as the best song 1980-2000
alanis, godsmack, kid rock, korn you all rock from the immaculate D1
By: Johnathan R. Crowe
- 10. Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen
A very important and moving piece created by Bruce in support of the movie, Philadelphia.
- 9. Crash by David Mathews Band
The true alternative, alternative to all that other crap that was out there in the late 90s.
- 8. The River by Garth Brooks
Probably the single most successful artist of the 90's, and this is by far is most incredible piece, despite it not being his most popular.
- 7. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The best this band has ever done.
- 6. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
Another Great Video, and it was a very moving song.
- 5. No Rain by Blind Melon
Sounds like this song fell out of the sky, and landed right in the 90's. Very unlike what else was out there, and still, very very popular.
- 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
This song reinvented rock.
- 3. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
Hit MTV with a storm in the mid to late 90's.
- 2. November Rain by Guns n' Roses
The worlds greatest "metal" ballad.
- 1. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
Great song, great video!
While the 90's may have been a dissapointment for the most part, when it comes to culture at least, there were a few good songs. The best of those good songs, are as listed.
By: Marisa Wandell
- 10. From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart by Britney Spears
- 9. Heart of Innocence by Jessica Simpson
- 8. Your Faith In Me by Jessica Simpson
- 7. My Wonderful by Jessica Simpson
- 6. Final Heartbreak by Jessica Simpson
- 5. Where You Are by Jessica Simpson
- 4. I Wanna Love You Forever by Jessica Simpson
- 3. Oops I Did it Again by Britney Spears
- 2. Forever Love by Reba
- 1. quit breaking my heart by britney spears
- 10. Just A Girl by No Doubt
"I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite, so don't let me have any rights."
- 9. No Sex by Limp Bizkit
"Went too fast, way too soon. I feel disgusted and you should too. Its no good when all thats left is the sex, the sex."
- 8. Last Resort by Papa Roach
"Cut my life into pieces. This is my last resort."
- 7. Ex-Girlfriend by No Doubt
"Why'd you have to go and pick me? When you knew that we were different completely."
- 6. Linger by The Cranberries
"You know I'm such a fool for you. You got me wrapped around your finger."
- 5. Don't Speak by No Doubt
"You and me, we used to be together, everyday together. Always."
- 4. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
"I want you to know, that I'm happy for you. I wish nothing but the best for you both."
- 3. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
"You let me violate you. You let desecrate you. You let me penetrate you. You let me complicate you."
- 2. Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
"Bow down before the one you serve, you're gonna get what you deserve."
- 1. No Ordinary Love by Sade
"I gave you all the love I got, I gave you more than I could give. Gave you love."
One day Fred Durst and I will be together!
By: John S.
- 10. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Yup, he bullsh*ted, but what great song! Who didn't want to be rolling in a 5-point-0?
- 9. Jump Around by House Of Pain
EVERY party played this song at least once.
- 8. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
One kick ass song!
- 7. Bed Of Roses by Jon Bon Jovi
A classic slow dance song for a lot of high schoolers back then.
- 6. Whats My Name? + Nuthin But a G thang by Snoop Doggy Dogg + Dr.Dre
Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr.Dre, Tupac... Gangsta Rap & hip hop really influenced 90s fashion in a major way, and these guys were major contributors.
- 5. November Rain by Guns N' Roses
The last great rock n' roll song. I heard that Slash did the solo in one take and with a hang over.
- 4. California Love by Tupac Shakur
Is there anyone who doesn't pump up the bass and volume when they hear this classic?
- 3. Enter Sandman + the whole Black album by Metallica
Incredible album.. 'nuff said.
- 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
What can I say? The world discovered grunge cos of them, whether they liked it or not.
- 1. Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
Greatest song of the 90s? Maybe. But it was definitely influential. It brought rap to the mainstream and around the world. He finished off where Run DMC had stopped, and allowed the current rap artists to get to where they are now (in my opinion).
Honorable mentions: Live & Learn - Joe Public, Saturday Night - Whigfield, Jazzy Jeff & the Freshprince, Pearl Jam and tons more I could never fit here. I think a big thing in the 90s (and late 80s too) was the diversity of music people listened to. I think a lot of people listened to rap, rock, grunge..etc.. and didn't just stick to one type.
- 10. Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim
Good dancing song, I'm not really sure why I like it...esp. cuz you can't understand him
- 9. Cross Roads by Bone Thugs n' Harmony
One of the best songs I've ever heard
- 8. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
What ever happened to these guys???
- 7. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
This video always sticks out in my head
- 6. My Own Prison by Creed
- 5. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
They have much talent. You have to love this song.
- 4. In a Darkened Room by Skid Row
I'm sure you've never heard of these guys, but Sebastian has great vocals!
- 3. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Matches my general attitude towards things...
- 2. Unforgiven by Metallica
This one is dedicated to a jerk.......
- 1. November Rain by Guns n' Roses
How could you not love them??
I'm sure I missed the other eighty million good songs that came out in the 90s.
- 10. Crazy by Aerosmith
- 9. All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
- 8. One Of Us by Joan Osborn
- 7. Cryin' by Aerosmith
- 6. Have You Really Ever Loved A Woman? by Bryan Adams
- 5. Black or White by Michael Jackson
- 4. It's All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion
- 3. Your Still The One by Shania Twain
- 2. From This Moment On by Shania Twain
- 1. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams
- 10. BONE THUGS AND HARMONY by CROSS ROADS
- 9. CREED by HIGHER
- 8. GREEN DAY by TIME OF YOUR LIFE
- 7. EMINEM by THE REAL SLIM SHADY
- 6. BOYZ II MEN by 4 SEASONS OF LONELINESS
- 5. WHITNEY HOUSTON by I LEARNED FROM THE BEST
- 4. BACKSTREET BOYS by I WANT IT THAT WAY
- 3. TLC by RED LIGHT SPECIAL
- 2. MARY J. BLIGE by NOT GON' CRY
- 1. CRAZY by AEROSMITH
- 10. Maladjusted by Morrissey
- 9. There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends by Morrissey
- 8. You're the One for Me Fatty by Morrissey
- 7. King Leer by Morrissey
- 6. Speedway by Morrissey
- 5. Now My Heart is Full by Morrissey
- 4. Glamorous Glue by Morrissey
- 3. Seasick, Yet Still Docked by Morrissey
- 2. Jack the Ripper by Morrissey
- 1. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get by Morrissey
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