What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Creep by Radiohead
- 9. Exit Music for a Film by Radiohead
- 8. Pyramid Song by Radiohead
- 7. Morning Bell by Radiohead
- 6. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
- 5. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
- 4. Dollars and Cents by Radiohead
- 3. The Ice Dance by Danny Elfman
- 2. Hunter by Bjork
- 1. How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead
A very emotional song.
- 10. dig up her bones by misfits
- 9. date rape by sublime
offa 40 ounces to freedom
- 8. Haillie Sellasse, Up Your Ass by propagandhi
offa how to clean everything
- 7. what's the frequency, kenneth? by rem
- 6. popular by nada surf
- 5. pepper by butthole surfers
- 4. how i could just kill a man by cypress hill
offa cypress hill
- 3. spiderwebs by no doubt
offa tragic kingdom
- 2. hey man, nice shot by filter
offa short bus
- 1. plowed by sponge
offa rotting pinata, going for the easier to recognize songs, the last 3 will be ones from my more personal vaults but all songs here i liked
- 10. I Alone / Lakini's Juice by Live
Live had to be on here... any of there songs would do at this spot.
- 9. Creep by Radiohead
The second sexiest song ever written.
- 8. Tonight, Tonight or Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
Any SP will do at this spot... "Today," "Cherub Rock," etc.
- 7. Big Me by Foo Fighters
One of the most original videos of the decade.
- 6. So Much To Say / Too Much / Satellite by Dave Matthews Band
- 5. Black Hole Sun / Blow Up The Outside World by Soundgarden
Either song just proves why Soundgarden's breakup deprived the world of more great music.
- 4. The World I Know by Collective Soul
Another great video for a great song.
- 3. Army / Underground / Brick by Ben Folds Five
Just great... like all BFF songs.
- 2. Karma Police by Radiohead
Only one band can beat Thom York and company... hmmm, who could it be?
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit/Come As You Are/Lithium by Nirvana
I don't even want to think of what music would be like today if we didn't have Nirvana, albeit for a short time.
By: Dirk Diggler
- 10. i'll be dat by red man
- 9. time of your life by green day
- 8. watch out now by beat nuts
- 7. ain't nothin but a g-thang by Dr. Dre
- 6. strickly for my nigg#z by 2pac
- 5. Hanging by a moment by lifehouse
- 4. too close by Next
- 3. The general by dispatch
- 2. Fat Lip by Sum 41
- 1. send me on my way by rusted root
- 10. Sabotage by Beastie Boys
Well, they are one of the most influential bands from that decade and from before, and this was a turning point for them after they grew up and showed they could be amazing and still remain popular and cutting edge at the same time.
- 9. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
You listened to the lyrics, you knew what it was about, and it was a song that carried feeling and message. A voice that clawed at you. Plus, it actually brought runaways home, which alone makes me give it props.
- 8. Loser by Beck
Beck's first song brought new sounds to rock, mixing it with so many other eclectic influences. Not exactly classifiable in any rock genre, but nonetheless, catchy and interesting. Beck did then, what Radiohead does now, change the standard or just forget about it all together.
- 7. Nothing But A G-Thing by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
Speaking of rap, gangster rap was ushered in a few years later and brought the to forefront by this rap anthem.
- 6. Can't Touch This by M.C. Hammer
You all know you liked it, don't lie! Either way, the big single from the first rap album to top the charts, its historical value is important to hip hop.
- 5. Basket Case by Green Day
Punk didn't die! It survived the 90's thanks to bands like Green Day and Blink 182.
- 4. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette
Set a new standard for women in rock, that they don't have to follow the lead to be successful. The sound she brought was so different from regular mainstream women, this song has to be represented.
- 3. What Would You Say by The Dave Matthews Band
The first release from a band that has become one of the most successful and unique rock bands in the 90's into the new millenium.
- 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
I think everyone talked about this song for its content more than from a musical standpoint, but that's what makes it important to the time.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
It wasn't my fav song, but it did set the entire tone for 90's rock and brought rock into a new era. It's the epitome of the grunge era.
I picked these songs with a purpose of choosing songs based on importance to the decade. By the way, whoever put Incubus, Papa Roach, and Creed on this list, they weren't in the 90's, that's 2000 and 2001. Duh!
- 10. Your Woman by White Town
- 9. Natural Blues by Moby
- 8. Gone by U2
- 7. Creep by Radiohead
- 6. Aquiesce by Oasis
- 5. Temptation by New Order
- 4. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
- 3. King of Comedy by R.E.M.
- 2. It's No Good by Depeche Mode
This song just goes down on you.
- 1. The Fly by U2
It's jarring, it's blaring, and it tore the myth of U2 apart. "The sound of four men chopping down the Joshua Tree." - Bono
- 10. i'm a freak by silverchair
grunge is still here
- 9. Mortal Kombat Theme song by 2 unlimited
song that gets you physced up for fighting
- 8. Pure shores by All Saints
brilliant relaxing tune
- 7. I'll be missing you by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
a great tribute to Notorious B.I.G., good song too
- 6. Come as you are by Nirvana
Yet another classic from the genuises known as nirvana
- 5. born slippy by underworld
song that makes you want to go mental
- 4. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden
great song and video
- 3. The drugs don't work by The Verve
Makes you think about drugs, this song has great lyrics and a deadly tune, you have to listen to it
- 2. Everybody hurts by REM
song that makes you feel inspired yet depressed at the same time
- 1. Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana
what can i say, a grunge anthem, best song ever,
- 10. Push by Matchbox 20
their breakthrough hit
- 9. One by Creed
- 8. Alive by Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam has so many great hits, its hard to choose just one.
- 7. Gone Away by The Offspring
This is a powerful song
- 6. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
R.E.M. is one of the most influential groups of the 80's and 90's
- 5. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
The acoustic version of this song is beautiful
- 4. Lightning Crashes by Live
This entire album rocks!
- 3. Rooster by Alice In Chains
I'm tired of writing blurbs for these songs, so I'll just say this song rocks and get it over with
- 2. Heart-shaped Box by Nirvana
What top ten 90's song list would be complete without Nirvana? This is my favorite of theirs.
- 1. Fall Down by Toad The Wet Sprocket
This song was not immensely popular, I just love this group
Honorable Mention to "The World I Know" by Collective Soul and "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chille Peppers.
- 10. Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
Super popular tat happens to be one of my favorites.
- 9. Interstate love song by Stone Temple Pilots
- 8. Bittersweet by Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Awesome bluesy rock
- 7. Tonight Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
Just my favorite of their many wonders
- 6. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Every person i know likes this song.
- 5. waters edge by 7 mary 3
Did we forget about thisd one too?
- 4. One by U2
Need I say anything?
- 3. Tyler by The Toadies
Check it out. So many forgot about this band
- 2. Alive by Pearl Jam
Too perfect a song to be on this list.
- 1. Say it ain't so by Weezer
Moves like no other song.
I know, I know not much recent 90's, But thats because most of the 98-99 music sucked it up major. And now its even worse, blah. Limp Bizkit, papa roach, just makes me wretch.
- 10. Hey Jupiter by Tori Amos
- 9. It's Tricky by Run DMC
- 8. Going Back to Cali by Notorious BIG
- 7. Buddy Holly by Weezer
- 6. Lightning Crashes by Live
- 5. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 4. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
- 3. NO Diggity by Blackstreet
- 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
- 1. Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana
These arne't in any necessary order, except Nirvana should be number one on everyone's list... they defined the 90s
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