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

    By: Gerry
    • 10. All I Want by Toad the Wet Sprocket
    • 9. Interstate Lovesong by Stone Temple Pilots
    • 8. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
    • 7. The World I Know by Collective Soul
    • 6. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 5. No Rain by Blind Melon
      Good song, great video.
    • 4. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      Amazing music with a message.
    • 3. Two Princes by Spin Doctors
      Catchy tune with good lyrics.
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Defined an era in music and gave a generation a voice.
    • 1. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
      Good song with a good message.

    11)Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden; 12)Tomorrow - Silverchair; 13)Under the Bridge - RHCP; 14)Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies; 15)Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
    By: Greg
    • 10. Alison's starting to happen by the lemonheads
      you may not even know this one. If not buy the record and you'll know why this belongs on the list.
    • 9. Welcome to Paradise by Green Day
      punk never sounded so good. And any record with a picture of Oakland being bombed with "dookie" gets my vote.
    • 8. Right Here Right Now by Jesus Jones
      another great slam dance tune.
    • 7. Come on Eileen by Save Ferris
      the favorite 80's song of all (check the list) done even better with horns.
    • 6. Everything Zen by Bush
      I don't get it but it sounds good.
    • 5. Only happy when it rains by Garbage
      Shirley Manson is magically babe-alicious.
    • 4. lump by Presidents of the U.S.
      Lump lingered last in line for brains and the one she got was sorta rotten and insane. Pure genius.
    • 3. Somebody to shove by Soul Asylum
      another great grunge anthem.
    • 2. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      overlooked by many but a clever tune with a great video
    • 1. Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana
      the ultimate grunge song. Reminds me of slam-dancing at Club Med in Martinique

    the rest of the 90's and 21st century (so far) music went into the toilet when rap began to be considered music and weenie-groups like N-sync got record contracts even though they can't sing, play instruments or write music.
    By: Lab Rat
    • 10. Wash Away Those Years by Creed
    • 9. My Own Prison by Creed
    • 8. Crawling by Linkin Park
    • 7. When I Grow Up by Garbage
    • 6. Mindfields by Prodigy
    • 5. Ashes to Ashes by Faith No More
    • 4. Turn The Page by Metallica
    • 3. No Leaf CLover by Metallica
    • 2. She Says by Collective Soul
    • 1. Faceless Man by Creed
      It's funny how silence speaks sometimes when you're alone, and remember that you feel...

    As you can see, I love Creed!!! :)
    By: Ben
    • 10. The Kids Aren't Alright by Offspring
      I love this song, simply put. A classic.
    • 9. The Distance by Cake
      Great rhythm, really original. Nothing quite like Cake.
    • 8. What It's Like by Everlast
      This song is just so great. Reminds me of Bill Withers, one of my favorite artists.
    • 7. I Will Buy You a New Life by Everclear
      Also a distinct lack of Everclear songs on this site. And since they're from my hometown, I gotta include their best song ever here.
    • 6. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Greenday
      I always have a rush of good memories from this song.
    • 5. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Really defined early 90s rock, I think, not to mention today's music.
    • 4. Brick by Ben Folds Five
      I dig that piano. Plus, this song is fresher in my memory cause Ben Folds' new cd really kicks ass.
    • 3. Buddy Holly by Weezer
      I'm appalled that almost no one has this on their list. It's like the best song ever that has "Oo-ee-oo" as part of the lyrics...
    • 2. Losing my Religion by R.E.M.
      I'm a big R.E.M. fan, and this was their best song actually released during the 90s. Man on the Moon is probably a better song, though.
    • 1. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      The best song by the best band of the 90s. Am I the only person who thinks grunge was overrated?

    By: Fran
    • 10. Whoop by Tag Team
    • 9. The Freshman by The Verve Pipe
    • 8. All My Life by KC & JoJo
    • 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 6. Inside Out by Eve 6
    • 5. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot
    • 4. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
    • 3. Hero by Mariah Carey
    • 2. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
    • 1. I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

    By: Gustavo H. Pollen
    • 10. Everything Falls Apart by Dog's Eye View
      Everything Falls Apart, a very full track off the band's debut album, Happy Nowhere, gave Dog's Eye View a brief but well deserved moment in the spotlight.
    • 9. Losing Light Fast by Peter Searcy
      Losing Light Fast is a high energy, drum heavy ditty with surprisingly good vocals for Peter Searcy, a guy often compared to Eric Clapton or John Mellencamp.
    • 8. Nothing To Prove by Caroline's Spine
      Nothing To Prove is from Caroline's Spine's first release, Monsoon. The band is very talented but also very underexposed.
    • 7. Down When I'm Loaded by Oleander
      First recorded in 1995, Down When I'm Loaded was included on Oleander's mainstream debut, 1999's February Son. Oleander, a pseudo grunge band from Sacramento, has an amazing rock guitarist and a great singer.
    • 6. In Your Eyes (live acoustic) by Jeffrey Gaines (black primarily acoustic singer)
      Now that I've completed my respectable top five list, I oughta inform everybody of all the songs you probably missed, since I'm an expert on those types of songs. Jeffrey Gaines's In Your Eyes is a cover of Peter Gabriel's 80s soft rock tune, but with totally new chords and a different beat. Interestingly enoughed, Gabriel produced the track.
    • 5. Champagne Supernova by Oasis
      Best received song by perhaps the most poorly interpreted band.
    • 4. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      This rock/funk ballad touched around 10 million souls; Blood Sugar Sex Magic is among the top five sellers of the 90s.
    • 3. Longview by Green Day
      As Green Day's first single, this song essentially spawned punk rock.
    • 2. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      Although the band was dwarfed by Nirvana, they are perhaps the second most influential rock band of the early 90s.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      Changed the music industry forever, need we say more?

    Top five most influential rock bands of the 90s: Rock: [Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers] Other rock bands: REM, Collective Soul, Stone Temple Pilots, Oasis, Bush, Aerosmith, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Third Eye Blind, Soul Asylum, Silverchair, Metallica, Weird Al Yankovic (hate to admit it but the guy made his mark) Very few of these artists did something remarkably special, but they undoubtably inspired a new generation of pop-culture followers.
    By: Billy Johnson
    • 10. Rock N Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter
      I love this song and actually don't know when it was released, but I first heard it in the 90's and every time I hear it to this day, I have to fight the urge to start moving - tapping my feet, bopping my head, etc. Oh well. Sue me
    • 9. Two Steps Behind/Do Ya Wanna Get Rocked by Def Leppard
      I thought this band was finished after the death of Steve Clark. I know they're barely breathing, now, but at least they had a few songs before they gave up the ghost.
    • 8. Something To Believe In by Poison
      Very touching song from a band that I had previously written off as a flashy hair-metal band. This song has a lot of soul.
    • 7. The Power of Love by Celine Dion
      This woman has such a beautiful voice. I couldn't pick a top ten without mentioning one of her songs.
    • 6. All My Life by K-Ci & Jo Jo
      This is just a personal favorite with only personal meaning.
    • 5. U Can't Touch This by M.C. Hammer
      I really believe this song hit the charts in late 1989, but it held out into 1990.Personally, I never really liked the song,and I only include it because of its import : because it was influental on today's style of rap. I won't say that it launched rap into mainstream music, because Ton Loc was at the top of the charts in late 1988 and early 1990.
    • 4. No Rain by Blind Melon
      This song was truly a breath of fresh air. Unlike any other song of its time frame ( in other words it was ahead of its time ). Again, too bad the lead singer couldn't get his shit straight. What a loss.
    • 3. More Human Than Human by White Zombie
      This is the only Zombie song that I really enjoy. Forgive me, all you Zombie fans, but it's true , in my case.
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      I know, I know ... another Seattle band. It's MY list, alright ??? This is a very moody ,dark song. It reflects the tone of the grunge sound.
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      CLearly, this is THE song that really brought Seattle Grunge Rock into the mainstream. It rocks, it drives , it slams. Too bad Cobain couldn't get his act together. His musical genius is definitely missing in today's sound.

    There are a lot of songs that only were not mentioned because I was entering this info while taking care of seven kids. I love music 70's... 80's... 90's... alot of stuff that has hit the airwaves since we hit 2000, and 2001, as well. trying to narrow it down to 10 songs from a whole decade... whew !!!
    By: Megan
    • 10. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
    • 9. Everybody Hurts by REM
    • 8. Criminal by Fiona Apple
    • 7. Coffee and TV by Blur
    • 6. Bittersweet Sypmhony by The Verve
    • 5. Creep by Radiohead
    • 4. Loser by Beck
    • 3. One by U2
    • 2. Only in Dreams by Weezer
    • 1. Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead

    By: Gemma !
    • 10. Rock-a-bye by Shawn Mullins
      This songs got a great melody combining rock and pop. 'neice'!!!
    • 9. I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf
      From the hit album Bat out of hell comes this rockin song. Plus theres a cool vid which goes with it bit wierd thou.
    • 8. Odinary World by Duran Duran
      this song ull make u think ... another top charter from the 90's
    • 7. Anything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
      Its sooo lurvely. Taken from the hit film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
    • 6. Fast Car by Tracey Chapmen
      A slow but groovy song jus made for chillin :)
    • 5. Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
      Just one hell of a great song. Weve all heard it but uve got to admit it has to be in the top 10!
    • 4. More Than Words by Extreme
      This is the most beautiful song in my opinion ever composed. A must if u want to feel all mushy or wallow in self pitty :)
    • 3. Gangsters Paradise by Coolio
      If u dont like this one then its time to start thinking of retirement.
    • 2. Kiss From A Rose On The Grave by Seal
      Another ballad i just cant resist .. great if ur in a romantic mood!
    • 1. Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me by U2
      A fab song and dont be put off by the name ... it rocks

    Erm these are just a few songs ive picked up over the months but im still on my continous search for the greatest top ten ever! Email me on ur opinion on my top ten .... biblebasha2001@hotmail.com ... tara now chucks !!!
    By: Chris J
    • 10. Mmmbop by Hanson
      1997. This song brought the pop music fad of the late 90s front and center. Admit it, you at least like it a lot!
    • 9. I'll Stick Around by Foo Fighters
      1995. Hardcore punk-rock at its best!
    • 8. I Get Around by 2pac
      1993. While the late hiphop artist's other hits included California Love and Changes, this early old-school hit is just a lot more fun!
    • 7. This Is Your Night by Amber
      1996. A dance classic! Hard not to enjoy. The first of many classics by Amber.
    • 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      1991. Come on! How could I not include this one? If it wasn't for this song, the 80s glam-rock might've still been around today.
    • 5. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
      1999. You know how Beavis and Butthead said they hate videos with words? This is a video that takes that word idea, and makes it more modern.
    • 4. Forever Rachel by Nobuo Uematsu(Final Fantasy VI)
      1994. Though this isn't exactly a pop song, it's a classic theme from a game, that shows the emotion Locke feels when his former love dies after amnesia.
    • 3. U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
      1990. This is the song that brought rap into mainstream audiences.
    • 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
      1994. This is one warped-out song, and video... that's why it's so cool.
    • 1. Reflection by Christina Aguilera (Mulan)
      1998. This song has a catchy melody that gets stuck in your head for a while, only it's the kind of stuck-in-your-head you wouldn't mind!

    I can't decide, so this list is in no particular order. There are many more... about 90x more than any of you could think!

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