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

    By: Benjamin
    • 10. The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
    • 9. My Name is Mud by Primus
    • 8. The Reflecting God by Marilyn Manson
    • 7. Karma Police by Radiohead
    • 6. Lightnight Crashes by Live
    • 5. I Just Want You by Ozzy Osbourne
    • 4. Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 3. Satan Gave me a Taco by Beck
    • 2. Heaven's Coming Down by The Tea Party
    • 1. Prison Sex by Tool

    None of these are in any particular order, but just great songs of the 90s.
    By: Robert Quinn
    • 10. Who Will Save Your Soul by Jewel
    • 9. Beautiful Day by U2
    • 8. Peace Will Come by Melanie Safka
    • 7. Blow Job Betty by Too Short
    • 6. Absolutely by Nine Days
    • 5. You Can't Touch This by M.C. Hammer
    • 4. Lightenin' Crashes by Live
    • 3. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    • 1. When I Come Around by Green Day
      Kcik ass Billie Joe

    By: Toffer
    • 10. Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
      Excellent guitar work creates moody, bittersweet reminiscing
    • 9. Today by Smashing Pumpkins
      Smashing Pumpkin's best song, far and away
    • 8. One Headlight by Wallflowers
      Stirring and cold, Jacob Dylan comes to terms with the death of a loved one
    • 7. Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money I by Primitive Radio Gods
      This is still one of the more innovative and original songs I've ever heard, lyrically and musically
    • 6. There She Goes by The La's
      Sweet and melodic, simple and touching
    • 5. You Get What You Give by New Radicals
      Too much of the music of the nineties came across as self-absorbed. Here was a song the wasn't afraid to examine the world and see something optimistic in it
    • 4. Sweetest Decline by Beth Orton
      If you've never heard anything by Beth Orton, you're missing something. Gorgeous melodies and a voice to fall in love with
    • 3. The Fly by U2
      Small musings done U2 style
    • 2. What's the Frequency, Kenneth? by REM
      REM finally made a rock album. Took them long enough
    • 1. Brian Wilson by Barenaked Ladies
      A perfect pop song examining the creative process

    I know I picked too many of the better known bands. There were a few that probably deserve to be on here, given their impact in the 90's (Nirvana, Radiohead, Bjork, Tool, Sarah MacLachlan, etc.) but this list is really about individual songs, not the bands themselves. So I think these songs overall are a fair choice.
    By: Peg
    • 10. Unforgiven II by Metallica
    • 9. Gone Away by The Offspring
    • 8. Adam's Song by Blink 182
    • 7. Frozen by Madonna
    • 6. Amazing by Aerosmith
    • 5. Don't Walk Away In Anger by Oasis
    • 4. Ordinary World by Duran Duran
      A perfect song about lifes stages. It has a different meaning for everyone, so regardless of how you interpret it, you can relate.
    • 3. Forgiven by Alanis Morissette
      Finally... someone spoke out on the hypocrisy of the Catholic church.
    • 2. A Stroke Of Luck by Garbage
      Just a different kind of love song, wondering if this love was sent meant to be or just another mistake.
    • 1. Come Undone by Duran Duran
      What can I say? Duran Duran was the best in the 80s, and they're the best in the 90s.

    By: Esteve Danes
    • 10. Secretly by Skunk Anansie
      very cool, with many power.
    • 9. Another Day by Dream Theater
      one of the unic ballad from Dream Th.
    • 8. Teardrop by Massive attack
      one of the best of Massive
    • 7. 7 seconds by Nenen Cherry & Yossou N'Dour
      a mix between 2 languages, so good
    • 6. Little Girl's Eyes by Lenny Kravitz
      low song from Lenny, it's pretty
    • 5. My Sharona by The Knack
      typical rock song, very popular in rock pubs, it's a good song
    • 4. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing pumpkins
      i just like it
    • 3. Missing by Everything But The Girl
      electronic song, with feeling
    • 2. Kiss From A Rose by Seal
      another love song, from motion picture Batman Forever
    • 1. Ana's Song by Silverchair
      it's a awesome love song

    There are more songs, Fuel- Hemmorage, Vast - Flames, Linkin Park - In the end..., and many Score movies, like The last mohican, Braveheart...
    By: Moustafa
    • 10. That Thing You Do by Wonders
      thats the only thing i heared for the wonders and i think its thier best
    • 9. You Have Been Loved by George Michael
      its realy that kind of songs that touch u and it comes after along absence of George well done anyway
    • 8. Can't Hurry Love by Phill Colins
      that songs is me!
    • 7. Be A Man by Hole
      i think courtney is a bitch but that doesn't mean that the song is great and means something
    • 6. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      one of the best songs for metallica i think everybody love it
    • 5. Bedtime Stories by Madonna
      i think madonna reached another level by that song. i don't think its her best but i think it was the time for a new madonna
    • 4. Promises by Cranberries
      that song moves me all i can say that its just another work of prefection
    • 3. The End Is The Begining Is The End by The Smashing Pumpkins
      the best smashing song i guess. i don't know why but that song give me a strange feeling
    • 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      the best rock song i've ever heared and i just want to say that its a big lost for us to loose Kurt cobian. we miss u alot
    • 1. Give In To Me by Michael Jackson
      This is just the best.the song got it all!! michael jackson and slash!how can any other song beat it!

    Michael jackson is the best. and for all the boybands " kiss my ass "
    By: racquel
    • 10. Whats Going On by All Star Tribute
      very inspiring!
    • 9. Son Of A Gun by Janet Jackson Feat. Missy Elliot
      listen to this and youll know why did i like it!
    • 8. I Do by Lisa Loeb
      you dont feel this , but i do!
    • 7. Two Princess by Spin Doctors
      i like this too!
    • 6. Breakfast At Tiffanys by Deep Blue Something
      i like it!
    • 5. No Scrubs by Tlc
    • 4. Rollin by Limp Bizkit
      its rockin' da house!
    • 3. Power Of Two by Indigo Girls
      nice beats and cool sound
    • 2. Sway by Bic Runga
      this song simply rocks!
    • 1. Stay by Lisa Loeb
      beautifully arranged lyrics and i just love the song!

    theres so many other beautiful songs but theres only 10 i have to choose
    By: Klaus gerber
    • 10. Sober by Tool
      Tool is simply an intelligent rock band. Nothing more, nothing less.
    • 9. Sugar by System Of A Down
      In a time where so-called "Nu-Metal" bands comparable to boybands spring up like mushrooms, System Of A Down produce their own unique sound, while still providing the grooves the producers of cloned-bands like Linkin Park, Crazy Town... use to target their kiddy-audience
    • 8. Flesh And The Power It Holds by Death
      Chuck Schuldiner is godlike in his ways of playing the guitar. Even if you totally hate death-metal, if you're a musician, you should listen to this song, and bow down to his techniques
    • 7. Out Of Space by The Prodigy
      Starting as a house/rave band, Prodigy can now be considered a rock band, but without using the old ways of producing rock sound, substituting instruments for computers
    • 6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
      The other great man of industrial and production: Trent Reznor. With a minimalist but still complicated sound he prepared the path for Marilyn Manson and comparable bands
    • 5. Jesus Built My Hotrod by Ministry
      Ministry is the most influential industrial band in the genre. Others like Fear Factory or Prong imitated their style
    • 4. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
      Although I generally like harder stuff, and I think that "One" or "Dyers Eve" is better, both are from the 80s, so Nothing Else Matters is my pick for the 90s
    • 3. All I Need by Air
      Air revolutionalized the Easy Listening genre. "Moon Safari" is also amongst the top ten albums of the 90s
    • 2. Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine
      Crossover with political lyrics and an unmatched groove and unmatched live energy. Sadly they've also split up
    • 1. Epic by Faith No More
      One of the most unique styles and mixtures. Sadly they don't exist anymore

    OK, my listing is more to the heavy side, but on most lists above I found people listing the stereotypes of the charts of the nineties, forgetting the music that really changed stylea all over the world. OK, maybe I should've added Nirvana, but I only habe 10 slots...
    By: Rachel
    • 10. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
    • 9. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
    • 8. Buddy Holly by Weezer
    • 7. Don't Speak by No Doubt
    • 6. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
    • 5. Name by Goo Goo Dolls
    • 4. No Rain by Blind Melon
    • 3. Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty By Nature
    • 2. You Learn by Alanis Morrissette
    • 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      I LOVE this song!

    By: J
    • 10. Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
    • 9. Aliens Exist by Blink 182
    • 8. Please Tell Mke Why by Lit
    • 7. Higher by Creed
    • 6. Unforgiven by Metallica
    • 5. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
    • 4. Fade to Black by Metallica
    • 3. Enter Sandman by Metallica
    • 2. The Rock Show by Blink 182
    • 1. The Unforgiven II by Metallica

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