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    By: Sarah
    • 10. California Love by Tupac Shakur w\ Dr. Dre
    • 9. I Will Remeber You by Sarah Machlachlan
    • 8. No Scrubs by TLC
    • 7. One Headlight by Wallflowers
    • 6. I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy
    • 5. Water Runs Dry by Boyz 2 Men
    • 4. Jumper by Third Eye Blind
    • 3. Changes by Tupac Shakur
      This is definetly one of his best songs and I vote if not the best one of the best songs of the decade.
    • 2. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey w\ Boyz 2 Men
      I love this song too! Because it is so pretty and I absolutley LOVE Boyz 2 Men!!!!!!
    • 1. My Own Worst Enemy by Lit
      i love this song and it reminds me of myself!

    By: Henni
    • 10. Street Spirit by Radiohead
      Well to be honest you can't have a top 10 of the 90's without Radiohead. "1000 houses...." this is another depressing, sensitive one. As are most of these I guess but then that's just what I'm like!
    • 9. A Design For Life by Manics
      OK so obviously the stuff with Richey Edwards was a lot better, but this is still a brilliant song, and all credit to the band for getting such a high chart entry (no. 2) and for carrying on after he disappeared (what would my life have been like if they'd split up before I got into them??). "I wish I had a bottle righ here in my dirty face to wear the scars to show from where I came".
    • 8. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Yet another weepy one. Spoiled a little perhaps by the god-awful All Saints cover but still lovely. "At least I have her love, the city she loves me".
    • 7. La Tristesse Durera by Manics
      With quite possibly the catchiest bass-line of the 90's? This also makes me cry. "I am just a fashion accessory". Oh but it's so true...sniff...
    • 6. Losing My Religion by REM
      "Oh no I said too much, I haven't said enough". Really, really lovely. Just beautiful. It makes me cry. Love it.
    • 5. Little Baby Nothing by Manics ft. Traci Lords
      Oh yes, another Manics one. Well what can I say? A classic. The line "If I'm starving you can feed me lollipops" would account for my Chuppa-Chups addiction!
    • 4. Northern Star by Hole
      Again an obscure choice for the best song by a band, I really love this song. Not in any way associated with the Melanie C song of the same name (blimmin' cheek...)! "He's so cold, he will rule the world tonight, all the angels kneeling to the frozen lights". Courtney Love is one cool laydee.
    • 3. Motown Junk by Manics
      Woohoo! Dress up in leopardskin and eyeliner and jump around the room!! "I laughed when Lennon got shot!!"
    • 2. Radio-Freindly Unit Shifter by Nirvana
      Everyone flips when I say this is my favourite Nirvana song, but "I love you for what I am not, I do not want what I have got" is one of the best lyrics ever written. Also the bit about "Save, save your enemies..." is great. Actually the whole of the In Utero album deserves a mention.
    • 1. She is suffering by Manic Street Preachers
      The most beautiful song by the most beautiful band ever? I don't know...I'm gonna have to limit myself to only 5 Manics songs in this list or it would all be by them!! (OK I'm obsessive..."Beauty is such a terrible thing")

    Well OK this is not a very accurate/all-inclusive list but for me the 90's were really just about one band. Pity I'm kinda young so I only discovered music as a whole in about '97. I don't really need to say which band I mean, do I?! Stay beautiful.
    By: Robin
    • 10. As Long As You Love Me by Backstreet Boys
    • 9. The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica
    • 8. Have You Ever? by Brandy
    • 7. Rhythm Divine by Enrique Iglesias
    • 6. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
    • 5. Quit Playin Games With My Heart by Backstreet Boys
    • 4. Thong Song by Sisqo
    • 3. Cowboy by Kid Rock
    • 2. My Name Is by Eminem
    • 1. I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys

    BSB RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Greg
    • 10. California Love by 2pac
    • 9. Loser by Beck
    • 8. Crossroads by Bone Thugz n Harmony
    • 7. Fight for your Right by Beastie Boys
    • 6. I will buy you a new life by Everclear
    • 5. So much for the afterglow by Everclear
      This is a song about Susan....
    • 4. Got the Life by Korn
      hell yea
    • 3. Nookie by Limp Bizkit
      Its what its all about
    • 2. Lithium by Nirvana
    • 1. Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
      This just has to be #1, the beginning is just kick ass

    By: Andrés
    • 10. Money Talks by ac/dc
      Could be: Backwater by Meat Puppets
    • 9. Alive by Pearl Jam
      Could be: Animal by Peral Jam
    • 8. More Human than Human by White Zombie
      Could be :Dragula by Rob Zombie
    • 7. Epic by Faith no More
      Could be:Breathe by Prodigy
    • 6. Roll with it by Oasis
      Could be : Boys and Girls by Blur
    • 5. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
      Could be: Buddy Holly by Weezer
    • 4. Shine by Collective Soul
      Could be: The unforgiven by Metallica
    • 3. No Rain by Blind Melon
      Could be: Selling the drama by Live
    • 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
      Could be:Would?by Alice in Chains
    • 1. Smells like teen Spirit by Nirvana

    This songs are just my humble opinion of what the greatest songs of the 90's were. Im sure i've left out some spectacular songs , so i apologize. Bye and Good luck.
    By: Mikey
    • 10. Wannabe by Spice Girls
      CD: Spice
    • 9. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
      CD: The Bodyguard Soundtrack
    • 8. Sittin' Up In My Room by Brandy
      CD: Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack
    • 7. Mouth by Merril Bainbridge
      CD: Mouth
    • 6. I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
      CD: Now In A Minute
    • 5. Deee-Lite by Groove Is In The Heart
      CD: World Clique Other Hits: World Clique
    • 4. Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas
      CD: Supernatural Other Hits: Maria Maria
    • 3. The Sign by Ace of Base
      CD: The Sign Other Hits: All That She Wants, Don't Turn Around
    • 2. ...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
      CD: ...Baby One More Time Other Hits: Sometimes, (You Drive Me) Crazy {Stop Remix}
    • 1. Barbie Girl by Aqua
      CD: Aquarium Other Hits: Lollipop (Candyman), Doctor Jones, Turn Back Time

    By: Mimi
    • 10. Big me by Foo Fighters
      Well I talk about it,carry on...who doesn`t like that one! And the video??!! Wanna a footos?
    • 9. I love you by Sarah McLachlan
      It`s so real,beautiful, and alway`s makes me cry!
    • 8. Fast car by Tracy Chapman
      Probably one of the best female performer..
    • 7. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
      That`s my car song!
    • 6. Don`t you ( Forget about me) by Simple Minds
      I don`t know, I just like it!
    • 5. Smooth by Santana feat. Rob Thomas
      Makes you wanna shake your bon-bon!
    • 4. 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
      Real nice tune!
    • 3. Lightning Crashes by Live
      No other song of theirs, compares to this one,their best one yet!
    • 2. Load me up by Matthew Good Band
      They rock all the way!
    • 1. one by U2
      The best band ever!

    Oh yeah, also "I do it for you", Bryan Adams, and "Name by the Goo Goo Dolls... ROCK ON!
    By: Blake Bradley
    • 10. I'll Be by Edwin MCcain
    • 9. Be With You by Enrique Iglesias
    • 8. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon
    • 7. Swear it Again by Westlife
    • 6. With Arms Wide Open by Creed
    • 5. It's My Life by Bon Jovi
    • 4. Dont Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
    • 3. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
    • 2. Higher by Creed
    • 1. Always by Bon Jovi

    By: palks
    • 10. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
    • 9. Whatever by Godsmack
    • 8. Fantastic Voyage by Coolio
      i love the video too
    • 7. Role Model by Eminem
    • 6. When Worlds Collide by PM5K
    • 5. Brackish by Kittie
      4 chicks that know how to ROCK
    • 4. Last Resort by Papa Roach
      ok so what if its not a 90s song..... its just such a good song
    • 3. Summertime (Doin' Time) by Sublime
      best summer song ever
    • 2. I'll Stick Around by Foo Fighters
    • 1. More Human than Human by White Zombie

    I feel bad that I can't include RHCP, RATM, Nirvana, Limp, Mr. Big.. lol jk
    By: Megan
    • 10. Baby Baby by Amy Grant
    • 9. The Sign by Ace of Base
    • 8. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
    • 7. Lightning Crashes by Live
    • 6. You'll See by Madonna
    • 5. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
    • 4. Everything I Do I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
    • 3. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
    • 2. Angel by Sarah McLachlan
    • 1. You Were Meant for Me by Jewel

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