What are your top ten favorite songs from the 90s?
- 10. Adams Song by Blink 182
- 9. Good Riddance by Green Day
- 8. Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
- 7. The Kids Arent Alright by The Offspring
- 6. Semicharmed Life by Third Eye Blind
- 5. Hey Jealousy by Gin Blossoms
- 4. Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
- 3. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 2. Betterman by Pearl Jam
- 1. Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
- 10. Name by The Goo Goo Dolls
It is the greatest rock ballad of the 90's.
- 9. Basket Case by Green Day
It was the first single off of Green Day's diamond selling album Dookie, and popularized punk.
- 8. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
It is one of Soundgarden's most recognizable songs.
- 7. Epic by Faith No More
It was the only hit from a great band.
- 6. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
It helped Nine Inch Nails become one of the most popular metal bands.
- 5. Soul To Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
It was the best song from one of the greatest bands of all time.
- 4. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Just because it was one of the greatest love songs ever written.
- 3. Man in the Box by Alice in Chains
This was Alice in Chains break out song. Alice in Chains ultimatley became the most influential rock band of the nineties.
- 2. Enter Sandman by Metallica
The Black Album was Metallica's best selling album and Enter Sandman was the best song on it.
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Without this song Nirvana most likely would not have gotten as big of a band as they did, and alternative rock would not have become as popular.
- 10. Why I'm Here by Oleander
I heard this song a lot in the late 90's and it always stuck in my head. Great alternative band that to this day still makes great music.
- 9. Tyler by Toadies
Classic Toadies, and big favorite of many Toadies fans. Song aboout a kid breaking into a girl's house and well just listen to the song. Awesome.
- 8. First Trip by The Nixons
Great Nixons song. Simple and yet catchy as hell. Like the metaphor for taking some one's virginity.
- 7. Low by Cracker
Great song by a great band that got lost in the mix with all the other radio friendly hits of the time. "..Be with you girl like bein low, hey hey hey, like bein stoned". The band ended up turning country. WTF?
- 6. Bound for the Floor by Local H
Frequently referred to as "copasetic" this song is familiar to everyone I know. Just no one knew the name of the band. Hard not to sing along to this great grunge song.
- 5. Freak by Silverchair
Again another great song from the band whose roots changed to the likes of Helmet, that's unlike any of the staple radio hits of the time and still catchy as hell. Band was 17 at the time.
- 4. Dancing Days by Stone Temple Pilots
One of the greatest bands alive. Great cover of a Led Zeppelin classic. Some even think Stone's version is heaps better than the original.
- 3. My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers
These guys rocked then and still rock now. They can just make really good songs, especially acoustic songs.
- 2. Go by Pearl Jam
Not played on the radio that much but a great one. It's catchy enough to be on the radio and it's a welcome break from the usual Pearl Jam hits such as "Jeremy" or "Black"
- 1. Tomorrow by Silverchair
Everyone will remember this song. Probably the most well done grunge song ever made. The Album Frogstomp sold 3 million copies in one year. And guess all members of this Australian band were only 15 at the time!!!
- 10. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Metallica are a great band, though I'm not much of a metalhead. The only problem with them is that their songs tend to get old after a while. This song never gets old in the least. There aren't many songs that blow people away with their brilliance AND that beginners can learn on guitar.
- 9. Amazed by The Offspring
The other non-single. It has risen as a fan favorite, a lone wolf on their 1997 "Ixnay on the Hombre" among a collection of clownish and fun punk rock songs (not to say I don't love the whole album). This song reminds us that they really are a genuinely good band, rather than just four guys who know how to have fun and write a lot of catchy hooks.
- 8. Crown Of Thorns by Social Distortion
One of only two non-singles on my list. From the unforgettable guitar intro to the great lyrics, it shines above the rest of the tracks on "White Light, White Heat, White Trash," which on the whole is a collection of great punk songs in the traditional Social D fashion, polished with a new reflective (and flirting with spiritual) tone to the lyrics
- 7. The Impression That I Get by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Everyone always forgets about the happy, lighthearted songs on these Top 10 lists and instead always list the super-serious rock anthems. Save for this song, even I'm guilty of that. So I guess this song is the dark horse candidate of this list. This song is a ton of fun and catchy as hell, and I think it is the unrivaled best ska song ever.
- 6. You by Candlebox
OK, we all know that Candlebox were a corny Seattle band feasting off the scraps of remains of grunge, and we also know that Kevin Martin was the first of a long line of awful Vedder ripoffs. Be that as it may, he is a better singer than Vedder in terms of raw talent. But in terms of his edge-- forget it. Even so, they managed to concoct this absolute gem of a song, as Martin gets some life knocked into him as he sings. I can't believe how well-written this song is.
- 5. Black by Pearl Jam
A good question would be "Name a song with the passion of 'Black'." A good answer would be silence.
- 4. Rooster by Alice In Chains
Gotta love Layne Staley's beautifully haunting voice in this song. RIP Layne.
- 3. Everlong by Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl = musical god. The most important thing he did for music may have been to man the drums for Nirvana, but he was on the mic for the best song he was ever involved with.
- 2. No Rain by Blind Melon
If listening to this song doesn't make you happy, then perhaps you don't have a soul. RIP Shannon Hoon.
- 1. Plowed by Sponge
I have never heard another song that has a driving power like this one, from Sponge, who may just be the most forgotten band of the decade. I love the entire album "Rotting Pi�ata," which features Vinnie Dombrosky's growling but brilliant voice and some of the most beautifully written guitar parts I've ever heard, but even on a great album like that nothing compares to "Plowed."
- 10. Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
- 9. Crazy by Aerosmith
- 8. Drinking In LA by Bran Van 3000
- 7. The Actor by Michael Learns To Rock
- 6. Weather With You by Crowded House
- 5. To Be With Youg by Mr. Big
- 4. I Am The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes
- 3. Looking Back Over My Shoulders by Mike And The Mechanics
- 2. More And More by Captain Hollywood Project
- 1. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
- 10. Waiting by Green Day
- 9. Change by Deftones
- 8. Days Of The Phoenix by A.f.i.
my fav song
- 7. The Freshman by Verve Pipe
best lyrics ever. LISTEN
- 6. A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos
- 5. The Logical Song by Supertramp
- 4. Every Me, Every You by Placebo
- 3. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
old school. Cruel intentions song
- 2. Back To The Hotel by N2deep
Pimp ass shit!
- 1. The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us by A Static Lullaby
not from the 90's, but the best song ever
By: Mike B
- 10. November Rain by Guns & Roses
- 9. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 8. Losing My Religion by R.E.M
- 7. California Love by 2pac & Dr. Dre
- 6. Come As You Are by Nirvana
- 5. Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 4. No Diggity by Blackstreet
- 3. Regulators by Warren G & Nate Dogg
the song that got me into rap
- 2. Lithium by Nirvana
- 1. Represent by Nas
if you've never heard it, download it right now!
- 10. Temple Of The Dog by Hunger
- 9. Been A Son by Nirvana
- 8. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins
- 7. Shimmer by Fuel
- 6. 3 Am by Mathbox 20
- 5. Wicked Garden by Stone Temple Pilots
- 4. Corduroy by Pearl Jam
- 3. Man In The Box by Alice In Chains
- 2. Spoonman by Soundgarden
- 1. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- 10. Wonderwall by Oasis
- 9. Brain Stew by Green Day
- 8. Daughter by Pearl Jam
- 7. Loser by Beck
- 6. Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters
- 5. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
- 4. Rooster by Alice in Chains
- 3. Jane Says by Jane's Addiction
- 2. Creep by Radiohead
- 1. Plateu by Nirvana
Let's face it, Nirvana is the best band of all time, there should just be one giant tie for first place of every Nirvana song
- 10. Drive by Incubus
Catchiest damn tune ever written. You hear it for 2 seconds and it gets stuck in your head for a week. If this song could be described in 1 word it would be: Infectious.
- 9. Better Man by Pearl Jam
- 8. Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space by Spiritualized
This song has about 100 things going on at the same time and it still sounds good.
- 7. Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
Most mellow song I have ever heard. Dave is a great guitar player.
- 6. Prison Sex by Tool
- 5. Let Down by Radiohead
- 4. Pushit by Tool
- 3. Lucky by Radiohead
Another great Radiohead song.
- 2. Eulogy by Tool
Best Tool song....If it's not 9-10 minutes, then it just isn't enough Tool for me.
- 1. Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Pure insanity, pure chaos, and pure genius.
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