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What Are the Top 10 Songs of the '90s?

What Are the Top 10 Songs of the '90s?


Scrolling down the list of top 100 songs of the 1990s — according to VH1, where they're asking us to vote on our favorite 10 songs — was pretty funny. I was forced to recall exactly what life was like when I was a young'un with my Fiona Apple, En Vogue, Jane's Addiction, Nirvana and Garbage CDs on repeat in my very first CD player. Picking just 10 was tough, and I'm not convinced the songs I chose were really reflective of the decade's best.

Also, as Popwatch points out, the 100 songs we have to choose from don't really include every single stand-out tune from that bygone era. I especially agree with their suggestion of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony," and I would add to their missing songs "Wicked Games" by Chris Isaak and "Constant Craving" by k.d. lang, among others. What are your top 10 songs from the '90s? You can vote for your top 10 from VH1's preselected 100 here.

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PrSiren PrSiren 8 years
Third Eye Blind!
casscole casscole 8 years
The verve - bittersweet symphony!!
debdebx3 debdebx3 8 years
I miss the 90's. The music was so great then!
msdyanelk msdyanelk 8 years
EN Vogue
kristya kristya 8 years
Garbage still rocks. They are amazing!
lindaloo lindaloo 8 years
that was fun!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
:oy: ok it wont let me copy n paste so ill just paste my list lol here http://xs219.xs.to/xs219/07366/90s.PNG
lucy76 lucy76 8 years
Although there were some great songs on the list, my favorites were missing! Here are my main problems with the list: 1. I was sad that they chose "creep" by Radiohead. The Bends and OK Computer were amazing albums! 2. NO Morrissey 3. A total lack of good Brit-pop - No Charlatans, No Pulp, No Happy Mondays, No My Bloody Valentine, No Ride, No Lush, No Supergrass, No Portishead, etc.... 4. No Jeff Buckley! 5. Only the common grunge music! "Smells Like Teen Spirit" isn't Nirvana's best song - and I didn't see any Dinosaur Jr.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i worked on my high school yearbook for 3 years and made top 10 lists of the biggest songs of the year - the last year (1998, grade 12) i put in bjork and other stuff that only "certain" people liked. ha! it was the coolest list though - i mean, i didn't want to be known as the students from the year of celine dion!gah! i agree, SoftRockStar - i listened to Gn'r, aerosmith, hole, jewel, alanis, bjork...and lots of country music when i was in high school, so how does one judge me?! one of my best friends really liked celine dion and other stuff which i generally consider "crap" but i just made fun of him a lot - not dismissed his friendship.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 8 years
Lol marcella and CaterpillarGirl--someone being a music snob is the litmus test of whether I want to know someone or not. Somewhat ironic considering that I love music in all its forms, but I find the type of people who huddle together based on mutual tastes in music and dismiss everyone else as "philistines" tedious. : b o s s y :
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 8 years
There were too many songs that brought back too many memories so I just chose randomly: 1. Missy Elliott "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" 2. The Fugees "Killing Me softly with his song" 3. Tupac "California Love" 4. M.C. Hammer "U Can't Touch This" 5. Will Smith "Getting' Jiggy Wit it" 6. Spice Girls "Wannabe" 7. No Doubt "Just A Girl" 8. Notorious B.I.G. "Mo Money, Mo Problems" 9. TLC "Waterfalls" 10. Santana f/ Rob Thomas "Smooth"
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
it wont let me copy and paste (from the sight) so here's my list lol :irk: http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/2353/90soz0.png
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
I loved alot of the bands but not the songs they chose.They went with the most popular they had and the best one.Like Nirvana.They had so many great songs.There's Come as you,In Bloom,Heart Shaped Box,etc.I don't even know how could pick 10 songs.As dorky as it sounds,the 90's were my decade and there are so many songs that have meanings to me from the 90's.
La-Belle La-Belle 8 years
i lovvvvvvvvveeeeeee 90s music. i gonna come up with a sweet list
lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
no order here and from the list they had......and it is VH1 so it's gonna be mainstream type stuff anyway but i am surprised at some of the omissions - tori? no tori :(! Counting Crows - Mr. Jones Tupac - California Love Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg - Nuthin but a G thing Hole - Doll parts Live - I alone Nine IN ch Nails - Closer Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit (though not my favorite Nirvana song) Pearl Jam - Jeremy (though Black is my all time fav) RHCP - Under the Bridge Smashing Pumpkins - Today STP - Interstate love song (not my favorite STP song but eh) Fugees - Killing me Softly ok now i gotta go to itunes and get some of these back in rotation
lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
oh man im gonna go look and pick. MEMories goodness i miss the 90s and being 11-21 :)
pandatron pandatron 8 years
1. Green Day "Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)" 2. R.E.M. "Losing My Religion" 3. Third Eye Blind "Semi-Charmed Life" 4. No Doubt "Just A Girl" 5. Goo Goo Dolls "Iris" 6. Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know" 7. The Cranberries "Linger" 8. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" 9. TLC "Waterfalls" 10. Garbage "Only Happy When It Rains" Crappy list to pick from though, imo.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Mine is (in random order): 1. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris 2. Hanson - MMMbop 3. Britney Spears - Baby One More Time 4. Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle 5. Tupac - California Love 6. Spice Girls - Wannabe 7. Santana w/ Rob Thomas - Smooth 8. Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca 9. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 10. Mary J. Blige - Real Love
marcella marcella 8 years
i add film to the mix. someone can have a fabulous record collection, then ruin it all by having "a walk in the clouds" in their dvd collection (or titanic, sweet home alabama, monster in law, along came polly, rumor has it, picture perfect, and anything staring elisha cuthbert or david schwimmer).
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
musical tastes are the true litmus tests for me
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
i don't know if this song is on the list but what about "killing me softly" remix by the fugees. i think anything alanis gets my vote.....oh how about unbreak my heart by Toni Braxton. i love that song and in spite of her lack of success now, she won a grammy for that song.
marcella marcella 8 years
That's a pretty impressive list CaterpillarGirl! I've love to see whats on your iPod. Remember when you'd just flip through someone's Case Logic to check out their music? It was a great way to weed out friends. Now you can just look at their iPod playlists...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
They didnt have Depeche mode, The Flir, My life with the thrill kill kult, RevCo, PIL, Bowie, dead can dance, bjork, nitzer ebb, die warzau, ministry, bauhaus, christian death, The Cure,Skinny Puppy, Cocteau twins, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Siouxsie, Sinatra, Peter Gabriel, KMFDM, Front 242, X marks the pedwalk, BiGod 20, Sisters of Mercy, Nina Simone, Prince, Barry Manilow, Oingo Boingo, Dead Milkmen, Dean Martin, Alison Krause, Placebo, Velvet Underground,The The, Erasure, Peter Murphy,REM, Stevie Nicks, Danny Elfman, Pixies, Clan of Xymox,Godspeed! you black emperor, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, John Williams(his music is my lifes soundtrack)They might be giants, The Beloved, Tears for Fears, Johnny Cash, The cranes, Einsturzneden neubauten, Sugar cubes, Front line assembly, Queen, Boy George, The Impotent Sea snakes, Duran Duran, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Cinderella,Showtunes, Machines of loving grace, Mission UK,Adam Ant, Killing Joke, Throbbing Gristle, Apoptygma Berzerk,Cabaret Voltaire,L’Ame Inmortelle, God Module, VNV nation, Hanzel und Gretyl. To pick from for me.
marcella marcella 8 years
Add Black Star and OutKast to that list and it's pretty accurate of what was in my Discman in the 90s. It makes me feel really old to think of those huge CD players we used to lug around (and even before that the gigantic shitty walkman). Does anyone still use those things? Seriously!
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
notorious big - JUICY!!!! :love: love that song :o
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