Greatest Artists and Bands of the 90s

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The Top Ten

1
Nirvana
How could one honestly hear "greatest bands of the 90s" without just automatically think "nirvana"?
One of greatests of all time... Gods of GRUNGE... I was very confused between them and radiohead( most innovative in 90's). But I think in terms of influence nirvana have slight edge... In my opinion...
No way in hell any artist from the nineties is anywhere near Nirvana. They inspired a revolution among teenagers. Had it not been for Kurt Cobain's tragic death in '94 Nirvana would've been one of the best if the 2000's too! Nirvana isn't just the best artist of the nineties. They're one of the best artists of all time.

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2Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's music and influence encompasses the whole Earth. In Every square mile of Earth, you would find a man who knows Michael Jackson. His Legacy and Transcendence is eternal and immortal. I hope no one has forgotten his fabulous and larger than life DANGEROUS WORLD TOUR, AND THE HISTORY WORLD TOUR. At a time when artists wrote about girls, money and sex, he came up with essestial contributions to music with songs like " Heal The World", " Earth Song", "They don't care about us ". He not only entertained us, He Sustained us. They is no one like him, there will be no one like him.
ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTIST OF THE CENTURY! DEFINITELY THE KING OF POP! His music influence and touches heart all of the people, and HE CHANGE THE WORLD by helping other people. HE BROKE THE BARRIER ON RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, that's why people love him! HIS LEGACY WILL NVER BE FORGOTTEN! MJ IS INCOMPARABLE, AND IRREPLECEABLE NO ONE COULD EVER TAKE HIS PLACE, AND HIS STAR WILL SHINE FOREVER! LOVE you THE LEGEND, KING OF ALL MUSIC!
MJ is what a entertainer is, he sings, he dances, he greets his fans with love and thoughtfulness, some singers now you have to dam near grab them to get autograph, Michael just gave it to U. Some say Michael was weird and crazy, but if you sang in front of people for all your childhood, you would be weird to. I miss him and loved him.
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3A-ha
Ok, so you only know "take on me".
What a shame! The real a-ha are so much more than catchy eighties synth-pop-tunes - deeper - darker - better - 90s! Go and get their extraordinary 1993 album "memorial beach" and be surprised! a-ha rock!
A-ha the best band of all time. Best Lyrics, best compositions, best songwriters, best sound, best male vocalist... And the most beautiful frontman of all time
A-ha is the best band on earth. Real musicians.
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4Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is one of the most underrated bands period. And that's talking about a band that sold millions of records. Layne Staley was one of the most amazing poets in music. His material was dark, and that does not appeal to everyone and perhaps that contributes to them not receiving the recognition they deserve, but I challenge anyone to read up a bit on Staley, his life and his struggles, and then read his lyrics. They are incredible.

Jerry Cantrell is a musical genius. He is an amazing songwriter and guitar player and the combination of he and Staley was like lightning in a bottle. Its unfortunate the way things went with the band, but I suppose that's rock and roll for you.

PS - If you are an Alice in Chains fans - specifically Layne Staley era - check out Mad Season's 'Above' album. You won't be disappointed.
Not only the greatest band of the 90s but of all time. All their songs are amazing. Everything they wrote was with such quality and diversity.

This band had two musical geniuses. Layne Staley had the most amazing and unique voice you'll ever hear and Jerry Cantrell was one of the greatest guitar players in rock history. Together they wrote history.
No one possessed the amazing voice that Layne had period. The passion, pain and sheer amazement of his vocal range in each and every one of their songs, are second to none. Between jerrys guitar skills and their dual harmonization make them the top band of the nineties and one of the greatest of all time
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5Green Day
When I come around
All their albums make me cry because they're so good.
My all time favorite 90s band
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6Soundgarden
Impossible to see this top 90s band trailing so many unfit to be among the best decade in music history.

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7Backstreet Boys
One of the best pop vocal groups of all time. Their harmonies are fantastic. Dominated the late 90's era.
The best boyband ever.. Nick, Kev, B-rok, AJ and Howie D. Knows how to use and blend thier voices, with the right expressions.. Singing from the heart! They all know how to play musical instruments.. They don't just sing.. They dance very well. Backstreet Boys sold the most records and have the greatest hits in every album. And they continue to elevate their performance each time them come up with an album. And this 2012, they will be recording their 8th album KTBSPA!
Backstreet Boys are definitively one of the best pop vocal groups of all time. They ruled the late 90's music decade in pop genre. Their harmonies are the best.
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8Pearl Jam
I don't know what all those pop artists are doing so high up considering they were more predominant in either the 80s or 2000s. I love MJ, but his 90s work should not earn him the number one spot.

Justintime221

This and nirvana best bands here.. No one else has a voice like eddie or kurt
Best band of all time kurt only made a couple hits so he's pretty much famous for killing himself
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9Metallica
HAHAH! Can't stop laughing! 9th?! This must be a joke! They sold most albums 1991 with Metallica or "Black Album" and you don't see that great? God this world is getting more weird by the days!

theswedishn00b


10Bon Jovi
A guy who started out in the 80's (if not in the 70's) and is still Vibrating those vocal chords!
BON JOVI - THE BEST ROCK BAND EVER!

Toxy

I like a person who knows what he or she's taliking about.

The Contenders

11System of a Down
System of a down offers so much, beautiful vocals, thought provoking satire, and some of the craziest yet most intriguing songs known to man! "chop suey" and "lost in Hollywood" will melt your heart.
Still brilliant today fantastic, different nobody like them
Amazing band. Serj Tankian and his vocals are something else.

12Our Lady Peace

13Guns N Roses
Still awesome in the 90s, better than Michael Jackson for sure, get back together.
Guns N Roses and Michael Jackson are tied for first.

Alpha101


14Pulp

15Westlife
In my own opinion, I think Westlife should be at #1... Bec. we all know that they sing comes from the heart.. Furthermore their songs was really really inspiring, and it is really good too. They are the best, the greatest band that I have ever encountered... esp. their hits songs like WHAT MAKES A MAN, WORLD OF OUR OWN, CLOSE, SOMETHING RIGHT, A FRAGILE HEART, and so forth... then if you are not convince, then why don't you try to listen to their songs that I've mentioned... Sure you love it too.
Their music nurtured all generation. Westlife makes us feel happy and brand new with the meaning songs. Thanks West for bringing to me wonderful songs and especially love and belief to live. Thank for all. All my love Westlife. Love you always: NICO SHANEY MARKIE KIDO=WESTLIFE
Great pop singers one the finest the music ever had just love their music. Maybe some don't like them because of their remakes but take note they make good version of songs
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16K.S. Chithra
She Started to rock late 80's and continued in 90's and still now

17Radiohead
Seriously? Westlife above Radiohed? Wow. Which band is manufactured so 12 year old girls like them and which band made Paranoid Android, one of the best songs of all time? Radiohead changed music and the emotion they give off is just amazing. Listen to No Surprises, Let Down or Fake Plastic Trees to see what I mean. Awesome band!
These voters clearly haven't heard Creep, Paranoid Android, and Idioteque. Radiohead is a top 10 band without a doubt. Their influence is incredible and their musical style is honestly one of a kind. Similar can be said of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
I would say Nirvana but I'm not having Britney Spears over Radiohead. Thom Yorke's singing is angelic and the raw emotion in songs such as 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'How to disappear Completely' is just so connecting to the listener. Fantastic band.
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18Rage Against the Machine
#1 all the way

19Britney Spears
Britney is the best
Her debut single alone (... Baby one more time) puts her right up there!

20Stone Temple Pilots

21Smashing Pumpkins

22Tool

23Aerosmith

24George Michael

25Bryan Adams

Really one of the most popular artist who has fan all over the world. That shows his greatness

everything i do
heaven
summer of 69

jwileson


26PJ Harvey

27Mariah Carey
Come On Mimi dominated the 90's from 1990-1999 with number one hits and albums. She also won grammy's, american music awards, and billboard music awards including artist of the DECADE!
She has a 5 octave range is the most successful artists of the 90s
She has the most #1 for the 90s come on
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28Red Hot Chili Peppers

I think nirvana and red hot chilli peppers are both awesome but where is smashing pumpkins? or pearl jam? or tool? and why is backstreet boys on here they suck bad!

a7xfan93

Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the best album of all time, what the hell are the backstreet boys doing at number 1?!?!

Chickenlegs


29Better Than Ezra

30Eminem

31Korn
This band revived metal in the 90's in a time dominated by grunge. Their down tuned guitars, heavy drums, hip hop inspired bass lines, and angry, pain ridden vocals created a genre very popular in the 90's, nü metal. The fact that this band is not in top ten amazes me.

32Christina Aguilera
YOU ALL DON'T KNOW THE 90s AT ALL! The 90s was dominated by pop music. It's hard to admit but it was the truth. Just face the facts. And Christina Aguilera deserves to be on the list. But if there should be a No. 1, I think it's pretty clear it's either The Backstreet Boys or Madonna.

JazHoney3


33Sandra

34Blink-182

35Big Sugar

36Bjork

37Def Leppard

38Ricky Martin

39Jeff Buckley

40Weezer

41Robbie Williams
Became massive in the 1990s and just kept on going
A major music artist
The best of all time
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42Shania Twain

43Blind Melon

44Oasis
They managed to come into the spotlight right before Radiohead made their mark.
Oasis are the best band of the 90's, much better than Nirvana

Monners55

Should be number 1 in the 90s
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45Avril Lavigne
She's so wonderful and pretty

46Whitney Houston

47Nine Inch Nails

48Spice Girls
Even if they were not sexy as some have said, to me they were the sexiest thing (not just beauty but the whole package). Boy bands dominated the music industry so it was nice to have a change. Coupled with their beauty, the chemistry between them in terms of the music was heavenly and they produced some friggin awesome tracks (I listen to them today and still haven't lost the feeling). Most of them being hits and they dominated the world for some time in the 90s. I mean even people hiding under rocks would have heard of them lol.
Because they are the best fenomenun pop of the 90's and the biggest girlgroup of UK and of all times, 80 millions sold albums, and others.
They were awesome and dominated like noother. They had the moves the personalities, and great songs. That's why they are the best artists of the 90's

49Days of the New

50Belinda Carlisle

51Garth Brooks

The Dance
Thunder Rolls
many, many more...


52Duran Duran

532pac
The best artist of the90's

54AC/DC
The band your parents didn't want you too listen to but you had to

55H.I.M.

56Savage Garden
They're amazing I love their song truly madly deeply

57Destiny's Child

Destiny's child dominated the music scene in the girl band area and should totally be in the top five.

fisto77

Destiny's Child is one of the best girl groups of the late 90's- especially with the girl power man bashing songs they had in the 90's and I think Destiny's Child Say My Name song is their best 90's song from the 90's and


58TLC
The biggest R&B Girl group of all time!

59Queen
Innuendo, show must go on, headlong... This single's are just from ONE album.

60Celine Dion

61No Doubt
Amazing Band, worked their way up to the top, every album is different and follows a different and well executed concept, nothing sounds the same and they always put very much thought and emotion behind their work and have a good sense for the little details that make the difference.
Gwen is an iconic figure and few female singers can match her energy and stage acting skills.

The 90s have loads of great Bands like Radiohead, Blur, NIN, Oasis, RHCP which are amazing and would equally deserve a vote too, unfortunately I only have one.
WHAAT number 54 is rediculous they helped bring an entire genre of music mainstream. Any song they made was better then any crap Gwen made after she left.

62'N Sync

63Kyuss
A very underrated band.

64The Verve

65Roxette

66Alanis Morissette
Best female musician of the 90s.
Such Great vocal talent

67Limp Bizkit

68Jane's Addiction

69The Notorious B.I.G.
Come on! Did everyone forgot about rap at the 90's! Him and Tupac ruled the whole world at that time either him or tupac is supposed to be at the top 5 list

70Goo Goo Dolls

71Aaliyah
I love you rip princess/baby girl
I LOVE AALIYAH! RIP:(

72Motörhead

73Eurythmics

74Dr. Dre

75Beck
Should be top 10

76Dinosaur Jr.

77Hole

78Pavement
Great band. They are really quite mis-understood though. People sometimes don't give them a chance. But, those are also the people who have never heard of (or don't like because they also never gave a chance) sonic youth, Dinosaur Jr, Yo La Tengo, MBV and Built to Spill.
The indie-rock band to rule them all. From Slanted and Enchanted to Terror Twilight, each of pavements 5 albums is a masterpiece. Lyrically complex, musically innovative, they are unquestionably the best band of the 90's.

79Nickelback
They started in mid 90's they were going to be a thing if they just kept playing that way
There a great band

80Spitz

81New Kids On the Block

82Gareth Gates

83Toni Braxton

84Shaggy
Boombastic and Oh Carolina were HUGE! They were great songs that bought reggae and ska back into the public eye! Maybe not the greatest artist but certainly one of the biggest of the 90s

85Sex Pistols

86Nelson

87Bush
This was THE band of the 90s, every album was a blockbuster in its own respect and their discography is something few can match today.

88Alicia Keys

89DMX

90LSG

91Deftones

92Take That

93KIss

94Sade

95Novecento

96Dora Carofiglio

97Manic Street Preachers

98Worlds Apart

99The Pixies

100Micheal Learns to Rock
How can this band not even be on the list? THey were and are the greatest bands of all time. Listen to their songs and I'm sure you will all agree with me. Try 'The Actor'.

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