Best Alternative Songs of the '90s

The '90s marked the end of the hair/glam metal scene and the rise of the alternative/grunge. Generally, it can be outlined like this: invented by Faith No More; popularized by Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against the Machine. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

2Even Flow - Pearl Jam

3Epic - Faith No More
Faith No More basically invented alternative rock (you should Google them), and this 1990 hit is probably the most influential song of the decade.

4No Rain - Blind Melon

5Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

6Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

7All Apologies - Nirvana

8Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

9Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

10Jeremy - Pearl Jam

The Contenders

11The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana

12Once in a While - Dishwalla

13Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana

14Lithium - Nirvana

15High and Dry - Radiohead

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