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

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
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2Even Flow - Pearl Jam Listen to sample

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.
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4No Rain - Blind Melon Listen to sample

5Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden Listen to sample

6Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

7All Apologies - Nirvana Listen to sample

8Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead Listen to sample

9Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

10Jeremy - Pearl Jam Listen to sample

The Contenders

11The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana Listen to sample

12Once in a While - Dishwalla Listen to sample

13Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana Listen to sample

14Lithium - Nirvana Listen to sample

15High and Dry - Radiohead Listen to sample

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