Best Songs of the '90s

Smells Like Teen Spirit wasn't the only song from the 90's. In fact it may not even be the best. Voice your choice. 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
East of the Sun - A-ha
One of the best songs ever, so deep and blue. It deserves the first place. A-HA is the best band ever and so much underrated. Just listen to the Songs "Out of blue comes green", "Lamb to the slaughter", "Slander Frame", "I call your name", "Sycamore leaves", "There´s never a forever thing", "Scoundrel days", "Living a boy´s Advanture tale", "Lifelines", "Summer moved on", "Cold river"... listen to all their songs and see how genial they are.
This is not only the best Song of the 90`s it is also one of the best Songs ever made by the best Band of the last 25 years. Morten proves in this Song with his deep voice his qualities as a baritone although he used to sing often falsetto. This Song is like a fairy tale, like to plunge into a fantasy world, this is a song which remainds of the ballads from Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings).
Full of melancholy, what else could be expected from this wonderful band who is recognized for this? The music is perfect and Morten's vocals are different but magnificent all the same. No one can argue that while grunge was at its peak East of the Sun was the best and most underrated

2Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO?
This should be number one next to Killing in the Name Of and California Love.
An iconic song that changed the decade and how music is made, viewed, and listened to. I thank this trio of geniuses for birthing such an inspiration.
It's too far down you say? There are many more good songs than this, and the one's in front of it right now are better than it, too.
[Newest]Come on guys, A-ha? Really? Nirvana is the greatest 90's band. They Brought all of music together.

3Wonderwall - Oasis
Wonderwall should be number 1 best song of the 90s not 3rd and Live Forever should be in the top 10 as well Live Forever not even in the top 76 who made this list
Heartfelt and catchy at the same time.
god song mellow but good and souled be 1 ON THIS LIST
[Newest]This is one of the top 10 best songs ever! It should be a crime to put this any lower than #1 on this list

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4Enter Sandman - Metallica
This song is so boss. GO Metallica!

5November Rain - Guns N' Roses
Shoud be in the top 10, I mean come on number 13. Thats a great song and Slash and Axl preform at thier best!

6Basket Case - Green Day
Best punk rock song ever... On 29? Please vote ya. But I can't understand what you like in smells like teen spirit and wonderwall these songs are good but not so much good. I can take wonderwall anyways but smells like teen spirit, what it really means and what is great in it I can't understand. Just normal music, normal vocal and stupid lyrics. And this song is rated in top 3? I takes Somwhere I belong a song by linkin park just a good hit by linkin park. Really its far away better than smell... It have better lyrics, vocal and music. Green Day and linkin park have almost more 50 songs each which are good then smells like... If don't trust try it
What the hell? This should be in the top ten! One of the best songs ever! Please vote, people!

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7Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
Such an excellent piece of music, with the simple string melody repeating on the background
Possibly the greatest song of all time
So epic and catchy. mixes so well.

8I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys are one of The Best Boy Bands of all time! I Love them and I'm very happy when I listen their songs. They helped me a lot with their music! "I Want It That Way" is a worldwide hit single and became the most successful single from a boy band! This song broke the record for most radio station adds, and it's number one in the charts in many countries. "I Want It That Way" is one of The Greatest Songs of the 90's! This song is amazing, incredible and unforgettable!
I love this group of boys like there's no tomorow. They make me smile even on my worst day in addition to, also, being the only musicians/boybands/singers/artists that I go fan-crazy for just at the sight of them, virtual or real, or if hear a song of their's playing anywhere, which is strange because I don't get obssesd easily... Absolutely pure magic they and their music is.
Standard music, sweet lyrics, innocent emotions... What else is needed? Love <3 you Backstreet Boys

9Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
Are you kidding me? I voted for this to get it up higher. I don't think its the best but it is at least worthy of a top 5 spot. This song is kickass and launched RATM into the mainstream to continue blowing peoples minds. Nu-Metal was made by these guys. Long live RATM

10Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
One of the saved best songs. How come the RHCP's aren't in the top 10?

The Contenders

11Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
This song is one of the best songs of all time! How this isn't number one surprises me! It was one of most important songs ever created!

FireNinja606

this song has got to be on the top 10 list
Come on, let's go top 5!

12Angels - Robbie Williams

13Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Pretty sure this song is way better than where it is currently ranked. Also sure that you still hear this song on the radio, can't recall hearing any Backstreet Boys or SG on the radio lately.

14Everlong - Foo Fighters
Everlong is an amazing song, but judging by the rest of their output I guess this was just blind luck.
This song is amazing! Dave Grohl's voice just rocks it and deserve to be on the top ten!

15Black or White - Michael Jackson
michael should be no. 1!
when I think of the 90's this is the one song I remember!

16Alive - Pearl Jam

17California Love - Tupac
The best rap song of the 90's- possibly of all time.

18Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

19Lightning Crashes - Live
This is really an amazing song Live really hit it big with this one, and if you listen to the lyrics you will be touched I guarantee it

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20The Show Must Go On - Queen
Rock on, Queen! Love you guys, The Show Must Go On is amazing, *my soul is painted like the wings of butterflies... *, love it.

21...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
I love she's song

22Take a Bow - Madonna
Very beautiful song! True masterpiece!

23Self Esteem - The Offspring

24Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

25Lithium - Nirvana
I know you think I'm crazy for putting this at the best Nirvana song, but just listen to it again.

26The Good Life - Weezer

27Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
This is the song that started it all...

28Darkside of Aquarius - Bruce Dickinson

29In Bloom - Nirvana
Another great song that doesn't get the credit it deserves because of the stature that this song follows(Smells like teen spirit. )
A great song that gets almost no recognition.

30Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

31Creep - Radiohead
Classic radiohead- hypnotic and filled with action all at once

32One - U2
Come on guise! Really? Backstreet boys at #2? That is inexcusable. I VOTE 4 U2!
Loved this song! ♡

33I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Whitney is one of the best singers of all time. The song is an enduring legacy of the great singer that was Whitney Houston.

34One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
The best voice to ever walk this planet forget all others shes #1 Mariah Careyyy

35Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain

36My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

37La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) - Manic Street Preachers

38You're Still The One - Shania Twain

39The Unforgiven - Metallica

40Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why so low, people?!?!? HOW DARE YOU!
Arguably rhcp best song

41Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Although nobody can top the Beatles, Oasis gave them a run for their money, yeah?

"But don't look back in anger, I heard you say"
I love this song. It's one of my all time favorites, and I am a HUGE 90's music fan. It doesn't get much better than this.
a very underrated song that is very catchy to listen to.

42Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden

43Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

44My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

45Earth Song - Michael Jackson
This one must to be on top of the list!

46Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio

47Changes - Tupac

48You'll See - Madonna

49Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi

50I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men

51Fueled - Anthrax

52Miami - Will Smith

53Freak On a Leash - Korn

54Sabotage - Beastie Boys

55Frozen - Madonna

56Candle In the Wind 1997 - Elton John

57Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited

58Song 2 - Blur
WOO HOO- the classic shout in this song. It's a lot better than just the shout, though.

59End of the Road - Boyz Ii Men

60Jeremy - Pearl Jam
How this is not number 1... No clue. This is honestly one of the best songs of all time! That is coming from a die hard metalhead and someone who usually doesn't listen to this stuff.
No better song in the world. That's all I have to say.
Screw evorybody who didn't vote pearl jam as number on, Jeremy is not my favorite songs but its still the song that made the 90, s happen.come on people. Pearl jam should be number one, next to nirvana.

61It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion

62Numb - U2

63Down - 311
311 just knows how to make a damn good song

64Always - Bon Jovi

65Come As You Are - Nirvana
This is an amazing song, why isn't it in the top 30 at least?!

66In a Dream - Rockell

67Paranoid Android - Radiohead
This was easily the best song of the 90s. Sure better than any that Madonna and Backstreet Boys put out. Also, Creep is higher than Paranoid Android on this list? Hell no. Creep is easily the most overrated Radiohead song in existence.

Here's why Radiohead's the best band of the 90s. Ed O'Brien's rhythm guitar skills are flawless. Jonny Greenwood's guitar solos are orgasms to the ears. Thom Yorke's eccentric yet deep vocals leave you in tears. Colin Greenwood's MASSIVE bass lines are simply amazing.

Not to mention Philip Selway is easily the most musically skilled drummer of the 90s. His absolute precision and ability to pull off the odd times that Radiohead's songs have, is incredible. No other drummer of the 90s could pull off such excellent drum lines, not even Travis Barker.

Seriously, Radiohead's music is so much more original than the rest of the 90s, and Paranoid Android epitomizes this fact. Just give it a listen, you'll see why.

68Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Mesmerizing and simply creative

69Say It Ain't So - Weezer

70Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Bullet With Butterfly Wings is the best song by the Smashing Pumpkins, and this really needs to be higher on the list!
Smashing Pumpkins are so much better then bands like Green Day and 311, so how is this no. 59? People are stupid -. -
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE.

Never gets old.

71Just a Girl - No Doubt

72Right Now - Van Halen

73Spoonman - Soundgarden

74The Way - Fastball

75You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses

76They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson
HOW IS IT SO LOW DOWN IN THE LIST? IT IS THE BEST SONG EVER MJ'S VOICE IS SO POWERFUL AND THE BEATS ARE SO STRONG I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT INSTANTLY

77Ordinary World - Duran Duran

78Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

79That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain

80The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica

81Beautiful Disaster - 311

82Dear Mama - Tupac
Deserves to be in top 30 at least

83Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas

84Vogue - Madonna

85(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams

86Rooster - Alice In Chains

87The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

88I Wanna Go Where the People Go - The Wildhearts

89Mr Vain - Culture Beat

90Thunderstruck - AC/DC
1. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
2. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
3. Smels Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
4. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
5. Alive - Pearl Jam
6. Standing In The Doorway - Bob Dylan
7. Karma Police - Radiohead
8. Painkiller - Judas Priest
9. Basket Case - Green Day
10. Are you Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz

91Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

92Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

93Ray of Light - Madonna

94Two Princes - Spin Doctors

95Heal the World - Michael Jackson
this is priceless... such an amazing song.. everything is great.. lyrics, singing, melody, arrangement and let's not forget how much this song really helped.. all made by the great Michael Jackson.
this is how music should be... such a great song by the greatest artist ever!

96All the Things She Said - Tatu

97Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue

98Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

99When I Come Around - Green Day

100Rock'n'roll Star - Oasis

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This list was created 6 years, 360 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 264 items, has been remixed 15 times.

Updated Saturday, March 28, 2015


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