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.

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1Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

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.

Come on guys, A-ha? Really? Nirvana is the greatest 90's band. They Brought all of music together.

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2East 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

Best Song, best singer, best band... there is nothing more to say

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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

Wonderwall is an amazing song and absolutely is one of the best songs from the 90s! I love that you included this!

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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!

Um...the best rock song ever need to say more?

6Under 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

Not the best chilli peppers song or album but its still damn good

this song has got to be on the top 10 list

Come on, let's go top 5!

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7Killing 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

8Basket 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! - georgielikesgreenday

9Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre

This is the song that started it all...

10California Love - Tupac

The best rap song of the 90's- possibly of all time.

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11Everlong - 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!

12Angels - Robbie Williams

His iconic song but he has done so many more that I like better

13Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

One of the saved best songs. How come the RHCP's aren't in the top 10?

14Creep - Radiohead

Classic radiohead- hypnotic and filled with action all at once

AWESOME song and it should be in the top ten!

15I 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!

Standard music, sweet lyrics, innocent emotions... What else is needed? Love <3 you Backstreet Boys

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.

16Bitter 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.

17The 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.

18Lightning Crashes - Live
19Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
20Man 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.

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