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

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.

A song that helped pioneer grunge rock and changed the way we think about rock and roll yet again. RIP Kurt Cobain

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2East of the Sun - A-ha

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

I fart every time I hear this song

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4Enter Sandman - Metallica

This song is so boss. GO Metallica!

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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!

Right now I'm crying because of November Rain, it's just the best

Should be third behind Wonderwall and Under the Bridge. it's one of the greatest songs of all time

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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! - georgielikesgreenday

Do you have the time?
To listen to me whine?
About everything and nothing
All at once?
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone no doubt about it

Seriously, this is the best Green Day song. Definitely one of the best of the 90s

7Under 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

Great song I mean who is picking Metallica in front of this. This should be at least top 5

This song should be #1 in my opinion. So much meaning and absolutely beautiful.

Second behind Wonderwall. Such a meaningful and beautiful song!

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8Killing 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

9Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre

This is the song that started it all...

The greatest rap song ever. Also the catchiest! Everything about it is perfect!

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10Everlong - 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!

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The Newcomers

?Gotta Get Away - The Offspring

The Contenders

11Self Esteem - The Offspring
12California Love - Tupac

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

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13Angels - Robbie Williams

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

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14I 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!

Boy bands are disgrace to music - malamJONES

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15Paranoid 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.

This is better than backstreet boys! Way better! This should be up with smells like teen spirit! I love everyone who voted for this by the way. Also whoever voted for creep is one! - KidA

Truly an epic. Only beaten by Street Spirit. I couldn't find Street Spirit so I voted for this. Truly one of the best songs ever.

16Lightning Crashes - Live

I voted this because my opinion matters.

One of the most underrated songs of the 90s

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17Say It Ain't So - Weezer

I'm glad this songs towards the front and above the good life for once.

18Bitter 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.

19Jeremy - 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.

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.

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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.

Awesome and should be higher. Queens finest

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