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).
Best Song, best singer, best band... there is nothing more to say
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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
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.
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.
[Newest]Why isn't this first? :(

3Enter Sandman - Metallica

4Wonderwall - 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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5Bitter 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.

6November 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!

7I 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

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

9Angels - Robbie Williams

10Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

The Contenders

11Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

12Man 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.

13Basket 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

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!

15California Love - Tupac
The best rap song of the 90's- possibly of all time.

16Take a Bow - Madonna

17You'll See - Madonna

18Johnny Wanna Live - Sandra

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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20One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
The best voice to ever walk this planet forget all others shes #1 Mariah Careyyy

21The Good Life - Weezer

22Self Esteem - The Offspring

23Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

24Alive - Pearl Jam

25Darkside of Aquarius - Bruce Dickinson

26Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
this song has got to be on the top 10 list
Come on, let's go top 5!

27Lithium - Nirvana
I know you think I'm crazy for putting this at the best Nirvana song, but just listen to it again.

28One - U2
Come on guise! Really? Backstreet boys at #2? That is inexcusable. I VOTE 4 U2!
Loved this song! ♡

29Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

30My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

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

32Frozen - Madonna

33Black or White - Michael Jackson
michael should be no. 1!
when I think of the 90's this is the one song I remember!

34You're Still The One - Shania Twain

35I 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.

36La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) - Manic Street Preachers

37Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
This is the song that started it all...

38The Unforgiven - Metallica

39Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why so low, people?!?!? HOW DARE YOU!
Arguably rhcp best song

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

41Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden

42Don'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.

43Earth Song - Michael Jackson
This one must to be on top of the list!

44Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio

45Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi

46I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men

47Fueled - Anthrax

48The 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.

49Sabotage - Beastie Boys

50Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez

51Nights In White Satin - Sandra

52Candle In the Wind 1997 - Elton John

53My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

54Vogue - Madonna

55End of the Road - Boyz Ii Men

56Song 2 - Blur
WOO HOO- the classic shout in this song. It's a lot better than just the shout, though.

57I Need Love - Sandra

58It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion

59Just a Girl - No Doubt

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

61Jeremy - 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.

62Down - 311
311 just knows how to make a damn good song

63Always - Bon Jovi

64I Don't Wanna Fight - Tina Turner

65In a Dream - Rockell

66Right Now - Van Halen

67Freak On a Leash - Korn

68Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Mesmerizing and simply creative

69In 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.

70The Way - Fastball

71Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

72That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain

73The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica

74Beautiful Disaster - 311

75Bullet 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.

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

77Paranoid Android - Radiohead

78Ordinary World - Duran Duran

79Wind of Change - Scorpions

80Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas

81GoldenEye - Tina Turner

82The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

83I Wanna Go Where the People Go - The Wildhearts

84Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

85Thunderstruck - 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

86Two Princes - Spin Doctors

87Walking In Memphis - Cher

88Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis

89Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

90Rock'n'roll Star - Oasis

91Heal 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!

92All the Things She Said - Tatu

93Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue

94Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

95Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

96Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog
VERY good song with superb vocals.

97MMMBop - Hanson

98Say It Ain't So - Weezer

99Cemetery Gates - Pantera

100Sad But True - Metallica

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This list was created 6 years, 205 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 243 items, has been remixed 15 times.

Updated Friday, October 24, 2014


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