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

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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2Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
This should be number one next to Killing in the Name Of and California Love.
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.
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.
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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
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4Enter Sandman - Metallica
Just <3 it
EXIT light
Enter night!
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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!
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6Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

this song has got to be on the top 10 list

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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
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8Bitter 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.

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9I 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
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10Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Take a Bow - Madonna Listen to sample

12You'll See - Madonna Listen to sample

13Johnny Wanna Live - Sandra Listen to sample

14Lightning 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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15California Love - Tupac
The best rap song of the 90's- possibly of all time.
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16Losing My Religion - R.E.M. Listen to sample

17Man 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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18Self Esteem - The Offspring Listen to sample

19One - U2
Come on guise! Really? Backstreet boys at #2? That is inexcusable. I VOTE 4 U2!
Loved this song! ♡
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20Frozen - Madonna Listen to sample

21Everlong - Foo Fighters
Everlong is an amazing song, but judging by the rest of their output I guess this was just blind luck.
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22One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Listen to sample

23You're Still The One - Shania Twain Listen to sample

24My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion Listen to sample

25I 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.
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26Earth Song - Michael Jackson
This one must to be on top of the list!
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27The Unforgiven - Metallica Listen to sample

28Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Arguably rhcp best song
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29Black or White - Michael Jackson

michael should be no. 1!
when I think of the 90's this is the one song I remember!

30Creep - Radiohead

Classic radiohead- hypnotic and filled with action all at once

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31Angels - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

32...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
I love she's song
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33Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio Listen to sample

34Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

35I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men Listen to sample

36Alive - Pearl Jam Listen to sample

37Don'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.
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38Sabotage - Beastie Boys Listen to sample

39Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez Listen to sample

40Nights In White Satin - Sandra Listen to sample

41Candle In the Wind 1997 - Elton John

42Lithium - Nirvana

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

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43Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

44The 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.

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45Vogue - Madonna

46End of the Road - Boyz Ii Men Listen to sample

47I Need Love - Sandra Listen to sample

48It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion Listen to sample

49(Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams Listen to sample

50Down - 311
311 just knows how to make a damn good song
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51Always - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

52I Don't Wanna Fight - Tina Turner Listen to sample

53Basket 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!


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
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54My Own Worst Enemy - Lit Listen to sample

55Jeremy - 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.
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56Freak On a Leash - Korn Listen to sample

57Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Mesmerizing and simply creative

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58In a Dream - Rockell Listen to sample

59That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain Listen to sample

60The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica Listen to sample

61Beautiful Disaster - 311 Listen to sample

62The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson Listen to sample

63In Bloom - Nirvana

A great song that gets almost no recognition.

Another great song that doesn't get the credit it deserves because of the stature that this song follows(Smells like teen spirit. )

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64Song 2 - Blur

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

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65The Way - Fastball Listen to sample

66Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls Listen to sample

67Bullet 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 -. -

Never gets old.
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68Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
This is the song that started it all...
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69Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

70They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson

71Ordinary World - Duran Duran Listen to sample

72Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas Listen to sample

73GoldenEye - Tina Turner Listen to sample

74Paranoid Android - Radiohead Listen to sample

75Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton Listen to sample

76Thunderstruck - 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

77Two Princes - Spin Doctors Listen to sample

78Walking In Memphis - Cher

79Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis Listen to sample

80Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson Listen to sample

81Heal 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!

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82All the Things She Said - Tatu Listen to sample

83Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue Listen to sample

84Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls Listen to sample

85Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

86Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog

VERY good song with superb vocals.

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87MMMBop - Hanson Listen to sample

88Say It Ain't So - Weezer Listen to sample

89Cemetery Gates - Pantera

90Sad But True - Metallica Listen to sample

91Loser - Beck Listen to sample

92Tomorrow - Silverchair Listen to sample

93Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Hey it deserves more than number 1, it is the best song ever
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94What Is Love - Haddaway Listen to sample

95You Gotta Be - Des'ree
Use to listen to this song all the time.


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96Lazy Days - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

97Life Thru a Lens - Robbie Williams

98Old Before I Die - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

99Linger - The Cranberries
One of the greatest bands of the 90's. 127 Really?
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100Bad Girl - Madonna Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 119 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 234 items, has been remixed 12 times.

Updated Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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