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).
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.
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]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


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!


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!


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

12Angels - Robbie Williams

13Everlong - 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!

14Man 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.

15Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

16Alive - Pearl Jam

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

18Black or White - Michael Jackson
michael should be no. 1!
when I think of the 90's this is the one song I remember!

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


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!

23One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
The best voice to ever walk this planet forget all others shes #1 Mariah Careyyy

24Self Esteem - The Offspring

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

26Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
This is the song that started it all...

27Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

28The Good Life - Weezer

29Darkside of Aquarius - Bruce Dickinson

30Creep - Radiohead
Classic radiohead- hypnotic and filled with action all at once

31In 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.

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

33Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots

34I 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.

35My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

36My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

37Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain

38La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) - Manic Street Preachers

39Don'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.

40You're Still The One - Shania Twain

41The Unforgiven - Metallica

42Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why so low, people?!?!? HOW DARE YOU!
Arguably rhcp best song

43Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

44Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden

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

50Freak On a Leash - Korn

51I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men

52Fueled - Anthrax

53Miami - Will Smith

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.

59Jeremy - 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.

60End of the Road - Boyz Ii Men

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

62Just a Girl - No Doubt

63Numb - U2

64In a Dream - Rockell

65Down - 311
311 just knows how to make a damn good song

66Always - Bon Jovi

67Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Mesmerizing and simply creative

68Say It Ain't So - Weezer

69The Way - Fastball

70Right Now - Van Halen

71Spoonman - Soundgarden

72Come As You Are - Nirvana

73Bullet 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.

74You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses

75They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson

76Paranoid Android - Radiohead

77Ordinary World - Duran Duran

78That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain

79The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica

80Beautiful Disaster - 311

81Dear Mama - Tupac
Deserves to be in top 30 at least

82Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas

83Vogue - Madonna

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

85The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

86I Wanna Go Where the People Go - The Wildhearts

87Mr Vain - Culture Beat

88Thunderstruck - 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

89Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

90Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

91Wind of Change - Scorpions

92Two Princes - Spin Doctors

93Heal 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!

94All the Things She Said - Tatu

95Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue

96Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

97When I Come Around - Green Day

98Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson

99Rock'n'roll Star - Oasis

100Down - Stone Temple Pilots

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This list was created 6 years, 304 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 263 items, has been remixed 15 times.

Updated Saturday, January 31, 2015

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