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
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
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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.
What the hell is A Ha doing 1st? That's the electro pop crap from the 80's. Now Nirvana is the real deal of the 90s


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3Enter Sandman - Metallica Listen to sample

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
The song never ceases 2 please
Very heartwarming
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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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6Bitter 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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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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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
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9Angels - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

10Man 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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The Contenders

11Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

12Everlong - 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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13Take a Bow - Madonna Listen to sample

14California Love - Tupac
The best rap song of the 90's- possibly of all time.
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15You'll See - Madonna Listen to sample

16Johnny Wanna Live - Sandra Listen to sample

17Lightning 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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18Losing My Religion - R.E.M. Listen to sample

19One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
The best voice to ever walk this planet forget all others shes #1 Mariah Careyyy
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20The Good Life - Weezer Listen to sample

21Basket 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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22Darkside of Aquarius - Bruce Dickinson Listen to sample

23Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
this song has got to be on the top 10 list
Come on, let's go top 5!
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24Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots Listen to sample

25One - U2
Come on guise! Really? Backstreet boys at #2? That is inexcusable. I VOTE 4 U2!
Loved this song! ♡
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26Self Esteem - The Offspring Listen to sample

27My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion Listen to sample

28Frozen - Madonna Listen to sample

29Creep - Radiohead
Classic radiohead- hypnotic and filled with action all at once
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30You're Still The One - Shania Twain Listen to sample

31Black or White - Michael Jackson
michael should be no. 1!
when I think of the 90's this is the one song I remember!

32La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) - Manic Street Preachers Listen to sample

33I 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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34Nuthin' But a G Thang - Dr. Dre
This is the song that started it all...
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35The Unforgiven - Metallica Listen to sample

36Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why so low, people?!?!? HOW DARE YOU!
Arguably rhcp best song
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37Sign of the Cross - Iron Maiden Listen to sample

38...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
I love she's song
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39Earth Song - Michael Jackson
This one must to be on top of the list!
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40Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio Listen to sample

41Don'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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42Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

43I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men Listen to sample

44Fueled - Anthrax Listen to sample

45Alive - Pearl Jam Listen to sample

46Lithium - 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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47Sabotage - Beastie Boys Listen to sample

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.
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49Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez Listen to sample

50Nights In White Satin - Sandra Listen to sample

51Candle In the Wind 1997 - Elton John

52Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

53Vogue - Madonna

54End of the Road - Boyz Ii Men Listen to sample

55My Own Worst Enemy - Lit Listen to sample

56I Need Love - Sandra Listen to sample

57It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion Listen to sample

58Just a Girl - No Doubt Listen to sample

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

60Down - 311
311 just knows how to make a damn good song
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61Always - Bon Jovi Listen to sample

62I Don't Wanna Fight - Tina Turner Listen to sample

63Jeremy - 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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64Right Now - Van Halen Listen to sample

65In a Dream - Rockell Listen to sample

66Freak On a Leash - Korn Listen to sample

67Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Mesmerizing and simply creative
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68In 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.
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69Song 2 - Blur
WOO HOO- the classic shout in this song. It's a lot better than just the shout, though.
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70The Way - Fastball Listen to sample

71Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls Listen to sample

72That Don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain Listen to sample

73The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica Listen to sample

74Beautiful Disaster - 311 Listen to sample

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 -. -

Never gets old.
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76They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson

77Ordinary World - Duran Duran Listen to sample

78Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

79Paranoid Android - Radiohead Listen to sample

80Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas Listen to sample

81GoldenEye - Tina Turner Listen to sample

82The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson Listen to sample

83I Wanna Go Where the People Go - The Wildhearts Listen to sample

84Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton Listen to sample

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 Listen to sample

87Walking In Memphis - Cher

88Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis Listen to sample

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

90Rock'n'roll Star - Oasis Listen to sample

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!
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92All the Things She Said - Tatu Listen to sample

93Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue Listen to sample

94Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls Listen to sample

95Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

96Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog
VERY good song with superb vocals.
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97MMMBop - Hanson Listen to sample

98Say It Ain't So - Weezer Listen to sample

99Cemetery Gates - Pantera

100Sad But True - Metallica Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 172 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 242 items, has been remixed 14 times.

Updated Sunday, September 21, 2014

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