Top Ten Greatest Songs That Redefined the 90s


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1Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2Cemetery Gates - Pantera

My Personal favorite - htoutlaws2012

3Thunderstruck - AC/DC
4Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
5Enter Sandman - Metallica
6The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
7Painkiller - Judas Priest
8Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

Metal epicness. There were not many awesome metal songs in 1995, longer than 17 minutes (17:30). As of 2015 there are many. - Metal_Treasure

9Walk - Pantera

My personal favorite by Pantera is Mouth For War but I think that actually Walk redefined the 90's. Walk was more popular in the 90s and maybe it's still the most popular Pantera song. - Metal_Treasure

10Nightfall - Blind Guardian

Nightfall redefined power metal and the meaning of superior vocals in metal. Blind Guardian included more progressive elements, folk tunes and superior overdubbed vocals. By overdubbing his voice multiple times, Hansi created a choir effect with complex overlapping vocal harmonies (in other words, Queen mode in metal). Nightfall wasn't their first song with these elements but namely this song became a symbol of the 90s power metal - a more sophisticated power metal. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Wind of Change - Scorpions

This song and the Fall of the Berlin Wall (and the Iron Curtain) were great symbols of the social changes in Europe in the early 90s. - Metal_Treasure

12Sabotage - Beastie Boys
13Freak On a Leash - Korn
14Unsung - Helmet
15...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
16Believe - Cher
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Top Remixes

1. Cemetery Gates - Pantera
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
1. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
2. Walk - Pantera
3. Nightfall - Blind Guardian



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