Most Beautiful Songs of 90s


The Top Ten

1 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
2 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
3 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
4 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
5 The Bard's Song - In the Forest - Blind Guardian
6 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple
7 Wind of Change - Scorpions
8 I Died for You - Iced Earth
9 Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls

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10 Teardrop - Massive Attack

Elizabeth Fraser (from Cocteau Twins) wrote the lyrics and sang it, during the process, she learnt the death by drowning of her friend Jeff Buckley. "That was so weird... I'd got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song's kind of about him, that's how it feels to me anyway." - Lotuscandy

The Contenders

11 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

My class song! They played this at my graduation.

12 Nightswimming - R.E.M.
13 Nightfall - Blind Guardian
14 Candy - Iggy Pop

It’s a duet with Kate Pierson (from B-52’s), and one half of my username comes from there. - Lotuscandy

15 Wonderwall - Oasis

I have heard of this song. - Fandomstuck

16 World in My Eyes - Depeche Mode

I grew up with their music, and finally got to see them live in 2014, perfect evening & great band. - Lotuscandy

17 Jesus to a Child - George Michael
18 One - U2
19 Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
20 High Hopes - Pink Floyd
21 Melancholy - Iced Earth
22 Miss Sarajevo - Passengers

Passengers (U2 + Brian Eno) featuring Luciano Pavarotti.
This song evokes the everyday life in a city at war. The Siege of Sarajevo (Bosnia) was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, lasting from April 1992 till February 1996, and was not much covered by the media.
Bono produced a film based on Sarajevo's underground resistance movement, in order to raise international awareness about what was happening there. The film is a documentary by Bill Carter about a beauty pageant held in the midst of war-torn Sarajevo. The music video contains excerpts from the documentary with striking imagery, such as a shot of beauty pageant contestants holding up a banner with the words "DON'T LET THEM KILL US" as seen on the single's artwork. - Lotuscandy

23 Hyperballad - Björk
24 Your Ghost - Kristin Hersh

With backing vocals from Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.), written by Kristin Hersh and later covered by Greg Laswell.
This song is a bit special for me, as we were in our late teens, two of my closest friends died unexpectedly in the space of 2 years. This is one of a few songs which are for ever related to them in my mind, I almost feel like I can "connect" to them listening to those songs. - Lotuscandy

25 Karma Police - Radiohead
26 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
27 Con Te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli
28 Something in the Way - Nirvana
29 Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
30 Sanvean - I Am Your Shadow - Lisa Gerrard

She is known as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry, and has a successful solo career that includes soundtrack work.
She co-wrote the song with composer Andrew Claxton, during rehearsals in Ireland for the 1993 Dead Can Dance international tour, missing her family that had remained in Australia. Her incredible contralto voice delivers the message magnificently, in a euphonic and emotional pseudo-language (Glossolalia) that she often uses in her work. - Lotuscandy

31 Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
32 Live Forever - Oasis
33 Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
34 7 Seconds - Youssou 'N Dour and Neneh Cherry
35 Northern Star - Hole

Written by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson, it's from 1998's Celebrity Skin album.
It is believed to be about Kurt Cobain, and I think it's the case, I can really hear her suffering and anger in this one. She gets me every time when she starts screaming, so much emotion in those screams, I hear it as a "widow song".
I saw a live version on Youtube (she wears a white dress, on a little intimate stage with dark background) which is more raw and even more heartbreaking. - Lotuscandy

36 Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue
37 Frozen - Madonna
38 The Show Must Go On - Queen
39 The Unforgiven - Metallica

I assumed this was already on the list, and checked twice, but no, so I had to add it, because it's a beautiful song - Lotuscandy

40 Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
41 Starálfur - Sigur RÓS
42 Blindfold - Morcheeba
43 All is Full of Love - Björk

There's a live version on youtube (the "amazing live performance") which gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it, it's even better than the original. - Lotuscandy

44 Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
45 Nella Fantasia - Sarah Brightman
46 Emotionally Yours - The O'Jays
47 Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
48 My Back Pages - Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and George Harrison
49 Lightning Crashes - Live
50 Black - Pearl Jam
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Candy - Iggy Pop
2. Nightswimming - R.E.M.
3. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
1. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
2. Wonderwall - Oasis
3. The Bard's Song - In the Forest - Blind Guardian
1. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
2. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

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