Best Alternative Songs of the '90s

The '90s marked the end of the hair/glam metal scene and the rise of the alternative/grunge. Generally, it can be outlined like this: invented by Faith No More; popularized by Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against the Machine.

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2 Even Flow - Pearl Jam
3 Epic - Faith No More

Faith No More basically invented alternative rock (you should Google them), and this 1990 hit is probably the most influential song of the decade.

4 No Rain - Blind Melon
5 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
6 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
7 All Apologies - Nirvana
8 Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
9 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
10 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

The Contenders

11 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
12 Once in a While - Dishwalla
13 Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
14 Lithium - Nirvana
15 High and Dry - Radiohead
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