Top Ten Classic European Songs of the 90s

The 90s were an awesome decade. It was a creative peak for both independent and Hollywood cinema, many norms of our modern world views were introduced, cartoons were arguably stronger than ever before, and a certain dingo that now makes lists and writes reviews was born.

There was also a bunch of great music, but in that respect, Europe and the USA were quite different. While America was soaked into the grunge movement with strong love for punkish alternative rock, Europe had the rave culture, and a deep love affair with techno and eurodance. Of course, on both continents, that wasn't all there is. Pop and more traditional rock was still very popular in that decade.

The songs on this list are the most iconic European tunes of the 90s. Enjoy.

The Top Ten

1 Wind of Change - Scorpions

I love this song and I'm glad to hear it defined the 90s in Europe. - Metal_Treasure

It's the 15th best selling single of all time and was a number one hit in many countries. Its signature whistling melody is iconic. - Martin_Canine

Beautiful. - Ananya

2 No Limit - 2 Unlimited

Who is that hot girl in the silver corset? Catchy song to be honest.

3 Candle In the Wind (1997 Version) - Elton John
4 All That She Wants - Ace of Base
5 Rhythm Is a Dancer - Snap!
6 What is Love - Haddaway

Awesome Song!

7 Firestarter - The Prodigy
8 It's My Life - Dr. Alban
9 Barbie Girl - Aqua
10 Das Boot - U96

The Contenders

11 Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
12 Mr. Vain - Culture Beat
13 Macarena - Los del Rio
14 Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
15 La Passion - Gigi D'agostino
16 Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
17 Wannabe - Spice Girls
18 One - U2
19 Circle of Life - Elton John
20 I Can't Dance - Genesis
21 The Universal - Blur

Whenever asked about euro pop from the 90s, this one always springs to mind, first heard it when I was working in England, loved the tune and the easy to understand lyrics, on my top 10 of favourite 90s songs.

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Top Remixes

1. Wind of Change - Scorpions
2. No Limit - 2 Unlimited
3. Candle In the Wind (1997 Version) - Elton John
1. Wind of Change - Scorpions
2. Candle In the Wind (1997 Version) - Elton John
3. All That She Wants - Ace of Base


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