Top Ten Most Decade Defining Songs of the 1990s

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The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

This song is the first one that comes to mind when you think grunge. And grunge is the first thing I think of when I think 90s. I wish I could have lived through this! Bands like nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, smashing pumpkins, Alice in chains, and the Melvins defined 90s music, not to mention they killed an abomination known as hair Metal - ryanrimmel

The reason Nirvana has topped this chart is because they have invented grunge with the song Smells Like AWESOMENESS FROM NIRVANA! - RackumFrackum

Without Nirvana grunge wouldn't exist. And this song is the best song of the 90s, hands down.

2 ... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
3 Enter Sandman - Metallica
4 I Want It That Way - The Backstreet Boys
5 Du Hast - Rammstein
6 Don't Speak - No Doubt
7 California Love - Tupac
8 Wonderwall - Oasis
9 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
10 One Sweet Day - Boyz II Men

The Contenders

11 Nuthin' But a ā€˜Gā€™ Thang - Dr. Dre
12 Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine
13 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
14 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
15 Say It Ain't So - Weezer
16 Hypnotize - The Notorious Big
17 Wannabe - Spice Girls
18 Common People - Pulp

This is still a brillant song - Lotuscandy

19 Creep - Radiohead

The song that made me discover Radiohead, made me buy their cd (yes we used to buy cds at the time) and the others after because they're awesome - Lotuscandy

20 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
21 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
22 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
23 Sonic Boom - Sonic CD
24 Live and Learn - Sonic Adventure 2
25 Who Shot Ya? - The Notorious B.I.G

This song was realesed less than 2 weeks before 2pac was supposedly shot by one of Biggie's gang members, sparking the West Coast V.S. East Coast brawl, and eventually Biggie's death from a 2pac gang member drive by. Two of Rap's best and most inspiring artists of all time had killed in a month. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

26 Hello Time Bomb - Matthew Good Band
27 Midlife Crisis - Faith No More
28 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite RHCP song, brings back memories... - Lotuscandy

29 Basket Case - Green Day
30 Fastlove - George Michael
31 Grace - Jeff Buckley

Pure genius, his voice was phenomenal - Lotuscandy

32 Stay - Shakespear's Sister

I always loved Siobhan Fahey's part in this (at about 1:55) - Lotuscandy

33 Loser - Beck
34 Two Princes - Spin Doctors
35 Karma Police - Radiohead
36 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
37 Vogue - Madonna
38 That's the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
39 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
40 Black or White - Michael Jackson
41 Steal My Sunshine - Len
42 Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited
43 C'est La Vie - B*Witched
44 Believe - Cher
45 Dammit - Blink 182
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
3. Du Hast - Rammstein
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1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. I Want It That Way - The Backstreet Boys
3. ... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
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1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. ... Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
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