Worst '90s Songs

Grunge destroyed rock music as we know it, but it wasn't the only horrible thing in '90s music. Here's something to make you glad the '90s ended.

The Top Ten

1 Barbie Girl - Aqua

1997 was NOT but this song is stupid silly.

Oh yeah, this song sucks.

No need to explain.

This song was why the year 1997 was the worst year for music in the 90s. Lyrics, vocals were bad in this song. Everyone was a disaster in this song and is one of the most annoying songs of all time.

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2 Faith - Limp Bizkit

Hearing this made me wonder whether Limp Bizkit took their own music seriously or not. I sure don't... I mean, have you heard this remake? It is very laughable trying to see a band turn George Michael into angsty scream-rock!


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4 Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

It's complete rubbish that some people seem to have a fond nostalgia for because it was incessantly foisted upon them during their formative years. If you have honestly tricked yourself into thinking you like this song, you should only listen to music alone, away from society... or better yet, just don't listen at all.

This song is amazing! Screw the people who said it was bad

Patton rules

To quote Nick Cave, "I'm forever near a radio saying, What the f--- is this garbage and the always is Red Hot Chili Peppers". Why these sock wearing nudists hit big time is sort of baffling. It certainly wasn't their craft of songwriting with annoying and lightweight white man funk. They had many crimes against humanity, but this one takes the cake with a video that's also annoying as hell. - tommydeath

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6 Easy - Faith No More

The only reason why I'm voting for this is that Give It Away is a legendary song and shouldn't even be on the list.

Something's telling me this song is meant to be funny and a joke, but this song isn't even bad. - Mumbizz01

Faith No More. Tsk tsk. And now, I've voted. Screw you guys, I'm out.

Don't get me wrong. I love Faith No More, they were one of the most original rock bands of the late eighties and nineties. And they deserve extra credit for pissing off RHCP's Flea, who criticized Mike Patton of ripping off Anthony Kiedis' act. Well Patton has more talent in his index finger than Kiedis in his whole body. FNM rarely put a foot wrong but when they did it was painful as this lame cover of a (lame) '70s Commodores' hit proves. - tommydeath

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8 '74-'75 - The Connells

These one hit wonders hit big time with this wimpy middle-of-the-road yearbook based hit. Catchy at first but after a few listens you just couldn't help hating it. - tommydeath

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9 I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

Puff Daddy's Police-butchering tribute to his murdered, fat buddy stands as the nadir of 90's rap. And that says a lot because that genre produced almost as much crap during the decade as American alternative rock. Puff Daddy is one of the most laziest, one-dimensional rappers of all time and even today it still blows my mind how everything he touched turned to gold for a short period in the late nineties. - tommydeath

Heck no. This song is amazing you KKK members

Faith Evans can sing, Puff Daddy can't rap to save his life.

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The Contenders

11 Who Let the Dogs Out? - Baha Men

Song came out in 2000. They even made a new video for Rugrats: In Paris. Still bad song.

That song is an earworm. - amberswift123

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12 Two Princes - Spin Doctors

WHat? I don't understand why this is on the list. It's fun, danceable and appealing to everyone. Except this list, I guess. - galaxyfox

Another annoying American rock band that emerged in the wake of Alternative Explosion. They were sort of seen as 90's hippies, almost like a new generation Grateful Dead. They were inescapable for a while, mainly because of this annoying hit, but thankfully they quickly disappeared up their own arse as their next album bombed. - tommydeath

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13 Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something

The flood of average, "alternative" American rock bands was endless in the mid-90's. DBS was another craptastic band who got a lucky break with this wimpy, bordering on adult contemporary abortion of a song. - tommydeath

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14 Discotheque - U2

It was U2's first approach with electronica, to be more dancefloor-friendly, at a time when people said that rock was dead with the emergence of techno and house music. I still think it wasn't a bad song, it's fun and I have even danced a few times to it (or its remixes). Frankly, there are much worser songs than this one. - Lotuscandy

After Achtung Baby Bono developed a full-blown Messiah complex and as a result U2 more or less lost the plot. I guess they were trying to be ironic here with the video inspired by Village People. But you can't really get a break from being crap, even though it's supposed to be ironic. - tommydeath

It wasn't the first song I heard from U2. Because if it were, it would be the unique one and I wouldn't understand why the hell so many people enjoy U2.

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15 Wonderwall - Oasis

Why is this here?

Gotta admit, these british twats had actually quite a few decent rockers on their first two albums before blowing up in a cocaine haze with Be Here Now. This ballad was a monster in late 1995 and really I couldn't figure out why. Void of melody, lacking a great chorus and uninspired vocal delivery by Liam Gallagher. - tommydeath

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16 You Learn - Alanis Morissette

Oh dear, I actually didn't mind this lady at first. But as her fame grew she was labelled as edgy and alternative. There was nothing edgy with this easy listening AOR ballad which could've been an eighties hit for Richard Marx, Starship or any other AOR artist from that period with a different production. - tommydeath

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17 MMMBop - Hanson

It's not even considered a song. - amberswift123

The song sounds stupid, but its not all Mmmbop, ba duba dop. Go on some lyric website for evidence ok.

Yes the man who was Asian took his life all he wanted to relax that's what it sounds like

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18 Lullaby - Shawn Mullins UListen to Sample
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20 Macarena - Los del Rio

Oh... Don't get me started! - amberswift123

Utter inescapable trash back in '96. Even the '92 original is better.

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21 Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

What! Who is the idiot who put that in there? This is one of the best songs of all time!

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22 I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred

NOO this is one of my mums favourites she even still has it on tape and always used to play it.

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23 Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop) - Scatman John

This was really atrocious, I was never a big fan of eurodance but this one takes the biscuit. I can't understand what Changes, Bullet with Butterfly Wings or even Justify My Love are doing here. - Lotuscandy

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24 Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65

Ugly song.

Italo-eurodance soup, a clear signal that the DJ has very poor taste in music (but you probably already noticed that you were in a tacky nightclub). - Lotuscandy

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25 The Memory Remains - Metallica

Hated the black album, liked half of Load but this was just bad with capital letters. To Marianne Faithfull's credit must be said that she didn't make this lazy, rambling half-assed jam any worse. - tommydeath

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27 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This doesn't belong on the list!

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28 Changes - 2Pac

Take this off the list. This was one of the greatest rap songs ever made.

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30 Untitled - Queen

Who is the doofus who decided to put Queen on the list? - galaxyfox

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31 Justify My Love - Madonna UListen to Sample
32 Everything I Do (I Do It for You) - Bryan Adams

Horrendous! Where did the Summer of '69 days go?! Even Entertainment Weekly hated it, judging from this year end write up of Waking Up the Neighbors

This album is selling beyond its worth, mostly because of Everything I Do I Do It for You, a horrifying triumph of aerosol emotion, so marginal as to defy human connection.
Bill Wyman

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33 Man In the Box - Alice In Chains

Hoo eer pit tes on lis should dyi,9

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34 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston UListen to Sample
35 Gel - Collective Soul

Uh. No. This shouldn't be here. Collective Soul is amazing tf u talking about.

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36 Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me (Stupid Mop) - Pearl Jam

This is just bizzarely confusing.

37 All Star - Smash Mouth

Terrible terrible song from the late 90s. Also a mega ear worm.

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38 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit UListen to Sample
39 All In the Family - Korn UListen to Sample
40 I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
41 #1 Crush - Garbage UListen to Sample
42 Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins

This song is good in my opinion. - amberswift123

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43 Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. UListen to Sample
44 No Remorse (I Wanna Die) - Slayer & Atari Teenage Riot

Without a doubt, the worst Slayer song ever recorded.

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45 Short Dick Man - 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette

A song about shaming men wil small dicks. Why does this song exist?

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46 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden is a good band, but my god is this song repetitive!

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47 Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors

"Two Princes" is decent and catchy, but this song is nothing but an annoying blues rock song where even the guitar seems to whine. - LoveMusicLoveLife

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48 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
49 You Gotta Be - Des'ree UListen to Sample
50 Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
51 listings
5 years, 224 days old

Top Remixes

1. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Easy - Faith No More
3. '74-'75 - The Connells
1. Barbie Girl - Aqua
2. Faith - Limp Bizkit
3. Every Morning - Sugar Ray


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