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

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.

Although this is a satire, I really like the instrumental, but the vocals and lyrics really annoy me. - Swellow

The band is awesome and has some great songs, but their most famous one is an abomination.

1997 was NOT but this song is stupid silly.

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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!


3 Every Morning - Sugar Ray
4 Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

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.

Patton rules

These dickheads should take their socks and shove 'em to where the sun doesn't shine.

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5 Higher - Creed
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

7 Thong Song - Sisqó
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

9 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
10 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

The Newcomers

? Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Rap and Rock do not mix.

The Contenders

11 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.

12 Two Princes - Spin Doctors

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

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

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

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.

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

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

17 MMMBop - Hanson

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

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.

18 Lullaby - Shawn Mullins
19 Summer Girls - Lfo
20 Macarena - Los del Rio

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

26 Rico Suave - Gerardo
27 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This doesn't belong on the list!

28 Changes - 2Pac

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

29 Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
30 Untitled - Queen

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

31 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

32 Man In the Box - Alice In Chains

Hoo eer pit tes on lis should dyi,9

33 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
34 Gel - Collective Soul

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

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

This is just bizzarely confusing.

36 All Star - Smash Mouth

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

37 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
38 Justify My Love - Madonna
39 All In the Family - Korn
40 I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
41 #1 Crush - Garbage
42 Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins

This song is good in my opinion. - amberswift123

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

Without a doubt, the worst Slayer song ever recorded.

45 Short Dick Man - 20 Fingers Featuring Gillette

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

46 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden

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

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

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

100 votes
51 listings
5 years, 100 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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