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Greatest Songs From The 1990s

The first half of the 1990s was dominated by grunge, Britpop, industrial rock and other alternative rock music. Rap and hip-hop continued it’s popularity, as did contemporary R&B. Other popular genres included pop punk, ska punk and nu-metal.

Electronic music saw the growth in popularity and further development of house and techno, with new genres appearing in the form of trance, drum and bass and trip hop. Eurodance and Europop, as well as contemporary country music added to the eclectic soundtrack of the decade.

1990

Inside Out – Traveling Wilburys – Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
Moneytalks – AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’ Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode- Violator
She’s My Baby – Traveling Wilburys – Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
Your Own Sweet Way – The Notting Hillbillies – Missing … Presumed Having A Good Time

1991

Alive – Pearl Jam – Ten
All The Wrong Reasons – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open
All This Time – Sting – The Soul Cages
Auberge – Chris Rea – Auberge
Black – Pearl Jam – Ten
Come As You Are – Nirvana – Nevermind
Crazy – Seal – Seal
Don’t Damn Me – Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I
Emotional Truth – Tom Cochrane – Mad Mad World
Even Flow – Pearl Jam – Ten
Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave) – Roxette – Joyride
Get Back Up – Tom Cochrane – Mad Mad World
Give In To Me – Michael Jackson – Dangerous
Hazard – Richard Marx – Rush Street
I Can’t Dance – Genesis – We Can’t Dance
Innuendo – Queen – Innuendo
Into The Great Wide Open – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open
Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane – Mad Mad World
Lithium – Nirvana – Nevermind
Losing My Religion – R.E.M. – Out Of Time
Love To Hate You – Erasure – Chorus
Mad About You – Sting – The Soul Cages
Mustang Sally – Andrew Strong – The Commitments (Soundtrack)
Mysterious Ways – U2 – Achtung Baby
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica – Metallica
Pretty Tied Up – Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
Sinking Like A Sunset – Tom Cochrane – Mad Mad World
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana – Nevermind
Texarkana – R.E.M. – Out Of Time
The Big L. – Roxette – Joyride
The Show Must Go On – Queen – Innuendo
The Unforgiven – Metallica – Metallica
Two Princes – Spin Doctors – Pocket Full of Kryptonite

1992

99.9° F – Suzanne Vega – 99.9° F
Blood Makes Noise – Suzanne Vega – 99.9° F
Bullet In The Head – Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
Countdown – Lindsey Buckingham – Out Of The Cradle
Creep – Radiohead – Pablo Honey
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure – Wish
Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon – Urge Overkill – Stull EP
Goin’ Out West – Tom Waits – Bone Machine
How Do You Do – Roxette – Tourism
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Tom Waits – Bone Machine
It’s My Life – Dr. Alban – One Love
Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits – Bone Machine
Layla – Eric Clapton – Unplugged
Murder In The Red Barn – Tom Waits – Bone Machine
No Rain – Blind Melon – Blind Melon
Stay – Shakespear’s Sister – Hormonally Yours
The Crying Game – Boy George – Single
The Future – Leonard Cohen – The Future
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite – R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Unknown Legend – Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Viva Las Vegas – ZZ Top – Greatest Hits
War Of Man – Neil Young – Harvest Moonv
What God Wants, Part II – Roger Waters – Amused To Death
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
When Heroes Go Down – Suzanne Vega – 99.9° F

1993

All Apologies – Nirvana – In Utero
Animal – Pearl Jam – Vs.
Heart Shaped Box – Nirvana – In Utero
Linger – The Cranberries – Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Livin’ On The Edge – Aerosmith – Get A Grip
Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows – August And Everything After
Numb – U2 – Zooropa
Ordinary World – Duran Duran – Duran Duran
Rats – Pearl Jam – Vs.
Runaway Train – Soul Asylum – Grave Dancers Union
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Facing Future
Streets Of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen – Philadelphia (Soundtrack)
Strong Enough – Shryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club
Sweet Lullaby – Deep Forest – Deep Forest

1994

A Girl Like You – Edwin Collins – Gorgeous George
All Over You – Live – Throwing Copper
Bang And Blame – R.E.M. – Monster
Basket Case – Green Day – Dookie
Better Man – Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden – Superunknown
Come Out And Play – Offspring – Smash
Corduroy – Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos – Under The Pink
Everything Zen – Bush – Sixteen Stone
Flowers On The Wall – The Satler Brothers – Pulp Fiction (Sountrack)
Gotta Get Away – Offspring – Smash
Hold My Hand – Hootie & The Blowfish – Cracked Rearview Mirror
I Alone – Live – Throwing Copper
Immortality – Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam – Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
Lightning Crashes – Live – Throwing Copper
Loser – Beck – Mellow Gold
Missing – Everything But The Girl – Amplified Heart
Nitro (Youth Energy) – Offspring – Smash
Not The One – Offspring – Smash
Past The Mission – Tori Amos – Under The Pink
Run Around – Blues Traveler – Four
Self Esteem – Offspring – Smash
Shine – Collective Soul – Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid
Sleeping In My Car – Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang!
Something To Believe In – Offspring – Smash
The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York
Train of Love – Neil Young – Sleeps With Angels
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth – R.E.M. – Monster
When I Come Around – Green Day – Dookie
Wild Night – John Mellencamp, Me’shell Ndegeocello – Dance Naked
Zombie – The Cranberries – No Need To Argue

1995

All I Really Want – Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
Bullet with Butterfly Wings – The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
California – Mylene Farmer – Anamorphosée
Chico’s Groove – The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
Common People – Pulp – Different Class
Country House – Blur – The Great Escape
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
Don’t Speak – No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom
Down By The Water – P.J. Harvey – To Bring You My Love
Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio – Dangerous Minds Soundtrack
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman – New Beginning
If You Want My Love – The Smashing Pumpkins – The world Is A Vampire (Live Bootleg)
Kiss From A Rose – Seal – Batman Forever (Soundtrack)
Lemon Tree – Fool’s Garden – Dish Of The Day
Look To Your Orb For The Warning – Monster Magnet – Dopes To Infinity
Meet Ze Monsta – P.J. Harvey – To Bring You My Love
One Of Us – Joan Osborne – Relish
One Too Many Mornings – The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage – Garbage
Paradise – Vaya Con Dios – Roots And Wings
Shy Guy – Diana King – Tougher Than Love
Stay With Me – Vaya Con Dios – Roots And Wings
The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead – Crash Test Dummies (featuring Ellen Reid) – Dumb & Dumber (Soundtrack)
The World I Know – Collective Soul – Collective Soul
Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins – The world Is A Vampire (Live Bootleg)
Wonderwall – Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory
Youngstown – Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost Of Tom Joad

1996

3 A.M. – Matchbox 20 – Yourself or Someone Like You
Bang Bang – ZZ Top – Rhythmeen
Black Fly – ZZ Top – Rhythmeen
Electrolite – R.E.M. – New Adventures In Hi-Fi
How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us – R.E.M. – New Adventures In Hi-Fi
I’m Outlived By That Thing – Crash Test Dummies – A Worm’s Life
In Your Mind – Johnny Cash – Dead Man Walking (Soundtrack)
Out Of The Darkness – Republica – Republica
Peaches – Presidents Of The United States Of America – Presidents Of The United States Of America
Quality of Mercy – Michelle Shocked – Dead Man Walking (Soundtrack)
Revolver – Rage Against The Machine – Evil Empire
Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin – A Few Small Repairs
The Fall of Troy – Tom Waits – Dead Man Walking (Soundtrack)
They Don’t Care About Us – Michael Jackson – HIStory: Past, Present And Future, Book 1
Walk Away – Tom Waits – Dead Man Walking (Soundtrack)
Who You Are – Pearl Jam – No Code

1997

Dammit – Blink-182 – Dude Ranch
Du Hast – Rammstein – Sehnsucht
Love Sick – Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
Song 2 – Blur – Blur
My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones – Around The Fur
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia – Left of the Middle
Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down) – Chumbawamba – Tubthumper
Walking On The Sun – Smash Mouth – Fush Yu Mang

1998

Blue Monday – Orgy – Candyass
Celebrity Skin – Hole – Celebrity Skin
Cowboy – Kid Rock – Devil Without A Cause
Given to Fly – Pearl Jam – Yield
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) – Jay-Z – Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life
Have You Ever – The Offspring – Americana
I Think I’m Paranoid – Garbage – Version 2.0
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
Northern Star – Hole – Celebrity Skin
Rosemary – Suzanne Vega – The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True
Staring At The Sun – The Offspring – Americana
The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring – Americana
Ultrasonic Sound – Hive – Devious Methods
Why Don’t You Get A Job? – The Offspring – Americana
Wishlist – Pearl Jam – Yield

1999

All The Small Things – Blink 182 – Enema Of The State
Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65 – Europop
Breathe – Faith Hill – Breathe
Corazon Espinado (Feat. Mana) – Santana – Supernatural
Desert Rose – Sting – Brand New Day
Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix) – Rob Zombie – The Matrix (Soundtrack)
Easily – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication
Get On Top – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication
Honey – Moby – Play
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin
Mambo Number 5 – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo
Migra – Santana – Supernatural
N 2 Gether Now – Limp Bizkit – Significant Other
Night Vision – Super Furry Animals – Guerilla
Parallel Universe – Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication
Put Your Lights On (Feat. Everlast) – Santana – Supernatural
Rock Is Dead – Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
Sleep Now In The Fire – Rage Against The Machine – The Battle Of Los Angeles
Smooth (Feat. Rob Thomas) – Santana – Supernatural
Some Things Come From Nothing – Super Furry Animals – Guerilla
Stay With Me – RZA – Ghost Dog (Soundtrack)
The Bluest Eyes in Texas – Nina Persson – Boys Don’t Cry (Soundtrack)
Walking Through The Darkness – RZA – Ghost Dog (Soundtrack)
What’s My Age Again – Blink 182 – Enema Of The State

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