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Best 100 (mostly rock) songs of the ’90s

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1. Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” 2. 4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up?” 3. Tom Petty – “Into the Great Wide Open” 4. Garbage – “Only Happen when it Rains” 5. The Refreshments – “Banditos” 6. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy the Silence” 7. Beck – “Loser” 8. M.C. Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This” 9. Collective Soul – “The World I Know” 10. Foo Fighters – “Everlong” 11. Local H – “Bound for the Floor” 12. Cracker – “Low” 13. Nine Inch Nails – “Closer” 14. Sneaker Pimps – “Six Underground” 15. Butthole Surfers – “Pepper” 16. Live – “I Alone” 17. Stabbing Westward – “Shame” 18. Stone Temple Pilots – “Big Empty” 19. Veruca Salt – “Seether” 20. Alice in Chains – “Heaven Beside You” 21. Blind Melon – “No Rain” 22. Smashing Pumpkins – “Tonight, Tonight” 23. The Verve Pipe – “Photograph” 24. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give it Away” 25. Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio” 26. Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So” 27. Depeche Mode – “Policy of Truth” 28. Tool – “Stinkfist” 29. The Cure – “Friday I’m in Love” 30. R.E.M. – “Losing my Religion” 31. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “The Impression that I Get” 32. Smashing Pumpkins – “Disarm” 33. Spacehog – “In the Meantime” 34. Primitive Radio Gods – “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hand” 35. Alice in Chains – “Rooster” 36. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” 37. Rob Zombie – “Dragula” 38. Weezer – “Undone (the Sweater Song)” 39. Filter – “Hey Man, Nice Shot” 40. Orgy – “Blue Monday” 41. Skee-lo – “I Wish” 42. Candlebox – “You” 43. Harvey Danger – “Flagpole Sitta” 44. Sublime – “What I Got” 45. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” 46. Faith No More – “Epic” 47. Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” 48. The Offspring – “Gone Away” 49. Republica – “Ready to Go” 50. Nirvana – “All Apologies” 51. Pearl Jam – “Black” 52. Live – “Selling the Drama” 53. Eagle Eye Cherry – “Save Tonight” 54. Collective Soul – “Shine” 55. Dishwalla – “Counting Blue Cars” 56. Nada Surf – “Popular” 57. 2Pac – “California Love” 58. Cake – “I Will Survive” cover 59. Korn – “Got the Life” 60. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby” 61. Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy” 61. Foo Fighters – “My Hero” 62. Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice” 63. Toadies – “Possum Kingdom” 64. Eels – “Novocaine for the Soul” 65. Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” 66. Soul Asylum – “Runaway Train” 67. Nine Inch Nails – “The Perfect Drug” 68. Ben Folds Five – “Brick” 69. Garbage – “Stupid Girl” 70. Danzig – “Mother” 71. Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Walk on the Ocean” 72. EMF – “Unbelievable” 73. INXS – “Suicide Blonde” 74. Nine Inch Nails – “Wish” 75. Jesus Jones – “Right Here, Right Now” 76. Breeders – “Cannonball” 77. Bush – “Little Things” 78. Foo Fighters – “I’ll Stick Around” 79. Blur – “Song 2” 80. Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy” 81. Ugly Kid Joe – “Everything About You” 82. The Verve Pipe – “The Freshmen” 83. Salt-n-Peppa – “Shoop” 84. Reel Big Fish – “Sell Out” 85. The Rentals – “Friends of P.” 86. Radiohead – “Creep” 87. Poe – “Angry Johnny” 88. C+C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” 89. Garth Brooks – “Friends in Low Places” 90. Nirvana – “Come as You Are” 91. Jars of Clay – “Flood” 92. Lisa Loeb – “Stay (I Missed You)” 93. Us3 – “Cantaloop” 94. Placebo – “Pure Morning” 95. Primus – “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” 96. Cardigans – “Lovefool” 97. Meat Puppets – “Backwater” 98. Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn” 99. OMC – “How Bizarre” 100. Letters to Cleo – “Here and Now”

Honorable Mentions: Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Kris Kross – “Jump” Spin Doctors – “Two Princes” Prick – “No Fair Fights” (I love this one, even if only about eight people in the world have heard it) Boyz to Men – “Motown Philly”

Songs you can’t convince me belong on this list: Len – “Steal My Sunshine” Snow – “Informer” Sugar Ray – “Every Morning” Crash Test Dummies – “Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm” Rednex – “Cotton Eye Joe” Los del Río – “Macarena” Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca” Savage Garden – “Truly Madly Deeply” Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”

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