Best Songs of the 90's

450 greatest songs of the 90s


2 ---killing in the name - rage against the machine

3 ---ex-factor - lauryn hill

4 ---plush - stone temple pilots

5 ---bullet with butterfly wings - smashing pumpkins

6 ---one - U2

7 ---losing my religion - r.e.m.

8 ---passing me by - the pharcyde

9 ---closer - nine inch nails

10 --keep ya head up - 2pac

11 --super bon bon - soul coughing

12 --mary jane's last dance - tom petty

13 --man in the box - alice in chains

14 --nothin but a g thang - dr.dre & snoop doggy dogg

15 --all apologies - nirvana

16 --champagne supernova - oasis

17 --hunger strike - temple of the dog

18 --umi says - mos def

19 --the rain (supa dupa fly) - missy ‘misdemeanor' elliott

20 --loser - beck

21 --creep - radiohead

22 --where is my mind? - the pixies

23 --hand on the pump - cypress hill

24 --badfish - sublime

25 --the jimi thing - dave matthews band

26 --hot potato - freestyle fellowship

27 --money don't matter 2night - prince

28 --reminisce (t.r.o.y.) - pete rock & cl smooth

29 --luv 2 luv u (rmx) - timbaland & magoo

30 --regulate - warren g & nate dogg

31 --stop! - jane's addiction

32 --vasoline - stone temple pilots

33 --smells like teen spirit - nirvana

34 --you're all i need to get by - method man & mary j. blige

35 --mind's playin tricks on me - the geto boys

36 --devil's haircut - beck

37 --mother (remix) - danzig

38 --give me one reason - tracy chapman

39 --if i ruled the world - nas w/ lauryn hill

40 --sober - tool

41 --head like a hole - nine inch nails

42 --lithium - nirvana

43 --put your hands where my eyes could see - busta rhymes

44 --last goodbye - jeff buckley

45 --ain't no fun - snoop doggy dogg

46 --so whatcha want - beastie boys

47 --real love - mary j. blige

48 --wonderwall - oasis

49 --it was a good day - ice cube

50 --everyday sunshine - fishbone


51 --definition>re:defintion - black star

52 --guantanamera - wyclef jean w/ lauryn hill

53 --possum kingdom - toadies

54 --doin it - ll cool j

55 --trippin on a hole in a paper heart - stone temple pilots

56 --outta here - krs-one

57 --policy of truth - depeche mode

58 --the humpty dance - digital underground

59 --garden grove - sublime

60 --come as you are - nirvana

61 --vietnow - rage against the machine

62 --the sky is a landfill - jeff buckley

63 --jealous again - the black crowes

64 --get it together - beastie boys

65 --still not a player - big punisher & joe

66 --nothing compares 2 u - sinead o'connor

67 --m.e.t.h.o.d. man - wu-tang clan

68 --player's ball - outkast

69 --soul flower - the pharcyde

70 --rodeo clowns - & special sauce w/ jack johnson

71 --california love - 2pac & dr.dre

72 --crazy - seal

73 --rosa parks - outkast

74 --suck my kiss - red hot chili peppers

75 --hypnotize - the notorious b.i.g.

76 --ebonics - big l

77 --hard knock life - jay-z

78 --in the meantime - spacehog

79 --no ordinary love - sade

80 --longview - green day

81 --cannonball - the breeders

82 --burden in my hand - soundgarden

83 --tropicalia - beck

84 --cherub rock - smashing pumpkins

85 --you don't know how it feels - tom petty

86 --shook ones II - mobb deep

87 --forgot about dre - dr. dre & eminem

88 --fell on black days - sound garden

89 --mass appeal - gang starr

90 --soul to squeeze - red hot chili peppers

91 --do you right - 311

92 --big poppa - the notorious b.i.g.

93 --gin & juice - snoop doggy dogg

94 --sabotage - beastie boys

95 --treat em right - chubb rock

96 --never there - cake

97 --santeria - sublime

98 --renee - lost boyz

99 --killing me softly - the fugees

100 -laid - james


101 -sometimes salvation - the black crowes

102 -creep - tlc

103 -oh shit - the pharcyde

104 -heart-shaped box - nirvana

105 -screenwriter's blues - soul coughing

106 -affirmative action - nas w/ foxy brown

107 -sock it 2 me - missy ‘misdemeanor' elliott w/ da brat

108 -sex type thing - stone temple pilots

109 -where i'm from - digable planets

110 -you shall see - g. love & special sauce

111 -sometimes i rhyme slow - nice n smooth

112 -you wreck me - tom petty

113 -pool shark - sublime

114 -tomorrow - silverchair

115 -would? - alice in chains

116 -character zero - phish

117 -she talks to angels - the black crowes

118 -check the rhime - a tribe called quest

119 -i like it - grand puba

120 -caress me down - sublime

121 -grey cell green - ned's atomic dustbin

122 -right back - sublime

123 -sister havana - urge overkill

124 -everything's gonna be alright - naughty by nature

125 -where'd you go? - mighty mighty boss tones

126 -how I could just kill a man - cypress hill

127 -southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - outkast

128 -on & on - erykah badu

129 -you oughta know - alanis morrisette

130 -dead & bloated - stone temple pilots

131 -notorious thugz - notorious b.i.g. & bone thugz n harmony

132 -nobody's fault but my own - beck

133 -tones of home - blind melon

134 -ecstasy - rusted root

135 -360* (what goes around) - grand puba

136 -the warmth - incubus

137 -dogs of lust - the the

138 -are you gonna go my way - lenny kravitz

139 -carnival - natalie merchant

140 -send me on my way - rusted root

141 -novocaine for the soul - eels

142 -st. louise is listening - soul coughing

143 alive - pearl jam

144 -doin time - sublime

145 -wise up - aimee mann

146 -positive bleeding - urge overkill

147 -warped - red hot chili peppers

148 -sure shot - beastie boys

149 -you got me - the roots w/ erykah badu

150 -ascension (don't ever wonder) - maxwell


151 -spoonman - soundgarden

152 -gett off - prince & the new power generation

153 -remedy - the black crowes

154 -21st century digital boy - bad religion

155 -even flow - pearl jam

156 -what they do - the roots

157 -alarm call - bjork

158 -ants marching - dave matthews band

159 -don't look back in anger - oasis

160 -operation spirit - live

161 -grind - alice & chains

162 -hitchin a ride - green day

163 -flagpole sitta - harvey danger

164 -what i got - sublime

165 -short skirt, long jacket - cake

166 -close to me ‘90 remix' - the cure

167 -shimmy shimmy ya - ol dirty bastard

168 -a hard rain's gonna fall - edie brickell

169 -debra - beck

170 -the sweetest thing 'new mix' - u2

171 -jeremy - pearl jam

172 -ms. fat booty - mos def

173 -born slippy - underworld

174 -an award tour - a tribe called quest

175 -pardon me - incubus

176 -tyrone (live) - erykah badu

177 -king for a day - goldfinger

178 -circles - soul coughing

179 -groovy train - the farm

180 -today - smashing pumpkins

181 -plowed - sponge

182 -candy everybody wants - 10,000 maniacs

183 -been caught stealing - jane's addiction

184 -tommy the cat - primus

185 -shut em down (pete rock remix) - public enemy

186 -fade into you - mazzy star

187 -live at e's - sublime

188 -blood makes noise - suzanne vega

189 -every ghetto, every city - lauryn hill

190 -mr. bitterness - soul coughing

191 -spottieottiedopaliscious - outkast

192 -wicked garden - stone temple pilots

193 -the world is yours - nas

194 -my name is mud - primus

195 -step into a world (rapture's delight) - krs-one

196 -this is how we do it - montell jordan

197 -rush - big audio dynamite II

198 -damn, it feels ggod to be a gangsta - geto boys

199 -nicotine & gravy - beck

200- daughter - pearl jam


201 -otha fish - the pharcyde

202 -down rodeo - rage against the machine

203 -woo ha!!! (got you all in check) - busta rhymes

204 -doo wop (that thing) - lauryn hill

205 -feel the pain - dinosaur jr.

206 -drug ballad - eminem

207 -you - candlebox

208 -chief rocka - lords of the underground

209 -o.p.p. - naughty by nature

210 -too close - next

211 -groove is in the heart - deee-lite

212 -911 is a joke - public enemy

213 -anna begins - counting crows

214 -horse & carriage - cam'ron w/ mase

215 -divine thing - the soup dragons

216 -c.r.e.a.m. - wu-tang clan

217 -beercan - beck

218 -digging in the dirt - peter gabriel

219 -just to get a rep - gang starr

220 -elevators (me & you) - outkast

221 -i got 5 on it - luniz

222 -undone (the sweater song) - weezer

223 -sleeping satellite - tasmin archer

224 -visit - 311

225 -mellowship slinky - red hot chili peppers

226 -your mom's in my business - k-solo

227 -waiting for my ruca - sublime

228 -pain lies on the riverside - live

229 -criminal - fiona apple

230 -the choice is yours (revisited) - black sheep

231 -keep their heads ringin - dr. dre

232 -jeeps, lex coups, bimaz & benz - lost boyz

233 -stinkfist - tool

234 -(we've got) jazz - a tribe called quest

235 -sliver - nirvana

236 -nearly lost you - screaming trees

237 -you gotta be - des'ree

238 -cavern - phish

239 -atliens - outkast

240 -‘93 til infinity - souls of mischief

241 -black - pearl jam

242 -fast as you can - fiona apple

243 -sick of myself - matthew sweet

244 -all mixed up - 311

245 -not an addict - k's choice

246 -girlfriend - matthew sweet

247 -interstate love song - stone temple pilots

248 -no rain - blind melon

249 -these are days - 10,000 maniacs

250 -i will buy you a new life - everclear


251 -wonder - natalie merchant

252 -natural one - folk implosion

253 -live forever - oasis

254 -sometimes always - the jesus & mary chain

255 -no myth - michael penn

256 -sexy mf - prince & the new power generation

257 -the beautiful people - marilyn manson

258 -can't knock the hustle - jay-z

259 -dangerous - busta rhymes

260 -90* fuzzwalk - rockers hi-fi

261 -mo money mo problems - notorious b.i.g w/ puffy & mase

262 -so cruel - u2

263 -wish - nine inch nails

264 -low - cracker

265 -mistadobalina - del tha funkee homosapien

266 -love unlimited - fun lovin criminals

267 -jump right in - the urge w/ nick hex

268 -far behind - candle box

269 -there she goes - the la's

270 -i wanna get high - cypress hill

271 -let love rule - lenny kravitz

272 -break it down again - tears for fears

273 -free - phish

274 -stay (wasting time) - dave matthews band

275 -cold beverage - g. love & special sauce

276 -ready or not - the fugees

277 -sister contine - rusted root

278 -mr e's beautiful blues - eels

279 -baby got back - sir mix-a-lot

280 -martyr - rusted root

281 -touch peel & stand - days of the new

282 -connected - stereo mc's

283 -jealous - gene loves jezebel

284 -old friend - rancid

285 -ghetto superstar - pras, ol dirty bastard & mya

286 -block rockin beats - chemical brothers

287 -let me clear my throat - do kool

288 -awful - hole

289 -free fallin - tom petty

290 -supernova - liz phair

291 -i alone - live

292 -hook - blues traveler

293 -st. mary - rancid

294 -enjoy the silence - depeche mode

295 -wrong way - sublime

296 -she has a girlfriend now - reel big fish

297 -i got a man - positive k

298 -streets of new york - kool g rap & dj polo

299 -bulls on parade - rage against the machine

300 -story of my life - social distortion


301 -the distance - cake

302 -scenario - a tribe called quest & busta rhymes

303 -always on the run - lenny kravitz

304 -basket case - green day

305 -santa monica - everclear

306 -corduroy - pearl jam

307 -hard to handle - the black crowes

308 -scarlet begonias - sublime

309 -sweet dreams - marilyn manson

310 -i should've known - aimee mann

311 -shamrocks & shenanigans - house of pain

312 -waterfalls - tlc

313 -kool thing - sonic youth

314 -what's my name - snoop doggy dogg

315 -take the power back - rage against the machine

316 -juice (know the ledge) - eric b & rakim

317 -poppa large (east coast mix)- the ultramagnetic mc's

318 -the battle of who could care less - ben folds five

319 -one armed scissor - at the drive-in

320 -baby's got sauce - & special sauce

321 -radio - rancid

322 -can't truss it - public enemy

323 -afternoons & coffeespoons - crash test dummies

324 -the globe - big audio dynamite II

325 -got your money - ol dirty bastard

326 -feed the tree - belly

327 -ya mama - the pharcyde

328 -slam - onyx

329 -aenema - tool

330 -put it in your mouth - akinyele

331 -holler if you hear me - 2pac

332 -lake of fire - nirvana

333 -burn - nine inch nails

334 -tonight - do quik

335 -but anyway - blues traveler

336 -selling the drama - live

337 -big momma thang - lil kim w/ jay-z

338 -in bloom - nirvana

339 -muzzle - smashing pumpkins

340 -this is the call - foo fighters

341 -jailhouse - sublime

342 -silver n gold - rusted root

343 -lucas with the lid off - lucas

344 -what's up? - 4 non-blondes

345 -new jack hustler - ice-t

346 -song 2 - blur

347 -the fly - u2

348 -black hole sun - soundgarden

349 -i got a story to tell - the notorious b.i.g.

350 -d'you know what I mean? - oasis


351 -year of the boomerang - rage against the machine

352 -1979 - smashing pumpkins

353 -beer - reel big fish

354 -bad reputation - freedy johnston

355 -only happy when it rains - garbage

356 -valerie loves me - material issue

357 -somebody to shove - soul asylum

358 -can't wait one minute more - civ

359 -semisonic - oasis

360 -return of the mack - mark morrison

361 -jump around - house of pain

362 -crush on you - lil kim & lil cease

363 -summertime - dj jazzy jeff & the fresh prince

364 -soft serve - soul coughing

365 -cell therapy - goodie mob

366 -into the great wide open - tom petty

367 -happy - ned's atomic dustbin

368 -love u more - sunscreen

369 -i get around - 2pac

370 -no diggity - blackstreet w/ dr.dre

371 -animal - pearl jam

372 -virtual insanity - jamiroquai

373 -they want efx - das efx

374 -everybody knows - concrete blonde

375 -rearview mirror - pearl jam

376 -tennessee - arrested development

377 -set adrift on memory bliss - pm dawn

378 -cantaloop (flip fantasia) - us3

379 -soul food - goodie mob

380 -here in your bedroom - goldfinger

381 -unglued - stone temple pilots

382 -start choppin - dinosaur jr.

383 -rooster - alice in chains

384 -the what - notorious b.i.g. & method man

385 -few & far between - 10,000 maniacs

386 -j.a.r. - green day

387 -them bones - alice in chains

388 -she - green day

389 -armatage shanks - green day

390 -intergalactic - beastie boys

391 -elderly woman sitting behind the counter... - pearl jam

392 -mama said knock you out - ll cool j

393 -gone till november - wyclef jean

394 -carlotta valdez - harvey danger

395 -cast no shadow - oasis

396 -pepper - butthole surfers

397 -govinda - kula shaker

398 -bring the pain - method man

399 -i will survive - cake

400 -movin on up - primal scream


401 -she don't use jelly - the flaming lips

402 -dream all day - the posies

403 -more - the sisters of mercy

404 -canned heat - jamiroquai

405 -lazarus - boo radleys

406 -jesus built my hotrod - ministry

407 -everything zen - bush

408 -the dope show - marilyn manson

409 -fatman - g. love & special sauce

410 -...not if you were the last junkie on earth - dandy warhols

411 -sadeness - enigma

412 -busy child - the crystal method

413 -drinkin in l.a. - bran van 3000

414 -yellow ledbetter - pearl jam

415 -collapse - soul coughing

416 -going back to cali - the notorious b.i.g.

417 -wickedest man alive - naughty by nature

418 -i'll bee dat - redman

419 -everything about you - ugly kid joe

420 -my fault - eminem

421 -flavor of the month - black sheep

422 -runaround - blues traveler

423 -keep a lid on things - crash test dummies

424 -down by the water - pj harvey

425 -lit up - buck cherry

426 -the new pollution - beck

427 -seether - veruca salt

428 -rebirth of slick (cool like dat) - digable planets

429 -where it's at - beck

430 -never enough - the cure

431 -i am - jonny lang

432 -birdhouse in your soul - they might be giants

433 -girl you'll be a woman soon - urge overkill

434 -longshot - aimee mann

435 -keeping it moving - a tribe called quest

436 -everything to everyone - everclear

437 -tub thumping - chumbawamba

438 -only you - 112 w/ the notorious b.i.g.

439 -so alive - love & rockets

440 -monkey wrench - foo fighters

441 -brad logan - rancid

442 -good - better than ezra

443 -sumthin' sumthin' - maxwell

444 -self esteem - the offspring

445 -zombie - the cranberries (because of "The Office")

446 -fascination street - the cure

447 -hell - squirrel nut zippers

448 -people are still having sex - latour

449 -there's no other way - blur

450 -3 strange days - school of fish

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Comments 113 comments

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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

Wow. Okay, now our age difference is becoming apparent. I consider myself pretty well-rounded. But I gotta tell ya. I recognize almost none of these songs. And only a few of the bands.

However, just to show that I'm not a complete old fogey, I second the nominations for The Beautiful People, Block Rockin Beats, and I Will Buy You a New Life. And of course, Tom Petty because I'm set in my ways. Glad to see that you included Alice in Chains, Everclear, Pearl Jam, Eminem, Soundgarden, LL Cool J, and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.

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DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Angela You Rock! Thank you so much for being the first to read my list and actually leave me a comment. I was starting to get bitter.

Everyone you mentioned had their moments.

It's understandable what you say about age and variety of bands and that's why I'm so fond of the 90s. 

 Because musically Nirvana detroyed rock as we knew it and gave a new generation their own unfiltered voice.  and simultaneously the F.B.I. had finally gave up the fight (at least publicly) against hip-hop.

There were simply too many dollars to be made from it for it to be ignored. 

Run DMC, MC Hammer, Tone Loc, Beastie Boys, all helped hip-hop grow a new limb, but in the 90s, it grew some legs and big big mouth.

Biggie Smalls and 2Pac are too often the symbols of this period because of their mysterious deaths, Cobain too.

Bigger than all of them was that music for a small time 91-95 Music was everywhere and a new voice emerged every second.

Independent films like Clerks, and Do The Right Thing blew the minds of the youth and a whole new generation of filmmakers was born. AND CAME THE MAN

The one.  QUENTIN TARANTINO ARRIVED and forget minds blown, he started a revolution. 

  Ahh the 90s, such a shame no one else is in on this list. 

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midnightbliss 7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

hi DJ, you have a long list of songs, but i only recognize a few of them, I'm sure I am familiar with them, its just I am very poor with relating the songs withh the titles. LOLs. If I have time, i go check and try to listen to some of the songs in your list.

Chloe 7 years ago

Ughh. I'm Trying To Find A Song. Back When I Was Really Young. All I Remember Is This Dude Was Playing A Saxaphone And The Guy That Was Actually Singing. But The Weird Thing Is, He Had This Dinosaur Looking Thing There With Him. But It Wasn't A Kid Song. And I Used To Listen To This All The Time. He Had Like, Short Curly Hair. And The Colour Of The Whole Video Was Black And White But It Was Just An Edit. And No It Wasn't Barney The Dinosaur.. It Was Standing On Two Legs :( And I Dont Know Who Knows What I'm Talking About Grrr

Panther201 7 years ago

DJ Funktual, you're definitely admirable. I've seen nearly all of your videos and i love what you do. Thank you for showing how important samples have been in Hip Hop. This list is incredible, As a huge fan of the 90's, this list is a big help for me. Keep doing your thing. And most importantly, thank you.

Shamus 7 years ago

You have Where is My Mind by the Pixies listed as #22 on your list when that song was released in 1988.

Indymoo 7 years ago

So I was born in 1984 and I Recognize almost ALL of these songs! I had older sisters so im guessing that's why I know most of them. Awesome list!

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hinckles koma 7 years ago from nyc

my man. thanks.

Johanna  7 years ago

Hey there, first off its a great list!! but I need some help finding good protest music from this decade and I was hoping you could help me out!

I am looking for songs by African Americans, which talk about their daily struggle. I am writing an essay which focuses on protest music of the 30s, 60s and 90s... I am connecting each song to the artists life and the general society..

Thanks again for the list, can you please help me pick a meaningful song from it? maybe notorious big or public enemy...

Thank you


Scorpions 7 years ago

This list is good, but shit at the same time because i didn't see Wind of Change, Back for Good, Angels and Babe in the Top 100

HawaiianGirl79 7 years ago

I love your lists! It helps so much when I got music block and tired of my music collection that has been through too many moves from the Mainland/Hawaii. When making a list there is only so much you can put on the list when you are creating it and it depends on your frame of mind or mood that is. Good Job Dude. Mahalo Plenty

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DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Thanks for writing. I am actually planning an attack. I am gonna be updating these lists ALL OF EM real soon.

Norelle 7 years ago

Thanks!!! We're having a 90's party and were trying to come up with some jams. You did all the work for us!!! :)

jake 7 years ago

this list is incredible, it is what i have been looking for forever. Finally I can find all that fantastic music from my favorite generation of music

Megan 7 years ago

I'm probably the youngest person to comment on here but I gotta give u props dude this list is fantastic and I'm glad someone took the time to sum up the sound of the 90's. Yea there's a few on here that I could live without but other then that spot on and thanks :)

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Richard Karevoll 6 years ago

love the 90s music. well most of it. but dude, only one primus song? My Name is Mud, was their hit but they released like 5 albums of good music in the 90s. that's my only gripe. good list.

mike 6 years ago

I remember the Beastie Boys were popular in the 90s.

Wandz 6 years ago

That's a great list!! I am looking for a song from the 90's and need so help. The singer was male and he was slamming other bands/groups. NOOOOO it isn't Enminem!!

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

It's "You Get What You Give" - New Radicals

MCavanaugh 6 years ago

black by pearl jam at 241?! come on man, you're better than that

joe_bum 6 years ago

NIRVANA is on this 6 times out of 450 that's alot

Lisa 6 years ago

What about Don't Speak - No Doubt?

Ron Johnson 6 years ago

90's forgettable... 80's unforgettable... music just started going downhill about, oh, 1990...

Ben Smokey Hughes 6 years ago

dude i agree with u 100%, all these songs r from wen i was like JUST growing up and i remember sitting in the car going home and listening to all of these. u just helped me move on in my life and even keep that GOOD part of my life alive with this blast from the past list u got going. thank u again and hey, I'm smokin a fatty to u man.peace

no way 6 years ago

not one single song by guns n roses!?!? November Rain, Don't Cry, Live and Let Die, Knocking On Heavens Door, Civil War, You Could Be Mine??? At least half of those should be there, November Rain in Top 50.

Josh Brooks 6 years ago

YES Dude I love you for putting Plush at No. 4 Friggin great list. Wish there could have been at least 2 Pixies songs (Velouria perhaps) other then that excellent

BuzzyKerbox 6 years ago

I think you know what I am going to say, that you have managed again to overlook one of the most influential, infamous rock bands of all time in Faith No More.

I dont want to hate the list or your work or anything but come on man, there is 10 Pearl Jam songs here, 8 Nirvana songs, 5 Tool songs. As much as I love a lot of this stuff its all top hits kind of stuff, I mean Epic was a hit for Faith No More but not what I would put up there neither.

Josh Brooks 6 years ago

Uh... Epic was released in the 80's, on The Real Thing album. For a great 90's Faith No More song, Midlife Crisis or Easy.

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Infomaniac72 6 years ago

ummmm smells like teen spirit was one of the most popular songs in the nineties...... should be at least in the top 10... all apologies shouldn't be before slts

todd 6 years ago

ok seriously where the hell is no doubt???? there the bestest!!!!

Joshua 6 years ago

I just think that the list sucked. I mean there's so notification that Death Metal, Black Metal, Techno or even Gothic Metal or even anything else was ever on here. I mean Death Metal was better than Grunge at most points. I do love the rap songs. But, seriously, the majority of the songs on this list are Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Grunge artists, and among others. Tell me, this list, has a couple of underground artist, but no heavy songs. No thrash metal? Wow, this list sucked. Not even Type O Negative. Not even Dinosaur Jr? Dying Fetus? Entombed? Gorguts? Carcass? Napalm Death? Insane Clown Posse? No Death Metal, Grindcore, no Techno, and among others. None of them. Because, you hate the underground or you've thought the music genre sucked. But, seriously, this list, was okay and nothing more. Nirvana on more than 5 times? Tool more than 4? Pearl Jam 8 times? I've read the list, it had sucked. I would put on a mix of every music from Alternative Rock to West Coast Hip-Hop. Come on, I would give all of them artist, a try. But, the list was lacked. And, to end it, it had lacked any other music genre.

djbubs 6 years ago

This LIST is excellent! PERIOD!

DJ Nix 6 years ago

Great list! Covers a lot of genres.

supermagicman 6 years ago

I actually think that shimmy shimmy ya is one of the worst songs, if not the worst song in the entire history of everything

Matt 6 years ago

Aenima at 329 huh?

Troy 6 years ago

Nice mix of songs. I gotta agree tho, go back and listen to midlife crisis by faith no more. Still one of the best songs.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Oh I LOVE that song. If it is left off, it is clearly a typo.

Tom 6 years ago

No love for Elliott Smith? (He was the guy with all the songs on the Good Will Hunting soundtrack, in case you didn't know...but I'm sure you did lol)

anders 6 years ago

nice list mate ...

brings me back to lots of the hip hop and grunge I loved in the ninties too ...

to the haters ... any list is always going to be subjective and angled to the shit you like ...

for me I would have included

'super sharp shooter': ganja cru

'chaos AD': Sepultura

'keep movin': Mr scruff

and probably a bunch by portishead/tricky/stone roses/aphex twin/dj shadow and a bunch of jungle/hardcore tracks ...

but hey ... thats cause I live in the UK :)

still though dude ... no space for any portishead tracks in your top 450 ????? harsh

peace from scotland

Robert 6 years ago

Why didn't you put some artists like Suede (The Beautiful Ones), The Verve (Bittersweet Symphony, When the Drugs Don't Work), Sheryl Crow ( All I Wanna Do), Shawn Colvin (Sunny Came Home), No Doubt (Just a Girl, Don't Speak, Spiderwebs), Fat Boy Slim (Rockafeller Skank), Tori Amos (Cornflake Girl, I Don't Like Mondays), Madonna (Ray of Light),Daft Punk and much, much more? How could you do this? HOW COULD YOU!?

Anyway, Pretty good list.

Sabrina 6 years ago

Ok, so I grew up in the 90s, and though I admit, I listened to a lot of 80s tunes, I was also REALLY big into the music of my time and I recognize about 10% of this list!!! Why is that. About half of those I never heard until I STOPPED listening to the popular stuff, like tool and pearl jam. Before that I had no clue who they were, so if you think this list is a good sum-up of the 90s you are wrong sir!

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mtoilar 6 years ago

Love the 90's music. Found another really good list of 90's music at

Eli 6 years ago

Where the hell are Jewel and Hootie and the Blowfish on the list? Alanis not until #129?? Dude, you're list has most of the right songs but the ranking are wack! It's also missing some SUPER important songs that were very relevent to the decade. The rankings need a serious adjustment (just one opinion versus another, that's all.....but seriously, no Hootie or Jewel?...come on!).

Zigi 6 years ago

Great Great !! List mate ;)

Took 200 songs from it to my playlist at work ;)

But why there is no - micheal jackson ?!?!

he is one of the 90's dont you think ??

Good Job...

Now give some 80's or Best Remixes of all time ;)

your A DJ !


Will 6 years ago

The Verve Pipe - The Freshman ... another typo?

Great effort

muzzic 6 years ago

very nice, got a lot of great songs i've never heard about. Thanks!

Nik Tru 6 years ago

Quite impressive! This had to of taken awhile to put together, and I appreciate your willingness to both put them in a unique order and include music from many genres.

It is evident that you have both a well defined philosophy/taste and a broad enough familiarity with the period to be taken seriously.

I knew many of the songs & artists and many others through a quick jogging of the memory thanks to a little web searching, yet there were others, maybe 1 out of 10 that I was unfamiliar.

Thank you for the effort and knowledge.

Rockerantsch 6 years ago

Hi DJ !

I would simply like to tell you thank you very much for sharing your knowledge about music ! There are many songs I've never heard and which are really great.... I'm looking forward to reading your updated "Best of Hip Hop hub" :)

tariq78fdsvb 6 years ago

Good Hub! I like about 20 of these songs. Look forward to reading more of your hubs!

Brian81 6 years ago

List is amazing, maybe im just old - but the list and artists are $hit. period.

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Totadisco 6 years ago

Sorry, but I must criticize this list, because I hardly see any Eurodance and Electro songs.Without those classics, Electro music would not be popular like it is now. There is too much hip hop songs. Since this is the top 450, not 50 or 100, you should at least include 50 of those.

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DJ Funktual 6 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Would u care to submit any electro classics?

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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

I hope I can be as musically well-rounded as DJ Funktual. =(

karl 5 years ago

no mariah carey :(

Aslyrics 5 years ago

thanks for good info :), i love Radiohead (creep) until now

Banned 5 years ago

No Everlong by the Foo Fighters?

At least have Oasis as number 1.

Dave - 90s Songs 5 years ago

Wow! what a list (and great arguments in your comments too!) how about splitting your list up into Genres like Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop and Indie? Just a thought.

come as you are 5 years ago

excellent list, really eclectic.

Would add "stardog champion" by mother love bone(band that had jeff ament and stone gossard prior to them joining pearl jam). Would also add "46 and 2" by tool.

A few more things-

Ten Crack Commandments- Notorious B.I.G.

How I could just kill a man- RATM (cypress hill cover)

River of Deceit- Mad Season

Mudshovel- Staind

Shade- Silverchair

Pretend We're Dead- L7

Do for Love- 2pac (posthumous album)

Honestly though, it's a really good list anyway.

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rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

ok, some really great songs on your compilation. I would agree with many of them, but you've got to include some of the top pop songs like I Want It That Way/Back Street Boys and Britneys 'One More Time. These were monster hits. There were/are a lot of closet Pop fans. Enjoyed reading through your list.

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Fullerman5000 5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Killing in the name. great choice for number two by one of the greatest bands from the nineties. great list.

Am9 5 years ago

You have some in there that are 80's not 90's.... sorry.. was there.

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Kenny-Gee-Child 5 years ago

man i admire u courage..ur list is good enough atleast keeps the memory alive.. the 90's i really enjoy myself with rap/hip-pop e.t.c wish those days, time, fun, love, groove could cum again..kudos man..

Luke 5 years ago

This is great. Recently I wanted to revisit some of the songs of the 90s and this list is a great place to start looking again.

Osly 5 years ago

Don't Speak by No Doubt- what a great lack for your list. It's a really great song. Really really great.

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Ampule 5 years ago

Oh my god. I'm trying to remember a song that came out right around the time of that "Put a little birdhouse in your soul" song. It wasn't as popular, but there was certainly a bit of airplay and it had a video. In it, three band members are dancing next to each other. All of them have black & white faces of political figures superimposed over their own faces. The song had a bit of a dark sort of edge to it. I've looked at all of your list, but didn't see anything familiar in that vein (I also didn't see that MC 900Ft Jesus song, but maybe it just wasn't poular enough to have made the list). Anything anyone can do to help would be appreciated. Cheers.

Barbara 5 years ago

Under the bridge? Give it away? Californication? Scar tissue?

bradley 5 years ago

Great list,

I recognise almost all of them..

I didn't catch Nenah Cherry (Buffalo Stance),

Did she make the list, and Im just not seeing it?

bradley 5 years ago


I was wrong

Buffalo stance was in '88.

my bad.

lala boom boom 5 years ago

damn it man.. im tryin to think of a song from the 90's that is dark and they say something about a fly in it.. i can not think of the name of the group to save my life..your list was no help :( .. but it did help me remember ms.fat booty..

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johnforfans 5 years ago from Florida

This is a great list i like your taste in music its no doubt that the 90's music definitely influenced hip hop and rap of today culture.

im surprised you have so many good songs jump around by house of pain is one of my top 90's song

but sadly today legendary hip hop artist Heavy D passed away i wrote an article on his hip hop life in the spotlight you should definitely check out.

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RadAdMusic 5 years ago from Dryden

this is awesome! I'm always rockin' the 90s channel on my SIRIUS radio in the car lol

Rednecksavant 5 years ago

Great list!!! My musical tastes range from bluegrass to Big Band to Punk to Rock to Emo to Hip-hop, and everything in-between, but I must say this list (and your others) have given me even more artists to give a listen to. Great samplings of music across many spectrum's. I hope you continue coming up with these lists and please add more commentary on individual songs, I dig your insights.

Anonymous90's 5 years ago

DJ Funktual you have just taken me back! I love the list entirely. The 90's clearly produced the best music of all time and will never get old. I listen to my 90's playlist everyday and will never get bored of it. Just wanted to say thank you!

Hazzmug 5 years ago

Nice list dj...... Actually a great one....... Pretty familiar with the songs and still searching for those unfamiliar ones..... Lol!!!

Mike Burns 5 years ago

Tha Crossroads? How can that not be on the list?

Jeff from NH 5 years ago

Not a bad list ... gave me a lot of great ideas for songs to download. That said, I think you underrated some of the great pop songs of the early 90's. The 80's and early 90's were the pinnacle of the pop era (nothing like the crap we have now).... Gotta agree Crossroads should be on there, but obviously everyone has there own opinion. Thanks for putting this together.

Ryan 5 years ago

Solid list, Im an 80s baby and know every track listed. Nice work

Kodi 5 years ago

All the rap on here pretty much sucks. I cannot believe anyone could put Notorious BIG in the top 450 songs, let alone number one over everything Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, AIC, Temple of the Dog, Faith No More, Mudhoney, Melvins, STP, Weezer, Green Day, Radiohead, etc. etc. etc. brought to the table.

Jessica 5 years ago

I know almost every song and love almost everyone I loved the 90s although I was young then I'm only 23 now lol bit I applaud you for listing all these. I love music all kinds and I would love to be a dj:)

Jessica 5 years ago

And I forgot to say thank you for helping me remember all these. Your absolutely amazing for listing all these:)

Shayne 5 years ago

Glad to see Oasis was on here more than once

Alvaro Magalhaes 5 years ago

How come no Michael Jackson song is here ?

Brandon 5 years ago

I know almost all of them!!! WOO HOO FOR BEING A 90'S KID!!!!!

arey 5 years ago

I'm with you on most everything, even the stuff I wasn't into I understand, but I must say you forgot some very important ones... mainly korn {yea 90s korn was amazing} and most def rhcp!!

ndavis 5 years ago

Really confused by the Eminem choices on this list (how is My Fault the only song from a solid Slim Shady LP? It might have been my least favorite track on there) but otherwise I loved reading through it

Heidi 5 years ago

This list is AMAZING!!! The people saying they dont recognize any of these songs either listen to country or oldies from the 50s and never turned on the radio EVER during the 90s!!!! And THANK YOU for not just doing rock!!!! You can find rock lists everywhere.... I forgot about so many of these songs but way back then until today I listen to all types of music and I just LOVE this list!!! THANK YOU!

dciacc 4 years ago

No prodigy, so I cant approve this list. I just see a couple of genres above all with average songs, just one, the most catchy of their song, from radiohead.

Sorry man, these are not the best, these are your playlists ;)

anonymous 4 years ago

Everyone always forgets dishwalla's "counting blue cars" !!!!

Suzanne 4 years ago

Great job! Scrolling through these songs took me back to the good days!

Elliott Bettman 4 years ago

2 Pac "Dear Momma" and "Tell my how you want it" belong HIGH up on that list if you're gonna have gangsta in it at all! Agree with "Mind Playing Tricks" by the Geto Boyz. Dam it feels good to be a gangsta and "not down with bein broke" by them are great too. SHAKESPEARE coulda written MPT-its MacBethian! "Reminisce by Troy and CL Smooth belongs high up too. Great Rap funeral song. WHERE is Alanis Morissette on that list if you're going to have alternarock/grunge?? Sell out or NOT "you oughtta know" is GENIUS!"Big Poppa Butt" by BIG or as I erroneously referred to it "Big Octopus" is better than "Juicy." Heck "Ten rules of crack" are better if you gonna have him in there at all. Courtney Love and "Hole" deserve a mention as does "Verucca Salt". "Never Never Land" by Metallica was GREAT! EMINEM and "Slim Shady" is left out?? WTF And "Stan" while it gets little airplay even on Sirius XM is GREAT! The rap equivalent of "Dark Side of the Moon" REM and U2 were the greatest lyricists of the Eighties and Nineties. Where are Red Hot Chili Peppers if you're going to put in drek like blues travelers and the Black Crowes?no SmashMouth no Sugar Ray?? I

I am a classic rock fan of the sixties and seventies but admit there was Some talent in the previous two decades more so than the pop tart boy band and hair metal Eighties. You NEED new genres for the record companies to survive! is there anything worthile coming down the pike b/c Linkin Park and Korn just aint gonna cut it. Ditto for Gaga

Thaddeus Buttmunch 4 years ago

if you're going to have Alice in Chains "Flies in the vaseline" and "Rooster belong in there high HIGH up! The former was a Vietnam song by the son of a veteran generation after the fact.

stan6039 4 years ago

Whom ever made this list, certainly never was alive during the 90's. Please get an education in music before you post a top 450 of generation in which it was obvious you were not alive in.

boognish 4 years ago

Three Strange Days is so underrated, great choice. Also stan6039d is an idiot.

daysoftheold 4 years ago

It looks like you had a collection of about thirteen records and just listed all the songs on them with just a few songs from actual memory. Good taste for the most part though.

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DJ Funktual 4 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

13 records really? What an assinine statement. There are over 300 artists on here. Not to mention, I managed a record store in High School and been DJing for almost 30 years.

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ParadigmShift... 4 years ago from San Jose, CA

First off, I applaud you for such an ambitious feat! As I read through the list, I was literally shaking with anticipation to what the comments would be like, and I was not disappointed!

Kudos to the hardcore critics who actually counted how many songs there were from certain artists... lol, DJ Funktual you could have avoided all the drama by changing the title to "MY 450 Best Songs of the 90's" but then what would be the fun in that?

Anyway, nice job! And now my turn... Maybe my years are off, and I only went through the list once so far, but i didn't see Jodeci, D'Angelo, The Roots, Savage Garden, or the Cranberries... Save The Music!!

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ParadigmShift... 4 years ago from San Jose, CA

Oh wait, 2nd go round, found the Roots and Cranberries. Thanks! But now where's Aaliyah?? lol...

DjRedRockk 4 years ago

Ilove dha list amazing artist and varities of songs I miss.And heard for awhile.AZ

keep ur head up DJ!!

MikeD 4 years ago

Great list, only criticism DJ is that Soundgarden's best song "The day I tried to live" wasn't included, too often overlooked. Cornell has one of the greatest rock voices of all time. Again, damn good list.

MikeD 4 years ago

Again great list.......and i am knit picking.....but something from temple of the dog given their tribute to one of the most influential guys in grunge, Andy Wood, maybe "Say hello to heaven". Phenomenal job once again. cannot imagine trying to put this list together, way to much effing work my friend.

ChrisT 4 years ago

So awesome - THANK you for mentioning Harvey Danger. I miss the alternative era.

Eduardo 4 years ago

Okay wow No Mariah Carey or Christina aguilera they had good music in the 90's and powerful singers.

lori 4 years ago

Great job. You reminded me of how much I loved Ned's Atomic Dustbin.

I don't suppose you remember a song where a girl talks about quirks or Characteristics she's picked up from people in her life... (talking with my hands like my mother use to)...?

Daniel 4 years ago

I like the diversity and this has definitely helped me make up a 90s playlist, but I'm surprised by the absence of metallica, especially 'enter sandman'. another song i was surprised not to see was 'bittersweet symphony' by the verve.

soda pop 4 years ago

So happy to see goldfinger, rancid reel big fish. And all th great pop, hip-hop and punk rock and alternative music...but no guns n roses or Metallica or pantera...maybe I missed Metallica, more than likely enter the sandman was on there anyways still an awesome list! Definitely helped build my 90's mix

Raven 4 years ago

I LOVE this list. Thank youuuuu

Eduardo 4 years ago

How y'all gonna make a stupid list like this without adding Mariah Carey or Destiny's Child to the list, vh1 100 greatest songs of the 90's list is wayyy more better than this wack stupid Dumb 90's, atleast vh1 100 greatest songs of the 90's list had Mariah Carey and Destiny's Child on that list.

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DJ Funktual 4 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove Author

Okay Eduardo, you commented the same thing 3 weeks ago. Maybe you are thinking about this list a bit too much. You are talking about pop music which lacks substance. I haven't heard a song by Mariah that I liked yet and Destiny's Child same thing. If you like the VH-1 list better fine, why do you care about My list?

Nigel 4 years ago

I really enjoy your lists. Gives me something to root through when I find the time to do so. I like the variety in this one and a lot of it's new to me because I was only a small child when a lot of this music came out. Also, I think it's funny that people fail to realize that this is a personal list and then get offended when their favorite song isn't included. As someone who continually looks for good music, I thank you for list.

Rena 4 years ago

Did you ever play "House" if so, will you include in your list???? Pleaseeee!

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