Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Favorite Songs From The 1990's

From the decade that gave us Friends, alternative rock (grunge), and the rise of Starbucks you can also find some of the best songs ever recorded. The 1990's are full of personal memories as that was the decade which included my high school and college years. Some amazing music was written during this time as alternative, country, and pop music all underwent significant shifts and ruled the charts. First, here are a few songs that just missed the cut.

Just Kiss Me by Harry Connick, Jr.

Philosophy by Ben Folds Five

Livin' On The Edge by Aerosmith

You Don't Know How It Feels by Tom Petty

Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman

Friends In Low Places by Garth Brooks

Black Or White by Michael Jackson

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

One Headlight by The Wallflowers

Loser by Beck

Tennessee by Arrested Development

I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

1979 by Smashing Pumpkins

Mysterious Ways by U2

What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes

Push by Matchbox 20

Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something

What's The Frequency, Kenneth? by R.E.M.

Now, here are my Top 20 songs from the 1990's.

20. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden

19. Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz

18. Hold My Hand by Hootie & The Blowfish

17. Run-Around by Blues Traveler

16. Hard To Handle by The Black Crowes

15. All Apologies by Nirvana

14. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

13. Better Man by Pearl Jam

12. When I Come Around by Green Day

11. Shine by Collective Soul

10. November Rain by Guns N' Roses

9. Oh Virgina by Blessid Union Of Souls

8. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong by Spin Doctors

7. Jesus Freak by DC Talk

6. Something To Talk About by Bonnie Raitt

5. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

4. Buddy Holly by Weezer

3. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers

2. Motownphilly by Boyz II Men

1. Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band

I am biased, but to me the 1990's produced the best music of my lifetime. That's why you see this list containing the "Top 20" as opposed to the "Top 10" list (as well as an honorable mention list) found in previous post of the 70's & 80's.

You may have also noticed the inclusion of a Christian song, "Jesus Freak", by DC Talk. It was during the 1990's that I became a Christian which heavily influenced my listening choices during the 2000's. Check back soon to see what songs did or didn't make the cut in my favorite songs of the early 2000's!

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