100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 1990s

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock Music and related sub-genres. These songs are ranked based upon their intitial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of Rock and Roll and its sub-genres.
Rock Songs 1990s
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
2. Losing My Religion
R.E.M.
3. One
U2
4. Nuthin' But a "G" Thang
Dr. Dre
5. Under the Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Jeremy
Pearl Jam
7. Waterfalls
TLC
8. Loser
Beck
9. Gangsta's Paradise
Coolio
10. Wonderwall
Oasis
11. Creep
Radiohead
12. California Love
2Pac
13. Enter Sandman
Metallica
14. Bittersweet Symphony
The Verve
15. Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinéad O'Connor
16. Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lauryn Hill
17. Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton
18. Killing Me Softly
The Fugees
19. Come As You Are
Nirvana
20. You Oughta Know
Alanis Morissette
21. Song 2
Blur
22. 1979
Smashing Pumpkins
23. Paranoid Android
Radiohead
24. My Name Is
Eminem
25. Alive
Pearl Jam
26. Enjoy the Silence
Depeche Mode
27. Jump Around
House of Pain
28. Don't Speak
No Doubt
29. No Diggity
BLACKstreet
30. Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden
31. Sabotage
Beastie Boys
32. Killing In the Name
Rage Against The Machine
33. Iris
Goo Goo Dolls
34. November Rain
Guns N' Roses
35. It Was a Good Day
Ice Cube
36. Smooth
Santana and Rob Thomas
37. Black or White
Michael Jackson
38. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Bryan Adams
39. U Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
40. Vogue
Madonna
41. Regulate
Warren G
42. Zombie
The Cranberries
43. Everlong
Foo Fighters
44. Baby Got Back
Sir Mix-a-Lot
45. Juicy
The Notorious B.I.G.
46. Basket Case
Green Day
47. Nothing Else Matters
Metallica
48. Say My Name
Destiny's Child
49. Heart-Shaped Box
Nirvana
50. Everybody Hurts
R.E.M.
51. No Scrubs
TLC
52. Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
53. Hypnotize
The Notorious B.I.G.
54. Wannabe
Spice Girls
55. Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
56. I Want It That Way
Backstreet Boys
57. Gin & Juice
Snoop Doggy Dogg
58. Karma Police
Radiohead
59. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Green Day
60. Still D.R.E.
Dr. Dre
61. All the Small Things
Blink 182
62. Torn
Natalie Imbruglia
63. Scar Tissue
Red Hot Chili Peppers
64. Friday I'm in Love
The Cure
65. Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
66. C.R.E.A.M.
Wu Tang Clan
67. Dear Mama
2Pac
68. Buddy Holly
Weezer
69. Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley
70. Big Poppa
The Notorious B.I.G.
71. What's Up
4 Non Blondes
72. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Aerosmith
73. Lovefool
Cardigans
74. Closer
Nine Inch Nails
75. Believe
Cher
76. Groove Is in the Heart
Deee-Lite
77. Ironic
Alanis Morissette
78. O.P.P
Naughty by Nature
79. Self Esteem
The Offspring
80. Insane in the Brain
Cypress Hill
81. I'll Be Missing You
Puff Daddy
82. Thunderstruck
AC/DC
83. All Star
Smash Mouth
84. Linger
The Cranberries
85. Firestarter
Prodigy
86. What Is Love
Haddaway
87. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Smashing Pumpkins
88. When I Come Around
Green Day
89. Kiss from a Rose
Seal
90. I Try
Macy Gray
91. Fantasy
Mariah Carey
92. Hard Knock Life
Jay Z
93. What I Got
Sublime
94. Tha Crossroads
Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony
95. Intergalactic
Beastie Boys
96. No Rain
Blind Melon
97. Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
98. The Boy Is Mine
Brandy and Monica
99. Two Princes
Spin Doctors
100. Freak on a Leash
Korn
101. Lithium
Nirvana
102. Mo Money Mo Problems
The Notorious B.I.G.
103. Give It Away
Red Hot Chili Peppers
104. Angels
Robbie Williams
105. Forgot About Dre
Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
106. That's the Way Love Goes
Janet Jackson
107. Missing
Everything but the Girl
108. More Than Words
Extreme
109. Unfinished Sympathy
Massive Attack
110. End of the Road
Boyz II Men
111. Don't Look Back in Anger
Oasis
112. Shook Ones, Pt. 2
Mobb Deep
113. Streets of Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen
114. Say It Ain't So
Weezer
115. Black
Pearl Jam
116. Creep
TLC
117. Always
Bon Jovi
118. Man In the Box
Alice In Chains
119. Un-Break My Heart
Toni Braxton
120. Today
Smashing Pumpkins
121. I Believe I Can Fly
R. Kelly
122. Vision of Love
Mariah Carey
123. Wind of Change
Scorpions
124. Live Forever
Oasis
125. Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters
126. Ready or Not
The Fugees
127. Around the World
Daft Punk
128. All I Wanna Do
Sheryl Crow
129. Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
130. Semi-Charmed Life
Third Eye Blind
131. Truly Madly Deeply
Savage Garden
132. Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses
133. Changes
2Pac
134. On and On
Erykah Badu
135. You Get What You Give
New Radicals
136. Runaway Train
Soul Asylum
137. Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots
138. Bulls on Parade
Rage Against The Machine
139. Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest
140. Ray of Light
Madonna
141. Remember the Time
Michael Jackson
142. I'll Make Love to You
Boyz II Men
143. Drive
Incubus
144. Dreamlover
Mariah Carey
145. Champagne Supernova
Oasis
146. Poison
Bell Biv Devoe
147. All That She Wants
Ace of Base
148. One Headlight
The Wallflowers
149. Jump
Kris Kross
150. Common People
Pulp
151. Mysterious Ways
U2
152. Plush
Stone Temple Pilots
153. Fake Plastic Trees
Radiohead
154. What's My Age Again
Blink 182
155. N. Y. State of Mind
Nas
156. Mind Playing Tricks on Me
Geto Boys
157. Even Flow
Pearl Jam
158. Fade Into You
Mazzy Star
159. Closing Time
Semisonic
160. Would?
Alice in Chains
161. Keep Ya Head Up
2Pac
162. Real Love
Mary J. Blige
163. Ordinary World
Duran Duran
164. Freedom '90
George Michael
165. Girls and Boys
Blur
166. All My Life
K-Ci & JoJo
167. Gonna Make You Sweat
C & C Music Factory
168. I'd Do Anything for Love
Meat Loaf
169. Santeria
Sublime
170. Crash into Me
Dave Matthews Band
171. Porcelain
Moby
172. One Week
Barenaked Ladies
173. Protect Ya Neck
Wu-Tang Clan
174. Praise You
Fatboy Slim
175. Fly Away
Lenny Kravitz
176. All Apologies
Nirvana
177. Tubthumping
Chumbawamba
178. Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Will Smith
179. You Make Me Wanna...
Usher
180. Disarm
Smashing Pumpkins
181. Glory Box
Portishead
182. Just a Girl
No Doubt
183. Crazy
Seal
184. My Lovin'
En Vogue
185. Man on the Moon
R.E.M.
186. Hero
Mariah Carey
187. Come Out and Play
The Offspring
188. Candle in the Wind 1997
Elton John
189. Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
190. Cryin'
Aerosmith
191. One Sweet Day
Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
192. Longview
Green Day
193. Spoonman
Soundgarden
194. Rooster
Alice In Chains
195. Flava in Ya Ear
Craig Mack
196. Music Sounds Better with You
Stardust
197. Push
Matchbox Twenty
198. Together Again
Janet Jackson
199. Daughter
Pearl Jam
200. Hard to Handle
Black Crowes
201. Breakfast at Tiffany's
Deep Blue Something
202. In Bloom
Nirvana
203. Sex and Candy
Marcy Playground
204. The World Is Yours
Nas
205. Shiny Happy People
R.E.M.
206. Born Slippy (NUXX)
Underworld
207. Whatta Man
Salt 'n' Pepa with En Vogue
208. The Distance
Cake
209. Are You That Somebody
Aaliyah
210. Lightning Crashes
Live
211. Where It's At
Beck
212. 3 AM
Matchbox 20
213. Bump 'n' Grind
R. Kelly
214. Santa Monica
Everclear
215. Rosa Parks
Outkast
216. Frozen
Madonna
217. Give Me One Reason
Tracy Chapman
218. Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check
Busta Rhymes
219. Hey Boy Hey Girl
Chemical Brothers
220. Glycerine
Bush
221. Better Man
Pearl Jam
222. Unbelievable
EMF
223. One of Us
Joan Osborne
224. Been Caught Stealing
Jane's Addiction
225. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By
Method Man
226. Change the World
Eric Clapton and Babyface
227. Higher
Creed
228. Tennessee
Arrested Development
229. Alright
Supergrass
230. Hunger Strike
Temple of the Dog
231. Celebrity Skin
Hole
232. Walkin' on the Sun
Smash Mouth
233. Stay (I Missed You)
Lisa Loeb
234. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
PM Dawn
235. Name
Goo Goo Dolls
236. Never Ever
All Saints
237. Only Wanna Be With You
Hootie & the Blowfish
238. Something to Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
239. Stupid Girl
Garbage
240. Shine
Collective Soul
241. You're Makin' Me High
Toni Braxton
242. Hey Jealousy
Gin Blossoms
243. Cannonball
The Breeders
244. Cream
Prince
245. Cemetary Gates
Pantera
246. Thong Song
Sisqó
247. Run Around
Blues Traveler
248. Bawitdaba
Kid Rock
249. Sober
Tool
250. Can't Truss It
Public Enemy
1990s Songs

Last Updated: 2022-08-14