100 Greatest Songs From 1991

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  2. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
  3. One - U2
  4. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
  6. Enter Sandman - Metallica
  7. Come as You Are - Nirvana
  8. Alive - Pearl Jam
  9. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
10. Black or White - Michael Jackson
11. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
12. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
13. O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature
14. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
16. Black - Pearl Jam
17. Two Princes - Spin Doctors
18. Lithium - Nirvana
19. Tennessee - Arrested Development
20. Mysterious Ways - U2
21. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - PM Dawn
22. Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses
23. Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
24. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
25. Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
26. In Bloom - Nirvana
27. Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog
28. Cream - Prince
29. I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd
30. Can't Truss It - Public Enemy
31. Gett Off - Prince
32. The Show Must Go On - Queen
33. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
34. Summertime - D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
35. The Unforgiven - Metallica
36. Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
37. Remember the Time - Michael Jackson
38. Safe from Harm - Massive Attack
39. I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
40. Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
41. Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
42. To Be With You - Mr. Big
43. Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters
44. How I Could Just Kill a Man - Cypress Hill
45. I Can't Dance - Genesis
46. Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
47. Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
48. I Love Your Smile - Shanice
49. It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over - Lenny Kravitz
50. There's No Other Way - Blur
51. Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
52. Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
53. Innuendo - Queen
54. Go - Moby
55. No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
56. Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
57. Heal the World - Michael Jackson
58. Emotions - Mariah Carey
59. Learning to Fly - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
60. Joyride - Roxette
61. Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
62. Sad but True - Metallica
63. Weather With You - Crowded House
64. Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
65. Summer Babe - Pavement
66. Buggin' Out - A Tribe Called Quest
67. You Could Be Mine - Guns N' Roses
68. Even Better Than the Real Thing - U2
69. Diamonds and Pearls - Prince
70. Right Now - Van Halen
71. Now That We Found Love - Heavy D & the Boyz
72. Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
73. 3 A.M. Eternal (Live at the S.S.L.) - The KLF
74. Polly - Nirvana
75. Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers
76. Stars - Simply Red
77. Higher Than the Sun - Primal Scream
78. The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep
79. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday - Boyz II Men
80. Fading Like a Flower - Roxette
81. Jazz (We've Got) - A Tribe Called Quest
82. Stay - Shakespear's Sister
83. Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
84. Brenda's Got a Baby - 2pac
85. Come & Talk to Me - Jodeci
86. Papua New Guinea - Future Sound of London
87. No Vaseline - Ice Cube
88. Soul to Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers
89. Justified and Ancient - The KLF
90. Unforgettable - Natalie Cole with Nat "King" Cole
91. Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited
92. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael and Elton John
93. Rusty Cage - Soundgarden
94. All I Want - Toad the Wet Sprocket
95. Hand on the Pump - Cypress Hill
96. A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays' - De La Soul
97. Breakin' My Heart - Mint Condition
98. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
99. Charly - The Prodigy
100. Forever My Lady - Jodeci
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Will You Be There - Michael Jackson
102. Wherever I May Roam - Metallica
103. Breaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili Peppers
104. When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton
105. The Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston
106. The Fly - U2
107. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Primus
108. Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz
109. Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry
110. Ring Ring Ring - De La Soul
111. Hazard - Richard Marx
112. Baby Baby - Amy Grant
113. Rhinoceros - Smashing Pumpkins
114. Can't Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
115. No Son of Mine - Genesis
116. 2 Legit 2 Quit - M.C. Hammer
117. All This Time - Sting
118. All 4 Love - Color Me Badd
119. Romantic - Karyn White
120. Steady Mobbin' - Ice Cube
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1991
Brian's choice -
An unheralded great record from 1991

* Waiting - The Feelies

Lew's choice -
* Walk on the Ocean - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Brett's choice -
* Sexuality - Billy Bragg

Ryan's choice -
* Drive That Fast - Kitchens of Distinction

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Last Updated: 2019-04-24

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.