100 Greatest Songs From 1993

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

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.

1. Loser
2. All I Wanna Do
Sheryl Crow
3. Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
4. Gin & Juice
Snoop Doggy Dogg
5. Today
Smashing Pumpkins
6. Heart-Shaped Box
7. Dreamlover
Mariah Carey
8. C.R.E.A.M.
Wu-Tang Clan
9. That's The Way Love Goes
Janet Jackson
10. Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lenny Kravitz
11. Insane in the Brain
Cypress Hill
12. Linger
The Cranberries
13. Streets of Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen
14. Cryin'
15. All Apologies
16. Disarm
Smashing Pumpkins
17. What Is Love
18. Keep Ya Head Up
19. Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest
20. Whatta Man
Salt 'n' Pepa with En Vogue
21. Hero
Mariah Carey
22. Daughter
Pearl Jam
23. Sober
24. Whoomp! (There It Is)
Tag Team
25. Shine
Collective Soul
26. Bump 'n' Grind
R. Kelly
27. Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
28. Cannonball
The Breeders
29. I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
Meat Loaf
30. Macarena
Los Del Rio
31. The Sign
Ace of Base
32. (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You
33. The Power of Love
Celine Dion
34. All That She Wants
Ace of Base
35. Rid of Me
PJ Harvey
36. Fade into You
Mazzy Star
37. For Tomorrow
38. Breathe Again
Toni Braxton
39. All for Love
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
40. Don't Turn Around
Ace of Base
41. Show Me Love
Robin S.
42. Regret
New Order
43. Animal Nitrate
44. Venus as a Boy
45. Again
Janet Jackson
46. Knockin' da Boots
47. Lately
48. Without You
Mariah Carey
49. Shoop
50. Stutter

51. Big Time Sensuality
52. Human Behaviour
53. Go West
Pet Shop Boys
54. You Mean the World to Me
Toni Braxton
55. If
Janet Jackson
56. The River of Dreams
Billy Joel
57. Rez
58. Fuck and Run
Liz Phair
59. Come Clean
Jeru the Damaja
60. Ordinary World
Duran Duran
61. When Can I See You
62. Please Forgive Me
Bryan Adams
63. Any Time, Any Place
Janet Jackson
64. Strong Enough
Sheryl Crow
65. Hip Hop Hooray
Naughty by Nature
66. Open Up
Leftfield (feat. John Lydon)
67. Smokebelch II
The Sabres of Paradise
68. Divorce Song
Liz Phair
69. If I Had No Loot
Tony! Toni! Toné!
70. Come to My Window
Melissa Etheridge
71. City Sickness
72. Lemon
73. Return to Innocence
74. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Crash Test Dummies
75. Can We Talk
Tevin Campbell
76. Slam
77. Looking Through Patient Eyes
P.M. Dawn
78. She Don't Use Jelly
The Flaming Lips
79. Cherub Rock
Smashing Pumpkins
80. Gangsta Lean
81. Because the Night
10,000 Maniacs
82. Baby I'm Yours
83. Come Undone
Duran Duran
84. I Don't Wanna Fight
Tina Turner
85. I'm the Only One
Melissa Etheridge
86. Feed the Tree
87. Sister Havana
Urge Overkill
88. Cowgirl
89. Whoot, There It Is
95 South
90. Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
Meat Loaf
91. Another Sad Love Song
Toni Braxton
92. I Get Around
2Pac (feat. Digital Underground)
93. Anytime You Need a Friend
Mariah Carey
94. Because of Love
Janet Jackson
95. Boom! Shake the Room
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
96. Getto Jam
97. I'm Ready
Tevin Campbell
98. Crazy
99. Start Choppin'
Dinosaur Jr.
100. Debonair
The Afghan Whigs
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Laid
102. On
Aphex Twin
103. Wild Wood
Paul Weller
104. Into Your Arms
The Lemonheads
105. Web in Front
Archers of Loaf
106. My Sister
Juliana Hatfield Three
107. What's My Name?
Snoop Doggy Dogg
108. Plastic Dreams
109. Her Jazz
Huggy Bear
110. 50 Ft. Queenie
PJ Harvey
111. Gentlemen
The Afghan Whigs
112. The Wanderer
113. Divine Hammer
The Breeders
114. From Despair to Where
Manic Street Preachers
115. Scentless Apprentice
116. Pennyroyal Tea
117. Dissident
Pearl Jam
118. Ain't No Love
Sub Sub
119. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
120. 6'1"
Liz Phair
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1993
An unheralded great record from 1993
Bruce's choice:
* Race With The Devil
Jeff Beck & the Bigtown Playboys
Lew's choice:
* Devil With The Green Eyes
Matthew Sweet
Brett's choice:
* Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
PM Dawn
Ryan's choice:
* The Ghost at Number One
    1992   |   1994

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Last Updated: 2014-04-13