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 - Beck
  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 - Nirvana
  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' - Aerosmith
15. All Apologies - Nirvana
16. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
17. What Is Love - Haddaway
18. Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac
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 - Tool
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 - UB40
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 - Blur
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 - Suede
44. Venus as a Boy - Björk
45. Again - Janet Jackson
46. Knockin' da Boots - H-Town
47. Lately - Jodeci
48. Without You - Mariah Carey
49. Shoop - Salt-n-Pepa
50. Stutter - Elastica
51. Big Time Sensuality - Björk
52. Human Behaviour - Björk
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 - Underworld
58. Fuck and Run - Liz Phair
59. Come Clean - Jeru the Damaja
60. Ordinary World - Duran Duran
61. When Can I See You - Babyface
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 - Tindersticks
72. Lemon - U2
73. Return to Innocence - Enigma
74. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm - Crash Test Dummies
75. Can We Talk - Tevin Campbell
76. Slam - Onyx
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 - DRS
81. Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs
82. Baby I'm Yours - Shai
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 - Belly
87. Sister Havana - Urge Overkill
88. Cowgirl - Underworld
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 - Domino
97. I'm Ready - Tevin Campbell
98. Crazy - Aerosmith
99. Start Choppin' - Dinosaur Jr.
100. Debonair - The Afghan Whigs
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Laid - James
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 - Jaydee
109. Her Jazz - Huggy Bear
110. 50 Ft. Queenie - PJ Harvey
111. Gentlemen - The Afghan Whigs
112. The Wanderer - U2
113. Divine Hammer - The Breeders
114. From Despair to Where - Manic Street Preachers
115. Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
116. Pennyroyal Tea - Nirvana
117. Dissident - Pearl Jam
118. Ain't No Love - Sub Sub
119. If I Ever Lose My Faith in You - Sting
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 - Jellyfish

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Last Updated: 2014-04-13