100 Greatest Songs From 1994

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. Waterfalls - TLC
  2. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
  3. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
  4. Regulate - Warren G (featuring Nate Dogg)
  5. Zombie - The Cranberries
  6. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
  7. Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.
  8. Buddy Holly - Weezer
  9. Basket Case - Green Day
10. Creep - TLC
11. Self Esteem - The Offspring
12. When I Come Around - Green Day
13. Missing - Everything But the Girl
14. Live Forever - Oasis
15. Kiss From a Rose - Seal
16. Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
17. Longview - Green Day
18. Lightning Crashes - Live
19. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
20. Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
21. Say It Ain't So - Weezer
22. Always - Bon Jovi
23. Sour Times - Portishead
24. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
25. Girls and Boys - Blur
26. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
27. Come Out and Play - The Offspring
28. Better Man - Pearl Jam
29. Spoonman - Soundgarden
30. The World Is Yours - Nas
31. Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden
32. Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
33. What's the Frequency, Kenneth - R.E.M.
34. Glycerine - Bush
35. I Alone - Live
36. What Would You Say - Dave Matthews Band
37. Flava in Ya Ear - Craig Mack
38. Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & the Blowfish
39. Run-Around - Blues Traveler
40. I Swear - All-4-One
41. Another Night - Real McCoy
42. Cut Your Hair - Pavement
43. Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
44. Glory Box - Portishead
45. On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
46. Take a Bow - Madonna
47. Here Comes the Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
48. Supersonic - Oasis
49. Connection - Elastica
50. This Is a Low - Blur
51. Fantastic Voyage - Coolio
52. I Know - Dionne Farris
53. Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men
54. I'll Remember - Madonna
55. Aftermath - Tricky
56. Caught by the Fuzz - Supergrass
57. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
58. Wild Night - John Mellencamp (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
59. Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
60. Rocks - Primal Scream
61. Undone - The Sweater Song - Weezer
62. You Gotta Be - Des'ree
63. Baby, I Love Your Way - Big Mountain
64. Hold My Hand - Hootie & the Blowfish
65. One More Chance - The Notorious B.I.G.
66. Seether - Veruca Salt
67. A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
68. Bellbottoms - Blues Explosion
69. If You Go - Jon Secada
70. Back & Forth - Aaliyah
71. Let Her Cry - Hootie & the Blowfish
72. Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
73. Gold Soundz - Pavement
74. Protection - Massive Attack
75. Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
76. So Much in Love - All-4-One
77. Red Light Special - TLC
78. If You Love Me - Brownstone
79. In the House of Stone and Light - Martin Page
80. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn
81. Wilmot - The Sabres of Paradise
82. Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
83. Unbelievable - The Notorious B.I.G.
84. Baby - Brandy
85. Funkdafied - Da Brat
86. As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B. Hawkins
87. 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters
88. Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz
89. Bring the Pain - Method Man
90. Grace - Jeff Buckley
91. I Used to Love h.e.r. - Common Sense
92. Stroke You Up - Changing Faces
93. I Wanna Be Down - Brandy
94. Before I Let You Go - BLACKstreet
95. Sukiyaki - 4 P.M.
96. Ping Pong - Stereolab
97. 7 Seconds - Youssou N'dour & Neneh Cherry
98. Stay Together - Suede
99. Life's a Bitch - Nas
100. Secret - Madonna
20 more worth mentioning.
101. You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty
102. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
103. I Am a Scientist - Guided by Voices
104. Miss World - Hole
105. Supernova - Liz Phair
106. Violet - Hole
107. Karmacoma - Massive Attack
108. Parklife - Blur
109. Chemical Beats - The Dust Brothers
110. Give It Up - Public Enemy
111. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? - Nirvana
112. Endless Love - Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
113. Do You Remember the First Time - Pulp
114. Like a Motorway - Saint Etienne
115. Your Ghost - Kristin Hersh & Michael Stipe
116. Doll Parts - Hole
117. Kathleen - Tindersticks
118. Bug Powder Dust - Bomb the Bass
119. Gardenia - Kyuss
120. Sometimes Always - The Jesus and Mary Chain (feat.Hope Sandoval)
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1994
An unheralded great record from 1994
Bruce's choice -
* Bar Room Blues - Senders
Lew's choice -
* Fall Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Brett's choice -
* London's Brilliant Parade - Elvis Costello
Ryan's choice -
* X-French Tee Shirt - Shudder to Think

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Last Updated: 2014-05-11