100 Greatest Songs From 1995

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. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
  2. Wonderwall - Oasis
  3. California Love - 2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre)
  4. You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
  5. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
  6. Ironic - Alanis Morissette
  7. Don't Speak - No Doubt
  8. Dear Mama - 2Pac
  9. Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
10. Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony
11. Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
12. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
13. One of Us - Joan Osborne
14. Fantasy - Mariah Carey
15. Name - Goo Goo Dolls
16. Common People - Pulp
17. Stupid Girl - Garbage
18. Just a Girl - No Doubt
19. Born Slippy (NUXX) - Underworld
20. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By - Method Man (feat. Mary J. Blige)
21. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
22. Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) - Everclear
23. Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
24. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
25. Shook Ones, Pt. 2 - Mobb Deep
26. Boombastic - Shaggy
27. Da Funk - Daft Punk
28. Hyper-Ballad - Björk
29. Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
30. Down by the Water - PJ Harvey
31. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
32. Alright - Supergrass
33. Brown Sugar - D'Angelo
34. Black Steel - Tricky
35. Some Might Say - Oasis
36. Sittin' Up in My Room - Brandy
37. Sorted by E's and Wizz - Pulp
38. This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
39. Country House - Blur
40. Freak Like Me - Adina Howard
41. Needle In The Hay - Elliott Smith
42. Yes - McAlmont and Butler
43. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
44. Runaway - Janet Jackson
45. Hey Lover - LL Cool J and Boyz II Men
46. Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
47. Natural One - The Folk Implosion
48. Higher State of Consciousness - Josh Wink
49. Loungin - LL Cool J
50. You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
51. Shit, Damn, Motherfucker - D'Angelo
52. Army of Me - Björk
53. Brooklyn Zoo - Ol' Dirty Bastard
54. This Is a Call - Foo Fighters
55. Candy Rain - Soul for Real
56. Game of Pricks - Guided by Voices
57. The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) - The Bucketheads
58. Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn Dodgers
59. Back for Good - Take That
60. Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
61. I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) - R. Kelly
62. Pulp Fiction - Alex Reece
63. Tell Me - Groove Theory
64. Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
65. Roll with It - Oasis
66. High and Dry - Radiohead
67. Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) - R. Kelly (feat. Ronald & Ernie Isley)
68. Shimmy Shimmy Ya - Ol' Dirty Bastard
69. Just - Radiohead
70. Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) - Monica
71. Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius
72. Wake Up, Boo! - The Boo Radleys
73. The Universal - Blur
74. Wonder - Natalie Merchant
75. Be My Lover - La Bouche
76. The Diamond Sea - Sonic Youth
77. Girl from Mars - Ash
78. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams
79. Carnival - The Cardigans
80. Reverend Black Grape - Black Grape
81. I Believe - Blessid Union of Souls
82. Rattled by the Rush - Pavement
83. Counting Blue Cars - Dishwalla
84. Runnin' - The Pharcyde
85. Mis-Shapes - Pulp
86. Lucky - Radiohead
87. Queer - Garbage
88. Disco 2000 - Pulp
89. Leave Home - The Chemical Brothers
90. Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
91. Insomnia - Faithless
92. Someone to Love - Jon B. (feat. Babyface)
93. I Got 5 on It - Luniz
94. Sweet Dreams - La Bouche
95. Run Away - Real McCoy
96. He's Mine - Mokenstef
97. December - Collective Soul
98. The World I Know - Collective Soul
99. Vow - Garbage
100. Every Little Thing I Do - Soul for Real
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Keep Their Heads Ringin' - Dr. Dre
102. Scream - Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
103. Sick of Myself - Matthew Sweet
104. Crystal Mountain - Death
105. Symbolic - Death
106. You'll See - Madonna
107. Super Sharp Shooter - DJ Zinc
108. What Does Your Soul Look Like? - DJ Shadow
109. Release Yo'delf - Method Man
110. I Wish - Skee-Lo
111. Believe - Elton John
112. Carnival - Natalie Merchant
113. Doin It - LL Cool J and LeShaun
114. Can't You See - Total and The Notorious B.I.G.
115. History - The Verve
116. Ice Cream - Raekwon
117. Player's Anthem - Junior M.A.F.I.A. and The Notorious B.I.G.
118. Blue - The Jayhawks
119. Waking Up - Elastica
120. Lump - The Presidents of the United States of America
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1995
An unheralded great record from 1995
Bruce's choice -
* Flying Home For Christmas - Blue Moon Special
Lew's choice -
* I Want to Come Over - Melissa Etheridge
Brett's choice -
* Don't Leave - Ben Lee
Adam's choice -
* B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) - GZA/Genius (feat. Killah Priest)
Ryan's choice -
* If Fingers Were Xylophones - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

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Last Updated: 2014-05-29