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