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100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 1990s

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock Music and related sub-genres. These songs are ranked based upon their intitial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of Rock and Roll and its sub-genres.

Last Updated: 2022-08-14
Newly added names are in Red
Rock Songs 1990s
  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  2. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
  3. One - U2
  4. Nuthin' But a "G" Thang - Dr. Dre
  5. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
  7. Waterfalls - TLC
  8. Loser - Beck
  9. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
10. Wonderwall - Oasis
11. Creep - Radiohead
12. California Love - 2Pac
13. Enter Sandman - Metallica
14. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
15. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinéad O'Connor
16. Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
17. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
18. Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
19. Come As You Are - Nirvana
20. You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
21. Song 2 - Blur
22. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
23. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
24. My Name Is - Eminem
25. Alive - Pearl Jam
26. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
27. Jump Around - House of Pain
28. Don't Speak - No Doubt
29. No Diggity - BLACKstreet
30. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
31. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
32. Killing In the Name - Rage Against The Machine
33. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
34. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
35. It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
36. Smooth - Santana and Rob Thomas
37. Black or White - Michael Jackson
38. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
39. U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
40. Vogue - Madonna
41. Regulate - Warren G
42. Zombie - The Cranberries
43. Everlong - Foo Fighters
44. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
45. Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
46. Basket Case - Green Day
47. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
48. Say My Name - Destiny's Child
49. Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
50. Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
51. No Scrubs - TLC
52. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
53. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
54. Wannabe - Spice Girls
55. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
56. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
57. Gin & Juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg
58. Karma Police - Radiohead
59. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
60. Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre
61. All the Small Things - Blink 182
62. Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
63. Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
64. Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
65. Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
66. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu Tang Clan
67. Dear Mama - 2Pac
68. Buddy Holly - Weezer
69. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
70. Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G.
71. What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
72. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
73. Lovefool - Cardigans
74. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
75. Believe - Cher
76. Groove Is in the Heart - Deee-Lite
77. Ironic - Alanis Morissette
78. O.P.P - Naughty by Nature
79. Self Esteem - The Offspring
80. Insane in the Brain - Cypress Hill
81. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy
82. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
83. All Star - Smash Mouth
84. Linger - The Cranberries
85. Firestarter - Prodigy
86. What Is Love - Haddaway
87. Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
88. When I Come Around - Green Day
89. Kiss from a Rose - Seal
90. I Try - Macy Gray
91. Fantasy - Mariah Carey
92. Hard Knock Life - Jay Z
93. What I Got - Sublime
94. Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony
95. Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
96. No Rain - Blind Melon
97. Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
98. The Boy Is Mine - Brandy and Monica
99. Two Princes - Spin Doctors
100. Freak on a Leash - Korn

101. Lithium - Nirvana
102. Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G.
103. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
104. Angels - Robbie Williams
105. Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
106. That's the Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
107. Missing - Everything but the Girl
108. More Than Words - Extreme
109. Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
110. End of the Road - Boyz II Men
111. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
112. Shook Ones, Pt. 2 - Mobb Deep
113. Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
114. Say It Ain't So - Weezer
115. Black - Pearl Jam
116. Creep - TLC
117. Always - Bon Jovi
118. Man In the Box - Alice In Chains
119. Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
120. Today - Smashing Pumpkins
121. I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
122. Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
123. Wind of Change - Scorpions
124. Live Forever - Oasis
125. Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
126. Ready or Not - The Fugees
127. Around the World - Daft Punk
128. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow
129. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
130. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
131. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
132. Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses
133. Changes - 2Pac
134. On and On - Erykah Badu
135. You Get What You Give - New Radicals
136. Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
137. Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
138. Bulls on Parade - Rage Against The Machine
139. Can I Kick It? - A Tribe Called Quest
140. Ray of Light - Madonna
141. Remember the Time - Michael Jackson
142. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
143. Drive - Incubus
144. Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
145. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
146. Poison - Bell Biv Devoe
147. All That She Wants - Ace of Base
148. One Headlight - The Wallflowers
149. Jump - Kris Kross
150. Common People - Pulp
151. Mysterious Ways - U2
152. Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
153. Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
154. What's My Age Again - Blink 182
155. N. Y. State of Mind - Nas
156. Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
157. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
158. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
159. Closing Time - Semisonic
160. Would? - Alice in Chains
161. Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac
162. Real Love - Mary J. Blige
163. Ordinary World - Duran Duran
164. Freedom '90 - George Michael
165. Girls and Boys - Blur
166. All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
167. Gonna Make You Sweat - C & C Music Factory
168. I'd Do Anything for Love - Meat Loaf
169. Santeria - Sublime
170. Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band
171. Porcelain - Moby
172. One Week - Barenaked Ladies
173. Protect Ya Neck - Wu-Tang Clan
174. Praise You - Fatboy Slim
175. Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
176. All Apologies - Nirvana
177. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
178. Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
179. You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
180. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
181. Glory Box - Portishead
182. Just a Girl - No Doubt
183. Crazy - Seal
184. My Lovin' - En Vogue
185. Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
186. Hero - Mariah Carey
187. Come Out and Play - The Offspring
188. Candle in the Wind 1997 - Elton John
189. Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
190. Cryin' - Aerosmith
191. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
192. Longview - Green Day
193. Spoonman - Soundgarden
194. Rooster - Alice In Chains
195. Flava in Ya Ear - Craig Mack
196. Music Sounds Better with You - Stardust
197. Push - Matchbox Twenty
198. Together Again - Janet Jackson
199. Daughter - Pearl Jam
200. Hard to Handle - Black Crowes

201. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
202. In Bloom - Nirvana
203. Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
204. The World Is Yours - Nas
205. Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
206. Born Slippy (NUXX) - Underworld
207. Whatta Man - Salt 'n' Pepa with En Vogue
208. The Distance - Cake
209. Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah
210. Lightning Crashes - Live
211. Where It's At - Beck
212. 3 AM - Matchbox 20
213. Bump 'n' Grind - R. Kelly
214. Santa Monica - Everclear
215. Rosa Parks - Outkast
216. Frozen - Madonna
217. Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
218. Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check - Busta Rhymes
219. Hey Boy Hey Girl - Chemical Brothers
220. Glycerine - Bush
221. Better Man - Pearl Jam
222. Unbelievable - EMF
223. One of Us - Joan Osborne
224. Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction
225. I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By - Method Man
226. Change the World - Eric Clapton and Babyface
227. Higher - Creed
228. Tennessee - Arrested Development
229. Alright - Supergrass
230. Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog
231. Celebrity Skin - Hole
232. Walkin' on the Sun - Smash Mouth
233. Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb
234. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - PM Dawn
235. Name - Goo Goo Dolls
236. Never Ever - All Saints
237. Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & the Blowfish
238. Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
239. Stupid Girl - Garbage
240. Shine - Collective Soul
241. You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton
242. Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
243. Cannonball - The Breeders
244. Cream - Prince
245. Cemetary Gates - Pantera
246. Thong Song - Sisqó
247. Run Around - Blues Traveler
248. Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
249. Sober - Tool
250. Can't Truss It - Public Enemy

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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Losing My Religion

One

Nuthin But a G Thang

Jeremy

Under the Bridge

Waterfalls

Loser

Gangsta's Paradise

Nothing Compares 2 U

Wonderwall









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