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100 Greatest Songs From 1990

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
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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.
No.
Song
Artist

Nothing Compares 2 U - single cover
Enjoy The Silence - single cover
Vogue - single cover
Groove Is In The Heart - single cover
U Can't Touch This - single cover
Man In The Box - single cover
Vision of Love - single cover
Mama Said Knock You Out - single cover
Gonna Make You Sweat - single cover
Thunderstruck - single cover
1
Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinéad O'Connor
2
Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode
3
U Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
4
Vogue
Madonna
5
Groove Is In The Heart
Deee-Lite
6
Man In The Box
Alice In Chains
7
Vision of Love
Mariah Carey
8
Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
9
Gonna Make You Sweat
C & C Music Factory
10
Been Caught Stealing
Jane's Addiction
11
Thunderstruck
AC/DC
12
More Than Words
Extreme
13
Hard To Handle
Black Crowes
14
Unbelievable
EMF
15
Poison
Bell Biv Devoe
16
Crazy
Seal
17
Silent Lucidity
Queensrÿche
18
Justify My Love
Madonna
19
Cemetary Gates
Pantera
20
Loaded
Primal Scream
21
Right Here Right Now
Jesus Jones
22
Sadeness Part 1
Enigma
23
Cliffs Of Dover
Eric Johnson
24
Hold On
En Vogue
25
She Talks To Angels
Black Crowes
26
Feels Good
Tony! Toni! Tone!
27
It Must Have Been Love
Roxette
28
Around The Way Girl
LL Cool J
29
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
Heart
30
I Touch Myself
Divinyls
31
Get Here
Oleta Adams
32
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
Cher
33
All The Man That I Need
Whitney Houston
34
Blaze of Glory
Jon Bon Jovi
35
Tom's Diner
D.N.A. (featuring Suzanne Vega)
36
Suicide Blonde
INXS
37
Candy
Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson
38
Save Me
Fleetwood Mac
39
The King of Wishful Thinking
Go West
40
Cradle Of Love
Billy Idol
41
Praying For Time
George Michael
42
Everybody Everybody
Black Box
43
Close to You
Maxi Priest
44
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Guns N' Roses
45
I've Been Thinking About You
Londonbeat
46
Here's Where The Story Ends
The Sundays
47
Murder Rap
Above the Law
48
Someday
Mariah Carey
49
I'll Give All My Love To You
Keith Sweat
50
More Than Words Can Say
Alias
51
Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Public Enemy
52
Unskinny Bop
Poison
53
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube
54
Signs
Tesla
55
Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil
56
Freedom '90
George Michael
57
Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)
Robert Plant
58
(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection
Nelson
59
Painkiller
Judas Priest
60
Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
Eric B. & Rakim
61
The Ship Song
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
62
Just The Way It Is, Baby
The Rembrandts
63
Step On
Happy Mondays
64
Bonita Applebaum
A Tribe Called Quest
65
High Enough
Damn Yankees
66
Mercy Mercy Me - I Want You
Robert Palmer
67
Hold On
Wilson Phillips
68
The Obvious Child
Paul Simon
69
Giving You The Benefit
Pebbles
70
21st Century (Digital Boy)
Bad Religion
71
Knockin' Boots
Candyman
72
Coming Of Age
Damn Yankees
73
From A Distance
Bette Midler
74
Send Me An Angel
Scorpions
75
I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)
Hi-Five
76
Only Your Love
Bananarama
77
My, My, My
Johnny Gill
78
She's So High
Blur
79
Rock Dis Funky Joint
Poor Righteous Teachers
80
Don't Treat Me Bad
Firehouse
81
Velouria
Pixies
82
Energy Flash
Joey Beltram
83
In The Ghetto
Eric B. & Rakim
84
Serious
Duran Duran
85
Release Me
Wilson Phillips
86
What Time Is Love?
The KLF
87
Gold Digger
EPMD
88
Looking At The Front Door
Main Source
89
Hold You Tight
Tara Kemp
90
Rhythm Of The Rain
Dan Fogelberg
91
Step By Step
New Kids on the Block
92
Something To Believe In
Poison
93
Wind Of Change
Scorpions
94
Good Clean Fun
The Allman Brothers Band
95
Policy Of Truth
Depeche Mode
96
Kinky Afro
Happy Mondays
97
The Only One I Know
The Charlatans
98
Hole Hearted
Extreme
99
Kool Thing
Sonic Youth
100
Stranded
Heart
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Do Me!
Bell Biv Devoe
102
Miles Away
Winger
103
Civil War
Guns N' Roses
104
Empire
Queensrÿche
105
Can I Kick It
A Tribe Called Quest
106
Being Boring
Pet Shop Boys
107
Let's Talk About Sex
Salt-n-Pepa
108
Crying In The Rain
a-ha
109
Killer
Adamski
110
For You
The Outfield
111
Dig For Fire
Pixies
112
Jealous
Gene Loves Jezebel
113
More
Sisters of Mercy
114
Runaround
Van Halen
115
Joey
Concrete Blonde
116
The First Time
Surface
117
Texas Twister
Little Feat
118
Put The Message In The Box
World Party
119
So Hard
Pet Shop Boys
120
We're All In The Same Gang
West Coast Rap All-Stars
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1990
Lew's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1990
*
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Concrete Blonde
Brett's Choice:
*
Unique Blue Tube
A'me Lorain & The Family Affair
Ryan's Choice:
*
Heavenly Pop Hit
The Chills





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