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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
Sinead O'Connor
2
Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode
3
Vogue
Madonna
4
Groove Is In The Heart
Deee-Lite
5
U Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
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
I've Been Thinking About You
Londonbeat
45
Here's Where The Story Ends
The Sundays
46
Murder Rap
Above the Law
47
Someday
Mariah Carey
48
I'll Give All My Love To You
Keith Sweat
49
More Than Words Can Say
Alias
50
Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Public Enemy
51
Unskinny Bop
Poison
52
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube
53
Signs
Tesla
54
Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil
55
Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)
Robert Plant
56
(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection
Nelson
57
Painkiller
Judas Priest
58
Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
Eric B. & Rakim
59
The Ship Song
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
60
Just The Way It Is, Baby
The Rembrandts
61
Step On
Happy Mondays
62
Bonita Applebaum
A Tribe Called Quest
63
High Enough
Damn Yankees
64
Mercy Mercy Me - I Want You
Robert Palmer
65
Hold On
Wilson Phillips
66
The Obvious Child
Paul Simon
67
Giving You The Benefit
Pebbles
68
21st Century (Digital Boy)
Bad Religion
69
Knockin' Boots
Candyman
70
Coming Of Age
Damn Yankees
71
From A Distance
Bette Midler
72
Send Me An Angel
Scorpions
73
I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)
Hi-Five
74
Birdhouse In Your Soul
They Might Be Giants
75
Only Your Love
Bananarama
76
My, My, My
Johnny Gill
77
She's So High
Blur
78
Rock Dis Funky Joint
Poor Righteous Teachers
79
Don't Treat Me Bad
Firehouse
80
Velouria
Pixies
81
Energy Flash
Joey Beltram
82
In The Ghetto
Eric B. & Rakim
83
Serious
Duran Duran
84
Release Me
Wilson Phillips
85
What Time Is Love?
The KLF
86
Gold Digger
EPMD
87
Looking At The Front Door
Main Source
88
Hold You Tight
Tara Kemp
89
Rhythm Of The Rain
Dan Fogelberg
90
Step By Step
New Kids on the Block
91
Something To Believe In
Poison
92
Wind Of Change
Scorpions
93
Policy Of Truth
Depeche Mode
94
Kinky Afro
Happy Mondays
95
The Only One I Know
The Charlatans
96
Hole Hearted
Extreme
97
Kool Thing
Sonic Youth
98
Stranded
Heart
99
Do Me!
Bell Biv Devoe
100
Can I Kick It
A Tribe Called Quest
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Miles Away
Winger
102
Empire
Queensrÿche
103
Being Boring
Pet Shop Boys
104
Let's Talk About Sex
Salt-n-Pepa
105
Crying In The Rain
a-ha
106
Killer
Adamski
107
For You
The Outfield
108
Dig For Fire
Pixies
109
Jealous
Gene Loves Jezebel
110
More
Sisters of Mercy
111
Runaround
Van Halen
112
Joey
Concrete Blonde
113
The First Time
Surface
114
Come Again
Damn Yankees
115
Put The Message In The Box
World Party
116
So Hard
Pet Shop Boys
117
We're All In The Same Gang
West Coast Rap All-Stars
118
Lose Control
James
119
Treat 'Em Right
Chubb Rock
120
Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Concrete Blonde
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1990
Lew's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1990
*
I Think I Love You Too Much
The Jeff Healey Band
Brett's Choice:
*
Unique Blue Tube
A'me Lorain & The Family Affair
Ryan's Choice:
*
Heavenly Pop Hit
The Chills





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