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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
Vogue
Madonna
3
Groove Is In The Heart
Deee-Lite
4
U Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
5
Man In The Box
Alice In Chains
6
Vision of Love
Mariah Carey
7
Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J
8
Gonna Make You Sweat
C & C Music Factory
9
Been Caught Stealing
Jane's Addiction
10
Thunderstruck
AC/DC
11
More Than Words
Extreme
12
Hard To Handle
Black Crowes
13
Unbelievable
EMF
14
Poison
Bell Biv Devoe
15
Crazy
Seal
16
Silent Lucidity
Queensrÿche
17
Justify My Love
Madonna
18
Cemetary Gates
Pantera
19
Loaded
Primal Scream
20
Right Here Right Now
Jesus Jones
21
Sadeness Part 1
Enigma
22
Cliffs Of Dover
Eric Johnson
23
Hold On
En Vogue
24
She Talks To Angels
Black Crowes
25
Feels Good
Tony! Toni! Tone!
26
It Must Have Been Love
Roxette
27
Around The Way Girl
LL Cool J
28
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You
Heart
29
I Touch Myself
Divinyls
30
Get Here
Oleta Adams
31
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)
Cher
32
All The Man That I Need
Whitney Houston
33
Blaze of Glory
Jon Bon Jovi
34
Tom's Diner
D.N.A. (featuring Suzanne Vega)
35
Suicide Blonde
INXS
36
Candy
Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson
37
Save Me
Fleetwood Mac
38
The King of Wishful Thinking
Go West
39
Cradle Of Love
Billy Idol
40
Praying For Time
George Michael
41
Everybody Everybody
Black Box
42
Close to You
Maxi Priest
43
I've Been Thinking About You
Londonbeat
44
Here's Where The Story Ends
The Sundays
45
Murder Rap
Above the Law
46
Someday
Mariah Carey
47
I'll Give All My Love To You
Keith Sweat
48
More Than Words Can Say
Alias
49
Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Public Enemy
50
Unskinny Bop
Poison
51
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube
52
Signs
Tesla
53
Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil
54
Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)
Robert Plant
55
(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection
Nelson
56
Painkiller
Judas Priest
57
Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
Eric B. & Rakim
58
The Ship Song
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
59
Just The Way It Is, Baby
The Rembrandts
60
Step On
Happy Mondays
61
Bonita Applebaum
A Tribe Called Quest
62
High Enough
Damn Yankees
63
Mercy Mercy Me - I Want You
Robert Palmer
64
Hold On
Wilson Phillips
65
The Obvious Child
Paul Simon
66
Giving You The Benefit
Pebbles
67
21st Century (Digital Boy)
Bad Religion
68
Knockin' Boots
Candyman
69
Coming Of Age
Damn Yankees
70
From A Distance
Bette Midler
71
Send Me An Angel
Scorpions
72
I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)
Hi-Five
73
Birdhouse In Your Soul
They Might Be Giants
74
Only Your Love
Bananarama
75
My, My, My
Johnny Gill
76
She's So High
Blur
77
Rock Dis Funky Joint
Poor Righteous Teachers
78
Don't Treat Me Bad
Firehouse
79
Velouria
Pixies
80
Energy Flash
Joey Beltram
81
In The Ghetto
Eric B. & Rakim
82
Serious
Duran Duran
83
Release Me
Wilson Phillips
84
What Time Is Love?
The KLF
85
Gold Digger
EPMD
86
Looking At The Front Door
Main Source
87
Hold You Tight
Tara Kemp
88
Rhythm Of The Rain
Dan Fogelberg
89
Step By Step
New Kids on the Block
90
Something To Believe In
Poison
91
Wind Of Change
Scorpions
92
Policy Of Truth
Depeche Mode
93
Kinky Afro
Happy Mondays
94
The Only One I Know
The Charlatans
95
Hole Hearted
Extreme
96
Kool Thing
Sonic Youth
97
Stranded
Heart
98
Do Me!
Bell Biv Devoe
99
Can I Kick It
A Tribe Called Quest
100
Miles Away
Winger
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Empire
Queensrÿche
102
Being Boring
Pet Shop Boys
103
Let's Talk About Sex
Salt-n-Pepa
104
Crying In The Rain
a-ha
105
Killer
Adamski
106
For You
The Outfield
107
Dig For Fire
Pixies
108
Jealous
Gene Loves Jezebel
109
More
Sisters of Mercy
110
Runaround
Van Halen
111
Joey
Concrete Blonde
112
The First Time
Surface
113
Come Again
Damn Yankees
114
Texas Twister
Little Feat
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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