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100 Greatest Songs From 1991

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

Smells Like Teen Spirit single cover
Losing My Religion single cover
One single cover
Jeremy single cover
Under the Bridge single cover
Enter Sandman single cover
November Rain single cover
Black or White single cover
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You single cover
O.P.P. single cover
Unfinished Sympathy single cover
1
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
2
Losing My Religion
R.E.M.
3
One
U2
4
Jeremy
Pearl Jam
5
Under The Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers
6
Enter Sandman
Metallica
7
Come As You Are
Nirvana
8
Alive
Pearl Jam
9
November Rain
Guns N' Roses
10
Black Or White
Michael Jackson
11
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Bryan Adams
12
Nothing Else Matters
Metallica
13
O.P.P.
Naughty by Nature
14
Give It Away
Red Hot Chili Peppers
15
Unfinished Sympathy
Massive Attack
16
Black
Pearl Jam
17
Two Princes
Spin Doctors
18
Lithium
Nirvana
19
Tennessee
Arrested Development
20
Mysterious Ways
U2
21
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
PM Dawn
22
Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses
23
Something To Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
24
Even Flow
Pearl Jam
25
Mind Playing Tricks on Me
Geto Boys
26
In Bloom
Nirvana
27
Hunger Strike
Temple of the Dog
28
Cream
Prince
29
I Wanna Sex You Up
Color Me Badd
30
Can't Truss It
Public Enemy
31
Gett Off
Prince
32
The Show Must Go On
Queen
33
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt
34
Summertime
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
35
The Unforgiven
Metallica
36
Shiny Happy People
R.E.M.
37
Remember The Time
Michael Jackson
38
Safe From Harm
Massive Attack
39
I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred
40
Finally
Ce Ce Peniston
41
Scenario
A Tribe Called Quest
42
To Be With You
Mr. Big
43
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Guns N' Roses
44
Gypsy Woman
Crystal Waters
45
How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill
46
I Can't Dance
Genesis
47
Check The Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest
48
Save The Best For Last
Vanessa Williams
49
I Love Your Smile
Shanice
50
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Lenny Kravitz
51
There's No Other Way
Blur
52
Motownphilly
Boyz II Men
53
Only Shallow
My Bloody Valentine
54
Innuendo
Queen
55
Go
Moby
56
No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne
57
Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden
58
Heal The World
Michael Jackson
59
Emotions
Mariah Carey
60
Learning To Fly
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
61
Joyride
Roxette
62
Rush, Rush
Paula Abdul
63
Sad But True
Metallica
64
Weather With You
Crowded House
65
Walking In Memphis
Marc Cohn
66
Summer Babe
Pavement
67
Buggin' Out
A Tribe Called Quest
68
You Could Be Mine
Guns N' Roses
69
Even Better Than the Real Thing
U2
70
Diamonds And Pearls
Prince
71
Right Now
Van Halen
72
Now That We Found Love
Heavy D & the Boyz
73
Life Is A Highway
Tom Cochrane
74
3 A.M. Eternal (Live at the S.S.L.)
The KLF
75
Polly
Nirvana
76
Suck My Kiss
Red Hot Chili Peppers
77
Stars
Simply Red
78
Higher Than The Sun
Primal Scream
79
The Choice Is Yours
Black Sheep
80
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Boyz II Men
81
Fading Like A Flower
Roxette
82
Jazz (We've Got)
A Tribe Called Quest
83
Stay
Shakespear's Sister
84
Good Vibrations
Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
85
Brenda's Got A Baby
2pac
86
All I Want
Toad the Wet Sprocket
87
Come & Talk to Me
Jodeci
88
Papua New Guinea
Future Sound of London
89
Unforgettable
Natalie Cole with Nat "King" Cole
90
Justified And Ancient
The KLF
91
Hand On The Pump
Cypress Hill
92
Breaking The Girl
Red Hot Chili Peppers
93
No Son Of Mine
Genesis
94
Get Ready For This
2 Unlimited
95
Outshined
Soundgarden
96
Charly
The Prodigy
97
A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'
De La Soul
98
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Spin Doctors
99
Forever My Lady
Jodeci
100
Rhinoceros
Smashing Pumpkins
20 more worth mentioning.
101
The Fly
U2
102
When A Man Loves A Woman
Michael Bolton
103
Will You Be There
Michael Jackson
104
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Primus
105
Wherever I May Roam
Metallica
106
Civil War
Guns N' Roses
107
The Star Spangled Banner
Whitney Houston
108
Breakin' My Heart
Mint Condition
109
All This Time
Sting
110
Ring Ring Ring
De La Soul
111
Baby Baby
Amy Grant
112
Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Bryan Adams
113
Power of Love/Love Power
Luther Vandross
114
Romantic
Karyn White
115
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
George Michael and Elton John
116
Steady Mobbin'
Ice Cube
117
All 4 Love
Color Me Badd
118
Jesus Built My Hot Rod
Ministry
119
2 Legit 2 Quit
M.C. Hammer
120
Hazard
Richard Marx
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1991
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1991
*
Waiting
The Feelies
Lew's Choice:
*
Walk On The Ocean
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Brett's Choice:
*
Sexuality
Billy Bragg
Ryan's Choice:
*
Drive That Fast
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