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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.
Edited By:
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
Under the Bridge single cover
Jeremy 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
1
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
2
Losing My Religion
R.E.M.
3
One
U2
4
Under The Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers
5
Jeremy
Pearl Jam
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
Gypsy Woman
Crystal Waters
44
How I Could Just Kill A Man
Cypress Hill
45
I Can't Dance
Genesis
46
Check The Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest
47
Save The Best For Last
Vanessa Williams
48
I Love Your Smile
Shanice
49
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
Lenny Kravitz
50
There's No Other Way
Blur
51
Motownphilly
Boyz II Men
52
Only Shallow
My Bloody Valentine
53
Innuendo
Queen
54
Go
Moby
55
No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne
56
Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden
57
Heal The World
Michael Jackson
58
Emotions
Mariah Carey
59
Learning To Fly
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
60
Joyride
Roxette
61
Rush, Rush
Paula Abdul
62
Sad But True
Metallica
63
Weather With You
Crowded House
64
Walking In Memphis
Marc Cohn
65
Summer Babe
Pavement
66
Buggin' Out
A Tribe Called Quest
67
You Could Be Mine
Guns N' Roses
68
Even Better Than the Real Thing
U2
69
Diamonds And Pearls
Prince
70
Right Now
Van Halen
71
Now That We Found Love
Heavy D & the Boyz
72
Life Is A Highway
Tom Cochrane
73
3 A.M. Eternal (Live at the S.S.L.)
The KLF
74
Polly
Nirvana
75
Suck My Kiss
Red Hot Chili Peppers
76
Stars
Simply Red
77
Higher Than The Sun
Primal Scream
78
The Choice Is Yours
Black Sheep
79
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Boyz II Men
80
Fading Like A Flower
Roxette
81
Jazz (We've Got)
A Tribe Called Quest
82
Stay
Shakespear's Sister
83
Good Vibrations
Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
84
Brenda's Got A Baby
2pac
85
Come & Talk to Me
Jodeci
86
Papua New Guinea
Future Sound of London
87
No Vaseline
Ice Cube
88
Soul to Squeeze
Red Hot Chili Peppers
89
Justified And Ancient
The KLF
90
Unforgettable
Natalie Cole with Nat "King" Cole
91
Get Ready For This
2 Unlimited
92
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
George Michael and Elton John
93
Rusty Cage
Soundgarden
94
All I Want
Toad the Wet Sprocket
95
Hand On The Pump
Cypress Hill
96
A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'
De La Soul
97
Breakin' My Heart
Mint Condition
98
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Spin Doctors
99
Charly
The Prodigy
100
Forever My Lady
Jodeci
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Will You Be There
Michael Jackson
102
Wherever I May Roam
Metallica
103
Breaking The Girl
Red Hot Chili Peppers
104
When A Man Loves A Woman
Michael Bolton
105
The Star Spangled Banner
Whitney Houston
106
The Fly
U2
107
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver
Primus
108
Always on the Run
Lenny Kravitz
109
Jesus Built My Hot Rod
Ministry
110
Ring Ring Ring
De La Soul
111
Hazard
Richard Marx
112
Baby Baby
Amy Grant
113
Rhinoceros
Smashing Pumpkins
114
Can't Stop This Thing We Started
Bryan Adams
115
No Son Of Mine
Genesis
116
2 Legit 2 Quit
M.C. Hammer
117
All This Time
Sting
118
All 4 Love
Color Me Badd
119
Romantic
Karyn White
120
Steady Mobbin'
Ice Cube
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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