100 Greatest Songs From 1995

record cover art for Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio and Wonderwall by Oasis
Criteria: These songs released in the year 1995 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise single cover Wonderwall single cover California Love single cover You Oughta Know single cover Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 single cover Ironic single cover Don't Speak single cover Dear Mama single cover
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.
1 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio
2 Wonderwall Oasis
3 California Love 2Pac (feat. Dr. Dre)
4 You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
5 1979 Smashing Pumpkins
6 Ironic Alanis Morissette
7 Don't Speak No Doubt
8 Dear Mama 2Pac
9 Bullet With Butterfly Wings Smashing Pumpkins
10 Tha Crossroads Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony
11 Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead
12 Champagne Supernova Oasis
13 One Of Us Joan Osborne
14 Fantasy Mariah Carey
15 Name Goo Goo Dolls
16 Common People Pulp
17 Stupid Girl Garbage
18 Just A Girl No Doubt
19 Born Slippy (NUXX) Underworld
20 I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By Method Man (feat. Mary J. Blige)
21 Breakfast at Tiffany's Deep Blue Something
22 Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) Everclear
23 Give Me One Reason Tracy Chapman
24 One Sweet Day Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
25 Shook Ones, Pt. 2 Mobb Deep
26 Boombastic Shaggy
27 Da Funk Daft Punk
28 Hyper-Ballad Björk
29 Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey
30 Down By The Water PJ Harvey
31 Exhale (Shoop Shoop) Whitney Houston
32 Alright Supergrass
33 Brown Sugar D'Angelo
34 Black Steel Tricky
35 Some Might Say Oasis
36 Sittin' Up In My Room Brandy
37 Sorted By E's And Wizz Pulp
38 This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan
39 Country House Blur
40 Freak Like Me Adina Howard
41 Needle In The Hay Elliott Smith
42 Yes McAlmont and Butler
43 Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
44 Runaway Janet Jackson
45 Hey Lover LL Cool J and Boyz II Men
46 Where The Wild Roses Grow Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
47 Natural One The Folk Implosion
48 Higher State Of Consciousness Josh Wink
49 Loungin LL Cool J
50 You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson
51 Shit, Damn, Motherfucker D'Angelo
52 Army Of Me Björk
53 Brooklyn Zoo Ol' Dirty Bastard
54 This Is A Call Foo Fighters
55 Candy Rain Soul for Real
56 Game Of Pricks Guided by Voices
57 The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) The Bucketheads
58 Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers Crooklyn Dodgers
59 Back For Good Take That
60 Who Will Save Your Soul Jewel
61 I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) R. Kelly
62 Pulp Fiction Alex Reece
63 Tell Me Groove Theory
64 Tonight, Tonight Smashing Pumpkins
65 Roll With It Oasis
66 High And Dry Radiohead
67 Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) R. Kelly (feat. Ronald & Ernie Isley)
68 Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ol' Dirty Bastard
69 Just Radiohead
70 Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days) Monica
71 Liquid Swords GZA/Genius
72 Wake Up, Boo! The Boo Radleys
73 The Universal Blur
74 Wonder Natalie Merchant
75 Be My Lover La Bouche
76 The Diamond Sea Sonic Youth
77 Girl From Mars Ash
78 Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? Bryan Adams
79 Carnival The Cardigans
80 Reverend Black Grape Black Grape
81 I Believe Blessid Union of Souls
82 Rattled By The Rush Pavement
83 Counting Blue Cars Dishwalla
84 Runnin' The Pharcyde
85 Mis-Shapes Pulp
86 Lucky Radiohead
87 Queer Garbage
88 Disco 2000 Pulp
89 Leave Home The Chemical Brothers
90 Only Happy When It Rains Garbage
91 Insomnia Faithless
92 Someone To Love Jon B. (feat. Babyface)
93 I Got 5 On It Luniz
94 Sweet Dreams La Bouche
95 Run Away Real McCoy
96 He's Mine Mokenstef
97 December Collective Soul
98 The World I Know Collective Soul
99 Vow Garbage
100 Every Little Thing I Do Soul for Real
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Keep Their Heads Ringin' Dr. Dre
102 Scream Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
103 Sick Of Myself Matthew Sweet
104 Crystal Mountain Death
105 Symbolic Death
106 You'll See Madonna
107 Super Sharp Shooter DJ Zinc
108 What Does Your Soul Look Like? DJ Shadow
109 Release Yo'delf Method Man
110 I Wish Skee-Lo
111 Believe Elton John
112 Carnival Natalie Merchant
113 Doin It LL Cool J and LeShaun
114 Can't You See Total and The Notorious B.I.G.
115 History The Verve
116 Ice Cream Raekwon
117 Player's Anthem Junior M.A.F.I.A. and The Notorious B.I.G.
118 Blue The Jayhawks
119 Waking Up Elastica
120 Lump The Presidents of the United States of America
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1995
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1995
* Flying Home For Christmas Blue Moon Special
Lew's Choice:
* I Want to Come Over Melissa Etheridge
Brett's Choice:
* Don't Leave Ben Lee
Adam's Choice:
* B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) GZA/Genius (feat. Killah Priest)
Ryan's Choice:
* If Fingers Were Xylophones Gorky's Zygotic Mynci