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100 Greatest Songs From 1995

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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

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
Bullet With Butterfly Wings single cover
Tha Crossroads single cover
Fake Plastic Trees single cover
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





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