VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s

Updated on November 18, 2018
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The List of VH1s 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s

  1. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991, #6 US)
  2. U2 - "One" (1991, #10 US)
  3. Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way" (1999, #6 US)
  4. Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You" (1992, #1 US)
  5. Madonna - "Vogue" (1990, #1 US)
  6. Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back" (1992, #1 US)
  7. Britney Spears - "Baby One More Time" (1999, #1 US)
  8. TLC - "Waterfalls" (1994, #1 US)
  9. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (1991, #4 US)
  10. Sinéad O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990, #1 US)
  11. Pearl Jam - "Jeremy" (1991, #79 US)
  12. Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know" (1995)
  13. Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) - "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" (1992, #2 US)
  14. Mariah Carey - "Vision of Love" (1990, #1 US)
  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under the Bridge" (1991, #2 US)
  16. MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This" (1990, #8 US)
  17. Destiny's Child - "Say My Name" (1999, #1 US)
  18. Metallica - "Enter Sandman" (1991, #16 US)
  19. Beastie Boys - "Sabotage" (1994)
  20. Hanson - "MMMBop" (1997, #1 US)
  21. Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On" (1997, #1 US)
  22. Beck - "Loser" (1994, #10 US)
  23. Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue - "Whatta Man" (1993, #3 US)
  24. House of Pain - "Jump Around" (1992, #3 US)
  25. Soundgarden - "Black Hole Sun" (1994)

#1 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Official Music Video

26. Eminem - "My Name Is" (1999, #26 US)

27. Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones" (1993)

28. Ricky Martin - "Livin' la Vida Loca" (1999, #1 US)

29. Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby" (1990, #1 US)

30. *NSYNC - "Tearin' Up My Heart" (1998)

31. Radiohead - "Creep" (1993)

32. BLACKstreet - "No Diggity" (1996, #1 US)

33. Spice Girls - "Wannabe" (1997, #1 US)

34. Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life" (1997, #4 US)

35. Oasis - "Wonderwall" (1995, #8 US)

36. C+C Music Factory - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" (1991, #1 US)

37. Green Day - "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (1998)

38. Christina Aguilera - "Genie In A Bottle" (1999, #1 US)

39. Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris" (1998)

40. Color Me Badd - "I Wanna Sex You Up" (1991, #2 US)

41. Spin Doctors - "Two Princes" (1993, #7 US)

42. Collective Soul - "Shine" (1994, #11 US)

43. En Vogue - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" (1992, #2 US)

44. The Fugees - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (1996)

45. Hootie & the Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be With You" (1995, #6 US)

46. Shania Twain - "You're Still the One" (1998, #2 US)

47. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - "Good Vibrations" (1991, #1 US)

48. Matchbox Twenty - "3 A.M." (1997)

49. Jewel - "Who Will Save Your Soul" (1996, #11 US)

50. Alice in Chains – “Man in the Box” (1990)

#25. Soundgarden—"Black Hole Sun" (Official Music Video)

51. 2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) - "California Love" (1996, #6 US)

52. Sugar Ray - "Fly" (1997)

53. Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P." (1991, #6 US)

54. Joan Osborne - "One of Us" (1995, #4 US)

55. Fiona Apple - "Criminal" (1996, #21 US)

56. L.L. Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out" (1990, #17 US)

57. Jay-Z featuring Amil and Ja Rule - "Can I Get A..." (1998)

58. Sophie B. Hawkins - "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" (1992, #5 US)

59. Weezer - "Buddy Holly" (1994)

60. Bell Biv DeVoe - "Poison" (1990, #2 US)

61. Sheryl Crow - "All I Wanna Do" (1993, #2 US)

62. Live - "I Alone" (1994)

63. The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Puff Daddy - "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997, #1 US)

64. The Presidents of the United States of America - "Peaches" (1995)

65. Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance" (1990, #11 US)

66. Edwin McCain - "I'll Be" (1998, #5 US)

67. Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart" (1990, #4 US)

68. Will Smith - "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" (1998, #1 US)

69. Korn - "Freak on a Leash" (1998)

70. Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity" (1997)

71. Arrested Development - "Tennessee" (1992, #6 US)

72. Barenaked Ladies - "One Week" (1998, #1 US)

73. Marcy Playground - "Sex and Candy" (1998, #5 US)

74. Cher - "Believe" (1999, #1 US)

75. Kris Kross - "Jump" (1992, #1 US)

#50. Alice in Chains—"Man in the Box" (Official Music Video)

76. Blues Traveler - "Run-around" (1995, #8 US)

77. Ice Cube - "It Was a Good Day" (1992, #15 US)

78. Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (1993)

79. Meredith Brooks - "Bitch" (1997, #2 US)

80. Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy" (1992, #1 US)

81. Paula Cole - "I Don't Want to Wait" (1997, #11 US)

82. Geto Boys - "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" (1991, #23 US)

83. The Breeders - "Cannonball" (1993)

84. Snow - "Informer" (1993, #1 US)

85. Cypress Hill - "Insane In The Brain" (1993, #19 US)

86. The Cranberries - "Linger" (1993, #8 US)

87. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992, #4 US)

88. Duncan Sheik - "Barely Breathing" (1997, #16 US)

89. Liz Phair - "Never Said" (1993)

90. New Radicals - "You Get What You Give" (1998, #37 US)

91. Sarah McLachlan - "Building a Mystery" (1997, #13 US)

92. Public Enemy - "911 Is a Joke" (1990)

93. Lisa Loeb - "Stay (I Missed You)" (1994, #1 US)

94. Fastball - "The Way" (1998)

95. Montell Jordan - "This Is How We Do It" (1995, #1 US)

96. Nelson - "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" (1990, #1 US)

97. Prince & The New Power Generation - "Gett Off" (1991, #27 US)

98. EMF - "Unbelievable" (1991, #1 US)

99. Missy Elliott - "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (1997)

100. Gerardo - "Rico Suave" (1991, #7 US)

#75. Kris Kross—"Jump" (Official Music Video)

#100. Gerardo—"Rico Suave" (Official Music Video)

Songs That Just Missed the Cut

  1. Wu Tang Clan - "Protect Ya Neck"
  2. Fatboy Slim - "The Rockafeller Skank"
  3. Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
  4. George Michael - "Freedom! '90"

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        Jack 

        5 days ago

        Why is Pearl Jam's Even flow, Why go, Black, Once, Porch, Deep? At least Jeremy is on there. That is a really good song. I love Pearl Jam.

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        Chuck 

        6 days ago

        Why is Beck, Linkin Park, Black Eyed Peas?

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        Jeremy 

        6 days ago

        Where is Steve Miller? Red Hot chili Peppers? Pearl Jam? Linkin Park

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        Tanmay 

        7 days ago

        Where is Michael Jackson

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        Alonso Lizano 

        3 weeks ago

        No Bush, All-4-One, Boyz II Men or Stone Temple Pilots in this list? Really?

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        sudhi 

        4 weeks ago

        any one knows the song one guy running with radio when he turns on music surrounders cant controll and they also dance with him...finally police arrest him..there by mistake police ons radio and all started dance..english song saw during my child hood days

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        Austin 

        2 months ago

        How is Blind Melon's "No Rain" NOT on this list? Is this a joke?

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        JUSTIN 

        8 months ago

        come on you must add more mariah carey and biggy smalls songs!! seems like you have one song for every artist

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        Cairo 

        8 months ago

        Not enough Wu Tang. CREAM!!

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        tester 

        10 months ago

        #1 def defined the 90s but there were SO much good music in the 90s its hard to slim it down to just 100 songs

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        Anonymous 

        10 months ago

        No "Gangsta's Paradise"? That was one of the most popular songs of the decade I thought...

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        Sinead Regan 

        10 months ago

        Love my family

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        brokenZnero 

        11 months ago

        What are all of you guys talking about some of the songs are not cool.

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        Tyler 

        12 months ago

        Allstar????

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        Juju 

        14 months ago

        No closer by NIN either really!!!!

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        Ruben 

        15 months ago

        Don't Speak?!

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        Will 

        15 months ago

        Summary of the comment section: Why don't you have 500 songs in your top 100?

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        andrew 

        16 months ago

        where is "nothing else matters" ?!@#

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        Baby Spice 

        17 months ago

        WANNABE IS THE GREATEST!!!

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        Eddy 

        17 months ago

        looks like Eduardo needs to quit stuffing the ballot box with that 1 song. it wasn't that great of a song & the video wasn't as hot as you think it was...maybe back then when it came out cause the women were younger & you were a kid but go back & watch the video now & all the do is color coordinate their clothes with the walls of the room as they sing. If the group was so great, they would of stayed together singing more "great hits".

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        Michael Efemadru 

        17 months ago

        Who wants, honey, as long as there is some, money...

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        Josh 

        17 months ago

        Really? Where is november rain?

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        Anonymous 

        17 months ago

        Where were the important songs, like "We are the world"

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        Bab2781 

        18 months ago

        So many great songs missing.

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        master dude 

        18 months ago

        I always freakin hated that Nirvanna! aarrrrrrrggg shouldn't have posted there dumb video.

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        Me 

        18 months ago

        King For A Day or Good Riddance by Green Day should've been in here

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        Tracey Hale 

        19 months ago

        Oldies but goodies!

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        Amanda 

        20 months ago

        cool awesome nice

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        90s gal 

        21 months ago

        I wish bye bye bye was in there ;) GO NSYNC

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        Dre 

        22 months ago

        Where's Janet? That's the way love goes, Escapade, Together Again?

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        Shawnn 

        24 months ago

        So not one michael jackson song??? Wow

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        Austin 

        2 years ago

        "I will always love you" was the greatest song of the 90s. Such a powerful song from a powerful singer. It is one of my favorite songs ever.

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        Blake 

        2 years ago

        Achy Breaky Heart is the greatest song ever...

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        Anonymous 

        2 years ago

        Where is Selena Quintanilla Perez?! Cause I distinctilly remember Selena releasing an album called Dreaming Of You in 1995! And it would sell to 6 Million Copies Worldwide!!!!

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        kobe8 

        2 years ago

        California Love is way too low.

        And Britney Spears? She doesn't belong in the Top 10

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        jeff 

        3 years ago

        How about the song that was at number 1 the longest in the 90s one sweet day. What a joke of a list.

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        kelly 

        3 years ago

        Smashing Pumpkins should have made the cut.

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        Alex 

        3 years ago

        No Sublime??

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        sarah 

        4 years ago

        this is more like most popular or maybe most memorable songs of the 90s....definitely not best. but even for most popular, there are some songs that i can't believe aren't on here...like boyz II men's i'll make love to you for example. that song was huge.

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        Tiffany Vuong 

        4 years ago

        i dont understand how boyz 2 men isnt on this. end of the road and ill make love to you should both be in the top 50

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        Pete 

        4 years ago

        No Ace Of Base???

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        Borna 

        4 years ago

        Let's be honest..Red Hot Chili Peppers are the best band that exist in the 90's..and they are not on this list..with two albums BssM and californication, that are revolutionary , for the band that camed after them..so basically this list is shit

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        raj 

        4 years ago

        Celine Dion's My Hear Will Go ON, the Titanic Theme Song, biggest blockbuster in 21.. r u kidding me?

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        Ricky 

        4 years ago

        If I had a quid every time I said *off on this list i'd be able to afford an Xbox game, maybe two.

        Green Day should be nowhere near a top 100 songs of the 90's list

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        Sarah Forester 

        4 years ago from Australia

        So many of my favourites, such an amazing list! Going to spend the next few hours listening to all my favourites.

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        dqueen 

        5 years ago

        Really? No Boyz II Men in this List?? Really??

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        Rob the White Guy. 

        5 years ago

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" sucked it wasn't even a '90s Song it is a 2000's Song EDUARDO.

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        gsurvivor 

        5 years ago

        Not a fan of most of the tracks, but you simply can't deny their popularity. Thanks for sharing the info, a vote up from here :)

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        Rodger 

        5 years ago

        Wait a minute Jesse, Eduardo is right about one thing Destiny's Child "Say My Name" is one of the greatest songs of the R&B 90's and Beyonce really wasn't noticeable in the late '90s, but Destiny's Child did make the VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's list ok Jesse.

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        Jesse 

        5 years ago

        I don't care about Destiny's Child "Say My Name"'s on this list, Beyonce really wasn't noticeable back in the 90's she just started to get famous in like the year 2003, ok Mr. Eduardo Mc-who ever the hell you areGHANEY, LOL.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        As long as Destiny's Child "Say My Name" made the list I'm alright with the list, Beyonce is the best of the R&B '90s.

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        CoasterBud 

        5 years ago

        This list is completely bogus! Thats The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson spent 6 weeks at #1 in 1993 and If was one of the biggest dance hits for the same year yet neither of them is on the list? I guess who ever came up with this list must be lacking any real musical taste or simply hate Janet Jackson. What a crock and dis to Miss Jackson!

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        slynn71 

        5 years ago

        Where's "Personal Jesus" or "Enjoy the Silence"... ok I understand VH1 might be DM haters. But c'mon Marey Carey/Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day...The longest running #1 in history!!! Wow... You guys really "screwed the pooch"... Especially if you are going by sales, billboardcharts, or anything else!!

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" Best R&B Song of the 90's. Love Beyonce.

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        roy roy 

        5 years ago

        Found a great 90's tribute song. Check it out u guys. Its called "I miss the 90's". awsome!

        http://youtu.be/-mZLNPBIAKs

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        Tim 

        5 years ago

        This list is total bullshit! Where the hell is Pantera's Cemetery Gates or Walk? How about AC/DC's Thunderstruck? Its surprising that not a lot of people know that that song came out in 1990! And NO CREED! Higher, My Own Prison, With Arms Wide Open just to name a few. And the best song omitted from this junk list is Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton. Every single one of those guys should have a song in the top 10!

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" LOVE IT SO MUCH.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        R.I.P to "Chris Kelly" Mac Daddy of Kris Kross "Jump" was one of the Best Songs of the 90's, besides Destiny's Child "Say My Name" lol.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" is a great late '90s Song, besides Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" (1999). They both deserve to make this list...

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" is a 90's Song only the Video came out in the early 2000's but the actual Song is a 90's Song.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        I Love Destiny's Child "Say My Name". So '90s. Love me some Beyonce Knowles.

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        Brittany Jones 

        5 years ago

        So yeah.... I LOVE how many people showed love for Savage Garden!!!!! The fact that none of their songs are on here is unreal! I love them and always will. They belong on this!

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        bitchus maximus 

        5 years ago

        This list eats, the Pixies owned you all and you never even knew... shame on your name.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        George - I'll show you I'm not Childish, of course I Love Destiny's Child "Say My Name" but where is Pantera "Cemetery Gates" Phil Anselmo voice was Amazing on that Song. See I'm not Childish. Lol.

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        George Greene Jr. 

        5 years ago from California PA

        I say give your name to the men in white coats and have you banished for improper use of a hub to show your idiotcy! you ruined a hub with your pathetic childishness!

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Say My Name Say My Name When No One Is Around You Better Say My Name.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" is all I have to say Lol.

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        adrian 

        5 years ago

        crack

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        adrian 

        5 years ago

        crack

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child "Say My Name" is on the VH1 90's Songs list, everyone thinks the Song was a Ridic because it's a 00's Song than anything but the actual Song was recorded in 1999 only the Video was released in the early 00's but the actual Song is a 90's Song EVERYBODY.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Yeah I agree too Fugees Killing Me Softly was wack, but at least Destiny's Child "Say My Name" made the list, you should see the video back in the 90's Destiny's Child killed the "Say My Name" video it was great.

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        George Greene Jr. 

        5 years ago from California PA

        Can agree with all but the fugees cover of killing me softly.. Only Roberta Flack can do that song justice! i agree the Fugees are a decent band but I just do not like their cover of that song.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        My favorite '90s artists and songs are TLC "Waterfalls", Mariah Carey "Vision Of Love", Destiny's Child "Say My Name", Fugees "Killing Me Softly", Digital Underground "The Humpty Dance", Missy Elliot "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", these are my Favorite artists on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's, especially Destiny's Child Say My Name lol, I am glad to be a 90's Kid lol.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Love Destiny's Child Say My Name WOW I am glad VH1 put Destiny's Child on the list.

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        Eduardo McGhaney 

        5 years ago

        George- Thanks for considering Destiny's Child "Say My Name" on the 90's VH1 list... even though Say My Name was a late '90s Song it's still a 90's Song back in the 90's only the Music Video came out in the early 2000's but the actual Song was recorded in 1999 and the Song also (Ranked: 69)'s Digitaldreamdoor.com's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs of the 1990s and also (Ranked: 17) on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's, so technically it is a 90's Song, only the Video came out in the early 2000's Destiny's Child was a Girl Group back in the late '90s and nowadays Beyonce Knowles is better now before her Destiny's Child days Lol thanks - George.

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        George Greene Jr. 

        5 years ago from California PA

        Eduardo- I agree to destiny's Child being there.. It was part of the music genre for the time and then that genre split and brought us today's genre of the Lady Gaga's and katy perry's. So considering that, the Spice girls should be in there well!

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        chepe 

        5 years ago

        Every Morning - Sugar Ray

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        Richard 

        5 years ago

        If there's any top 100 list that could potentially include Bitter Sweet Symphony, and it doesn't include Bitter Sweet Symphony, then it, quite frankly, is a shit list.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Ok George but Destiny's Child "Say My Name" needs to be on this list because there are not few R&B Songs of the 90's on this list but Destiny's Child Say My Name that was a great Song back in the 90's.

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        George Greene Jr. 

        5 years ago from California PA

        I will never ever see where "smells like Teenage Spirit" can even be considered music...I can almost understand these assholes that sing this death metal better!!!! And the rest of the list is certainly no representation of the true good music that came out of the 90's. Yes after reading some of the comments; I can see where this messed up list is more or less a compilation of what the bubblegum crowd was listening to and not taking into consideration what the rest of the world was doing. yes its teens that buy the records but its the adults who buy the concert tickets(where the big money comes in).

        Aerosmith easily could have had 2 songs, Mariah at least 3. Many acts were not even included who have paved the way for the music we are listening to here in the 10's.

        In other plain language and to quote about 75% of the commentators

        THIS LIST IS FOR THE BIRDS!!!!

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        pippin73 

        5 years ago

        There's a lot of music missing on this list. I've put together a list of over 500 songs of the 90's including Hip-Hop, Alternative, and Grunge, that played on MTV's 120 Minutes and Headbanger's Ball and the overnight video blocks. This isn't nearly complete.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        Destiny's Child Say My Name is the best of all the 90's.

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        Eduardo Ramón McGhaney 

        5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

        This list is the best list of the 90's I Love Destiny's Child "Say My Name" lol the best Song back in the 90's.

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        ash roughley 

        5 years ago

        Glad im not the only one who hates that there is no savage garden

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        Eduardo McGhaney 

        5 years ago

        I Love it when Beyonce Knowles turns her head at the beginning of the VH1' s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's Promo it looks so 90's and cool.

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        Eduardo 

        5 years ago

        Love Destiny's Child "Say My Name" the best Song back in the 90's.

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        Holly 

        5 years ago

        Wow, I can't believe people are still posting on this. Anyway, I think the list is pretty good - there are some obvious ones that I think should be included, but I'm generally happy with it. I was particularly pleased that Alice in Chains made the list. I think this is really supposed to be "Top 100 most memorable songs from the 90s", not necessarily the best or most popular songs from the 90s.

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        0260 

        5 years ago

        bisogna sentire per credere. e la musica vera

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        Anonymous 

        5 years ago

        No Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Hole, Stone Temple Pilots, Blink-182, The Cranberries, Marilyn Manson, Michael Jackson, The Offspring, etc.? The fuck? A lot of these songs are good, but most of the good ones are too high up, like "Man In The Box", "Black Hole Sun", "Shine", etc. Not only that, but the list was just way too predictable. I already knew "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana would be at the very top, with Britney Spears and other poppy shit in the top-ten with it. All in all, I'm just glad some good bands like Nirvana, u2, and R.E.M. made it to the top 10.

        I don't think a Top 100 of list of '90's songs could work out. The '90s was a pretty diverse decade, musically, with genres like Grunge, Punk, Alternative in general, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, and such. It would only work out if each of the genres had their own lists, if they don't already.

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        Kirk Lamb 

        5 years ago

        No Petty "Free Falling", Gwen Stafani (No Doubt), Gerogia Satellites, Black Crows

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        Devin Jimison 

        5 years ago

        Where is blink 182? I don't see it anywhere...

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        SHINingSHINee 

        5 years ago

        You forgot 'Blue' by Eiffel 65!!!!!

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        Joey81 

        5 years ago

        Definitely on board with everyone that says this list is GARBAGE!!!! Lots of songs shouldn't be on that list at all. Quick Example: @ #98 They put Prince "Get Off"...only one Prince song deserves to be on this list and its "Diamonds and Pearls" but to exclude MJ, Janet, NIN...Just BLASPHEMY!!!!

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        OldSkl 

        5 years ago

        Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' ranks 13th on the best selling albums of all time. He released nine singles from that album. Even Dangerous' lesser known songs and many from 1995's HIStory would give a lyrical and compositional whipping to some of those featuring on the VH1 list.

        On another Jackson note, 'Janet' also saw the release on nine singles, six of which made the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. Not a single number made the list. Let's not forget Janet's collaboration with Luther Vandross 'The Best Things in Life are Free, Runaway, Together Again and Love Will Never Do (Without You)' outside of the 1993 album.

        In my opinion, together Michael and Janet penned songs in the 90's better than half the numbers on the VH1 list.

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        kenneth 

        5 years ago

        what about "baby one more time"? That song is a massive hit

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        Ken Carrier 

        5 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

        I think this is a great list but not a complete list. I honestly think that the 90's could have a top 200 list and it would help in making this more complete. The 90's was a breeding ground for a lot of different types of music Grunge, Rap, Hip-Hop/R&B, Slow Jamz, Boy Bands, Pop, etc... In an effort to make a more complete list I would suggest either breaking down the genre's into their own Top 100 or making the initial list larger maybe 200 to start. Either way enjoyed the memories many of these songs brought back, I miss the 90's for a lot of reasons but the music especially. thank you VH1

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        ace 

        5 years ago

        How come not one selena song

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        The Teej 

        5 years ago

        I disagree with a lot of what this list has to say. But what really makes me irate is that Chumbawamba's Tubthumping NEVER MADE THE LIST!

        How do you have a 90's mix without adding it?????

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        julian 

        5 years ago

        wtf no Hole, Garbage, Sublime, Depeche Mode, or Smashing Pumkins???!!!!

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        Kira 

        5 years ago

        Number 78 is wrong its not Lenny Kravitz “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, its "Closing Time" By Semisonic

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