Best Songs of the 90s

Was 90s music golden?

Looking to hear about some of the best songs of the 90s? Depending who you ask, 90s radio music is often thought of as one of the high days of radio. Mixing one part rock with another part thoughtful pop, the radio was booming with successful combinations of female pop singers, one hit wonders, rock bands and more.

Best Songs of the 90s

Were you an 80s child coming of age in the 90s? Or maybe you're just an aficionado of the time period. Whatever your interest in the best songs of the 90s, there are definitely a few tracks that standout.

One Hit Wonders

The 90s had a lot of great tracks come out. Unfortunately, a lot of them were by one hit wonders. The 90s were known for their one hit wonders - you'll be singing along in your head whenever you hear tracks like:

  • You Only Get What You Give by the New Radicals
  • Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry
  • If You Could Only See (The Way) by Tonic
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
  • Sex and Candy by Marcy's Playground
  • Absolutely (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days
  • Closing Time by Semisonic

Modern Radio Rock Hits The Charts

The 90s was also a time period where some of the most popular rock bands came out of the woodwork and put themselves on the map. A few of the most popular bands and songs include:

  • Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
  • Popular by Nada Surf
  • Bad Day by Fuel
  • It's All Been Done by Barenaked Ladies
  • Song Two by Blur
  • Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
  • Loser by Beck
  • Glycerine by Bush
  • Under The Bridge by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
  • The Way by Fastball
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
  • One by U2
  • Losing My Religion by REM
  • Jeremy by Pearl Jam

Bringing It Up Pop

Something else that the 90s were known for is the pop revival with top boy bands like 98 Degrees and female pop stars like Christina Aguilera. Look at the list and see if you remember some of the largest pop songs of the decade.

  • I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys
  • Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera
  • Tearing Up My Heart by NSYNC
  • Living La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
  • Waterfalls by TLC
  • Mmmbop by Hanson
  • Wannabe by the Spice Girls
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time by Brittany Spears
  • You're My Favorite Mistake by Cheryl Crow
  • Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb
  • Vogue by Madonna
  • My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
  • Say My Name by Destiney's Child
  • Vision of Love by Mariah Carey

Hitting The Dance Floor

The 90s also saw quite the revival of the club music scene. Any track with a beat that the club can dance to became popular like the songs below:

  • Getting Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith
  • Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot
  • Gonna Make You Sweat by C + C Music Factory
  • Show Me Love by Robyn
  • Whoomp! There It Is! by Various Artists
  • U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
  • We Like To Party by the Vengaboys
  • The Thong Song by Sisqo
  • Jump Around by House of Pain
  • Ice, Ice, Baby by Vanilla Ice

A Final Thought

90's music is the be all and end all to some. To others, it is an error that they would like to forget. Whatever your sentiment on the period, there are likely a few tracks that you can groove to. What are some of your favorite tracks from the 90s? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

Best Songs of the 90s