Top 1000 Songs of the 1990s

I was 15 when the 80s turned into the 90s. A decade that took me from a confused teenager to a slightly less confused adult. Musically, I went from being influenced by my friends to influencing them back. I developed my own taste, albeit a very mixed taste, some would even call it schizophrenic. 🙂

Creating a retrospective list of the best songs from 90s has been quite the challenge, a combination of rediscovering long lost gems and painful kill-your-darlings activities. I’ve listened, sorted and lived with these songs for almost a year now and it’s finally time to move on and discover all the music I’ve missed during the last year. But  first, here’s the list in all its subjective glory.

1 Pavement – Range Life
2 Ash – Girl From Mars
3 The Charlatans – The Only One I Know
4 Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
5 Bikini Kill – New Radio
6 Gang Starr – Full Clip
7 Rage Against the Machine – Killing In The Name
8 Hefner – The Hymn For The Cigarettes
9 Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want
10 Pulp – Do You Remember the First Time?
11 Happy Mondays – Step On
12 The Beta Band – Dry the Rain
13 Kent – Thinner
14 Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
15 Jurassic 5 – Jayou
16 The Boo Radleys – Barney (…And Me)
17 Monster – Longest Line
18 Eric B. & Rakim – Know The Ledge
19 Buffalo Tom – Taillights Fade
20 Hardfloor – Into The Nature
21 Ride – Twisterella
22 Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees
23 L7 – Shove
24 Kent – 10 Minuter (För Mig Själv)
25 Action Painting! – Mustard Gas
26 Weezer – The Good Life
27 Blur – There’s No Other Way
28 Daft Punk – Da Funk
29 Another Sunny Day – You Should All Be Murdered
30 Spearmint – We’re Going Out
31 The Field Mice – If You Need Someone
32 Belle & Sebastian – The Fox In The Snow
33 Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
34 bob hund – Allt På Ett Kort
35 Suede – So Young
36 Massive Attack – Karmacoma
37 Teenage Fanclub – Sparky’s Dream
38 The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
39 Stereolab – French Disko
40 The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (Fairground Remix)
41 Elastica – Connection
42 Built To Spill – Carry the Zero
43 Gene – Your Love, It Lies
44 The Breeders – Cannonball
45 Archers Of Loaf – South Carolina
46 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Something I Can’t Have
47 Mojave 3 – She Broke You So Softly
48 Veruca Salt – Seether
49 The Mountain Goats – Snow Owl
50 The La’s – There She Goes
51 Ben Folds Five – Army
52 Hefner – The Sad Witch
53 The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now
54 Pavement – Harness Your Hopes
55 The Orb – Toxygene
56 Das EFX – They Want EFX
57 Fidget – Golden Neolife
58 Popsicle – Sunkissed
59 Modest Mouse – Trailer Trash
60 Ozomatli – Cut Chemist Suite
61 Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg –  The Next Episode
62 Sugar – A Good Idea
63 The Delgados – The Dirge
64 Green Day – Long View
65 Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
66 Pixies – U-Mass
67 Fu Manchu – Evil Eye
68 Morrissey – Now My Heart Is Full
69 Sebadoh – Willing To Wait
70 Supergrass – Alright
71 Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
72 Aphex Twin – On
73 Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
74 Elastica – Waking Up
75 Dee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart
76 Beck – Loser
77 Del Tha Funky Homosapien – Mistadabolina
78 The Cardigans – Rise And Shine
79 bob hund – Rundgång, Gräslök, Fågelsång
80 Ash – Uncle Pat
81 Elliott Smith – Needle In The Hay
82 Primal Scream – Loaded
83 Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
84 Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs A 303
85 Starmarket – Cozy and Warm
86 Marion – Time
87 The Softies – Perfect Afternoon
88 Lionrock – Rude Boy Rock
89 Ride – Leave Them All Behind
90 Blur – Coffee & TV
91 Mike Ink – 5 Years On Acid
92 Daniel Johnston – Mind Contorted
93 Frogpond – I Did
94 Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
95 Sonic Youth – 100%
96 Anthrax – Got The Time
97 Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
98 Suede – Metal Mickey
99 Cake – The Distance
100 Dipper – Butterfinger
101 Pavement – Gold Soundz
102 Ash – Jack Names The Planets
103 Heavenly – Space Manatee
104 bob hund – Det skulle vara lätt för mig att säga att jag inte hittar hem men det gör jag, tror jag
105 James – Sometimes
106 Beck – Nobody’s Fault But My Own
107 Hefner – Love Will Destroy Us In The End
108 Blur – Tender
109 Supergrass – Caught by the Fuzz
110 Fatboy Slim – Praise You
111 Liz Phair – Polyester Bride
112 Radiohead – Creep
113 Moby – Go
114 Ride – OX4
115 The Beatnuts – Off The Books
116 Danko Jones – Bounce
117 Dub Pistols – Cyclone
118 Popsicle – Hey Princess
119 Pixies – Planet of Sound
120 The All Seeing I – Beat Goes On
121 Bad Cash Quartet – Amuse You
122 KRS-One – Sound Of Da Police
123 Placebo – Every You Every Me
124 Underworld – Cowgirl
125 Tiger Trap – Supreme Nothing
126 Fireside – Left rustle
127 Pavement – Here
128 Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
129 Gene – Sleep Well Tonight
130 Ash – Angel Interceptor
131 Buffalo Tom – Velvet Roof
132 E.T.A – Casual Sub (45 or 33? Mix)
133 Modest Mouse – Custom Concern
134 Lush – Ladykillers
135 Blur – Advert
136 Elastica – Annie
137 Hole – Doll Parts
138 Radiohead – No Surprises
139 Captain Funk – Twist & Shout (Krafty Kuts Mix)
140 Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit’
141 The Chemical Brothers – Three Little Birdies Down Beats
142 Snoop Doggy Dogg – Vapors
143 Felix – Don’t You Want Me?
144 Nirvana – Breed
145 bob hund – Istället för musik förvirring
146 Mercury Rev – Goddess on a Hiway
147 Hefner – Christian Girls
148 Blur – Clover Over Dover
149 Kathryn Williams – Night Came
150 Stereo MC’s – Connected
151 Belle & Sebastian – The State I Am In
152 bob hund – Mer Än Så Kan Ingen Bli
153 Liquid – Sweet Harmony
154 Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Fatboy Slim Latin Ska Acid Breakbeat Mix)
155 Rocket From The Crypt – On A Rope
156 Suede – Animal Nitrate
157 The Lucksmiths – Fridge Magnet Song
158 Broder Daniel – Happy People Never Fantasize
159 The Dandy Warhols – Every Day Should Be A Holiday
160 Oasis – Live Forever
161 Fluke – Electric Guitar (Humbucker Mix)
162 Jean Jacques Perrey – E.v.a. (Fatboy Slim Remix)
163 The Prodigy – Firestarter
164 Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
165 Bis – Eurodisco
166 The Softies – Charms Around Your Wrist
167 A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
168 Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
169 Dr. Dre – Still D R E
170 Young Disciples – Apparently Nothin’
171 Blake Babies – Sanctify
172 Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
173 Samiam – Good Enough
174 De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
175 Garbage – I Think I’m Paranoid
176 Brainpool – Every Day
177 Salt – Honour Me
178 Nirvana – Lounge Act
179 Eels – Novocaine For The Soul
180 Cracker – Teen Angst (What The World Needs)
181 Elliott Smith – Waltz #2
182 I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass
183 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Snakedriver
184 Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod
185 The Flaming Lips – Bad Days
186 Naked – Pieces Of Furniture
187 Jay-Z – Hard Knock Life (The Ghetto Anthem)
188 Beth Orton – I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine
189 Frank Black – Headache
190 The Wannadies – You And Me Song
191 Super Furry Animals – Hometown Unicorn
192 Popsicle – 9
193 Low – Immune
194 House Of Pain – Jump Around
195 Echobelly – I Can’t Imagine The World Without Me
196 They Might Be Giants – Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
197 Stereophonics – Local Boy In The Photograph
198 The Mountain Goats – Going To Georgia
199 U2 – Sweetest Thing ’98
200 Belle & Sebastian – Judy And The Dream Of Horses
201 Ash – Petrol
202 Massive Attack – Teardrop
203 Blur – The Universal
204 Pavement – Box Elder
205 The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
206 Pixies – Head On
207 Buffalo Tom – Fortune Teller
208 Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby? (12” Mix)
209 Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
210 Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
211 Saint Etienne – Nothing Can Stop Us
212 Weezer – Buddy Holly
213 SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
214 Cast – Alright
215 LFO – Tied Up
216 Morrissey – The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
217 The Bluetones – Slight Return
218 Usura – Open Your Mind
219 Fatboy Slim – Punk To Funk
220 Nirvana – Sliver
221 The Presidents Of The United States Of America – Lump
222 Le Tigre – Hot Topic
223 Josh Wink – Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweekin’ Acid Funk Mix)
224 Foo Fighters – This Is a Call
225 Freestylers ft Definition of Sound – Here We Go
226 The Charlatans – Sproston Green
227 Juliana Hatfield – My Sister
228 Dinosaur JR – Feel The Pain
229 Mary Lou Lord – His Lamest Flame
230 Filter – Hey Man Nice Shot
231 Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
232 Pantera – Cowboys from Hell
233 Depth Charge – Shaolin Buddha Finger
234 Hefner – I Took her Love for Granted
235 Samiam – Ordinary Life
236 Hardfloor – Acperience
237 Smashing Pumpkins – Soma
238 Wubble U – Petal (Freestylers Top Rock Remix)
239 Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – My Pal the Tortoise
240 Propellerheads ft. Shirley Bassey – History Repeating
241 Blackalicious – Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2.5 Minute Workout)
242 Metallica – Sad But True
243 Underworld – Moaner
244 Fireside – Kilotin
245 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Flexible Head
246 N.R.G. – The Real Hardcore (Original Remix)
247 DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
248 Toenut – Giant Steps
249 Captain Funk – Kung-fu Ska
250 Pulp – Common People
251 The Pharcyde – Ya Mama
252 Pavement – Stereo
253 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Sometimes Always
254 bob hund – Rock’n’roll tar död på mig!
255 Scarlett O’ – Independent Love Song
256 Mr Scruff – Get a Move On
257 Blur – Chemical World
258 Lucas – Lucas With The Lid Off
259 Sneaker Pimps – Low Place Like Home
260 Fidget – To Hell With Music
261 Mercury Rev – Tonite It Shows
262 Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier – Psyché Rock (Malpaso Radio Edit)
263 The Wiseguys – Ooh La La
264 Face To Face – Walk The Walk
265 Manu Chao – Mentira
266 N-Joi – Malfunction
267 Popsicle – Soul Lacquer Drug
268 Bentley Rhythm Ace – Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out
269 The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
270 Fluke – Bubble (Burstbubble)
271 Idlewild – When I Argue I See Shapes
272 Sleeper – Inbetweener
273 Built To Spill – Center of the Universe
274 L7 – Deathwish
275 Brainpool – That’s My Charm
276 Sunscreem – Pressure
277 Mudhoney – Suck You Dry
278 Hefner – Hello Kitten
279 Cracker – Euro-Trash Girl
280 Beck – Nitemare Hippy Girl
281 Moby – Run On
282 The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want to Get Over You
283 Blur – Popscene
284 Heavenly – Over And Over
285 Dodgy – Staying Out For The Summer
286 Luniz – I Got 5 On It
287 The Prodigy – Charly (Alley Cat Mix)
288 Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
289 Death In Vegas – Dirge
290 Spooky – Little Bullet (High Velocity Mix )
291 The Velvet Crush – Hold Me Up
292 Hole – Plump
293 Shed Seven – Getting Better
294 The Chemical Brothers – The Private Psychedelic Reel
295 Levellers – Fifteen Years
296 Red Hot Chili Peppers – Breaking The Girl
297 The Dylans – (Don’t Cut Me Down) Mary Quant In Blue
298 Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You In The End
299 UNKLE – Lonely Soul
300 Teenage Fanclub – Verisimilitude
301 A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
302 Elastica – Line Up
303 Massive Attack – Protection
304 Supergrass – I’d Like to Know
305 PJ Harvey – Seela-Na-Gig
306 The Dead Milkmen – I Hate You, I Love You
307 Pavement – Cut Your Hair
308 The Donnas – Skintight
309 The Prodigy – Diesel Power
310 Weezer – Surf Wax America
311 Olive – You’re Not Alone
312 Hefner – The Sweetness Lies Within
313 Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
314 Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
315 Ash – Kung Fu
316 Capleton ft. Method Man – Wings Of The Morning
317 The Cardigans – Sick and Tired
318 bob hund – Nånting måste göras
319 Midfield General – Devil in Sports Casual
320 The Bucketheads – The Bomb
321 Soulwax – Much Against Everyone’s Advice
322 Blur – Girls & Boys
323 Dinosaur JR – Start Choppin’
324 Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
325 The Chemical Brothers – Elektrobank
326 James – Sit Down
327 Placebo – Teenage Angst
328 Beck – Mixed Bizness
329 Sugar – If I Can’t Change Your Mind
330 Blur – Song 2
331 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Far Gone And Out
332 Starmarket – Orbit
333 The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds
334 Ministry – N.W.O
335 Disco Volante – Contact
336 Weezer – Getchoo
337 Broder Daniel – Underground
338 Lush – Single Girl
339 The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
340 Beastie Boys – Sabotage
341 Foo Fighters – My Hero
342 Ride – Magical Spring
343 Northern Uproar – From a Window
344 Soul Hooligan – Sweet Pea
345 The Prodigy – G-Force (Energy Flow)
346 Super Furry Animals – God! Show Me Magic
347 Bear Quartet – It Only Takes A Flashlight To Create A Monster
348 Stereo Total – Holiday Inn
349 Silver Jews – Honk If You’re Lonely
350 The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
351 Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
352 Heather Nova – London Rain
353 The Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
354 Kent – Gravitation
355 Ice Cube – Steady Mobbin’
356 Ben Folds Five – Underground
357 Mercury Rev – Opus 40
358 B.B.E – Seven Days And One Week
359 UNKLE – Rabbit In Your Headlights
360 Suicidal Tendencies – Monopoly On Sorrow
361 Rancid – Time Bomb
362 Spearmint – A Week Away
363 Yomanda – Synth & Strings
364 Dance Hall Crashers – Go
365 Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison (MNO Power Mix)
366 Blur – End Of A Century
367 Fugazi – Song #1
368 Saint Etienne – Filthy (Monkey Mafia Mix)
369 Satanic Surfers – Hero Of Our Time
370 Curve – Ten Little Girls
371 L7 – Shitlist
372 Fastball – The Way
373 The Apples In Stereo – Winter Must Be Cold
374 NOFX – Leave It Alone
375 The Delgados – Under Canvas Under Wraps
376 Ilsa Gold – Dreadlock Hollyday
377 Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
378 Those Bastard Souls – The Train From Terminal Boredom
379 U2 – One
380 Stereo MC’s – I’m A Believer
381 Primal Scream – Jailbird
382 Loosegoats – Disdialogic
383 Catherine Wheel – I Want To Touch You
384 Leftfield – Open Up
385 bob hund – Dubbel tvekan
386 Aphex Twin – Start as You Mean to Go On
387 Freewheel – Starfriend
388 The Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Believe in the Sun
389 Tiger Trap – Puzzle Pieces
390 Chester Copperpot – Lyrical Gangsta
391 The Wedding Present – Brassneck
392 Cracker – Low
393 Radiohead – High And Dry
394 Super Furry Animals – Chupacabras
395 Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come
396 The Dylans – Godlike
397 Superswirls – Dates
398 Bettie Serveert – This Thing Nowhere
399 Money Mark – Tomorrow Will Be Like Today
400 Soul Coughing – Circles
401 The Breeders – Saints
402 Teenage Fanclub – Neil Jung
403 Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song)
404 Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
405 Elastica – Stutter
406 Pulp – Babies
407 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail
408 Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost
409 GZA – 4th Chamber
410 Dinosaur JR – I Don’t Think So
411 Black Tambourine – Throw Aggi Off The Bridge
412 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Tumbledown
413 Belle & Sebastian – I Don’t Love Anyone
414 Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Love Unlimited
415 Samiam – Nothing New
416 Ash – Things
417 Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
418 Broder Daniel – Work
419 Smashing Pumpkins – Today
420 Fluke – Groovy Feeling (Make Mine A 99 Mix)
421 Popsicle – Step Inside My Mind
422 Nirvana – Lithium
423 Incka – Två Minuter
424 Definition Of Sound – Wear Your Love Like Heaven
425 Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
426 Beck – Beercan
427 Faith No More – A Small Victory
428 Hefner – I Love Only You
429 Pavement – Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At:17
430 The Boo Radleys – Wish I Was Skinny
431 Freestylers ft Navigator – Ruffneck
432 bob hund – Ett fall & en lösning
433 Jurassic 5 – Action Satisfaction
434 Garbage – Special
435 Daft Punk – Around The World
436 Flogging Molly – Salty Dog
437 Stereo MC’s – Creation
438 Bad Cash Quartet – Dragqueen
439 The Velvet Crush – #10
440 Supergrass – Lenny
441 Naked – Left Alone Again
442 AWeX – Back on Plastic
443 Warren G – Regulate
444 Brendan Benson – Sittin’ Pretty
445 Jawbreaker – Boxcar
446 Placebo – Nancy Boy
447 The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
448 Kent – Ingen Kommer Att Tro Dig
449 Monster – C’mon With Me
450 Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth
451 Blur – High Cool
452 Junkie XL – Billy Club
453 Radiohead – My Iron Lung
454 The Chemical Brothers – Leave Home
455 Le Tigre – Friendship Station
456 James – Laid
457 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Terminally Groovy
458 Imperial Teen – Lipstick
459 Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
460 Velocity Girl – Sorry Again
461 Apollo 440 – Krupa
462 MC Solaar – Nouveau western
463 PJ Harvey – Down by the Water
464 Wildchild –  Renegade Master ’98 (Fatboy Slim Old Skool Mix)
465 Macy Gray – A Moment To Myself
466 Green Day – Welcome To Paradise
467 Stereo Total – Get Down Tonight
468 Leftfield – Release The Pressure
469 Idlewild – Everyone Says You’re So Fragile
470 Bis – Kill Yr Boyfriend
471 Guided By Voices – I Am A Tree
472 Komeda – Boogie Woogie (Rock ‘n’ Roll)
473 Dune – Rainbow To The Stars
474 Suicidal Tendencies – I Wasn’t Meant To Feel This (Asleep At The Wheel)
475 The Delgados – Sucrose
476 Cast – Finetime
477 Acen – Trip II The Moon Part 2
478 Massive Attack – Risingson
479 bob hund – Kompromissen
480 Ride – Time of Her Time
481 White Town – Your Woman
482 INXS – Beautiful Girl
483 Faithless – Insomnia
484 Juliana Hatfield – Little Pieces
485 Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now
486 Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
487 Puffball – Petroleum
488 The Shamen – Progen (Beatmasters 7” Mix)
489 Cub – My Chinchilla
490 R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
491 Blur – Resigned
492 The Rentals – Friends Of P
493 Dressy Bessy – Little TV
494 Hamell On Trial – Choochtown
495 Rufus Wainwright – Beauty Mark
496 Foo Fighters – Everlong
497 Urban Dance Squad – Good Grief
498 Fountains Of Wayne – Radiation Vibe
499 Eggstone – Sun King
500 Björk – Human Behaviour
501 Green Day – Bab’s Uvula Who?
502 Ministry – Scarecrow
503 Le Tigre – Deceptacon
504 AC/DC – Thunderstruck
505 New Order – Regret
506 Ride – Vapour Trail
507 The Chemical Brothers – Get Up on It Like This
508 Elastica – Car Song
509 Wu-Tang Clan – Shame On A Nigga
510 The Hellacopters – (Gotta Get Some Action) Now!
511 Dr. Dre – Keep Their Heads Ringin’
512 Pavement – Shady Lane
513 Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
514 Action Painting! – These Things Happen
515 Len – Steal My Sunshine
516 The Frank And Walters – Happy Busman
517 Placebo – Pure Morning
518 Mr. Complex – Visualize
519 Buffalo Tom – Late At Night
520 L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
521 Beastie Boys – Jimmy James
522 Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
523 The Fall – Hey Student
524 Fatboy Slim – Gangster Trippin’
525 The Apples In Stereo – Glowworm
526 Add N To (X) – Metal Fingers In My Body
527 Gang Starr – The Militia
528 Moby – I Feel It
529 Samiam – Full On
530 Weezer – In The Garage
531 Utah Saints – Something Good
532 The Prodigy – Poison
533 Juliana Hatfield – Live On Tomorrow
534 The Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo!
535 Superchunk – The Majestic
536 Adorable – Homeboy
537 Hardfloor – Mahogany Roots
538 Der Dritte Raum – Trommelmaschine
539 Kent – När Det Blåser På Månen
540 Bassline Baby – Stud Stunners
541 Nirvana – In Bloom
542 Bentley Rhythm Ace – Why Is a Frog Too…
543 Fireside – Sweatbead
544 DJ Food – Ninja Walk
545 Ramirez – El Gallinero (Tambalea Mix)
546 Jurassic 5 – Concrete Schoolyard
547 SL2 – Way In My Brain
548 Snow Patrol – Starfighter Pilot
549 Ash – Coasting
550 Ol’ Dirty Bastard ft. Kelis – Got Your Money
551 bob hund – Länge, länge
552 Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
553 Clinic – Cement Mixer
554 Menswear – Daydreamer
555 Radiohead – Paranoid Android
556 Teenage Fanclub – Going Places
557 Propellerheads – Spybreak!
558 Cut and Paste – Cut and Paste
559 Blur – Beetlebum
560 CJ Bolland – Thrust
561 Babes In Toyland – Sweet ’69
562 Fountains Of Wayne – Sink To The Bottom
563 Bennet – If You Met Me, Then You’d Like Me
564 David Holmes – Gritty Shaker
565 Magnapop – Open The Door
566 James – Just Like Fred Astaire
567 Rage Against the Machine – Bullet In The head
568 Super Collider – Darn (Cold way o’ lovin) (Harvey’s Sudden Impact Dub)
569 The Dirtbombs – Can’t Stop Thinking About It
570 Monster – Digging A Depression
571 Dropkick Murphys – Amazing Grace
572 Stereolab – The Noise Of Carpet
573 The Offspring – Come Out And Play
574 Smashing Pumpkins – Muzzle
575 The Trash Can Sinatras – Obscurity Knocks
576 Dr. Dre – Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang
577 R.E.M. – Drive
578 The Chemical Brothers – Out of Control
579 Kenickie – In Your Car
580 Armand Van Helden ft Duane Harden – U Don’t Know Me
581 Blind Melon – No Rain
582 Air – Sexy Boy
583 Letters To Cleo – Demon Rock
584 Dropkick Murphys – Do Or Die
585 Black Box Recorder – Child Psychology
586 Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground
587 Silver Sun – Service
588 Echobelly – Today Tomorrow Sometime Never
589 Blur – Charmless Man
590 Space Raiders – Dance
591 U2 – Mysterious Ways
592 Broder Daniel – Whirlwind
593 Public Enemy – By The Time I Get To Arizona
594 bob hund – Düsseldorf
595 Super Furry Animals – The International Language of Screaming
596 Ass Ponys – Little Bastard
597 The Kung Fu Monkeys – We Are A Disaster
598 Holly Golightly – Virtually Happy
599 Sebadoh – Ocean
600 The Suicide Machines – New Girl
601 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
602 Lionrock – Packet Of Peace (Chemical Brothers Mix)
603 Supergrass – Mary
604 Freestyle Fellowship – Legal Alien
605 The Boo Radleys – Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce)
606 Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Scratch
607 Veruca Salt – Forsythia
608 Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph
609 James – Born Of Frustration
610 Dressy Bessy – Just Like Henry
611 Salad – Kent
612 Dream Warriors – My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style
613 Pixies – Velouria
614 Ash – T. Rex
615 Richie Hawtin  – Minus-Orange
616 A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
617 Built To Spill – Else
618 Underworld – Shudder/King Of Snake
619 Th’ Faith Healers – Don’t Jones me
620 Popsicle – How Come We
621 Inspectah Deck – Movas & Shakers
622 Southern Culture On The Skids – White Trash
623 The Pharcyde – Oh Shit
624 Dem 2 – Destiny
625 Sloan – The Good In Everyone
626 Bis – Sweet Shop Avengerz
627 Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
628 Gang Starr – You Know My Steez
629 Liz Phair – Fuck And Run
630 Pavement – Grave Architecture
631 The Dylans – Lemon Afternoon
632 Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
633 Nine Inch Nails – Closer
634 Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
635 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
636 Freestylers – B Boy Stance
637 Samiam – She Found You
638 The Soup Dragons – I’m Free
639 Dance Hall Crashers – Don’t Wanna Behave
640 Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
641 Monster Magnet – Space Lord
642 Lambchop – Your Fucking Sunny Day
643 Altern 8 – Brutal-8-E
644 Fu Manchu – Ojo Rojo
645 Starmarket – Amber
646 The Beta Band – Dogs Got a Bone
647 Skunk Anansie – Weak
648 Ride – Chelsea Girl
649 Swell – Throw The Wine
650 Jay-Z – Streets Is Watching
651 Belle & Sebastian – Is It Wicked Not to Care?
652 Jimi Tenor – Outta Space
653 Teddybears Sthlm – Ahead Of My Time
654 Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night
655 LL Cool J – Mama said knock you out
656 Amon Tobin – Sordid
657 Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
658 Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar
659 DJ Shadow – Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
660 Public Enemy – Give It Up
661 Rondelles – Rediscover Fire
662 Super Furry Animals – Demons
663 New Bomb Turks – Fingernail Chomp
664 Maria McKee – Absolutely Barking Stars
665 Buffalo Tom – Sodajerk
666 Stereolab – Wow And Flutter
667 Ravers Nature – Hands Up Ravers
668 Dave Clarke – No One’s Driving
669 The Geraldine Fibbers – Seven Or In 10
670 Too $hort – Money In The Ghetto
671 Ween – What Deaner Was Talkin’ About
672 Shurik’n – Samurai
673 The All Seeing I – Walk Like A Panther
674 The Lucksmiths – Untidy Towns
675 Ash – Goldfinger
676 Mad Skillz – The Nod Factor
677 PJ Harvey – C’mon Billy
678 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Almost Gold
679 bob hund – Nu är det väl revolution på gång?
680 Popsicle – Not Forever
681 Robot – Members of the Stars
682 Destiny’s Child – Bills Bills Bills
683 Apoptygma Berzerk – Electricity
684 R.E.M. – Crush With Eyeliner
685 Beck – Where It’s At
686 Roots Manuva – Clockwork
687 They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
688 Man Or Astro-Man? – Interstellar Hardrive
689 Kent – 747
690 Exit ‘EEE’ – Epidemic (Straight From Heaven Mix)
691 Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
692 Fugazi – Styrofoam
693 Ride – Taste
694 DJ Seduction – Hardcore Heaven (Heavenly Edit)
695 Junkie XL – Def Beat
696 My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep
697 Stereophonics – Looks Like Chaplin
698 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – After the Watershed (Early Learning the Hard Way)
699 Violent Femmes – American Music
700 Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet
701 Cypress Hill – When The Shit Goes Down
702 Garbage – Push It
703 Mr Scruff – Blackpool Roll
704 The Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
705 The Beatnuts – World Famous
706 And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Mistakes & Regrets
707 Jake Slazenger – Supafunk
708 Blur – For Tomorrow
709 Queens Of The Stone Age – Regular John
710 KRS-One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
711 Aphex Twin – Girl-Boy Song (NLS Mix)
712 Freestylers – Freestyle Noize
713 Pavement – Major Leagues
714 Stereo MC’s – Elevate My Mind
715 The Chemical Brothers – Under The Influence
716 Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
717 Suede – The Drowners
718 James – Destiny Calling
719 2 Inda Bush – Nutty Drumstick (Matt Cantor Freestylers Remix)
720 Beck – Devils Haircut
721 Hole – Violet
722 Sleeper – Sale of the Century
723 The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Dust Brothers Remix)
724 Weezer – El Scorcho
725 Leftfield – Afro-Left
726 Marion – Sleep
727 Entombed – Wolverine Blues
728 Jesus Jones – International Bright Young Thing
729 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Grey Cell Green
730 Soulwax – Too Many DJ’s
731 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ditch
732 Shed Seven – She Left Me On Friday
733 The Beloved – Sweet Harmony
734 Us3 – Tukka Yoot’s Riddim
735 E-Z Rollers – Tough At The Top
736 Helen Love – Does Your Heart Go Boom?
737 Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust
738 Manic Street Preachers – Faster
739 Ben Folds Five – Uncle Walter
740 Freaky Jalapeno – Gettin’ It On (Dreadzone Remix)
741 R.E.M. – Strange Currencies
742 Archers Of Loaf – Web In Front
743 Björk – Army Of Me
744 Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
745 Veruca Salt – All Hail Me
746 Catatonia – Mulder & Scully
747 Godsmack – Keep Away
748 The Apples In Stereo – Ruby
749 Honey Is Cool – Georgia
750 The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Instant Repeater ’99
751 Chapterhouse – Breather
752 Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
753 Portishead – Glory Box
754 Curve – Something Familiar
755 Die Ärzte – Nie wieder Krieg, nie mehr Las Vegas!
756 Abfahrt – Come Into My Life (Breathless Version)
757 Pavement – Summer Babe (Winter Version)
758 Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
759 The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies
760 Spearmint – Isn’t It Great To Be Alive
761 Yvonne – Modern Love
762 Sleater-Kinney – I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
763 Samiam – Factory
764 Broder Daniel – Luke Skywalker
765 The Charlatans – Can’t Get Out of Bed
766 Guided By Voices – Bulldog Skin
767 The Afghan Whigs – Debonair
768 Toenut – The Song We Wrote Yesterday
769 Basement Jaxx – Jump N’ Shout
770 Fantastic Plastic Machine – Electric Lady Land
771 Levellers – The Game
772 Beulah – Score from Augusta
773 The Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea
774 The Suicide Machines – Vans Song
775 Dropkick Murphys – Barroom Hero
776 The Chemical Brothers – Morning Lemon
777 The Lightning Seeds – The Life of Riley
778 22 Pistepirkko – (Just A) Little Bit More
779 The Wannadies – Shorty
780 Ilsa Gold – Silke
781 Silver Jews – How To Rent A Room
782 Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat
783 Corrosion Of Conformity – King of the Rotten
784 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare (’94 US Mix)
785 Mike Ink – Hypnotise
786 Haddaway – What Is Love
787 Front 242 – Tragedy (For You)
788 The Aquabats – Super Rad!
789 Lloyd Cole – She’s A Girl And I’m A Man
790 Delta Lady – Anything You Want
791 Down By Law – 500 Miles
792 The Experimental Pop Band – Boutique In My Backyard
793 Therapy? – Nowhere
794 The Cranberries – Dreams
795 Doktor Kosmos – Blåvita Flingor
796 The KLF – Wichita Lineman was A Song I Once Heard
797 Travis – Happy
798 Boogie Down Productions – Love’s Gonna Get’cha (Material Love)
799 The Liquidator – Th’ng
800 Pluxus – Elektroplux
801 Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane
802 The Softies – Snow Like This
803 Weezer – Holiday
804 Hefner – To Hide a Little Thought
805 Material Issue – Valerie Loves Me
806 Fluke – Slid (Pdfmone Mix)
807 The Charlatans – Happen To Die
808 Popsicle – Histrionics
809 The Delgados – Pull The Wires From The Wall
810 James – Come Home
811 The Chemical Brothers – In Dust We Trust
812 Blur – Jubilee
813 Hardfloor – Ain’t Nuttin’ But A Format Thang
814 Pavement – Two States
815 Monie Love – It’s A Shame (My Sister)
816 Holly Golightly – Want No Other
817 Super Furry Animals – Something For The Weekend
818 The Wonder Stuff – The Size Of A Cow
819 Gus Gus – Polyesterday
820 Lenny Kravitz – Always On The Run
821 Babes In Toyland – Handsome And Gretel
822 MxPx – Chick Magnet
823 Galaxie 500 – Fourth of July
824 Juliana Hatfield – Feelin’ Massachusetts
825 A – Bad Idea
826 Jason Falkner – Author Unknown
827 Tori Amos – Silent All These Years
828 bob hund – Hörlurar
829 Matthew Sweet – Where You Get Love
830 Moby – Porcelain
831 The Promise Ring – Why Did We Ever Meet?
832 Ash – Jesus Says
833 Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5
834 Mudhoney – The Money Will Roll Right In
835 Rage Against the Machine – Know Your enemy
836 Throwing Muses – Counting Backwards
837 Guns N’ Roses – You Could Be Mine
838 Adorable – Favourite Fallen Idol
839 Orbital – Chime
840 Lush – Ciao!
841 No Fun At All – Catch Me Running Round
842 Leona Naess – Charm Attack
843 Curve – Chinese Burn
844 Sunscreem – Love U More
845 The Tragically Hip – Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
846 Lambchop – Soaky In The Pooper
847 Superchunk – Driveway To Driveway
848 Lionrock – Straight at Yer Head
849 Velocity Girl – My Forgotten Favorite
850 English Muffin – Blood Of An English Muffin (M. Steenbergen Remix)
851 Unrest – Make Out Club
852 Mouse On Mars – Frosch
853 Bassheads – Is There Anybody Out There?
854 Nas – The Message
855 The Chemical Brothers – Music Response
856 Gomez – Get Myself Arrested
857 Cake – Frank Sinatra
858 Lilys – Ginger
858 The Auteurs – Show Girl
860 U2 – Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
861 The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (155 And Rising)
862 Handsome Boy Modeling School – The Truth
863 Entombed – Stranger Aeons
864 Eat Static – Gulf Breeze
865 Lo-Fidelity Allstars – Battleflag
866 Robot – Neurobotic
867 Thee Headcoatees – Swallow My Pride
868 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – This is How it Feels
869 Krome & Time – This Sound Is For The Underground
870 Surreal Madrid – Insanity Sauce (Elite Force Mix)
871 Pentatonik – Credo
872 Gravediggaz – Diary of a Madman
873 Death In Vegas – Dirt
874 Smart E’s – Sesame’s Treet
875 Lyrics Born – Lady Don’t Tek No
876 Stereo Total – I Love You, Ono
877 Birdland – Shoot You Down
878 Belle & Sebastian – Sleep The Clock Around
879 Juliana Hatfield – Bottles And Flowers
880 Pavement – Grounded
881 Slipknot – Get This
882 Blur – Bad Day
883 The Jesus And Mary Chain – Reverence
884 U96 – Das Boot
885 Melvins – Honey Bucket
886 Cat Power – Cross Bones Style
887 Air – Kelly Watch The Stars
888 Deftones – 7 Words
889 Neutral Milk Hotel – Oh Comely
890 The Waterboys – A Man Is In Love
891 At The Gates – Slaughter Of The Soul
892 Empirion – Jesus Christ
893 Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor
894 T99 – Anasthasia
895 Dakar & Grinser – I Wanna Be Your Dog
896 Face To Face – Disconnected
897 Helmet – Unsung
898 Sunbeam – Arms of Heaven
899 Fiona Apple – Paper Bag
900 Guano Apes – Lords Of The Boards
901 The Field Mice – September’s Not So Far Away
902 Uncle Tupelo – The Long Cut
903 Snoop Doggy Dogg – What’s My Name
904 Cast – Four Walls
905 James – Ring The Bells
906 Beastie Boys – Do It
907 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Kill Your Television
908 House Of Pain – Top O’the Morning To Ya
909 PJ Harvey – Dress
910 Sebadoh – The Freed Pig
911 Helen Love – Girl About Town
912 Damien Jurado – Ohio
913 Pavement – Date With IKEA
914 Aimee Mann – Save Me
915 Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
916 Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
917 Rammstein – Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen
918 Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
919 Broadcast – Living Room
920 N-Joi – Mindflux
921 Fidget – Sweet-talker
922 Smart E’s – Loo’s Control
923 The Cranberries – Linger
924 The Experimental Pop Band – Punk Rock Classic
925 Man Or Astro-Man? – Max Q
926 Mr. T Experience – She’s No Rocket Scientist
927 Underworld – Push Upstairs
928 Belle & Sebastian – This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
929 Garbage – Queer
930 Aurora – Voice Of Buddha
931 New Bomb Turks – Born Toulouse-Lautrec
932 The Living End – Second Solution
933 Yo La Tengo – Stockholm Syndrome
934 Shaggy – Boombastic
935 Komeda – It’s Alright, Baby
936 Fountains Of Wayne – Sick Day
937 Bowery Electric – Beat
938 The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
939 Hurricane #1 – Faces In A Dream
940 Laidback – Escape
941 Sloan – Penpals
942 The Wedding Present – Dan Dare
943 Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up
944 The Beta Band – B + A
945 Popguns – Waiting For The Winter
946 The Beautiful South – Look What I Found In My Beer
947 The Nation Of Ulysses – The Sound of Young America
948 RX Bandits – What If
949 Propellerheads ft. The Jungle Brothers – You Want It Back
950 Richard Kirk – Oneski
951 No Doubt – Spiderwebs
952 Acrid Abeyance – Speed Freak
953 Rancid – Salvation
954 Stereolab – Metronomic Underground
955 Cranes – Shining Road
956 Therapy? – Opal Mantra
957 Incka – Apelsiner
958 Letters To Cleo – Laudanum
959 Titan – Corazon
960 Space Raiders – Glam Raid
961 And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – A Perfect Teenhood
962 Urban Dance Squad – Demagogue
963 Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
964 Terrorvision – Oblivion
965 Luscious Jackson – Ladyfingers
966 Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No No No)
967 Selectah – Wede Man (Hoody Mix)
968 Black Box Recorder – England Made Me
969 The Crystal Method – Keep Hope Alive
970 Funki Porcini – Surge
971 Dome Patrol – The Cutting Edge
972 Manic Street Preachers – Tsunami
973 Fiona Apple – Across The Universe
974 Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
975 NOFX – Don’t Call Me White
976 Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch II
977 Sebadoh – Soul And Fire
978 The Brand New Heavies ft Gang Starr – It’s Gettin’ Hectic
979 The Posies – Fight It (If You Want)
980 Tiamat – Do You Dream Of Me?
981 Death In Vegas – Aisha
982 Emergancy Broadcast Network – 3:78
983 Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Patio Song
984 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Kooler Than Jesus
985 Prince – Cream
986 DJ Hooligan – B.O.T.T.R.O.P
987 Sons of Ilsa – Wat Soll Sein?
988 Depeche Mode – Halo
989 The Suicide Machines – No Face
990 Up, Bustle and Out – Emerald Alley
991 Rage Against The Machine – People Of The Sun
992 N.W.A. – 100 Miles And Runnin’
993 Chad Jackson – Hear The Drummer Get Wicked
994 Blumchen – Ich Bin Wieder Hier
995 G. Love And Special Sauce – Kiss and Tell
996 Adrenalin O.D. – Your Kung-Fu Is Old And Now You Must Die!!!
997 Hardknox – Come In Hard
998 Spaceman 3 – Big City
999 The Lucksmiths – Guess How Much I Love You
1000 They Might Be Giants – Particle Man

12 Responses to “Top 1000 Songs of the 1990s”


  1. 1 KR March 29, 2012 at 07:26

    Kudos for an interesting list. “Little Fluffy Clouds”, I had completely forgotten that song… and how, at the time, it seemed like the direction music was heading.

    • 2 typingslowly March 31, 2012 at 04:28

      A lot of the proto-IDM from the early 90s haven’t really dated well, but Fluffy Clouds is definetely an exception. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. 3 Bosch Tumble Dryer July 26, 2012 at 13:39

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  3. 4 Lawrence G February 7, 2013 at 00:45

    Curiously not a single Lemonheads entry.

    Slayer, Danzig, Whiskeytown, Jayhawks, Screaming Trees,?

    • 5 typingslowly February 7, 2013 at 01:12

      Thanks, some fair remarks there. Never was a big fan of Lemonheads, can’t explain why. 🙂 Strangely though, I loved Blake Babies/Juliana Hatfield… Didn’t pay much attention to Slayer/Danzig in the 90s unfortunately (but I had 2 Slayer songs on the 80s-list though). Whiskeytown/Jayhawks/Screaming Trees – a bunch of groups I definitely should listen more to. Do you have any advice where to start?

      • 6 LawrenceG February 7, 2013 at 11:12

        Fair enough on the Lemonheads. When I eventually make my list, I’d extend it to Godstar as well (led by Nic Dalton, quasi-Lemonhead).

        This is truly an awesome list. I haven’t even seen the others yet, but this one will take time to digest and open doors to new musical experiences.

        I should have thrown in Wilco into the alt-country Where-Are-Theys. From Whiskeytown, I like Pneumonia. It was released in ’01 due to legal maneuvering but recorded in 99, so not sure if it counts as 90s. Standout tracks: “Don’t Be Sad”, “Don’t Know Why”, “Mirror Mirror” and “Jacksonville Skyline”. 1995’s Faithless Street good debut with killer opening track “Midway Park”, and the classic “Too Drunk to Dream”. I’d be remiss to exclude “Excuse Me While I Break My Heart” off 1997’s Stranger’s Almanac.

        Jayhawks 2 killer 90s albums “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow The Green Grass”. In that was their “hit” the song “Blue”.

        Wilco’s 1995 “Being There” and 1999 “Summerteeth” 2 solid albums. Great tracks all over like “My Darling”, “Can’t Stand It”, “Outtasite”, “Far Far Away” … and best of all “I Got You (At The End of the Century”). I’d probably start at that song

        Screaming Trees is different genre … like brooding grunge. I listened to the hell out of “Uncle Anesthesia” and “Sweet Oblivion” … but “Dust” is just as good, some might say superior.

        Again, much appreciation for publishing this list. Looking forward to checking all of it.

      • 7 typingslowly February 7, 2013 at 17:23

        Excellent, thanks for the suggestions and your feedback.

        I started listening to Wilco around “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” but didn’t really go back to their 90’s albums. As always, too much music, too little time… I might be doing a new version of 90s list in the future, but I’m currently updating the 00s (and making it a top 1000), since I feel that one was a bit rushed… Let me know if you find the other lists interesting! Most of them are available on Spotify too. In most cases around 75-80% complete, not that bad actually.

  4. 8 pnl December 21, 2013 at 08:09

    Very good information. Lucky me I recently
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  5. 9 blobber July 30, 2015 at 02:29

    No Pearl Jam!?

  6. 12 Santiago B August 31, 2017 at 10:22

    Hi!! I´m looking for a song from the 90s that had a video in which there was a bank robbery wearing transparent masks….can anyone help me out please?? Thanks!!


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