Monday, August 19, 2013

Best rock and pop rock songs of the 90's

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We had dinner recently with our pastor and we started talking about music from the 80's, which gave me the thought "What was the best rock songs of the 90's". The more I thought about it, I believed that I need to come up with some ground rules. The first of which is rock songs, which means songs like Killing me Softly by the Fugues, I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, Changes by Tupuc don't qualify. All three songs are great by the way, with Changes competing in the top ten. Next rule the list can't have more than two songs by the same artist or else this list would be the best of the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pearl Jam. We can easily agree that these were some of the best bands of the 90's.

The other thing that leads to this is we need music for our vacation while I drive so I can sing along. So my first thought to do is create a list of songs from the 90's to pick off of. Then I cried because the list of songs was overwhelming (not really but it would make for a good dramatic story) , I came up with a list of over 150 songs that I needed to widdle down to 70 minutes for the car ride. So I decided to change one of the earlier rules to only one song per artist. To do this I also wanted to avoid some of the more obvious choices like "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, which most people would agree is one of the greatest songs of the 90's.

So I got the list down to 38 songs in no particular order and all of these songs were from the 90s, you can check if you like.

Aliens Exist – Blink 182
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
Alive - Pearl Jam
Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Enter Sandman - Metallica from S & M Album
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve             
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
Don't Speak - No Doubt      
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
November Rain - Guns N' Roses      
No Rain - Blind Melon
Smooth - Santana and Rob Thomas
My Hero – Foo Fighters
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind              
Mysterious Ways - U2          
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz     
One Headlight - The Wallflowers     
Stupid Girl – Garbage
The Distance - Cake              
Santeria - Sublime
Run Around - Blues Traveler             
Shine - Collective Soul          
Santa Monica – Everclear
Celebrity Skin - Hole
I Alone – Live
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
The kids aren’t alright – The Offspring
Come down – Bush
Far Behind – Candlebox
Inside Out – Eve 6
Allison Road – Gin Blossoms
Beer – Reel Big Fish

Here's my mix tape:
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Mysterious Ways - U2
The Distance - Cake
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
My Hero - Foo Fighters
Californication - RHCP
Beer - Reel Big Fish
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins
Celebrity Skin - Hole
I Alone - Live
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
Allison Road - Gin Blossoms
Far Behind - Candlebox
Santa Monica - Everclear
Santeria - Sublime
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Stupid Girl - Garbage
The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring
Inside Out - Eve 6
Aliens Exist - Blink 182

What are your favorites?

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