Friday, December 31, 1999

Top Songs from 1990 to 1999

First posted 1/24/2011; updated 10/25/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1990-1999

These are the top 100 songs from 1990-1999 according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

Check out other “songs of the decade” lists here.

1. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992)
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit…Nirvana (1991)
3. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You…Bryan Adams (1991)
4. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997)
5. Nothing Compares 2 U…SinĂ©ad O’Connor (1990)
6. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997)
7. Losing My Religion…R.E.M. (1991)
8. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995)
9. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999)
10. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994)

11. Gangsta’s Paradise…Coolio with L.V. (1995)
12. Baby One More Time…Britney Spears (1998)
13. Wannabe…Spice Girls (1996)
14. One …U2 (1991)
15. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995)
16. Wonderwall…Oasis (1995)
17. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
18. Believe…Cher (1998)
19. Bittersweet Symphony…The Verve (1997)
20. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996)

21. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997)
22. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992)
23. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Aerosmith (1998)
24. Creep…Radiohead (1993)
25. Vogue…Madonna (1990)
26. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
27. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997)
28. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996)
29. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (1994)
30. Tears in Heaven…Eric Clapton (1992)

31. Waterfalls…TLC (1995)
32. Loser…Beck (1993)
33. You’re Still the One…Shania Twain (1998)
34. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
35. Under the Bridge…Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
36. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992)
37. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Wont’ Do That)…Meat Loaf (1993)
38. Jeremy…Pearl Jam (1992)
39. Livin’ La Vida Loca…Ricky Martin (1999)
40. U Can’t Touch This…M.C. Hammer (1990)

41. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994)
42. You Oughta Know…Alanis Morissette (1995)
43. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (1999)
44. All I Wanna Do…Sheryl Crow (1993)
45. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993)
46. Streets of Philadelphia…Bruce Springsteen (1994)
47. Vision of Love…Mariah Carey (1990)
48. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy & Monica (1998)
49. Mmmbop…Hanson (1997)
50. No Scrubs…TLC (1999)

51. November Rain…Guns N’ Roses (1991)
52. Take a Bow…Madonna (1994)
53. Everybody Hurts…R.E.M. (1993)
54. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1996)
55. Truly, Madly, Deeply…Savage Garden (1997)
56. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993)
57. Live Forever…Oasis (1994)
58. Fantasy…Mariah Carey (1995)
59. All I Want for Christmas Is You…Mariah Carey (1994)
60. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993)

61. A Whole New World…Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle (1992)
62. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996)
63. Amazed…Lonestar (1999)
64. Jump…Kris Kross (1992)
65. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (1990)
66. I Believe I Can Fly...R.Kelly (1996)
67. Unforgettable…Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole (1991)
68. Black or White…Michael Jackson (1991)
69. Save the Best for Last…Vanessa Williams (1992)
70. Enter Sandman…Metallica (1991)

71. Common People…Pulp (1995)
72. Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (1995)
73. Tubthumping…Chumbawamba (1997)
74. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)…C + C Music Factory (1990)
75. Friends in Low Places…Garth Brooks (1990)
76. Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (1994)
77. Angels…Robbie Williams (1997)
78. How Do I Live…LeAnn Rimes (1997)
79. Say My Name…Destiny’s Child (1999)
80. Song 2…Blur (1997)

81. Doo Wop (That Thing)...Lauryn Hill (1998)
82. Paranoid Android…Radiohead (1997)
83. Can You Feel the Love Tonight…Elton John (1994)
84. Change the World…Eric Clapton (1996)
85. With Arms Wide Open…Creed (1999)
86. Achy Breaky Heart…Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
87. You Were Meant for Me…Jewel (1997)
88. Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (1996)
89. Ray of Light…Madonna (1998)
90. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)…Green Day (1997)

91. Can’t Help Falling in Love…UB40 (1993)
92. No Diggity…Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (1995)
93. Genie in a Bottle…Christina Aguilera (1999)
94. Whoomp! There It Is…Tag Team (1993)
95. Enjoy the Silence…Depeche Mode (1990)
96. Maria Maria…Santana with the Product G&B (1999)
97. The Power of Love…Celine Dion (1993)
98. It Must Have Been Love…Roxette (1990)
99. Rush Rush…Paula Abdul (1991)
100. I Want It That Way…Backstreet Boys (1999)

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