Saturday, October 21, 2017

Top Songs from 1990 to 1999

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 1/24/11, updated 10/21/2017.

These are the top 100 songs from 1990-1999 according to Dave’s Music Database. When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

1. I Will Always Love You…Whitney Houston (1992) AG, BB, DM, G-R, VF, SS, JW
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit…Nirvana (1991) AG, DM, MJ, NME, SS
3. Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)…Elton John (1997) BB, DM, VF, JW
4. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You…Bryan Adams (1991) BB, CB, VF, JW
5. My Heart Will Go On…Celine Dion (1997) AG, G-R, G-S, VF
6. Nothing Compares 2 U…Sinead O’Connor (1990) DM, MJ, VF, RS
7. Losing My Religion…R.E.M. (1991) RS
8. Gangsta’s Paradise…Coolio with L.V. (1995) AG, BB, DM, VF, RS, SS
9. Baby, One More Time…Britney Spears (1998) AG, DM, VF, Q
10. One…U2 (1992) Q

11. Wonderwall…Oasis (1995)
12. Bittersweet Symphony…The Verve (1997) MJ, NME, Q, RS
13. Creep…Radiohead (1993) MJ, NME
14. Smooth…Santana with Rob Thomas (1999) AG, DM, G-R, G-S, JW
15. I’ll Make Love to You…Boyz II Men (1994) AG, CB, DM, JW
16. Wannabe…Spice Girls (1996) DM, VF
17. Believe…Cher (1998) BB
18. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)…Los Del Rio (1995) AG, BB, CB, JW
19. One Sweet Day…Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men (1995) JW
20. End of the Road…Boyz II Men (1992) BB, CB

21. Loser…Beck (1993) DM, MJ, RS
22. Vogue…Madonna (1990)
23. Iris…Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
24. Tears in Heaven…Eric Clapton (1992) G-R, G-S
25. I’ll Be Missing You…Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 (1997) AG
26. Everybody Hurts…R.E.M. (1993)
27. Under the Bridge…Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)
28. Waterfalls…TLC (1995)
29. Enter Sandman…Metallica (1991)
30. Don’t Speak…No Doubt (1996)

31. November Rain…Guns N’ Roses (1991)
32. Un-Break My Heart…Toni Braxton (1996)
33. Because You Loved Me…Celine Dion (1996)
34. Common People…Pulp (1995) MJ
35. You’re Still the One…Shania Twain (1998)
36. Streets of Philadelphia…Bruce Springsteen (1994) G-S, VF, SS
37. Torn…Natalie Imbruglia (1997)
38. Live Forever…Oasis (1994) MJ, NME, Q
39. You Oughta Know…Alanis Morissette (1995)
40. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Aerosmith (1998) PC

41. I Swear…All-4-One (1994)
42. Kiss from a Rose…Seal (1994) G-R, G-S
43. Jeremy…Pearl Jam (1992)
44. All I Wanna Do…Sheryl Crow (1993) G-R, PC
45. Paranoid Android…Radiohead (1997)
46. Livin’ La Vida Loca…Ricky Martin (1999)
47. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Wont’ Do That)…Meat Loaf (1993)
48. Mmmbop…Hanson (1997)
49. Song 2…Blur (1997)
50. I Believe I Can Fly...R.Kelly (1996)

51. Don’t Look Back in Anger…Oasis (1996) NME
52. Love Is All Around…Wet Wet Wet (1994)
53. The Boy Is Mine…Brandy & Monica (1998) JW
54. That’s the Way Love Goes…Janet Jackson (1993)
55. Vision of Love…Mariah Carey (1990)
56. Unfinished Sympathy…Massive Attack (1991) Q
57. Take a Bow…Madonna (1994)
58. Ironic…Alanis Morissette (1996)
59. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)…Green Day (1997)
60. Baby Got Back…Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992) PC

61. Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang…Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
62. Hero…Mariah Carey (1993)
63. U Can’t Touch This…M.C. Hammer (1990) AG
64. Missing (dance remix)…Everything But the Girl (1995)
65. Fantasy…Mariah Carey (1995)
66. Angels…Robbie Williams (1997)
67. No Scrubs…TLC (1999) RS
68. No Diggity…Blackstreet with Dr. Dre (1995)
69. Unforgettable…Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole (1991) G-R, G-S, PC
70. Ray of Light…Madonna (1998)

71. A Whole New World…Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle (1992) G-S
72. Enjoy the Silence…Depeche Mode (1990)
73. Black or White…Michael Jackson (1991) AG
74. My Name Is…Eminem (1999) Q
75. How Do I Live…LeAnn Rimes (1997)
76. Jump…Kris Kross (1992)
77. Come As You Are…Nirvana (1991)
78. Dreamlover…Mariah Carey (1993) JW
79. Save the Best for Last…Vanessa Williams (1992)
80. Breathe…Faith Hill (1999) BB

81. The Sign…Ace of Base (1994) BB
82. I Want It That Way…Backstreet Boys (1999)
83. Basket Case…Green Day (1994)
84. Champagne Supernova…Oasis (1995)
85. Say My Name…Destiny’s Child (1999)
86. Amazed…Lonestar (1999)
87. Genie in a Bottle…Christina Aguilera (1999)
88. 1979…Smashing Pumpkins (1995) RS
89. Change the World…Eric Clapton (1996) G-R, G-S
90. Fake Plastic Trees…Radiohead (1995)

91. Can You Feel the Love Tonight…Elton John (1994)
92. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)…Lou Bega (1999)
93. Beauty and the Beast…Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (1991)
94. Back for Good…Take That (1995)
95. Truly, Madly, Deeply…Savage Garden (1997)
96. I Love You Always Forever…Donna Lewis (1996) CB
97. Ice Ice Baby…Vanilla Ice (1990)
98. Achy Breaky Heart…Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
99. It Must Have Been Love…Roxette (1990)
100. Hallelujah…Jeff Buckley (1994)


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • All Star…Smash Mouth (1999) PC
  • Barbie Girl…Aqua (1997) PC
  • Because I Love You (The Postman Song)…Stevie B (1990) CB, JW
  • Born Slippy…Underworld (1995) Q
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love…UB40 (1993) VF
  • City Sickness…Tindersticks (1993) NME
  • Cotton Eye Joe…Rednex (1994) PC
  • A Design for Life…Manic Street Preachers (1996) MJ, NME
  • Doo Wop (That Thing)...Lauryn Hill (1998) RS
  • Fields of Gold…Sting (1993) SS
  • Firestarter…The Prodigy (1996) Q
  • From a Distance…Bette Midler (1990) G-S
  • Grease Megamix…Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (1990) PC
  • Hold On…Wilson Phillips (1990) BB
  • Intergalactic…Beastie Boys (1998) NME
  • Kiss Me…Sixpence None the Richer (1998) SS
  • Loaded…Primal Scream (1990) NME
  • Not Dark Yet…Bob Dylan (1997) SS
  • The Obvious Child…Paul Simon (1990) SS
  • Runaway Train…Soul Asylum (1993) RS
  • Smoke Rings in the Dark…Gary Allan (1999) SS
  • Sunny Came Home…Shawn Colvin (1996) G-R, G-S, SS
  • Tennessee….Arrested Development (1992) RS
  • Too Close…Next (1998) BB
  • What Is Love?...Haddaway (1993) PC
  • Whoomp! There It Is…Tag Team (1993) CB
  • Windowlicker…Aphex Twin (1999) NME

Key to the Codes:
  • AG: American Greatest Hits by Year, 1840-1913 (youtube)
  • BB: Billboard magazine song of the year
  • CB: Cashbox song of the year, 1950-1996
  • DM: Dave’s Music Database
  • G-R: Grammy for Record of the Year
  • G-S: Grammy for Song of the Year
  • MJ: Mojo magazine song of the year, 1955-2005. Based on aggregated Mojo lists.
  • VF: MusicFV.com
  • NME: NME magazine song of the year, 1953-2008. Based on aggregation of NME lists and year-end lists.
  • PC: PopCultureMadness.com
  • Q: Q magazine, 1954-2013. Determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of Q lists.
  • RS: Rolling Stone magazine, determined by year-end polls and highest-ranked song on aggregate of RS lists.
  • SS: Sullivan, Steve. Traditional Pop: The All-Time Top 200 + Classic Song Performances
  • JW: Whitburn, Joel. A Century of Pop Music, 1900-1999 (book)

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