Friday, December 31, 1999

Top Songs from 1990 to 1999

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. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
3. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
4. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
5. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
6. Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (1997)
7. R.E.M. “Losing My Religion” (1991)
8. Oasis “Wonderwall” (1995)
9. Los Del Rio “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” (1995)
10. U2 “One” (1991)

11. Britney Spears “Baby One More Time” (1998)
12. Spice Girls “Wannabe” (1996)
13. The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (1997)
14. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
15. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
16. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
17. Radiohead “Creep” (1993)
18. Coolio with L.V. “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995)
19. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998)
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge” (1992)

21. Cher “Believe” (1998)
22. Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112 “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997)
23. Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (1995)
24. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1998)
25. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
26. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
27. Beck “Loser” (1993)
28. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1992)
29. No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (1996)
30. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)

31. Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1992)
32. Oasis “Live Forever” (1994)
33. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (1995)
34. Sir Mix-A-Lot “Baby Got Back” (1992)
35. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (1997)
36. Lonestar “Amazed” (1999)
37. TLC “Waterfalls” (1995)
38. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994)
39. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
40. Metallica “Enter Sandman” (1991)

41. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (1994)
42. MC Hammer “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)
43. Meat Loaf “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (1993)
44. Pulp “Common People” (1995)
45. R.E.M. “Everybody Hurts” (1993)
46. Garth Brooks “Friends in Low Places” (1990)
47. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” (1991)
48. Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1996)
49. All-4-One “I Swear” (1994)
50. Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby” (1990)

51. Ricky Martin “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (1999)
52. Blur “Song 2” (1997)
53. Janet Jackson “That’s the Way Love Goes” (1993)
54. Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (1997)
55. TLC “No Scrubs” (1999)
56. Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do” (1993)
57. Lou Bega “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)” (1999)
58. Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole “Unforgettable” (1991)
59. Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun” (1994)
60. Green Day “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (1997)

61. Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia” (1994)
62. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
63. Ace of Base “The Sign” (1994)
64. Pearl Jam “Alive” (1991)
65. Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (1994)
66. Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger” (1996)
67. Oasis “Champagne Supernova”(1995)
68. Hanson “Mmmbop” (1997)
69. Nirvana “Come As You Are” (1991)
70. Brandy & Monica “The Boy Is Mine” (1998)

71. Peabo Bryson with Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (1992)
72. C + C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (1990)
73. Kris Kross “Jump” (1992)
74. Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence” (1990)
75. Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (1998)
76. Billy Ray Cyrus “Achy Breaky Heart” (1992)
77. Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It” (1995)
78. Madonna “Take a Bow” (1994)
79. Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” (1999)
80. House of Pain “Jump Around” (1992)

81. Green Day “Bakset Case” (1994)
82. Mariah Carey “Fantasy” (1995)
83. Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg “Nuthin’ But a G Thang” (1992)
84. Blackstreet with Dr. Dre “No Diggity” (1995)
85. Mariah Carey “Dreamlover” (1993)
86. R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996)
87. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
88. LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live” (1997)
89. Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way” (1999)
90. Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1992)

91. Michael Jackson “Black or White” (1991)
92. Smashing Pumpkins “1979” (1995)
93. Radiohead “Paranoid Android” (1997)
94. Nirvana “Heart Shaped Box” (1993)
95. Mariah Carey “Hero” (1993)
96. Nirvana “All Apologies” (1993)
97. Chumbawamba “Tubthumping” (1997)
98. Roxette “It Must Have Been Love” (1990)
99. Creed “With Arms Wide Open” (1999)
100. Robbie Williams “Angels” (1997)


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