Top 200 Rock Songs Of The 90s

Top 200 Rock Songs Of The 90s

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Our Top 200 rock songs of the 90s presents a mixed collection of all styles of rock music that represents the best the 90s had to offer. While bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were all the rage at the start of the decade with their dark grunge sounds, there were so many more brilliant albums released that at times flew under the radar. It was a decade that saw such a wider-ranging mix of artists that had commercial success as CD sales continued to break records and the birth of the mp3 would turn the music world upside down.  For this list, we really stayed focused on rock and pop artists that delivered great rock songs.

# 200 – Kind of Bird – Allman Brothers Band

# 199 – Love Sick – Bob Dylan

# 198 – Local Hero – Bruce Springsteen

# 197 – Numb – U2

# 196 – Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow

# 195 – Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

# 194 – Love Is Strong- The Rolling Stones

# 193 – Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

# 192 –  Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

# 191 -Hard to Be – Stevie Ray Vaughan/ Jimmy Vaughan

# 190 – Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire) – Meal Loaf

# 189 – Jump That Train – Foghat

# 188 –  Your Life Is Now – John Mellencamp

# 187 – Love Is Dangerous – Fleetwood Mac

# 186 – Come Bite The Apple  – Mother Love Bone

# 185 – The World Tonight – Paul McCartney

# 184 -Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

# 183 – All the Small Things – Blink 182

# 182 – Bad Rain Allman Brothers Band

# 181 – Sparks Will Fly – The Rolling Stones

# 180 – Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana

# 179 – Mr. Jones – Counting Crows

# 178 – Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi

# 177 – Cigarettes and Alcohol – Rod Stewart

# 176 – The One – Elton John

# 175 – Test for Echo – Rush

# 174 – World Gone Wrong – Bob Dylan

# 173 – Hitchin’ a Ride – Saraya

# 172 – Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 171 – Paranoid Android – Radiohead

 

# 170 – Friday I’m in Love – The Cure

# 169 -Perfect – Alanis Morissette

# 168 – Anything but Down – Sheryl Crow

# 167 – Eat the Rich – Aerosmith

# 166 – Tomorrow’s Girls – Donald Fagen

# 165 – Big Time – Peter Gabriel

# 164 – Spiders in My Bed – Beth Hart

# 163 – Real Real Gone – Van Morrison

# 162 – Seven Turns – Allman Brothers Band

# 161 – Lock and Load – Bob Seger

# 160 – All About Soul – Billy Joel

# 159 – Pincushion – ZZ Top

# 158 – Killing In the Name – Rage Against The Machine

# 157 – Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) – Aerosmith

# 156 – Backlash – Joan Jett

# 155 – Maria – Blondie

# 154 – What Would You Say – Dave Matthews Band

# 153 – Pride and Joy – Coverdale Page

# 152 – Summer Song – Joe Satriani

# 151 – Thunderstruck – AC/DC

# 150 – Today – Smashing Pumpkins

# 149 – Painkiller – Judas Priest

# 148 – Let Her Cry – Hootie And The Blowfish

# 147 – Worthy – Ani DiFranco

# 146 -Miles from Nowhere – The Smithereens

# 145 – Story of My Life – Social Distortion

# 144 – Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough – Patty Smyth

# 143 – 29 Palms – Robert Plant

# 142 – Tripping Billies – Dave Matthews Band

# 141 – Soulshine – Warren Haynes

 

# 140 – Believe – Elton John

# 139 – Cryin – Aerosmith

# 138 – Rebel Girl –  Bikini Kill

# 137 – More Than Words – Extreme

# 136 – Freak on a Leash – Korn

# 135 – What I Got – Sublime

# 134 – Lovefool – Cardigans

# 133 – Everlong – Foo Fighters

# 132 – Sabotage – Beastie Boys

# 131 – Two Princes – Spin Doctors

# 130 – Thorazine Shuffle – Gov’t Mule

# 129 – Be Quick or Be Dead – Iron Maiden

# 128 – Cloudbusting – Kate Bush

# 127 – Fast Enough for You – Phish

# 126 – Shake My Tree – Coverdale – Page

# 125 – Everyday Is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow

# 124 – Queen Of Sheba – Saraya

# 123 -Lift Me Up – Yes

# 122 – This Ain’t a Love Song – Bon Jovi

# 121 – Destiny – Stevie Nicks

# 120 – Slam Dunk! – David Lee Roth

# 119 – Loser – Beck

# 118 – Big Love – Robert Plant

# 117 – Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band

# 116 – Wide River – Steve Miller Band

# 115 – Raincheck – Van Morrison

# 114 – TV Crimes – Black Sabbath

# 113 – Stardog Champion – Mother Love Bone

# 112 – Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 111 -I Don’t Want to Grow Up – The Ramones

# 110 – Pilgrim – Eric Clapton

# 109 – Blue O Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

# 108 – LA Song (Out of This Town) – Beth Hart

# 107 – The River of Dreams – Billy Joel

# 106 – Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

# 105 – Lonely Avenue/You Give Me Nothing but the Blues – Van Morrison

# 104 – Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith

# 103 – Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

# 102 – Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

# 101 – Civil War – Guns N’ Roses

# 100 – Blind Man In The Dark – Gov’t Mule

# 99 – Wicked as It Seems – Keith Richards

# 98 – Nobody’s Hero – Rush

# 97 – The Obvious Child – Paul Simon

# 96 – Doll Parts – Hole

# 95 – Pink – Aerosmith

# 94 – Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

# 93 – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) – Kate Bush

# 92 – Red Rain – Peter Gabriel

# 91 – One Headlight – The Wallflowers

# 90 – Semi-Charmed Life – Third-Eye Blind

# 89 – I Hung My Head – Sting

# 88 – Get in the Ring – Guns N’ Roses

# 87 – Trans-Island Skyway – Donald Fagen

# 86 – Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith

# 85 -What’s Up – 4 NonBlondes

# 84 – Creep – Radiohead

# 83 – Learning to Fly – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

# 82 – Love Has Taken Its Toll – Saraya

# 81 – Perry Mason – Ozzy Osbourne

# 80 – Little White Lie – Sammy Hagar

# 79 – Man in the Long Black Coat – Joan Osbourne

# 78 – Roll the Bones – Rush

# 77 – Runaway Train – Elton John and Eric Clapton

# 76 – Fell on Black Days – Soundgarden

# 75 – Even Flow – Pearl Jam

# 74 – Wind of Change – Scorpions

# 73 – Beautiful Night – Paul McCartney

# 72 – No Rain – Blind Melon

# 71 – Right Next Door to Hell – Guns N’ Roses

# 70 – Life Is Sweet – Maria McKee

# 69 – Rockin’ Horse – Gov’t Mule

# 68 – My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow

# 67 -In Our Lifetime – Texas

# 66 – Hangar 18 – Megadeath

# 65 – Power Windows – Billy Falcon

# 64 – Blue Denim – Stevie Nicks

# 63 -Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction

# 62 – I’m Gonna Soothe You  – Maria McKee

# 61 – Coming Back – Southside Johnny

# 60 – Message Of Love – Journey

# 59 – Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge

# 58 -10 Years of Service –  Dropkick Murphys

# 57 -Change Myself – Todd Rundgren

# 56 – Love and Happiness – John Mellencamp

# 55 -Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through – Meat Loaf

# 54 – Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 53 – Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth

# 52 – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

# 51 – Leaving Las Vegas – Sheryl Crow

# 50 – Gloria’s Eyes – Bruce Springsteen

# 49 – Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll – Garland Jeffreys

# 48 – Wired All Night – Mick Jagger

# 47 – Live and Let Die – Guns N’ Roses

# 46 – Wild Night – John Mellencamp

# 45 – I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf

# 44 -Buddy Holly – Weezer

# 43 – The Sky Is Crying – Stevie Ray Vaughan

# 42 – One of Us – Joan Osborne

# 41 -Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

# 40 – Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen

# 39 – When I Come Around – Green Day

# 38 – Earth Died Screaming – Tom Waits

# 37 – November Rain – Guns N’ Roses

# 36 – Ironic – Alanis Morissette

# 35 – Don’t Tear Me Up – Mick Jagger

# 34 – Sad but True – Metallica

# 33 – Champagne Supernova – Oasis

# 32 – One – U2

# 31 – Such A Scream – Tom Waits

# 30 – Mas Tequila – Sammy Hagar

# 29 – Born Again Savage – Little Steven

# 28 – Loaded Dice – Allman Brothers Band

# 27 – Mysterious Ways – U2

# 26 –  All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow

# 25 – Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Van Halen

# 24 – Come As You Are – Nirvana

# 23 – Lithium – Nirvana

# 22 – Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan

# 21 – Scarlover – Maria Mckee

# 20 – Poundcake – Van Halen

# 19 – Jeremy – Pearl Jam

# 18 – Basket Case – Green Day

# 17 – Good Clean Fun – Allman Brothers Band

# 16 – If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow

# 15 – Amsterdam – Van Halen

# 14 – The Way Young Lovers Do – Maria McKee

# 13 – Wonderwall – Oasis

# 12 -Hard to Handle – Black Crowes

# 11 – Spoonman – Soundgarden

# 10 – Mama I’m Coming Home- Ozzy Osbourne

# 9 – Enter Sandman – Metallica

# 8 – Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

# 7 – Man in the Box – Alice In Chains

# 6 – Right Now – Van Halen

# 5 – Alive – Pearl Jam

# 4 – Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

# 3 – You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette

# 2 – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

# 1 -Nobody Knows – The Allman Brothers Band

 

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