Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The '90s (Songs)

To start this off, this is not a ‘best of’ or ‘most important’ list. If it was, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Hanson’s “MMMBop” would be placed at numbers one and two, respectively. This is a ‘favorites’ list or the songs that to me, best help to remember the 1990s. It was after all the first full decade in which I was alive, and I would be lying to you if I said I remember each of these songs when they came out and told you about how each one impacted me and the way in which I listen to music today. Instead, I can tell you about how I remember my dad having cassette tapes by Green Day, Nirvana, and Sublime and my mom loving the soundtrack to The Body Guard. I remember watching Stephanie Tanner’s band lose the talent show at the Smash Club because they spent too much time on their looks and not enough time practicing “The Sign” by Ace of Base and the time I watched Outkast on SNICK’s Kenan and Kel or any musical guest for that matter who appeared on All That. I also remember being in the 4th grade and absolutely hating Hanson and the Spice Girls and then in the 5th grade when Kyle Hunt mistakenly accused Chris Slattery of singing a song from Annie, when he was actually rapping a song by Jay-Z. That particular event was most likely followed by a homosexual slur and a dead-leg. Growing up in white suburbia means that I remember my mom staying in bed for days when Princess Diana passed away, but hardly a mention over Biggie or 2pac. Needless to say this list is merely one for memories. I don’t have a staff recalling countless songs and I’m sure I am not doing many artists and genres justice, subsequently this is how I choose to remember the decade. When people stop having ‘80s themed parties and switch to the ‘90s, this is the play list I am hoping to hear.

100. No Doubt | "Spiderwebs"
099. Blink 182 | "Dammit"
098. Bush | "Glycerine"
097. R. Kelly | "I Believe I Can Fly"
096. Pedro the Lion | "Suspect Fled the Scene"
095. The Dismemberment Plan | "What Do You Want Me To Say"
094. OMC | "How Bizarre"
093. The Red Hot Chili Peppers | "Under the Bridge"
092. Porno for Pyros | "Pets"
091. Chapterhouse | "Pearl"

090. Robyn | "Show Me Love"
089. GZA/Genius (feat. Method Man) | "Shadowboxin'"
088. Pale Saint | "Sight of You"
087. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones | "The Impression That I Get"
086. Raekwon (feat. Method Man) | "Ice Cream"
085. Belle and Sebastian | "Stars of Track and Field"
084. Destiny's Child | "Say My Name"
083. Harvey Danger | "Flagpole Sitta"
082. American Football | "Five Silent Miles"
081. Veruca Salt | "Seether"

080. Blind Melon | "No Rain"
079. The Fugees | "Ready or Not"
078. NoFX | "The Decline"
077. Dee Lite | "Groove is in the Heart"
076. Archers of Loaf | "Web in Front"
075. Saves the Day | "Jesse and My Whetstone"
074. Fiona Apple | "Criminal"
073. Built to Spill | "Else"
072. Jane's Addiction | "Been Caught Stealin"
071. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott | "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"

070. Fatboy Slim | "Praise You"
069. Silver Jews | "Random Rules"
068. The Mountain Goats | "Going to Georgia"
067. Digable Planets | "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That)"
066. Godspeed You! Black Emperor | "Moya"
065. The La's | "There She Goes"
064. Aaliyah | "Are You That Somebody"
063. Air | "Sexy Boy"
062. Polaris | "Hey Sandy"
061. The Cocteau Twins | "Heaven or Las Vegas"

060. The Get-Up Kids | "Ten Minutes"
059. Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dog) | "Nothin But A 'G' Thang"
058. Afghan Whigs | "Debonair"
057. Mogwai | "Mogwai Fear Satan"
056. Stereolab | "La Boob Oscillator"
055. Smog | "Cold Blooded Old Times"
054. Len | "Steal My Sunshine"
053. Sunny Day Real Estate | "In Circles"
052. New Radicals | "Get What You Give"
051. Slint | "Good Morning, Captain"

050. Oasis | "Don't Look Back in Anger"
049. R.E.M. | "Night Swimming"
048. Dinosaur Jr. | "The Wagon"
047. Daft Punk | "Around the World"
046. A Tribe Called Quest | "Scenario"
045. Hole | "Violet"
044. TLC | "Waterfalls"
043. Rage Against the Machine | "Killing in the Name"
042. Jay-Z | "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
041. The Flaming Lips | "She Don't Use Jelly"

040. Wilco | "Monday"
039. Soundgarden | "Black Hole Sun"
038. The Cardigans | "Lovefool"
037. Refused | "New Noise"
036. Mazzy Star | "Fade Into You"
035. Ride | "Vapor Trail"
034. Boards of Canada | "Happy Cycling"
033. Sonic Youth | "Bull in the Heather"
032. The Verve | "Bittersweet Symphony"
031. Lauryn Hill | "Doo Wop (That Thing)"

030. Massive Attack | "Teardrop"
029. Nine Inch Nails | "Closer"
028. Michael Jackson | "Black or White"
027. Mariah Carey | "Fantasy"
026. Björk | "Unravel"
025. The Breeders | "Cannonball"
024. Slowdive | "Alison"
023. The Cranberries | "Zombie"
022. Pixies | "Veloria"
021. Modest Mouse | "Trailer Trash"

020. Notorious BIG | "Juicy"
019. The Cure | "Friday I'm In Love"
018. Elliott Smith | "Rose Parade"
017. Wu-Tang Clan | "C.R.E.A.M."
016. Weezer | "Only in Dreams"
015. The Beta Band | "Dry the Rain"
014. Pavement | "Cut Your Hair"
013. Portishead | "Sour Times"
012. Green Day | "Basketcase"
011. Outkast | "Rosa Parks"

010. Foo Fighters | "Everlong"
009. The Smashing Pumpkins | "1979"
008. The Beastie Boys | "Sabotage"
007. Beck | "Loser"
006. Hanson | "Mmmbop"
005. Pulp | "Common People"
004. My Bloody Valentine | "Soon"
003. Radiohead | "Paranoid Android"
002. Nirvana | "All Apologies"
001. Neutral Milk Hotel | "Holland, 1945"

1 comment:

roccosrevolution said...

ummm love these 90 songs!