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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 90’s Part 1: 200-181

This blog series chronicles the massive task of compiling a ranking of the top songs of both the 90’s and 2000’s decades.

What started as a personal playlist for myself snowballed into a multi-part series of articles that I now share with you.



Full disclaimer/explanation of how this countdown was created:



Part 1 (200-181):


Part 2 (181-160):


Part 3 (159-141)


Part 4 (140-121)


Part 5 (120-101)


Part 6 (100-81)


Part 7 (80-61)


Part 8 (60-41)


Part 9 (40-21)


Part 10 (20-1)



200. Haddaway – What Is Love


Year: 1993

Album: Haddaway

“What Is Love” reached #1 in 13 different countries and achieved great success in the USA after its inclusion in the film “A Night At The Roxbury”.



199.  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

Year: 1991

Album: Homebase

“Summertime” won a young Will Smith the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.



198.  4 Non Blondes – What’s Up

Year: 1993

Album: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

“What’s Up” hit #1 in 8 different countries.


197. Republica – Ready To Go

Year: 1996

Album:  Republica

“Ready To Go” was a big hit in both the USA and the UK, but different versions were released in each.


196. LFO – Summer Girls

Year: 1999

Album: LFO

“Summer Girls” was a top 3 hit, ending the year in the top 40 overall.


195. Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence

Year: 1990

Album: Violator

“Enjoy The Silence” won Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards.



194. All-4-One – I Can Love You Like That

Year: 1995

Album: And the Music Speaks



193. Pras featuring Mya & Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Ghetto Superstar

Year: 1998

Album: Ghetto Supastar

“Ghetto Superstar” was featured in the film “Bulworth” and won an 8th Annual MVPA Award in 1999.



192. Tracy Chapman – Give me one reason

Year: 1996

Album: New Beginning

Chapman earned the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for the track, that also was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Female Rock Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 1997.



191. New Edition – I’m Still In Love With You

Year: 1996

Album: Home Again

After much success in the 1980’s, New Edition finally reunited in 1996 and re-entered the Top 10.



190. The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

Year: 1996

Album: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

This top 5 modern rock hit had a highly successful video as well, and was used for countless commercials and other tie-ins.


189. Smash Mouth – All Star

Year: 1999

Album: Astro Lounge



188. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping

Year: 1997

Album: Tubthumper


187. Corona – Rhythm of the Night

Year: 1993

Album: The Rhythm of the Night

“Rhythm of the Night” reached #1 in several countries and was a top 10 hit in the US.


186. Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

Year: 1997

Album:  Return of the Mack

“Return of the Mack” went platinum, reaching #2 on the Hot 100.



185.  Wilson Phillips – Hold On

Year: 1990

Album:  Wilson Phillips

“Hold On” won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for 1990.



184.  Sister Hazel – All For You

Year: 1997

Album:  …Somewhere More Familiar

This track reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 and is Sister Hazel’s biggest hit.



183.  Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

Year: 1997

Album: Desireless



182.  The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa

Year: 1995

Album:  Ready to Die 

“Big Poppa” was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song of the Year at the 1996 Grammy Awards.


181. Pearl Jam – Even Flow

Year: 1992

Album:  Ten

“Even Flow” made the top 5 on the Modern Rock charts and was one of Pearl Jam’s biggest hits.




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