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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 90’s Part 2: 180-161

This is part 2 of my multi-installment list of the Top Songs of the 1990’s.


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)



Explanation of how this countdown was created:



180. Céline Dion – That’s The Way It Is

Year: 1999

Album: All the Way… A Decade of Song

“That’s The Way It Is” hit number 1 on the adult contemporary charts in the United States and Canada, and reaching top 10 all over the world.



179. Madonna – Ray Of Light

Year: 1998

Album: Ray of Light

Madonna returned with this top 5 single, which received eight nominations and won five awards at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video.



178. Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta

Year: 1998

Album: Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?



177. Enigma – Return to Innocence

Year: 1994

Album: The Cross of Changes

“Return To Innocence” reached number one in over 10 countries.


176. Real McCoy – Another Night

Year: 1993

Album:  Another Night

“Another Night” spent 40 weeks in the Top 40, and became the best-selling single by a German act in U.S. rock history.



175. 2Pac – Changes

Year: 1998

Album: Greatest Hits

“Changes” was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the Grammy Awards of 2000 and remains the only posthumous song to be nominated in this category.



174.  All Saints – Never Ever

Year: 1998

Album: All Saints

“Never Ever” was top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was #1 in several other countries.



173. Quad City Dj’s – C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train)

Year: 1996

Album: Get on Up and Dance

“C’Mon ‘N Ride It” was ranked the #1 song of 1996 by Village Voice magazine.



172. Third Eye Blind – How’s It Going To Be

Year: 1997

Album: Third Eye Blind

“How’s It Going To Be” became Third Eye Blind’s third straight top 10 single.



171. Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love

Year: 1994

Album: Storyteller

“100% Pure Love” spent a total of 45 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming one of the longest charting singles in the U.S.



170. Fiona Apple – Criminal

Year: 1997

Album: Tidal

“Criminal” won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 40th Grammy Awards and was nominated for Best Rock Song



169. Stone Temple Pilots – Plush 

Year: 1993

Album:  Core

“Plush” was #1 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


168.  Janet Jackson – Together Again

Year: 1997

Album:  The Velvet Rope

“Together Again” is among the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over six million copies worldwide.


167. TLC – Creep

Year: 1994

Album: CrazySexyCool

“Creep” became TLC’s first number-one single and fourth top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100


166.   Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone

Year: 1995

Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

“You Are Not Alone” hit #1 and received an American Music Award nomination and a Grammy nomination both for “Best Pop Vocal Performance”.


165. The Presidents of the USA – Peaches

Year: 1996

Album:   The Presidents of the United States of America

In 1996, “Peaches” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.


164. Bush – Comedown

Year: 1995

Album:  Sixteen Stone

“Comedown” occupied the #1 slot on the modern rock charts.


163.  Del Amitri – Roll To Me

Year: 1995

Album: Twisted

Del Amitri’s biggest hit rolled to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 chart.


162. Len – Steal My Sunshine

Year: 1999

Album: You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush

“Steal My Sunshine” became a sleeper hit when radio stations began playing it in March 1999, four months before Len planned to release its album. It reached the top 10 on multiple charts.


161. Marcy Playground – Sex And Candy

Year: 1997

Album: Marcy Playground

“Sex and Candy” became a #1 alternative hit and also was top 5 in a few other categories.



7 responses

  1. Kristen

    Oddly enough I recognized very few songs from the first installment, but practically every song from this one. Well at least I know what I’m doing with my morning, listening to a whole lotta 90’s music.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

  2. I’m sure you will recognize every song once we get down further on the list…should be fun 🙂

    February 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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