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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 90’s Part 3: 160-141

This is part 3 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:



160. Shawn Mullins – Lullaby

Year: 1998

Album: Soul’s Core

Shawn Mullins scored big with “Lullaby”, nailing the #1 spot on the Adult Top 40, as well as top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.


159. Eminem – My Name Is

Year: 1999

Album:  The Slim Shady LP

The My Name Is music video eventually reached the #1 position on MTV‘s Total Request Live (TRL), making Eminem the first rapper to reach the top spot.



158. Seal – Crazy

Year: 1990

Album: Seal



157. Blind Melon – No Rain

Year: 1992

Album:  Blind Melon

The song is the band’s highest-charting song, reaching number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number-one on both the Album Rock Tracks andModern Rock Tracks charts.


156. Monica – Angel of Mine

Year: 1998

Album: The Boy Is Mine

“Angel of Mine” was one of Monica’s biggest worldwide successes, reaching number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


155. Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway

Year: 1991

Album:  Mad Mad World

“Life Is A Highway” was Cochrane’s most famous song, as it was a number one hit in his native Canada. The song also peaked at number six on the Billboard charts in the USA.


154. Snoop Dogg – Gin & Juice

Year: 1994

Album: Doggystyle

“Gin & Juice” ranked number eight on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.


153. Nelson – (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection

Year: 1990

Album: After the Rain

“(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection” was a #1 hit about a crush on Cindy Crawford.


152. blink-182 – What’s My Age Again?

Year: 1999

Album: Enema of the State

Blink 182’s second hit single  peaked at #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.


151. Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Year: 1996

Album: Travelling Without Moving

At the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards in September 1997, “Virtual Insanity” earned ten nominations, winning four awards, including “Breakthrough Video” and the “Best Video of the Year.”


150. Brian McKnight – Anytime

Year: 1997

Album: Anytime

“Anytime” was not released as a single, therefore it was not eligible to chart on the Hot 100, but despite that, it was one of the most played songs on the radio during 1998.


149. Ace of Base – The Sign

Year: 1994

Album: Happy Nation/The Sign

“The Sign” was the No. 1 song of 1994 according to Billboard magazine’s year-end charts.


148. Alice In Chains – Man In The Box

Year: 1991

Album:  Facelift

“Main In The Box” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1992.


147. Sublime – What I Got

Year: 1996

Album: Sublime

“What I Got” reached the #1 spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was also a mainstream Top 40 hit, peaking at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.


146. Creed – Higher

Year: 1999

Album: Human Clay



145. Hootie And The Blowfish – Hold My Hand 

Year: 1994

Album: Cracked Rear View

The first single off the biggest album of 1994 peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.


144. Robyn – Show Me Love

Year: 1997

Album:  Robyn Is Here

“Show Me Love” was Robyn’s last Top 10 and remains her last charting single on the Hot 100 to date.


143. Natalie Merchant – Wonder

Year: 1996

Album: Tigerlily

“Wonder” was #2 on the adult pop songs chart, as well as reaching the top 20 on the Hot 100 and alternative charts.


142. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me

Year: 1996

Album: Crash

“Crash” was nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards.



141. Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away

Year: 1998

Album: 5

“Fly Away” was a #1 hit on both the mainstream and modern rock charts, as well as #1 overall in the UK.  It won the Grammy for Best Male Rock Performance.



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