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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 90’s Part 4: 140-121

This is part 4 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:



140. Radiohead – Creep

Year: 1992

Album: Pablo Honey

During its initial release, “Creep” was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit.


139. Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee

Year: 1994

Album:   II 

“On Bended Knee” is notable for having replaced the previous Boyz II Men single, “I’ll Make Love to You“, as the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 in theUnited States. This was the first time that an act had replaced itself at number one since the Beatles


138.  Jesus Jones – Right Here Right Now

Year: 1990

Album:  Doubt

In the United States, “Right Here Right Now” was a number one song on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.



137. Joan Osborne – One of Us 

Year: 1995

Album:  Relish

“One of Us” ranked at #54 on “VH1‘s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s”



136. Everlast – What It’s Like

Year: 1998

Album:  Whitey Ford Sings the Blues

“What It’s Like” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week and #1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks for nine weeks.


135. Faith Hill – This Kiss

Year: 1998

Album: Faith

“This Kiss” became a crossover single, reaching #1 on the U.S. and Canadian country charts, in addition to reaching Top 10 on the US pop and Adult Contemporary charts.


134. The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems

Year: 1997

Album: Life After Death

“Mo Money Mo Problems” was the sixth song to hit #1 posthumously for a credited artist.


133. Smash Mouth – Walkin’ On The Sun

Year: 1997

Album:  Fush Yu Mang

“Walkin’ On The Sun” was Smash Mouth’s first major single, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay singles chart.



132. The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You

Year: 1995

Album: LP

“I’ll Be There For You” is best known as the theme song to the American sitcom Friends, which premiered during 1994 and ended in 2004.



131. Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply

Year: 1997

Album:  Savage Garden



130. Take That – Back For Good

Year: 1995

Album: Nobody Else

“Back For Good” went on to reach number one in over 31 countries.



129. Madonna – Vogue 

Year: 1990

Album:  I’m Breathless

“Vogue” was nominated for 9 MTV Video Music awards.


128. Beck – Loser

Year: 1993

Album: Mellow Gold

Beck’s “Loser” hit #1 on U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock charts after significant radio airplay spawned a release of the single.


127. Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Year: 1995

Album: Home

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” hit #1 n the UK and was top 5 on numerous US charts.


126. Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces

Year: 1998

Album: Wide Open Spaces

This crossover hit was #1 on the Country charts and did well on the mainstream pop charts as well.


125. Keith Sweat – Twisted

Year: 1996

Album: Keith Sweat

“Twisted” spent three weeks at number-one on the U.S. R&B chart, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Keith Sweat’s biggest pop hit.


124. Foo Fighters – Everlong

Year: 1997

Album: The Colour and the Shape

“Everlong” was ranked #28 in VH1S “100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs”.


123. Eric Clapton – Change The World

Year: 1996

Album: Phenomenon Soundtrack

“Change the World” won Grammy Awards for Record of the YearSong of the Year (for the songwriters), as well as Best Male Pop Vocal performance.


122. Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever

Year: 1996

Album: Now in a Minute



121. The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

Year: 1996

Album: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

“1979” was nominated for the Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards, and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.



7 responses

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  4. I still listen to most of these songs.

    March 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

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