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Ben’s Top 200 Songs of the 90’s Part 5: 120-101

This is part 5 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:


120. Stroke 9 – Little Black Backpack

Year: 1999

Album: Nasty Little Thoughts



119. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Impression That I Get

Year: 1997

Album: Let’s Face It



118. The Cranberries – Linger

Year: 1993

Album:  Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

“Linger” was listed as #86 on VH1‘s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s


117.  Bone Thugs N Harmony – Tha Crossroads

Year: 1996

Album: E. 1999 Eternal

“Tha Crossroads” hit #1 and finished the year at #7 overall on the Hot 100.


116. Jennifer Paige – Crush

Year: 1998

Album: Jennifer Paige

“Crush” topped the charts in six countries in 1998, and in the US totalled ten weeks at number three, twenty weeks on the top ten and thirty-five total weeks on the chart.


115.  Counting Crows – Mr. Jones

Year: 1993

Album: August and Everything After

According to Duritz, the song title had a hand in the naming by Jonathan Pontell of “Generation Jones,” the group of people born between 1954 and 1965. “I feel honored that my song Mr. Jones was part of the inspiration for the name ‘Generation Jones.'”


114.  Bush – Glycerine

Year: 1995

Album: Sixteen Stone

“Glycerine” reached number one on the modern rock charts and was also Bush’s biggest pop hit.



113.  Sophie B. Hawkins – As I Lay Me Down

Year: 1995

Album: Whaler

“As I Lay Me Down” spent 6 weeks at #1 on the  Adult Contemporary chart.


112.  Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – Regulate

Year: 1994

Album:  Regulate…G Funk Era

“Regulate” reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[1] and #8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It is considered the breakout single for both artists.


111.  Blues Traveler – Run-Around

Year: 1995

Album: Four

“Run-Around ended 1995 as #14 overall.


110.  The Cardigans – Lovefool 

Year: 1996

Album: First Band on the Moon

“Lovefool” was featured in the film William Shakespeare‘s Romeo + Juliet just two months after the release of the single, as well as in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.


109.  Bryan Adams – Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

Year: 1991

Album: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves



108. Green Day – When I Come Around

Year: 1995

Album: Dookie

“When I Come Around” was one of the most successful alternative rock songs of 1995.


107.  Ben Folds Five – Brick

Year: 1997

Album: Whatever and Ever Amen

“Brick” was one of Ben Folds Five’s biggest hits, gaining much mainstream radio play in the USA, the UK, and Australia in 1998.


106. OMC – How Bizarre

Year: 1995

Album: How Bizarre

OMC became a one-hit wonder when “How Bizarre” climbed to #1 in 1995.


105. Collective Soul – December

Year: 1995

Album: Collective Soul

Collective Soul had another #1 Mainstream Rock Hit with “December”, which also reached the top 20 on the Hot 100.


104.  Dionne Farris – I Know

Year: 1995

Album: Wild Seed, Wild Flower

Radio & Records magazine ranked “I Know” as the number-one most played song on mainstream Top 40/CHR radio stations for 1995 and spent 10 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.


103. Dishwalla – Counting Blue Cars

Year: 1996

Album: Pet Your Friends

“Counting Blue Cars” features the famous line “Tell me all your thoughts on God”, helping the song become a #1 modern rock hit.


102. Will Smith – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It

Year: 1998

Album: Big Willie Style

“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” won a Grammy Award in 1999 for the Best Rap Solo Performance. It was ranked the 68th greatest song of the 1990s by VH1.


101.  Meredith Brooks – Bitch

Year: 1997

Album: Blurring the Edges

Brooks has stated in interviews that “Bitch” was nearly omitted from the album, reportedly because the song’s strong language could have kept it from becoming a radio hit.




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