Top Ten 90s Songs, Part Deaux
Posted by Mac10 on July 1, 2009
If you missed yesterday’s post breaking down 5 of the top 10 songs of the 1990s, then scroll down and read it you lazy fucker. Here are the final 5 (remember these are in no particular order) as well as the 25 honorable mention songs.
6. Matchbox 20- 3 AM
JCVD: Hard to argue with Matchbox 20 in the top 10 as they recorded a number of fairly big hits through the late 90’s. On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed their performance at KISS Concert 98, where they finished off the night with a great set that lasted until the wee hours of the night (about 1130, but that was way past my bedtime). Any way you slice it, Matchbox 20 deserves to be here, for either “Real World” or a number of other tunes. While I don’t really appreciate the fact that Rob Thomas is trying to reassert himself on the music scene, I will do what I can to remember him as he was earlier in his career, not as he has been recently (sort of like a lot of people are doing with Michael Jackson…).
Mac 10: Again, another band that needs to be on the list. I would argue that they are the 3rd most important band of the 90s (behind Hootie and TEB), but I would rather have “3 AM” (their first and best hit) than “Real World.” JCVD would also claim that “Push” came out before “3 AM.” Although wikipedia backs him up, I refuse to believe that.
7. Goo Goo Dolls- Iris
Mac 10: I really only look for two things from a band:
1) An incredibly stupid name. Check
2) They sing a theme song to a Sir Nicolas Cage movie. Check
JCVD: Love the addition and slightly embarassed that I left them off. While I love them for slightly different reasons (obviously the silly name reason, certainly not Sir Nic), I completely agree that they deserve to make the list.
8. Barenaked Ladies- One Week\
I understand there are thousands of bands and songs to choose from, but the fact that BnL did not even warrant a Honorable Mention is inexcusable. Not only is this song incredibly catchy and nonsensical (like a ll great 90s songs), but it also had the added bonus of a lead singer who sang much faster than you could possibly dream. Did that stop you from trying to sing along? Of course not.
JCVD: For some reason I thought some of their big stuff came early 2000’s, but I was compeltely wrong. While “One Week” is certainly not my favorite BNL song (see “If I Had a Million Dollars”, “It’s All Been Done”, etc.), it was pretty big culturally and received tons of airplay. They should be on the list.
9. Blues Travelers- Run Around
Mac 10: You have to have either Blues Travelers or Sister Hazel (since they sound exactly alike) on this list. Of their combined 3 hits, this one is my favorite.
JCVD: Definitely agree that either they or Sister Hazel should be on here, and since Sister Hazel had a bunch of their hits released in the 2000’s, that leaves one logical choice. Good pick, should have had them on my original.
10. Wallflowers- One Headlight
Mac 10: I leave this final spot up to you.
JCVD: ForThe Walflowers, “One Headlight”, was obviouly a big hit for them, and they also had 3 other hit singles off of 1996’s “Bringing Down the Horse” (6th Avenue Heartache, The Difference, Three Marlenas”). They also had the hit single “Heroes” only two years later. I think this is a very solid repertoire as I enjoy all 5 of those songs. They seem to fit in mold of at least 1 huge song, but also a couple other really good, fairly well known singles
Alanis Morissette- You Oughta Know
Deep Blue Something- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Del Amitri- Roll With Me
Duncan Sheik- Barely Breathing
Eagle Eye Cherry- Save Tonight
Edwin McCain- I’ll Be
Fastball- Out of My Head
Gin Blossoms- Hey Jealousy
Jewel- Foolish Games
Marcy Playground- Sex and Candy
Mighty Mighty Bosstones- The Impression That I Get
Natalie Imbruglia- Torn
New Radicals- You Get What You Give
Oasis- Champagne Supernova
Offspring- Pretty Fly for a White Guy
Paula Cole-I Don’t Want to Wait
Savage Garden- Truly, Madly, Deeply
Semisonic- Closing Time
Shawn Colvin- Sonny Came Home
Sister Hazel- It’s All for You
Smash Mouth- All Star
Sugar Ray- Every Morning
Tonic- If You Could Only See
The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony
Verve Pipe- The Freshman