The 90’s where without a doubt one of the weirdest decades when it comes to music, but being weird doesn’t imply that is bad. Every time you tuned up the radio, you could find an immense variety of beats that went from grunge taking the scenario, pop boy bands and teen stars, punk and the decreasing popularity of heavy metal. There’s so much to say about 90’s music and building a top 4 is even more difficult than building a top 100 but we did our best and we hope you like it. Here they are: the best 4 songs of the 90’s!
Smells like Teen Spirit
If you were expecting this song to be left out, you were wrong. This song represents Nirvana’s peak, a band that showed grunge to a brand new level and along Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains made it the most popular genre of the time. This particular song is considered to be the anthem of the Generation X, a bunch of rebel teens that went against a lot of standards imposed by the society. The rest of the Nevermind album is pretty good too. Sadly, Nirvana’s career ended way too early with Kurt’s passing but they left us an incredible song.
This song made a great impact on how people perceived Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Guns and Roses fused the best of both rock worlds: ballads and incredible solos. The start of the song brings you a calm yet sad feeling through Axl’s voice but within minutes, things start to get serious and the outro solo is one of the Slash’s best works to date and have appeared in many movies and series. The videoclip is worth a watch, and the rest of the album Use Your Illusion I is quite nice as well.
Even when this single is hated nowadays because of the actions of rookie guitar players that are handed acoustic guitars at parties, Wonderwall is one of the best songs as its lyrics are filled with feelings and the cleanness of Oasis performing it is quite a thing to admire. Sadly, the Gallagher brothers couldn’t amend their troubles with each other and the band eventually split but what a song they left us. The album (What’s the Story?) Morning Glory? Is worth being listened to.
This song wasn’t included just to avoid the hate of rap fans; it actually is pretty nice and you will get some nice vibes by listening to it. Tupac Shakur sure made a nice job including those robotic voices with the use of auto-tune. The video is a masterpiece and looks like a Mad Max scene but with a much more calmed feeling. Sadly, 2Pac died in 1996 by gunfire related to some gang issues but this song and the rest of the album All Eyez on Me will live forever.
There you have them: the best songs of the 90’s that revolutionized classic genres. Which is your favorite?
If you’re looking for some romantic moments with that special person or if you’re looking to get great memories to your mind, you better take a look at this list of romantic songs you must listen!
Love Song “- Sara Bareilles
The singer from Eureka, Calif. made her chart debut with this song. Although it did not reach No. 1 on the Hot 100, it was the No. 1 song of the year on the annual recaps of those two lists.
It is the first single of Sara Bareilles, sent in 2007 through Epic Records. It was nominated for the Grammy Awards 2009 in the category Song of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance of Pop.
I Will Always Love You “:No. 1 for 14 weeks
Houston’s signature song was originally to No. 1 hit for the woman who composed the tune, Dolly Parton. Her version topped the Hot Country Songs chart in 1974 and again in 1982.
Whitney’s version was the first published single of the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard.
Bleeding Love “- Leona Lewis Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for four weeks
Ryan Tedder and Jesse McCartney wrote the song, inspired by the latter’s long-distance romance with his girlfriend.
Launched around the world during the last quarter of 2007, and the first of 2008, as the first international single, and as a second single in Ireland and the United Kingdom, from his album Spirit
We Found Love “- Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris No. 1 for 10 weeks
What could be more romantic than finding love in a “hopeless place”? Rihanna scored the biggest hit of her career (the top ‘love’ song of the 21st century)
It is a song performed by the singer, with the collaboration of disc jockey and Calvin Harris. Published as the main single of her studio album, Talk That Talk (2011), in which the singer talks about «finding love where there is no hope»
The song received good criticism, in addition to which its musical composition and the vocal interpretation of Rihanna were praised; nevertheless, some critics considered that the lyrical content of the song was little.
Endless Love “Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for nine weeks (1981)
Producer Jon Peters and Franco Zeffirelli asked Lionel Richie to compose an instrumental along the lines of the theme from “Love Story” for their movie starring Brooke Shields. When Zeffirelli changed his mind and asked Richie if he would add lyrics, the Motown star agreed to write some. Then Zeffirelli made one more request – to add a female singer, someone like Diana Ross.