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VH1′s 100 Greatest Songs Of The ’90s!

Color Run- Team Laughter and Disaster
Color Run- Team Laughter and Disaster

My friends and I try to do a “Girls’ Weekend” every couple of months to catch up and hang out because we all live in different states now. Our last weekend we did the Color Run (as Team Laughter and Disaster), so we didn’t overindulge. But what normally goes on for a girl weekend is that we have a little too much fun Friday night and then spend Saturday hanging around the house in our pajamas watching bad TV and movies.

One of our FAVORITE TV shows to watch is VH1′s 100 Greatest (fill in the blank). I was flipping through the channels last night and came across 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s. I wasn’t sure that I agreed with the ranking, and I would love to hear what you guys think.

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100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s

*My first problem with this list is that the first three songs didn’t even make it to no. 1!  How did they make it past no. 6 on this list?!  I think Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” should have been no. 1!*

1-    Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991, #6 US) *I am a rock girl at heart, so I understand this.*

2-    U2 – “One” (1991, #10 US)

3-    Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way” (1999, #6 US)

4-    Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” (1992, #1 US)

5-    Madonna – “Vogue” (1990, #1 US)

6-    Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Baby Got Back” (1992, #1 US) *Best karaoke/car jamming song ever!*

7-    Britney Spears – “Baby One More Time” (1999, #1 US) *Ah, back before the breakdown!*

8-    TLC – “Waterfalls” (1994, #1 US) *I’ve always loved this song from TLC. Sad that Left Eye is no longer with us!*

9-    R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion” (1991, #4 US)

10-  Sinéad O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990, #1 US) *She hates the pope, just FYI!*

11-  Pearl Jam – “Jeremy” (1991, #79 US)

12-  Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know” (1995) *One of the best angry girl songs!*

13-  Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) – “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang” (1992, #2 US)

14-  Mariah Carey – “Vision of Love” (1990, #1 US) *That song is over 20 years old — that’s crazy!*

15-  Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” (1991, #2 US)

16-  MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This” (1990, #8 US) *Hammer pants!*

17-  Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name” (1999, #1 US)

18-  Metallica – “Enter Sandman” (1991, #16 US)

19-  Beastie Boys – “Sabotage” (1994)

20-  Hanson – “MMMBop” (1997, #1 US) *This will now be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You are welcome!*

21-  Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On” (1997, #1 US) *The Titanic Song*

22-  Beck – “Loser” (1994, #10 US)

23-  Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue – “Whatta Man” (1993, #3 US)

24-  House of Pain – “Jump Around” (1992, #3 US) *Get out of your seat and jump around!*

25-  Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” (1994) *Pull out your air guitar!*

26-  Eminem – “My Name Is” (1999, #26 US)

27-  Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” (1993)

28-  Ricky Martin – “Livin’ la Vida Loca” (1999, #1 US)

29-  Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby” (1990, #1 US) *I thought this was the ’80s, but I guess not!*

30-  *NSYNC – “Tearin’ Up My Heart” (1998)

31-  Radiohead – “Creep” (1993)

32-  BLACKstreet – “No Diggity” (1996, #1 US)

33-  Spice Girls – “Wannabe” (1997, #1 US) *Brings me back to college with my friend Casey. We would sing this in the car all the time!*

34-  Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life” (1997, #4 US)

35-  Oasis – “Wonderwall” (1995, #8 US)

36-  C+C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (1991, #1 US)

37-  Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (1998)

38-  Christina Aguilera – “Genie In A Bottle” (1999, #1 US) *Pre-diva*

39-  Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (1998) *Love these guys!*

40-  Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up” (1991, #2 US)

41-  Spin Doctors – “Two Princes” (1993, #7 US) *My brother played this song ALL the time! LOL*

42-  Collective Soul – “Shine” (1994, #11 US)

43-  En Vogue – “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (1992, #2 US)

44-  The Fugees – “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (1996)

45-  Hootie & the Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You” (1995, #6 US)

46-  Shania Twain – “You’re Still the One” (1998, #2 US)

47-  Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations” (1991, #1 US)

48-  Matchbox Twenty – “3 A.M.” (1997)

49-  Jewel – “Who Will Save Your Soul” (1996, #11 US) *I’m surprised this isn’t up higher!*

50-  Alice in Chains – “Man in the Box” (1990) *My guy friends LOVED this song*

51-  2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) – “California Love” (1996, #6 US)

52-  Sugar Ray – “Fly” (1997)

53-  Naughty by Nature – “O.P.P.” (1991, #6 US)

54-  Joan Osborne – “One of Us” (1995, #4 US) *I have a friend who looks just like her. Sorry Stacey! :) *

55-  Fiona Apple – “Criminal” (1996, #21 US) *My favorite karaoke song. No, I’m not a good singer.*

56-  L.L. Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out” (1990, #17 US) *Love it!*

57-  Jay-Z featuring Amil and Ja Rule – “Can I Get A…” (1998)

58-  Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” (1992, #5 US)

59-  Weezer – “Buddy Holly” (1994)

60-  Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison” (1990, #2 US)

61-  Sheryl Crow – “All I Wanna Do” (1993, #2 US)

62-  Live – “I Alone” (1994) *My favorite band from high school!*

63-  The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Puff Daddy – “Mo Money Mo Problems” (1997, #1 US) *Rest in peace Biggie!*

64-  The Presidents of the United States of America – “Peaches” (1995) *Millions of peaches…*

65-  Digital Underground – “The Humpty Dance” (1990, #11 US)

66-  Edwin McCain – “I’ll Be” (1998, #5 US)

67-  Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart” (1990, #4 US) *Great car dancing song!*

68-  Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” (1998, #1 US) *I love the song, but stick to movies, my friend!*

69-  Korn – “Freak on a Leash” (1998)

70-  Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity” (1997)

71-  Arrested Development – “Tennessee” (1992, #6 US)

72-  Barenaked Ladies – “One Week” (1998, #1 US) *Love BNL, but “The Old Apartment” is my favorite from them!*

73-  Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy” (1998, #5 US)

74-  Cher – “Believe” (1999, #1 US)

75-  Kris Kross – “Jump” (1992, #1 US)

76-  Blues Traveler – “Run-around” (1995, #8 US)

77-  Ice Cube – “It Was a Good Day” (1992, #15 US)

78-  Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)

79-  Meredith Brooks – “Bitch” (1997, #2 US)

80-  Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy” (1992, #1 US)

81-  Paula Cole – “I Don’t Want to Wait” (1997, #11 US)

82-  Geto Boys – “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” (1991, #23 US)

83-  The Breeders – “Cannonball” (1993)

84-  Snow – “Informer” (1993, #1 US) *No one knows the actual words to this song.*

85-  Cypress Hill – “Insane In The Brain” (1993, #19 US)

86-  The Cranberries – “Linger” (1993, #8 US)

87-  Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart” (1992, #4 US)

88-  Duncan Sheik – “Barely Breathing” (1997, #16 US)

89-  Liz Phair – “Never Said” (1993)

90-  New Radicals – “You Get What You Give” (1998, #37 US)

91-  Sarah McLachlan – “Building a Mystery” (1997, #13 US)

92-  Public Enemy – “911 Is a Joke” (1990)

93-  Lisa Loeb – “Stay (I Missed You)” (1994, #1 US)

94-  Fastball – “The Way” (1998)

95-  Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It” (1995, #1 US)

96-  Nelson – “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” (1990, #1 US) *Loved their hair. I think I still have the tape at home.*

97-  Prince & The New Power Generation – “Gett Off” (1991, #27 US)

98-  EMF – “Unbelievable” (1991, #1 US)

99-  Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” (1997)

100- Gerardo – “Rico Suave” (1991, #7 US) *I had to ask my Argentinian cousin what this meant because I hadn’t taken Spanish in school.*

What do you think of the list?! Leave your comments below!

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