Best Songs of the '90s

The 1990s saw the release of a number of memorable songs. Presented here is a list of some of the best songs of that decade, in the genres of rock, rap, and hip hop. Have a look...
Melodyful Staff
Music has evolved continuously over the years, and will continue to do so till the day it ceases to exist. The 1990s was a decade which saw the emergence of a number of new musicians, dynamic bands, and fresh voices, as well the renewed resurgence of quite a few well-established legends. Be it rap, metal, pop or rock music, the '90s produced a number of chartbusters and bestselling hits, which have continued to remain ever-so-fresh well into the 21st century. On that note, here are some of the best numbers of the '90s.

Best Rock Songs
The '90s really rocked, and how! Here are some absolutely fantastic rock numbers that gave every rock fan goose bumps.
  • "Jeremy" ― Pearl Jam
  • "One" ― U2
  • "Nothing Else Matters" ― Metallica
  • "Black" ― Pearl Jam
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" ― Nirvana
  • "Scar Tissue" ― Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Disarm" ― Smashing Pumpkins
  • "One Headlight" ― The Wallflowers
  • "Black or White" ― Michael Jackson
  • "November Rain" ― Guns 'n' Roses
  • "Zombie" ― The Cranberries
  • "Karma Police" ― Radiohead
  • "Losing My Religion" ― R.E.M.
  • "Enter Sandman" ― Metallica
  • "Wake Up" ― Rage Against The Machine
  • "Black Hole Sun" ― Soundgarden
  • "Everlong" ― Foo Fighters
  • "Sabotage" ― Beastie Boys
  • "Smooth" ― Santana feat. Rob Thomas
  • "Everything I Do...I Do It For You" ― Bryan Adams
  • "Tears In Heaven" ― Eric Clapton
Best Hip Hop Songs
This is another genre which saw quite a few hit songs being churned out in the 1990s. Presented below are some of the best ones.
  • "I'll Be Missing You" ― Puff Daddy
  • "Mama Said Knock You Out" ― LL Cool J
  • "Say My Name" ― Destiny's Child
  • "Wannabe" ― Spice Girls
  • "You Make Me Wanna" ― Usher Raymond
  • "What's My Name" ― Snoop Dogg
  • "The Way I Am" ― Eminem
  • "Are You That Somebody" ― Aaliyah
  • "Ghetto Cowboy" ― Mo Thugs
  • "Been Around The World" ― Mase
  • "You Can't Touch This" ― MC Hammer
  • "People Everyday" ― Arrested Development
  • "Fantasy" ― Mariah Carey
  • "Here We Come" ― Timbaland
  • "O.P.P." ― Naughty By Nature
  • "Bonita Applebum" ― A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Ain't No Nigga" ― Jay-Z
Best Rap Songs
Rap music really grew in popularity in the '90s. Here are some rap songs which made waves in the 1990s.
  • "911 Is A Joke" ― Public Enemy
  • "It Was A Good Day" ― Ice Cube
  • "U.N.I.T.Y." ― Queen Latifah
  • "Ready Or Not" ― The Fugees
  • "What They Do" ― The Roots
  • "My Name Is" ― Eminem
  • "Deep Cover" ― Dr. Dre
  • "Around The Way Girl" ― LL Cool J
  • "Hypnotize" ― B.I.G.
  • "Gin And Juice" ― Snoop Dogg
  • "Get At Me Dog" ― DMX
  • "Gangsta's Paradise" ― Coolio
  • "California Love" ― Tupac Shakur
  • "100 Miles And Running" ― N.W.A.
  • "Intergalactic" ― Beastie Boys
Well, this was a short list of some of the most successful songs that the '90s saw in the genres of rock, rap, and hip hop. This list was not a ranked list by any means (just a mere compilation). I hope it helped in bringing back some nice memories of the music of the '90s. Feel free to add your favorites in the comment section below.