Well we’ve got two more picks left. Let’s first review numbers 10-3.
10. Barenaked Ladies
9. Fatboy Slim
8. Michael Jackson
7. No Doubt
5. Dave Matthews Band
3. The Notorious B.I.G.
2. Goo Goo Dolls
Great songs from 90’s: Black Balloon, Iris, Slide
Some people may think that all of the Goo Goo Dolls are the same. They are usually a similar kind of singing style, but they are also all tremendous songs. Iris is definitely one of the best songs of all-time let alone the 90’s. I have a feeling that the Goo Goo Dolls will produce some more stellar hits before all is said and done.
1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
Great songs from 90’s: Under the Bridge, Scar Tissue, Otherside, Californication
The Red Hot Chili Peppers may have had their most success in the early 2000’s, producing maybe my favorite song by them in 2006 “Dani California”, but probably their most played song is still “Under the Bridge”. “Californication” is another one of my favorites. I’ve already listed some of their great 90’s hits, but during the 2000’s they’ve sang: By the Way, Can’t Stop, Snow (Hey Oh), and Stadium Arcadium. They also recently released a new album for the first time in around four years. It looks like the Red Hot Chili Peppers are here to stay!
So, what do you think of the top 10? Did I make the right choice with the final two? Are you still fuming that Tupac was ranked worse than Biggie? Let me know what you think!
Let’s continue the countdown with the two best rappers of the 1990’s, Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
Great songs from 90’s: Keep Ya Head Up, Dear Mama, Changes
Tupac had so many big hits, and was the second best rapper during a time when rap music was probably in its prime. The day that Shakur was shot, and subsequently died six days later was a very sad day. I was only five years old, so I honestly don’t remember it happening, but little did people know, less than a year later, another amazing musician would be taken from this world way too soon.
3. The Notorious B.I.G.
Great songs from 90’s: Big Poppa, Juicy, Mo Money Mo Problems, Hypnotize
“Biggie Smalls” won two Billboard Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and a Soul Train Music Award. On top of that, he also was nominated for four Grammy Awards. Aside from these accomplishments and accolades, the impact that he had on the rap music world was tremendous. He worked with Lil’ Kim and Junior M.A.F.I.A., and was the one who got Sean Combs’ (P. Diddy, Puff Daddy) career started. His murder is still unsolved, nearly 15 years later, but The Notorious B.I.G. is without a doubt the greatest rapper of the 1990’s.
Stay tuned for the revealing of the top two singers/bands of the 1990’s soon!
Another 90skidsstuff post, and another top ten list! On this edition, we will rank the best singers/bands of the 1990’s. Will your favorite make the cut? Let’s find out!
10. Barenaked Ladies
Great songs from 90’s: If I had $1000000, It’s All Been Done, One Week
This band always had some very catchy tunes. “If I had $1000000” is a very simple songs, and seems to have a very simple message. It is about what someone would do if they had that much money. Things they would buy include: a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that’s cruel), an exotic pet (like a llama or an emu), and of course… your love. I’m not sure if those would be my purchases, but hey, whatever floats your boat. With “One Week”, that song has one of the best song lyrics of all time when they say “Chickity China the Chinese Chicken, Have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'”. All in all, Barenaked Ladies = good band.
9. Fatboy Slim
Great songs from 90’s: The Rockafeller Skank (Funk Soul Brother), Right Here, Right Now
First of all, with The Rockafeller Skank, I am pretty sure that there are only ten different words to the song. For Right Here, Right Now, the total is at 12 different words. It is pretty amazing that the ultimate repetitive songs can be so good. Fatboy Slim was mostly popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, but I would say they are still considered a 90’s band.
8. Michael Jackson
Great songs from the 90’s: Remember the Time, Black or White, Earth Song
Jackson was definitely in the prime of his career during the 1980’s, but how could I not include “The King of Pop”, “MJ” on this list. Unfortunately, the 90’s was when Jackson was first accused of sexual abuse of a child. His face and looks also began to radically and rapidly change. However, looking at music and talent alone, there is no question that Michael Jackson belongs on this list.
7. No Doubt
Great songs from the 90’s: Don’t Speak, Hey Baby, Just a Girl
No doubt that No Doubt should be on this list. Ha ha, sorry I just had to say that. Gwen Stefani and her band are very unique musicians, with a very interesting type of voice. Stefani has now gone on to a pretty successful solo career, so good for her. I believe that it was my sister who started listening to No Doubt in the 90’s, and I kind of picked up on it, and enjoyed listening to them.
Great songs from the 90’s: One, Mysterious Ways
U2 has had so many huge hits. A few in the 80’s, a few in the 2000’s, but one of, if not my favorite song by them, “One” is from 1992. The song has a good message, and Bono is at his absolute best while belting out this tune.
5. Dave Matthews Band
Great songs from the 90’s: Ants Marching, Crash Into Me
Ants Marching is one of the most popular songs by anyone from the entire decade, and with good reason. It took me a long time to actually figure out what the title of the song, but once I knew about “Ants Marching” I could not stop listening to it. The song may be a bit over played, but it sure beats many other songs being played a million times.
For the final four, I am going to divide them into two posts. I will let you know now, that the next two picks include The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac. These were the two greatest rappers of the 90’s, and although many listeners chose one over the other, I am a fan of both. Who should be ranked fourth, and who should be ranked third?
It is now time for the very first 90’s kids stuff music blog post! I have covered sports, movies, and television from the 1990’s, so now I will give a shout out to all the music fans out there. Future music posts will include great bands, terrific music videos, and outstanding one hit wonders. However, for this post, I am counting down my ten favorite songs from the 90’s. I am a fan of numerous genres of music such as rap/hip hop, pop, rock, and even some techno. For this list, I searched through the 659 songs on my iPod, picked out 20 or so great songs from the 90’s, and then narrowed those down to the top ten. Did your favorite make the list? Let’s find out…
10. Macarena by Los del Rio
This is one of those songs that is arguably more popular for its dance. During the 1990’s, it was probably for common to “do the macarena” rather than “listen to the macarena”. One of my sister’s names is Magdalena, so I used to make fun of her, sometimes replacing her for Macarena. Another very unique thing about this choice is that a good amount of the lyrics are in Spanish. Lastly, who doesn’t find the two men in the music video hilariously entertaining?
9. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
This is such a repetitive song, yet it is so amazingly catchy! Chumbawamba is one of a handful of groups here that are probably one hit wonders. Well, if this is there only one hit, it was a pretty good one.
8. All Star by Smash Mouth
I remember in elementary school gym class we used to listen to this song when we were doing our activities. It was awesome! When the song came out, I loved it. Then, for some reason I went through a phase where I thought the song was annoying, so I didn’t like it. Now, more than ten years after the song’s release, I love it again. Good news is that this song will never go away. It is always a perfect song for MLB and NBA All-Star game commercials and such. Oh, my God! Is that Dane Cook, Ben Stiller, Kel Mitchell, and William H. Macy all in the same music video?!?! Yes, yes it is.
7. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
“SMOMW” is a very different song from what I normally listen to, but who cannot love this song? I’m willing to bet that the first ten or more times that you heard this song, you were unable to tell what they were saying when singing “send me on my way”. It is hard to distinguish those lyrics, but what’s not hard to distinguish is how great this song is. It just has to put you in a good mood, and put a smile on your face. By the way, I kind of made up that “SMOMW” acronym, but whatever.
6. Big Poppa by The Notorious B.I.G.
I think one of the first times I heard this song was during the movie, “Hardball”. This is a fantastic movie, and if you haven’t seen it, you definitely should. Don’t be turned off by the fact that Keanu Reeves stars in it. If you look past him, it’s a great movie. Anyways… there were a few Biggie Smalls songs that could have taken this spot, including: Hypnotize, Mo Money Mo Problems, and Juicy, by “Big Poppa” is definitely his best song.
5. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls have had so many huge hits, but this is maybe there biggest one. Special shout outs to “Black Balloon”, “Slide”, and “Give a Little Bit” which narrowly missed the cut, or where from the 2000’s. The Goo Goo Dolls haven’t had any huge, popular hits lately, but I’m hoping and thinking that they are far from done.
4. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
On the whole, I’m not really a huge fan of Green Day. That being said, there are a few songs by them that I like listening to. Good Riddance is by far my favorite of their songs, and also one of the best songs of the 90’s. I’m not really sure where it got its title from, but it’s not the first song on this list where the title is not said or not the main lyric to the song. See “Tubthumping”, and “Iris”. Isn’t this basically the perfect graduation song?
3. Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65
This song was soooooooooooo popular when it came out. Literally everyone in my school was listening and singing this song, and for good reason. Yet another probable one hit wonder, Eiffel 65 really hit it big with this tune. What a weird music video this is!
2. Take a Picture by Filter
I don’t think I had ever heard this song until I saw the movie “The Girl Next Door”. Great movie by the way. The movie came out in 2004, so five years after the songs release. Even though I was a little late in hearing this song, I still love it.
1. You Get What You Give by New Radicals
Interesting beginning to this song. Interesting music video. Phenomenal song. I don’t think I know of any other songs by New Radicals, but that’s okay. “You Get What You Give” should count as like ten songs combined. This is my favorite and in my opinion best song of the 1990’s, and it’s probably in my top five songs of all time!