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Top Songs of 1990s (Counting down #300 to #1)
 
I posted this a year or so ago on Amazon Listmania as a set of 15 lists of 20 songs each.  I chose Amazon at the time because I liked the way I could link to pictures of the Albums and other Amazon users' reviews of those albums.  I enjoyed the comments on FB on my top 500 of the 80s list, so I decided to post my 90s list here as well.

 

Like the 80s list, this is my own highly subjective list, but it follows the same basic rules (no more than one song per album, and no artist represented more than once in the top 40).  I had another informal rule for the 90s list, which is that I allowed myself to include a couple of songs by my own band, but not any of the ones I wrote.

 

300         Crowded House - Chocolate Cake

299         Dj's Wally & Swingsett - Tell Me Something

298         Blood Oranges - Shady Grove

297         Guv'ner - Love The Lamp

296         Hominy - Sunny Days and Raisinets

295         RAD - Homegirls Cha Cha Network

294         Nine Iron - Girl From 911

293         Pavement - Rattled By The Rush

292         WCKR SPGT - Francis Mitterand

291         Lecture On Nothing - Truckload Of Bibles

290         Kiwi Lip Bomb - What To Wear

289         Public Works - Do you think it's an accident

288         Scrawl - Charles

287         Luna - Smile

286         Carney Hild Kramer - The Ballad Of Florida

285         Pudding & Fruit - Dick Clark's Hair

284         Ed's Redeeming Qualities - Calypso on the Beach

283         No Doubt - Just a Girl

282         Man Or Astro-man? - Destination Venus

281         Solex - Solex All Licketysplit

280         Robert Black - Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for String Bass

279         Extra Glenns - Going to Lubbock

278         Gary Lucas - Lydia, The Tattoed Lady

277         Guv'ner - Baby's Way Cruel

276         Timber - Bad Education

275         Pavement - Stereo

274         Guy Klucevsek - Samba D Hiccup

273         Karl Hendricks Trio - Some Girls Like Cigarettes

272         New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble - Comes Love

271         Liz Phair - 6'1"

270         Elvis Costello - So Like Candy

269         Love Camp 7 - And Sour Old Men

268         Money Mark - Hand In Your Head

267         Squirrels - Vincent Van Gogh

266         To Rococo Rot - Cars

265         Luna - California (All The Way)

264         Mouse On Mars - Albion Rose

263         Bogues - Mahalia Jackson

262         The Philistines Jr. - The Impossible Dream Of The Submarine

261         The Faint - Worked Up So Sexual

260         Radar Bros - Shoveling Sons

259         Morphine - Honey White

258         The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize

257         David Thomas & Two Pale Boys - Planet Of Fools

256         Dieselhed - Tying Flies

255         Blast Off Country Style - Teenage Unicorn

254         Ed's Redeeming Qualities - Lawn Dart

253         Spaceways - Stravinsky & Butch

252         Cornelius - Thank You For The Music

251         Grifters - X-Ray Hip

250         Pere Ubu - Worlds In Collision

249         Orange Peels - I Don't Mind The Rain

248         Coax - Orchestra

247         Soul Coughing - Rolling

246         Port Vale - North By North

245         Suddenly Tammy - Plant Me

244         The Daktaris - Voodoo Soul Stew

243         Uncle Wiggly - Mandible Jackson

242         Planet Log - Your Bra and Star Trek

241         Cruel, Cruel Moon - I Don't Believe In Anything At All.

240         Damon & Naomi - Kinetoscope

239         Freakwater - Little Black Train

238         Only a Mother - Crosslegged And Amazed

237         Giant Step Nyc - Impresions (South Central Mix) - Giant Step NYC

236         Lyle Lovett - Church

235         Everybody's Creepy Neighbor - My Girl Says Yeah Yeah

234         Make-Up - Evidence Is Everywhere

233         My Dad Is Dead - Don't Burn Down The Bridge

232         Dr. Dre - Nuthin' but a "G" Thang

231         Uncle Wiggly - Eleanor's Pizza Party

230         Sea And Cake - The Biz

229         Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke

228         Uncle Tupelo - No Depression

227         Tracy Bonham - Kisses

226         Defunkt - Salsa Negra

225         Beatnik Termites - Denise, Denise

224         Flop - Anne

223         Helium - Sunday

222         Pere Ubu - Folly Of Youth

221         Spacetime Continuum - The Ring

220         J Church - My Favorite Place

219         Dynamic Soundmakers - On The Run (Chase Theme)

218         Fifth Column - I Love You, But

217         David Byrne - Miss America

216         Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha

215         S. E. Rogie - Nor Weigh Me Lek Dat (Woman To Woman)

214         Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

213         Momus - MC Escher

212         Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Hiway

211         Only a Mother - Bucket Of Brains

210         Lunchbox - Up To You

209         Kleenex Girl Wonder - Long Live the Pelican Express Song 2

208         3D Picnic - Sunshine And Cockroaches

207         Radiohead - Creep

206         Cake - Jesus Wrote a Blank Check

205         Amy Rigby - Calling Professor Longhair

204         Curlew - Let's Sit Right Down / The Passing

203         Blue Hearts - Linda Linda

202         Eskimo - No Place

201         Missile Toe - Gloria

200         Sloan - Penpals

199         Eggs - The Government Administrator

198         Prolapse - Deanshanger

197         Richard Bryant - The Waltz Of The Blue Devils

196         Map Of Wyoming - Broken Sky

195         Combustible Edison - Cadillac

194         Death Cab For Cutie - Bend To Squares

193         Cake - Italian Leather Sofa

192         DJ Shadow - High Noon

191         Sleepyhead - Song For The Pied Piper

190         Curlew - As You Said

189         Pinetop Seven - Empty Hands And The Long Walk Home

188         Cannannes - Last 3 Weeks

187         Wimp Factor 14 - Role Model Glue

186         Gary Lucas - Glo-Worm

185         Danny Weizman - The Wet Dog Shakes

184         Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite

183         Los Amigos Invisibles - Otra Vez

182         Barbara Manning & Go-Luckys - Life/Luck

181         Linton Kwesi Johnson - Sense Outa Nansense

180         Slack Face - Time

179         Barenaked Ladies - One Week

178         Tindersticks - Travelling Light

177         Old 97's - Jagged

176         Skavoovie and the Epitones - Japanese Robot

175         Vulgar Boatmen - You Don't Love Me Yet

174         Silversun - Lava

173         Tone Dogs - Brave It

172         The C-60s - Virtues Of Concrete

171         Sisterhood Of Convoluted Thinkers - Pablo, Deepsea Aquanatics Mausoleum

170         Mommyheads - Annabelle Ann

169         Rasmus - Mass Hysteria

168         Naked City - Party Girl

167         Happy Family - Big Ass On Fire

166         Peter Blegvad - Just Woke Up

165         Olivia Tremor Control - The Opera House

164         Man or Astroman - The Powerful Fully Transistorized Dick Tracy Wrist Watch

163         Girl Trouble - Sister Mary Motorcycle

162         The Revelers - Detroit Bridge

161         Bevis Frond - Can't Stop Lyin'

160         Luna - Sideshow By The Seashore

159         Marah - Rain Delay

158         S.F. Seals - S.F. Sorrow

157         Sea And Cake - The Argument

156         Pavement - You Are A Light

155         Damien Jurado - Trampoline

154         Yo La Tengo - Be Thankful For What You Got

153         Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Timber

152         Sparklehorse - Hundreds of Sparrows

151         Archer Prewitt - You Walk By

150         Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

149         Meg Hentges - This Kind Of Love Is

148         Vehicle Flips - Impressed Beyond Belief

147         Schramms - What I Knew Today

146         Marine Research - At The Lost And Found

145         Planet Log - Ooh, I Like Your Shoes

144         Mark (Capozzi Park) - Ash

143         Calexico - Wash

142         Flop - A Fixed Point

141         Apples In Stereo - Seems So

140         Archer Prewitt - White Sky

139         Nothing Painted Blue - Niacin

138         Mephiskapheles - Attack Of The Geniuses

137         A.T.S. - Blanche

136         Stuart Moxham - I Wonder Why

135         Framework - Twilights/Walking The Dogma

134         Zuzu's Petals - Cinderella's Daydream

133         Jean Caffeine - Hard Work and A Lot of Hairspray

132         Material - E-Pluribus-Unum

131         that dog - He's Kissing Christian

130         Unrest - Isabel

129         Radiohead - Karma Police

128         Bill Fox - Down To Babylon

127         Very Pleasant Neighbor - Boyfriend in France

126         Sonic Youth - Kool Thing

125         Those Bastard Souls - The Last Thing I Ever Wanted Was To Show Up and Blow Your Mind

124         Vehicle Flips - Diplomacy, Home and Abroad

123         Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso - Wait Until Tomorrow

122         Fugazi - Waiting Room

121         Ne Zhdali - Bossa 2000 Turbo

120         Fatboy Slim - Praise You

119         Add N To (X) - Skills

118         Apples In Stereo - Lucky Charm

117         The Minders - Hooray For Tuesday

116         Kamikaze Ground Grew - Diamonds Are Just Glass

115         Sex Clark Five - States Rights

114         Charlie Chesterman And The Legendary Motorbikes - Bread & Butter

113         Richard Davies - Main Street Electrical Parade

112         Pansy Division - Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other

111         The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds

110         Push Kings - Lonely Times

109         Sahara Hotnights - Oh Darling!

108         Uncle Wiggly - Morphine & Ice Cream

107         Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

106         Sebadoh - The Freed Pig

105         Sean Lennon - Photosynthesis

104         Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI

103         Blur - Song 2

102         Incredible Force Of Junior - Sweet And Sour

101         S.F. Seals - Back Again

100         Robert Wyatt - Shrinkrap

99           Jurassic 5 - Lesson 6: The Lecture

98           Green Day - Basket Case

97           Matt Keating - Killjoy

96           Purple Penguin - Intro. Opening Question

95           Gary Lucas - Jericho

94           Andy Breckman - Don't Get Killed

93           Spot 1019 - Nothing But Good Things

92           Barbara Manning - Straw Man

91           Luscious Jackson - Don't Look Back

90           Farmers - Mars

89           Vehicle Flips - Expendable You

88           Sloan - The N.S.

87           Arrested Development - The Revolution Broadcst Live On 'da Airwaves

86           Bongwater - Folk Song

85           Chumbawamba - Cartrouble

84           The Hang Ups - Pretty BA

83           Bats - Dancing As The Boat Goes Down

82           Dauerfisch - Ride My Bike

81           Fridge - Ark

80           Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong

79           Peace Orchestra - The Man Part 1

78           Chumbawamba - Look! No Strings!

77           Five Style - Mythical Numbers

76           Wimp Factor 14 - Botch

75           Revelers - Six Days (To Sunday)

74           Ben Folds - Underground

73           Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Very Rare

72           Tullycraft - Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid To Know About

71           Mountain Goats - Golden Boy Peanuts

70           Paleface - Burn And Rob

69           Two Lone Swordsmen - The Big Clapper

68           Those Bastard Souls - The Top Ten Zen Offenders

67           Vehicle Flips - Graduation Party

66           Barbara Manning - My 1st Gun

65           Soul Coughing - Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago

64           The Lonesome Organist - King Of The Rail Model 1895 Trainset

63           Spaceheads - Black Mirror

62           Push Kings - Pop Phenomenon

61           Superchunk - Slack Motherfucker

60           Brian Woodbury's Popular Music Group - I Burn The Flag

59           Yo La Tengo - Moby Octopad

58           Five Style - Deep Marsh

57           Austin Lounge Lizards - Brain Damage

56           Wilco - Someday Soon

55           Robert Wyatt - Blues In Bob Minor

54           Adam Elk - Hay

53           Meredith Miller - Dreams About You And Elvis

52           The Minders - Almost Arms

51           DJ Matsuoka - Samba Nexusia

50           Tortoise - TNT

49           Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (Xo)

48           Nothing Painted Blue - Emophilia

47           Barbara Manning - Patience Is Gone

46           Beta Band - Inner Meet Me

45           Pavement - Cut Your Hair

44           Vehicle Flips - Potomac

43           Yo La Tengo - Speeding Motorcycle

42           Sloan - Underwhelmed

41           Luna - Superfeaky Memories

40           Beulah - If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart

39           Belle & Sebastian - The Stars Of Track And Field

38           DJ Spooky - Synchronic Disjecta

37           Man Or Astro-man? - Taxidermist Surf

36           Ex + Tom Cora - State Of Shock

35           Gem - Like This

34           The Push Kings - Memphis

33           Cat Power - Say

32           Olivia Tremor Control - A Peculiar Noise Called "Train Director"

31           Slapp Happy - Powerful Stuff

30           Sentridoh - Losercore

29           Neutral Milk Hotel - King Of Carrot Flowers Part 1

28           Son Volt - Ten Second News

27           Ed's Redeeming Qualities - King Of Calypso

26           Amy Rigby - 20 Questions

25           Red Snapper - The Sleepless

24           Kalahari Surfers - Plan for Peace

23           Barbara Manning - Blood Of Feeling

22           Calexico - Stray

21           Old 97's - Victoria

20           Built To Spill - You Were Right

19           Robbie Fulks - Roots Rock Weirdoes

18           (EC) Nudes - O Pastor

17           Guardian Angel - Telegenic

16           Spaceways - Better

15           Wilco - A Shot In The Arm

14           Pavement - Trigger Cut / Wounded-Kite At :17

13           Yo La Tengo - Demons

12           The Beta Band - Round The Bend

11           Bevis Frond - He'd Be a Diamond

10           Nothing Painted Blue - Swivelchair

9              Guv'ner - Break A Promise

8              Sebadoh - Ocean

7              Heavenly - C Is The Heavenly Option

6              Luna - Ihop

5              Mommyheads - Jaded

4              Sloan - Suppose They Close The Door

3              Vehicle Flips - Our Returning Champion

2              Peter Blegvad - King Strut

1              Komeda - It's Alright, Baby

 

As with the 80s list, this is also posted on Faebook.

 

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