Top 100 Rock Songs of the 1990’s

Here now are the top 100 rock songs of the entire 1990s decade. This was the golden era of alternative! This list comes from Tunecaster at big rock top 100. Tunecaster has video links for most or all of ’em. I put up a few selected videos for my favorites, or at least songs i felt like hearing today.

1. Daughter Pearl Jam
2. Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Come As You Are Nirvana
5. Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
6. Hotel Illness The Black Crowes
7. Sex And Candy Marcy Playground
8. What It’s Like Everlast
9. Jealous Again The Black Crowes
10. Moneytalks AC/DC
11. When I Come Around Green Day
12. Losing My Religion R.E.M.
13. My Own Prison Creed

My Own Prison was the biggest rock song of the 1990’s that did not become a number one song on the rock chart. My Own Prison got stuck for two weeks at number 2 under Mouth by Bush, which didn’t even make the top 100 songs of the decade. The song just hung around on the chart for so long that it overtook most of the number one songs for the decade. In fact, this is the only non-number one song that made the top 100 decade list! There’s a complete list of rock number one songs for 1997 here, including fast riser Mouth by Bush.

14. Hard To Handle The Black Crowes
15. Mysterious Ways U2
16. My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Livin’ On The Edge Aerosmith


The Black Crowes had three number one songs in 1990, and a fourth one the next year from the album Shake Your Money Maker.

18. She Talks To Angels The Black Crowes
19. Iris Goo Goo Dolls
20. Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots
21. Better Man Pearl Jam
22. Bad Love Eric Clapton
23. What’s My Age Again Blink 182
24. Far Behind Candlebox
25. Silent Lucidity Queensryche
26. Shine Collective Soul
27. All Apologies Nirvana
28. Lift Me Up Yes
29. 3 am Matchbox 20
30. Standing Outside A
Broken Phone Booth With
Money In My Hand
Primitive Radio Gods
31. Black Pearl Jam



32. Tomorrow Silverchair
33. Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
34. Bullet With Butterfly Wings The Smashing Pumpkins
35. Jeremy Pearl Jam
36. Heavy Collective Soul
37. One U2
38. Plush Stone Temple Pilots
39. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You Sting
40. Low Cracker
41. What It Takes Aerosmith


My Own Worst Enemy by Lit spent the most weeks as number one song in the rocking 90’s. It spent six straight weeks at number one, all alone. A few songs were number one for five weeks though. It wound up at #42 for the decade!


42. My Own Worst Enemy Lit
43. One Creed
44. 1979 The Smashing Pumpkins
45. Every Morning Sugar Ray
46. December Collective Soul
47. Touch, Peel And Stand Days Of The New
48. If You Needed Somebody Bad Company
49. Inside Out Eve 6
50. Lightning Crashes Live
51. Mr. Jones Counting Crows
52. Doubleback ZZ Top
53. Pepper Butthole Surfers
54. Remedy The Black Crowes
55. Everything Zen Bush
56. Black Hole Sun Soundgarden
57. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Green Day
58. You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
59. Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart Stone Temple Pilots
60. Nookie Limp Bizkit
61. Fly Away Lenny Kravitz
62. One Headlight The Wallflowers
63. In The Meantime Spacehog
64. If You Could Only See Tonic
65. Push Matchbox 20
66. Suicide Blonde INXS
67. Nothing Else Matters Metallica
68. My Head’s In Mississippi ZZ Top
69. Runaway Train Soul Asylum
70. Down 311
71. The World I Know Collective Soul
72. Name Goo Goo Dolls
73. Coming Of Age Damn Yankees
74. Given To Fly Pearl Jam
75. Heart-Shaped Box Nirvana
76. Cumbersome Seven Mary Three
77. Soul To Squeeze Red Hot Chili Peppers
78. Shelf In The Room Days Of The New
79. No Rain Blind Melon
80. Shimmer Fuel
81. Friday I’m In Love The Cure
82. All The Small Things Blink 182
83. Selling The Drama Live
84. Why Don’t You Get A Job? The Offspring
85. Vasoline Stone Temple Pilots
86. Closing Time Semisonic
87. Thorn In My Pride The Black Crowes
88. Walkin’ On The Sun Smash Mouth
89. Ironic Alanis Morissette
90. Cryin’ Aerosmith
91. Blow Up The Outside World Soundgarden
92. No Excuses Alice In Chains
93. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring
94. Santa Monica (Watch The World Die) Everclear
95. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me U2
96. Everlong Foo Fighters
97. Steam Peter Gabriel
98. Peace Pipe Cry Of Love
99. The Unforgiven II Metallica
100. The Deeper The Love Whitesnake
101. Swallowed Bush
102. Even Flow Pearl Jam
103. Digging In The Dirt Peter Gabriel
104. Creep Stone Temple Pilots
105. Dammit (Growing Up) Blink 182
106. What I Got Sublime
107. Basket Case Green Day
108. All This Time Sting
109. The Hurting Kind
(I’ve Got My Eyes On You)
Robert Plant
110. Civil War Guns N’ Roses
111. Tubthumping Chumbawamba
112. Lady Picture Show Stone Temple Pilots
113. Novocaine For The Soul Eels
114. Never There Cake
115. Turn The Page Metallica
116. Right Now Van Halen
117. Wonderwall Oasis
118. Wrong Way Sublime
119. Burden In My Hand Soundgarden
120. Machinehead Bush
121. Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
122. Mama, I’m Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
123. Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve
124. Take A Picture Filter
125. Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger
126. Glycerine Bush
127. Backwater Meat Puppets
128. Out In The Cold Tom Petty And
The Heartbreakers
129. Drive R.E.M.
130. Bittersweet Fuel
131. Even Better Than The Real Thing U2
132. Got You (Where I Want You) The Flys
133. Runaround Van Halen
134. Re-arranged Limp Bizkit
135. Big Me Foo Fighters
136. Why I’m Here Oleander
137. What’s This Life For Creed
138. Stupid Girl Garbage
139. Higher Creed
140. Got No Shame Brother Cane
141. Zombie The Cranberries
142. Good Better Than Ezra
143. Until It Sleeps Metallica
144. Enter Sandman Metallica
145. Come Out And Play The Offspring
146. Blue Sky Mine Midnight Oil
147. Lit Up Buckcherry
148. End Of The Line The Allman Brothers Band
149. Brickyard Road Johnny Van Zant
150. Holy Water Bad Company
151. Signs LIVE Tesla
152. Down In A Hole Alice In Chains
153. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong Spin Doctors
154. Hero Of The Day Metallica
155. Wind Of Change Scorpions
156. Get A Leg Up John Mellencamp
157. Possum Kingdom Toadies
158. The Other Side Aerosmith
159. Freak On A Leash KoRn
160. Big Bang Baby Stone Temple Pilots
161. Top Of The World Van Halen
162. Counting Blue Cars Dishwalla
163. Turn My Head Live
164. Big Gun AC/DC
165. Ghost Of A Chance Rush
166. Mary Jane’s Last Dance Tom Petty And
The Heartbreakers
167. How’s It Going To Be Third Eye Blind
168. Sting Me The Black Crowes
169. The Kids Aren’t Alright The Offspring
170. The Way Fastball
171. Father Of Mine Everclear
172. The Freshmen The Verve Pipe
173. I’ll Stick Around Foo Fighters
174. You Could Be Mine Guns N’ Roses
175. The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
176. How About That Bad Company
177. Big Empty Stone Temple Pilots
178. Ignoreland R.E.M.
179. Brain Stew/Jaded Green Day
180. Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters
181. Deuces Are Wild Aerosmith
182. Celebrity Skin Hole
183. 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps
184. Heaven Beside You Alice In Chains
185. The Fly U2
186. Two Princes Spin Doctors
187. I Alone Live
188. All Mixed Up 311
189. My Hero Foo Fighters
190. Fell On Black Days Soundgarden
191. About A Girl Nirvana
192. Learn To Fly Foo Fighters
193. Fall Down Toad The Wet Sprocket
194. Hand In My Pocket Alanis Morissette
195. Amazing Aerosmith
196. Little Things Bush
197. Spoonman Soundgarden
198. Heavy Fuel Dire Straits
199. Cradle Of Love Billy Idol
200. Little Black Backpack Stroke 9

Great list from Tunecaster

There were exactly 263 number one songs in rock music in the 1990’s. All these songs are at the number one calendar of rock songs on the right side of the number one songs tunecaster page. The left side is for pop number one songs.


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