Best rock songs of the 90s

The 90s was an era that saw the birth of some of the best rock bands and rock songs, some of which will retain their popularity for eternity. Listed below are the best rock songs of the 90s.

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  • November Rain by Guns N’ Roses: It is but obvious that one of the most popular and best rock bands of the 90s will produce the greatest song of not just the 90s, but of all time. The song is nine minutes long, but the tune, rhythm, music, and vocals are so mesmerizing that you will keep plying it in your head for the entire duration of the song and then some more! It even features one of the best guitar solos of all time by Slash.
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana: It is kind of a rock anthem, one that altered the decade, attained cult status, and ruled over an entire generation. It will truly be never forgotten. The song may sound thrashy and hard on the outside, but the incorporated lyrics are so damn full of emotions that they will capture your heart and soul.

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  • Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi: A really popular rock band headed by a hunk called Bon Jovi. This song is one of their best, one that you will keep humming many hours after you hear it. The amazing solo vocals and the equally great backup vocals, the fabulous guitar solo, the awesome lyrics, and the rocky-melodious music will definitely blow your mind away.
  • Wonderwall by Oasis: It is one of the most catchy and hummable rock songs of the 90s. It was not in the UK, the hometown of Oasis, but also in the US and all across the world. The lead guitarist, Noel Gallagher, who penned the lyrics stated that it was about his girlfriend; but later after marriage and divorce with her, he stated that wonderwall was about an imaginary pal.
  • Everlong by Foo Fighters: The song has it all! Awesome singing and great vocals by Dave Grohl, fantastic guitar riffs and beats, and astounding drumming, all working together in perfect harmony to produce one of the greatest rock songs ever.
  • Creep by Radiohead: This song was a dud when it initially released in 92. Radiohead released it again in 1993 and it turned out to a massive hit. In fact, it was such a rage that crowds at concerts wanted to listen on this song and no other. Hence, the band stopped playing this song at concerts for many years.
  • Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz: This song became successful all over the world, but was most popular in the UK and it topped the charts in the country. One of the finest works of Kravitz, he won a Grammy award for Best Male Rock Performance in 1999 for this song.
  • Tubthumping by Chumbawamba: It is the biggest hit of this British band. The song peaked at no.6 in the US. It is loved by many, but also disliked by some others. However, it is widely regarded as one of the better rock punk songs of the 90s.
  • Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden: This song is one of the most legendary hits of the band responsible for creation of the era of grunge rock. Soundgarden was the first grunge band that was signed by a big record company. The song remained at no.1 in the charts for seven weeks.
  • Zombie by the Cranberries: It is a poppy rock song but with really serious lyrics describing the Easter Uprising of 1916. The song was however a global hit and remains one of the biggest hits of this Irish rock band.
  • Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind: It is one of the best rock songs of the 90s that is most pop-sounding. The cheerful tunes and music and the lyrical chorus serve as a distraction from the dark wordings of the song. Hear it and you will definitely start humming along.
  • Sabotage by Beastie Boys: This band is known for a rock sound that is uniquely their own. They were quite popular before ‘Sabotage,’ but the iconic song is kind of a symbolic of their music.
  • Enter Sandman by Metallica: One of the most critically praised songs of Metallica, Enter Sandman delves into the world of kids’ nightmares. It was the 1st single of their 5th It is one of the most requested songs during their live performances.

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  • Let’s Get Rocked by Def Leppard :  The 1992 hit by the British rock band Def Leppard created the right noise and reigned the charts  for most part of the year. The creative video was an icing on the cake.
  • Man in the Box by Alice in Chains: The song was first featured in the debut album of the band called ‘Facelift’ and later released as a single in 1991. Even though the song was not a monster hit and only reached no. 18 on the charts, it is regarded as a signature style of the band. The song even got a Grammy Award nomination.
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