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Popular Songs of the 1990s

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Songs of the 1990s
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Music in the 1990s

 The world of music in the 1990s was an interesting time; the compact disc surpassed the cassette tape as the preferred means for listening to music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opened in Cleveland. Dance band Milli Vanilli's "Best New Artist" Grammy Award was revoked, upon admission of lip-synching on their hit album "Girl You Know It’s True."

"Nirvana" performed at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, paving the way for "Grunge" music (a style that is associated with the 1990s). The "Rave" movement gained popularity and was rampant during the decade with Rave house parties featuring fast-paced electronic music, laser light shows, and artificial fog. 

The "Spice Girls" became one of the biggest pop acts of the decade, while Pop singer "Mariah Carey" burst onto the music scene with such hit singles as "Vision Of Love," "I Don't Wanna Cry," "Emotions," "Hero," "One Sweet Day" (duet with group “Boyz II Men”), and "My All."  Carey performed live at Edwards Air Force Base in her music video "I Still Believe." In the 90s, Celine Dion became the best-selling music artists of all-time, with sales of over 200 million albums. She also had the number one hit movie theme song with "My Heart Will Go On," from the movie Titanic.

Britney Spears was at the height of her career, performing at her "...Baby One More Time Tour" in 1999. The group "U2" was one of the most popular bands and their groundbreaking "Zoo TV" and "PopMart" tours were the top selling tours of 1992 and 1997.

Do you remember your favorite songs of the 1990s? Here are some of the most popular songs from that decade, in alphabetical order.

Number Ones
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Popular Songs of the 1990s

. . . Baby One More Time, Britney Spears
1979, The Smashing Pumpkins
Again, Janet Jackson
Alive, Pearl Jam
All For Love, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, & Sting
All My Life, K-Ci & JoJo
Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey
Are You That Somebody, Aaliyah
Baby Baby, Amy Grant
Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-A-Lot
Bailamos, Enrique Iglesias
Basket Case, Green Day
Because I Love You (The Postman Song), Stevie B
Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
Believe, Cher
Bills Bills Bills, Destiny's Child
Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden
Black Or White, Michael Jackson
Black Velvet, Alannah Miles
Black, Pearl Jam
Blaze Of Glory, Bon Jovi
Buddy Holly, Weezer
Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Smashing Pumpkins
Bump 'N Grind, R. Kelly
California Love, 2 Pac
Candle In The Wind '97, Elton John
Can't Help Falling In Love, UB40
Changes, 2 Pac
Close To You, Maxi Priest
Come As You Are, Nirvana
Creep, Radiohead
Creep, TLC
Don't Look Back In Anger, Oasis
Don't Speak, No Doubt
Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill
Dreamlover, Mariah Carey
End Of The Road, Boyz II Men
Enter Sandman, Metallica
Erotica, Madonna
Escapade, Janet Jackson
Everlong, Foo Fighters
Everything Changes, Kathy Troccoli
Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Bryan Adams
Fantasy, Mariah Carey
Freak On A Leash, Korn
Frozen, Madonna
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Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
Genie In A Bottle, Christina Aguilera
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Will Smith
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), C+C Music Factory
Good Vibrations, Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman, Bryan Adams
Have You Ever, Brandy
Heartbreaker, Mariah Carey
Heart-Shaped Box, Nirvana
Hero, Mariah Carey
Hold On, Wilson Philips
Honey, Mariah Carey
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, Michael Bolton
How Do U Want It, 2 Pac
Hypnotize, The Notorious B.I.G.
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith
I Swear, All-4-One
I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), Meat Loaf
If You Had My Love, Jennifer Lopez
I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
I'll Be Your Everything, Tommy Page
I'll Make Love To You, Boyz II Men
I'm Too Sexy, R*S*F (Right Said Fred)
I'm Your Angel, R. Kelly & Celine Dion
Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
Ironic, Alanis Morissette
It Must Have Been Love, Roxette
It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Celine Dion
I've Been Thinking About You, Londonbeat
Jeremy, Pearl Jam
Joyride, Roxette
Justify My Love, Madonna
Kiss From A Rose, Seal
Lightning Crashes, Live
Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin
Losing My Religion, R.E.M.
Love Takes Time, Mariah Carey
Love Will Lead You Back, Taylor Dayne
Love Will Never Do Without You, Janet Jackson
Macarena, Los Del Rio
Mmmbop, Hanson
Mo Money Mo Problems, The Notorious B.I.G.
More Than Words, Extreme
Mr. Jones, Counting Crows
My All, Mariah Carey
My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
Nice & Slow, Usher
No Diggity, Blackstreet
No Scrubs, TLC
Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor
Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
November Rain, Guns 'N Roses
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On Bended Knee, Boyz II Men
One More Try, Timmy -T-
One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
One Week, Barenaked Ladies
One, U2
Opposites Attract, Paula Abdul
Ordinary World, Duran Duran
Push, Matchbox 20
Ray Of Light, Madonna
Release Me, Wilson Phillips
Restless Heart, Peter Cetera
Rush Rush, Paula Abdul
Save The Best For Last, Vanessa Williams
Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
Smooth, Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Sometimes, Britney Spears
Stay (I Missed You), Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Step By Step, New Kids On The Block
Take A Bow, Madonna
Tha Crossroads, Bone Thugs -N- Harmony
That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
The Boy Is Mine, Brandy & Monica
The First Time, Surface
The Power Of Goodbye, Madonna
The Power Of Love, Celine Dion
The Sign, Ace Of Base
This Is How We Do It, Montell Jordan
To Be With You, Mr. Big
Together Again, Janet Jackson
Tonight, Tonight, Smashing Pumpkins
Too Close, Next
Torn, Natalie Imbruglia
Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
Unbelievable, EMF
Unbreak My Heart, Toni Braxton
Under The Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Unpretty, TLC
Vision Of Love, Mariah Carey
Vogue, Madonna
Wannabe, Spice Girls
Waterfalls, TLC
Weak, SWV
When I Come Around, Green Day
Wonderwall, Oasis
You Are Not Alone, Michael Jackson
You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette
You're Makin' Me High, Toni Braxton
NOW That's What I Call The 90s
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