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What is your favourite song from the 90’s?

Asked by NerdyKeith (5464points) April 8th, 2016

Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is one of mine.

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NerdyKeith's avatar

@Lightlyseared Oh I’m.ove that song. Was a great hit back in the day.

ucme's avatar

Both my kids were born that decade, 96 & 99 so I reckon my fave song has to be Happy Birthday

ibstubro's avatar

More Than Words by Extreme.
I occasionally still hear it on a store soundtrack, and it literally stops me in my tracks for a moment.

ucme's avatar

Way too many to choose from so i’m just going to go for the best album of the nineties
Violator by Depeche Mode, absolute classic.

Seek's avatar

Good choice, @NerdyKeith – It’s one of my favourites of the decade as well, if we’re looking at only popular music.

I’d have to go with something more like this though

ibstubro's avatar

Yeah, I didn’t open the link in your details, @NerdyKeith. I love that song. If the GooGoo Dolls had been on vinyl, I might have worn the grooves on it. Curiously, I don’t remember the name of that song.

ragingloli's avatar

I do not remember any.

NerdyKeith's avatar

@ragingloli I suppose if you ever want to go down memory lane, 90s compilation albums can be great. If you have Spotify or Apple Music, you can stream them.

Brian1946's avatar

Hands by Jewel.
Power of Good-Bye by Madonna.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

I can’t pick one.

Temple of the Dog- Hunger Strike

Black Crowes- She Talks to Angels

Beck- Loser

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Trent Reznor’s masterwork Closer is greatest pop song of the 1990’s.

Frustration and disillusionment beat and grind, build to a grime coated crescendo, then fade to a bleating whimper.

Mark Romanek’s video does a noble job of capturing the emotion filled absence of emotion. Reznor’s collapsed and levitated body almost expresses the inexpressible. Best music video ever conceived.

Sorry Sting, Synchronicity II’s video doesn’t capture your angst as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTFwQP86BRs&nohtml5=False

trolltoll's avatar

@SecondHandStoke kickass-est song ever.

ucme's avatar

@NerdyKeith No acknowledgement for Depeche Mode?
Hit that GA button this instant young man, I feel violated ;-}

NerdyKeith's avatar

@ucme Lol very well I wouldn’t want you to feel violated

ucme's avatar

Fank yoo mister

anniereborn's avatar

I also cannot pick just one. This was a huge decade for two of my favorite bands,
Nine Inch Nails and The Cure.
(The Cure bookending the decade with an 89 release and a 2000 release)

jca's avatar

I thought of this question all day yesterday (mostly when driving and listening to music). There are too many for me to pick just one. I was big into hip hop in the 90’s and there are a bunch that I liked, but also regular rock and pop. Everything from Snoop and Dr. Dre (Let Me Ride), Biggie, Puffy (and all the names Puffy and Snoop had), to No Doubt to Oasis (yes Oasis) to The Offspring to Charlatans UK and The Stone Roses- the list goes on and on and on. My moods change and sometimes a song will make me remember something fun and that has a big influence.

As for Depeche Mode, I’m more into stuff like Master and Servant and New Dress, which I think may be 80’s.

anniereborn's avatar

@jca Yeh, those DM songs are mid 80s. As much as I dig Violator, Black Celebration (86) is my favorite.

jca's avatar

Here’s one in my Top 10: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1oCsn39kKk

Foxy Brown and Jay Z, from the heyday of Jay Z. Give it a listen.

ibstubro's avatar

The Alternative music of the 90’s was my last great gasp of embracing and loving popular music. Chili Peppers, Matchbox, Goo Goo Dolls, Ween.

I have a collection of about 2000 CDs, and probably nearly half of them are contemporary music of the 90’s.
The Reverend Horton Heat.
Harry Connick Jr.

jca's avatar

Red Hot Chili Peppers, yes! Beastie Boys, yes! Harry Connick Jr, yes!

ucme's avatar

Early Depeche Mode stuff is very good, People are People, Everything Counts, Stripped
I love most of their songs my faves are Personal Jesus, Never Let Me Down Again, Strangelove, Policy of Truth, Walking in My shoes, Barrel of a Gun.
But the Violator album, as a whole, is their best work

ragingloli's avatar

The only depeche mode song i like is the hard rock remix of “enjoy the silence”.
I find the rest to be so god fucking bland.

ibstubro's avatar

You can’t turn it up too loud!

(Thanks for the question! I love that song!)

ucme's avatar

@ragingloli Yep, that’s definitely an opinion you got there

Seek's avatar

Just squeezing in at 1999: Opeth’s Still Life album – video plays at “Benighted”.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

@ragingloli

You don’t like Ramstein’s cover of Depeche Mode’s Stripped?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhxWYEKPLtE

If I claim to dislike it then it’s safe for you to say you do.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

I’ve also been very impressed by the works of Garbage.

Shirley Manson:

Mmm, I’ll take two.

ragingloli's avatar

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