Ryan Seacrest and his listeners have the most retarded taste in music, so low brow and mainstream.
Smells Like Teen Spirit was not a great song and Nirvana is so overrated.
Mariah's Dreamlover was such a great pop song and Fantasy was also great (both 8 weeks at #1) with Fantasy's remix being possibly the most influential song of the 90's by incorporating ODB's rap which created a whole new genre of incorporating rappers on pop songs.
Other songs that kind of define the 90's:
I Will Always Love You
Can't Touch This
Mo Money Mo Problems
Also, drop the "of All-Time" it's not necessary.
Got it, R7. It's Pop Princesses for the win in your book. Nothing wrong with that, but maybe you shouldn't weigh in the efficacy of rock or indie music. It's not your genre.
(And Aerosmith incorporated rap in popular music way before Mariah did)
Equally, or perhaps more compelling is John Cale's version of "Hallelujah," which I first heard in the movie "Basquiat."
There's a pleading, almost desperate quality to Cale's vocal that makes me prefer it to all other versions.
Whichever version you like most, "Hallelujah" is *the* song of the '90s.
Or maybe it's "I Will Always Love You." But would I feel that way if Whitney had lived?
I also like "Losing My Religion" and some other songs by the Replacements and Billy Bragg, but those are probably too "deep catalog" to be "The Best 90′s Song of All-Time?"
(Did Ryan HunglikeaSeahorse actually say it like that, "The Best 90′s Song of All-Time?")
Obviously Ms. Seacrest was inspired by reading our very recent DL thread on the same topic.
r19 I think "Losing My Religion" is by far the best song of the 90's.
I had a vision of love (WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA) and it was all that it turned out to be.
90s pop music was terrible. County was really good in the 90s though.
I may get flamed but they still bump Faith Evan's "Love Like This Before" in the clubs. It's almost an expected song.
I'm an r&b and hip hop girl, so I have my bias but Biggie's "One More Chance" or TLC's "Waterfalls" were huge.
Also, what about "Isis" by the Goo Goo Dolls.
Barbie Girl - Aqua
MmmBop - Hanson
"Mmm-Bop" for the win, Ryan.
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Thanks for the rec, R29. I'd not heard it before. I like it, but I don't think it's "song of the decade."
One of my favorites was "Smooth" by Santana and Rob Thomas. Very catchy.
'The Show Must Go On' by QUEEN
That 90's music thread we recently had - about 350 replies - has way better music than Ryan Seacrest's suggestions.
"Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls" by TLC.
Destiny's Child is nothing compared with good ol TLC!
LOL r26, it was Iris, not Isis. But, that was a great song.
I never heard Hallelujah until about 3 years ago when someone on Idol sang it.
From me it's another vote for Smells Like Teen Spirit closely followed by Under the Bridge, Creep and Bitter Sweet Symphony.
Bless you, R32.
VH-1 had "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at number 1 and "One" at number 2, and I tend to agree with them. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was the song that almost single handily launched the grunge era, and that's what the 90s was all about y'all.
I'm also personally partial to "No Rain" by Blind Melon, "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette, and "Carousel" by Natalie Merchant.
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't Speak - No Doubt
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Brick by Ben Folds Five
I have a few, though I doubt Ryan Seacrest will like them.
I agree with "Wonderwall" and "Don't Speak."
My picks are several:
"Take a Bow" and "You'll See" Madonna
"Runaway Train" Soul Asylum
"Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" Primitive Radio Gods
"Counting Blue Cars" Dishwalla
"Something's Always Wrong" Toad the Wet Sprocket
Finally, Jewel, "Foolish Games." That and "Don't Speak" were playing the summer my husband divorced me and had me put away. I still get tears in my eyes when I hear those songs.
I'm sorry to hear that R42
Are you posting from an asylum dear?
"Sowing The Seeds of Love" - Tears for Fears
Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones.
Another vote for Pulp's "Common People"
Thanks r34 I loved TLC.
No Scrubs still sounds fresh today.
It was sad day when Lisa "left eye" died.
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Mmmmbop you know wop my doom bop
Do it on my mmmbop
Whoa oh oh oh
Mmmpbop you know wop my doo bop
Do it on my um bob
You know whop my dooo
Whoa oh oh
Seacrest only plays R'n'B and Rap-pop on his show, so it'll have to be a R'n'B song, I'm guessing Boys to Men or some uber shit like that.
Well it was r&b pop that was definitely the most commercially successful at that time, Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes" was iconic, as was Boys II Men "I'll Make Love to You", Mariah's "One Sweet Day", and Whitney's "I Will Always Love You"
[quote]Are you posting from an asylum dear?
Isn't everyone on DataLounge?