Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Top 200 Songs of the 1990s, #160 - 151

After the ten songs posted below we're going to be a quarter of the way through the countdown! Are you ready? Here we go!

#160 - Stay (I Missed You) (1994)
by Lisa Loeb

Those are some badass glasses that Ms Loeb is rocking in the video. You can put this one down as another huge one-hit wonder from the 90s. It's a shame though, because Lisa has been putting out some pretty decent stuff since her commercial peak.

#159 - The Beautiful People (1996)
by Marilyn Manson

Yeah, I put Manson in. Get over it. While his best days are sadly behind him, in the 90s he was amazing. 'The Beautiful People' is a non-stop assault on the eardrums and the video is all kinds of messed up... in a good way.

#158 - Runaway (1995)
by Janet Jackson

The 80s belonged to Michael, but it was Janet that owned the 90s for the Jackson family. That's not to say that Michael didn't put out any quality tracks (as you'll eventually see), but Janet got better with every song she released and was selling a whole lot more than her big brother. Unfortunately the whole 'Nipplegate' scandal has left her tainted in the eyes of the American people. Hopefully one day she'll return to her former glory. Oh 'Runaway's' a great song by the way and the video is up there with the best from the 90s.

#157 - Connection (1994)
by Elastica

#156 - Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)
by Smashing Pumpkins

"The world is a vampire." What else needs to be said?

#155 - Come As You Are (1992)
by Nirvana

Nirvan finally makes their debut! I'm sure this is to the surprise of absolutely noone. It was going to happen sooner or later, and here we are. 'Come As You Are's' unforgettable guitar riff alone would warrant a spot on the list. Cobain's lyrics just add to how good it is.

#154 - Calypso (1997)
by Spiderbait

'Calypso' may be the shortest song on the Top 200 (1:46), but it makes damn good use of the time that it has. It's short, sweet and all kinds of fun. "Sunshine, on my window, makes me happy, like I should be," should instantly bring a smile to your face.

#153 - Liar (1993)
by The Cranberries

1993 is the year it was released on The Cranberries debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We, but I give full credit to the fantastic movie Empire Records (1995) for making 'Liar' such a fantastic song. If I'm making no sense, just go out and rent the movie.

#152 - Song For The Dumped (1998)
by Ben Folds Five

"So you wanted, to take a break. Slow it down some and have some space. F*ck you too! Give me my money back, give me money back, you b*tch!" Classic.

#151 - Voodoo People (1994)
by The Prodigy

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