Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Top 200 Songs of the 1990s - #180 - 171

We're powering through this countdown boys and girls. We'll be into the Top 100 before you know it! Here's some more goodness from the 90s...

#180 - I Touch Myself (1991)
by The Divinyls

Subtlety was not Chrissy Amphlett's strongest point. When she thinks about you, she touches herself. That's all there is to it. Put this in the 'songs to get down with your bad self' category all you filthy boys and girls.

#179 - Even When I'm Sleeping (1996)
by Leonardo's Bride

Abby Dobson should be a much bigger star than she is now. Her solo work has pretty much been neglected by the (Australian) public over the past decade. Fortunately, she'll always be remembered as the amazing voice behind 'Even When I'm Sleeping.'

#178 - Sunny Came Home (1997)
by Shawn Colvin

Not many songs win both Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the Grammys. Shawn Colvin will always be able to say that 'Sunny Came Home' did. In 1997 I can't say I really appreciated how strong the lyrics are. The song tells the story of a woman, Sunny, preparing to burn down her house and escape her past. The line, "Sunny came home with a vengeance," was cool in '97 and it's still cool now.

#177 - California Love (1995)
by 2Pac

#176 - Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
by Lenny Kravitz

Kravitz's drummer is amazing. He's pretty cool too. But the drummer, she's just cooler than cool.

#175 - Beautiful Girl (1993)

#174 - These Days (1999)
by Powderfinger

Only good songs top the JJJ Hottest 100 right? What topped the 1999 chart? Oh, that's right... 'These Days' did!

#173 - Where the Wild Roses Grow (1995)
by Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue

Who knew that a ballad between a murderer and his victim could be kind of... uh... beautiful. Released as the first single from Cave's stellar Murder Ballads, 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' remains Cave's most successful single release.

#172 - Girls Like That (Don't Go For Guys Like Us) (1998)
by Custard

Julio Iglesias is NOT scientific. This is a fact, and we have Custard to thank for this. This Brisbane group have enjoyed something of a cult status and remain favourites of old school JJJ listeners (note, I did not say OLD JJJ listeners).

#171 - Music Sounds Better With You (1998)
by Stardust

I always wanted that kid to trip while he was running after the plane. I've been wanting to say that for more than ten years. It's good to get it out.


  1. matt, i am enjoying this list so far. i'm getting ideas for songs to put on my tv at work. and can i just say i also have wanted to trip that plane-mad kid. stupid kid. anyway, there is only love!

  2. thanks tra!! as always, there is indeed only love!


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