Everybody, I need help. Not that kind of help (at least not yet). I’m compiling a list of the greatest songs of the 90’s to pitch to record companies for what I consider to be the most complete 90’s collection ever. This is not the 20 greatest songs, or greatest “alternative” or “hip hop” or “country-ish” songs. I’m talking about the 60-75 greatest songs of the 90’s on a 4-5 disc collection. And I need your help. I have a list that I’ve started (which is subject to change), but I know I’m missing a lot of tracks. The only criteria I have is that the song must have been released as a single in the 1990s. It doesn’t have to be the most popular (like “If I Am” by Nine Days is one of my favorites) and it will not include more than one song for an artist. I’m not looking for the biggest or campiest (like Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” or “Whoomp! There It Is” by Tag Team), but the best. And these won’t be remade by someone no one has heard of. These will be the original songs. At the bottom is my abbreviated list that will probably change a lot until I make a final “master” list. Please leave your submissions in the comments because, like I said, I need all the help I can get. I’ll keep all of you updated right here. Thank you in advance!
Nine Days “If I Am,” Montell Jordan “This is How We Do It,” The Wallflowers “6th Avenue Heartache,” The Notorious B.I.G feat. Mase and Puff Daddy “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems,” Harvey Danger “Flagpole Sitta,” Blur “Song 2,” Everclear “Santa Monica,” Better Than Ezra “Good,” The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” The Verve Pipe “The Freshmen,” Cake “The Distance,” Smashing Pumpkins “Tonight, Tonight,” Foo Fighters “Everlong,” Rage Against the Machine “Bulls on Parade,” The Offspring “Come Out and Play,” Primitive Radio Gods “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth (With Money in My Hands),” Red Hot Chili Peppers “Otherside,” Green Day “Basket Case,” Weezer “Buddy Holly,” Big Punisher feat. Joe “Still Not a Player”
What did I forget? Let me know!