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NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’90s

Venerated British rock rag NME has already named its 100 top tracks of the ’70s and ’80s, and the magazine has now cobbled together a similar list for the ’90s. It’s hard to argue with the #1 choice. Radiohead, Blur, and Oasis, with three songs apiece, show up more often than anyone else. And even though it has some obvious problems — “Don’t Speak” over “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”?!? — it’s still a pretty great list of songs overall. Check it out below.

100. Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
99. Black Grape – “Reverend Black Grape”
98. Paul Weller – “The Changingman”
97. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Who Am I? (What’s My Name)”
96. New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”
95. Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”
94. Leftfield – “Open Up”
93. James – “Laid”
92. Dr. Dre – “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
91. Pulp – “Babies”
90. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”
89. Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”
88. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
87. Manic Street Preachers – “A Design For Life”
86. Oasis – “Wonder Wall”
85. Sonic Youth – “Sugar Kane”
84. No Doubt – “Don’t Speak”
83. Happy Mondays – “Step On”
82. 2Pac – “California Love”
81. Ride – “Vapour Trail”
80. Beta Band – “Dry The Rain”
79. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
78. The KLF – “What Time Is Love?”
77. Air – “Sexy Boy”
76. Primal Scream – “Come Together”
75. Hole – “Celebrity Skin”
74. New Order – “Regret”
73. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
72. Cornershop – “Brimful Of Asha (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
71. Wu-Tang Clan – “Protect Ya Neck”
70. Radiohead – “Creep”
69. Bj√∂rk – “Hyperballad”
68. The Chemical Brothers – “Hey Boy Hey Girl”
67. Tricky – “Hell Is Round The Corner”
66. Brandy & Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
65. U2 – “One”
64. Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”
63. Spiritualized – “Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space”
62. Pearl Jam – “Alive”
61. The Lemonheads – “It’s A Shame About Ray”
60. The Breeders – “Cannonball”
59. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”
58. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
57. Elliott Smith – “Needle In The Hay”
56. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Got Your Money”
55. The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”
54. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
53. Elastica – “Stutter”
52. Nirvana – “Lithium”
51. The Stone Roses – “One Love”
50. Supergrass – “Caught By The Fuzz”
49. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
48. Blur – “For Tomorrow”
47. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
46. Saint Etienne – “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
45. TLC – “No Scrubs”
44. The Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic”
43. Blackstreet – “No Diggity”
42. Beck – “Where It’s At”
41. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
40. Super Furry Animals – “If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You”
39. Boo Radleys – “Lazarus”
38. Julee Cruise – “Falling”
37. Daft Punk – “Around The World”
36. Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”
35. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – “Where The Wild Roses Grow”
34. Portishead – “Glory Box”
33. The Prodigy – “No Good (Start The Dance)”
32. The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”
31. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
30. Underworld – “Born Slippy”
29. Blur – “Girls And Boys”
28. Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
27. PJ Harvey – “Down By The Water”
26. Warren G – “Regulate”
25. The Verve – “History”
24. Kelis – “Caught Out There”
23. Jeff Buckley – “The Last Goodbye”
22. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “Into My Arms”
21. Oasis – “Live Forever”
20. Green Day – “Basket Case”
19. Ash – “Girl From Mars”
18. Blur – “Song 2″
17. Weezer – “Buddy Holly”
16. Eminem – “My Name Is”
15. Radiohead – “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”
14. Suede – “Animal Nitrate”
13. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
12. Madonna – “Vogue”
11. The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”
10. Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In The Name”
09. McAlmont & Butler – “Yes”
08. Daft Punk – “Da Funk”
07. The Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
06. Oasis – “Supersonic”
05. Manic Street Preachers – “Motorcycle Emptiness”
04. Radiohead – “Paranoid Android”
03. Suede – “Stay Together”
02. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
01. Pulp – “Common People”

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