Top Ten Modern Rock Songs of the 1990’s

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Top Ten Modern Rock Songs of the 1990

Top Ten Modern Rock Songs of the 1990’s

The decade of the 1990’s brought about a whole new dimension into rock music. Big hair bands such as Poison, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, and Skid Row dominated the rock airwaves in the 1980’s. But every era of rock music must come to a conclusion.

In the early 1990’s, a steady flow of rock bands out of Seattle, Washington such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Alice In Chains changed the face of rock music. Instead of big hair, it was tousled hair. Instead of tights and spandex, it was worn jeans and flannel shirts. Eventually, the days of big hair bands completely faded away and the popularity of grunge rock continued to escalate.

Bands such as The Screaming Trees, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush followed the same path that Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains paved. Other proverbial bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction leaned towards mainstream.

In the mid-90’s, alternative rock began to rival grunge rock. Bands such as Weezer, The Breeders, and Dinosaur Jr shared the airwaves with the conventional grunge rock bands. Punk rock groups such as Green Day, 311, and The Offspring were mixed into modern rock rotation. Many rock stations began to adjust their configuration to suit all genres of rock music.

After the grunge rock era settled down, modern rock music hit a stale period in the late-90’s. It was difficult to categorize groups such as Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind, Sugar Ray, and Eve 6 as modern rock music when it was also recurrently rotated on Pop stations. Because of this, many rockers were drawn to more intense underground rock bands.

By 1999, hard rock became modern rock. Groups such as Korn, Sevendust, Deftones, and Staind flourished in 1999 and well into the 2000’s. Rap/rock groups such as Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, and P.O.D. completely diversified rock music as hip-hop and old school rap was collaborated with heavy metal.

Below is a compilation of the top ten modern rock songs of the 1990’s

  1. Big Me; Foo Fighters (1996)

Off the album ‘Foo Fighters’ released in 1995

  1. Bawitiba; Kid Rock (1999)

Off the album entitled ‘Devil Without A Cause’ released in 1998

  1. Black Hole Sun; Soundgarden (1994)

Off the album entitled ‘Superunknown’ released in 1994

  1. Closer; Nine Inch Nails (1994)

Off the album entitled ‘The Downward Spiral’ released in 1994

  1. Comedown; Bush (1995)

Off the album entitled ‘Sixteen Stone’ released in 1994

  1. Jeremy; Pearl Jam (1992)

Off the album entitle ‘Ten’ released in 1991

  1. Plush; Stone Temple Pilots (1993)

Off the album entitled ‘Core’ released in 1992

  1. Enter Sandman; Metallica (1991)

Off the album entitled¬†‘Metallica’ (also know as the Black album) released in 1991

  1. Under The Bridge; Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)

Off the album entitled ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ released in 1991

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit; Nirvana (1992)

Off the album entitle ‘Nevermind’ released in 1991

Also worth mentioning:

Lightning Crashes; Live

When I Come Around; Green Day

Buddy Holly; Weezer

Man In The Box; Alice In Chains

You Oughtta Know; Alanis Morisette

Freak On A Leash; Korn

Wonderwall; Oasis

Come As You Are; Nirvana

Shine; Collective Soul

1979; Smashing Pumpkins

Been Caught Stealing; Jane’s Addiction

Evenflow; Pearl Jam

No Rain; Blind Melon

My Own Prison; Creed

Daughter; Pearl Jam

All Apologies; Nirvana

Nookie; Limp Bizkit

Cowboy; Kid Rock

Sex And Candy; Marcy Playground

Inside Out; Eve 6

Today; Smashing Pumpkins

Come Out And Play; The Offspring

Heart Shaped Box; Nirvana

Give It Away; Red Hot Chili Peppers

Down; 311

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