The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – Number One: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

By Steve Crawford | December 10, 2020

a malaise, a nothingness

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 20 to 11

By Steve Crawford | December 5, 2020

the outsiders took over and everyone wanted in

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 40 to 31

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2020

“Seriously, that guitar liftoff at the end is exhilarating.”

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 50 to 41

By Steve Crawford | November 25, 2020

All I wanted to do was grieve for him and celebrate his life.

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 60 to 51

By Steve Crawford | November 21, 2020

a generation of getting-crazy-with-the-Cheese-Whiz stoners and slackers

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 70 to 61

By Steve Crawford | November 18, 2020

I’d felt like Tom Petty when I wrote the song

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 90 to 81

By Steve Crawford | November 11, 2020

a Texas venue literally pulled the plug on their sound system rather than allow her to reach a vocal climax

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 110 to 101

By Steve Crawford | November 4, 2020

furious and pensive, sloppy and pointed

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 120 to 111

By Steve Crawford | October 31, 2020

absolute rush of techno euphoria

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 130 to 121

By Steve Crawford | October 28, 2020

That idea is in a lot of my songs

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 140 to 131

By Steve Crawford | October 24, 2020

Gave poignancy to the alcohol related lyrics

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 160- 151

By Steve Crawford | October 17, 2020

from a sardonic social commentary to a personal need for sex

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 170 – 161

By Steve Crawford | October 14, 2020

a bewildering but beguiling mix of bizarre samples

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 180 – 171

By Steve Crawford | October 10, 2020

a propulsive, rollicking groove that sweeps the listener along like a gospel river

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 190 To 181

By Steve Crawford | October 7, 2020

Scary, brilliant, and beautiful

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 200 To 191

By Steve Crawford | October 3, 2020

a musical cry for help

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 210 to 201

By Steve Crawford | September 30, 2020

“I just went back to the early Beatles”

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 220 to 211

By Steve Crawford | September 26, 2020

the #5 best Boy Band song

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 230 to 221

By Steve Crawford | September 23, 2020

compared to Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, and Edith Piaf

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 240 to 231

By Steve Crawford | September 19, 2020

a side door that leads into an alluringly destructive abyss

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 260 to 251

By Steve Crawford | September 12, 2020

This is what a hero sounds like

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 270 to 261

By Steve Crawford | September 9, 2020

it came out just exactly as it is now. It was just there, and it was my first song

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 280 to 271

By Steve Crawford | September 5, 2020

a song about slowly losing connection

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 310 to 301

By Steve Crawford | August 26, 2020

could be an ex-lover or an A&R man

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 320 to 311

By Steve Crawford | August 22, 2020

a tale of young love, tinged with sadness

The Greatest 500 Songs of the 1990s – 330 to 321

By Steve Crawford | August 19, 2020

“I hate you so much right now”

The Greatest 500 Songs of the 1990s – 340 to 331

By Steve Crawford | August 15, 2020

completely resigned to romantic failure

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 350 to 341

By Steve Crawford | August 12, 2020

a bit of an epic

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 360 to 351

By Steve Crawford | August 8, 2020

omnipresent sense of laid-back cool

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 370 to 361

By Steve Crawford | August 5, 2020

a simple statement of insecurity

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 390 to 381

By Steve Crawford | July 29, 2020

three minutes of sparkly, ABBAesque disco

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 400 to 391

By Steve Crawford | July 25, 2020

splashed vibrant colors onto punk

The 500 Greatest Song of the 1990s: 410 to 401

By Steve Crawford | July 22, 2020

a band that never played background music

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 420 to 411

By Steve Crawford | July 18, 2020

somber tale of a long suffering cuckold

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 430 to 421

By Steve Crawford | July 15, 2020

98% of Texas is either barren or covered with strip malls and fast food joints. That other 2% is worth the exploration.

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 440 to 431

By Steve Crawford | July 8, 2020

a peak of bombastic ridiculousness in pop music, but still way too fun to dismiss

The Top 500 of the 1990s: 450 to 441

By Steve Crawford | July 4, 2020

“if you’re interested in who he became as he grew up, you can’t skip this”

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 500 to 491

By Steve Crawford | June 17, 2020

Q-Tip and Phife Dawg reminisce about their pre-fame days