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Wednesday 5 December 2007

The Definitive Once-And-For-All Best 90s Song List [DrDave]

I wanted to be more extravagent with the blog title, something epic and awe-inspiring to properly mark the creation of the Definitive Eat Electric Death Top 5 90s Song List Ever erm, list. But sadly Beejtech can't transmit more than 30 characters, so we'll have to make do with what would fit in the box. I find it helps if you imagine it in neon.

So, we've had 7 years to cool down from the cultural mayhem that was the nineties, time to reflect and ponder on what was one of the most creative and artistically fruitful decades in all history. The decade that gave us "Doop" and Timmy Mallet's unique take on the old pop-standard "Itsy Witsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".

I think it's time to pack that decade away into a crate, place it in a lead lined container and bury it five miles below the antartic ice shelf personally. But before we do, we must formulate amonst ourselves a fitting eulogy for a musical decade. And what better way to do that than to fashion a Top 5 90s songs list, in the best EED tradition?

Here's mine. I'm not sure it's in any particular order:
  1. Tender - Blur
  2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  3. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  4. Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
  5. Loaded - Primal Scream

Come now clan, express!


  1. In no particular order because I refuse to subscribe to the notion that one song is better than another, I give you:

    1. Wonderwall - Oasis2. Disco 2000 - Pulp3. Kiss From A Rose - Seal4. Waterfalls - TLC5. Porcelin - Moby


  2. If I played you those tracks next to Aggadoo, you'd subscribe to one song being better than another faster than a rat up a drainpipe. Waterfalls fuck me!

    1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    2. One - U2

    3. Creep - Radiohead

    4. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

    5. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine


  3. Not really comfortable contributing to a thread that lists TLC as the pinnacle of a decade that gave us Perl Jam, Nervana, Radiohead.....but in an effort to rebalance, I give you my top ten, in no order. Five is impossible, you mentalist.

    Foo Fighters - Everlong

    Blind Melon - Mouth Full of Cavities

    Metallica - Enter the Sandman

    Radiohead - Creep

    Nirvana - All Apologies

    Beastie Boys - Sabbotage

    Perl Jam - Jeremy

    Teardrops - Massive Attack

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge

    Prodigy - No Good Start the Dance


  4. The 90's brought us some insanely good music both in the electronic and acoustic genres and hence it's a bit hard for me to come up with a Top 5... more like Top 50. I've also always found it rather hard to put any of my favourites in a specific order, so here's a rather bloated Top "5" in no specific order. I'll start with the electronic music, so you geezers can skip this bit ;)Age of Love - Age of LoveJones & Stephenson - The First RebirthSlacker - ScaredMassive Attack - TeardropRMB - Passport to Heaven, Land of the Rising SunProdigy - Hyperspeed (G-Force Part II), Full Throttle, Claustrophobic Sting, Rhythm of LifeHardfloor - Ain't Nuttin' But A Format ThangFuture Sound of London - Papua New GuineaFaithless - Insomnia, Killer's LullabyChemical Brothers - Influenced, Hey Boy Hey GirlUnderworld - Born Slippy, MoanerTaucher - Infinity (Phase I)Moby - Go, Hymn (This Is My Dream)Eat Static - ElixirBT - Orbitus TeraniumBlackout - Gotta Have HopeAtlantic Ocean - Waterfall---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    That's all the house, techno and trance sorted. Geezers, start reading again ;)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pearl Jam - Jeremy, Even Flow, Black, Oceans (Whole of Ten, tbh)Placebo - Every You Every MeFoo Fighters - Monkey WrenchFaith No More - Ugly In The Morning, Epic, Digging The Grave, Take This BottleTherapy? - NowhereSmashing Pumpkins - Disarm, Tonight TonightMillencolin - HellmanMad Caddies - MonkeysLagwagon - Change DespairBad Religion - Better Off DeadPortishead - Numb, Wandering StarGoo Goo Dolls - SlideRadiohead - Karma Police, CreepRed Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge, Soul To SqueezeSystem Of A Down - War?Korn - Freak On A LeashRammstein - Seemann, Klavier--------------------------------------------------Turned out to be somewhat less than I expected, tbh... Must've forgotten something :)

  5. Listen, maybe I didn't make myself clear. This is for the ages people. The final discussion of 90s music. After this, we're looking forwards baby. With this in mind: Top 5s consist of five (5) songs. TLC... are you kidding me??Let's get this right folks.

  6. Very well... Due to peer pressure from Egon and a lawyer, I present my Top 5! Massive Attack - Teardrop Faith No More - Digging The Grave RMB - Land of the Rising Sun Pearl Jam - Black Underworld - MoanerHappy? :)


  7. I had to post ten to balance Brits list. Oh very well:

    Foo Fighters - EverlongBlind Melon - Mouth Full of CavitiesRadiohead - CreepNirvana - All ApologiesTeardrop - Massive Attack

  8. In no particular order Foo Fighters - Everlong Pantera - Mouth For War In Flames - Colony Pearl Jam - Black Megadeth - Holy Wars


  9. sir mixalot - babys got back

    foo fighters - everlong

    new order - confusion (from blade)

    pantera - walk

    radiohead - karma police

  10. I hate lists like these, but I cant resist posting to them, so in no order :) U2 - One Smashing Pumpkins - Today Oasis - Wonderwall The Frames - Revelate Radiohead - Lucky