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Hit songs reaching #1 on one of the major charts or well recognized accomplishments by the artist during the decade 1990-1999.

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4 Non Blondes
   released the single   
What's Up
1993; European hit; from "Bigger. Better. Faster. More!"
Ace of Base
   released the single   
All That She Wants
1992; #1 across Europe; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; 9 weeks as #1 on the Mainstream Hot 40
Ace of Base
   released the single   
Don't Turn Around
1994; released on the Swedish band's U.S. debut album "The Sign"; peaked at #4 in the U.S. and #5 in the U.K.
Ace of Base
   released the single   
The Sign (1994)
14 weeks as #1 on the Mainstream Hot 40
Aerosmith
   released the single   
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
1998; power ballad for the film "Armageddon"; 4 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Livin' on the Edge
1993; did not chart highly but did win Grammy Award for best rock performanc by a group with vocal
Aerosmith
   released the single   
The Other Side
1990; released on "Pump"; won the MTV Award for best rock video
Alabama Three
   released the single   
Woke Up This Morning
1997; iconic theme song for "Sopranos" HBO series
Alanis Morissette
   released the single   
Hand In My Pocket
1995; Received substantial success on radio airplay; #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart
Alanis Morissette
   released the single   
Head Over Feet
1996; her third hit from her studio album "Jagged Little Pill"; reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts
Alanis Morissette
   released the single   
Ironic
1996; huge international hit; received two Grammy Award nomination
Alanis Morissette
   released the single   
You Learn
1996 Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
   released the single   
You Oughta Know
1995; huge hit for Canadian-American singer; from her third studie album "Jagged Little Pill"; 5 weeks as #1 on the Alternative Rock track
Alejandro Escovedo
   released the single   
Broken Bottle
1992; beautiful waltz from Texas songwriter; from his debut "Gravity" album
Alejandro Escovedo
   released the single   
Irene Wilde
1999; wonderful cover of Ian Hunter song originally released on Hunter's "All American Alien Boy" album
Alice in Chains
   released the single   
Man in the Box
1991; from their debut album "Facelift"; grunge rock cult classic
Aqua
   released the single   
Barbie Girl
1997; topped the chars worldwide, particularly in Europe; 3 weeks as #1 in the U.K.
Backstreet Boys
   released the single   
I Want It That Way
1999; reached #1 in numerous countries; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bad Company
   released the single   
If You Needed Somebody
1990; cool tune; peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Album Rock chart
Beastie Boys
   released the single   
Sabotage
1994; hip-hop song released on their fourth studio album: "Ill Communication"; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Beck
   released the single   
Loser
1993; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
   released the single   
Tangerine
1995; excellent cover of Led Zeppelin tune
Billy Bragg
   released the single   
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
1998; from album released with Wilco of previously unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics; solid deep track
Billy Idol
   released the single   
Cradle Of Love
1990; released on his fourth studio album "Charmed Life"; peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; featured on the soundtrack for "Adventures of Ford Fairlane"
The Black Crowes
   released the single   
Hard To Handle
1990.
The Black Crowes
   released the single   
Sting Me
1992
Blue Rodeo
   released the single   
5 Days in May
1993; enduring hit from Canadian band
Blues Traveler
   released the single   
Look Around
1994; beautiful country rocker of merit from New Jersey blues band
Bon Jovi
   released the single   
Bed of Roses
1993
Bon Jovi
   released the single   
Blaze of Glory
1990; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bon Jovi
   released the single   
Keep the Faith
1992
Bonnie Raitt
   released the single   
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt
   released the single   
Something to Talk About
1991; peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; from the album "Luck of the Draw"; won Grammy Award for best female pop vocal performance
Britney Spears
   released the single   
...Baby One More Time
1998; debut global hit from the album of the same name; U.K. best seller of year
Bruce Springsteen
   released the single   
Missing
1995; an ultimate deep track; from the soudtrack from the movie "The Crossing Guard; a wonderful tune
Bruce Springsteen
   released the single   
Streets of Philadelphia
1994; Academy Award winner for theme song for the movie "Philadelphia"; top ten entry on four UK/US charts.
Bryan Adams
   released the single   
C'mon C'mon C'mon
1991; Solid rock tune by Canadian musician; from "Waking Up the Neighbours"
Bryan Adams
   released the single   
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
1991; 7 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; 16 weeks as #1 in the U.K.
Bryan Adams/ Rod Stewart/ Sting
   released the single   
All for Love
1993; theme song from the movie "The Three Musketeers"; worldwide hit
Bryan Ferry
   released the single   
The 39 Steps
1994; solid rocker; from "Mamouna"
Bryan Ferry
   released the single   
Girl of My Best Friend
1993; cover of Sam Bobrick and Bevererly Ross tune; noteworthy
Bryan Ferry
   released the single   
I Put a Spell on You
1993; cover of Screamin' Jay Hawkins tune; from "Taxi"
Bryan Ferry
   released the single   
Which Way to Turn
1994; polished tune; from "Mamouna"
Bryan Ferry
   released the single   
You Do Something to Me
1999; wistful cover of Cole Porter classic; from Ferry's tenth solo album "As Time Goes By"
Buckweat Zydeco
   released the single   
What You Gonna Do When the Zydeco Turn on You?
1991; true cajun knee-slapper; Black Entertainment Television's 10th year anniversary theme song
The Cardigans
   released the single   
Lovefool
1996
Chris Isaak
   released the single   
Wicked Game
1990; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; released on "Heart Shaped World"; featured in David Lynch film "Wild at Heart"
Chumbawamba
   released the single   
Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down)
1997; 9 weeks as #1 on the Mainstream Hot 40; Sucessful single across the globe; #2 in the U.K.
Céline Dion
   released the single   
My Heart Will Go On (1997)
Theme song from "Titanic"; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 in numerous other countries
Colin Hay
   released the single   
I Think I Know
1994; from Hay's fourth solo album "Topanga" after leaving Men at Work; very memorable
Collective Soul
   released the single   
December
1995; top ten single on several charts; released on the post-grunge American band's debut album
Collective Soul
   released the single   
Heavy
1999; 15 weeks as #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart
Collective Soul
   released the single   
Shine
1993; #1 on the Top Rock and Album Rock Song charts; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100
Collective Soul
   released the single   
The World I Know
1995; 4 weeks as #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock tracks chart
Concrete Blonde
   released the single   
Everybody Knows
1996; excellent cover of Leonard Cohen tune; a true deep track
Concrete Blonde
   released the single   
Joey
1990; #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks list; from "Bloodletting"
Concrete Blonde
   released the single   
Mexican Moon
1993; Mexacali ballad from L.A. band; from the album of the same name
Concrete Blonde
   released the single   
Walking in London
1992; powerful tune from L.A. band; from album of the same name
Concrete Blonde Y Los Ilegals
   released the single   
La Llorna
1997; teaming with L.A. chicano band Los Illegals; an incredible driving rock treatment of the Mexican folk classic
Counting Crows
   released the single   
A Long December (1996)
Top 10 entry on 4 US Billboard charts for the American band.
Counting Crows
   released the single   
Mr. Jones (1994)
From the album "August and Everything After"; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; top 10 entry on several other charts.
Counting Crows
   released the single   
Round Here (1994)
Second single from the American band's debut album "August and Everything After;" top 10 entry on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Cowboy Junkies
   released the single   
A Common Disaster
1996; strong rocker written by Michael Timmins; from "Lay It Down"
Cowboy Junkies
   released the single   
Hard to Explain
1993; gorgeous country blues; from "Crescent Moon"
Cowboy Junkies
   released the single   
Powderfinger
1990; cover of little known Neil Young gem; captivating; from "The Caution Horses"
The Cranberries
   released the single   
Dreams
1994
The Cranberries
   released the single   
Salvation
1996
The Cranberries
   released the single   
Zombie
1994
Crash Test Dummies
   released the single   
Superman’s Song
1991
Creed
   released the single   
Higher
1999
Creed
   released the single   
One
1999
The Cure
   released the single   
Friday I’m In Love
1992
David Gray
   released the single   
Babylon
1999; long lasting popular tune from English singer-songwriter; peaked at #4 in the U.K.; did not chart highly in the U.S.
David Sylvian
   released the single   
I Surrender
1999; gorgeous melodies from former front man of glam rock band Japan; from "Dead Bees on a Cake"
Deep Blue Something
   released the single   
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
1995
Def Leppard
   released the single   
Let’s Get Rocked
1992
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Always The Last To Know
1992; from the album "Change Everything"; enduring hit
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Cry To Be Found
1998. From the album "Hatful of Rain".
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Don't Come Home Too Soon
1998. From the album "Hatful of Rain".
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Here and Now
1995; solid rocker; from "Twisted"
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
1990; from the album "Waking Hours"; first major hit for Scottish band
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Nothing Ever Happens
1990. From the album "Waking Hours".
Del Amitri
   released the single   
Roll To Me
1995; major hit for Scottish band; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100
Depeche Mode
   released the single   
Enjoy the Silence (1990)
From the album "Violator"; #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Depeche Mode
   released the single   
Policy Of Truth
1990
Destiny's Child
   released the single   
Say My Name (1999)
The American girl group's single from their second studio album "The Writing's on the Wall"; topped the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rhythmic charts.
Divinyls
   released the single   
I Touch Myself
1990
Dr. Dre and 2Pac
   released the single   
California Love
1996; peaked at #6; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Dr. Dre
   released the single   
Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
1993; peaked at #2; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Eagle-Eye Cherry
   released the single   
Save Tonight
1998
Eagles
   released the single   
Get Over It
1994
Eiffel 65
   released the single   
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
1999; #1 in numerous European countries, including the U.K.; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
Candle in the Wind '97
1997; worldwide hit homage to Princess Diana; 12 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (1994)
Academy Award winner for Best Original Song for the animated film "The Lion King"; #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart and top ten entry on two others; certified Platinum in the US.
Eminem
   released the single   
My Name Is (1999)
Song garnered him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
Enigma
   released the single   
Beyond the Invisible
1996; strong song from German new age project
Enigma
   released the single   
Mea Culpa
1990; strong song from German new age project
Enigma
   released the single   
Principles of Lust
1990; Gregorian backing vocals; strong tune from German new age project; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100
Enigma
   released the single   
Return to Innocence
1994; strong song from German new age project; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Enigma
   released the single   
Shadows in Silence
1996; strong song from German new age project
Enigma
   released the single   
Why!...
1996; memorable song from German new age project
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Change the World
1997; #1 on a list of charts worldwide; soulful classic
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Tears In Heaven
1992; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Everclear
   released the single   
The Boys Are Back In Town
1998
Everclear
   released the single   
Father Of Mine
1998
Everclear
   released the single   
Watch The World Die
1995
Everything But the Girl
   released the single   
Missing
1995; highest charting single from the English duet; from "Amplified Heart"
Faith No More
   released the single   
Epic
1990
Faith No More
   released the single   
Surprise You're Dead
1990
Five
   released the single   
When the Lights Go Out
1998
Foo Fighters
   released the single   
Big Me
1996
Foo Fighters
   released the single   
Learn to Fly (1999)
#1 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart
Foo Fighters
   released the single   
This Is a Call
1995
Garbage
   released the single   
Only Happy When It Rains
1996
Garbage
   released the single   
Push It
1998
Garbage
   released the single   
Special
1999
Garbage
   released the single   
Stupid Girl
1996
Garbage
   released the single   
The World Is Not Enough
1999
Gin Blossoms
   released the single   
Follow You Down
1996. The Gin Blossoms are an alternative rock band formed in 1987, in Tempe, Arizona.
Gin Blossoms
   released the single   
Hey Jealousy
1993
Goo Goo Dolls
   released the single   
Iris
1998; cross-over pop hit; #1 in several countries on several charts; multi-platinum in the UK and US.
Goo Goo Dolls
   released the single   
Name (1995)
#1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock charts and Top 10 entry on 5 other charts.
Goo Goo Dolls
   released the single   
Slide (1998)
#1 on 4 Billboard charts.
Green Day
   released the single   
Basket Case (1994)
#1 hit on the US Alternative Songs chart; #7 on the UK Singles chart.
Green Day
   released the single   
When I Come Around (1994)
#1 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart and top ten entry on 4 other UK and US charts.
Guns N' Roses
   released the single   
Don’t Cry
1991
Guns N' Roses
   released the single   
Live and Let Die
1991
Guns N' Roses
   released the single   
November Rain
1993
Guns N' Roses
   released the single   
You Could Be Mine
1991
Hootie & the Blowfish
   released the single   
Hey Hey What Can I Do
1995; tremendous cover of Led Zeppelin song on tribute album "Enconmium"
Hootie & the Blowfish
   released the single   
Let Her Cry
1994; critical success for band; peeaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; from "Cracked Rear View" album
Hootie & the Blowfish
   released the single   
Only Want To Be With You
1994; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; also from"Cracked Rear View" album"
Indigo Girls
   released the single   
Everything In Its Own Time
1997; from "Shaming of the Sun"; passionate and bittersweet deep track of merit
INXS
   released the single   
Suicide Blonde
1990
Jackson Browne
   released the single   
Everywhere I Go
1993; modest success in the U.K.; a gorgeous deep track
James McMurtry
   released the single   
Be With Me
1997; strong rocker; from "It Had to Happen"
James McMurtry
   released the single   
Candyland
1992; son of novelist Larry McMurtry; an enduring rock tune; from album of same name
Jane's Addiction
   released the single   
Been Caught Stealing
1990; #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks list
Janet Jackson
   released the single   
Again (1993)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Janet Jackson
   released the single   
Any Time, Any Place (1994)
#1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Rhythmic and Cash Box charts.
Janet Jackson
   released the single   
That's The Way Love Goes (1995)
#1 hit on six US charts and #2 on the UK Singles chart.
Janet Jackson
   released the single   
Together Again (1997)
Jay-Z Featuring UGK
   released the single   
Big Pimpin
1999; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Jean-Louis Murat
   released the single   
Avalanche IV
1991; cover of Leonard Cohen song
Jeff Buckley
   released the single   
Hallelujah
1994; wonderful cover of Leonard Cohen classic; tragic son of tragic folk rocker, Tim Buckley; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Jeff Buckley
   released the single   
Last Goodbye
1994; cult classic; Buckley's most commercial success
Jeff Buckley
   released the single   
Yard of Blonde Girls
1998; strong rocker; early song by Buckley; a cult favorite
Jennifer Paige
   released the single   
Crush
1998
Jewel
   released the single   
Foolish Games (1997)
#1 on the US Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts; nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Jewel
   released the single   
Who Will Save Your Soul (1996)
American singer/songwriter's first release; #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart and top ten entry on two others; nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Jimmy Cliff
   released the single   
I Can See Clearly Now
1993
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
   released the single   
City Don't Cry
1994; released on "No Quarter: Unledded"; recorded in Morocco; remarkable
Joan Arden
   released the single   
If It Be Your Will
1995; beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen song
John Fogerty
   released the single   
Hot Rod Heart
1997; driving rocker evoking Creedance feel; from "Blue Moon Swamp" the Grammy best rock album of the year
John Hiatt
   released the single   
Cry Love
1995; Strong country rock tune from American songwriter; released on the "Walk On" album
John Hiatt
   released the single   
Perfectly Good Guitar
1993; Album title tune; solid testament about how to treat an instrument
John Mellencamp
   released the single   
Human Wheels
1993; strong rocker; peaked at #2 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks listing; from album of same name
Jon Bon Jovi
   released the single   
Blaze of Glory (1990)
Golden Globe Award winner for Best Original Song for the movie "Young Guns II"; nominated for Academy Award as well; #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 , Mainstream Rock and Cash Box charts; certified Platinum in the US.
Joan Osborne
   released the single   
One of Us
1995; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; a worldwide hit with long lasting popularity
Lenny Kravitz
   released the single   
American Woman (1999)
Top 10 entry on two US Billboard charts; won Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Peformance.
Lenny Kravitz
   released the single   
Are You Gonna Go My Way? (1993)
1993; #1 on the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks; #4 on the UK Singles chart
Lenny Kravitz
   released the single   
Fly Away (1998)
#1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock and UK Singles charts; top 10 entry on two other charts; won Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Leonard Cohen
   released the single   
Waiting for the Miracle
1992; another iconic Cohen tune; featured in the movie "Natural Born Killers"; released on "The Future"
Live
   released the single   
All Over You
1995
Live
   released the single   
I Alone
1994
Live
   released the single   
Lightning Crashes
1995
Live
   released the single   
Turn My Head
1997
Londonbeat
   released the single   
I’ve Been Thinking ‘Bout You
1991
Los Del Rio
   released the single   
The Macarena
1995
Los Lobos
   released the single   
Angel Dance
1993; David Hidalgo gem released on the band's first studio album "Just Another Band from East L.A."; early Tex-Mex classic; covered later with distinction by Robert Plant
Lou Bega
   released the single   
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of ....)
1999; cover of Pérez Prado mambo and jive dance song; #1 in numerous countries
Lucinda Williams
   released the single   
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1998; title song from Grammy Award winn for best contemporary folk album
Lucinda Williams
   released the single   
Greenville
1998; noteworthy bluesy rocker from Grammy winning album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
Lucinda Williams
   released the single   
Passionate Kisses
1992; Grammy award winner for Best Country song
Macy Gray
   released the single   
I Try (1999)
#1 on the UK Singles and US Mainstream Top 40; top ten on three other UK & US charts; Grammy Award winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Madonna
   released the single   
Don't Cry for Me Argentina (1996)
From the soundtrack for the film "Evita"; #1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart and #7 on the US Mainstream Top 40.
Madonna
   released the single   
Ray of Light (1998)
Title song from critically acclaimed album; #1 on the US Dance Club Songs and top ten entry on three other UK/US charts; winner of two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Dance Recording.
Madonna
   released the single   
Take a Bow (1994)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Marcy Playground
   released the single   
Sex and Candy (1997)
#1 on the US Alternative Songs chart and top ten entry on five other US charts.
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
   released the single   
One Sweet Day (1995)
#1 on numerous UK and US charts; nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
Dreamlover (1993)
#1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100, Dance Club Songs, Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts; top 10 on three others in the UK and US; certified Platinum in the US.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
Honey (1997)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Dance Club Songs and Rhythmic charts; top ten entry on three other UK/US charts; certified Platinum in the US; nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
I Don't Wanna Cry (1991)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
Love Takes Time (1990)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
Someday (1990)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Dance Club Songs charts.
Mariah Carey
   released the single   
Vision of Love (1990)
Debut single hitting #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100; also #1 on the US Adult Contemporary and Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts; certified platinum; winner of the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Mark Cohn
   released the single   
Walking In Memphis
1991
Matchbox Twenty
   released the single   
3AM (1997)
Major hit for the American rock band; number 1 or top ten tune on numerous charts.
Matchbox Twenty
   released the single   
Push (1997)
Top 10 entry on six US Billboard charts; #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart.
M C Hammer
   released the single   
U Can’t Touch This
1990; winner of Best Rap Solo Performance for a Grammy award
Meat Loaf
   released the single   
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
1993
Meat Loaf
   released the single   
I'd Lie For You (and That's the Truth)
1994
Melissa Etheridge
   released the single   
Come To My Window
1994; from the album "Yes I Am"; long lasting popularity
Melissa Etheridge
   released the single   
I’m the Only One
1994; strong performance on the U.S. mainstream rock and Billboard Hot 100 charts; from the album "Yes I Am"
Melissa Etheridge
   released the single   
I Want To Come Over
1996
Metallica
   released the single   
Enter Sandman
1991; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson
   released the single   
Scream (1995)
#1 on the UK R&B and US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts; top ten listing on two other charts; certified platinum in the US.
Midnight Oil
   released the single   
Blue Sky Mine
1990
Midnight Oil
   released the single   
Forgotten Years
1990
Midnight Oil
   released the single   
My Country
1993
Mike Oldfield
   released the single   
Let There Be Light
1994; released on "The Songs of Distant Earth; the album represents the concert played at the end of Arthur C. Clarke's novel of the same name.
Mike Oldfield
   released the single   
The Song of the Sun
1996; beautiful track from the album "Voyager"
Natalie Imbruglia
   released the single   
Torn (1998)
#1 song for the Australian singer including the US Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40.
Natalie Merchant
   released the single   
Beloved Wife
1995; from album "Tigerlily" after she left 10,000 Maniacs; soundtrackfrom movie "Message in a Bottle"; gorgeous tune
Natalie Merchant
   released the single   
Carnival
1995; most popular release from her "Tigerlily" album
Neil Young
   released the single   
Harvest Moon
1992; gorgeous melody; long lasting popularity
Neil Young With Crazy Horse
   released the single   
This Town
1996; classic rocker from "Broken Arrow" album
New Radicals
   released the single   
You Get What You Give
1998
Nick Lowe
   released the single   
The Beast in Me
1994; deep track of merit; from his "The Impossible Bird" album
Nils Lofgren
   released the single   
Black Books
1995; haunting tune from E-Street and former Crazy Horse guitarist; highlighted in HBO "Soprano" segment
Nirvana
   released the single   
All Apologies
1993; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Nirvana
   released the single   
Come As You Are
1991; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Nirvana
   released the single   
In Bloom
1991; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Nirvana
   released the single   
Smells Like Teen Spirit
1991; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; #9 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time";
No Doubt
   released the single   
Don't Speak (1996)
#1 in numerous countries on several differing charts.
No Doubt
   released the single   
Just a Girl (1995)
Top 10 entry on two US Billboard charts.
The Notorious B.I.G.
   released the single   
Juicy (1994)
Included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Oasis
   released the single   
Champagne Supernova (1996)
English band's #1 song on the Canada Rock/Alternative and US Alternative Songs charts; certified Platinum in the UK.
Oasis
   released the single   
Don’t Look Back In Anger (1996)
Closing theme for BBC's "Our Friends in the North;" #1 on the UK Singles chart; peaked at #10 on the US Alternative Songs chart.
Oasis
   released the single   
Wonderwall (1995)
Top 10 entry on six UK/US charts.
The Offspring
   released the single   
Come Out and Play
1994
The Offspring
   released the single   
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
1998
The Offspring
   released the single   
Self Esteem
1994
Patty Griffin
   released the single   
Change
1998; solid country rock tune from her second album "Flaming Red"
Patty Griffin
   released the single   
Every Little Bit
1996; poignant vocal performance; from her major-label debut "Living With Ghosts"
Paula Abdul
   released the single   
Rush Rush
1991
Paula Cole
   released the single   
Feeling Love
1997; another hit from the American singer/songwriter's second album "This Fire"
Paula Cole
   released the single   
I Don't Want to Wait
1997; from the album "This Fire"' theme song for the television series "Dawson Creek"; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100
Paula Cole
   released the single   
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
1997; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; nominated for three Grammys
Pavement
   released the single   
Summer Babe (Winter Version)
1992; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Pearl Jam
   released the single   
Better Man (1994)
From "Vitalogy" album; #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Pearl Jam
   released the single   
Black (1991)
From the band's debut album "Ten"; reached #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks; lasting acclaim
Pearl Jam
   released the single   
Daughter (1993)
From the band's second album "Vs."; topped the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.
Pearl Jam
   released the single   
Last Kiss (1999)
Cover of J. Francis Wilson and the Cavaliers' 1960s classic; top 10 entry on seven UK/US charts.
Pearl Jam
   released the single   
Yellow Ledbetter (1992)
Outtake from the band's debut album "Ten"; a monster track
Pete Droge
   released the single   
Eyes on the Ceiling
1998; from solo album "Spacey and Shakin'" ; a solid deep track
Peter Gabriel
   released the single   
Digging in the Dirt
1992; #1 on the Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks charts
Peter Gabriel
   released the single   
Steam
1992; worldwide acclaim; #2 on the Mainstream Rock chart
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Coming Back to Life
1994; released on "The Division Bell"; a hypnotic classic; did not chart
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
High Hopes
1994; "The Division Bell"'s dramatic concluding song; elegant
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Keep Talking
1994; from "The Division Bell"; an atmospheric and elegant track
PJ Harvey
   released the single   
Down by the Water
1995; English alternative rock with worlwide acclaim
The Pretenders
   released the single   
I’ll Stand By You
1994
Primitive Radio Gods
   released the single   
Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth
1996
Prodigy
   released the single   
Firestarter
1997
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
   released the single   
I’ll Be Missing You
1998. Sampled the melody of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" from 1983
Puff Daddy & Jimmy Page
   released the single   
Come With Me
1998
Radiohead
   released the single   
Creep
1993
Radiohead
   released the single   
Fake Plastic Trees
1995; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Radiohead
   released the single   
Paranoid Android
1997; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Real McCoy
   released the single   
Run Away
1995
Red Hot Chili Peppers
   released the single   
Californication (1999)
Top 10 entry on numerous charts worldwide; certified multi-Platinum in numerous countries; crushing performance.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
   released the single   
Give It Away (1991)
#1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and #9 on the UK Singles chart.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
   released the single   
Love Rollercoaster
1996
Red Hot Chili Peppers
   released the single   
Scar Tissue (1999)
#1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock charts; top 10 entry on two other charts.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
   released the single   
Under the Bridge (1992)
1992; critical success for band; peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; certified Platinum sales.
Rednex
   released the single   
Cotton Eye Joe
1995. Rednex is a Swedish manufactured band, the brainchild of producers Janne Ericsson, Örjan Öberg, Pat Reiniz and Brian Reddyb who decided to try mixing country music with eurodance.
R.E.M.
   released the single   
Drive (1992)
#1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track and Alternative Songs charts; driving tune
R.E.M.
   released the single   
E-Bow The Letter (1996)
Top 10 entry on three UK/US charts; memorable; backup vocals by Patti Smith.
R.E.M.
   released the single   
Everybody Hurts (1993)
Released on "Automatic for the People"; a worldwide hit
R.E.M.
   released the single   
Leave (1996)
Excellent deep track of merit; from New Adventures in Hi-FI".
R.E.M.
   released the single   
Losing My Religion (1991)
#1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts; included in the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; won Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group; nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
R.E.M.
   released the single   
Man on the Moon (1993)
From the album "Automatic for the People"; one of the band's most popular tunes; top ten entry on three US charts.
R.E.M.
   released the single   
What's the Frequency, Kenneth? (1994)
#1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track List; from the album "Monster".
Remy Zero
   released the single   
Fair
1998; wonderful melody highlighted in the film "Garden State"; released on "Villa Elaine" album
Right Said Fred
   released the single   
I’m Too Sexy
1991
Robbie Robertson
   released the single   
Unbound
1998; cool deep track from The Band's lead guitarist from his album "Contact from the Underworld of Red Boy"
Robbie Williams
   released the single   
Angels
1999
Robert Earl Keen
   released the single   
Levelland
1997
Robert Plant
   released the single   
29 Palms
1993; solid song; from his "Fate of Nations" album; did not chart highly in the U.S. though
Robert Plant
   released the single   
Hurting Kind
1990
Santana
   released the single   
Love of My Life
1999; solid tune; Grammy award winner for best pop collaboration; featuring Dave Mathews and Carter Beauford
Santana
   released the single   
Maria Maria
1999; featuring The Prouduct G&B on vocals; unbelievable guitar mastery and vocal accompaniement; Grammy Award winner for best pop performance by a Group; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks
Santana
   released the single   
Put Your Lights On
1999; featuring Everlast on rhythm guitar and vocals; Grammy Award winner for best rock vocal perforrmance
Santana
   released the single   
Smooth (1999)
Featuring Rob Thomas; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks; won two Grammy Awards for song of the year and best pop collaboration with vocals.
Sarah McLachlan
   released the single   
Angel
1998; featured song in movie "City of Angels"; long lasting popularity; peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Sarah McLachlan
   released the single   
I Will Remember You
1995; Grammy Award winner for best female pop performance; a big hit for the Canadian artist
Savage Garden
   released the single   
I Knew I Loved You (1999)
#1 on three US charts and top ten entry on three others.
Savage Garden
   released the single   
Truly Madly Deeply (1997)
Song by Australian pop duo; #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Seal
   released the single   
Crazy
1991
Seal
   released the single   
Fly Like an Eagle
1996
Seal
   released the single   
Kiss From a Rose
1995. It's a waltz (3/4 time) - very unusual for a pop song. "Piano Man" by Billy Joel is another example of this.
Seal
   released the single   
Prayer for the Dying
1994
Semisonic
   released the single   
Closing Time
1998; solid song from American alternative rock band; modest chart success
Shawn Colvin
   released the single   
Sunny Came Home
1997; reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; winning Grammy Award for song of the year
Shawn Mullins
   released the single   
Lulluby
1998; gorgeous tune; #1 on the Adult Top 40; nominated for a Grammy Award
Sheryl Crow
   released the single   
All I Wanna Do (1994)
1994; from her debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club"; her biggest U.S. hit peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on two others.; won Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance; nominated for Song of the Year.
Sheryl Crow
   released the single   
Everyday Is a Winding Road (1996)
From her popular self titled second album; top ten entry on three US charts.
Sheryl Crow
   released the single   
If It Makes You Happy (1996)
From the album "Sheryl Crow"; a radio hit; album won two Grammys for Best Female Rock Performance and Best Rock Album.
Sheryl Crow
   released the single   
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Theme song from 007 film of the same name; didn't chart highly.
Shivaree
   released the single   
Goodnight Moon
1999; cult rocker from American band; used during the ending credits for the soundtrack of "Kill Bill: Volume 2"
Sinead O’Connor
   released the single   
Nothing Compares 2 U
1990; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Spice Girls
   released the single   
Spice Up Your Life
1997
Spice Girls
   released the single   
Stop
1998
Spice Girls
   released the single   
Wannabe
1997
Stevie Nicks
   released the single   
Sometimes It's a Bitch
1991
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
   released the single   
Little Wing
1991; incredible cover of Jimi Hendrix's iconic guitar masterpiece
Sting
   released the single   
Fields of Gold (1993)
From his album "Ten Summoner's Tales"; long lasting popularity
Sting
   released the single   
Shape of My Heart (1993)
Beautiful tune that did not chart highly; released on the album "Ten Summoner's Tales"; song's backing track sampled estensively by numerous other artists.
Stone Temple Pilots
   released the single   
Plush
1993; Grammy Award winner for best hard rock performance
Sugar Ray
   released the single   
Every Morning (1999)
#1 song on four US Billboard charts; from their album "14:59".
Sugar Ray
   released the single   
Fly (1997)
#1 on the US Hot 100 Airplay, Alternative Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Take That
   released the single   
Back for Good (1995)
Song from British band; #1 on the UK Singles chart; top ten entry on four US charts; certified multi-Platinum in the UK.
Tal Bachman
   released the single   
She’s So High
1998
Tallulah
   released the single   
Oh Daddy
1998; fantastic cover of Fleetwood Mac classic
Taylor Dayne
   released the single   
I’ll Be Your Shelter
1990
Taylor Dayne
   released the single   
Love Will Lead You Back
1990
Tears for Fears
   released the single   
Break It Down Again
1993; long lasting popular tun; international acclaim
Third Eye Blind
   released the single   
How's It Going to Be (1997)
American band's second single from their debut album; reached the top ten on four US charts.
Third Eye Blind
   released the single   
Semi-Charmed Life (1997)
American alternative bands's debut hit; peaked at #1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
Tom Cochrane
   released the single   
Life Is a Highway
1992;
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
   released the single   
Learning to Fly (1991)
#1 on the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart; enduring popularity.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
   released the single   
Mary Jane's Last Dance (1993)
Rock classic; peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.
Tom Petty
   released the single   
You Don't Know How It Feels (1994)
Long lasting popular rock tune; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart; from solo album "Wildflowers"
Toni Braxton
   released the single   
Unbreak My Heart
1996
Tracy Chapman
   released the single   
Give Me One Reason
1996; Chapman's biggest hit so far, reaching #2 on the U.S. Hot 100 list; earned Grammy award for Best Rock Song
U2
   released the single   
Mysterious Ways (1991)
From the album "Actung Baby"; #1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock charts; #9 on the Billboard Hot 100
U2
   released the single   
One (1992).
From the album "Actung Baby"; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the US Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock charts; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
UB40
   released the single   
Can't Help Falling In Love
1993
Vertical Horizon
   released the single   
Everything You Want (1999)
#1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts; top ten entry on four other UK/US charts.
The Verve
   released the single   
Bitter Sweet Symphony
1997; peaked at #12; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Wallflowers
   released the single   
One Headlight (1996)
Song from American rock band; peaking at #1 on all three of Billboard's rock airplay charts; won Grammy awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.
The White Stripes
   released the single   
One More Cup of Coffee (1999)
Solid cover of Bob Dylan song; from their debut album
Whitney Houston
   released the single   
It's Not Right but It's Okay (1999)
#1 on the US Dance Club Songs and UK R&B charts; top ten on three other UK/US charts; certified Platinum in the UK and in the US; won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Whitney Houston
   released the single   
I Will Always Love You (1992)
Monster hit; 14 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 in numerous other countries; certified multi-Platinum in the US and UK; won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance for a Female.
Wilco
   released the single   
California Stars (1998)
From album released with Billy Bragg of previously unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics; popular folk tune
Wilco
   released the single   
Can't Stand It (1999)
Enduring popular tune from band's fourth album "Summerteeth"
Willie Nelson
   released the single   
Bird on a Wire
1997; beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen classic
Will Smith
   released the single   
Men In Black
1997. Starred in the film alongside Tommy Lee Jones. "A galactic standard week? How the hell long is that?"


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