Die 444 besten Singles der 1990er Jahre


Zunächst mal ein kleiner Prolog: Es war eine Heidenarbeit, aber es war auch ein Riesenspaß. Ich wollte ursprünglich die Top100 erstellen, aber bei der Recherche sind mir dann so viele liebgewonnene und einige vollkommen zu Unrecht vergessene Lieder in die Hände gekommen, dass ich die Charts auf 444 Plätze ausgedehnt habe.

Natürlich ist es eine ganz individuelle Hitparade, und natürlich steht nur ein Lied an der richtigen Stelle (nämlich die Nummer 1), dennoch möchte ich die Kriterien ein wenig klar machen. Gewertet wurden nur Lieder, die zwischen dem 1. Januar 1990 und dem 31. Dezember 1999 in Deutschland, England oder den USA als Single erschienen sind. Bei der Bewertung wurde nur der jeweilige Song berücksichtigt, B-Seiten wurden außer Acht gelassen.

Neben allgemeiner Klasse galt es auch noch, spezielle Singles-Eigenschaften zu erfüllen: Energie, Aktualität, Prägnanz, Arschtreten und so. Als Resultat lässt sich zunächst sagen, dass die Nineties musikalisch durchaus ein gutes Jahrzehnt waren. Das Jahrzehnt des BritPop, des HipHop, der Coverversionen und der Frauen. So war zumindest mein Eindruck. Und hier sind sie nun, die 444 besten Singles der 1990er Jahre:

Platz Single Interpret Jahr
1 Don´t look back in anger Oasis 1995
2 Live forever Oasis 1994
3 Supersonic Oasis 1994
4 Never ever All Saints 1998
5 Only the strongest will survive Hurricane #1 1997
6 No distance left to run Blur 1999
7 Oh yeah Ash 1996
8 Girls and boys Blur 1995
9 Spending my time Roxette 1991
10 Smells like teen spirit Nirvana 1991
11 Song 2 Blur 1997
12 How do you do! Roxette 1992
13 Ready to go Republica 1996
14 Rockafeller skank Fatboy Slim 1998
15 Church of your heart Roxette 1992
16 Some might say Oasis 1995
17 Torn Natalie Imbruglia 1997
18 Angels Robbie Williams 1997
19 Road rage Catatonia 1998
20 You get what you give New Radicals 1999
21 Creep Radiohead 1993
22 Unbelievable EMF 1991
23 I´ll be missing you Puff Daddy 1997
24 Common people Pulp 1995
25 Country house Blur 1995
26 Today Smashing Pumpkins 1993
27 Just the way it is, baby Rembrandts 1990
28 Stand by me Oasis 1997
29 Nordisch by nature Fettes Brot 1995
30 She´s the one Robbie Williams 1999
31 Four seasons in one day Crowded House 1991
32 Sie ist weg Die Fantastischen Vier 1995
33 Back to you Bryan Adams 1997
34 All I need Air 1998
35 Dub be good to me Beats International 1990
36 Self esteem Offspring 1994
37 U 16 girls Travis 1997
38 Rocks Primal Scream 1994
39 If you don´t love me, I´ll kill myself Pete Droge 1994
40 June afternoon Roxette 1995
41 A life less ordinary Ash 1997
42 All these things Readymade 1998
43 Born slippy Underworld 1995
44 All around the world Oasis 1997
45 Under the bridge / Lady marmelade All Saints 1998
46 Groove is in the heart Deee Lite 1990
47 Be my baby Vanessa Paradis 1992
48 Carnation Liam Gallagher & Steve Cradock 1998
49 Someone Rembrandts 1990
50 Everything about you Ugly Kid Joe 1991
51 (Everything I do) I do it for you Bryan Adams 1991
52 All together now The Farm 1990
53 Basket case Green Day 1994
54 Wild night John Mellencamp 1994
55 Wonderwall Oasis 1995
56 Regulate Warren G. 1994
57 On your own Blur 1997
58 I touch myself Divinyls 1990
59 All I want to do is rock Travis 1997
60 Gone ´til november Wyclef Jean 1998
61 Jein Fettes Brot 1996
62 Feeling so real Moby 1994
63 Unfinished sympathy Massive Attack 1991
64 Losing my religion REM 1991
65 You oughta know Alanis Morissette 1995
66 Halt Dich an Deiner Liebe fest Freundeskreis 1998
67 Mo money mo problems Notorious BIG 1997
68 Ring ring ring De La Soul 1991
69 Whatever Oasis 1994
70 Back for good Take That 1995
71 Say it ain´t so Weezer 1994
72 Only happy when it rains Garbage 1995
73 Ohne Dich Selig 1994
74 Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann Jan Delay 1999
75 Here comes the hotstepper Ini Kamoze 1996
76 Got to get Leila K. 1990
77 Narcotic Liquido 1998
78 Queen of rain Roxette 1992
79 Nothing compares 2 U Sinead O´Connor 1990
80 My Sharona The Knack 1994
81 Them girls, them girls Zig & Zag 1994
82 You´re in love Wilson Philipps 1990
83 The universal Blur 1995
84 Say you´ll be there Spice Girls 1996
85 It must have been love Roxette 1990
86 Du trägst keine Liebe in Dir Echt 1999
87 Don´t go away Oasis 1997
88 How bizarre OMC 1997
89 One of us Joan Osborne 1996
90 Old before I die Robbie Williams 1997
91 The drugs don´t work The Verve 1997
92 Word up Gun 1992
93 Liebeslied Absolute Beginner 1998
94 1979 Smashing Pumpkins 1995
95 Monkey wrench Foo Fighters 1997
96 She doesn´t live here anymore Roxette 1995
97 As I lay me down Sophie B. Hawkins 1994
98 Alisha rules the world Alisha´s Attic 1997
99 Weather with you Crowded House 1991
100 D´you know what I mean? Oasis 1997
101 Girl from Mars Ash 1996
102 Don´t tear me up Mick Jagger 1993
103 I belong to you Lenny Kravitz 1998
104 Loser Beck 1994
105 Populär Die Fantastischen Vier 1995
106 I´ll be there Mariah Carey 1992
107 Killing me softly Fugees 1996
108 Ooh la la Wiseguys 1998
109 Killing in the name Rage against the machine 1992
110 Dein Herz schlägt schneller Fünf Sterne de luxe 1998
111 Sleeping in my car Roxette 1994
112 Disarm Smashing Pumpkins 1993
113 Mr. Jones Counting Crows 1993
114 Honey Moby 1998
115 Ice, ice baby Vanilla Ice 1990
116 Hand auf´s Herz Eins, Zwo 1999
117 I´ll be there for you Rembrandts 1995
118 Everybody hurts REM 1992
119 Fall at your feet Crowded House 1991
120 Sex & Candy Marcy Playground 1998
121 No, no, no Destiny´s child 1998
122 Alive Pearl Jam 1992
123 Turn Travis 1999
124 Weinst Du? Echt 1999
125 Holding on to you Terence Trent D´Arby 1995
126 Where is my mind Pixies 1991
127 Richard III. Supergrass 1997
128 Bittersweet symphony The Verve 1997
129 Rise and shine Cardigans 1995
130 U can´t touch this MC Hammer 1990
131 Fantasy Mariah Carey 1995
132 Wish I could fly Roxette 1999
133 Leave the biker Fountains of Wayne 1996
134 Tell me what you want Mase 1998
135 Screamager Therapy? 1993
136 Renegade master DJ Wildchild 1998
137 I´ll stick around Foo Fighters 1995
138 The most beautiful girl in the world Prince 1995
139 Susanne zur Freiheit Fischmob Allstars 1998
140 The big L Roxette 1991
141 Nightswimming REM 1992
142 A-N-N-A Freundeskreis 1997
143 No one else Weezer 1994
144 Sink to the bottom Fountains of Wayne 1996
145 Charmless man Blur 1995
146 Sie hat geschrien Selig 1994
147 Sit down James 1991
148 No diggity Blackstreet 1997
149 Never forget Take That 1995
150 Lovefool Cardigans 1997
151 Are you gonna go my way? Lenny Kravitz 1993
152 Men in black Will Smith 1997
153 Have you seen her? MC Hammer 1990
154 Fingertips Roxette 1993
155 When I come around Green Day 1994
156 Tequilla sunrise Cypress Hill 1998
157 Amazing Aerosmith 1993
158 Quit playing games Backstreet Boys 1996
159 Independent lovesong Scarlet 1995
160 Just a girl No Doubt 1996
161 Great things Echobelly 1996
162 Walls (Circus) Tom Petty 1996
163 Catch me Bandits 1997
164 Three lions Lightning seeds 1996
165 Sabotage Beastie Boys 1994
166 Secret garden Bruce Springsteen 1995
167 Hail, hail rock´n roll Garland Jeffreys 1992
168 Block rockin´ beats Chemical Brothers 1997
169 A girl like you Edwyn Collins 1995
170 Walk this world Heather Nova 1995
171 Cannonball Breeders 1993
172 Lithium Nirvana 1991
173 Friday I´m in love Cure 1992
174 Wicked game Chris Isaak 1991
175 Under the bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers 1992
176 Walking on the sun Smash Mouth 1997
177 Walking after you (remix) Foo Fighters 1998
178 So what´cha want Beastie Boys 1992
179 Nowhere Therapy? 1994
180 Intergalactic Beastie Boys 1998
181 Zero Smashing Pumpkins 1995
182 I won´t give up Throw that beat into the garbagecan 1994
183 Underwater love Smoke city 1997
184 Enjoy the silence Depeche Mode 1990
185 More than words Extreme 1990
186 In bloom Nirvana 1991
187 It´s all about the benjamins (Rock Remix) Puff Daddy 1998
188 Beautiful ones Suede 1998
189 Don´t speak No Doubt 1996
190 Freedom Robbie Williams 1995
191 Only to be with you Roachford 1994
192 Tired of sex Weezer 1996
193 Turntablerocker Hausmarke 1998
194 Two princes Spindoctors 1992
195 Mulder & Scully Catatonia 1998
196 Linger Cranberries 1993
197 Ready or not Fugees 1996
198 Not dark yet Bob Dylan 1998
199 Mrs. Robinson Lemonheads 1992
200 Thursday´s child David Bowie 1999
201 Bullet with butterfly wings Smashing Pumpkins 1995
202 Anybody seen my baby? Rolling Stones 1997
203 Pink Aerosmith 1997
204 Zu geil für diese Welt Die Fantastischen Vier 1993
205 Saint of me Rolling Stones 1997
206 Wenn ich wollte Selig 1994
207 Blame it on the weatherman B*Witched 1999
208 Tears in heaven Eric Clapton 1992
209 Release me Wilson Phillips 1990
210 To be with you Mr. Big 1992
211 Mr. Wendal Arrested Development 1992
212 Inside Stiltskin 1994
213 High and dry Radiohead 1995
214 Stars Roxette 1999
215 Headache Frank Black 1994
216 Fugee-La Fugees 1996
217 Step it up Stereo MC´s 1995
218 Uncle Pat Ash 1995
219 In the valley Midnight Oil 1993
220 Raus Die Fantastischen Vier 1996
221 Lay your love on me Roachford 1994
222 Die Welt kann mich nicht mehr verstehen Tocotronic 1996
223 I know where it´s at All Saints 1997
224 Cigarettes & alcohol Oasis 1994
225 I will survive Cake 1997
226 Zombie Cranberries 1994
227 Strong enough Sheryl Crow 1993
228 Hypnotize Notorious BIG 1997
229 Wildsurf Ash 1998
230 It´s oh so quiet Björk 1995
231 Bad time to be in love Jayhawks 1995
232 Teardrop Massive Attack 1998
233 Stop Spice Girls 1998
234 Joyride Roxette 1991
235 Mary Jane´s last dance Tom Petty 1993
236 Le Smou Die Fantastischen Vier 1999
237 Get the message Electronic 1992
238 All the small things Blink 182 1999
239 Stay Shakespeare´s Sister 1993
240 Hold on Wilson Phillips 1990
241 Summertime DJ Jazzy Jeff & the fresh Prince 1996
242 Stay Lisa Loeb 1993
243 Sweet child o´mine Sheryl Crow 1999
244 Close encounters Clouseau 1991
245 Cream Prince 1991
246 It ain´t over ´til it´s over Lenny Kravitz 1991
247 Keine ist Rödelheim Hartreim Projekt 1994
248 Mmh mmh mmh mmh Crash Test Dummies 1994
249 Frank Sinatra Cake 1997
250 Brimful of asha Cornershop 1997
251 Nancy boy Placebo 1996
252 Erase/Rewind Cardigans 1999
253 Stereotypes Blur 1995
254 Sure shot Beastie Boys 1994
255 Gypsy woman Chrystal Waters 1991
256 I alone Live 1994
257 You don´t know how it feels Tom Petty 1994
258 Out of space Prodigy 1992
259 Ist es wichtig Selig 1995
260 No surprises Radiohead 1997
261 Downtown Neil Young 1995
262 Perfect Smashing Pumpkins 1998
263 Black velvet Allanah Myles 1990
264 It´s no good Depeche Mode 1997
265 Alright Supergrass 1995
266 A little time Beautiful South 1990
267 Writing to reach you Travis 1999
268 Music sounds better with you Stardust 1998
269 Driftwood Travis 1999
270 Do you wanna be my baby Gessle 1997
271 Buddy Holly Weezer 1994
272 Love is all around Wet Wet Wet 1994
273 Unconditional love Susannah Hoffs 1993
274 Why does it always rain on me? Travis 1999
275 I feel the earth move Martika 1990
276 Wannabe Spice Girls 1996
277 When I grow up Garbage 1998
278 Tell it like it t-i-is B-52´s 1992
279 Without you Mariah Carey 1993
280 Is it like today World Party 1993
281 Walk on the ocean Toad the wet sprocket 1992
282 When Suzannah cries Espen Lind 1997
283 Cornflake girl Tori Amos 1994
284 No rain Blind Melon 1992
285 Oh Carolina Shaggy 1993
286 Flat beat Mr. Oizo 1999
287 Buenos dias Messias Die Fantastischen Vier 1999
288 Parklife Blur 1995
289 No Coke Dr. Alban 1991
290 Three little pigs Green Jelly 1993
291 Ghetto Supastar Pras Michel 1999
292 Love is strong Rolling Stones 1994
293 If it makes you happy Sheryl Crow 1996
294 My side of the bed Susannah Hoffs 1993
295 Coffee & TV Blur 1995
296 Jungle Brother Jungle Brothers 1997
297 Rock ´n roll lifestyle Cake 1994
298 Karma police Radiohead 1997
299 All I wanna do Sheryl Crow 1993
300 Radio Orchid Fury in the Slaughterhouse 1993
301 I wish it would rain down Phil Collins 1990
302 Have you ever seen the rain? Spindoctors 1994
303 In these arms Bon Jovi 1992
304 Nothing else matters Metallica 1991
305 Come as you are Nirvana 1991
306 Evelyn Nationalgalerie 1993
307 Selling the drama Live 1994
308 Jump Kris Kross 1992
309 Sitting down here Lene Marlin 1999
310 Jesus says Ash 1998
311 Would you Touch and Go 1998
312 Baby don´t cry INXS 1992
313 New noise Refused 1998
314 74-75 The Connells 1994
315 She´s a star James 1997
316 Ebeneezer Good The Shamen 1992
317 Tender Blur 1999
318 Michi Beck in hell Die Fantastischen Vier 1999
319 Deeply dippy Right said Fred 1992
320 Sylvie St. Etienne 1997
321 Lump Presidents of the USA 1995
322 Chemicals Notwist 1998
323 What time is love KLF 1990
324 Heart-shaped box Nirvana 1993
325 The message is love Arthur Baker 1990
326 Don´t let the sun go down on me Elton John & George Michael 1992
327 Young at heart Bluebells 1993
328 I think I´m paranoid Garbage 1998
329 Little girl H-Blockx 1994
330 Video killed the radio star Presidents of the USA 1998
331 Here we go Shelter 1995
332 Doubledecker Liquido 1999
333 Original Die Fantastischen Vier & Sens Unik 1997
334 Carnival Cardigans 1995
335 Tag am Meer Die Fantastischen Vier 1998
336 Where it´s at Beck 1996
337 Virtual insanity Jamiroquai 1996
338 Ana´s song Silverchair 1999
339 Let me entertain you Robbie Williams 1997
340 My favourite game Cardigans 1999
341 Nothing lasts forever Echo and the bunnymen 1997
342 Infinity Guru Josh 1990
343 My favourite mistake Sheryl Crow 1998
344 Entertain me Blur 1995
345 Carnival in Rio Die toten Hosen 1991
346 Peaches Presidents of the USA 1995
347 From rush hour with love Republica 1998
348 Move over Spice Girls 1997
349 Bulls on parade Rage against the machine 1996
350 Shoop Salt ´n Pepa 1993
351 I love you always forever Donna Lewis 1996
352 Drop dead gorgeous Republica 1996
353 One and one Robert Miles 1996
354 I promised myself Nick Kamen 1990
355 Killer Adamski & Seal 1990
356 Lily was here Dave Stewart 1992
357 Jeremy Pearl Jam 1992
358 Tom´s diner Suzanne Vega & DNA 1990
359 Baker Street Undercover 1992
360 What´s up Four non blondes 1992
361 Sad but true Metallica 1991
362 Girls on my mind David Byrne 1992
363 Lass uns schmutzig Liebe machen Die Schröders 1995
364 Kiss from a rose Seal 1994
365 Til I hear it from you Gin Blossoms 1995
366 Hello Shakespeare´s Sister 1993
367 Numb U2 1995
368 Can´t nobody hold me down Puff Daddy 1997
369 I believe Bon Jovi 1994
370 Ordinary world Duran Duran 1993
371 Right beside you Sophie B. Hawkins 1994
372 Bang and blame REM 1994
373 True faith ´94 New Order 1994
374 Lucky you Lightning Seeds 1994
375 London rain Heather Nova 1998
376 Sympathy for the devil Guns ´n Roses 1994
377 Rotterdam Beautiful South 1997
378 Sugar sugar honey Cultured Pearls 1997
379 End of the road Boyz II Men 1992
380 The new pollution Beck 1996
381 Martikas kitchen Martika 1990
382 Hole in my soul Aerosmith 1997
383 Peach Prince 1993
384 7 seconds Youssuh `N Dur & Neneh Cherry 1995
385 Stupid girl Garbage 1995
386 Beetlebum Blur 1997
387 Tablua rasa Mellowbag 1998
388 Hero Mariah Carey 1993
389 I go to extremes Billy Joel 1990
390 Telefonmann Helge Schneider 1993
391 Everybody´s talkin´ Beautiful South 1994
392 James Brown is dead LA Style 1991
393 6th avenue heartache Wallflowers 1996
394 Song instead of a kiss Allanah Myles 1992
395 Suicide blonde INXS 1990
396 Firestarter Prodigy 1996
397 Hey man, nice shot Filter 1995
398 Crash! Boom! Bang! Roxette 1994
399 100 % Sonic Youth 1992
400 Pony Ginuwine 1997
401 Oops up Snap 1990
402 Wildside Marky Mark and the funky bunch 1991
403 Rebell Die Ärzte 1998
404 The boy is mine Brandy & Monica 1998
405 That´s the way love goes Janet Jackson 1993
406 Now that we found love Heavy D. & the boyz 1991
407 All apologies Nirvana 1993
408 Always Bon Jovi 1994
409 You won´t see me cry Wilson Phillips 1992
410 I can´t dance Genesis 1991
411 There will never be another tonight Bryan Adams 1991
412 And then she kissed her Phillip Boa 1991
413 Mis-shapes Pulp 1995
414 I´m easy Faith no more 1994
415 Follow you down Gin Blossoms 1996
416 God gave rock ´n roll to you Kiss 1992
417 Not an addict K´s Choice 1998
418 Freak Silverchair 1997
419 Cosmic girl Jamiroquai 1996
420 Truganini Midnight Oil 1993
421 Funky Tic Tac Toe 1996
422 Ja klar Schwester S. 1995
423 I like the way Hi-Five 1991
424 Bongo bong Manu Chao 1998
425 Black hole sun Soundgarden 1994
426 Vogue Madonna 1990
427 Bedlam bridge Midnight Oil 1990
428 It´s a fine day Opus III 1992
429 My lovin´ En Vogue 1992
430 Jealousy Pet Shop Boys 1991
431 My town Glass Tiger 1991
432 Informer Snow 1993
433 Men in black Frank Black 1996
434 Stay with me heartache Wet Wet Wet 1991
435 The shoop shoop song Cher 1991
436 Fallin´ Julee Cruise 1990
437 Show me heaven Maria McKee 1990
438 Missing (Remix) Everything but the girl 1995
439 Saltwater Julian Lennon 1991
440 Rockin´ over the beat Technotronic 1990
441 Your little secret Melissa Etheridge 1995
442 Crucified Army of lovers 1991
443 Scream Ice MC 1990
444 Hier kommt Kurt Frank Zander 1990

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