The Top 200 Songs Of The 90's According to 102.1 the Edge

radioOver the Labour Day long weekend, 102.1 the Edge counted down the Top 200 songs of the 90's.

Here's their list. Actually, they're claiming this list was compiled from listener votes. It's a pretty good top 10, actually, but I am surprised we got three Nirvana songs and Pearl Jam doesn't appear until 22. Then again, Alice in Chains doesn't debut until 75. Go figure.

1 - 1991 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2 - 1992 - Nirvana - Come As You Are
3 - 1996 - Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
4 - 1997 - Blur - Song 2
5 - 1994 - The Offspring - Self Esteem
6 - 1996 - Sublime - What I Got
7 - 1991 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
8 - 1992 - Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
9 - 1993 - Nirvana - All Apologies
10 - 1990 - The Tragically Hip - New Orleans is Sinking
11 - 1996 - Sublime - Santeria
12 - 1994 - Beck - Loser
13 - 1994 - Green Day - When I Come Around
14 - 1995 - Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
15 - 1994 - Nine Inch Nails - Closer
16 - 1996 - Our Lady Peace - Superman's Dead
17 - 1991 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give it Away
18 - 1993 - Radiohead - Creep
19 - 1994 - Green Day - Basket Case
20 - 1992 - Nirvana - Lithium
21 - 1996 - The Tragically Hip - Ahead by a Century
22 - 1992 - Pearl Jam - Jeremy
23 - 1999 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
24 - 1993 - Nirvana - Heart - Shaped Box
25 - 1995 - Green Day - Brain Stew
26 - 1995 - Our Lady Peace - Starseed
27 - 1995 - Oasis - Wonderwall
28 - 1999 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Around the World
29 - 1994 - Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
30 - 1998 - Foo Fighters - Everlong
31 - 1998 - The Tragically Hip - Poets
32 - 1994 - Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
33 - 1998 - Sloan - Money City Maniacs
34 - 1993 - Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
35 - 1999 - Matthew Good Band - Hello Time Bomb
36 - 1991 - Nirvana - In Bloom
37 - 1998 - Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
38 - 1991 - Pearl Jam - Alive
39 - 1999 - Our Lady Peace - One Man Army
40 - 1997 - The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
41 - 1993 - Blind Melon - No Rain
42 - 1992 - The Tragically Hip - Courage
43 - 1997 - Green Day - Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
44 - 1993 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze
45 - 1996 - Sloan - The Good in Everyone
46 - 1994 - Pearl Jam - Better Man
47 - 1996 - I Mother Earth - One More Astronaut
48 - 1994 - Weezer - Buddy Holly
49 - 1994 - The Offspring - Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
50 - 1995 - Our Lady Peace - Naveed
51 - 1993 - Pearl Jam - Daughter
52 - 1999 - Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
53 - 1994 - Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
54 - 1993 - The Tragically Hip - Fifty Mission Cap
55 - 1995 - Oasis - Champagne Supernova
56 - 1994 - Weezer - Undone - The Sweater Song
57 - 1997 - Big Wreck - The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted)
58 - 1993 - Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name
59 - 1999 - Matthew Good Band - Load Me Up
60 - 1999 - Blink - 182 - All the Small Things
61 - 1997 - Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
62 - 1995 - Bush - Comedown
63 - 1994 - Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World
64 - 1995 - Bush - Glycerine
65 - 1999 - The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon
66 - 1998 - Everlast - What it's Like
67 - 1997 - The Tea Party - Temptation
68 - 1992 - Nirvana - About A Girl
69 - 1992 - Sloan - Underwhelmed
70 - 1994 - Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
71 - 1998 - Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
72 - 1993 - Nirvana - Rape Me
73 - 1991 - Metallica - Enter Sandman
74 - 1998 - Big Wreck - That Song
75 - 1992 - Alice in Chains - Would?
76 - 1993 - The Tragically Hip - At the Hundredth Meridian
77 - 1997 - Radiohead - Karma Police
78 - 1997 - Matthew Good Band - Everything is Automatic
79 - 1991 - Nirvana - Polly
80 - 1994 - Beastie Boys - Sabotage
81 - 1999 - Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
82 - 1994 - Green Day - She
83 - 1997 - Econoline Crush - All that You Are
84 - 1995 - Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
85 - 1999 - Our Lady Peace - Is Anybody Home?
86 - 1994 - Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
87 - 1991 - The Tragically Hip - Little Bones
88 - 1999 - Incubus - Pardon Me
89 - 1998 - Watchmen - Stereo
90 - 1992 - House of Pain - Jump Around
91 - 1998 - Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
92 - 1994 - Soundgarden - Spoonman
93 - 1998 - Matthew Good Band - Indestructible
94 - 1994 - Green Day - Welcome to Paradise
95 - 1991 - R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
96 - 1996 - I Mother Earth - Used to Be Alright
97 - 1992 - Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing
98 - 1992 - The Tragically Hip - Locked In the Trunk of a Car
99 - 1995 - Sublime - Smoke Two Joints
100 - 1999 - Finger Eleven - Above
101 - 1996 - Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
102 - 1992 - Alice in Chains - Rooster
103 - 1995 - Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
104 - 1998 - Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
105 - 1994 - Sloan - Coax Me
106 - 1991 - U2 - One
107 - 1996 - Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand
108 - 1999 - Econoline Crush - You Don't Know What It's Like
109 - 1999 - Rage Against the Machine - Guerilla Radio
110 - 1990 - The Tragically Hip - 38 Years Old
111 - 1999 - Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
112 - 1991 - U2 - Mysterious Ways
113 - 1998 - The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
114 - 1993 - Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain/Loco En El Coco
115 - 1998 - Eve 6 - Inside Out
116 - 1998 - Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
117 - 1994 - Live - All Over You
118 - 1991 - Metallica - The Unforgiven
119 - 1993 - Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
120 - 1999 - Sloan - Losing California
121 - 1993 - Tool - Sober
122 - 1993 - The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
123 - 1995 - Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
124 - 1991 - Nirvana - On a Plain
125 - 1997 - Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
126 - 1995 - No Doubt - Just a Girl
127 - 1990 - Faith No More - Epic
128 - 1994 - The Offspring - Gotta Get Away
129 - 1993 - Cracker - Low
130 - 1995 - Radiohead - High and Dry
131 - 1996 - Big Sugar - Diggin' a Hole
132 - 1998 - Matthew Good Band - Apparitions
133 - 1996 - Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
134 - 1992 - The Tragically Hip - Looking For A Place To Happen
135 - 1994 - Green Day - Jaded
136 - 1994 - Moist - Push
137 - 1993 - James - Laid
138 - 1996 - Stone Temple Pilots - Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
139 - 1997 - Treble Charger - Friend Of Mine
140 - 1994 - The Cranberries - Zombie
141 - 1997 - Econoline Crush - Sparkle and Shine
142 - 1994 - Bush - Everything Zen
143 - 1993 - Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
144 - 1998 - Big Wreck - Blown Wide Open
145 - 1995 - Rancid - Time Bomb
146 - 1991 - The Tragically Hip - Three Pistols
147 - 1997 - Age of Electric - Remote Control
148 - 1994 - Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
149 - 1996 - I Mother Earth - Another Sunday
150 - 1995 - Silverchair - Tomorrow
151 - 1994 - Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
152 - 1997 - Treble Charger - Red
153 - 1992 - Pearl Jam - Even Flow
154 - 1996 - Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
155 - 1998 - Foo Fighters - My Hero
156 - 1995 - The Tragically Hip - So Hard Done By
157 - 1997 - Our Lady Peace - Automatic Flowers
158 - 1993 - Smashing Pumpkins - Today
159 - 1996 - Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong
160 - 1994 - Weezer - Say it Ain't So
161 - 1991 - Alice in Chains - Man in the Box
162 - 1994 - Green Day - Longview
163 - 1997 - The Headstones - Smile and Wave
164 - 1996 - Sublime - Wrong Way
165 - 1996 - Moist - Resurrection
166 - 1999 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
167 - 1995 - The Tragically Hip - Grace, Too
168 - 1993 - I Mother Earth - Not Quite Sonic
169 - 1992 - Pearl Jam - Black
170 - 1996 - Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
171 - 1997 - The Gandharvas - Downtime
172 - 1995 - Bush - Machinehead
173 - 1992 - Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
174 - 1993 - The Headstones - When Something Stands For Nothing
175 - 1999 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
176 - 1994 - Moist - Silver
177 - 1995 - The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster
178 - 1993 - Nirvana - Dumb
179 - 1997 - Our Lady Peace - 4:00 A.M.
180 - 1994 - Killjoys - Today I Hate Everyone
181 - 1994 - Soundgarden - Fell on Black Days
182 - 1999 - Danko Jones - Bounce
183 - 1995 - Live - Lightning Crashes
184 - 1998 - Big Sugar - Better Get Used To It
185 - 1990 - Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
186 - 1995 - The Gandharvas - The First Day Of Spring
187 - 1992 - Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
188 - 1991 - The Tragically Hip - Twist My Arm
189 - 1993 - Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
190 - 1990 - Spirit Of The West - Home For A Rest
191 - 1992 - Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
192 - 1993 - Doughboys - Shine
193 - 1997 - Blink - 182 - Dammit
194 - 1992 - Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike
195 - 1996 - Pure - Anna Is A Speed Freak
196 - 1996 - The Offspring - Gone Away
197 - 1996 - Cake - The Distance
198 - 1996 - Odds - Eat My Brain
199 - 1991 - The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings
200 - 1995 - Foo Fighters - Big Me


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Ajax Mike

I happened to be listening to this on the weekend, in the late 80's to late 70's. In all the debates about this radio station here, nothing struck home the fact that it's not for my generation anymore more than Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman" coming in 5 spots ahead of "Yellow Ledbetter."

Good song, sure. Yay, Canadian Content even. But one of the top 100 "New Rock" songs of the decade that was all about "New Rock?" Please.

To add insult to injury, the DJ at the time went on to say that the Kravitz version of this song was to The Guess Who original, as Nirvana's "The Man Who Sold The World" was to the Bowie original.

I can see it *maybe* being justified as far as introducing a new generation to the song (I personally hadn't heard of the Bowie song until the Nirvana cover; though I always knew it was a cover). There's no way you can compare the emotional and cultural of the two. I mean for pete's sake, the Kravitz song was made for an Austin Powers soundtrack.

Ugh. Sorry for the rant. That's been bottled up for almost a week now.

September 12, 2009 @ 6:39 PM

Toronto Mike

I never liked Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman". It's not Top 200-worthy.

Some things seem a little out of whack. "Like Bittersweet Symphony" finishing behind Matt Good's "Hello Time Bomb". Oh well... I guess I'll have to do my own Top 200.

September 12, 2009 @ 6:44 PM

Buffaloboymike

NOT One Cure or Depeche Mode tune on there. The Cure released Wish in 92/93 Friday Im In Love could have made this list easily...They also had The 13th off Wild Mood Swings.
Depech Mode had Uselsss....WTF two bands that the station built itself on and had multiple releases during the 90s that could have been on there. too much repetition.
Also 5440 didnt make it I find that sad.....Smilin Buddha Cabaret was all over the radio waves.
Disappointing.....The Soup Dragons Im Free should also have qualified. No Neds Atomic Dustbin....Kill Your TV...who did this list?

September 12, 2009 @ 6:48 PM

Buffaloboymike

And Im Sorry but The Smashing
pumpkins 1979 does NOT belong at #3, it belongs on the list but Disarm and Today are much better and should both be top 20 at worst
There was no Ministry that I could see, WTF is Sumblime at 99 with Smoke Two Joints? Never heard that tune at all.

September 12, 2009 @ 6:52 PM

Toronto Mike

I guess if this Top 200 came from today's Edge listeners, we're going to find gaping holes. These kids didn't actually live the 90s as we did. They're going to know 1979 better than Today, which I agree is a better song.

And the absence of such 90s staples as "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and "Cannonball" just tell you it's not for us.

Can you believe the Breeders' "Cannonball" didn't make this list? And "Jesus Built My Hotrod", one of my favourite songs in the 90s?

Sigh.

September 12, 2009 @ 7:01 PM

Toronto Mike

Other glaring omissions:

Pulp - Common People
Weezer - El Scorcho
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
R.E.M. - Man in the Moon
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Beck - Where It's At
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Oasis - Live Forever
Breeders - Cannonball
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
Ministry - NWO
Korn - Freak on a Leash
Anthrax and Public Enemy - Bring the Noise
Our Lady Peace - 4am
Semisonic - Closing Time
Alice in Chains - No Excuses
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
The Flys - Got You Where I Want You
K's Choice - Not An Addict
Dinosaur Jr. - Feel the Pain
Blur - There's No Other Way

Actually, there's a lot missing - my top 200 is coming soon.

September 12, 2009 @ 7:26 PM

Buffaloboymike

Ill give you another Where is Cypress Hill and Ice T with Body Count
Pop Will Eat Itself?
The Sundays
Belly Feed The Tree or Gepetto

September 12, 2009 @ 7:33 PM

Buffaloboymike

Is there nothing on there from Monster? Whats the FRequency Kenneth.

September 12, 2009 @ 7:35 PM

Toronto Mike

@Buffaloboymike, with all due respect, Pop Will Eat Itself, Sundays nor Belly had a chance to make this list. Same with Neds Atomic Dustbin.

But when the only Beck song is Loser and R.E.M. only shows up with Losing My Religion, we have a problem.

September 12, 2009 @ 7:37 PM

Toronto Mike

Oh, and I like Belly's Feed the Tree very much. But you have to think about a top 200 over a ten year span. That's 20 songs a year, and Belly flew way too far under the radar.

Although you have me back spinning Feed the Tree again and it still sounds fantastic!

September 12, 2009 @ 7:42 PM

bkblades

There's a lot of things wrong with this list, as everyone above has pointed out. Someone else mentioned this elsewhere, but as much as I love the Tragically Hip (easily one of my favourite bands ever), 18 songs in the Top 200? That's ridiculous, especially considering in any other country, I doubt we even see one song, let alone 18.

September 12, 2009 @ 7:42 PM

Toronto Mike

@bkblades I love The Hip, but I agree. How can there be 18 Hip songs but no "Live Forever" from Oasis? How can there be 18 Hip songs but no "Not An Addict" from K's Choice?

And we now know why Nirvana gets such heavy airplay. I counted them 12 times.

But only one Blur song? And wouldn't Pulp's "Common People" have cracked the top 10 just a few years ago?

September 12, 2009 @ 8:24 PM

Horonymous

For an older fart I recognize most of the songs.

Top what ever lists are always a good starting point for debate.

September 12, 2009 @ 9:27 PM

LEW

Quite white - this is the Wonderbread count-down.

September 12, 2009 @ 9:29 PM

Trish

Yawn. Why doesn't The Edge do a top 200 of the history of station. It would be a lot more interesting that way. We'd get Talking Heads, The Clash, etc., and we'd probably avoid stuff from Offspring.

September 12, 2009 @ 10:26 PM

Buffaloboymike

Oh but Mike, Martin weekly spun Ned's Kill Your Television on Club 102 and at the Kingdome it was a staple.
I have another song for you that I didnt see on that list that absolutely belongs somewhere in there...take off LIT or something but Concrete Blonde's Joey....

September 13, 2009 @ 2:02 AM

Buffaloboymike

Yet another band with nothing on there that I would say deserves more than Belly or the Sundays.....The Catherine Wheel! Black Metallic belongs in that 200 list, Crank, Way Down, Show Me Mary tons of good tunes by Catherine Wheel but there again, Black Metallic was a staple on the All Request Breakfast and Club 102 and at the Kingdome.

September 13, 2009 @ 2:05 AM

Romy

I guess the Hip are a Canadian band and the list is from a station in a Canadian city with a Canadian audience - but, I have to echo bkblades and Toronto Mike - 18 songs? And no "Live Forever"?

September 13, 2009 @ 4:38 AM

Anonymous

Personally I am a big fan of both OLP and the Hip, but seriously - I count 26 between the 2. Over 10%?
I agree - clearly a list compiled by people who weren't there and don't get it. I guess if it truly is a 'listener's list' we can't blame the station, but I will anyway.
Not going to mention all the gold that is missing from the list, but it's a lot. I have not listened to CFNY regularly in years and not at all since Martin suddenly disappeared from the schedule, but I guess this list is the clear proof that the station is not for 'us' (the people grew up listening in the 90's) anymore.

September 13, 2009 @ 7:00 AM

Mike from Lowville

@Buffaloboymike, who did this list? ....Some post grade 12 intern's sucking up to A. Cross.

September 13, 2009 @ 9:32 AM

CQ

Where is Crash Test Dummies with Superman's Song? Our Lady Peace meanwhile has eight songs on the list.

September 13, 2009 @ 11:15 AM

Ryan

This list is never going to please everyone.

But i do agree with BBM call on Smashing Pumpkins.

Disarm is the best song and i can possibly see that as top 10 material.

Evenflow is way too low down on the list as well.

September 13, 2009 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto Mike

@Mike from Lowville

I suspect Alan Cross is ashamed of this list and that under his watch it would be a short list decided by a vote by listeners and a final 200 chosen by a group of music savvy folks who would ensure Lowest of the Low wasn't completely shut out.

September 13, 2009 @ 12:09 PM

Buffaloboymike

I agree the Hip are great and we love them dearly but 18 songs in the top 200 is a bit overkill. Grace Too should be way up in the top 100 that song got them on SNL and if Im not mistaking New Orleans is SInking which is up near the top was 80's!!!!!! Up To Here was released in 1989 was it not?

September 13, 2009 @ 12:24 PM

Buffaloboymike

I would be correct, New Orleans is Sinking shouldn't even be on the list its from 1989!!!!!!!!!!! Come on someone over there should be fired over this list.

September 13, 2009 @ 12:27 PM

Toronto Mike

Good point, everything from Up to Here is ineligible. That was definitely '89.

Nice to see a Killjoys tune made it, and thank goodness the Gandharvas are there, but no Rusty?

How exactly did 1979 make it to #3? That seems incredibly high to me.

I've decided not to post my personal top 200, but instead post the top 200 we should have got from CFNY / Edge 102 / 102.1 the Edge.

September 13, 2009 @ 12:31 PM

Mike from Lowville

@Mike....your so right. What was I thinking. Sorry Alan, smack me with a drumstick!

September 13, 2009 @ 12:47 PM

Buffaloboymike

And the Breeders, Ned's, The Cure and Depeche Mode all need to be present.....Was their anything from Violator????? Violator unlike Up To Here WAS released in 1990.n Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence, Policy of Truth.

September 13, 2009 @ 2:03 PM

Buffaloboymike

I could have done without Age of Electric's Wheres my Remote Control....good tune yes, top 200 of the decade? NOT

September 13, 2009 @ 2:06 PM

Buffaloboymike

Take off Blink 182 as well, can insert one of the aforementioned bands in their slot

September 13, 2009 @ 2:11 PM

Buffaloboymike

The more I look at this list the more I sit here wondering if someone just took an ipod with a bunch of songs from the 90s pressed shuffle and put it together at the last minute.
There is no Stone Roses on there either...Love Spreads could have easily made the list and I have another
THE CRANBERRIES ZOMBIE OR LINGER?
NO Ashley MacIssac either Sleepy MAggie was 90s wasn't it?

September 13, 2009 @ 2:19 PM

CQ

No Alanis Morissette, Garbage, or Barenaked Ladies either.

September 13, 2009 @ 2:31 PM

Ajax Mike

Does anyone know how the voting was done for this? Was it completely free-form? Were there a list of songs presented to choose from? A list plus an "Other" option?

September 13, 2009 @ 4:15 PM

Race_Coach

Top "whatever" lists are subjective within any audience. Does it really matter? I don't limit my playlists to a finite number of songs, but rather try to build up a collection of good songs, all of which I'm happy to hear in any random order. My current 90's playlist has well over 500 songs. I don't play my #1 favorite song 100 times more than my 99th favorite, so I really don't care what some Edge playlist ranked as #1 - what I care about is making sure I have all the good songs they've listed (and others on this blog) in my playlist.

September 13, 2009 @ 9:34 PM

Joanne

(Take II on my comment, cuz I'm so dedicated...hehe)

There should be a clause on voting: You cannot be BORN in the 90's and allowed to vote for this list.

That'd clear up this mess for sure.

@torontomike -- Can't you set something up on this blog of yours to have a new vote for the Real Top 200 Songs of the 90's?

September 13, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

Toronto Mike

If and when I fix the MySQL issue that's been driving me crazy all weekend, I might just do that.

September 13, 2009 @ 9:37 PM

Race_Coach

104.1 (Classic Rock station) in Barrie did Battle of the Bands the same weekend.

Not song-based, but Classic Rock Bands.

I know Mike won't be pleased, but Tom Petty beat out The Clash in the 2nd round.

I was devastated that Lynyrd Skynyrd beat out Supertramp in the 2nd round. I was also surprised that Neil Young beat out Queen.

Zeppelin must have beaten Pink Floyd by a small margin (another blow to my ego) ... only to get beat by AC-DC in the semmies (yet another blow). OUCH!

Who won? Check out 104.1 - The Dock.

September 13, 2009 @ 10:17 PM

Andrew (needs a more distinct name)

I am late to comment but this is just a list of the top 200 of the 90s of the Edge's current artist playlist.

There are too many glaring omissions and 18 by the Hip is a mockery of good Canadian bands of the 90s.

I am sure the PD took the list that was voted and assured that it met his standards.

It is a sad list to be sure.

September 14, 2009 @ 8:40 AM

Wayner

As a co-worker, 15 years my junior, keeps saying to me..."it's called The EDGE, not CFNY..." Our memories of the nineties are very different

September 14, 2009 @ 8:42 AM

Al

This list is completely incomplete and inacurate...It has also brought back to great memories. I love it! Great tunes...most of them...

September 14, 2009 @ 9:27 AM

G

Danko Jones cracks the list, but no Morrissey?

September 14, 2009 @ 10:50 AM

Jason Paris

That list looks pretty horrible to me and not very reflective of the music that 'NY played for much of the 90s. Same 20 bands on repeat, hey kinda like the station now. ;)

September 14, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

jason | GetYourOJ.com

Do you realise this is the most cyclical freaking blog on in the universe?

Worse yet is the comments on why wasn't something included.

This is no longer a dead horse, it's a dead carcass long ago ravaged by vultures.

September 14, 2009 @ 6:16 PM

Joe

Why would you think Pearl Jam would be any better than 22? That band was so lame. Just some idiot mumbling his words with crappy music. Plus they wore horrible clothes and generally acted like someone's uncles.

October 21, 2009 @ 10:09 PM

John

I agree with a lot of the complaints here. Although this list has great songs, i feel a lot is out of order and that there is way too much undeserving Canadian content. The list is missing some great songs too. It's missing songs that weren't exactly "rockers" but still would be classified in past eras as rock music, even if its adult contemporary, light rock, pop rock or whatever. This top 100 list i put together on a whim is based on my personal favourites, and i think it's still much better than this Edge list. There are a lot of amazing songs that didn't make the cut that i really like that a lot of you liked by Blur, Depeche Mode and The Cure..however, there is just so many great songs and it really just comes down to personal taste after the same agreeable best 60 or 70. Personally to me, although songs like Friday I'm In Love or Enjoy The Silence are better than say, perhaps, Evenflow or Lithium, i still personally chose to leave The Cure and Depeche Mode in the 200-101 realm because i personally felt that certain songs that weren't essentially "top 100 caliber" still belonged in the top 100 (before "top 100 caliber songs") because of their significance and overall impact (instead of their overall artistic quality).

Anyway, here is my list...

100 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
99 Blind Melon - No Rain
98 Nirvana - Lithium
97 Pearl Jam - Evenflow
96 The Offspring - Self Esteem
95 Collective Soul - Gel
94 Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
93 ACDC - Thunderstruck
92 Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
91 Pearl Jam - Better Man
90 Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
89 Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name Of
88 Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
87 R.E.M. - What's The Frequency Kennetth?
86 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open
85 Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
84 Nirvana - In Bloom
83 Weezer - Buddy Holly
82 Collective Soul - December
81 Gin Blossoms - Until I Hear It From You
80 Tonic - If You Could Only See
79 The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
78 No Doubt - Don't Speak
77 The Cranberries - Zombie
76 Silverchair - Tomorrow
75 Nirvana - Come As You Are
74 Bush X - Swallowed
73 Radiohead - Just
72 Beastie Boys - Sabotage
71 Green Day - When I Come Around
70 Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life
69 Oasis - Champagne Supernova
68 Spacehog - In The Mean Time
67 Tea Party - Heaven Coming Down
66 Beck - Where Its At
65 Stone Temple Pilots - Lady Picture Show
64 Oasis - Don't Go Away
63 Live - Turn My Head
62 Collective Soul - Run
61 Radiohead - No Surprises
60 Nirvana - All Apologies
59 Smashing Pumpkins - Today
58 R.E.M. - Man on The Moon
57 Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
56 The Offspring - Gone Away
55 The Black Crows - Hard To Handle
54 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
53 Radiohead - High And Dry
52 Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
51 Live - Lightning Crashes
50 Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
49 Tea Party - The Messenger
48 Oasis - Live Forever
47 Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
46 Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century
45 The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
44 Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon
43 R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
42 Counting Crows - A Long December
41 Marc Cohen - Walking In Memphis
40 Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
39 Smashing Pumpkins - Tonite Tonite
38 Metallica - The Unforgiven
37 Alice In Chains - Rooster
36 Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
35 Beck - Loser
34 Alice In Chains - No Excuses
33 Metallica - Until It Sleeps
32 Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
31 Pearl Jam - Alive
30 Metallica - Enter Sandman
29 Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
28 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
27 Green Day - Basket Case
26 Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
25 Foo Fighters - Everlong
24 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
23 Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
22 Alice In Chains - Man In The Box
21 Pearl Jam - Jeremy
20 Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
19 R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
18 Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
17 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
16 Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
15 Pearl Jam - Black
14 Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
13 Goo Goo Dolls - Name
12 Radiohead - Creep
11 Green Day - Time of Your Life
10 Elton John - Candle In The Wind
9 Collective Soul - The World I Know
8 Guns N Roses - Don't Cry
7 Radiohead - Karma Police
6 Santana and Rob Thomas - Smooth
5 Oasis - Wonderwall
4 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
3 Guns N Roses - November Rain
2 Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
1 U2 - One

December 23, 2009 @ 1:35 AM

Matthew Good Fan

I agree that "New Orleans is Sinking" should be ineligible because it was released in 1989. But then again, it was still one of the most popular and played songs of the decade so I think it should be part of the list. However, there are some songs that are barely eligigble, like OLP's Is Anybody Home? or RHCP
s Californication. Although these are great songs and technically were released in 1999 on album, they were only popular in the 2000's, so they're barely 90's songs and shouldn't be on the list.

And of course I have my disagreements over what songs should be higher and lower. For example, "Been Caught Stealing", "Sex and Candy", "Even Flow" and "Say it Aint So" are way too low. Some Sublime songs are too high, such as "Smoke Two Joints" and especially "Santeria". It's a catchy song, but it shouldn't be ranked in the top 15 higher than the other 90's classics on this list. There's only one Beck song, even though Odelay was one of the greatest albums of the 90's. I noticed Bush has a few songs on this list, but there most popular song "Swallowed" isn't even on the list. And as already mentioned there's a few too many Tragically Hip songs.

I'm absolutely shocked there's no classics by the Barenaked Ladies on this list, especially since it's a Canadian station. Also, there's no songs by Collective Soul, Alanis Morissette, the Goo Goo Dolls or Matchbox 20, even though these were some of the most popular bands of the 90's.

And what about radio classics like Fastball's "The Way", Semisonic's "Closing Time" or "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind? Songs as popular as these should at least be on the list, especially over songs that were barely part of the 90's. I guess that's because the only songs selected to vote for were songs on the station's playlist.

And of course since this is a 90's list, Nirvana takes over. They were a great influential band, but having both the 1st and 2nd song?

Although there are some disagreements with this list, this is still a fun list of songs that bring back alot of memories from this great decade of music.

September 4, 2010 @ 4:30 PM

messi

the original list posted of the top 200 songs played by 102.1 is wrong. The reason i know is because we listened to it all weekend, and when i heard that under the bridge was voted number 1 i almost fell outta my chair. i agree that there were a lot of good songs on there, but the order of some where a little jacked. anyways - for anyone who is interested, here is the ACTUAL list as it was played over the weekend starting with number 1 and going down:

Red Hot Chili Peppers · Under The Bridge
Nirvana · All Apologies
House of Pain · Jump Around
Nirvana · Smells Like Teen Spirit!
The Tragically Hip · New Orleans is Sinking
Pearl Jam · Jeremy
Oasis · Wonderwall
Nirvana · Come As You Are
Radiohead · Creep
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Give it Away
Our Lady Peace · Is Anybody Home?
Nirvana · In Bloom
Beastie Boys · Sabotage
Green Day · Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)
Cypress Hill · Insane in the Brain/Loco En El Coco
Nine Inch Nails · Closer
Nirvana · Dumb
The Smashing Pumpkins · 1979
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Californication
Stone Temple Pilots · Plush
Oasis · Champagne Supernova
Tool · Sober
The Tragically Hip · At the Hundredth Meridian
Nirvana · Heart-Shaped Box
Pearl Jam · Alive
The Offspring · Self-Esteem
Our Lady Peace · Naveed
The Smashing Pumpkins · Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Scar Tissue
The Tragically Hip · Ahead by a Century
Pearl Jam · Better Man
Beastie Boys · Intergalactic
Nirvana · Lithium
Soundgarden · Black Hole Sun
Radiohead · Karma Police
Beck · Loser
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Soul to Squeeze
Weezer · Say it Ain't So
Oasis · Don't Look Back in Anger
Our Lady Peace · Superman's Dead
Nirvana · The Man Who Sold the World
Rage Against the Machine · Killing In The Name
The Tragically Hip · Bobcaygeon
Blur · Song 2
Green Day · When I Come Around
Stone Temple Pilots · Interstate Love Song
Metallica · The Unforgiven
Nirvana · Rape Me
Finger Eleven · Above
The Chemical Brothers · Block Rockin' Beats
Blind Melon · No Rain
Stone Temple Pilots · Creep
Nirvana · Polly
The Tragically Hip · Poets
Oasis · (Whats the Story) Morning Glory?
Big Wreck · That Song
Rage Against the Machine · Testify
The Matthew Good Band · Hello Time Bomb
The Smashing Pumpkins · Today
Tool · Stinkfist
Green Day · Brain Stew
Pearl Jam · Black
The Tragically Hip · Courage
Weezer · Buddy Holly
Our Lady Peace · Clumsy
Nirvana · On A Plain
Sloan · The Good in Everyone
Metallica · Nothing Else Matters
The Tragically Hip · Fifty Mission Cap
Rage Against the Machine · Guerilla Radio
Our Lady Peace · One Man Army
Pearl Jam · Even Flow
The Tragically Hip · Little Bones
The Smashing Pumpkins · Disarm
Sloan · Everything You've Done Wrong
The Verve · Bittersweet Symphony
Green Day · Basket Case
The Matthew Good Band · Apparitions
Sublime · Santeria
Bush · Machinehead
The Tragically Hip · Locked In the Trunk of a Car
Green Day · She
Stone Temple Pilots · Big Empty
Treble Charger · Red
Pearl Jam · Daughter
Our Lady Peace · Starseed
Alice in Chains · Man in the Box
R.E.M. · Losing My Religion
The Offspring · Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated)
Foo Fighters · Learn to Fly
Stone Temple Pilots · Vasoline
Radiohead · High and Dry
Big Wreck · The Oaf (My Luck is Wasted)
Foo Fighters · My Hero
I Mother Earth · Used to Be Alright
Soundgarden · Spoonman
Tool · Forty Six & Two
The Tragically Hip · Looking for a Place to Happen
Sublime · What I Got
Rage Against the Machine · Bulls on Parade
Sloan · Money City Maniacs
Pearl Jam · Yellow Ledbetter
Econoline Crush · All that You Are
Bush · Comedown
Temple of the Dog · Hunger Strike
Sloan · Coax Me
The Offspring · Gotta Get Away
Metallica · Until it Sleeps
The Matthew Good Band · Load Me Up
U2 · Mysterious Ways
Nine Inch Nails · Hurt
The Tragically Hip · Fully Completely
The Smashing Pumpkins · Cherub Rock
Metallica · Enter Sandman
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Suck My Kiss
Green Day · Hitchin' A Ride
The Matthew Good Band · Indestructible
Soundgarden · Fell on Black Days
The Offspring · The Kids Aren't Alright
Big Wreck · Blown Wide Open
Foo Fighters · Monkey Wrench
The Smashing Pumpkins · Thirty-Three
Sloan · Losing California
Green Day · Longview
I Mother Earth · One More Astronaut
Depeche Mode · Enjoy the Silence
The Tragically Hip · Twist My Arm
No Doubt · Just a Girl
Sloan · Underwhelmed
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Around the World
Econoline Crush · You Don't Know What It's Like
Foo Fighters · Everlong
The Smashing Pumpkins · Zero
Odds · Heterosexual Man
The Matthew Good Band · Everything is Automatic
Alice in Chains · Rooster
Bush · Glycerine
Econoline Crush · Sparkle and Shine
Pearl Jam · Last Kiss
Odds · It Falls Apart
Rage Against the Machine · Sleep Now in the Fire
The Tragically Hip · 700 ft. Ceiling
The Smashing Pumpkins · Tonight Tonight
Odds · Eat My Brain
Soundgarden · Burden In My Hand
The Tea Party · Temptation
The Offspring · Gone Away
The Tragically Hip · Fireworks
Foo Fighters · Big Me
The Matthew Good Band · Strange Days
The Chemical Brothers · Let Forever Be
54.40 · Ocean Pearl
Silverchair · Tomorrow
The Tragically Hip · Nautical Disaster
Pearl Jam · Dissident
Big Sugar · Diggin' a Hole
Stone Temple Pilots · Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart
Moist · Silver
Hole · Doll Parts
Big Sugar · Turn the Lights On
Weezer · Undone (The Sweater Song)
The Tragically Hip · So Hard Done By
Sublime · Smoke Two Joints
54.40 · Love You All
Depeche Mode · Personal Jesus
The Tragically Hip · Wheat Kings
Radiohead · Just
The Age of Electric · Remote Control
Stone Temple Pilots · Sex Type Thing
Nirvana · Breed
Nickelback · Leader of Men
54.40 · Nice to Luv You
Soundgarden · Outshined
Alice in Chains · No Excuses
I Mother Earth · So Gently We Go
Red Hot Chili Peppers · Breaking the Girl
The Tea Party · The Messenger
Filter · Hey Man Nice Shot
Nickelback · Old Enough
Alice in Chains · Heaven Beside You
Killjoys · Today I Hate Everyone
Green Day · Welcome to Paradise
The Tragically Hip · Gift Shop
Alice in Chains · Would?
Nickelback · Breathe
Tool · Prison Sex
Sloan · People of the Sky
Stone Temple Pilots · Big Bang Baby
Moist · Push
Jane's Addiction · Been Caught Stealing
Sloan · All Used Up
Fatboy Slim · Praise You
I Mother Earth · Not Quite Sonic
Nine Inch Nails · Down in It
Pure · Anna is a Speed Freak
Weezer · El Scorcho
Bif Naked · Spaceman
Stone Temple Pilots · Lady Picture Show
Edwin · Trippin'
Sublime · Wrong Way

September 8, 2010 @ 1:56 PM


radio man

the list on the last comment is what I recall as well. Much better then the first list. Great suggestions throughout the comments on missing songs. What about Whale - hobo humping slobo botch or Primus - Wynona's big brown beaver or Southbound pachyderm. And where is Marylin Manson on the second list, and 133 on the original list?

July 2, 2012 @ 2:26 AM

Chefshitpiece

TODAY by the Pumpkins at 158~~~~WTF >(
What are you guys smokin...that should be right after Teen Spirit

July 2, 2012 @ 5:31 PM

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