[Results] Songs of the 1990s

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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50. Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Score: 1190.6 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 202 (1553 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 47
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: DaveC(11), Listyguy(11), spiritualized(1)
Not Fans: StevieFan13(138)





49. Fiona Apple - Criminal
Score: 1207.7 pts
Year of Release: 1996 (#3 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 151 (1305 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 127
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: phil(13), Toni(4)
Not Fans: sonofsamiam(136), spiritualized(139/148)





48. Elliott Smith - Between the Bars
Score: 1207.8 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#4 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 148 (1295 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 53
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 42

Fans: Elder(10), Listyguy(8), Nassim(2), phil(4)
Not Fans: maverick470(116/124)





47. Pearl Jam - Jeremy
Score: 1208.5 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#9 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 48 (519 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 74
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: Bruno(8), ChrisK(3), maverick470(11)
Lowest rank: spiritualized(131/148)





46. Sigur Rós - Svefn-g-englar
Score: 1208.6 pts
Year of Release: 1999 (#4 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 209 (1573 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 75
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 12

Fans: BangJan(6), bonnielaurel(12), ChrisK(10), CupOfDreams(12), sonofsamiam(11)
Not Fans: Bruno(142), Neil(149)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:35 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans."

Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and thoughts on Weezer in general.


As someone who is “not a fan” of 2 of the 3 Weezer songs that made this list, I should probably respond. I hope what I’m going to say won’t come across as derogatory, but I suspect it might.

I was a teenager in the 1990s and lived in both South Africa and the UK; very far removed from the US. There were a few things about American culture at the time that I didn’t get. A prime example of that was American slackers… people who sat around smoking pot and playing video games and listening to bland rock music that didn’t have any of the danceability of pop, or any of the punch of punk or hard rock; guitar music that just lazily plodded along without much oomph or excitement. And to me Weezer represented that kind of music. So… er… I guess what I’m trying to say is that Weezer mostly sounds like dumb American slacker rock to me.

Maybe if I paid closer attention to the band’s sound and their lyrics, I will realise that what they created in the 90s was anything but dumb music. And of course, the idea that Weezer’s style of music can only be appreciated by Americans is nonsense. There are many non-American critics and fans and AM regulars with an excellent taste in music (e.g. Nassim) who love them and totally get them.

“Buddy Holly” has grown on me a lot. In fact, I placed it at #61 for this poll, which is much higher than I thought I’d rank it. It has a certain drive and catchiness that many of Weezer’s other songs lack, in my opinion. So maybe I’m slowly getting there in terms of appreciating the band a bit more.

But… do they deserve to have THREE songs in our list of the 150 best tunes of the 1990s, considering that thousands and thousands of other songs were released that decade? Slacker please. No.
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby andyd1010 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Dan wrote:
prosecutorgodot wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans."

Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and thoughts on Weezer in general.


As someone who is “not a fan” of 2 of the 3 Weezer songs that made this list, I should probably respond. I hope what I’m going to say won’t come across as derogatory, but I suspect it might.

I was a teenager in the 1990s and lived in both South Africa and the UK; very far removed from the US. There were a few things about American culture at the time that I didn’t get. A prime example of that was American slackers… people who sat around smoking pot and playing video games and listening to bland rock music that didn’t have any of the danceability of pop, or any of the punch of punk or hard rock; guitar music that just lazily plodded along without much oomph or excitement. And to me Weezer represented that kind of music. So… er… I guess what I’m trying to say is that Weezer mostly sounds like dumb American slacker rock to me.

Maybe if I paid closer attention to the band’s sound and their lyrics, I will realise that what they created in the 90s was anything but dumb music. And of course, the idea that Weezer’s style of music can only be appreciated by Americans is nonsense. There are many non-American critics and fans and AM regulars with an excellent taste in music (e.g. Nassim) who love them and totally get them.

“Buddy Holly” has grown on me a lot. In fact, I placed it at #61 for this poll, which is much higher than I thought I’d rank it. It has a certain drive and catchiness that many of Weezer’s other songs lack, in my opinion. So maybe I’m slowly getting there in terms of appreciating the band a bit more.

But… do they deserve to have THREE songs in our list of the 150 best tunes of the 1990s, considering that thousands and thousands of other songs were released that decade? Slacker please. No.

Appreciate the response! I mostly see where you're coming from. I can see how the first half of Say It Ain't So can seem bland, but I absolutely love the opening riff, which sets the tone for a very smooth vibe that I really enjoy. And then the song picks up, from the chorus to a passionate bridge that leads into a great guitar solo and then a climactic final chorus - a style that someone else voiced a love for in my bridge thread, but that I can tell doesn't resonate with everyone.

It has plenty of punch and excitement as far as I'm concerned, but it's a different kind of punch than those other styles. I feel that excitement especially in these lines:
"This way is a water slide away from me that takes you further every day. So be cool."
"Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood. Yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah!"
And the way his final "Say It Ain't So" both serves as a climactic moment and seamlessly brings the song full circle, back to the cool, relaxed vibe it started with and closing with that riff. I also love the way the guitar picks up in the background of the chorus as the song progresses.

And in my opinion, Weezer is one of the catchiest bands out there - Buddy Holly is just outrageously catchy.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Nassim » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Dan wrote:There are many non-American critics and fans and AM regulars with an excellent taste in music (e.g. Nassim) who love them and totally get them.


Always nice to see my name appear after such compliments, thanks, but I should say I'm not that big a fan of Weezer. I think they have 3 truly terrific songs (El Scorcho, My Name is Jones and Undone (The Sweater Song)), a bunch of good ones, but their only album I sometimes listen to is the Blue Album and I'd rank it somewhere in my 200-300 all time rank.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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45. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
Score: 1210.8 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#9 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 86 (813 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 65
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 36

Fans: Dan(14), sonofsamiam(7)
Not Fans: nicolas(139)





44. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
Score: 1211.7 pts
Year of Release: 1992 (#5 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 18 (228 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 80
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: FrankLotion(6), maverick470(8), nicolas(9), rumpdoll(12), spiritualized(3)
Not Fans: BangJan(146), Henry(141)

Henry: This song has moved up the AM charts over the past few years. But, it has not won me over yet.

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43. The Breeders - Cannonball
Score: 1214.7 pts
Year of Release: 1993 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 23 (269 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 49
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 27

Fans: BleuPanda(1), rumpdoll(15), spiritualized(13), StevieFan13(10)
Lowest rank: Rob(123)





42. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
Score: 1214.8 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#11 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 34 (416 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 93
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: Akhenaten(7), bonnielaurel(11), Bruno(11), Rob(11), SafetyCat(9)
Not Fans: BangJan(149), CupOfDreams(149), nicolas(136)

Henry: I am surprised that there is not more love for Head Over Feet, Ironic and Hand In My Pocket





41. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Score: 1220.6 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 219 (1655 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 56
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 69

Fans: BleuPanda(5), CupOfDreams(4), rumpdoll(3)
Not Fans: LiveinPhoenix(149)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Rob » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:14 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans."

Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and thoughts on Weezer in general.


I'm also going to reply. I hardly listened to any Weezer before this poll, so I can't say that much about them. I did end up liking Say It Isn't So quite a bit, while I'm indifferent to El Scorcho. But Buddy Holly, which indeed ranks low in my list, is the very reason I never payed Weezer any mind. It is the only song I remember ever hearing on the radio and from I've always thought it was annoying. Like a somebody tried to make a subdued doo wop song. I dislike the way Rivers Cuomo tries to sing a cutesy, alternative love song, but at the same time sounds to ironic and knowing to go for it, like he is a little above having real fun. I can kind of recognize myself in the comment by Dan that some '90's music can be a little too slacker, a bit too-cool-to-care, which makes it hard to connect to for me. Someone like Beck can get away with it, because he has real wit and too much interest in music to be a real slacker, but before Say It Isn't So I thought there was no drive in Weezer.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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40. Mazzy Star - Fade into You
Score: 1225.3 pts
Year of Release: 1993 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 63 (613 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 22
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 30

Fans: Brad(12), LiveinPhoenix(8)
Not Fans: Toni(150)





39. Pearl Jam - Alive
Score: 1237.4 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#11 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 42 (449 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 48
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 28

Fans: bonnielaurel(13), Bruno(10), ChrisK(15), LiveinPhoenix(15), maverick470(2)
Lowest rank: Elder(135)




At #38 we have the highest ranked song that didn't make the decade poll in our previous 1990s songs poll. This song is also the penultimate song ranked over #200 on AM for the 1990s. The final song ranked over #200 on AM won't show up for a little while.




38. The Sundays - Here's Where the Story Ends
Score: 1242.9 pts
Year of Release: 1990 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 395 (2808 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 63
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: N/A

Fans: BangJan(11), LiveinPhoenix(5), rumpdoll(14)
Lowest rank: Craig(119/133)





37. Portishead - Sour Times
Score: 1256 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#12 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 50 (553 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 57
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 35

Fans: BleuPanda(13), DaveC(7), spiritualized(7)
Lowest rank: maverick470(107/124)





36. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Score: 1263.5 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 39 (435 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 40
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 58

Fans: Akhenaten(8), andyd1010(9), ChrisK(9), Henry(4), nicolas(13)
Lowest rank: sonofsamiam(130)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 pm

In this group: The first song to drop that made the top 10 in the last 1990s songs poll.




35. Radiohead - Let Down
Score: 1265.1 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#7 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 164 (1378 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 37
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 34

Fans: BleuPanda(8), ChrisK(2), DaveC(6), Dan(6)
Not Fans: Akhenaten(140), Nassim(140)





34. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Score: 1271.9 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#4 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 15 (179 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 24
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 32

Fans: Nassim(11), Rob(14), sonofsamiam(13)
Not Fans: DaveC(143)





33. The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Score: 1272.1 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#5 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 19 (244 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 20
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 39

Fans: BleuPanda(2), Craig(10)
Lowest rank: Rob(132)





32. Blur - Song 2
Score: 1272.5 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#10 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 14 (146 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 17
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 21

Fans: Craig(7), Dan(7), starchman46(3)
Not Fans: Elder(143)





31. Beck - Loser
Score: 1281.6 pts
Year of Release: 1993 (#4 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 5 (59 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 30
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 8

Fans: BleuPanda(7), Neil(10), Rob(10), StevieFan13(13)
Not Fans: DaveC(136)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Elder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:32 pm

In this poll Oasis massacred the Blur

Oasis + Nirvana + Radiohead = half of the Top 30
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Elder » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:33 pm

I'm going to cheer for "Common People" that's what ordinary people do :mrgreen:
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Listyguy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:59 am

So "Waltz #2 (XO)" made our top 30? Didn't see that coming!


Dan wrote:
prosecutorgodot wrote:
andyd1010 wrote:My brain has a hard time comprehending the notion that people exist who do not like Say It Ain't So. Surprised it has 4 "Not Fans."

Yes, I would like to hear from the people who don't like "Buddy Holly," and thoughts on Weezer in general.


As someone who is “not a fan” of 2 of the 3 Weezer songs that made this list, I should probably respond. I hope what I’m going to say won’t come across as derogatory, but I suspect it might.

I was a teenager in the 1990s and lived in both South Africa and the UK; very far removed from the US. There were a few things about American culture at the time that I didn’t get. A prime example of that was American slackers… people who sat around smoking pot and playing video games and listening to bland rock music that didn’t have any of the danceability of pop, or any of the punch of punk or hard rock; guitar music that just lazily plodded along without much oomph or excitement. And to me Weezer represented that kind of music. So… er… I guess what I’m trying to say is that Weezer mostly sounds like dumb American slacker rock to me.

Maybe if I paid closer attention to the band’s sound and their lyrics, I will realise that what they created in the 90s was anything but dumb music. And of course, the idea that Weezer’s style of music can only be appreciated by Americans is nonsense. There are many non-American critics and fans and AM regulars with an excellent taste in music (e.g. Nassim) who love them and totally get them.

“Buddy Holly” has grown on me a lot. In fact, I placed it at #61 for this poll, which is much higher than I thought I’d rank it. It has a certain drive and catchiness that many of Weezer’s other songs lack, in my opinion. So maybe I’m slowly getting there in terms of appreciating the band a bit more.

But… do they deserve to have THREE songs in our list of the 150 best tunes of the 1990s, considering that thousands and thousands of other songs were released that decade? Slacker please. No.


A lot of the confusion about Weezer's popularity resonates with me. Their debut album is fine, and it has a few great singles, but the rest of their discography is very iffy. And I'll admit, part of my negative opinion towards Weezer is because of how popular they are among people my age (20's), and also just how ridiculous the band became as the years passed.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Jirin » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm

I like Pinkerton better than the debut. I think after that they kind of doubled down on their nerdy indiosyncracies but couldn't put together catchy melodies anymore.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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30. Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Score: 1283.9 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#10 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 77 (751 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 44
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 119

Fans: andyd1010(13), Elder(12), FrankLotion(2), Henry(11), Listyguy(13)
Not Fans: sonofsamiam(137), starchman46(81/87)





29. Nirvana - Lithium
Score: 1289 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#12 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 59 (594 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 42
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 26

Fans: LiveinPhoenix(6), spiritualized(12), Toni(12)
Lowest rank: Rob(131)





28. The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize
Score: 1294.5 pts
Year of Release: 1999 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 55 (582 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 61
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 44

Fans: Akhenaten(14), BangJan(14), Dan(9), rumpdoll(6), sonofsamiam(3), Toni(7)
Not Fans: phil(139)





27. Massive Attack - Teardrop
Score: 1295.3 pts
Year of Release: 1998 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 52 (565 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 18
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 20

Fans: CupOfDreams(14), DaveC(14), Nassim(7), phil(15), SafetyCat(6)
Not Fans: StevieFan13(146)





26. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
Score: 1295.6 pts
Year of Release: 1992 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 32 (401 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 72
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 60

Fans: SafetyCat(4)
Lowest rank: Elder(125)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Jap123 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Harriet Wheeler from the sundays has one of my favorite voices of all time - very pleasantly suprised to see Here's Where the Story Ends appear so high!

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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25. Foo Fighters - Everlong
Score: 1298.1 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#3 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 40 (439 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 26
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 52

Fans: andyd1010(15), Henry(3), Listyguy(9), phil(11), SafetyCat(5), StevieFan13(5)
Not Fans: Elder(142)





24. Radiohead - No Surprises
Score: 1312.9 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#11 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 100 (886 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 19
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 6

Fans: Brad(14), ChrisK(1), DaveC(9), Nassim(14), Rob(15), starchman46(5)
Not Fans: Elder(146), LiveinPhoenix(140)





23. Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Score: 1320.6 pts
Year of Release: 1990 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 37 (426 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 9
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 15

Fans: Bruno(13), ChrisK(11), Elder(9)
Lowest rank: Rob(122)





22. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
Score: 1328.6 pts
Year of Release: 1993 (#3 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 56 (583 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 41
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 46

Fans: Listyguy(4), LiveinPhoenix(14), maverick470(10), SafetyCat(3), spiritualized(2)
Lowest rank: Toni(125)





21. Oasis - Live Forever
Score: 1331 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#5 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 13 (131 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 13
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 64

Fans: Elder(8), Rob(12), Toni(9)
Lowest rank: SafetyCat(107/149)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Listyguy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 am

I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right?

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Nassim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:24 pm

Listyguy wrote:I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right?


It ended up 9th in 2012, a good result for that (best of all time) song is not unusual in AM!

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Listyguy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:04 pm

Nassim wrote:
Listyguy wrote:I haven't been keeping track of every song that's left, but "Waltz #2" has to be one of the more surprising entries to our top 20, right?


It ended up 9th in 2012, a good result for that (best of all time) song is not unusual in AM!


Didn't realize it was that high last time, I've always assumed "Between the Bars" was the gold standard for Elliott Smith, but it's ranked below "Waltz #2" on the main site as well...

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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20. Nirvana - Come As You Are
Score: 1339.6 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#7 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 30 (384 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 25
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 24

Fans: ChrisK(4), CupOfDreams(15), LiveinPhoenix(2), Toni(13)
Not Fans: sonofsamiam(138)





19. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Score: 1356.3 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#5 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 7 (64 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 16
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 16

Fans: Akhenaten(15), CupOfDreams(13), Dan(4), Elder(5), Toni(3)
Not Fans: andyd1010(139)





18. Portishead - Glory Box
Score: 1372.4 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#14 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 33 (409 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 28
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 23

Fans: Akhenaten(10), bonnielaurel(15), Elder(3), Neil(8), nicolas(8)
Lowest rank: LiveinPhoenix(124)





17. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Score: 1376.9 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#4 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 53 (572 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 21
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 97

Fans: andyd1010(1), Henry(13), StevieFan13(2)
Lowest rank: BleuPanda(111)





16. Nirvana - All Apologies
Score: 1384.7 pts
Year of Release: 1993 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 31 (398 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 14
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 7

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Henry » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:07 am

4 of the top 15 from Radiohead.

That is dominance in my view, despite my relatively lukewarm responses to many of Radiohead's songs.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:36 pm



15. Oasis - Wonderwall
Score: 1390 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#3 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 8 (86 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 11
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 19

Fans: andyd1010(11), Bruno(5), Craig(9), Listyguy(5)
Lowest rank: Dan(127)





14. Björk - Bachelorette
Score: 1393.1 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#5 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 331 (2350 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 32
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 25

Fans: Akhenaten(12), BleuPanda(12), DaveC(3), Dan(5), nicolas(4)
Not Fans: maverick470(113/124)





13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
Score: 1414.3 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#6 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 25 (299 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 12
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 18

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Not Fans: Toni(138)

CupOfDreams: The most played song from the 90s?





12. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Score: 1430.4 pts
Year of Release: 1990 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 10 (111 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 23
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 14

Fans: bonnielaurel(7), Bruno(15), LiveinPhoenix(9), Neil(7)
Lowest rank: rumpdoll(115)





11. Radiohead - Karma Police
Score: 1444.3 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#9 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 35 (422 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 10
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 13

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Henry » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:16 pm

30% of the top 10 is Radiohead. More dominance. I enjoy the remaining Radiohead songs as much as any of their offerings.

How many Radiohead songs in the top 5? Could be all 3, but more likely 2.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Pauler » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 am

Has "Hyperballad" made an appearance yet? If not, hopefully it is in Top 5. "Bachelorette" is indisputable of course.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:58 am

Pauler wrote:Has "Hyperballad" made an appearance yet? If not, hopefully it is in Top 5. "Bachelorette" is indisputable of course.


Hyperballad placed at #55, it is ranked #87 for the 1990s on Acclaimed Music. Bachelorette is ranked #331 for the 1990s on Acclaimed music!

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:32 am

Big points gap between #9 and #8. So here are 10 & 9.





10. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Score: 1466.2 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 29 (350 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 8
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 53

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Lowest rank: LiveinPhoenix(117)





9. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)
Score: 1469.7 pts
Year of Release: 1998 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 107 (924 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 31
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 9

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Lowest rank: CupOfDreams(118)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Rob » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:40 am

Curious how much better Bachelorette placed than other Björk songs.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Elder » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:21 am

Curious that the music of bjork that i rated lower on my list was the one that saved her Reputation in The general list.
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:26 pm



8. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Score: 1607.3 pts
Year of Release: 1994 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 45 (481 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 7
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 4

Fans: andyd1010(4), Bruno(7), ChrisK(14), Dan(12), Elder(15), Henry(10), Listyguy(2), maverick470(5), Neil(6), nicolas(5), Rob(1), SafetyCat(12), starchman46(8)
Lowest rank: CupOfDreams(124)

Henry: One of the best covers ever. I wonder of Cohen imagined that his composition could be interpreted with the vocal emotion that Buckley provides.





7. U2 - One
Score: 1610.1 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#3 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 9 (94 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 15
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 10

Fans: andyd1010(7), Bruno(12), ChrisK(7), Craig(4), Henry(12), LiveinPhoenix(10), Neil(5), Rob(4)
Lowest rank: rumpdoll(117)





6. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Score: 1629.9 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 6 (63 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 3
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 11

Fans: Akhenaten(3), andyd1010(6), Bruno(4), ChrisK(12), Craig(6), Rob(3), StevieFan13(15), Toni(8)
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 pm

DaveC wrote:8. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

Henry: One of the best covers ever. I wonder of Cohen imagined that his composition could be interpreted with the vocal emotion that Buckley provides.

Important to note, however, that Buckley's version is actually a cover of John Cale's "definitive" cover/reinterpretation:
http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/17727/john-cale-hallelujah-leonard-cohen

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

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5. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
Score: 1685.5 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#2 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 3 (43 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 4
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 2

Fans: Bruno(3), ChrisK(5), Craig(3), Dan(3), Henry(14), nicolas(15), Rob(6), SafetyCat(2), Toni(1)
Lowest rank: spiritualized(104/148)

Henry: R.E. M. placed 5 songs in the top 90 in our decade poll.





4. Radiohead - Creep
Score: 1714.8 pts
Year of Release: 1992 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 12 (130 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 6
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 40

Fans: Akhenaten(9), andyd1010(3), Craig(13), DaveC(8), Dan(11), Elder(13), FrankLotion(10), Henry(5), Neil(3), phil(5), Rob(9)
Lowest rank: Toni(120)

Henry: Great transistions in this song. Radiohead placed 7 songs in the top 150 of the decade. Very impressive.

And another large point gap - so a very clear top 3.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 pm



3. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Score: 1943.7 pts
Year of Release: 1997 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 4 (58 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 2
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 5

Fans: BleuPanda(9), Brad(6), Bruno(9), Craig(1), CupOfDreams(5), DaveC(4), FrankLotion(3), maverick470(12), nicolas(12), phil(3), sonofsamiam(12), spiritualized(14), starchman46(4), Toni(2)
Lowest rank: Nassim(68)

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:57 am

No shock result here, but still great support for 'Common People'.





2. Pulp - Common People
Score: 1950.4 pts
Year of Release: 1995 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 2 (37 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 5
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 3

Fans: Akhenaten(2), andyd1010(10), ChrisK(13), Craig(5), DaveC(2), Dan(2), Elder(2), Henry(15), maverick470(6), nicolas(6), phil(10), rumpdoll(7), SafetyCat(11), starchman46(6)
Lowest rank: Listyguy(113)





1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Score: 2007.9 pts
Year of Release: 1991 (#1 in year poll)
AM 1990s songs rank: 1 (2 all-time)
AMF 2018 All-time poll 1990s rank: 1
AMF 2012 1990s poll rank: 1

Fans: Akhenaten(6), andyd1010(5), bonnielaurel(6), Bruno(2), Craig(2), Dan(1), FrankLotion(1), Henry(6), LiveinPhoenix(1), maverick470(1), nicolas(2), starchman46(1), StevieFan13(9)
Lowest rank: Toni(105)

Henry: Is this song the anthem of the decade/generation?

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Listyguy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:59 am

Great rollout, Dave! It's pretty impressive that "Paranoid Android" didn't have a vote before 68 on a single list.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Rob » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:53 am

Thanks for the presentation DaveC! The top positions didn't hold any surprises (though I guess I didn't see Common People at #2 coming), but that's the way it goes.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Live in Phoenix » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:36 pm

Thank you, DaveC.

I wasn't sure that Nirvana was a foregone conclusion. Nice to see that Radiohead can't quite have it all. (They'll just have to settle for 3 in the top 10, and the #1 album.)
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby andyd1010 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:45 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:Thank you, DaveC.

I wasn't sure that Nirvana was a foregone conclusion. Nice to see that Radiohead can't quite have it all. (They'll just have to settle for 3 in the top 10, and #1 album.)

And 4 in the top 11.

Thanks DaveC! Nice job. My favorites did better here than in most of these polls. What a fantastic top 10.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm

Great job, DaveC, it was fun watching the list unfold. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to submit a list, but if I had, Nirvana would have just won by a wider margin anyway.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:17 pm

Dan wrote:
While listening to the 150 songs that made it through to the final this time round, I missed some of the world music / non-English language songs that made the final cut when we did the 1990s polls back in 2012 - songs by artists like Buena Vista Social Club, Rachid Taha, Alain Bashung, Madredeus, Yann Tiersen, William Sheller, and especially my beloved Cesária Évora...

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Some of the people who helped those artists to get through last time didn't participate in the 1990s polls last year, which goes a long way to explaining the omissions. I guess I just miss a time when the forum felt more international and people seemed to be more open to non-anglophone music. But such is life, right? Things change. And it's not like there's a lack of quality (whatever that means) in the 150 songs that are being counted down at the moment. I'm looking forward to the rest of the roll-out and will be following it closely.


All is not lost, "O Pastor", "Sodade" and "Chan Chan" all came close. I was a bit shocked that only you & I voted for "Yah Rayah". Maybe we need another World Music Cup or Foreign World Cup.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby DaveC » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:22 pm

Thanks for the thanks everyone.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby bonnielaurel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm

Yes, the top 11 is all alternative rock, which raises the question to what exactly it is an alternative. Apart from Candida Doyle (Pulp) there are no women in the top 11. I voted for several world music artists, like Värttinä, I Muvrini, Madredeus, Youssou N'Dour, Ali Farka Touré, Angélique Kidjo and Noa, but without much hope for support.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby CupOfDreams » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:51 pm

Thanks for the great rollout DaveC!

This is my first time participating in one of the decade polls. I guess I would describe the Top Songs as "safe" picks. All highly recognizable artists. Not bad songs at all, I only dislike one, but maybe a tad bit predictable. Perhaps with this format the less-known artists are inevitably going to end up in the last third of songs.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Dan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 pm

DaveC wrote:Maybe we need another World Music Cup or Foreign World Cup.


Sounds like a good plan to me. :music-listening:
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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby jade.palooka » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:47 pm

Great stuff, AMF participersons, great stuff. You make me feel like 32 again and I mean that in a parallel-universed good-spirited way.

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Re: [Results] Songs of the 1990s

Postby Toni » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Great job, Dave C! I am lot surprised that, after 20 years, some mainstream acts like Green Day, Foo Fighters and RHCP have grown as some of the most acclaimed artists of the decade. I’m specially glad to see Britpop being remembered, since, some 10 years ago, it looked like its value was diminishing with time.


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