They produced massively inspiring albums like High Voltage and Highway to Hell with the great Bon Scott and developed themselves even further with the great Byron. When MTV played music KoRn beat out the ridiculous Backstreet Boys, NSync, and Britney Spears for #1 song/video, and the Got the Life video had to be retired because it was on top for so long! While Nirvana was ground breaking with iconic Kurt Cobain shattering everything we thought we knew about rock and roll, it has been Pearl Jam who has stood the test of time. And they may even be a top 10 in the 90s.. but definitely top 5 in the 70s and 80s. Their songs make me fine! Pearl Jam is the 2nd most influential hard rock band of the 1990s right behind Nirvana. I love Nirvana as much as the next guy, but this is getting to be ridiculous. The only huge rock band to retain its popularity all decade, the Chili Peppers sold about 7 million copies of 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik in the U.S. and about 5.5 million copies of 1999's Californication. They were the biggest band in the world for at least half of the decade, (The first three albums were mega-huge, selling in the range of 25 million copies). Harry Styles, "Golden" Nimrod had classics like hitchin a ride and prosthetic head. The hard rock sound of Morello and Commerford along with great rapping skills of De La Rocha complete with the simple yet awesome drumming makes Rage the best 90s band ever and, in my opinion, one of the best ever. You said Axl is worst singer? Monkey wrench, everlong, my hero, all unforgettable songs. The 00s were much better and if I were a member of the band I wouldn't even want mentioned as a 90s act. So, no, they are not a hard rock band. Metallica are the true gods of metal! By ... Relive the glory years with the 58 best pop songs of the decade. Use your illusion were good albums as well, but in a way they had the potential to become maybe the best ever. His music was truly inspirational to many people and bands. Noel continued to pump out great music all throughout oasis' career, and still writes music today. bands. Plus, he's the reason anyone gives a damn about Marilyn Manson, which is a huge contribution in-and-of itself. Huge in the 90's. My personal favorite band of all time. The decade ushered in the emergence of grunge, which knocked well-known pop artists, like Michael Jackson, off the top of the charts. When I think of my childhood and reflect on the 90's, I think of Soundgarden. Most Of These Bands Are Grunge Not Hard RockEven Heavy Metal Is on this listI thought this is meant to be Hard Rock not Grunge/Metal/Punk or Alternative. These guys defined and perfected what metal is. Period. Whatever floats your boat. While only a few hard rock bands from the '80s survived the alternative/grunge barrage of the '90s, many hard rock bands reunited to tour and release albums post 2000. They experimented with what you could do with music period. That is not the case with STP -- they were so talented that they could allow themselves to explore a wide range of styles and sound damn good doing it. Jerry Cantrell had hard hitting riffs and more technical guitar playing than anything Nirvana ever thought of. I think not! Get Bon Jovi the hell off of here! Adam Jones and his hard, haunting, and unique riffs complement Maynard's voice and vocal delivery in a way no other band has achieved. Number 1 for me all the way! The best guitarist, best drumer, add in a great singer and a good bassist. The first album was not great but Dave was the only one doing anything, so that's 1/4 of the creativity. It was definitely at it's height in the 90's, and yet still continues today. Anthony keidis, flea, Chad Smith and both John frusciante and Dave Navarro were all members during the 90's (frusciante and Navarro at desperate times) that being said Metallica had their best stuff in 80's and so did Guns N' Roses. They were the best in the 90s. The entire afd album and acoustic takes like patience and used to love her are still on every rock radio show on the planet. And they only had a couple of hits in the 90's. Alice in Chains is solid, but not at Soundgardens level. Should be much higher than this! Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day... all those bands' record sales leveled off severely by the end of the decade, to the point where they sold a tiny fraction of their biggest albums. Most forgotten and overlooked rock band from the 90's. The music this band put out was great, and withstands the test of time. To be sure, classic rock had more than its share of hard driving, eardrum busting songs about illegal substances and graphic depictions of escapades of a sexual nature. Everlong is the greatest radio song of all time. In my opinion the most diversity of any band of the 90's, from the more mellow "Blow up the Outside World" or "The Day I Tried to Live" to the harder "Fell on Black Days" or "Pretty Noose", this band did it all. ). They are both great rock bands that have unbelievable lead men. Last time I checked, Nirvana was a Grunge band, which is a subgenre of alternative rock. Mind you gas was only 80¢ a gallon back then, well worth it! They revolutionized music in the 90s. m/m/ I love the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinion too, which is why I'm stating mine. I drove 200 miles to Nashaveille Tennessee to buy great southern trendkill when it was released, as all the music shops near me wouldn't have it for another week. Not to mention is there a better thematic concept album than melon collie and the infinite sadness? Bottom line: fantastic song writing, great musicianship, THE BEST HARD ROCK VOCALIST OF HIS TIME, and an expansive body of work. They are my definitely on my Top 5 favorite bands, the others being Nine Inch Nails, Rush, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead. "The Downward Spiral" and "The Fragile" are way ahead of their time. Here are the 50 best hip-hop songs of the 90s. In 2017 they are still selling out Arenas and Ballparks like it's 1994. They're the best band of the 90s! They should be up in the top 10 somewhere. Nothing against Pearl Jam, Mettallica, Nirvana or even the Chili Peppers (love John Frusciante) but Billy Corgan is truly amazing and everything just worked. Nirvana is underdeveloped and pitiful next to Soundgarden. How can they not be the greatest of all time.. Thank God for Soundgarden and Chris Cornell! Hands down the most diverse rock band in history, if you disagree, you just aren't listening. Kurt was a legend and will be remember for years to come. The '90s saw a grittier version of hard rock labeled grunge dominating the early part of the era, while elements of more beat-driven music yielded the nu metal era of the late '90s and early 2000s. Some of the most consistent album sales in music history shows have impressive they were LIVE as that was their only REAL promotion. I just love Pearl Jam. Slash has unprecedented tone during those sessions. Hints "The Masterplan". This is a band with classicist roots and terrific stage presence that sounds equally good cranked to 11 or performing a ballad. ... Hard to Earn contained several songs, including this tongue-in-cheek hit, that hinted at the Gang Starr's frustration with the rap scene. Sound like a different band each song. You never heard my uncle. Here are the greatest '90s rock songs, ranked by fans everywhere. But the days they did have were stunning. A good frontman, a true guitar god, a steady bass player and drummer with excellent backing vocals and songwriting ability from their rhythm guitarist. 100 Best Rock Love Songs of the 80s and 90s - The 80s and 90s were awe inspiring decades for romanticism and lyrics in various genres. Although they may not be hard rock, you can say that about many other bands that made this list. Musically, it's as smooth as summer songs go. And still making great music. But I think these guys shouldn't even be in the top 100, much less the top 10. Alice was a rock band that had a sound of their own. This is among the best heavy bass songs, with a really catchy tune which really makes you dance along with it.The song is all the better as it presents a unique blend of dub-step and electronic rock. All 600 of their drummers have also performed well lol. I love AC/DC, their one of my top 3 rock bands of all time. Oasis should top this list. The band got me through so many times in my life from anger to having my children. This is my favorite band from the 90s. The lines below showcase a list of the best rock songs of the 70s. Even the new albums that they release are amazing. Frontman Eddy Vedder has ascended Robert Plant level and Mike McCready may very well be the most underrated axman to ever walk the stage! They earn a top spot. Late '90s Like: Goatees, leather pants, hit acoustic ballads by hard rock ... Thing It Makes You Miss Most About '90s Music: All the great songs with chunky ... Best Monotone '90s … Honestly, I was surprised how low Manson was. One more time around might do me. A more beautiful one but also a darker and uglier one. Time of Your Life... Hello... More hits than *cough* Nirvana. And not to mention all the stuff after that. Others, like "Buddy Holly" by Weezer, had a bit more fun. This list contains great '90s rock songs from Metallica to Blink-182. 25. Hands down. Why is Green Day not in the top 10? Far out! They are the GenX version of Led Zepplin! While Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam, as much as I respect them, spawned dozens of imitators, nobody could replicate Nirvana, mostly because of the unique talents of Cobain. Noel and liam Gallagher, their lyrics, their vocals, the instruments. Plush and Creep are still waved all over this country. Absolutely most influential band of the grunge era. Oasis is lyrically, vocally, and just flat out musically brilliant. One of the most innovative and underrated mainstream acts of the 90s. Dude... All I have to say is Dookie. Freak on a Leash and Blind defined the 1990's! Is that weird? However, grunge died off toward the tail-end of the '90s. Aerosmith.One hit every year since 1973.Biggest band ever. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament are as good as it gets! Pearl Jam's last album released in 2009 went to #1 on the charts. I could not say enough good things about this band... Too bad Chancellor is on a "leave of absence" to pursue other callings. Top 25 among rock bands in album sales is hard to compete with as well. 100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 70s. The afd album is one of the greatest. Bonus points for very few "baby, baby" songs, at least until later in their career. this is supposed to be a list of the top hard rock bands of the 1990s?!? Load, Reload? They changed the band name in 1997, but they started in 1992 as Groundswell. We'll never see another decade like it, so enjoy this trip down memory lane with this list of the most popular rock songs of the '90s.Â, After jamming to all these hit songs, you can vote for the ones you like best. This list contains great '90s rock songs from Metallica to Blink-182.Â, Some songs like "Enter Sandman" by Metallica had people headbanging to MTV. Every member of this band is beyond talented. HOW COULD YOU PLACE AEROSMITH AT 28 IT SHOULD BE AT TOP 5 THEY DESERVE BEING THAT HIGH AND WHAT CRAP IS THIS NIRVANA BEING PLACED number 1? This bands b-sides are better than a lot of others top singles. The best album ever, the "Black Album" is the #1 album ever sold in the rock industry. Their original stuff has stood the test of time. It didn't necessarily elicit headbanging, but the music video was great, and Weezer has continued that same self-deprecating humor to this day. The songwriting is just a touch behind the likes of other bands. As the decade progressed, the sounds creeping from rock's shadows grew more potent. I CANNOT believe SP are this low. Guns and roses weren't in their prime in the 90 s and ac dc were and amazingly not on the list but for the top ten this band wins. 1. Smashing pumpkins had some great tunes, but as unique as they were they were always just behind in about every aspect of a band. But take nothing away. Songs like Keep the faith, dry county, always, In these arms, This ain't a love song etc were all superhits! Creep, Big Empty and Sour Girl all made the top four, and the indelible quality of those songs make this band an easy top 10 for the 1990s. Much like Guns N' Roses they left the rock world a bit short and unfulfilled. Tool is mesmerizing. Staley, Cobain, and Cornell were all better. Finnally Nimrod evolved green days sound by incorporating acoustic guitars, trumpets and other odd instruments but still retaining a punk sound. STP is #1 in my heart because they had diversity in their musical styles throughout each album. Had to vote chili peppers, because of the title being "best band." Starting with the grunge archetype, they blossomed into so much more. The 90's produced some of the most original new sounds that forever changed the Rock and Metal scene. These guys were "alt" - and really were the first to give us diverse musical landscapes from grinding hard rock to more whimsical esotera. The colour and the shape was their best album ever (other than maybe wasting light). No even comes close. The 50 best rock albums of the 90s: 10-01 The 90s began as it would go on: with trailblazing, if sonically disparate, albums co-existing peacefully together underneath rock's great umbrella. Not to mention them being top five talent, probably right behind Zep and Rush. Smashing Pumpkins is a part of American rock history and rightfully so.. they were a very good band. ... Nas connected with Pete Rock on this hot rock from Illmatic. Lead singer Pat Monahan claims the first lines of the song's unusual lyrics came to him in a dream. They are an 80s band all the way! He was such a controversial figure for 90s Rock. Among the most original is Soundgarden. This song has literally no flaws at all. When I think back to the 90's I think about bands like this one and songs like "Today", "1979", "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", "Tonight, Tonight", "Landslide", "Cherub Rock", and on and on. One of my all time favorite. But as for best rock bands of all time, they'd be higher (probably). Best band to ever live, definitely most talented metal act to walk the earth. Many hard rock bands of this era were heavily influenced by the early hard rock that emerged in the '60s and continued through to the '70s. 1 record. They sold a LOT of albums. Stop putting them on every single list! In its place, pop-punk acts rose to prominence as well as nu-metal artists. His tone was legendary on the Facelift album and the band really hit song writing heights with Dirt. They didn't call it quits after losing a singer or after a few good albums. I would argue that Trent Reznor's contributions to music are as important as Nirvana's. Whether it was Billy's creepy voice and complete talent on guitar (my favorite guitar player who's band started in my lifetime with Frusciante a close second), the strangeness of a female bassist in what could easily be considered a male rock band ...more. I think that this is one of the only bands from the(80's) "90's" that I can't stand to listen to. Watching their videos 20 years later I see the genius and marvel at how ahead of their time while also incredibly in and of the moment these rock n roll hall of famers were. I still listen to these CD's a lot. But did so in their own way. understanding that there music can be a bit dark and I generally like music that isn't coming from depression this band is absolutely the best band since the 70s (except possible Guns N Roses although I personally prefer the pumpkins but I can see how that argument could be made). They wrote some of the best songs of the decade -- Would? He's NOT A HARD ROCK HEAVY METAL ARTIST! I hate what Axle did to Metallica too! It goes without saying that this band had the most powerful, soulful, incredible singer on this planet. What an ASS! Alice was definitely harder, darker and amazingly talented. The bass line can hardly be called "rhythm" or "backround" because Danny Carey's ingenius syncopated and dissonant drum lines with bass lines that lead as much as guitar, this band can easily be named one of the greatest masterpieces of music and art on the planet. 100 Best Songs Of The 1990s. Best Lil Baby Songs: 10 Tracks That Drip The Hardest. Insomniac had an angrier punk sound but still continued to have mainstream success with classics like walking contradiction and armatage shanks. They're live shows only amplify this as they can draw more emotion from a crowd than any band I've ever seen live. Deftones makes me want to jizz my pants it's so good. And if you wanna see memes before there was such a thing watch the video for Blow Up the Outside World. 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