#15 “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in my Hand” by the Primitive Radio Gods
I first heard this song on the soundtrack to The Cable Guy, and it’s been a personal favorite ever since. The Primitive Radio Gods never really went anywhere as a band, and I’ll admit that even I haven’t heard any of their other songs. Still, this one always stood out for me as being a great example of 90s rock. It’s a quieter song, thoughtful, with imaginative lyrics that conjure up all sorts of images in your mind.
#14 â€œSmells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
As stated above, Iâ€™m from the 90s, and no list of 90s music can be complete without â€œSmells Like Teen Spirit.â€ Its ironic that Kurt Cobain grew to hate this song after it became such a hit, refusing to play it in concerts. He didnâ€™t want to be the voice of his generation, and thatâ€™s why he was perfect for the job.
#13 â€œTroposphereâ€ by Steve Burns
Yes, he hosted Blueâ€™s Clues, and yes, heâ€™s a helluva singer. With just one released album and a few tracks from a never released second, Steve Burns cemented himself as one of my favorite musical artists of all time. â€œTroposphereâ€ was to be included on the soundtrack for my movie Bloodshot, with kind permission given by Mr. Burns himself, and no song better fit that story.
#12 â€œOrange Skyâ€ by Alexi Murdoch
This song is…what is this song? Is it a love song? Is it a peace song? Is it really just a song about dreams? Its a great song because it can be about whatever you want it to be about. I can totally see this song played at a wedding or a peace rally, and fitting in perfectly in either.
#11 â€œWhatsernameâ€ by Green Day
Who would have thought Green Day would one day become The Beatles of their generation? American Idiot is their best album, and while its hard to pick â€œWhatsernameâ€ over the title track, this is the song that really gets to me. I defy any guy to listen to this song and not think it was written specifically about you and a girl you once loved.