#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 “Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

As stated above, I’m from the 90s, and no list of 90s music can be complete without “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Its ironic that Kurt Cobain grew to hate this song after it became such a hit, refusing to play it in concerts. He didn’t want to be the voice of his generation, and that’s why he was perfect for the job.

#13 “Troposphere” by Steve Burns
Yes, he hosted Blue’s Clues, and yes, he’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. “Troposphere” 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 “Orange Sky” 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 “Whatsername” 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 “Whatsername” 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.

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