“Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind (). “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette (). “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera (). “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys (). “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (). The Nineties music boom was a gold rush for singles – everywhere you went on the radio, you heard a high-speed collision of different beats. Best '90s songs, ranked · 1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. All the cool kids will tell you that they were into Nirvana back in '89 when. The great thing about the 90s was the diversity of the music that was popular when I was growing up. There was dance-pop like Paula Abdul's "Opposites. Behold, the best '90s songs ever. Our playlist of the quintessential '90s hits, via the fabulous women and "Never Ever" - All Saints. Relive the 90s with the most serious countdown you'll ever find. We played the best songs from the decade that defined pop - as chosen by YOU!