20 Alternative and R&B Songs of the 90s That We Really Miss

I love music.  I cannot live without it.  If people eat sweets and peanuts to keep the energy alive, mine is listening to music (and occasional sweets munching!)  I’m not sure about you, but I find myself more creative while listening to my playlist. Additionally, studies show that listening to music lowers your anxiety level and helps soothe the emotional and physical pain. However, I find the music (and lyrics) of today, disturbing.  If it’s not about the booty, it’s something else.  Where have all the good songs, gone?

Nae Nae meme

Exactly how I feel, every time I hear or see someone twerk or do the nae nae. Please.stop.it.

While I appreciate some of the songs today, I think I’d stick to my jams. So, let me take you back in times where songs were called, music.

20. Alanis Morissette – Ironic

The song was released from her album Jagged Little Pill.  It was released February 1996 and the song stayed no. 1 in theCanadian Top Singles chart for six weeks.

19. No Doubt, Don’t Speak

Released in 1996, Don’t Speak song was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

18. Duncan Sheik – Barely Breathing

Definitely a flashback of memories every time I hear this song. 🙂 Duncan Sheik released this single from his self-titled album in November of 1996. This song earned a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category in 1998.  Duncan Sheik also received a BMI Award for Most Played Song of the Year in 1997.

17. The Goo Goo Dolls – Slide

From their album Dizzy Up the Girl, The Goo Goo Dolls’ Slide was also a hit.  Well, at least for my friends and I.  So many #feels on this song! The Goo Goo Dolls was the band behind the massive hit song, Iris.

16. Gin Blossoms – Til I Hear It From You

Released around 1995, as the first single from the soundtrack of the movie Empire Records, starring Liv Tyler.

15. The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Popularly known to be one of the songs from the movie, Cruel Intentions starring Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe, Bittersweet Symphony was released June 1997.

14. Matchbox Twenty – Push

Another throwback tune of the 90s.  It was released May of 1997 and the song was one of the best songs from their album Yourself or Someone like You.

13. Third Eye Blind – How’s It Going To Be

Released sometime November 1997 as the second single from their self-titled album, Third Eye Blind.  This band is one of my favorite bands and has been on my playlist regardless if Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse songs are there. 🙂

12. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge

My all-time favorite band, RHCP.  The Under The Bridge song was released 1991 from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. All Saints’ version is good, too.

11. Oasis – Wonderwall

Another awesome alternative band of the 90s.  Oasis is one of their songs from the album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory.  Too bad, they weren’t active anymore.  I’m curious, though. What kind of music they’re going to make in this day and age?

10. Garbage – Stupid Girl

Grammy award winner for Best Rock song, Garbage’s Stupid Girl was one of the requested songs of the 90s, too.  I find her pretty, as well!

Most Requested R&B Songs on page 2!