The Top 10 Songs of 1994

January 25, 2016
1994, a year in the heart of the 90s that displayed musical revolutions in both hip hop and alternative rock.  Below are our favorite songs from 1994.

10: Offspring - Come Out and Play - “Ya gotta keep ‘em separated”, this was a breakout song for Offspring; this song has been attributed as helping the emerging genre, pop-punk.

9: Coolio - Fantastic Voyage - Sampled from the 1980 song “Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside, the song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

8: Beck - Loser - Peaking at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100, the song, which wasn’t very popular after its release, gained popularity on LA’s college radio station, KXLU.


7: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice - VH1 considers this song #8 on the list of greatest hip hop songs of all time.  The track was produced by Dr. Dre.

6: Pearl Jam - Better Man - This song was actually written by lead singer Eddie Vedder while he was in high school.

5: TLC - Creep - Technically released in 1994, this song saw its biggest success in 1995; it won the 1996 grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

4: Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song - The song, which some consider to be STP’s biggest hit single, peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #18.

3: Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do - Poppy and twangy, this song put Sheryl Crow on the map; a catchy song off her debut album.  This song was also Sheryl Crow’s biggest US hit.

2: Weezer Buddy Holly - “What’s with these homies dissing my girl?”  The single was actually released on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday.  This song was also almost left off Weezer’s Blue Album from 1994.

1: Warren G and Nate Dogg - Regulate - Smooth and funky; Regulate is one of those songs that survived the 20+ years since 1994.  Sampled from Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)”, Regulate became one of MTV’s most played music videos of the summer of 1994.

Honorable Mentions:

Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love - This song actually lasted a whopping 45 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Live I Alone - Live’s 2nd track from their Throwing Copper album, this song was ranked #62 on VH1’s Best Songs of the 90s.

Collective Soul - Shine - The epitome of 90s post-grunge music, the song peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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