Top 100 Grunge Songs (100-76)

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Over 20 years after the initial grunge explosion of the early 90s the genre is still a a lightning rod. The naysayers will point to the fact that the genre spawned some of the worst bands ever starting in the mid 90s and in some cases polluting our airwaves to this very day (hello Creed, Nickelback etc.). Of course the genre has legions of fervent followers who swear that Kurt Cobain still roams the Earth hand in hand with Elvis. Many of you know that I'm firmly in the latter camp (well, maybe short of the Elvis hyperbole). Each genre has to be taken at face value for the creativity, influence and impact that it had on the music scene. Besides, you cannot blame the Beatles for having influenced shitty bands like Panic at the Disco, can you?

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100Touch Me I'm SickMudhoneySuperfuzz Bigmuff1990
99New DamageSoundgardenBadmotorfinger1991
98SappyNirvanaWith The Lights Out2004
97Hail HailPearl JamNo Code1996
96Speed KillsBushGolden State2001
95Wax EcstaticSpongeWax Ecstatic1996
94Everything ZenBushSixteen Stone1994
93Limo WreckSoundgardenSuperunknown1994
92World Wide SuicidePearl JamPearl Jam2006
91My WaveSoundgardenSuperunknown1994
90Slaves and BulldozersSoundgardenBadmotorfinger1991
89AlivePearl JamTen1991
88SatisfyJerry CantrellBoggy Depot1998
87MachineheadBushSixteen Stone1994
86InsideStiltskinThe Mind's Eye1994
85DownStone Temple PilotsNo. 41999
84New BeginningStirHoly Dogs2000
83Lounge ActNirvanaNevermind1991
82Lying SeasonAlice in ChainsMusic Bank1999
81She Was My GirlJerry CantrellDegradation Trip2002
80SwimBushSixteen Stone1994
79One More ThingL7Bricks Are Heavy1992
78RhinosaurSoundgardenDown on the Upside1996
77Fear The VoicesAlice in ChainsMusic Bank1999
76VasolineStone Temple PilotsPurple1994

Posted 8/20/12 by the Rock Czar

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+6 #1 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsAlex 2011-09-11 15:57
Wow this list is ocmpletely dominated by by Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. But that is exactly how it should be ;-) Also bush shouldnt be on the list, they are more alternative or post grunge. Puddle of Mudd needs to be taken off now. That is not grunge at all, and they don't deserve to be on this list. Seriously, Famous? Psycho? please, I could name 50 much better grunge songs that are actually grunge.
+3 #2 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2011-09-11 23:10
Bush ain't going anywhere. Puddle of Mudd is a valid point. I think that more than any bands of the 2000s they are closest to grunge. Most would probably call them Post-Grunge, but I decided to lump them in.

0 #3 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Tremor Christ 2011-09-22 15:05
Heaven Beside You at number 3?!?!?!? I dont agree with that statement but I wont complain. That song is one of the greatest of all time in any genre.
0 #4 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsMatt_Jakobann 2011-10-07 22:24
Puddle of Mudd, definately post-grunge..they ripped off L7's "Pretend We're Dead" when making "She Hates Me" ..just listen to the riff and you can repeatedly say "She F@ckin hates meeee! (trust?) she f@ckin hates me....."
L7 was a band that had Joan Jett, began in 1985
-1 #5 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2011-10-08 20:19
I don't think many people would argue that Puddle of Mudd is particularly inventive. They are who we thought they are...

+3 #6 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsGrungedude 2011-10-22 07:11
Puddle of Mudd needs to go. Bush stays. Bush was considered Europes Nirvana at the time. They just released a new albumn....go check it out!
-3 #7 RE: Top 100 Grunge Songsdeegs 2011-11-09 18:03
this is the worst list i have encountered. you dont include any of the bands that made this genre what it is today. you only included commercial bands and L7 which are still a known band. this list is officially a fail list.
+2 #8 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsJohn 2011-11-20 14:26
seriously, no Garbage
0 #9 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2011-11-20 22:35
I like Garbage, but why would they ever be on a grunge list??

+1 #10 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsJason 2011-11-22 19:03
Where's Filter? Nice Shot is one of my favorite songs.
-2 #11 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2011-11-24 23:52
Filter is not Grunge.

+4 #12 RE: Top 100 Grunge Songsjim 2012-01-14 19:40
should include Sludge Factory by Alice In Chains
+9 #13 TempleDaryl 2012-01-16 06:17
I'm a big fan of temple of the dog? shouldn't they get up there somewhere. mother love bone aswell
-2 #14 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2012-01-17 00:35

As you can see, I'm quite the AIC fan. Sludge Factory is definitely one of their more underrated songs but couldn't quite crack the top 100 grunge songs.

-2 #15 chickphillip 2012-02-03 13:07
8) :fffdfd-| :zzz
-3 #16 chickphillip 2012-02-03 13:10
:oops: phillip hi hloe
-2 #17 RE: Top 100 Grunge Songsadam 2012-02-06 16:28
Satisfying list. Great job. Would only add STPs "Sin", Soundgarden's "A Room a Thousand Year's Wide,"and AICs "Godam."
0 #18 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2012-02-06 20:39
Thanks Adam. Gotta tell you though, God Am is an odd choice though. It's easily one of my least favorite AIC songs. Also, Sin is my least favorite song off Core (still not a bad song overall though). You have interesting taste.

-3 #19 Cranberriesbob 2012-02-11 23:44
what about zombie by the cranberries?
-3 #20 RE: Top 100 Grunge SongsThe Rock Czar 2012-02-12 00:10

Zombie is a great song, just not Grunge.


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