Greatest Music Videos of the 1990s - Part 1

Because I did three for the last decade!

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Here, by request, are some of the greatest music videos of the '90s!

Blind Melon - "No Rain"

The band whose late lead singer was once described as "the kind of guy who'd sell you a ham sandwich out of his backpack at a Phish concert" gets to kick off this list.

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Soundgarden - "Blow Up the Outside World"

My favorite video by these guys...

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Tool - "Sober"

If there was a "top ten weirdest music videos that have seemingly nothing to do with the song" list, this would be on it fairly high.

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The Offspring - "She's Got Issues"

One of the first notable appearances of actress/musician, Zooey Deschanel.

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Metallica - "Enter Sandman"

It was only the bands' second music video, but it's still a great one.

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Guns N'Roses - "November Rain"

Something to relax everyone before the big finish...

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Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

You knew this was going to be here. This song and the accompanying video defined a generation.

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I will accept suggestions below!

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    under the bridge - rhcp tonight tonight or 1979 - sp man i miss the 90s...
    Before anyone says it; yes, I know, it's Motley Crue. I just want to point out the shift in tone this video took in comparison to their 80's videos. The 90's had a thing for having darker/grittier videos like this. Considering the video appeared in the same year as Nirvana's, where did that trend start?
    C'mon, man. Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight" has to be one of the best music videos ever made, and "Ava Adore" is done in so few shots, it's amazing they pulled it off! Also both Marilyn Manson and Eminem should be in there somewhere.
    This would be a nice list... if it didn't ignore everything outside of mainstream rock. What about the pop, country, hip hop, and electronic music of that time?
    How in the hell is Sabotage by The Beastie Boys not on this list. Best video ever!