Teen Spirit named top song of last 25 years

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana has been named the greatest song of the last 25 years by VH1.

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana has been named the greatest song of the last 25 years by VH1.

While no one artist or group dominated the top 100, which were chosen by executives from the satellite TV channel, several had two songs on the list.

Michael Jackson was second with Billie Jean, and was also 40th with Beat It.

Eminem reached number four with Lose Yourself, while his My Name Is was 85th.

Madonna’s Like a Virgin was 10th and her Ray of Light was 100th.

The 100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years, as chosen by the video music channel VH1.

1. Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Michael Jackson, Billie Jean

3. Guns N’ Roses, Sweet Child O’ Mine

4. Eminem, Lose Yourself

5. U2, One

6. Run-DMC, Walk This Way

7. Prince, When Doves Cry

8. Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You

9. The Police, Every Breath You Take

10. Madonna, Like a Virgin

11. Van Halen, Jump

12. Alanis Morissette, You Oughta Know

13. TLC, Waterfalls

14. Sinead O’Connor, Nothing Compares 2 U

15. Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)

16. No Doubt, Don’t Speak

17. Def Leppard, Photograph

18. REM, Losing My Religion

19. Public Enemy, Fight the Power

20. AC/DC, You Shook Me All Night Long

21. U2, With or Without You

22. Cyndi Lauper, Time After Time

23. Prince, Little Red Corvette

24. Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On

25. Rick James, Super Freak

26. Bon Jovi, Livin’ on a Prayer

27. Grandmaster Flash, The Message

28. Britney Spears, ... Baby One More Time

29. Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA

30. Janet Jackson, Nasty

31. Dr Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang

32. Pearl Jam, Jeremy

33. Tina Turner, What’s Love Got to do With It

34. Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes

35. The Sugarhill Gang, Rapper’s Delight

36. Joan Jett, I Love Rock ’n Roll

37. Alicia Keys, Fallin’

38. The Clash, London Calling

39. Tom Petty, Free Fallin’

40. Michael Jackson, Beat It

41. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Under the Bridge

42. Blondie, Heart of Glass

43. The Go-Go’s, Our Lips Are Sealed

44. Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive

45. Aerosmith, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

46. Queen and David Bowie, Under Pressure

47. Shania Twain, You’re Still the One

48. Naughty By Nature, O.P.P.

49. Journey, Don’t Stop Believin’

50. Lenny Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way?

51. George Michael, Faith

52. The Rolling Stones, Start Me Up

53. Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing

54. Goo Goo Dolls, Iris

55. Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime

56. Sheryl Crow, All I Wanna Do

57. Eric Clapton, Tears in Heaven

58. The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase, Mo Money Mo Problems

59. Meat Loaf Paradise By the Dashboard Light

60. Santana featuring Rob Thomas, Smooth

61. Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way

62. Pretenders, Brass in Pocket

63. Beck, Loser

64. The Knack, My Sharona

65. Nelly, Hot in Herre

66. Squeeze, Tempted

67. John Cougar Mellencamp, Jack and Diane

68. Chic, Good Times

69. Mary J Blige, Real Love

70. Culture Club, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

71. Dave Matthews Band, Crash Into Me

72. John Lennon, (Just Like) Starting Over

73. LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out

74. Hall & Oates, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)

75. The Ramones, I Wanna Be Sedated

76. Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

77. Missy Elliott, Work It

78. Green Day, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

79. Destiny’s Child, Say My Name

80. Duran Duran, Hungry Like the Wolf

81. OutKast, Ms Jackson

82. Soft Cell, Tainted Love

83. Band Aid, Do They Know It’s Christmas

84. Radiohead, Creep

85. Eminem, My Name Is

86. Tracy Chapman, Fast Car

87. The Who, Who Are You

88. Metallica, Enter Sandman

89. Pat Benatar, Hit Me With Your Best Shot

90. The Police, Roxanne

91. Melissa Etheridge, Come to My Window

92. Salt-N-Pepa, Push It

93. Nine Inch Nails, Closer

94. Cheap Trick, Surrender

95. Oasis, Wonderwall

96. Beastie Boys, (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)

97. Devo, Whip It

98. Hanson, MMMBop

99. Norah Jones, Don’t Know Why

100. Madonna, Ray of Light

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