The 90s was more than cheesy pop music in the style of Aqua’s Barbie Girl. There also was very awesome rock music. Because we love to reminisce our youth in the 90s, we have collected for you the 10 most iconic rock bands of the 90s.
Blur celebrated their biggest success in the mid 90s with songs like Girls & Boys, Country House and Song 2.
9. Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong & Co. made their international breakthrough with their third album “Dookie”. They fascinated millions of fans with their Punk Rock songs.
In the early 90s there was a big hype about the band from California, with the frontman of Queens of the Stone Age as guitarist. They are known for having paved the way for the Stoner Rock genre.
The US-American band “Pavement” is the classic Indie Rock band of the 90s. One of their biggest hits was the song “Cut your hair”.
The band of the twins Liam & Noel Gallagher probably is the most popular Britpop band of the world. In 1995 they released a world hit with their song “Wonderwall”.
The Grunge band with frontman Chris Cornell has become popular due to their hit “Black Hole Sun”, released in 1994. Also the weird musicvideo has made a major contribution to the success of Soundgarden.
4. Marilyn Manson
Nobody else has provoked more in the 90s. Many songs from Shock Rocker Marilyn Manson still are true classics. Unforgotten is his great cover of “Sweet Dreams”.
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers made the worldwide breakthrough with the release of their album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” in the early 90s.
In the 90s the band from Germany caused a stir due to their metal marching sound and controversial lyrics. At least since movie director David Lynch has integrated two Rammstein songs in his movie “Lost Highway”, Rammstein are iconic.
In the early 90s, Kurt Cobain and his band grew in popularity because of the single release of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, which became one of the biggest world hits ever.