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The best songs of the '90s

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Hatfield_lVH1 is airing a “100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s” countdown on Dec. 17, but as PopWatch reader Jason points out, you can vote now for your top 10 choices here. Sadly, you’re limited to VH1’s preselected pool of tunes, which includes no more than one song by any artist. If you like any Nirvana songs besides “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” any Beck songs besides “Loser,” any Radiohead songs besides “Creep,” any Tupac songs besides “California Love,” and any country songs besides Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One” and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” then you’re out of luck. Also, nothing here by such ’90s stalwarts as Juliana Hatfield (pictured), Tori Amos, Pavement, Morphine, Bjork, or the Fugees (though Lauryn Hill is here). And even though this is VH1, classic-rockers who had major successes in the ’90s (Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan) aren’t here either.

Here are five songs I wish were on this list:

• The Verve: “Bittersweet Symphony”

• Lemonheads: “It’s a Shame About Ray”

• Teenage Fanclub: “The Concept”

• Matthew Sweet: “Divine Intervention”

• Letters to Cleo: “Here and Now”

Your turn: You can pick only ’90s songs that aren’t on VH1’s list.

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