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These are the 90s songs with the most streams

Cameron Gordon’s Completely Ignored has ranked songs from the 90s in terms of the number of streams they’ve had as of August 16, 2020. To qualify, they had to have been streamed at least 100 million times. There are more than a few surprises here. (And note that not all songs from the 90s are considered.)

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Just for fun, let’s break things down by country.


  1. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On”
  2. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”
  3. Shania Twain “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
  4. Alanis Morissette “Ironic”
  5. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One”
  6. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me”
  7. Tal Bachman “She’s So High”
  8. Barenaked Ladies “One Week”
  9. Crash Test Dummies “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm”
  10. Sarah McLachlan “Angel”


  1. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  2. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas is You”
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Under the Bridge”
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Californication”
  5. Backstreet Boys “I Want It That Way”
  6. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris”
  7. Smash Mouth “All Star”
  8. Dr. Dre “Still D.R.E.”
  9. Metallica “Enter Sandman”
  10. R.E.M. “Losing my Religion”


  1. Oasis “Wonderwall”
  2. Radiohead “Creep”
  3. Spice Girls “Wannabe”
  4. The Verve “Bitter Sweet Symphony”
  5. Oasis “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
  6. Blur “Song 2”
  7. The Cure “Friday I’m in Love”
  8. Robbie Williams “Angels”
  9. Radiohead “Karma Police”
  10. Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence”

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