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VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the 90s' Grunges Up as Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Takes the #1 Spot
VH1's "100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s" premieres Monday-Friday, December 17 - 21 at 10 PM each night.

[via press release from VH1]

VH1's '100 Greatest Songs of the 90s' Grunges Up as Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Takes the #1 Spot

VH1 Celebrates the Music that Defined a Generation With a 5-Night Countdown Event Beginning Monday, December 17 at 10 PM*

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 -- The fans have spoken and VH1 is celebrating the music of the 90s like it never has before. In an online poll, VH1.com users have voted Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as the greatest song from the 90s.

It was the decade that brought you Madonna's "Vogue," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" and Hanson's "MMMBop," and once again VH1 taps its collective memories and revisits it all. VH1's "100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s" premieres Monday-Friday, December 17 - 21 at 10 PM* each night. With more than 600,000 votes cast, the countdown list was determined by an online poll at VH1.com where viewers had the opportunity to pick their favorite songs of the '90s from all genres -- rock, pop, rap or R&B. The complete list of VH1's "100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s" is attached.

VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s" will let viewers reminisce with the top 100 songs that have had the greatest influence and effect on music and pop culture, leaving a lasting impact. Nirvana's "Smell Like Teen Spirit" takes the honor of being the number one song on the countdown. The 1991 song not only propelled the Seattle grunge group to stardom, but allowed alternative music to hit the mainstream charts. This five-night event of "block-rockin' beats" will not only count down your favorite 90s jams, it will also reveal the story behind each tune and bring you up to date on what the decade's greatest stars are doing today with all new and exclusive interviews.

In the tradition of VH1's hit "100 Greatest" specials, the show features archival clips, classic performances, plus exclusive interviews from Sinead O'Connor, Backstreet Boys, Salt N' Pepa and Vanilla Ice, among many others. But most of all, the 90s were ten years of tight music that was "too legit to quit."

VH1.com will also join the 90s fun with exclusive online content, extensive music and artist-based programming and more.

-- VH1.com's Mini- Countdown: VH1.com will host its own mini countdown, of songs 105-101 that didn't make the on-air list. Did your song not make the top 100? Don't fret and log on at http://www.vh1.com/shows/the_greatest/songs_90s/_2007/ to see if it made this mini countdown and watch their respective music videos along with the top 100 songs.

-- Music Playlists: Extensive video playlists compiled from 90s icons. Playlists that will be featured starting December 7 include "#1 Songs of the 90s," "90s Alternatives," "Ladies of the 90s: Lilith Fair," "Boy Bands and Bubble Gum Pop" and "90s Lollapalooza." New playlists will be added each week.

For more information on ""100 Greatest Songs of the '90s"," visit http://www.vh1.com/shows/the_greatest/songs_90s/_2007/.

"100 Greatest Songs of the '90s"," is a production of VH1, with Hilary Spiegelman serving as Series Producer and Bernie Kaminski Rick Hankey, Shelly Tatro and Michael Hirschorn serving as Executive Producers for VH1.

* All Times ET/PT


**Please embargo rankings until December Wednesday, Dec. 12**

1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. U2 One
3. Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
4. Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You
5. Madonna Vogue
6. Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
7. Britney Spears ... Baby One More Time
8. TLC Waterfalls
9. R.E.M. Losing My Religion
10. Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
11. Pearl Jam Jeremy
12. Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know
13. Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg) Nuthin' but a "G" Thang
14. Mariah Carey Vision of Love
15. Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge
16. MC Hammer U Can't Touch This
17. Destiny's Child Say My Name
18. Metallica Enter Sandman
19. Beastie Boys Sabotage
20. Hanson MMMBop
21. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
22. Beck Loser
23. Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue Whatta Man
24. House of Pain Jump Around
25. Soundgarden Black Hole Sun
26. Eminem My Name Is
27. Counting Crows Mr. Jones
28. Ricky Martin Livin' la Vida Loca
29. Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
30. *NSYNC Tearin' Up My Heart
31. Radiohead Creep
32. BLACKstreet No Diggity
33. Spice Girls Wannabe
34. Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life
35. Oasis Wonderwall
36. C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
37. Green Day Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
38. Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle
39. Goo Goo Dolls Iris
40. Color Me Badd I Wanna Sex You Up
41. Spin Doctors Two Princes
42. Collective Soul Shine
43. En Vogue My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
44. The Fugees Killing Me Softly With His Song
45. Hootie & the Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You
46. Shania Twain You're Still the One
47. Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch Good Vibrations
48. Matchbox Twenty 3 AM
49. Jewel Who Will Save Your Soul
50. Alice in Chains Man in the Box
51. Tupac (featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman) California Love
52. Sugar Ray Fly
53. Naughty by Nature O.P.P.
54. Joan Osborne One of Us
55. Fiona Apple Criminal
56. L.L. Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
57. Jay-Z featuring Amil and Ja Rule Can I Get A
58. Sophie B. Hawkins Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover
59. Weezer Buddy Holly
60. Bell Biv DeVoe Poison
61. Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do
62. Live I Alone
63. The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase & Puff Daddy Mo Money Mo Problems
64. The Presidents of the United States of America Peaches
65. Digital Underground The Humpty Dance
66. Edwin McCain I'll Be
67. Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart
68. Will Smith Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
69. Korn Freak on a Leash
70. Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity
71. Arrested Development Tennessee
72. Barenaked Ladies One Week
73. Marcy Playground Sex and Candy
74. Cher Believe
75. Kris Kross Jump
76. Blues Traveler Run-Around
77. Ice Cube It Was a Good Day
78. Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way
79. Meredith Brooks Bitch
80. Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy
81. Paula Cole I Don't Want to Wait
82. Geto Boys Mind Playing Tricks on Me
83. The Breeders Cannonball
84. Snow Informer
85. Cypress Hill Insane In The Brain
86 The Cranberries Linger
87. Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart
88. Duncan Sheik Barely Breathing
89. Liz Phair Never Said
90. New Radicals You Get What You Give
91. Sarah McLachlan Building a Mystery
92. Public Enemy 911 Is A Joke
93. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories Stay
94. Fastball The Way
95. Montell Jordan This is How We Do It
96. Nelson (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection
97. Prince & The New Power Generation Gett Off
98. EMF Unbelievable
99. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
100. Gerardo Rico Suave


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