Editors' Notes Rock in the ‘90s has a reputation of being loud and full of angst. But the decade’s gentler hits, crafted by standard-bearers and up-and-comers alike, reveal the genre’s openhearted side. While artists like Elton John and Phil Collins had crossed over into the classic-rock pantheon by the time the ‘90s started, they kept releasing tracks that showed off their maturity and songcraft. Newer acts took their cues from rock’s prevailing trends: Jangle-rockers like Hootie and the Blowfish and the Gin Blossoms brought indie ideals to the masses; Alanis Morrissette and Sarah McLachlan built mysteries by diving inward, writing disarmingly honest music that spoke to deep feelings; and Red Hot Chili Peppers flipped their funk-rock and incorporated psychedelia’s nuances. Soft rock’s sprawl reflected the decade’s tumult while offering listeners a gentle landing.

SONG
ALBUM
Building a Mystery
4:07
 
Criminal
5:41
 
Everybody Hurts
5:20
 
I Can't Make You Love Me
5:32
 
Praying for Time
4:40
 
How Do I Live
4:26
 
Hold My Hand
4:18
 
Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)
4:54
 
You Don't Know How It Feels
4:47
 
4:29
 
Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
5:23
 
Closing Time
4:33
 
4:04
 
How's It Going to Be
4:13
 
A Long December
4:55
 
Crash into Me
5:13
 
Silent All These Years (2015 Remastered Version)
4:11
 
Novocaine for the Soul
3:08
 
I Know
3:47
 
4:34
 
Breakfast at Tiffany's
4:17
 
One Headlight
5:12
 
I Don't Want To Wait (Album Version)
5:20
 
What's Up?
4:55
 
No Rain
3:37
 
Into the Great Wide Open
3:42
 
Because the Night (Live)
3:43
 
Stay (I Missed You)
3:04
 
Until I Fall Away
3:52
 
Truly Madly Deeply
4:37
 
You Get What You Give
5:00
 
She Talks To Angels
5:29
 
4:31
 
One
4:36
 
My Favorite Mistake
4:08
 
Sunny Came Home
4:24
 
The Way
4:17
 
Nothing Compares 2 U
4:40
 
Rain
5:28
 
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
6:33
 
Tears In Heaven
4:31
 
Foolish Games
5:40
 
Under the Bridge
4:24
 
I've Been Thinking About You
3:49
 
It's All Been Done
3:26
 
She's So High
3:44
 
Someday
4:02
 
Interstate Love Song
3:13
 
It's All Coming Back to Me Now
7:36
 
The One
5:53
 
Come To My Window
3:56
 
4:12
 
Give Me One Reason
4:28
 
4:33
 
Lover, You Should've Come Over
6:44
 
Kiss from a Rose
4:48
 
Streets of Philadelphia (Single Edit)
3:16
 
Change the World
3:54
 
Runaway Train
4:25
 
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
3:55
 
I Love You Always Forever
3:59
 
3:32
 
Don't Turn Around (Remastered)
3:50
 
Only Wanna Be With You
3:49
 
Barely Breathing
4:14
 
More Than Words
5:34
 
Always
5:53
 
Hold On My Heart
4:38
 
3:58
 
The King of Wishful Thinking
4:01
 
I'm the Only One
4:54
 
Losing My Religion
4:28
 
I'll Be There for You (Theme from Friends)
3:08
 
All For You
3:39
 
Black Velvet
4:47
 
4:30
 
If It Makes You Happy
5:24
 
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? (Album Edit Version)
3:46
 
Mr. Jones
4:32
 
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
2:34
 
Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
3:50
 
Hallelujah
6:53
 
Something to Talk About
3:47
 
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
3:53
 
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
4:30
 
I Don't Wanna Fight (Single Edit)
4:25
 
32 Flavors
6:07
 
Roll to Me
2:12
 
Just Like Jesse James
4:05
 
4:49
 
Do You Remember? (2016 Remastered)
4:36
 
I'll Be
4:26
 
Let Her Cry
5:18
 
Hand In My Pocket
3:38
 

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