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*

Dec 12, 2007, 00:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 100 GREATEST SONGS OF THE 90S RANKED LIST **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 Nuthin' but a "G" Thang Snoop Doggy Dogg) 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 Good Vibrations Funky Bunch 48. Matchbox Twenty 3 AM 49. Jewel Who Will Save Your Soul 50. Alice in Chains Man in the Box 51. Tupac (featuring Dr. California Love Dre and Roger Troutman) 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 Can I Get A and Ja Rule 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. Mo Money Mo Problems featuring Mase & Puff Daddy 64. The Presidents of the Peaches United States of America 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 Gett Off Generation 98. EMF Unbelievable 99. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) 100. Gerardo Rico Suave