- The song must have some sort of deeper message associated with it;
- The song type must be easily identified with the decade; and
- The song has to be sung by a singer/group highly associated with that decade.
The number three song came off of one of the biggest selling albums of all time (over 33 million worldwide) - Jagged Little Pill. This song was chosen because it embodied that angst of the early 90s:
The number two song is by a band that has changed their style multiple times but this song embodied their early 90s sound in a way that is often used to define the decade.
This was a consensus song for number one. No list of the 90s could be without it. RIP - Kurt Cobain