Travel Playlist: 90's Alternative Rock

Travel Playlist: 90’s Alternative Rock

Hey there! So, you might be thinking, “Has this gal run out of travel topics or what?” Well, maybe a little, but I’m all about chatting about everyday stuff that everyone can relate to, like the tunes you jam to while on the go – whether it’s to the office, a different country, or hey, even outer space!

I’m that person who got roped into doing the Macarena and busting out the Barbie Girl dance moves thanks to my older siblings (and yeah, I still remember every move). I was perpetually stuck as ‘Player 2’ in video games and shed a tear or two after watching Titanic.

Even though the ’90s are ancient history – a whole two decades ago, can you believe it? – I still can’t get enough of those nostalgic songs. Fun fact: I’ve still got my trusty ‘Walkman’ and a stash of cassettes. Nope, I don’t drag them along on my travels.

Now, for those of you born yesterday, a Walkman is like the OG portable music player – the granddaddy of Youtube and Spotify. If you’re a ’90s kid and haven’t heard of a Walkman, you might be in a bit of denial! Come on, don’t leave me hanging, folks!

Alright! Alright! Here’s my list, arranged by song title.

  1. #1 Crush – Garbage
  2. 1979 – The Smashing Pumpkins
  3. A Girl Like You – Edwyn Collins
  4. All Apologies – Nirvana
  5. All I Want – Toad The Wet Sprocket
  6. Ana’s Song (Open Fire) – Silverchair
  7. Bean Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
  8. Beautiful Ones – Suede
  9. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
  10. Buddy Holly – Weezer
  11. Bull In The Heather – Sonic Youth
  12. Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine
  13. Celebrity Skin – Hole
  14. Closing Time – Semisonic
  15. Crazy – Aerosmith
  16. Creep – Radiohead
  17. Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla
  18. Daughter – Pearl Jam
  19. Desperately Waiting – Better Than Ezra
  20. Don’t Drink The Water – Dave Matthews Band
  21. Feel The Pain – Dinosaur Jr
  22. Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
  23. Glycerine – Bush
  24. Hitchin’ A Ride – Green Day
  25. Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
  26. Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
  27. No Excuses – Alice In Chains
  28. No Rain – Blind Meon
  29. Not Enough Time – INXS
  30. Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails
  31. Piccadilly Palare – Morrissey
  32. Push – Matchbox 20
  33. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
  34. Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
  35. Selling The Drama – Live
  36. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
  37. Shine – Collective Soul
  38. Spiderwebs – No Doubt
  39. Sober – Tool
  40. Song 2 – Blur
  41. Stellar – Incubus
  42. Superman’s Dead – Our Lady Peace
  43. The Chemicals Between Us – Bush
  44. The Freshmen – The Verve Pipe
  45. Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Pepper
  46. When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine
  47. Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Travis
  48. Wonderwall – Oasis
  49. You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
  50. You Get What You Give – New Radicals

I’m curious whether the music from the 1990s is now deemed “Oldies.” Is there a popular alternative music from two decades ago that I haven’t included on my list? Did your older siblings (or parents) have you do the Macarena as well?

If you don’t know how to respond, simply tell me I’m pretty and have a fantastic playlist. Kidding!

Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the señorita behind GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. A corporate warrior by day, and a perpetual explorer by heart. She is a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw her anywhere, and she'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of her weaknesses.


  1. I truly loved the 90s. Such a fun time for music I particularly loved Aerosmith and alanis morrisette!

  2. You know I have been watching movies all travel inspiration…thanks for this!

  3. I do really love 90’s music and I miss it so much. Will definitely check this songs.

  4. These 90’s songs really rocks in 2020.

  5. Batang ’90s here so I’m familiar with many of these songs (and bands). I love them all, they bring back so many happy memories of what I consider as the good old days.

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