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FM90's Top 90 Songs from the last 40 Years

In honor of FM90's 40 birthday, we counted down the top 90 songs from the last 40 years on Friday, March 11.  We determined the songs by asking past and present Staff members and students of KACV for their favorites. Thanks to everyone who contributed their lists!  Here is the final list:

 

FM90’S TOP 90 SONGS OF THE LAST 40 YEARS

 

90.            LITHIUM-NIRVANA

89.            PRETEND WE’RE DEAD-L7

88.            BAD-U2

87.            COME A LITTLE CLOSER-CAGE THE ELEPHANT

86.            DO YOU REALIZE?-THE FLAMING LIPS

85.            CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA-OASIS

84.            DO YOU?-SPOON

83.            SENSES WORKING OVERTIME-XTC

82.            BUDDY HOLLY-WEEZER

81.            COVER ME UP-JASON ISBELL

80.            HARPER LEE- LITTLE GREEN CARS

79.            BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

78.            INTERSTATE LOVE SONG-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

77.            EYES OF A STRANGER-PAYOLA$

76.            DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME-SIMPLE MINDS

75.            MORE THAN THIS-ROXY MUSIC

74.            IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY-SHERYL CROW

73.            STAND-R.E.M.

72.            I WANNA BE SEDATED-THE RAMONES

71.            STANDING OUTSIDE A BROKEN PHONE BOOTH

                   WITH MONEY IN MY HAND-PRIMITIVE RADIO GODS

70.            HEAD LIKE A HOLE-NINE INCH NAILS

69.            BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU-ROBERT PALMER

68.            DREAM ALL DAY-THE POSIES

67.            1985-BOWLING FOR SOUP

66.            MONKEY GONE TO HEAVEN-PIXIES

65.            LONDON CALLING-THE CLASH

64.            WHIP-SMART-LIZ PHAIR

63.            KIDS IN AMERICA-KIM WILDE

62.            DAUGHTER-PEARL JAM

61.            IRIS-GOO GOO DOLLS

60.            S.O.B.-NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS

59.            GOOD-BETTER THAN EZRA

58.            SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS-THE POSTAL SERVICE

57.            WONDERWALL-OASIS

56.            GIVE IT AWAY-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

55.            STRESSED-TWENTY-ONE PILOTS

54.            SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE-MUSE

53.            PRETTY IN PINK-THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS

52.            LITTLE LION MAN-MUMFORD & SONS

51.            ALEX CHILTON-THE REPLACEMENTS

50.            BEDS ARE BURNING-MIDNIGHT OIL

49.            ONCE IN A LIFETIME-TALKING HEADS

48.            THERE SHE GOES-THE LA’S

47.            MY SHARONA-THE KNACK

46.            RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW-JESUS JONES

45.            TEMPTED-SQUEEZE

44.            NEED YOU TONIGHT/MEDIATE-INXS

43.            WHEN IT’S OVER-WESTERN PLAZA

42.            ALL YOU ZOMBIES-THE HOOTERS

41.            LONGVIEW-GREEN DAY

40.            CAN’T STAND LOSING YOU-THE POLICE

39.            FEEL GOOD INC.-GORILLAZ

38.            FAST CAR-TRACY CHAPMAN

37.            CUT YOUR HAIR-PAVEMENT

36.            UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

35.            RADIATION VIBE-FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE

34.            BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY-THE VERVE

33.            SHE DON’T USE JELLY-THE FLAMING LIPS

32.            BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES-ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

31.            CROOKED TEETH-DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

30.            FOUND OUT ABOUT YOU-GIN BLOSSOMS

29.            ALL APOLOGIES-NIRVANA

28.            THE MIDDLE-JIMMY EAT WORLD

27.            NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH-THE DANDY WARHOLS

26.            NEVER LET YOU GO-THIRD EYE BLIND

25.            JUST LIKE HEAVEN-THE CURE

24.            LINGER-THE CRANBERRIES

23.            SO MUCH FOR THE AFTERGLOW-EVERCLEAR

22.            SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?-THE CLASH

21.            BULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS-SMASHING PUMPKINS

20.            WHAT’S UP?-4 NON BLONDES

19.            JUST WHAT I NEEDED-THE CARS

18.            CANNONBALL-THE BREEDERS

17.            ALL THE SMALL THINGS-BLINK182

16.            LOSER-BECK

15.            SAIL-AWOLNATION

14.            BLISTER IN THE SUN-VIOLENT FEMMES

13.            PICTURES OF YOU-THE CURE

12.            WATCHING THE DETECTIVES-ELVIS COSTELLO

11.            LET ME GO-CAKE

10.            UNDONE(THE SWEATER SONG)-WEEZER

9.               SURRENDER-CHEAP TRICK

8.               ALL THESE THINGS I’VE DONE THE KILLERS

7.               HOW SOON IS NOW?-THE SMITHS

6.               MY OWN WORST ENEMY-LIT

5.               FLAGPOLE SITTA-HARVEY DANGER

4.               THE FIRST SINGLE-THE FORMAT

3.               BLOOD AND ROSES-THE SMITHEREENS

2.               CREEP-RADIOHEAD

1.               SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT-NIRVANA