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KROQ Top 106.7 Countdowns by Year
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Top 300 Songs of the 90s 500 Most Requested of All-Time (Memorial Day 2006) KROQ's Labor Day 90's 500 (2007) KROQ Memorial 500 (Memorial Day 2008)

Countdown commentary

The KROQ Top 106.7 Songs of 1991

Ranking

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Title

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1.

R.E.M.

Losing My Religion

Out Of Time

Losing My Religion

2.

Nirvana

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nevermind

Smells Like Teen Spirit

3.

Jesus Jones

Right Here, Right Now

Doubt

Jesus Jones - Doubt - Right Here Right Now

4.

EMF

Unbelievable

Schubert Dip

Unbelieveable

5.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Kiss Them for Me

Superstition

Kiss Them for Me

6.

Seal

Crazy

Seal

Seal - Seal [1991] - Crazy

7.

Big Audio Dynamite II

Rush

The Globe

Rush

8.

R.E.M.

Shiny Happy People

Out Of Time

Shiny Happy People

9.

Morrissey

Sing Your Life (Live)

-

-

10.

U2

Mysterious Ways

Achtung Baby

Mysterious Ways

11.

Sting

All This Time

The Soul Cages

Sting - The Soul Cages - All This Time

12.

School of Fish

Three Strange Days

-

-

13.

The Psychedelic Furs

Until She Comes

World Outside

-

14.

Too Much Joy

Crush Story

-

-

15.

Simple Minds

See the Lights

Real Life

Simple Minds - Real Life - See the Lights

16.

Electronic

Get the Message

Electronic

Electronic - Get the Message - The Best of Electronic - Get the Message (2006 Remastered UK 7

17.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Give it Away

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Give It Away

18.

The La's

There She Goes

-

-

19.

Alison Moyet

It Won't Be Long

-

-

20.

Blur

There's No Other Way

Leisure

-

21.

OMD

Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)

Sugar Tax

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) - Sugar Tax - Pandora's Box (It's a Long, Long Way)

22.

Material Issue

Valerie Loves Me

-

-

23.

Erasure

Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

24.

Northside

Take 5

-

-

25.

The Divinyls

I Touch Myself

-

-

26.

The Farm

All Together Now

-

-

27.

R.E.M.

Radio Song

Out Of Time

Radio Song

28.

Robin Hitchcock

So You Think You're in Love

-

-

29.

The Shamen

Move Any Mountain

-

-

30.

The Wonder Stuff

Caught in My Shadow

-

-

31.

Morrissey

That's Entertainment

-

-

32.

U2

The Fly

Achtung Baby

The Fly

33.

Ride

Vapour Trail

-

-

34.

Jesus Jones

Real, Real, Real

Doubt

Jesus Jones - Doubt - Real Real Real

35.

Crowded House

It's Only Natural

-

-

36.

Dramarama

Haven't Got a Clue

-

-

37.

Big Audio Dynamite II

The Globe

The Globe

The Globe

38.

Voice of the Beehive

Monsters and Angels

-

-

39.

Violent Femmes

American Music

-

-

40.

Electronic

Feel Every Beat

Electronic

Electronic - Get the Message - The Best of Electronic - Feel Every Beat (2006 Remastered)

41.

Chapterhouse

Pearl

-

-

42.

The Cult

Wild Hearted Son

Ceremony

-

43.

Jellyfish

That is Why

-

-

44.

EMF

Lies

Schubert Dip

Lies

45.

R.E.M.

Texarkana

Out Of Time

Texarkana

46.

Lush

De-Luxe

-

-

47.

Seal

Future Love Paradise

Seal

Seal - Seal [1991] - Future Love Paradise

48.

Billy Bragg

Sexuality

-

-

49.

The Candyskins

For What It's Worth

-

-

50.

The Farm

Groovy Train

-

-

51.

Too Much Joy

Long Haired Guys from England

-

-

52.

Morrissey

My Love Life

-

-

53.

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Grey Cell Green

-

-

54.

OMD

Sailing on the Seven Seas

Sugar Tax

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) - Sugar Tax - Sailing On the Seven Seas

55.

Jesus Jones

International Bright Young Thing

Doubt

Jesus Jones - Doubt - International Bright Young Thing

56.

R.E.M.

Near Wild Heaven

Out Of Time

Near Wild Heaven

57.

Gary Clail

Human Nature

-

-

58.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Shadowtime

Superstition

Shadowtime

59.

EMF

Children

Schubert Dip

Children

60.

Nirvana

Come As You Are

Nevermind

Come As You Are

61.

OMD

Call My Name

Sugar Tax

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) - Sugar Tax - Call My Name

62.

Nine Inch Nails

Down in It

Pretty Hate Machine

-

63.

Blue Train

All I Need Is You

-

-

64.

The Smashing Pumpkins

Rhinoceros

Gish

Rhinocerous

65.

Elvis Costello

The Other Side of Summer

Mighty Like A Rose

-

66.

Primus

Jerry Was a Racecar Driver

-

-

67.

Erasure

Love To Hate You

Chorus

Love to Hate You

68.

Electronic

Tighten Up

Electronic

-

69.

Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Happy

-

-

70.

U2

One

Achtung Baby

-

71.

Sting

The Soul Cages

The Soul Cages

Sting - The Soul Cages - The Soul Cages

72.

School of Fish

Wrong

-

-

73.

Morrissey

Our Frank

Kill Uncle

Our Frank

74.

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Sex On Wheelz

-

-

75.

UB40

Groovin'

Labour of Love II

Groovin'

76.

The Wonder Stuff

Size of a Cow

-

-

77.

Right Said Fred

I'm Too Sexy

-

-

78.

Hoodoo Gurus

Miss Freelove '69

-

-

79.

The Ocean Blue

Ballerina Out of Control

Cerulean

The Ocean Blue - Cerulean - Ballerina Out of Control

80.

The Psychedelic Furs

Don't Be a Girl

World Outside

-

81.

This Picture

Naked Rain

-

-

82.

Mary's Danish

Julie's Blanket

-

-

83.

Mock Turtles

Can You Dig It

-

-

84.

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Fear (of the Unknown)

Superstition

Fear (Of the Unknown)

85.

Kirsty Maccoll

Walking Down Madison

-

-

86.

Jesus Jones

Welcome Back Victoria

Doubt

Jesus Jones - Doubt - Welcome Back Victoria

87.

Fishbone

Sunless Saturday

The Reality Of My Surroundings

-

88.

Lloyd Cole

She's a Girl, I'm a Man

-

-

89.

Daniel Ash

This Love

-

-

90.

INXS

Bitter Tears

X

Bitter Tears

91.

Enya

Caribbean Blue

-

-

92.

EMF

I Believe

Schubert Dip

I Believe

93.

The Golden Palaminos

Alive and Living Now

-

-

94.

Transvision Vamp

If Looks Could Kill

-

-

95.

Depeche Mode

Death's Door

-

-

96.

Anthrax w/ Public Enemy

Bring the Noise

-

-

97.

Talking Heads

Sax and Violins

-

-

98.

The Orb

Little Fluffy Clouds

-

-

99.

Primal Scream

Movin' On Up

-

-

100.

Squeeze

Satisfied

Play

-

101.

Happy Mondays

Bob's Yer Uncle

-

-

102.

Candyland

Fountain O' Youth

-

-

103.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Breaking the Girl

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Breaking the Girl

104.

St. Etienne

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

-

-

105.

The Divinyls

Make Out Alright

-

-

106.

Pearl Jam

Alive

Ten

Alive

106.7.

John Frost

Mr. TV's Turbo Round

-

-

Commentary

bulletWas this an amazing year or what?  I would say about half of my top ten albums of the 90s came out in this one year.  Two great veteran bands--U2 and R.E.M., came out with arguably their best albums, the Red Hot Chili Peppers came out with an album that I don't think anybody thought they were capable of, and then Nirvana and Pearl Jam released the albums that launched the grunge phenomenon and put alternative on the map.  The peak for Pearl Jam's Ten came later--only Alive made the list, and that was only at #106.
bulletTo me the Nirvana explosion marked a turning point for KROQ and similar stations--there is the pre-Nirvana era and the post-Nirvana era, and the two are quite different.  The Roq of the 80s new wave stuff was out, and a more...I dunno...ironic, self-conscious, dark, more "real", whatever...music style was in.