#96 - Eternal Flame - The Bangles (1989)
#95 - Linger - The Cranberries (1993)
At number 96 we have one of the greatest girl bands of all times, The Bangles. The group rocked the 1980s with some of the most well known classics (another one still to come in this countdown). Eternal Flame was a major success for the group reaching #1 in the United States, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The still active group which was founded in 1981 released their latest album in 2011.
#94 - Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (1992)
As we progress, we hit the newer generations of iconic music. The Cranberries, a group from Ireland, ruled for at least some part of the 1990s and one part of their legacy is this well covered classic, called Linger. The song was a major hit in the United States, peaking at #8. Linger's bitter-sweet nostalgic musical dressing, makes it the perfect go-to-song for heartache for an entire generation of 90's kids.
Arguably one of the biggest bands in music history, Metallica were not exactly known for a gentle sound. However, on their self-titled fifth album they released this heavily nostalgic and atmospheric rock ballad which has long become one of the biggest staples in rock music history. The song became a huge hit in Europe, but stalled at #34 in the United States. It has re-entered many international singles-charts numerous times ever since, though.