50 Best Songs of the Nineties

From Britney Spears and Ace of Base to Beck and Nirvana

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4. Bikini Kill, "Rebel Girl" (1993)

Three riot grrrls (led by ferocious singer Kathleen Hanna) and their token boy guitar player go into a recording studio with Joan Jett and come out with a seven-inch single that keeps every radical promise punk rock ever made. "Rebel Girl" is an anthem for the neighborhood girl with the revolution in her hips. Rock & roll that had political and emotional muscle? How bizarre.

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