50 Best Songs of the Nineties

From Britney Spears and Ace of Base to Beck and Nirvana

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22. Mobb Deep, "Shook Ones Pt. II" (1995)

A hip-hop "Gimme Shelter," with the Queensbridge duo of Prodigy and Havoc reporting from the urban combat zone where a moment of fear – or any other feeling – will get you killed, because there ain't no such thing as halfway crooks. Mobb Deep were the hardest of all the mid-Nineties East Coast crews, and their definitive hit hasn't gotten any less chilling as the years have passed.

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