Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” – (1991)

This song put the Chili Peppers into the mainstream (it hit #2 on the Hot 100) and is widely considered an amazing song. It’s certainly not the most fun song RHCP ever did, but, lyrically, it might be the best. It’s far more mellow than any of their other hits and almost doesn’t even seem to fit in their song catalog… but people say it’s their best.