#34 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give it Away” – (1991)

This was a tough one. It was obvious that the Chili Peppers were going to be on this countdown somewhere but with there only being room for one of their songs, it became a toss-up between this, from 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik or “Otherside” from Californication, which was released in 1999. This one won out mostly because “Otherside” didn’t come out as a single until 2000. Plus, this song – and it’s weird black and white Flintstones-esque music video (I’m not sure why I’ve always made that connection) – is way more reminiscent of why RHCP were popular in the 1990s.

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