#9 – Alice in Chains – “Man in the Box” – (1990)

Alice in Chains produced the best combination of heavy metal and grunge with songs like this. Another band to come out of Seattle in the late 80s, they were a mainstay of early-to-mid-90s rock radio and this song was a top 20 on the Mainstream Rock chart. It’s one of their best known songs and might be the one song that is most associated with the band. Layne Staley’s vocals are spot on and I’m not sure Jerry Cantrell has ever rocked harder on the guitar.