#8 – The Cranberries – “Zombie” – (1994)

Dolores O’Riordan’s voice is unmatched when it comes to female rock vocalists of the 90s. This song is why. This was the band’s follow-up single to their hugely popular hits “Dreams” and “Linger.” This song was also less pop-y and more grunge than the previous two. Thus it hit #1 on the Modern Rock chart but was also a top 20 hit on the Top 40 Mainstream chart. In other words, it was a big hit and it is intensely kick-ass. Lyrics: “It’s the same old theme since 1916. In your head, in your head they’re still fighting. With their tanks and their bombs and their bombs and their guns. In your head , in your head they are dying.”