#30 – Stone Temple Pilots – “Creep” – (1992)

This was actually a hard one. Core was STP’s debut album and it is packed with awesome 90s rock songs. “Take time with a wounded hand, cause it likes to heal” is the lyric that stands out the most, other than “I’m half the man I used to be.” Do they even say “creep” in this song? This song is more ballad-like than some of the others but I just really like it. Stone Temple Pilots are one of my favorite bands of the era and they don’t always come up in talks about “grunge bands” but they should because this is a hell of an album that came out right in the midst of the grunge era.

#47 – Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song” – (1994)

I love STP and this was their biggest mainstream hit. Musically, it is very similar to other alternative rock songs of the time – it is very ‘period-correct.’ Scott Weiland is among the greatest 90s alternative rock vocalists (behind Chris Cornell, of course) and this track really proves that. For a slightly mellower song (although it isn’t necessarily ‘mellow’) from Purple, check out “Big Empty.”