80. Echobelly, “King of the Kerb”

Britpop shoulda-beens Echobelly bulked up their sound considerably on their second album, 1995’s On, courtesy of producers Sean Slade and Paul Kolderie. Exhibit A: The high-flying “King of the Kerb,” whose grungy, arpeggiated guitars had Catherine Wheel-caliber shoegaze fuzz, all the better to frame frontwoman Sonya Madan’s soaring vocals. —A.Z.

79. Softies, “An Awful Mess”

As the Softies’ name suggests, Rose Melberg’s first post-Tiger Trap project was always pretty good about conjuring immense weight out of near-silence. “An Awful Mess,” from their debut It’s Love, demonstrated the best of what she and fellow singer/songwriter Jen Sbragia could do with their twin electric guitar hush. With just two voices, two guitar lines and a unique eye for little details (a “heart-shaped scar,” a “taffeta dress”), the pair can move mountains, just a little more quietly than you might imagine. —C.J.

78. KMFDM, “Juke Joint Jezebel”

KMFDM’s strangely dry sense of humor gets overlooked in the industrial conversation, but the soul-gospel exhortations on their most visible song to “Be mine! Sister salvation!” made for danceable heavy metal like no other. Imagine if Charlie Watts’ backbone precision was a Teutonic 4/4 instead and you’ve found the genre’s “Gimme Shelter.” — D.W.

77. Tripping Daisy, “I Got a Girl”

“I got a girl, she loves her dog / I got a girl, I love her dog too.” Love songs didn’t get much more lower-stakes than this in 1995, but that was kind of the point. —A.U.

76. Elastica, “Car Song”

Sexier than either LL Cool J’s “Back Seat (Of My Jeep)” or R. Kelly’s “You Remind Me,” and neither of those dudes were bad enough to fight firebreathing ghost-monsters with laser guns in their music videos. —A.U.

75. Sparklehorse, “Someday I Will Treat You Good”

A fine layer of distortion coats “Someday I Will Treat You Good,” a tangled but sturdy song steeped in barnstorming twang and raucous rock & roll. More telling are Mark Linkous’ lyrical self-recriminations — “I left my baby on the side of the highway / She just couldn’t see things my way” — which sum up the song’s barely concealed loathing and frustration. —A.Z.

74. Teenage Fanclub, “About You”

It’s a pretty simple formula; the fewer lyrics a ’90s Teenage Fanclub song has, the better the song is. So with six lines total, “About You”: Not quite as good as “What You Do to Me,” but an obvious high point of Grand Prix (and of ’95 power-pop in general). —A.U.

73. R.E.M., “Bang and Blame”

More sizzle than steak extra-firm tofu, but like all of R.E.M.’s Monster, the song isn’t as important as the tones that comprise it: That endlessly reverberating guitar chop, the slithering fuzz-bass, the eerie backing falsettos. It was obvious they’d have to reverse polarity after this one, but it was a sound worth glamming through to its logical extreme. —A.U.

72. Massive Attack, “Karmacoma”

Though “Karmacoma” would later be recast in softer, sexier light as “Overcome” on Tricky’s solo debut Maxinquaye later that year, the jam-rocking masterclass in trip-hop’s minimal fringes will forever be remembered — especially with its bizarro, Jonathan Glazer-directed music video, drawing from The Shining and other pop culture nightmares. —H.B.

71. The Presidents of the United States of America, “Lump”