9. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
"Black Hole Sun" has been one of the staples of modern rock for a while now. After years of being the outliers in the Big 4 of grunge, Soundgarden had a huge smash that seemed to combine the tunefulness of The Beatles with the stomping power of Black Sabbath. It's a shame the band couldn't find any connections in the lyrics though.
That's not to say they are necessarily horrible. Throughout the song's progression, the words, while pretty, feel like Chris Cornell doing random word association rather than telling a story. In an interview that all but confirmed our suspicions, Cornell was asked about the meaning behind the song, to which he replied that he didn't have the faintest idea. Whenever Cornell brought up the lyrics of this track since, he always stood by the fact that he was more or less painting with words rather than trying to write anything coherent.
Though Soundgarden have had plenty of serious tracks on their albums like "Jesus Christ Pose," this seems to be one of those songs where the lyrics describe the mood rather than take you on a journey. This may be Soundgarden's most well-known song, but you'd be hard pressed to find any sort of connection from line to line.