The '90s are known for many things, beginning with the music. New genres came to be, new artists emerged as superstars, and singer after singer belted some of the most powerful love songs you could ever hope to hear. Some of them served as the soundtrack to the decade's most amazing movies, while others simply took over the airwaves and had women everywhere singing about their emotions. You might have to update your playlist once you remember some of these epic love songs.
1 “Emotions” – Mariah Carey
Mariah was single-handedly responsible for many of the most powerful love songs from the '90s, actually. No surprise there.
2 “Possibly More” – Bjork
Bjork made music for an entirely different audience, however, and her love songs resonated with an entirely different sort of '90s girls.
3 “Whatta Man” – Salt-n-Pepa, Ft. En Vogue
And this? When someone, anyone, was happy with their man, this was all they could sing about.
4 “Friday, I'm in Love” – the Cure
Goths in love turned to The Cure. So did slightly heartbroken and/or melancholy kids.
5 “Kiss from a Rose” – Seal
I still love this song. I love it. The lyrics are so poetic and decades later, Seal's voice still sends chills up my spine.
6 “Wonderwall” – Oasis
Oasis was my jam. I listened to “Wonderwall” every time my erstwhile bestboyfriend broke my heart. So … pretty frequently.
7 “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls
I don't care what anybody says, I still like the Goo Goo Dolls – and this song? This song still kills me every time.
8 “Everlong” – Foo Fighters
Same! This is actually the song that made me like Dave Grohl.
9 “Say You'll Be There” – Spice Girls
Hey. The Spice Girls could get down with a love song. You just couldn't ever hope to slow dance to their music, really. Well, no, I guess that's wrong … two become one, after all.
10 “Killing Me Softly” – the Fugees
THIS SONG. THIS SONG IS STILL EVERYTHING.
11 “I do (Cherish You)” – 98 Degrees
This was so sappy, though. All my friends loved it. I was busy listening to The Cure.
12 “How do I Live?” – LeAnn Rimes
Full disclosure: I did not, and do not, like LeAnn Rimes. That being said, I can't even dispute the popularity of this song when it came out.
13 “Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
But this? I was so all about Savage Garden, and I used to dream about meeting someone who made me feel like this song. And I did – I met Heather!
14 “You Were Meant for Me” – Jewel
Jewel's soaring, slightly yodeling ballads were a mainstay in the '90s. Her love songs are still pretty legendary.
15 “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
Best love song ever. Hands down. Always. Forever. The end.
16 “You're Still the One” – Shania Twain
Shania kind of rocked it back in the '90s, didn't she?
17 “Kiss Me” – Sixpence None the Richer
This song was so sweet! I've always loved the name of the band, too.
But I know I forgot your favorite, so share it with me – which love songs made up your '90s soundtrack?
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