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.
Mariah was single-handedly responsible for many of the most powerful love songs from the '90s, actually. No surprise there.
Bjork made music for an entirely different audience, however, and her love songs resonated with an entirely different sort of '90s girls.
And this? When someone, anyone, was happy with their man, this was all they could sing about.
Goths in love turned to The Cure. So did slightly heartbroken and/or melancholy kids.
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.
Oasis was my jam. I listened to “Wonderwall” every time my erstwhile bestboyfriend broke my heart. So … pretty frequently.
I don't care what anybody says, I still like the Goo Goo Dolls – and this song? This song still kills me every time.
Same! This is actually the song that made me like Dave Grohl.
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.
THIS SONG. THIS SONG IS STILL EVERYTHING.
This was so sappy, though. All my friends loved it. I was busy listening to The Cure.
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.
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!
Jewel's soaring, slightly yodeling ballads were a mainstay in the '90s. Her love songs are still pretty legendary.
Best love song ever. Hands down. Always. Forever. The end.
Shania kind of rocked it back in the '90s, didn't she?
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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