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Throwback Powerful Love Songs 90s Music Fans Will Love ...

By Lyndsie

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.

Table of contents:

  1. “emotions” – mariah carey
  2. “possibly more” – bjork
  3. “whatta man” – salt-n-pepa, ft. en vogue
  4. “friday, i'm in love” – the cure
  5. “kiss from a rose” – seal
  6. “wonderwall” – oasis
  7. “iris” – goo goo dolls
  8. “everlong” – foo fighters
  9. “say you'll be there” – spice girls
  10. “killing me softly” – the fugees
  11. “i do (cherish you)” – 98 degrees
  12. “how do i live?” – leann rimes
  13. “truly madly deeply” – savage garden
  14. “you were meant for me” – jewel
  15. “i will always love you” – whitney houston
  16. “you're still the one” – shania twain
  17. “kiss me” – sixpence none the richer

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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