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90s Love Songs

The nineties saw a plethora of love songs that were both commercially hit as well as critically acclaimed. What added to their popularity is the fact that many of the tracks were used in popular movies which helped to spread the songs amongst the mass. Many of these songs were on the winners' list of Grammy and Oscar.

Another unique feature of Love Songs from the Nineties is that they give the listeners a great variety - from rock to pop to hip hop to rhythm and blues - you name it, and you have it. But what is common among all of them is that they make our hearts swell with love every time we listen to them. Their huge popularity was due to the fact that they created an instant connection with the audience.

Here's a list of some of the most popular Love Songs from the Nineties -

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John

Featured in the animated Disney movie "The Lion King" in 1994, this song was a chart buster right away. The song fetched Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe Award. It was featured once in the song as Simba, the lion, was falling in love with his lifelong friend "Nala", and then again as the end title track.

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

When Rhythm and Blues meets Romance, the end product is very enticing. And this is what happened in Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". This song was originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton, the country singer. However, in 1992 the track was again popularized when Houston used it in her film debut, The Bodyguard.

"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

This sing was released as the theme track of the Hollywood Blockbuster "Titanic" in 1997. It also was part of Dion's album "Let's Talk about Love". The song has an innate grace that appeals to the audiences' aesthetic sense. Soft, delicate and high on emotion, this song won itself an Academy Award and as well as four Grammys.

"Kiss from a Rose" by Seal

Still considered as Seal's best rendition by many, this song was first released as a single as part of an album in 1994. Later, in 1995, this track was used in the movie "Batman Forever". This soft, sweet ballad that has been presented in a highly romantic way won many awards including the Grammy.

"Kiss Me" by Sixpense None the Richer

This is one song that made the rock/pop group highly acclaimed. The track was released in 1997 and is considered as the group's highest charting single ever. The music video version is a much later addition. The track is hugely associated with teenage love, and has been used in films and television shows.

"Everything I Do" by Bryan Adams

This track by Bryan Adams was a super hit as soon as it made its debut in the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" movie. The song was also part of Adams' album "Waking up the Neighbors". The power ballad is particularly soul touching because of the lyrics. It won a Grammy and an Oscar nomination.

"Don't Speak" by No Doubt

This song was part of No Doubt's 1995 album "Tragic Kingdom". Although the track was hugely popular, it was not much favored for awards. The song speaks about two people in love who are failing to keep their relationship alive. It is said to be written when bassist Tony Kanal broke off a seven-year relationship with singer Gwen Stefani.

"You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel

This song gives folk a pop twist and was instantly a big hit with the audience when Jewel presented it on her debut album "Pieces of You" in 1996. The song hits on a person's emotions as it beautifully narrates about how a relationship gone wrong can prevent a person from moving on with life.

"Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica

When a heavy metal band like Metallica produces a power ballad, it results in instant popularity. Released in 1992, this song is remembered also for the guitar solo incorporated in it. The song talks about how a bond of love can remain strong even when your loved one is miles apart.

"About A Girl" by Nirvana

Nirvana's "About A Girl" was released as a single in 1994. The song gave Nirvana a different identity - it proved that the group has more to it than grunge and punk. It also brings to light Kurt Cobain's affection for Beatles. The song was dedicated to Cobain's the then girlfriend Tracy Marande and speaks about when cracks begin to invade a relationship.

"As Long As You Love Me" by Backstreet Boys

Released in 1997, this song is considered as the group's signature number and the greatest international hit ever. The song beautifully portrays a man's desire to have a girl who loves him no matter what her past may have been. It touched hearts to millions since it talks about a basic human craving - unconditional love.

"November Rain" by Guns n' Roses

This power ballad was released in 1992 as part of the band's album called Use Your Illusion. With an interesting use of orchestra and a striking musical arrangement the song grabs the attention of the listener and retains it all through even though it is one of the band's longest songs.