1990s ballads

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  1. 2 Become 1

    2 Become 1 (1996)

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    "2 Become 1" is a song by English girl group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice (1996). It was inspired by the special relationship that was developing between Geri Halliwell and Rowe during the writing session.


  2. A Letter To Elise

    A Letter To Elise (1991)

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    "A Letter to Elise" is the third and final single taken from the album Wish from The Cure in 1992. It was made public for the first time on MTV's Cure-"Unplugged" show in 1991 and had very different lyrics from the later version to be released as a 7".


  3. A Tout Le Monde

    A Tout Le Monde (1994)

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    "A Tout le Monde" is the fourth track on American heavy metal band Megadeth's sixth studio album Youthanasia, released as a single on February 1995 through Capitol Records. It was later remade and reissued as "À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)", featuring Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, on Megadeth's 2007 studio album United Abominations.


  4. A Whole New World

    A Whole New World

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    "A Whole New World" is a song from Disney's 1992 animated feature film Aladdin, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The song is a ballad between the primary characters Aladdin and Jasmine about the new world they are going to discover together while riding on Aladdin's magic carpet. The original version was sung by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga during the film. They also performed the song in their characters at the 65th Academy Awards, where it won Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2014, Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed performed the song as Aladdin and Jasmine in the film's Broadway adaptation.


  5. Again

    Again (1993)

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    "Again" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson, appearing first as the closing song to Jackson's debut film, "Poetic Justice" (1993), and later included on her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Written and produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the ballad was released as the album's third single on October 12, 1993 by Virgin Records, and talks about reconnecting with an old flame. Originally an experimental sound Jam and Lewis was considering for the album, they did not give the song serious contemplation until the film producers from Poetic Justice requested a ballad for the film's soundtrack.


  6. All My Life

    All My Life (1997)

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    "All My Life" is a song recorded by American R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo. The track was produced and written by Joel "JoJo" Hailey and Rory Bennett for K-Ci & JoJo's debut studio album, Love Always (1997). The song was released physically as from January 6, 1998 as the third single from the album through MCA Records. "All My Life" is an R&B / soul song. Music critics have claimed this as the duo's most successful song of their career.


  7. Anas Song

    Anas Song

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    "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" is a song by Silverchair which was released as the second single from their third album, Neon Ballroom.


  8. Any Time Any Place

    Any Time Any Place (1993)

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    "Any Time, Any Place" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). It was written and produced by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and released as the album's fifth single on May 23, 1994, by Virgin Records. A remix for "Any Time, Any Place" produced by R. Kelly was also released. The R&B ballad decipts lyrically Jackson making love in public.


  9. Beauty And The Beast

    Beauty And The Beast (1991)

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    "Beauty and the Beast" is a song originally from the 1991 Disney animated musical film of the same name. A pop ballad, "Beauty and the Beast" describes the relationship between the film's two main characters, Belle and the Beast. It was written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken to be the film's theme song.


  10. Black

    Black (1991)

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    "Black" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. The song is the fifth track on the band's debut album, Ten (1991). Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Black" is a soliloquy by a broken-hearted man, who is remembering his absent lover.


  11. Black Hole Sun

    Black Hole Sun (1994)

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    "Black Hole Sun" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, "Black Hole Sun" was released in 1994 as the third single from the band's fourth studio album Superunknown (1994). It is arguably the band's most recognizable and most popular song, and remains a well known song from the 1990s. The song topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. Despite peaking at number two on the Modern Rock Tracks, "Black Hole Sun" still finished as the number-one track of 1994 for that chart. It failed to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart due to the rules of a physical/commercial release of the single at the time, but it still peaked at number 24 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and number nine on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. The song was included on Soundgarden's 1997 greatest hits album A-Sides and appeared again on the 2010 compilation album Telephantasm.


  12. Born To Make You Happy

    Born To Make You Happy (1999)

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    "Born to Make You Happy" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). It was released on December 6, 1999, by Jive Records, as the fourth single from the album. Before recording the song, Spears had to ask the writers of the song, Andreas Carlsson and Kristian Lundin, to re-write it, since it was a sexual song. The singer first recorded her vocals in March 1998, and re-recorded them later on the same year. The dance-pop and teen pop song alludes to a relationship that a woman desires to correct, not quite understanding what went wrong, as she comes to realize that she was "born to make [her lover] happy".


  13. Breathe Again

    Breathe Again (1993)

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    "Breathe Again" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton from her self-titled debut album (1993). Written by Babyface and produced by L. A. Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, the ballad was released as the album's second single, garnering heavy airplay during the summer and autumn of 1993 , which resulted in it being the most successful single released from the album. The single peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts. The song reached number two on the UK charts in January 1994.


  14. Brick

    Brick

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    "Brick" is a song performed by Ben Folds Five released on their 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen and later on Ben Folds Live. The verses were written by Ben Folds about his high school girlfriend undergoing an abortion, and the chorus was written by the band's drummer, Darren Jessee. "Brick" was one of Ben Folds Five's biggest hits, gaining much mainstream radio play in the USA, the UK, and Australia in 1998.


  15. Can You Feel The Love Tonight

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight (1994)

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    "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is a song from Disney's 1994 animated film, The Lion King, composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. It was described by Don Hahn (the film's producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film's directors) as having "the most diverse history" in the film. It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart, and achieved even more success in the U.S., reaching a peak of #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in France.


  16. Candle In The Wind 1997

    Candle In The Wind 1997 (1997)

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    "Candle in the Wind 1997" is a re-written and re-recorded version of Elton John's own 1973 hit "Candle in the Wind" that was released as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.


  17. Cemetery

    Cemetery (1996)

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    "Cemetery" is a single by the Australian alternative rock band Silverchair. The song is found on the band's second album Freak Show. It was also included on their Best of Volume 1.


  18. Cemetery Gates

    Cemetery Gates (1991)

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    "Cemetery Gates" is a song by heavy metal band Pantera. The song is the fifth track from Cowboys from Hell, the band's fifth album and second with lead singer Phil Anselmo (though the band considers it their first "true" album, officially ignoring their earlier independent releases as it was their first album with the groove metal genre). "Cemetery Gates" showcases Anselmo's vocal ability and range, concluding with screaming high notes answered by Dimebag Darrell on guitar in a trade off. The song is also Pantera's longest song ever recorded, clocking in at 7:03.


  19. Civil War

    Civil War (1991)

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    "Civil War" is a song by the rock band Guns N' Roses, which originally appeared on the 1990 compilation Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal and later on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II. It is a protest song on war, referring to all war as "civil war" and stating that war only "feeds the rich while it buries the poor". In the song, singer Axl Rose asks, "What's so civil about war, anyway?"


  20. Cosas Del Amor

    Cosas Del Amor (2005)

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    "Cosas del Amor" ("Things About Love") is a song by American recording artist Vikki Carr and Mexican singer-songwriter Ana Gabriel. It was released as the lead single from Carr's studio album Cosas del Amor (1991). Written by Roberto Livi and Rudy Pérez, the song portrays the relationship between two friends and confidences between both due to marital problems of one of them.


  21. Creep

    Creep

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    "Creep" is a song by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, appearing as the seventh track off the band's debut album, Core and later released as a single. The song also appears on the band's greatest hits album, Thank You.


  22. Don't Cry

    Don't Cry (1988)

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    "Don't Cry" is a power ballad by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, two versions of which were released simultaneously on different albums. The version with the original lyrics is the fourth track on Use Your Illusion I, while the version with the alternate lyrics is the 13th track on Use Your Illusion II. Only the vocal tracks differ, and even then only in the verses; however, in those verses, not only are the words entirely different, but the meter and melody are also slightly different. There is also a third version, officially released only on the single for the song, which was recorded during Appetite for Destruction sessions in 1986. The song reached the top 10 in many countries, including number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and number 10 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.


  23. Don't Follow

    Don't Follow (1994)

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    "Don't Follow" is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains; it is the 3rd single on the studio EP Jar of Flies released on January 25, 1994 through Columbia Records.


  24. Don't Speak

    Don't Speak (1995)

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    "Don't Speak" is a song by the American rock band No Doubt. It was released in 1996 as the third single from the band's third studio album, Tragic Kingdom (1995). Vocalist Gwen Stefani wrote the song about her bandmate and ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal shortly after he ended their seven-year relationship.


  25. Down In A Hole

    Down In A Hole (1992)

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    "Down in a Hole" is a single from Alice in Chains' album Dirt (1992). It is the fourth song on most pressings of the album and twelfth on others. The song was included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box (1999) and Music Bank (1999).


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