1990s ballads

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  1. 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.


  2. I Believe I Can Fly

    I Believe I Can Fly (1998)

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    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song written, produced and performed by R&B singer R. Kelly from the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam. It was originally released on November 26, 1996, but later appeared in Kelly's 1998 album R..


  3. Un-Break My Heart

    Un-Break My Heart (1996)

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    "Un-Break My Heart" is a song performed by American recording artist Toni Braxton, taken from her second studio album, Secrets (1996). The ballad was written by Diane Warren. Braxton expressed a dislike for the song; however, L.A. Reid was able to convince the singer to record it and include on her album. It was released as the second single from the album in October 1996, through LaFace Records. Lyrically, the song alludes to a "blistering heartbreak" in which Braxton begs a former lover to return and undo the pain he has caused. It won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997.


  4. You Mean the World To Me

    You Mean the World To Me (1993)

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    "You Mean the World to Me" is the fourth single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). The track was released in April 1994 and was a radio hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song describes Braxton realizing that her lover means the world to her, but he had better shape up or ship out.


  5. How Could An Angel Break My Heart

    How Could An Angel Break My Heart (1996)

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    "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" is the fourth and final single from Toni Braxton's second studio album, Secrets (1996). The song, co-written by Braxton and Babyface and produced by Babyface, features Kenny G on the saxophone. At the time of this single's release, Secrets had reached eight-time platinum status by the RIAA.


  6. You'll Be In My Heart

    You'll Be In My Heart (1999)

    2,048 views

    "You'll Be in My Heart" is a song by Phil Collins, from the 1999 Disney animated feature Tarzan. It appeared on Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack as well as various other Disney compilations. A version of the single performed by Glenn Close also appears on the soundtrack.


  7. When You Love A Woman

    When You Love A Woman (1996)

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    "When You Love a Woman" is a song by American rock band Journey. It is the third track from their 1996 album Trial by Fire and was released as the lead single from that album in July 1996.


  8. Let It Flow

    Let It Flow (1996)

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  9. I Don't Want To

    I Don't Want To (1996)

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    "I Don't Want To" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released as the third single from her second studio album, Secrets (1996). Written and produced by R. Kelly, this ballad describes the agony of a break-up. The single—released in the U.S. as a double A-side with the airplay smash hit "I Love Me Some Him"—shot to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the summer of 1997. While not as successful as the two preceding singles, it became her third consecutive chart-topper on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in July 1997, following "You're Makin' Me High" and "Un-Break My Heart".


  10. Love Shoulda Brought You Home

    Love Shoulda Brought You Home (1993)

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    "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" is the first solo single by American R&B singer Toni Braxton. The song was written by Babyface, Daryl Simmons, and Bo Watson, and was featured on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy film Boomerang (1992). It served as the follow-up to Braxton's duet with Babyface, titled "Give U My Heart". Those pair of songs was submitted to Anita Baker, but due to Baker's impending pregnancy, she had to decline. The single became a top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and her second consecutive top five hit on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Seven months later, the song was included on Braxton's debut album, Toni Braxton.


  11. Swear It Again

    Swear It Again (1999)

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    "Swear It Again" is a song by Irish boy band Westlife, released as the first single from their debut album Westlife. It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in May 1999. It moved to 182,000 units in the first two weeks of its release and spent 13 weeks on the charts. This made it the first of fourteen UK number-one singles. To date, it is Westlife's only single to have charted in the U.S., peaking at number 20 and number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year End Chart in 2000. The song was performed live on Miss Teen USA 2000. The single has sold over 365,000 copies to date in the UK and the US and also achieved gold status there.


  12. Heal The World

    Heal The World (1991)

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    "Heal the World" is a song from Michael Jackson's hit album, Dangerous, released in 1991. The music video (directed by Joe Pytka) features children living in countries suffering from unrest, especially Burundi. It is also one of only a handful of Michael Jackson's videos not to feature Jackson himself, the others being "Cry", "HIStory" and "Man in the Mirror". (The clips for "HIStory" and "Man in the Mirror" only feature Michael Jackson in archival footage). The version of the video included on Dangerous: The Short Films and Michael Jackson's Vision contains an introductory video that features a speech from Jackson taken from the special "spoken word" version of the track. This version was not included on Video Greatest Hits – HIStory featuring the music video. Jackson performed the song in the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show with a 35,000 person flash card performance.


  13. Sometimes

    Sometimes (1999)

    1,132 views

    "Sometimes" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). Written by Spears and Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, the song was released as Spears' second single on April 14, 1999 by Jive Records. "Sometimes" is a teen pop song that draws influences from bubblegum pop, and alludes to a relationship where a shy girl is reserved on expressing feelings to her lover. The song received generally mixed reviews from contemporary critics, who noted it as a further hit from ...Baby One More Time and a competent single, despite considering it an entirely unremarkable song, and an annoying representation of Spears' innocent years.


  14. Viva Forever

    Viva Forever (1997)

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    "Viva Forever" is a song by the Spice Girls from their second album, Spiceworld. Originally set to be released alongside the track “Never Give Up on the Good Times” the B-Side was then pulled as member Geri Halliwell left the group. The song was released on July 20, 1998 in the United Kingdom and gained positive reviews from critics. The song also charted fairly well becoming the band’s eighth number one single gaining a Platinum certification whilst also topping the charts in New Zealand. The single failed to perform as well as previous singles due to the poor promotion after the departure of Halliwell.


  15. Born To Make You Happy

    Born To Make You Happy (1999)

    1,155 views

    "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".


  16. Goodbye

    Goodbye (2000)

    1,086 views

    "Goodbye" is a song by the Spice Girls' from their third studio album, Forever. It was released on December 8, 1998 by Virgin Records as a Christmas single, along with a previously unreleased song. The song was written by the Spice Girls, Richard Stannard, and Matt Rowe, and it's the group first song without the vocals of Geri Halliwell. Originally written as a tribute to the people who died in the Dunblane massacre, the song was re-written and all contributions from Geri Halliwell removed after her departure from the group.


  17. You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone (1995)

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    "You Are Not Alone" is the second single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory. The R&B ballad's composition has been attributed by R. Kelly in response to difficult times in his personal life. He then forwarded a bare demo tape to Jackson, who liked the song and decided to produce it with Kelly. Jackson's interest in the song was also linked to recent events in his personal life. The song was later covered by R. Kelly himself as a hidden track on his tenth solo studio album Love Letter.


  18. Seven Whole Days

    Seven Whole Days (1993)

    1,079 views

    "Seven Whole Days" is the third single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). The track describes a romance that was fading. As the single was not commercially released in the United States, it was ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and only managed to chart on the Hot 100 Airplay at number forty-eight in early March 1994. Nevertheless, it successfully topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay in late January 1994. The video was shot while Braxton was on tour and her four sisters are featured as background singers.


  19. Can You Feel The Love Tonight

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight (1994)

    980 views

    "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.


  20. 2 Become 1

    2 Become 1 (1996)

    1,016 views

    "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.


  21. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1975)

    1,021 views

    "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is a song written and sung by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single, it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Described by Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin as "an exercise in splendid simplicity," the song, measured simply in terms of the number of other artists who have covered it, is one of Dylan's most popular post-1960s compositions.


  22. My Heart Will Go On

    My Heart Will Go On (1997)

    944 views

    "My Heart Will Go On" is the theme song to the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. With music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Simon Franglen, James Horner and Walter Afanasieff, it was recorded by Céline Dion. Originally released in 1997 on the Titanic soundtrack album and then on Dion's album Let's Talk About Love, the song went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. "My Heart Will Go On" was released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February 1998. It became Dion's biggest hit, and one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was the world's best-selling single of 1998.


  23. Again

    Again (1993)

    903 views

    "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.


  24. 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.


  25. Too Much

    Too Much (1997)

    818 views

    "Too Much" is a song by the British pop group Spice Girls. Written by the group members with Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins—the songwriters and production duo known as Absolute—at the same time as the group was filming scenes for their movie Spice World, it was produced by Wilson and Watkins for the group's second album Spiceworld, released in November 1997.


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