Love songs always invoke strong feelings from the heart, but something about those 90s love songs go straight to the soul almost like a music genre all their own.
The love songs from the 90’s offer a variety of the most nostalgic songs that will add a little extra something to any situation whether you’re looking for that perfect love ballad to walk down the aisle, trying to find great sexy songs that gets you in the mood for a romantic night, or dancing to one of those fun, upbeat love songs that help you and your partner make up better than before!
So, check out this list of the hottest and most romantic love songs of the 90’s that you can’t help but fall in love with!
1. “(God Must Have Spent) a Little More Time on You” by NSYNC
The title of this song says it all considering it’s got to be about the sweetest compliment ever! This song has the most devotional and loving lyrics by one of the most popular boy bands of all time ensuring this heartfelt anthem really belongs on this list!
2. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Some might say that this popular love ballad by the one of America’s greatest sweethearts is the best love song that has ever been made! The way Whitney Houston pours her heart out in this song is felt by everyone who hears it, and no one could possibly wonder why this song set a record by staying at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for fourteen weeks straight!
3. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
This song is yet another song that seems timeless and has been identified as one of the best love songs ever. Not only did this beautiful anthem of heart-wrenching love win a Grammy and Academy Award, but it also lives on as the theme song from one of the greatest love movies ever, Titanic. This song will forever be a beautiful example of how beautifully tragic and sweet love can be.
4. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John
This famous song was written for “The Lion King“, one of the most popular Disney films ever made, and it was so perfect for this beautiful movie with its strong message about love being everywhere. This hit song has also won a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Ward for best music.
5. “Back At One” by Brian McKnight
The beautiful lyrics to this song describe the feelings of someone who is obviously very deeply in love. Therefore, it’s no wonder that this song received many nominations for video of the year and kept up a number 2 spot on the charts for eight weeks.
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6. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men
Boys II Men was a popular R&B boy band of the 90s, and this song was one of their classic hits that was loved by women everywhere! This super romantic and sexy song was #1 on the Billboard Top 100 for 14 weeks which makes it more than deserving of being on this list.
7. “Angel of Mine” by Monica
This sweet song has the most beautiful lyrics that are so full of love and appreciation. It’s one of the best love songs ever for the way it focuses on how true love can really change someone’s lie.
8. “Cupid” by 112
This love song comes from another popular male R&B group from the 90s. The beat is very catchy and the equally catchy lyrics offer a full explanation of the importance of true love and what makes true love what it is.
9. “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
Some may consider this sweet ballad to be a breakup song, but you wouldn’t know this from the title nor the heartfelt love coming straight from the lyrics. There is something very beautiful about the way the lyrics of this song manage to turn all those crazy breakup feelings into a song that is very loving and romantic.
10. “I Want it That Way” by Backstreet Boys
The Backstreet Boys are one of the most popular boy bands from the 90s and this hit single from them is one of the most popular songs from that decade! This is the song that almost anyone will recognize, and it was number one in more than twenty-five countries!
11. “One in a Million” by Aaliyah
This song contains the sweetest lyrics from one of America’s sweethearts of the R&B world. Every time anyone hears this song, they can’t help but imagine a love that is strong, special, and hard to find.
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12. “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
There is something about this beautiful love song that just screams “wedding” with a lovely melody and emotional lyrics that describe what true love really feels like.
13. “Have You Ever” by Brandy
This song is in a class of its own featuring the sultry voice of Brandy showing true feelings that are both raw and deep. The relatable lyrics are what really makes this song special as she describes just what it feels like to fall in deep love.
14. “Sweet Lady” by Tyrese
This song is just as sweet as its title with a nice and catchy beat to go along with it. The lyrics show the sincerity and passionate feelings of someone who is very fond of someone else making it perfect for a 90s love song hit list.
15. “Weak” by SWV
This sultry song describes a woman whose love for a man is so strong it has the potential to make that woman weak. Anyone who has been deeply in love can relate to how this feels so good you may even resort to hiding and denying it.
17. “End of the Road” Boyz II Men
No one can argue that this song is clearly about a couple who has broken up. The reason why this song still deserves to make the “love song” list is because it is just so literally full of love that is so deep and real you can’t help but hope this couple gets back together.
18. “Baby-Baby-Baby” by TLC
TLC brings love to the table in the way that only a girl band can in this catchy and upbeat song. The lyrics of this top-ten hit song ensure it belongs on this list as they describe feelings we’ve all had before regarding new love and the confusion, caution, and excitement that comes with it.
19. “I Belong to You (Every Time I See Your Face)” by Rome
The title of this song is also in the chorus of this song, and these catchy lyrics really say it all. Everyone wants someone to love them in the way this song describes and it’s so sweet you barely realize this song mentions cheating and instead focus on how wonderful it would be to feel such an amazing love.
20. “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez
This song is an anthem for how everyone, especially women want to be treated in a loving relationship. No one wants to give their love to just anyone and this catchy upbeat song that discusses what we expect when we give our love to others is definitely perfect for this list!
21. “Lets Get Married” by Jagged Edge
Not too many songs list their intentions as clearly as “Lets Get Married” by Jagged Edge does. There is no doubt that this is a love song about two people at the very height of their love, and it makes every good couple want to take that next big step!
22. “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” by Deborah Cox
This song is very catchy and powerful with very strong emotions making it a perfect fit for this list. This song is a catchy hit about the complications of past love with lyrics that are perfectly relatable and very real.
23. “Understanding” by Xscape
The title of the song says it all. Love is patient, love is kind, and the best type of love is one that is understanding. Like this song basically says, all it takes is a little communication and understanding to avoid a breakup and make things work!
24. “Nice & Slow” by Usher
This song has a very sexy beat with words to match. “Nice & Slow” is one of those songs that loving couples love to listen because it refreshes all those good feelings and makes you remember to go slow and enjoy every minute of that good love you have.
25. “Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah
This is another very popular song from one of America’s favorite sweethearts. Most people can relate to a song like this that describes the wonder of new relationships with a danceable beat and lyrics that ensure this song stands out as one of the best love songs of the decade.
26. “Endless Love” by Luther Vandross ft. Mariah Carey
Two of our favorite singers of love songs come together in this timeless classic. The lyrics are all about love as they describe a couple whose love is so strong and powerful two people almost become one in the most perfect unison.
27. “I Wanna Be Down” by Brandy
There is something about this song that really puts you in the mind of the 90s and how amazing it felt to be in love at this time. The beat, the lyrics, and Brandy’s sultry voice all ensure this song belongs on this list as one of the best.
28. “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s
This hit song just makes you want to get up and dance, whether you’re in a relationship or not. It’s the type of song that makes you want to be in a relationship so you that you can literally sing and dance your heart out in happiness once you finally find the one!
29. “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige
This catchy certified Gold song by Mary J. Blige describes a love so real that everyone wants it, and there’s nothing like a perfect anthem to aid us all in one of the best searches ever, right?
30. “You Make Me Wanna…” by Usher
This soulful pop ballad is a love song about forbidden love that a lot of people find catchy. Somehow Usher manages to be relatable with his feelings despite wanting to leave the one he’s with and that’s probably why this song has won several awards and nominations.
31. “Here and Now” by Luther Vandross
When most people think of Luther Vandross, they think of love, love, and more love. “Here and Now” has such sweet forever words with the most beautiful beat ensuring that it may possibly be one of the best love songs Luther Vandross has ever made. Love is certainly the focus of the last song on this lovely list as it sweetly promises forever love here, now, and always.
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