Dating songs 90s
Someone remind Rivers Cuomo how to write songs like this. The Pretenders, “I’ll Stand By You” (1994) ### Where other love songs focus on joy and romance, “I’ll Stand By You” is a more adult sentiment. Overblown, perhaps; or maybe you’re just intimidated by its grandeur.
Chrissie Hynde assures her lover that no matter how bad things get, she’ll be there. This is what Led Zeppelin would have recorded if they survived into the ’90s and abruptly switched to making R&B.
The perfect line “Nothing you confess could make me love you less” captures true love more accurately than a thousand promises of wedding bells and candles. “Kiss From A Rose” still gives me chills, no matter how many times I’ve drunkenly yelled that “Bay-bay!
” perfectly translating the dizzy-headed feeling of desire into dreamy folk.
But “At My Most Beautiful” speaks to love in as unmistakable and unambiguous terms as Michael Stipe ever used. Stipe confessing that he “reads bad poetry into your machine” over a delicate Beach Boys homage might also make this the most beautiful moment in the REM catalogue. Wilco, “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)”(1996) ### When it comes to love, Jeff Tweedy takes the long view.
He doesn’t fall for someone for a few months, or even a few years. This rare heartache-free Wilco track is also undeniable proof that all great love songs must include at least eight bars of Listen: Wilco, “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)” 19.
On “More Than Words,” Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt yearn for something more than a simple “I love you.” Especially given that “More Than Words” comes from an album called Listen: Extreme, “More Than Words” 16.
— Listen: The Jesus & Mary Chain with Hope Sandoval, “Sometimes Always” 24.
Two, we limited it to one song per artist, with a couple of exceptions, like The Beatles, because they’re The Beatles.
Lastly, come back next week for the best love songs of the ’00s, and click here for the best love songs of the ’60s, the best love songs of the ’70s, and the best love songs of the ’80s. The Jesus & Mary Chain with Hope Sandoval, “Sometimes Always” (1994) ### “Sometimes Always” is the perfect reconciliation song, sung sweetly by Hope Sandoval and written by then-boyfriend William Reid.
It all starts with the right person breaking through your defenses, followed by the excitement and anxiety of what might come next.
Love is unpredictable and presents plenty of opportunities for doubt, but Bjork makes the hoping for it sound worthwhile. Extreme, “More Than Words” (1990) ### The men of Extreme have on thing in common with writing teachers the world over: they’re big believers in show, don’t tell.