Love Songs From the ’90s That Are Still Just As Good Today
Laura Lee - December 12, 2019

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

The truth is that the ’90s were a different time from 2019, especially when it comes to music. Yes, granted, we did just get Selena Gomez’s already iconic ballad describing her relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. But still, none of the love songs even compare to the tracks the ’90s blessed us with. From sappy pop to saucy R&B, there were some love songs from the ’90s that just are too good to forget. Here are some of them!

 

“This I Promise You” by N*Sync

 

No list would be complete without N*Sync (duh). This song sounds like the cheesiest yet most loving love song you’ve ever heard but paired with the most ’90s melody possible. Perfection.

 

“Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette

 

The song was released over two decades ago, but anyone who has been through their fair share of bad dates can relate to the lyrics: “You treat me like I’m a princess, I’m not used to liking that.”

 

“Kiss from a Rose” by Seal

 

If you still don’t know what “I’ve been kissed by a rose on the grey” means, you aren’t alone. But, regardless, it’s still the kind of love song that keeps on keeping on.

 

“As Long As You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys

 

They clearly do not care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as they love you. Well, that’s actually pretty un-romantic, huh? Anyways, still a classic.

 

“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer

 

This is one of those songs that, no matter how old you are, will make you feel like you’re in a rom-com sitting on a swing and eating ice cream with your crush.