10 BEST Nostalgic Love Songs (That 90s Kids Will Remember)

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90s love songs for him

Let's kick it old school!

God, how I miss the days of mix tapes. I'd even settle for the relatively recent bygone era of making someone a burned CD with the best racks you managed to crib off of Napster or Limewire (ahh, memories of my pirate-style youth).

It used to be the best way I knew to woo the dude in my life. Now my poor boyfriend goes mixtape-less. Nowadays if you want to make a list of love songs for him, I guess you could make a Spotify playlist, but let's be real, that's nowhere near as charming as the physical act of giving someone something to listen to that you MADE for them.

While the 1990s might never be coming back (RIP to all of my Doc Martens), my boyfriend can at least get a taste of those romantic days when I compile a playlist of 90s love songs for him into an ITunes playlist that I will then saved on a portable USB drive. Ain't love grand? 

Feel free to steal this playlist of love songs for the 90s kid in your life! 

Nothing Compares 2 U
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Sinead O'Connor's cover of this Prince epic speaks of a love so powerful that even eating dinner at a fancy restaurant can't hold a candle to its power. Dayum. 



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The band Oasis is sadly known more their acrimony than their music these days, but that doesn't make Wonderwall any less perfect. 


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Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is a to die for song. I mean, a dude who would give up forever just touch you?! Yes please I will take that. 



Two Princes
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This song by the Spin Doctors is a slacker ode to the bygone era of chivalry. Also it makes me think of playing hacky sack, but that is unrelated. 


Killing Me Softly With His Song
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The Fugees' remarkable cover of this classic has a beat that makes you sway and to die for vocals. Hill can kill me with her song any day. 


Semi-Charmed Kinda Life
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Third Eye Blind's pop love song is about getting your bone on and casual recreational drug use. I am in full support of one of these things. 

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If you don't know this Bell Biv DeVoe classic, just know that it contains the lyrics, "never trust a big butt and a smile." 


Closing Time
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Gah, this song by Semisonic is a total ear worm. It definitely conjures all of the feels if you've ever been at a bar at last call, pining for that one special person to show up and take you home.


Love Fool
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This song by the Cardigans is a pleading pop beg-fest, demanding that the singer be loved. You won't be able to get it out of your head, and he won't be able to get you out of his. 

More Than Words
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The band Extreme shows off their mellow side with this tender ballad. Also their hair is quite impressive. This is one heck of a way to end a mixtape.