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14 Best Soundtracks From Romantic Movies Of The 90s

Music is a story and the 1990s had some great ones to tell. A soundtrack can make or break a movie, especially when romance and emotion are involved. Here are some of the greatest hits.

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14. She's All That (1999)

Why it's great: "Kiss Me" plays as Laney walks down the stairs and we're sold. While there aren't many memorable music moments in the film, this won makes the soundtrack significant for us.

13. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Why it's great: Featuring Sister Hazel, Semisonic and Save Ferris. The highlights being, of course, "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" and "I Want You To Want Me."

12. Cruel Intentions (1999)

Why it's great: The standout track is most obviously "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve, but the movie also features Fatboy Slim, Counting Crows and Marcy Playground.

11. You've Got Mail (1998)

Why it's great: A mix of oldies, goodies and new-ish selections, this soundtrack is feel good and compliments the movie well. You gotta love anything with Stevie Wonder and The Cranberries.

10. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Why it's great: The soundtrack has a mix of classic loves songs and covers from popular artists of that time. Some of the great musicians featured: Tony Bennett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Diana King's take on Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer."

9. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Why it's great: This film is all about changing things up, visually and audibly. It's a Baz Lurhmann film, so you know you're in for a whirlwind. The contemporary music was rich, engaging and haunting--featuring the likes of Garbage, The Cardigans, Radiohead and The Butthole Surfers. But, above all, "Kissing You" takes the cake, as it plays when the lovers first meet.

8. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Why it's great: There's pop, rock, rap, funk and soul. It's an eclectic mix that makes you feel like a teenager again. Featuring the hits of the 90s: Blink-182, Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind, Run D.M.C. and Barry Manilow?

7. Pretty Woman (1990)

Why it's great You know the Roy Orbison song well and you're tempted to strut down the streets singing the tune in your head. Also, there's some David Bowie, Robert Palmer and Red Hot Chili Peppers. It reached #4 on The Billboard 200.

6. Titanic (1997)

Why it's great: With this soundtrack, it's not just about Celine Dion that sold it over 30 million copies, but the orchestral score that has become absolutely iconic. The music transports you to the grandness of the ship and to the grittiness of the basement dwellers. It welcomes you aboard The Titanic.

5. Notting Hill (1999)

Why it's great: How can you go wrong with Al Green's "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" or Elvis Costello's "She" or better yet Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." The music pairs well with the romantic comedy.

4. One Fine Day (1996)

Why it's great: Similarly to Notting Hill , this soundtrack really helps tell both the narrative and emotional story of the film. You have (obviously) The Chiffons' "One Fine Day," The Shirelles' "Mama Said," the sounds of Tony Bennett, Van Morrison, Harry Connick Jr., Kenny Loggins and Ella Fitzgerald with a little "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" thrown in.

3. Clueless (1995)

Why it's great: While this film is such a classic, it would be nothing without its music. "Supermodel".. "Kids in America".. "Alright" and finally "Rollin' With My Homies." I mean, c'mon. It's classic...alright.

2. Singles (1992)

Why it's great: The epitome of grunge, this soundtrack opened the door to the Seattle grunge scene in the early 90s. The soundtrack went platinum and featured contemporary artists in alternative rock. You had Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell. It was all about the scene.

1. The Bodyguard (1992)

Why it's great: And last, but certainly not least, we have Whitney. This is the biggest selling soundtrack of all time, a UK number one for ten weeks and had two Oscar noms for Best Song. The songs are played always and everywhere and has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Whitney, we'll always love you.

Listen here for a selection of the greatest songs from all these films.

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