As Valentine’s Day approaches, we here at The Nash News wanted to send our readers and listeners some good ole fashion love from the greatest decade of country music: the 1990’s. Here’s a list of our top 10 favorite country love songs straight from the ’90s.
1. “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
This Shania Twain classic is the perfect, catchy love song this Valentine’s Day. Her soft speaking voice is comforting as she slides carefully into her stunning vocals. Her lyrics are simple but effective: “You’re still the one I run to / The one that I belong to / You’re still the one I want for life.”
2. “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks
This cover of a Bob Dylan song pulls at the heartstrings. “To Make You Feel My Love” is tragically beautiful, with lines, “I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue / I’d go crawling down the avenue / No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do / To make you feel my love.” It is a bittersweet love song for this Valentine’s Day.
3. “This Kiss” by Faith Hill
As the title states, “This Kiss” is about the feeling of love in a simple kiss. The upbeat melody compliments Faith Hill’s vocals as she sings, “It’s the way you love me / It’s a feeling like this / Its centrifugal motion / Its perpetual bliss.” This hit is incredibly catchy and memorable.
4. “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Chicks
“Cowboy Take Me Away” is every young girl’s dream. Released in 1999, this classic quickly took off. The Chicks create beautiful harmonies and lyrics stating, “I said, cowboy, take me away / Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue / Set me free, oh, I pray / Closer to heaven above and closer to you.” This song is a must-have for a Valentine’s/Galantine’s Day playlist.
5. “Check Yes or No” by George Strait
This George Strait classic is a storytelling story with vivid imagery. It’s about finding love at a young age and growing old with that person. “Check Yes or No” is a sweet reminder that love can be so simple and youthful. Not to mention, the music video is a great illustration of Strait’s lyrical imagery.
6. “Strawberry Wine” by Deana Carter
Released in 1996, “Strawberry Wine” won the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year and Single of the Year. Deana Carter’s serene voice and lyrics create the perfect slow dance song. She perfectly sings the ending of her chorus, “My first taste of love oh bittersweet / Green on the vine / Like strawberry wine.”
7. “I Like It, I Love It” by Tim McGraw
This upbeat, comedic love song is the perfect line dance tune for a Valentine’s Day night out. Some of the most noted lyrics that describe his relationship include “ I spent 48 dollars last night at the county fair / I throwed out my shoulder, but I won her that teddy bear / She’s got me sayin’ ‘Sugar Pie,’ ‘Honey,’ ‘Darlin,’ and ‘Dear’ / I ain’t seen the Braves play a game all year / I’m gonna get fired if I don’t get some sleep / My long lost buddies say I’m getting in too deep.” The lyrics bring this great song to life.
8. “The Heart Won’t Lie” by Reba McEntire and Vince Gill
Slowing it down, “The Heart Won’t Lie” pulls at the heartstrings. This classic is truly about the timing of true love. Sometimes it’s not meant to be, but more than not, true love will come back if it’s meant to be. Reba McEntire and Vince Gill perfectly capture this concept in their 1993 classic.
9. “To Be Loved By You” by Wynonna Judd
Released in 1996, this underrated love ballad is emotionally beautiful. Wynonna Judd’s strong vocals are like none other. Her lyrics are passionate, stating, “Baby, come what may / I’ll find a way to get through / There’s nothing that I won’t do / To be loved by you.” This gem of a song is one you won’t want to skip this Valentine’s Day.
10. “I’d Love You All Over Again” by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson finishes out this list as he’s a must for country love songs. “I’d Love You All Over Again” is absolutely moving and real. It’s a love song for every generation. The lyrics are genuine, the vocals are beautiful, and the tune is mellow, creating the perfect love song. “And if I had it to do all over / I’d do it all over again / If tomorrow I found one more chance to begin / I’d love you all over again.”
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