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Top '90s Pop Songs

Whether you were still wearing legwarmers or rocking some grungy plaid, the 90s was a clashing of genres, producing chart-toppers that ranged from Roxette to Backstreet Boys. Encompassing saccharin melodies and steady bass lines, here are the Top '90s Pop Songs -- the highest rated by AOL Radio listeners.
10
'It Must Have Been Love'
Did you know? Originally titled 'Christmas for the Broken Hearted,' this '90s song is performed by Swedish pop duo Roxette. It was featured in the film 'Pretty Woman' and went gold in quite a few countries, including Sweden!
Roxette It Must Have Been Love
09
'I Love You Always Forever'
Did you know? Released in 1996 by Welsh singer Donna Lewis, 'I Love You Always Forever' was inspired by the novel 'Love for Lydia' by H.E. Bates and hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts -- blocked from No. 1 by Los Del Rio's 'Macarena.'
Donna Lewis I Love You Always
08
'Genie in a Bottle'
Did you know? The controversial single was Christina Aguilera's first hit and caused a stir due to its sexually suggestive lyrics -- not to mention Aguilera's young age. The song was even censored for preteen station, Radio Disney.
Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle
07
'All My Life'
Did you know? Opening notes sound familiar? That's because while the violin is sampled from Frank Sinatra song 'P.S. I Love You,' the piano part is an altered portion of the song 'Cliffs of Dover' by Eric Johnson.
K-Ci and JoJo All My Llife
06
'I Want it That Way'
Did you know? Probably one of the best-selling singles on this list, the Backstreet Boys single penned by Swedish hit-maker Max Martin, hit No. 1 in over 25 nations, making it the most successful song ever recorded by a boy band.
Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
05
'Don't Speak'
Did you know? Co-written by siblings Gwen and Eric Stefani, 'Don't Speak' was originally an upbeat, "bouncy" tune before they gave it a more desperate tone. Gwen Stefani had written the lyrics about bandmate and bassist Tony Kanal.
No Doubt Don't Speak
04
'Truly Madly Deeply'
Did you know? The Savage Garden song set the record for spending the most weeks of any single in history on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary chart. The only song to beat that record? Another single by the band titled, 'I Knew I Loved You.'
Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply
03
Did you know? The first song The Goo Goo Dolls had ever written for a film, singer-songwriter Johnny Rzeznik penned the track about the Greek messenger of the gods, Iris for the movie 'City of Angels.'
Goo Goo Dolls Iris
02
'Will You Be There'
Did you know? One of the biggest hits from Michael Jackson's album 'Dangerous,' this track was used in the film 'Free Willy' and won the MTV Movie Award for 'Best Song in a Movie' in 1994.
Michael Jackson Will You Be There
01
'Tearin' Up My Heart'
Did you know? The logic behind the boyband's name (aside from them singing "in sync") is that it was created from the last letter of each member's name: Justin, Chris, Joey, Lansten (a nickname), and JC.
Nsync Tearin Up My Heart
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