Most Beautiful Songs of 90s
The Top Ten
My class song! They played this at my graduation.
Number 1 needed - ProPanda
Elizabeth Fraser (from Cocteau Twins) wrote the lyrics and sang it, during the process, she learnt the death by drowning of her friend Jeff Buckley. "That was so weird... I'd got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song's kind of about him, that's how it feels to me anyway." - Lotuscandy
It’s a duet with Kate Pierson (from B-52’s), and one half of my username comes from there. - Lotuscandy
I have heard of this song. - Fandomstuck
I grew up with their music, and finally got to see them live in 2014, perfect evening & great band. - Lotuscandy
Passengers (U2 + Brian Eno) featuring Luciano Pavarotti.
This song evokes the everyday life in a city at war. The Siege of Sarajevo (Bosnia) was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, lasting from April 1992 till February 1996, and was not much covered by the media.
Bono produced a film based on Sarajevo's underground resistance movement, in order to raise international awareness about what was happening there. The film is a documentary by Bill Carter about a beauty pageant held in the midst of war-torn Sarajevo. The music video contains excerpts from the documentary with striking imagery, such as a shot of beauty pageant contestants holding up a banner with the words "DON'T LET THEM KILL US" as seen on the single's artwork. - Lotuscandy
With backing vocals from Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.), written by Kristin Hersh and later covered by Greg Laswell.
This song is a bit special for me, as we were in our late teens, two of my closest friends died unexpectedly in the space of 2 years. This is one of a few songs which are for ever related to them in my mind, I almost feel like I can "connect" to them listening to those songs. - Lotuscandy
She is known as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry, and has a successful solo career that includes soundtrack work.
She co-wrote the song with composer Andrew Claxton, during rehearsals in Ireland for the 1993 Dead Can Dance international tour, missing her family that had remained in Australia. Her incredible contralto voice delivers the message magnificently, in a euphonic and emotional pseudo-language (Glossolalia) that she often uses in her work. - Lotuscandy
Written by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson, it's from 1998's Celebrity Skin album.
It is believed to be about Kurt Cobain, and I think it's the case, I can really hear her suffering and anger in this one. She gets me every time when she starts screaming, so much emotion in those screams, I hear it as a "widow song".
I saw a live version on Youtube (she wears a white dress, on a little intimate stage with dark background) which is more raw and even more heartbreaking. - Lotuscandy
I assumed this was already on the list, and checked twice, but no, so I had to add it, because it's a beautiful song - Lotuscandy
There's a live version on youtube (the "amazing live performance") which gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it, it's even better than the original. - Lotuscandy