Most Beautiful Songs of 90s


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21 Miss Sarajevo - Passengers

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

22 Con Te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli
23 Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
24 Your Ghost - Kristin Hersh

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

25 One - U2
26 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
27 Live Forever - Oasis
28 Something in the Way - Nirvana
29 Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
30 7 Seconds - Youssou 'N Dour and Neneh Cherry
31 Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
32 Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue
33 Karma Police - Radiohead
34 Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
35 Sanvean - I Am Your Shadow - Lisa Gerrard

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

36 Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
37 Starálfur - Sigur RÓS
38 Blindfold - Morcheeba
39 All is Full of Love - Björk

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

40 Henry Lee - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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