Greatest love ballad: ‘Vision of Love’ or ‘I’ll Make Love to You’? | The Tylt
Greatest love ballad: ‘Vision of Love’ or ‘I’ll Make Love to You’?
Music has always captured human emotions and experiences. But one emotion is arguably universally experienced and most commonly captured in music—love.
A love song can be at any tempo and provoke many different feelings. But the slower the tempo and the more powerful the vocals, the more we find ourselves in feeling all the feels. Enter the "love ballad."
As Valentine's Day is approaching, we are honoring the greatest romantic ballads. Each ballad topped the Billboard Hot 100, specifically has "love" in the song's title, and was recorded by only the most iconic and popular music artists. The Tylt wants all of the hopeless romantics to choose the greatest "LOVE" ballad of all time.
And don't forget to cast your vote for the rest of our Greatest "LOVE" Ballad debates below:
Mariah must have had a vision of success when penning and recording "Vision of Love" in 1989. The smash was released as her debut single in 1990 and became the first of 18 hits to top the Hot 100.
Outside of Whitney Houston, Mariah's vocal range was uncommon in love ballads. Nevertheless, Mariah really brought her versatile five-octave vocal range to the table on her very first single, giving us one of the greatest ballads to ever celebrate love.
Boyz II Men not only has the memorable ballad "One Sweet Day" as one of the longest-running Hot 100 #1 hits of all time, but "I'll Make Love to You" is tied for second place alongside Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You." Both smashes spent 14 weeks atop the chart. But how could "I'll Make Love to You" not?
First of all, Boyz II Men gave us something missing from boy bands at the time: powerhouse vocals, range and harmonizing from all four members. They were truly a quartet and baby-making music was their game. Question—how many '90s babies were made to this smash? We mean, the song title alone says it all.