Greatest love ballad: ‘Vision of Love’ or ‘I’ll Make Love to You’? | The Tylt

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Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men are among the greatest '90s vocalists; their combined power gave us "One Sweet Day," the longest-running #1 Hot 100 hit until the arrival of "Despacito." But both musical acts are known for their love ballads. Mariah gave us a strong taste of what was to come on her debut #1 hit "Vision of Love." But Boyz II Men recorded arguably the most iconic baby-making '90s ballad with "I'll Make Love to You." Who should win the coveted title of greatest love ballad ever? 💓

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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:

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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.

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius

🎶 Treated me kind. Sweet destiny. Carried me through desperation, to the one that was waiting for me. It took so long. Still I believed, somehow the one that I needed, would find me eventually.🎶
🎶 I had a vision of love. And it was all that you've given to me.🎶

Watch the iconic music video debut of Mariah below. 

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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.

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius

🎶 I'll make love to you. Like you want me to. And I'll hold you tight. Baby all through the night. I'll make love to you. When you want me to. And I will not let go. 'Till you tell me to.🎶

Check out the legendary '90s music video below. 

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Greatest love ballad: ‘Vision of Love’ or ‘I’ll Make Love to You’?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMariah
#TeamBoyzIIMen