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Greatest love ballad: 'Vision of Love' or 'Because You Loved Me'?

Mariah Carey and Celine Dion are two pop queens of the '90s vocal trinity (can't forget Whitney) who blessed us with their beautiful voices on some of the greatest love songs ever. Mariah gave us a strong taste of what was to come on her award-winning debut #1 hit "Vision of Love." But Celine's "Because You Loved Me" was nominated for many awards—winning the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 1997. 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 comes and goes, 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.

Bee Gees, Whitney, Mariah and Celine's ballads all made it to second round of our bracket; they beat out Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's "Endless Love," Olivia Newton-John's "Honestly I Love You," Boyz II Men "I'll Make Love to You," and Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" respectively in the first round. 

Now it's "How Deep Is Your Love" versus "I Will Always Love You," and "Vision of Love" versus "Because You Loved Me." Which love pop songs will come out on top and progress to our final round? 

And don't forget to cast your vote for the rest of our Greatest "LOVE" Ballad debates below:

#TeamMariah

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. 

#TeamCeline

Celine became known for her soundtrack love ballads in the '90s, but "Because You Loved Me" is among the greatest. On the chart-topping track, Celine praises her lover for all of his support and love that he gives.

While Diane Warren won a Grammy for songwriting and was nominated for Song of the Year, Celine was nominated for powerhouse vocal performance in the Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance categories.

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 You were my strength when I was weak. You were my voice when I couldn't speak. You were my eyes when I couldn't see. You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I could not reach. You gave me faith because you believed. I am everything I am. Because you loved me.🎶

Check out a brilliant performance of the hit below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Greatest love ballad: 'Vision of Love' or 'Because You Loved Me'?
#TeamMariah
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamCeline