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Greatest love ballad: 'I Will Always Love You' or 'Because You Loved Me'?
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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.

"I Will Always Love You" topped "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Because You Loved Me" crushed "Vision of Love" in the second round. Now. it's Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" versus Celine's "Because You Loved Me." Which love pop song will come out on top?

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Houston covered Dolly Parton's classic country smash "I Will Always Love You" for the soundtrack to the romantic thriller "The Bodyguard." While Parton's original version was a hit, Houston brought worldwide recognition to the hit. Houston gave us her most signature vocal performance of all time, winning Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year at the Grammys in 1994. The mega smash topped the Hot 100 for 14 weeks, making the ballad one of the longest-running #1s of all time.

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 If I should stay. I would only be in your way. So I'll go but I know. I'll think of you every step of the way.🎶

Watch the iconic music video below. 

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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.

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Greatest love ballad: 'I Will Always Love You' or 'Because You Loved Me'?
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