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  1. Breathe Again

    Breathe Again (1993)

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    "Breathe Again" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton from her self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). Written by Babyface and produced by L. A. Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, the ballad was released as the album's second single, garnering heavy airplay during late 1993 and early 1994, which resulted in it being the most successful single released from the album. The single peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts. The song reached number two on the UK charts in January 1994.


  2. I Believe I Can Fly

    I Believe I Can Fly (1998)

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    "I Believe I Can Fly" is a 1996 song by R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written, produced and performed by Kelly and was featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam. It was originally released on November 26, 1996, but later appeared in Kelly's 1998 album R..


  3. Un-Break My Heart

    Un-Break My Heart (1996)

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    "Un-Break My Heart" (Spanish version: "Regresa a Mi") is a song recorded by American recording artist Toni Braxton from her second studio album, Secrets (1996). Written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, the ballad was released as the album's second single. In 2008, the song ranked at number ten on The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs and number three on the Top Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.


  4. You Mean the World To Me

    You Mean the World To Me (1993)

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    "You Mean the World to Me" is the fourth single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). The track was released in March 1994 and was a radio hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song describes Braxton realizing that her lover means the world to her, but he had better shape up or ship out.


  5. How Could An Angel Break My Heart

    How Could An Angel Break My Heart (1996)

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    "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" is the fourth and final single from Toni Braxton's second studio album, Secrets (1996). The song, co-written by Braxton and Babyface and produced by Babyface, features Kenny G on the saxophone. At the time of this single's release, Secrets had reached eight-time platinum status by the RIAA.


  6. You'll Be In My Heart

    You'll Be In My Heart (1999)

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    "You'll Be in My Heart" is a song by Phil Collins, from the 1999 Disney animated feature Tarzan. It appeared on Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack as well as various other Disney compilations. A version of the single performed by Glenn Close also appears on the soundtrack.


  7. I Don't Want To

    I Don't Want To (1996)

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    "I Don't Want To" is a song by American R&B singer Toni Braxton, released as the third single from her second studio album, Secrets (1996). Written and produced by R. Kelly, this ballad describes the agony of a break-up. The single—released in the U.S. as a double A-side with the airplay smash hit "I Love Me Some Him"—shot to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the summer of 1997. While not as successful as the two preceding singles, it became her third consecutive chart-topper on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play in July 1997, following "You're Makin' Me High" and "Un-Break My Heart".


  8. Let It Flow

    Let It Flow (1996)

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  9. Love Shoulda Brought You Home

    Love Shoulda Brought You Home (1993)

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    "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" is the first solo single by American R&B singer Toni Braxton. The song was written by Babyface, Daryl Simmons, and Bo Watson, and was featured on the soundtrack to the 1992 romantic comedy film Boomerang. It served as the follow-up to Braxton's duet with Babyface entitled "Give U My Heart". Those pair of songs were submitted to Anita Baker but due to her impending pregnancy, she had to decline. The single became a top forty hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and her second consecutive top five hit on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. One year later, the song was included on Braxton's eponymous debut album, Toni Braxton.


  10. Viva Forever

    Viva Forever (1997)

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    "Viva Forever" is a song by the Spice Girls from their second album, Spiceworld. Originally set to be released alongside the track “Never Give Up on the Good Times” the B-Side was then pulled as member Geri Halliwell left the group. The song was released on July 20, 1998 in the United Kingdom and gained positive reviews from critics. The song also charted fairly well becoming the band’s eighth number one single gaining a Platinum certification whilst also topping the charts in New Zealand. The single failed to perform as well as previous singles due to the poor promotion after the departure of Halliwell.


  11. Heal The World

    Heal The World (1991)

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    "Heal the World" is a song from Michael Jackson's hit album, Dangerous, released in 1991. The music video (directed by Joe Pytka) features children living in countries suffering from unrest, especially Burundi. It is also one of only a handful of Michael Jackson's videos not to feature Jackson himself, the others being "Cry", "HIStory" and "Man in the Mirror". (The clips for "HIStory" and "Man in the Mirror" only feature Michael Jackson in archival footage). The version of the video included on Dangerous: The Short Films and Michael Jackson's Vision contains an introductory video that features a speech from Jackson taken from the special "spoken word" version of the track. This version was not included on Video Greatest Hits – HIStory featuring the music video. Jackson performed the song in the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show with a 35,000 person flash card performance.


  12. Born To Make You Happy

    Born To Make You Happy (1999)

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    "Born to Make You Happy" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). It was released on December 6, 1999, by Jive Records, as the fourth single from the album. Before recording the song, Spears had to ask the writers of the song, Andreas Carlsson and Kristian Lundin, to re-write it, since it was a sexual song. The singer first recorded her vocals in March 1998, and re-recorded them later on the same year. The dance-pop and teen pop song alludes to a relationship that a woman desires to correct, not quite understanding what went wrong, as she comes to realize that she was "born to make [her lover] happy".


  13. You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone (1995)

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    "You Are Not Alone" is the second single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory. The R&B ballad's composition has been attributed R. Kelly in response to difficult times in his personal life. He then forwarded a bare demo tape to Jackson, who liked the song and decided to produce it with Kelly. Jackson's interest in the song was also linked to recent events in his personal life. However, the song has been faced with allegations of plagiarism by two Belgian songwriters. The song was later covered by R. Kelly himself as a hidden track on his tenth studio album Love Letter (R. Kelly album).


  14. Goodbye

    Goodbye (2000)

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    "Goodbye" is a song by the Spice Girls' from their third studio album, Forever. It was released on December 8, 1998 by Virgin Records as a Christmas single, along with a previously unreleased song. The song was written by the Spice Girls, Richard Stannard, and Matt Rowe, and it's the group first song without the vocals of Geri Halliwell. Originally written as a tribute to the people who died in the Dunblane massacre, the song was re-written and all contributions from Geri Halliwell removed after her departure from the group.


  15. Sometimes

    Sometimes (1999)

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    "Sometimes" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time (1999). Written by Spears and Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, the song was released as Spears' second single on April 14, 1999 by Jive Records. "Sometimes" is a teen pop song that draws influences from bubblegum pop, and alludes to a relationship where a shy girl is reserved on expressing feelings to her lover. The song received generally mixed reviews from contemporary critics, who noted it as a further hit from ...Baby One More Time and a competent single, despite considering it an entirely unremarkable song, and an annoying representation of Spears' innocent years.


  16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1975)

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    "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is a song written and sung by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


  17. Seven Whole Days

    Seven Whole Days (1993)

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    "Seven Whole Days" is the third single from Toni Braxton's self-titled debut album, Toni Braxton (1993). The track describes a romance that was fading. As the single was not commercially released in the United States, it was ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and only managed to chart on the Hot 100 Airplay at number forty-eight in early March 1994. Nevertheless, it successfully topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay in late January 1994. The video was shot while Braxton was on tour and her four sisters are featured as background singers.


  18. Can You Feel The Love Tonight

    Can You Feel The Love Tonight (1994)

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    "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is a song from Disney's 1994 animated film, The Lion King, composed by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. It was described by Don Hahn (the film's producer), Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff (the film's directors) as having "the most diverse history" in the film. It was a chart hit in the UK, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart, and achieved even more success in the U.S., reaching a peak of #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a number-one hit in France.


  19. My Heart Will Go On

    My Heart Will Go On (1997)

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    "My Heart Will Go On" is the theme song to the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic. With music by James Horner, lyrics by Will Jennings, and production by Simon Franglen, James Horner and Walter Afanasieff, it was recorded by Céline Dion. Originally released in 1997 on the Titanic soundtrack album and then on Dion's album Let's Talk About Love, the song went to number 1 all over the world, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. "My Heart Will Go On" was released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February 1998. It became Dion's biggest hit, and one of the best-selling singles of all time, and was the world's best-selling single of 1998.


  20. Beauty And The Beast

    Beauty And The Beast (1991)

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    "Beauty and the Beast" is a song originally from the 1991 Disney animated musical film of the same name. A pop ballad, "Beauty and the Beast" describes the relationship between the film's two main characters, Belle and the Beast. It was written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken to be the film's theme song.


  21. Again

    Again (1993)

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    "Again" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janet Jackson, appearing first as the closing song to Jackson's debut film, "Poetic Justice" (1993), and later included on her fifth studio album, janet. (1993). Written and produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the ballad was released as the album's third single in October 1993, and talks about reconnecting with an old flame.


  22. 2 Become 1

    2 Become 1 (1996)

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    "2 Become 1" is a song by English girl group Spice Girls. Written by the group members, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album Spice (1996). It was inspired by the special relationship that was developing between Geri Halliwell and Rowe during the writing session.


  23. Too Much

    Too Much (1997)

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    "Too Much" is a song by the British pop group Spice Girls. Written by the group members with Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins—the songwriters and production duo known as Absolute—at the same time as the group was filming scenes for their movie Spice World, it was produced by Wilson and Watkins for the group's second album Spiceworld, released in November 1997.


  24. I Try

    I Try (1999)

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    "I Try" is the second single from Macy Gray's debut album On How Life Is, released in North American in January 2000 (See release history). It was Gray's biggest hit to date. It peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, number five in the United States, and number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.


  25. When You Believe

    When You Believe (1998)

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    "When You Believe" is a song by American recording artists Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. The song was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz for the 1998 DreamWorks animated feature The Prince of Egypt. A version of "When You Believe" was produced as a single with additional music by writer-producer Babyface for the film's soundtrack album. Additionally, the song was featured on Houston's fourth studio album, My Love Is Your Love and Carey's first compilation album, #1's. The song was described as a big ballad, with meaningful and inspirational lyrics, describing the ability each person has to achieve miracles when they reach out to God and believe. The original version of the song featured in the narrative portion of the film is sung by Sally Dworsky and Michelle Pfeiffer; Carey and Houston's version is played during the end credits.


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