Spotify has released its most-streamed romantic songs in the UAE for Valentine’s Day. Read on to discover the top five songs music lovers have been listening to for the past 90 days in the country, and add them to your playlist if you haven’t already.
“This I Promise You” by *NSYNC
A ballad by *NSYNC, “This I Promise You” was released in November 2000 and was part of American boy band’s second studio album, No Strings Attached. The song was well-received by fans at the time of release and charted number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.
“You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain
Written by singer Canadian singer Shania Twain and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, “You’re Still the One” was a single from the singer’s third studio album, Come On Over. It was released in January 1997 and peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks, and was also nominated for four Grammy Awards in 1999, out of which the singer won two awards.
“Shape of My Heart” by Backstreet Boys
“Shape of My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys was released as a lead single from the boy band’s studio album, Black & Blue, in October 2000. The song received a nomination for a Grammy Award in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals but failed to win. On its release, the ballad debuted at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
“How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes
“How Do I Live” by American Singer LeAnn Rimes was released in May 1997 and was written by Diane Warren. The pop ballad set a record on the US Billboard Hot 100 by staying on the charts for 69 weeks. The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award and an Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”.
“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
Sung by five-time Grammy award-winning singer Celine Dion, “Because You Loved Me” is a ballad that fans will remember for years to come. The single was released in February 1996 from the singer’s English language studio album, Falling Into You. The song received tons of critical acclaim and won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. It was also nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The single became Dion’s second number-one single after “Power of Love” and surpassed the Billboard Hot 100 charts for six consecutive weeks.