When you say “passionate” or “heart-felt” love songs, you will never miss out one from Boyz II Men’s songs.
Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, Nate & Wanya Morris and Michael McCrary definitely set a high standard in many aspiring male groups in terms of vocal techniques, amazing harmony, and stunning live performances.
Many people around the world fell in love with their songs and we compiled 5 of their greatest hits.
We are very sure you are familiar with most or all of them so feel free to watch the videos below and sing along!
- I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU
“I’ll Make Love to You” is a 1994 number-one hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label. The song, which was written by Babyface, was the lead single from their second album II.
2. 4 SEASONS OF LONELINESS
“4 Seasons of Loneliness” is a R&B and pop ballad recorded by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was issued as the first single from the Evolution album in 1997.
Already a success at U.S. radio, the release of the single prompted a Billboard Hot 100 debut at number two. The following week the song moved up to number one, becoming Boyz II Men’s fourth (and fifth overall) and last chart-topper to date. The song spent one week at the top before being pushed aside by Elton John’s massive Princess Diana tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997”. It was also the group’s last top ten hit in the UK, debuting at number ten on the singles chart, and dropping off the chart a short time after.
“4 Seasons of Loneliness”, to date, is the last number-one pop hit under the Motown records banner (Boyz II Men was the only Motown act to have number-one pop hits in the 1990s).
3. WATER RUNS DRY
“Water Runs Dry” is a 1995 single by Boyz II Men for the Motown label, written and produced by Babyface. The single, number four from the album II, reached number 2 in the United States, and number 24 in the UK. It also contains a version of the group’s previous number one hit from the same album, “I’ll Make Love To You”. A Spanish version, “No Dejemos Que Muera el Amor”, was also recorded and peaked at #10 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart.
4. ON BENDED KNEE
“On Bended Knee” is a 1994 number-one hit single by Boyz II Men for the Motown label. It is the second single from their second album, II. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song reached #1 on the Hot 100 Airplay and #2 on the Hot Singles Sales on December 3, 1994. “On Bended Knee” stayed at number one for a total of six weeks.
The single is notable for having replaced the previous Boyz II Men single, “I’ll Make Love to You”, as the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. This was the first time that an act had replaced itself at number one since the Beatles, when “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “She Loves You”, and “Can’t Buy Me Love” monopolized the top of the chart for a total of 14 weeks.
In the lyrics, the speaker begs “on bended knee” for his ex-lover to come back to him, and apologizes for his wrongdoing.
5. END OF THE ROAD
“End of the Road” is a single recorded by American R&B group Boyz II Men for the Boomerang soundtrack. It was released in 1992 and written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons.
The song achieved overwhelming domestic and international success.
In the United States, “End of the Road” spent a then record-breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Whitney Houston would later break this record in the same year, with “I Will Always Love You”, spending 14 weeks at #1. Boyz II Men would later match and break Houston’s record with two of their future releases:
- “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994 – 14 weeks at #1);
- “One Sweet Day” (Duet with Mariah Carey) (1995-1996 – 16 weeks at #1).
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Internationally, “End of the Road” reached #1 in Australia, United Kingdom and the Hot 100 Eurochart, among others.
Due to the success of the single, Boyz II Men’s debut album Cooleyhighharmony was re-issued in 1992 and 1993 to include the song.
At the 1993 Grammy Awards, “End of the Road” was nominated for two Grammys, winning both: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best R&B Song.
“End of the Road” is considered one of the most successful songs of all time. It was the #1 single of 1992 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1992. It is ranked by Billboard as the 6th most successful song of the 1990-1999 decade. It is also ranked at #50 on Billboard’s “All-Time Top 100 Songs”
The song has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of over one million units in the United States.
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