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21 Ways Summer 1998 Was The Most Unforgettable Time For Music

You had the time of your life.

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Early May: Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is used as a high school graduation song for the first time.


...and it will be the graduation song for every school in existence for the rest of history.

May 26: 5ive tantalized you with thoughts of what might happen after the lights go out.

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May 31: An era comes to an end when Geri Halliwell DISAPPEARS from the public eye and her representative confirms she's left the Spice Girls.


That summer, "Viva Forever" is released as their final single as a full group.

July 20: Already a massive hit, "My Heart Will Go On" is remixed and rereleased. It's the best selling single of 1998, and by Christmas you'd kill to never hear it again.

August 11: Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" is released and becomes the theme to She's All That starring Rachael Leigh Cook. Both Sixpence and Rachael have been missing since 1998.


If you have any information, please call the National Hotline for Missing '90s Starlets.

August 18: KoЯn's album Follow the Leader debuts at number 1, launching nu metal into the mainstream. Nu metal only lasts several years, but KoЯn releases eight more albums anyway.

Jame out to summer 1998 all over again:

Correction: a previous version of this post included Will Smith's "Wild Wild West." That song is from 1999, and was removed.