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    Updated on Aug 21, 2019. Posted on Feb 17, 2019

    25 Alternative Songs That Were Huge In 1999

    I blame the Y2K scare for some of the music choices we made that year.

    1. Filter, "Take A Picture"

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    Random fact: Lead singer Richard Patrick is the younger brother of actor Robert Patrick, who you probably know best for playing T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

    2. No Doubt, "New"

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    Why you were so excited about this song: At the time this single, which was from the Go soundtrack, was the first new No Doubt song in four years.

    3. Foo Fighters, "Learn to Fly"

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    Thing you probably remember most about this song: The music video where the band all played different characters on a plane.

    4. Lit, "My Own Worst Enemy"

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    Other late-'90s things this song reminds you of: Baggy Dickies, stainless steel ball chain necklaces, Velcro wallets, and chunky skater shoes.

    5. Sugar Ray, "Every Morning"

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    What this song proved at the time: That Sugar Ray wasn't a one-hit wonder.

    6. Smash Mouth, "All Star"

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    Fact everyone forgets about this song: That "All Star" was used in the movie Mystery Men two years before it was used in Shrek.

    7. Blink-182, "What's My Age Again?"

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    Thing you probably remember most about this song: The music video, which featured the guys running around naked and cameo from porn star Janine Lindemulder.

    8. The Offspring, "The Kids Aren't Alright"

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    Where you heard this song the most: On the mixtape you made that was 50% songs off Americana.

    9. Limp Bizkit, "Nookie"

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    10. Korn, "Freak On a Leash"

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    Thing you probably forgot about the music video for it: What a huge hit it was on TRL.

    11. Cake, "Never There"

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    What you probably thought the first time you heard this song: Is this a new Cake song or an old one?

    12. Bush, "The Chemical Between Us"

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    Most late-'90s thing about this: The music video looked like outtakes from The Matrix.

    13. Lo Fidelity Allstars, "Battleflag"

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    Place you most likely heard this song for the first time: On the overhead speaker system at Tower Records.

    14. Fatboy Slim, "Praise You"

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    Fact this song reminds you of: How big electronica was in the late '90s.

    15. Moby, "Bodyrock"

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    What you probably thought the first time you heard this song: Is this Fatboy Slim?

    16. Orgy, "Blue Monday"

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    What this song makes you miss: New Order.

    17. Garbage, "Special"

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    Thing that stands out about this song: How Garbage perfectly incorporated the sample of The Pretenders' "Talk of the Town" into the song.

    18. Len, "Steal My Sunshine"

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    Memory this song brings back: How it was played everywhere in the summer of 1999.

    19. Lenny Kravitz, "American Woman"

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    Where you heard this song the most: On the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack, along with Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger."

    20. Hole, "Malibu"

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    Behind-the-scenes drama you probably forgot about: That Billy Corgan (who co-wrote this song, along with four others) was not happy that it was included on the album.

    21. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Scar Tissue"

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    How this made you feel at the time: Excited and happy, the song was a return to form for the RHCP.

    22. Everlast, "What It's Like"

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    What everyone was thinking about this song at the time: Wow, I didn't know this was the guy from House of Pain!

    23. Creed, "Higher"

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    Lyrics in the song that you always misheard: The part at the end of the pre-chorus where Scott Stapp slurs, "Come on, let's go there/ Let's ask, 'Can we stay?'"

    24. Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss"

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    What you probably associate this song with most: Your friend who was a big Pearl Jam fan and would constantly tell you that they had this song long before everyone else, when it was a fan club exclusive.

    25. Goo Goo Dolls, "Slide"

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    What this song reminds you of: How many great songs the Goo Goo Dolls had in the late '90s.

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