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Why Everyone Between The Ages Of 25-35 Will Agree That 1998 Was The Most Iconic Year In Music

A year that defined #LegendsOnly.

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First and foremost, let's talk about a little diddy known as the GREATEST BALLAD OF ALL TIME, from the greatest movie of all time (which also has the greatest movie soundtrack of all time). Yes, I'm talking about "My Heart Will Go On."


1998 was also a great year for Mýa — she was featured on two big songs: "Take Me There" and "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)."


These songs were dominating alt-rock radio...

“Badfish” by Sublime

“Sex and Candy” by Marcy Playground

“Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz

“Celebrity Skin” by Hole

“I Think I’m Paranoid” by Garbage

“Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” by The Offspring

“Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger

“Perfect” by Smashing Pumpkins


Other big CLASSIC hits that year included...

“Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah

“Closing Time” by Semisonic

"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia

“Nobody's Supposed to be Here” by Deborah Cox

“Changes” by 2Pac

"My Favorite Mistake” by Sheryl Crow

"Wide Open Spaces" by Dixie Chicks

“Rosa Parks” by OutKast


One-hit wonders included the very catchy, "Are You Jimmy Ray?" by Jimmy Ray and "Crush" by Jennifer Paige.

These were more hot jams released that year:

"I Don't Wanna Wait" by Paula Cole

"Hands" by Jewel

"Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith

"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" by Missy Elliot

"Show Me Love" by Robyn

"This Kiss" by Faith Hill

and "Nice & Slow" by Usher.


Shania Twain had two HUGE crossover hits with "You're Still the One" and "From This Moment On." That didn't just cement her as a crossover artist, but a musical FORCE to be reckoned with.


And here's a Spotify playlist: