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    42 Songs From '98 That'll Make You Say "Wait, This Is 20 Years Old???"

    The soundtrack to your youth.

    1. "It's Like That" – Run DMC vs Jason Nevins

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    It didn't get much more iconic than the dance-off in this video clip.

    2. "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" – The Offspring

    1998 was truly a wild time.

    3. "The Boy Is Mine" – Brandy and Monica

    And Mekhi Phifer was THE boy! Peak '98.

    4. "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" – Aerosmith

    Remember Armageddon? Lol.

    5. "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" – Green Day

    You liked them before they were mainstream, of course.

    6. "Torn" – Natalie Imbruglia

    Hands down one of the greatest songs of the '90s (don't @ me about it being a cover).

    7. "Sway" – Bic Runga

    It was in SO many movies and TV shows – for good reason.

    8. "Iris" – The Goo Goo Dolls

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    You couldn't turn on the radio without hearing this at least three times.

    9. "Stop" – Spice Girls

    Admit it – you still know the dance off by heart.

    10. "Never Ever" – All Saints

    And you still know the lyrics to this one, word-for-spoken-word.

    11. "All My Life" – K-CI & JoJo

    13-year-old you felt this on a deep level.

    12. "My Heart Will Go On" – Celine Dion

    Thanks, Titanic.

    13. "This Kiss" – Faith Hill

    Remember when gerberas were a whole thing?

    14. "Ghetto Supastar" – Pras Michael

    MΓ½a's vocals totally made it.

    15. "5, 6, 7, 8" – Steps

    They made line-dancing cool.

    16. "C'est La Vie" – B*Witched

    And THEY made Irish dancing and double denim cool.

    17. "This Is How We Party" – S.O.A.P.

    The video clip convinced you that frosted blue lipstick was a good look.

    18. "The Cup of Life" – Ricky Martin

    Blame the World Cup.

    19. "Crush" – Jennifer Paige

    The theme song of your tweendom.

    20. "Finally Found" – Honeyz

    For everyone who was a little bit in love with their best friend.

    21. "You're Still The One" – Shania Twain

    Shania was huge in '98.

    22. "Thank U" – Alanis Morissette

    Remember how ~scandalous~ it was that she was nude in the video?

    23. "As Long As You Love Me" – Backstreet Boys

    There were a LOT of Backstreet Boys hits this year, but this was definitely the best.

    24. "You Make Me Wanna" – Usher

    The late '90s were such a good time for Usher.

    25. "Turn Back Time" – Aqua

    Ah, Sliding Doors.

    26. "Buses And Trains" – Bachelor Girl

    If you don't know every single word of this song – well, you're probably not Australian.

    27. "You Sexy Thing" – T-Shirt

    The lyrics went way over your head, but you sung them at the top of your lungs anyway.

    28. "Too Close" – Next

    Another song you probably didn't really understand, but loved all the same.

    29. "Got The Feelin'" – Five

    Sure, "Everybody Get Up" got a lot of attention, but this was way more of a bop.

    30. "Prisoner of Society" – The Living End

    Every Aussie teen felt this song on a deep level.

    31. "Tubthumping" – Chumbawamba

    Gotta love "pissing the night away" at a school dance.

    32. "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" – Will Smith

    Will Smith's greatest artistic accomplishment, tbh.

    33. "Polyester Girl" – Regurgitator

    The video clip was weirdly mesmerising.

    34. "Addicted To Bass" – Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemion

    "Woah woah-oh!"

    35. "Crush On You" – Aaron Carter

    Your parents said he sounded like a chipmunk, but to you he sounded perfect.

    36. "Horny" – Mousse T Featuring Hot 'N' Juicy

    You couldn't hear it without giggling, let's be real.

    37. "Because We Want To" – Billie Piper

    Long before she made a name for herself as an actor, Billie Piper was releasing bops like this.

    38. "Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears

    Britney burst onto the scene towards the end of '98, and instantly became your new obsession.

    39. "Pash" – Kate Ceberano

    There aren't enough songs featuring Aussie slang, imo.

    40. "One Week" – Barenaked Ladies

    This wound up in 10 Things I Hate About You, giving it an even bigger place in your heart.

    41. "You Get What You Give" – New Radicals

    Most iconic use of a bucket hat in a video clip.

    42. "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby" – Smash Mouth

    Long live Smash Mouth!

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