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29 Songs That Have Been Around For 17 Years


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2. "Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears

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Britney's debut was released late 1998, but was one of the biggest songs in 1999. The song reached the No.1 spot in every country it charted.


5. "Heartbreak Hotel" – Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price

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"Heartbreak Hotel" was the second single released from Houston's album My Love Is Your Love and sold over 1 million copies in the US alone.

6. "Livin' la Vida Loca" – Ricky Martin

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Spanish for "the crazy life", "Livin' la Vida Loca" propelled the hip-swivelling suave Ricky Martin into the mainstream realm, and he hasn't looked back since.

7. "If You Had My Love" – Jennifer Lopez

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Yep, it's been 17 years since the spectacular J.Lo made her debut with "If You Had My Love". The song ended up dethroning Ricky Martin's "Livin' la Vida Loca" from the top spot.


8. "Kiss Me" – Sixpence None the Richer

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Though it was released as a single in 1998, "Kiss Me" remained on the charts for a lengthy amount of time, after being played on TV show Dawson's Creek and movie She's All That.

10. "Believe" – Cher

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Cher blew up the charts with dance-pop anthem "Believe", earning herself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest female solo artist to top the charts in America.

11. "Bring It All Back" – S Club 7

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S Club 7 made their debut in 1999, releasing "Bring It All Back" as the lead single from their album S Club. The song was a massive chart success, reaching the top spot in the UK.

12. "I Knew I Loved You" – Savage Garden

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Aussie duo Savage Garden stormed the charts with love ballad "I Knew I Loved You". It was the band's second No.1 single in the US, after "Truly Madly Deeply."


13. "Sister" – S2S

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Another Aussie duo, S2S had a huge Aria charts hit with their song "Sister", which peaked at No. 3. The song was also quite successful in NZ and the UK.

15. "Smooth" – Santana featuring Rob Thomas

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Scooping up three Grammy Awards, "Smooth" was easily one of the greatest songs of the late '90s...and let's be real, it's still a fucking banger.


18. "Angel" – Sarah McLachlan

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In the top 20 songs from 1999, "Angel" was McLachlan's second consecutive top 10 hit, remaining there for 19 weeks in total.

20. "Weir" – Killing Heidi

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Yep, it's been 17 whole years since a baby-faced Ella Hooper rocked the Australian music industry with her band Killing Heidi. Those were the days.

21. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" – Shania Twain

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Released worldwide in September 1999, the female empowerment anthem was a commercial hit for Twain, hitting the top 10 in six countries and winning a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

22. "Heartbreaker" – Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z

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"Heartbreaker" became Mariah's 14th chart-topper, spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. Let's be real – none of us could ever forget this absolutely iconic video.


24. "Honey to the Bee" – Billie Piper

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Before Billie Piper was on Doctor Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, she was storming the charts in the late '90s with songs like "Honey to the Bee".

25. "Get Set" – Taxiride

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The debut single from Melbourne band Taxiride, the song was an instant success, reaching the top 10 in Australia and winning an Aria Award for Breakthrough Artist - Single.

26. "Save Tonight" – Eagle-Eye Cherry

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It was a huge hit for Sweden in 1997, but "Save Tonight" didn't hit more global success until 1998-1999, when it hit the top 20 on the Billboard charts, Aria charts and the Official Charts Company (UK).

28. "Don't Call Me Baby" – Madison Avenue

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"Don't Call Me Baby" was a huge success in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK and one of the most successful singles for the duo.

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