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29 Songs That Have Been Around For 17 Years

MY YOUTH IS DISAPPEARING BEFORE MY EYES.

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1. "No Scrubs" – TLC

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Released in January 1999, "No Scrubs" was TLC's third No. 1 single.

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.

3. "Genie in a Bottle" – Christina Aguilera

Establishing Aguilera in the music industry, "Genie in a Bottle" was the second-highest-selling single of 1999.
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Establishing Aguilera in the music industry, "Genie in a Bottle" was the second-highest-selling single of 1999.

4. "I Want It That Way" – Backstreet Boys

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This power ballad by the Backstreet Boys hit the No.1 spot in over 25 countries, and to this day, it's still recognised as one of their signature songs.

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

"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.
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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

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.
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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

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.
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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

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.
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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.

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9. "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" The Offspring

Charting in over 15 countries and going four times platinum in Australia, "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" is one of the most commercially successful singles released by the band to date.
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Charting in over 15 countries and going four times platinum in Australia, "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" is one of the most commercially successful singles released by the band to date.

10. "Believe" – Cher

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.
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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

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."
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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."

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13. "Sister" – S2S

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.
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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.

14. "Slide" – Goo Goo Dolls

"Slide" was a great success in late 1998 and early 1999 – it was on the Canadian charts for over 70 weeks.
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"Slide" was a great success in late 1998 and early 1999 – it was on the Canadian charts for over 70 weeks.

15. "Smooth" – Santana featuring Rob Thomas

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.
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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.

16. "Anthem for the Year 2000" – Silverchair

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What better way to top off 1999 than by listening to an angsty tune about the new millennium?

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17. "Jackie" - B.Z. featuring Joanne

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Winning an Aria Award for the highest-selling single of 1999, "Jackie" was (and still is) a surefire dance-floor banger.

18. "Angel" – Sarah McLachlan

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

19. "Fly Away" – Lenny Kravitz

One of Kravitz's most successful songs, "Fly Away" earned him a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.
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One of Kravitz's most successful songs, "Fly Away" earned him a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.

20. "Weir" – Killing Heidi

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.
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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.

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

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.
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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.

23. "Boom Boom Boom Boom!" – Vengaboys

Peaking at No. 1 on the UK charts, this damn catchy song is still creating revenue for the Vengaboys to this very day.
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Peaking at No. 1 on the UK charts, this damn catchy song is still creating revenue for the Vengaboys to this very day.

24. "Honey to the Bee" – Billie Piper

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".
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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".

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25. "Get Set" – Taxiride

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.
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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

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).
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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).

27. "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" – Lou Bega

A hit in both Australia and the UK, Lou Bega's take on Mambo No. 5 has to be one of the most damn catchy songs to come out of the '90s.
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A hit in both Australia and the UK, Lou Bega's take on Mambo No. 5 has to be one of the most damn catchy songs to come out of the '90s.

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

"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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"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.

29. "Every Morning" – Sugar Ray

Successful on the charts in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, this song definitely brings back that nostalgic '90s vibe. What a time.
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Successful on the charts in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, this song definitely brings back that nostalgic '90s vibe. What a time.