Top 100 Songs 1998

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Ten years ago, I had the idea of coming up with my own list of top 100 songs for the year. Since then, I haven’t stopped.

1998 was a year of pop. Everybody knows that but I suppose  none would dare admit it. Tee hee! It was the stretch of pop years that exploded in 1996 with the rise of Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys. But one thing that would define 1998 in music (at least for me) would be the cheesy dancing. Boybands, girl groups, and in-betweens danced to their rather catchy songs. And these pop groups sprouted in, well, a pop. They were everywhere, which spelled good news to youngsters but bad news to adults who don’t favor too much sugar in their music.

According to Wikipedia, the following are some of the noteworthy events that shaped 1998:

~ April – John Frusciante rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the personal request of Flea.

~April 7 – George Michael was arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California, USA for lewd conduct. He was subsequently sentenced to community service.

~April 29 – Steven Tyler broke his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska, USA delaying Aerosmith’s Nine Lives Tour and necessitating camera angle adjustments for the filming of the video for “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.

~May 29 – Geri Halliwell went into hiding and her public relations representative, Julian Torton, confirmed that she had left the Spice Girls permanently.

~Teen singer Billie Piper started her career by becoming the youngest British solo artist to debut at #1 on the UK singles charts.

~Singers Brandy and Monica dominate the Billboard charts with the duet, “The Boy Is Mine”, holding the Billboard Hot 100 #1 spot for 13 weeks.

~The Goo Goo Dolls single, “Iris”, set a new Billboard Hot 100 Airplay record in the U.S. by achieving 18 weeks at number one.

~Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was arrested and charged with beating his wife, actress Pamela Anderson. Malibu, California, USA sheriff deputies responded to reports of a disturbance and found Anderson bleeding from an injury to her hand.

The following singles achieved the highest aggregated chart positions in 1998, according to TsorT.

  • My Heart Will Go On ~ Celine Dion
  • Believe ~ Cher
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing ~ Aerosmith
  • It’s Like That ~ Run DMC and Jason Nevins
  • You’re Still The One ~ Shania Twain

Notable Top Hits of 1998***

  • All My Life ~ K-Ci and JoJo
  • Are You That Somebody? ~ Aaliyah featuring Timbaland
  • …Baby One More Time ~Britney Spears
  • Back 2 Good ~ Matchbox Twenty
  • Because We Want To ~ Billie
  • Celebrity Skin ~ Hole
  • Closing Time ~ Semisonic
  • Crush ~ Jennifer Paige
  • Diva ~ Dana International
  • The Dope Show ~Marilyn Manson
  • Girlfriend ~ Billie
  • Hard Knock Life ~ Jay~z
  • Intergalactic ~ Beastie Boys
  • I Want You Back ~ *NSYNC
  • Kind & Generous ~ Natalie Merchant
  • Lullaby ~ Shawn Mullins
  • My Heart Will Go On ~ Celine Dion
  • My Hero ~ Foo Fighters
  • Never There ~ Cake
  • One Week ~ Barenaked Ladies
  • Psycho Circus ~ KISS
  • Ray of Light ~ Madonna
  • Real World ~ Matchbox Twenty
  • Remember When ~ Color Me Badd
  • Ruff Ryders’ Anthem ~ DMX
  • Save Tonight ~ Eagle~Eye Cherry
  • Slide ~ Goo Goo Dolls
  • Still Not a Player ~ Big Pun feat. Joe
  • 3 A.M. ~ Matchbox Twenty
  • This Kiss ~ Faith Hill
  • Together Again ~ Janet Jackson
  • Truly Madly Deeply ~ Savage Garden
  • Turn the Page ~ Metallica
  • The Way ~ Fastball
  • Vivo per lei (je vis pour elle) ~ Hélène Ségara and Andrea Bocelli
  • Whiskey in the Jar ~ Metallica
  • You’re Still the One ~ Shania Twain

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TOP 100 SONGS 1998
Tabulation date: Dec 31, 1998

Songs 100 ~ 091

  • LOLLIPOP (CANDYMAN) ~ AQUA
  • LAST THING ON MY MIND ~ STEPS
  • ON A DAY LIKE TODAY ~ BRYAN ADAMS
  • VIVA FOREVER ~ SPICE GIRLS
  • I WANNA LOVE YOU ~ SOLID HARMONIE
  • BREAK ME, SHAKE ME ~ SAVAGE GARDEN
  • FIRE ~ DESREE / BABYFACE
  • NOW I CAN DANCE ~ TINA ARENA
  • AVA ADORE ~ SMASHING PUMPKINS
  • CRAZY LITTLE PARTY GIRL ~ AARON CARTER

Songs 090 – 081

Songs 080 – 071

Songs 070 – 061

Songs 060 – 051

  • MY ALL ~ MARIAH CAREY***
  • GETTING JIGGY WIT IT ~ WILL SMITH***
  • DROWNED WORLD (SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE) ~ MADONNA
  • DREAMS ~ THE CORRS
  • CRUEL SUMMER ~ ACE OF BASE***
  • C’EST LA VIE ~ *B WITCHED
  • ROUND AND ROUND ~ GIL
  • LADY MARMALADE ~ ALL SAINTS
  • IMMORTALITY ~ CELINE DION
  • UNINVITED ~ ALANIS MORISSETTE***

Songs 050 – 041

Songs 040 – 031

Songs 030 -021

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Songs 020 – 011

Songs 010 – 001

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*****JHAJR*****

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~ by Jose Jr. on January 7, 2009.

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