Top 100 Songs 1999


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

Party like it’s 1999. I’m betting all the people in this tiny planet were bracing themselves back then, wondering if anything out-of-this-world would happen when the clocks strike 12. Will it be the end of all things? Nah! We’re still here. And we’re partying even more! lists down some noteworthy events in music from the most unforgettable year in modern history and are as follows:

~ January 12 – Britney Spears releases her debut album, …Baby One More Time. The album hits number one on the charts. The title track and first single released from the album, also hits number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.
February 23rd- Eminem‘s The Slim Shady LP is released.
March 10 – Hikaru Utada released her debut album First Love, selling 2,026,870 in its debut week. Two months later, First Love became the Japan’s best-selling album of all time.
April 20 – Columbine High School massacre takes place in Jefferson County, Colorado. It sparks a widespread moral panic that ultimately tries to place the blame on violent media, including music perceived to be violent and/or connected to the newly demonized goth culture. American rocker Marilyn Manson receives the brunt of the blame, despite evidence that neither of the shooters were fans of his, and recludes, only to address the issue in the form of his fourth studio album. The finger is also pointed at German industrial metal acts Rammstein and KMFDM, of whom the shooters were fans. This sensationalism gradually wanes in the years following, and all three music acts ironically achieve more mainstream acceptance in the U.S. than they had prior to the massacre.
June 2 – Backstreet Boys smashes the old first-week sales record of Garth Brooks‘ 1.08 million, with (Millennium) which sold over 1.13 million in its first week and was the first album to sell over 500,000 copies at least 2 weeks. The album holds at No. 1 first-weeks sales record of the 90’s.
~ Santana releases his best selling album Supernatural with the number one hits Smooth and Maria Maria.
July 1 – The American actress Jennifer Lopez releases her debut album On the 6, and the first single If You Had My Love peaked at one in U.S., Canada, and Australia.
October 19 – Eurythmics releases first album in 10 years, Peace.
~ The following bands disbanded:

  • Boyzone (reformed in 2007)
  • East 17 (reformed in 2006)
  • Kula Shaker
  • New Radicals
  • The Verve

Biggest Hit Singles of 1999

  • Baby One more Time ~ Britney Spears
  • Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit of …) ~ Lou Bega
  • Blue da Ba Dee ~ Eiffel 65
  • No Scrubs ~ TLC
  • The Bad Touch ~ Bloodhound Gang

Notable Top Hits of 1999***

  • American Woman ~ Lenny Kravitz
  • Angel ~ Sarah McLachlan
  • Beautiful Stranger ~ Madonna
  • Believe ~ Cher
  • Big Big World ~ Emilia
  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) ~ Eiffel 65
  • Burning Down the House ~ Tom Jones featuring The Cardigans
  • Californication ~ Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Candy ~ Mandy Moore
  • Dizzy ~ Goo Goo Dolls
  • Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) ~ Baz Luhrmann
  • Freak on a Leash ~ KoЯn
  • Have You Ever? ~ Brandy
  • I Wanna Love You Forever ~ Jessica Simpson
  • Learn to Fly ~ Foo Fighters
  • Livin’ la Vida Loca ~ Ricky Martin
  • Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) ~ Lou Bega
  • Man! I Feel Like a Woman! ~ Shania Twain
  • Never Be the Same Again ~ Melanie C feat. Lisa Lopes
  • Never Let You Go ~ Third Eye Blind
  • Nookie ~ Limp Bizkit
  • Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) ~ The Offspring
  • Praise You ~ Fatboy Slim
  • She’s So High ~ Tal Bachman
  • That Don’t Impress Me Much ~ Shania Twain
  • The One ~ Backstreet Boys
  • Waiting for Tonight ~ Jennifer Lopez
  • You’re Still the One ~ Shania Twain


TOP 100 SONGS 1999
Tabulation date: Dec 30, 1999

Songs 100 – 091

Songs 090 – 081


Songs 080 – 071

Songs 070 – 061

Songs 060 – 051

Songs 050 – 041

Songs 040 – 031

Songs 030 – 021


Songs 020 – 011

Songs 010 – 001





~ by Jose Jr. on January 25, 2009.

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