90s Music

The Best Music 20 Years Ago: 100 Most Popular Songs of 1998

Written by Emily Rokke

Music of the 90s is still some of the best music ever. Whether you loved the boy bands or Aerosmith, you could listen to it all. Twenty years ago these were the most popular songs of the year. Which was your favorite?

Best Music of 1998 (1-25)

1 Next Too Close
2 Brandy and Monica The Boy Is Mine
3 Shania Twain You’re Still The One
4 Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply
5 LeAnn Rimes How Do I Live
6 Janet Together Again
7 K-Ci and JoJo All My Life
8 Elton John Candle In The Wind 1997 / Something About The Way You Look Tonight
9 Usher Nice and Slow
10 Paula Cole I Don’t Want To Wait
11 Third Eye Blind How’s It Going To Be
12 Destiny’s Child No, No, No
13 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
14 Will Smith Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
15 Usher You Make Me Wanna…
16 Usher My Way
17 Mariah Carey My All
18 Monica The First Night
19 Puff Daddy and The Family Been Around The World
20 Sarah McLachlan Adia
21 Jennifer Paige Crush
22 Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
23 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
24 Public Announcement Body Bumpin (Yippie-Yi-Yo)
25 Faith Hill This Kiss

Best Music of 1998 (26-50)

26 Uncle Sam I Don’t Ever Want To See You Again
27 Montell Jordan Let’s Ride
28 Marcy Playground Sex And Candy
29 Robyn Show Me Love
30 Boyz II Men A Song For Mama
31 Mase What You Want
32 Madonna Frozen
33 Wyclef Jean Gone Till November
34 Lsg My Body
35 Chumbawamba Tubthumping
36 Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)
37 ‘N Sync I Want You Back
38 Five When The Lights Go Out
39 Jon B. They Don’t Know
40 Master P Make Em’ Say Uhh!
41 Nicole feat. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott and Mocha Make It Hot
42 All Saints Never Ever
43 Janet I Get Lonely
44 Mase Feel So Good
45 Voices Of Theory Say It
46 Billie Myers Kiss The Rain
47 Puff Daddy Come With Me
48 Sylk-E Fyne Romeo And Juliet
49 Mya and Sisqo It’s All About Me
50 Hanson I Will Come To You

Best Music of 1998 (51-75)

51 Barenaked Ladies One Week
52 K.P. and Envyi Swing My Way
53 Xscape The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
54 Somethin’ For The People My Love Is The Shhh!
55 Tatyana Ali Daydreamin’
56 Dru Hill We’re Not Making Love No More
57 Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life
58 Lisa Loeb I Do
59 Mase Lookin’ At Me
60 LeAnn Rimes Looking Through Your Eyes
61 Divine Lately
62 Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
63 Next I Still Love You
64 Inoj Time After Time
65 Jimmy Ray Are You Jimmy Ray?
66 Ace Of Base Cruel Summer
67 Master P I Got The Hook Up!
68 Puff Daddy and The Family Victory
69 Spice Girls Too Much
70 Pras Feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mya Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
71 Dru Hill feat. Redman How Deep Is Your Love
72 Kelly Price Friend Of Mine
73 Busta Rhymes Turn It Up [Remix] / Fire It Up
74 Edwin McCain I’ll Be
75 Madonna Ray Of Light

Best Music of 1998 (76-100)

76 Sister Hazel All For Youbust
77 Monifah Touch It
78 Lox Money, Power and Respect
79 Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony
80 Busta Rhymes Dangerous
81 Spice Girls Spice Up Your Life
82 98 Degrees Because Of You
83 Loreena McKennitt The Mummers’ Dance
84 Allure feat. 112 All Cried Out
85 Big Punisher feat. Joe Still Not A Player
86 Aaliyah The One I Gave My Heart To
87 Jewel Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me
88 Inoj Love You Down
89 2Pac Do For Love
90 Luke Raise The Roof
91 Nu Flavor Heaven
92 Jd The Party Continues
93 Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott feat. Da Brat Sock It 2 Me
94 Next Butta Love
95 Aretha Franklin A Rose Is Still A Rose
96 Boyz II Men 4 Seasons Of Loneliness
97 LL Cool J Father
98 Gerald Levert Thinkin’ Bout It
99 Deborah Cox Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here
100 TQ Westside

It may be 2017 but My Heart Will Go On will always remind us of Titanic and to some people, Hanson is still the best band around. It’s true, we miss you 1998.

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