Best Songs from 1998…20 Years On

2018, the year when people born in the year 2000 are allowed in to clubs. We’re taking a look back pre-Y2K (Google it kids!) at some of the biggest hits from 20 years ago.

Ballads dominated the charts in 1998, Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On sold over 18 million copies worldwide, Robbie Williams released his debut solo album with Angels as the lead single and you couldn’t turn the radio on for 10 minutes without hearing Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.

England finally looked like an exciting football team and tracks from Baddiel & Skinner (Three Lions) and Fat Les (Vindaloo) galvanised fans across the country with hope that the World Cup could be ours…until THAT Beckham incident.

As the Indie/Brit-pop era was starting to fade, American RnB stars took over – Usher, Brandy & Monica and Will Smith were regulars in the charts.

Stop by The Spice Girls, Five’s Got The Feelin’ and Aqua’s Doctor Jones became staples of every Primary School disco and there were plenty of “mum songs” from bands like Savage Garden, The Lighthouse Family and Eagle-Eye Cherry.

A “mum song” is the type of single that you gave as a gift on Mother’s Day and when it comes on the radio nowadays your mum would say something like; “Oh I LOVED this song, I wonder what ever happened to them

Ibiza was booming and there were some huge crossover hits from the dance music scene so we’ve complied a playlist for you to reminisce over the good ol’ days.

 

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