100 Greatest Songs From 1999

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

  1. My Name Is - Eminem
  2. Smooth - Santana (feat. Rob Thomas)
  3. Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. No Scrubs - TLC
  5. Say My Name - Destiny's Child
  6. All The Small Things - Blink 182
  7. I Try - Macy Gray
  8. Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre
  9. Drive - Incubus
10. Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre (feat. Eminem)
11. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. All Star - Smash Mouth
13. Higher - Creed
14. What's My Age Again - Blink 182
15. Porcelain - Moby
16. Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
17. Maria Maria - Santana and The Product G&B
18. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
19. Unpretty - TLC
20. Windowlicker - Aphex Twin
21. Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
22. I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
23. Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
24. Every Morning - Sugar Ray
25. Beautiful Stranger - Madonna
26. Jumpin', Jumpin' - Destiny's Child
27. Heavy - Collective Soul
28. Race for the Prize - The Flaming Lips
29. Hey Boy Hey Girl - Chemical Brothers
30. Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
31. He Wasn't Man Enough - Toni Braxton
32. Where My Girls At? - 702
33. If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
34. Thong Song - Sisqo
35. Caught Out There - Kelis
36. Svefn-G-Englar - Sigur Rós
37. Got Your Money - Ol' Dirty Bastard (feat. Kelis)
38. Back at One - Brian McKnight
39. Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo
40. Swastika Eyes - Primal Scream
41. Thank You - Dido
42. What a Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
43. Once Around the Block - Badly Drawn Boy
44. Party Up (Up in Here) - DMX
45. Get It On Tonite - Montell Jordan
46. Fortunate - Maxwell
47. Incomplete - Sisqo
48. That's The Way It Is - Celine Dion
49. I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
50. Coffee + TV - Blur
51. Someday - Sugar Ray
52. Bring It All to Me - Blaque
53. Hot Boyz - Missy Elliott, Nas, Eve and Q-Tip
54. Wild Wild West - Will Smith, Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee
55. Deceptacon - Le Tigre
56. Sing It Back - Moloko
57. Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey and Jay-Z
58. I Still Believe - Mariah Carey
59. With Arms Wide Open - Creed
60. Rendez-Vu - Basement Jaxx
61. Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) - The Artful Dodger
62. Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
63. Sexx Laws - Beck
64. It Feels So Good - Sonique
65. Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) - Christina Aguilera
66. I Turn To You - Christina Aguilera
67. Never Let You Go - Third Eye Blind
68. Dooms Night - Azzido Da Bass
69. Thank God I Found You - Mariah Carey, Joe and 98 Degrees
70. U Don't Know Me - Armand Van Helden
71. 14 Zero Zero - Console
72. Tender - Blur
73. Then The Morning Comes - Smash Mouth
74. Waiting for Superman - The Flaming Lips
75. You Got Me - The Roots (feat. Erykah Badu)
76. Tell Me It's Real - K-Ci & JoJo
77. Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
78. Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
79. Big Pimpin' - Jay-Z and UGK
80. Steal My Sunshine - Len
81. Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
82. The Next Episode - Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
83. Crash and Burn - Savage Garden
84. Simon Says - Pharoahe Monch
85. Northern Lites - Super Furry Animals
86. 808 - Blaque
87. Desert Rose - Sting and Cheb Mami
88. Xpander - Sasha
89. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby
90. So Anxious - Ginuwine
91. Satisfy You - Puff Daddy and R. Kelly
92. Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out) - Citizen King
93. When You Believe - Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
94. Waiting for Tonight - Jennifer Lopez
95. She's So High - Tal Bachman
96. The Child - Alex Gopher
97. Hip-Hop - Dead Prez
98. I See a Darkness - Bonnie "Prince" Billy
99. Guilty Conscience - Eminem
100. Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Knights of the Jaguar - The Aztec Mystic
102. Why Does It Always Rain on Me - Travis
103. Teenage FBI - Guided by Voices
104. Writing to Reach You - Travis
105. Out of Control - Chemical Brothers
106. Afrika Shox - Leftfield
107. Maria - Blondie
108. Major Leagues - Pavement
109. Big Love - Pete Heller
110. Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
111. Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
112. Aisha - Death in Vegas
113. Miss Parker - Morgan
114. Happy Cycling - Boards of Canada
115. Save Me - Aimee Mann
116. The Jag - The Micronauts
117. Via Chicago - Wilco
118. Comedy - Shack
119. The Bad Touch - The Bloodhound Gang
120. Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1999
An unheralded great record from 1999
Bruce's choice -
* Jitterbop - Little Leopold
Lew's choice -
* Run - Collective Soul
Adam's choice -
* Annie - Our Lady Peace
Ryan's choice -
* Hum - The Shiela Divine

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Last Updated: 2014-08-19