100 Greatest Songs From 1998

record covers for Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill and Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Criteria: These songs released in the year 1998 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history

Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill single cover Iris by Goo Goo Dolls single cover Intergalactic by Beastie Boys single cover Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) single cover Ray Of Light by Madonna single cover Baby One More Time single cover I Don't Want to Miss a Thing single cover The Boy Is Mine single cover
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 Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
2 Iris Goo Goo Dolls
3 Intergalactic Beastie Boys
4 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Jay Z
5 Ray Of Light Madonna
6 Baby One More Time Britney Spears
7 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Aerosmith
8 The Boy Is Mine Brandy and Monica
9 Freak On A Leash Korn
10 Believe Cher
11 Fly Away Lenny Kravitz
12 One Week Barenaked Ladies
13 Changes 2Pac
14 Music Sounds Better With You Stardust
15 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim
16 Closing Time Semisonic
17 You Get What You Give New Radicals
18 Rosa Parks OutKast
19 Bawitdaba Kid Rock
20 Are You That Somebody Aaliyah
21 The Way Fastball
22 Celebrity Skin Hole
23 Frozen Madonna
24 Angel Of Mine Monica
25 Heartbreak Hotel Whitney Houston, Faith Evans, Kelly Price
26 Holland, 1945 Neutral Milk Hotel
27 Teardrop Massive Attack
28 It's Not Right But It's Okay Whitney Houston
29 Sexy Boy Air
30 Slide Goo Goo Dolls
31 Genie In A Bottle Christina Aguilera
32 Nobody's Supposed To Be Here Deborah Cox
33 No, No, No Destiny's Child
34 This Is Hardcore Pulp
35 Have You Ever? Brandy
36 I'm Your Angel R. Kelly and Celine Dion
37 The First Night Monica
38 What's It Gonna Be?! Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson
39 Praise You Fatboy Slim
40 Waltz #2 Elliott Smith
41 Can I Get A... Jay-Z, Amil and Ja Rule
42 Ex-Factor Lauryn Hill
43 Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) Pras Michel, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Mýa
44 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next Manic Street Preachers
45 A Rose Is Still A Rose Aretha Franklin
46 Lately Divine
47 Spottieottiedopaliscious OutKast
48 Body Bumpin' (Yippie-Yi-Yo) Public Announcement
49 Come With Me Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page
50 Let's Ride Montell Jordan, Master P, Silkk the Shocker
51 What It's Like Everlast
52 Make It Hot Nicole Wray, Missy Elliott and Mocha
53 Beau Mot Plage Isolée
54 Sweet Lady Tyrese
55 Say It Voices of Theory
56 Goddess On A Hiway Mercury Rev
57 Pure Morning Placebo
58 Anywhere 112 and Lil Zane
59 Rabbit In Your Headlights UNKLE
60 You Jesse Powell
61 Ice Hockey Hair Super Furry Animals
62 It's All About Me Mýa and Sisqo
63 The Arms Of The One Who Loves You Xscape
64 Trippin' Total and Missy Elliott
65 Black Balloon Goo Goo Dolls
66 Holes Mercury Rev
67 Time After Time INOJ
68 Are You Jimmy Ray? Jimmy Ray
69 Cruel Summer Ace of Base
70 Cross Bones Style Cat Power
71 Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger
72 Nobody's Fault But My Own Beck
73 Daysleeper R.E.M.
74 These Are The Times Dru Hill
75 My Favourite Game Cardigans
76 Everybody Here Wants You Jeff Buckley
77 Friend Of Mine Kelly Price, R. Kelly, Ron Isley
78 My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston
79 The Boy With The Arab Strap Belle and Sebastian
80 Road Rage Catatonia
81 Still Not A Player Big Pun and Joe
82 Ha Juvenile
83 Random Rules Silver Jews
84 Car Wheels On A Gravel Road Lucinda Williams
85 All Night Long Faith Evans and Puff Daddy
86 Back That Azz Up Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne
87 All I Need Air
88 Inner Meet Me The Beta Band
89 Almost Doesn't Count Brandy
90 When A Woman's Fed Up R. Kelly
91 Malibu Hole
92 Outside George Michael
93 Millennium Robbie Williams
94 Roygbiv Boards of Canada
95 The Everlasting Manic Street Preachers
96 Tropicalia Beck
97 The Dope Show Marilyn Manson
98 To Zion Lauryn Hill
99 Horny '98 Mousse T vs Hot 'n' Juicy
100 Drunken Angel Lucinda Williams
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Jump Jive an' Wail Brian Setzer Orchestra
102 Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks
103 Ghetto Cowboy Mo Thugs
104 Who Am I Beenie Man
105 Kelly Watch The Stars Air
106 Babylon David Gray
107 Sugar System of a Down
108 The Cedar Room Doves
109 Love Unlimited Fun Lovin' Criminals
110 Money, Power & Respect The LOX, DMX and Lil' Kim
111 Out Of My Head Fastball
112 God Give Me Strength Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach
113 Honey Moby
114 Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring
115 Meet Virginia Train
116 California Stars Billy Bragg & Wilco
117 The Party Continues Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Usher
118 Thinkin' Bout It Gerald Levert
119 Let's Kill Saturday Night Robbie Fulks
120 El President Drugstore
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1998
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1998
* Pride And Joy Otis Rush
Lew's Choice:
* My Father's Eyes Eric Clapton
Adam's Choice:
* Cry Philosopher Kings
Ryan's Choice:
* Money City Maniacs Sloan