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100 Greatest Songs From 1998

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.
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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.
No.
Song
Artist

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
Freak On A Leash single cover
Believe by Cher single cover
Fly Away single cover
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





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