26 Songs That You'd Think Are 10 Years Old, But Were Actually Released In 1998
Oh god, how are these songs TWO decades old?
"The Boy Is Mine" – Monica and Brandy
I'd hope if this was ever made into a modern-day version, it'd actually just be about two women ditching some fuckboy and deciding to become besties instead.
"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" – Aerosmith
Look, I know it was for a movie, but it has always appeared to my childhood brain that Steve Tyler was singing this song about his daughter.
"Closing Time" – Semisonic
Though the song is normally played to get people the fuck out of the pub, it's actually been cited as a song inspired by Dan Wilson's impending fatherhood.
"...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears
That school uniform will never not be iconic.
"One Week" – Barenaked Ladies
When looking up this song again, I found this very intense Reddit thread where the person dissected that the song was about a bloke murdering his girlfriend, and now it's all I think about.
"C'Est La Vie" – B*Witched
"Do you play with the girls, play with the boys?
Do you ever get lonely playing with your toys?"
These lyrics really have a whole new meaning when you listen to this song as an adult.
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"This Kiss" – Faith Hill
I mean, if you like love and stuff, this song is still nice.
"When You Believe" – Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
They're smiling at each other, but I think they low-key hated each other too.
"When The Lights Go Out" – Five
Fuuuuuuck, this is so much worse than I even remembered and I still love every second of it.
"Fly Away" – Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz is still cool. This song is still cool. I don't care what you say.
"When You're Gone" – Bryan Adams ft. Mel C
Guys, there is also a 2005 version of this song with Pamela Anderson. WTF?
"Finally Found" – Honeyz
This song probably made your tender, childhood heart believe in true luv.
"Believe" – Cher
"Every You Every Me" – Placebo
Hands up if you knew this song because you played some F1 Formula Racing game on PlayStation One?
Just me? OK then.
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"Iris" – Goo Goo Dolls
I love this song, but he needs to leave those telescopes alone.
"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" – The Offspring
It's that song you're 100% guaranteed to still know all the lyrics to.
"Save Tonight" – Eagle-Eye Cherry
See, there are some songs I remember SO vividly considering they are 20 years old... and this is one that I just assume my mum probably liked.
"Doo Wop (That Thing)" – Lauryn Hill
Fun fact: Hill became the first woman since Debbie Gibson in 1989, to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with a song she wrote, recorded, and produced on her own.
"Shimmer" – Fuel
"Teardrop" – Massive Attack
It's OK if you really only identify this song with the very strange video clip.
"Too Close" – Next
And I betcha didn't even realise how dirty the lyrics actually were in the '90s.
"We Like To Party" – Vengaboys
"WE LIKE TO PARTY! WE LIKE, WE LIKE TO PARTY!" – I defiantly bellowed as an eight-year-old.
"You Get What You Give" – The New Radicals
It may have been a one-hit wonder for the band, but what an absolute banger.
"Frozen" – Madonna
This is Madonna at her best. No disagreements allowed.
"I Want You Back" – NSYNC
OK, so technically it was released in 1996 in Germany of all places. But it made its way to the UK and US in 1998. Fun fact: The song was originally meant to be recorded by The Backstreet Boys.
"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup Of Life)" – Ricky Martin
Who could ever forget this FIFA world cup anthem?