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

"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.

Atlantic

"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" – Aerosmith

"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.

Columbia

"Closing Time" – Semisonic

"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.

MCA

"...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears

"...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears

That school uniform will never not be iconic.

Jive

"One Week" – Barenaked Ladies

"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.

Reprise

"C'Est La Vie" – B*Witched

"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.

Epic / Via rebloggy.com

"This Kiss" – Faith Hill

"This Kiss" – Faith Hill

I mean, if you like love and stuff, this song is still nice.

Warner Bros.

"When You Believe" – Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

"When You Believe" – Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

They're smiling at each other, but I think they low-key hated each other too.

DreamWorks

"When The Lights Go Out" – Five

"When The Lights Go Out" – Five

Fuuuuuuck, this is so much worse than I even remembered and I still love every second of it.

BMG Records

"Fly Away" – Lenny Kravitz

"Fly Away" – Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is still cool. This song is still cool. I don't care what you say.

Virgin

"When You're Gone" – Bryan Adams ft. Mel C

"When You're Gone" – Bryan Adams ft. Mel C

Guys, there is also a 2005 version of this song with Pamela Anderson. WTF?

A&M

"Finally Found" – Honeyz

"Finally Found" – Honeyz

This song probably made your tender, childhood heart believe in true luv.

Mercury

"Believe" – Cher

"Believe" – Cher

ICON!

Warner Bros.

"Every You Every Me" – Placebo

"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.

Virgin Records / Via giphy.com

"Iris" – Goo Goo Dolls

"Iris" – Goo Goo Dolls

I love this song, but he needs to leave those telescopes alone.

Warner Bros.

"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" – The Offspring

"Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" – The Offspring

It's that song you're 100% guaranteed to still know all the lyrics to.

Columbia

"Save Tonight" – Eagle-Eye Cherry

"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.

Work

"Doo Wop (That Thing)" – Lauryn Hill

"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.

Ruffhouse

"Shimmer" – Fuel

"Shimmer" – Fuel

STILL GOOD!

Epic

"Teardrop" – Massive Attack

"Teardrop" – Massive Attack

It's OK if you really only identify this song with the very strange video clip.

Virgin

"Too Close" – Next

"Too Close" – Next

And I betcha didn't even realise how dirty the lyrics actually were in the '90s.

Arista

"We Like To Party" – Vengaboys

"We Like To Party" – Vengaboys

"WE LIKE TO PARTY! WE LIKE, WE LIKE TO PARTY!" – I defiantly bellowed as an eight-year-old.

Groovilicious/S.R.

"You Get What You Give" – The New Radicals

"You Get What You Give" – The New Radicals

It may have been a one-hit wonder for the band, but what an absolute banger.

MCA Records

"Frozen" – Madonna

"Frozen" – Madonna

This is Madonna at her best. No disagreements allowed.

Electronica

"I Want You Back" – NSYNC

"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.

RCA

"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup Of Life)" – Ricky Martin

"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup Of Life)" – Ricky Martin

Who could ever forget this FIFA world cup anthem?

Columbia

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