The year 1999 was a memorable one for the music charts in the United States. Therefore, we have put together this overview, playlist, and music videos for you with the 100 best songs of 1999.
USA music charts in 1999
The year 1999 was a remarkable one for the music industry in the USA. The Billboard Hot 100 chart, which tracks the most popular songs of the week, saw a variety of genres and artists competing for the top spot.
Some of the most memorable hits of that year include “Believe” by Cher, “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, and “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears.
The latter song also marked the debut of one of the most influential pop stars of the 21st century.
The music scene was also enriched by the emergence of new genres such as teen pop, Latin pop, and nu-metal, as well as the resurgence of rap and R&B.
The year 1999 also witnessed some of the biggest music events of the decade, such as Woodstock ’99, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards.
Overall, 1999 was a year that showcased the diversity and creativity of the American music industry.
Top 10 Songs of 1999
- Believe – Cher
- No Scrubs – TLC
- Angel Of Mine – Monica
- Heartbreak Hotel – Whitney Houston
- …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
- Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
- Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
- Every Morning – Sugar Ray
- Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here – Deborah Cox
- Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
About the Playlist
Let us highlight some of the most remarkable and popular songs of the year 1999 for you.
“…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears (#5)
Britney Spears is a pop singer who rose to fame in the late 1990s with her debut album, “…Baby One More Time“.
The album was released in 1999 and sold over 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The title track, “…Baby One More Time”, was a smash hit that topped the charts in many countries and became an iconic pop anthem.
The song’s lyrics are about a girl who regrets breaking up with her boyfriend and wants him to give her another chance.
The song’s music video, directed by Nigel Dick, features Spears as a schoolgirl who dances and sings in various locations, such as a classroom, a gymnasium, and a hallway.
The video was highly influential and sparked a trend of teen pop singers wearing school uniforms.
“No Scrubs” by TLC (#2)
No Scrubs is a song by the American girl group TLC, released in 1999 as the lead single from their third studio album, FanMail.
The song is about rejecting men who do not have their own car, money, or job, and who try to flirt with women by hanging out on the passenger side of their friend’s car.
“I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys (#15)
I Want It That Way is a pop song by the American boy band Backstreet Boys. It was released on April 12, 1999, as the first single from their third album, Millennium.
The song is about a romantic relationship that is troubled by distance or misunderstanding.
It was a huge commercial success, reaching the top spot in more than 25 countries. It was also nominated for three Grammy Awards and is considered one of the best pop songs of all time.
“Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin (#10)
Livin’ La Vida Loca is a song by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, released in 1999 as the first single from his fifth studio album and English-language debut, Ricky Martin.
It is a Latin pop and dance song with influences of salsa, surf as well as ska, which is about an irresistible, particularly sinister, wild woman who lives on the edge and seduces others into her crazy world.
The song was a huge success, reaching the number-one position in more than 20 countries. It is considered Martin’s biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles of all time.
“Believe” by Cher (#1)
And now the absolute number one of the year 1999. “Believe”!
Believe is a song by Cher from her 22nd studio album, also called Believe. As lead singles, the song was released in 1998. It eventually became a worldwide hit in 1999.
The song is known for its use of Auto-Tune to create a distorted vocal effect, which is sometimes called the “Cher effect”.
The song’s lyrics are about finding strength and confidence after a breakup.
Believe won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
List of Songs About One-Night Stands
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||Believe - Cher|
|2||No Scrubs - TLC|
|3||Angel Of Mine - Monica|
|4||Heartbreak Hotel - Whitney Houston|
|5||…Baby One More Time - Britney Spears|
|6||Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer|
|7||Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera|
|8||Every Morning - Sugar Ray|
|9||Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here - Deborah Cox|
|10||Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin|
|11||Where My Girls At? - 702|
|12||If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez|
|13||Slide - Goo Goo Dolls|
|14||Have You Ever? - Brandy|
|15||I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys|
|16||I’m Your Angel - R. Kelly and Celine Dion|
|17||All Star - Smash Mouth|
|18||Angel - Sarah McLachlan|
|19||Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas|
|20||Unpretty - TLC|
|21||Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny’s Child|
|22||Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry|
|23||Last Kiss - Pearl Jam|
|24||Fortunate - Maxwell|
|25||All I Have To Give - Backstreet Boys|
|26||Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias|
|27||What’s It Gonna Be?! - Busta Rhymes ft. Janet|
|28||What It’s Like - Everlast|
|29||Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz|
|30||Someday - Sugar Ray|
|31||Lately - Divine|
|32||That Don’t Impress Me Much - Shania Twain|
|33||Wild Wild West - Will Smith ft. Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee|
|34||Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|35||Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey ft. Jay-Z|
|36||I Still Believe - Mariah Carey|
|37||The Hardest Thing - 98 Degrees|
|38||Summer Girls - LFO|
|39||Can I Get A… - Jay-Z ft. Amil (Of Major Coinz) and Ja|
|40||Jumper - Third Eye Blind|
|41||Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill|
|42||Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) - Lou Bega|
|43||Sweet Lady - Tyrese|
|44||It’s Not Right But It’s Okay - Whitney Houston|
|45||(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You - ‘N Sync|
|46||Lullaby - Shawn Mullins|
|47||Anywhere - 112 ft. Lil’Z|
|48||Tell Me It’s Real - K-Ci and JoJo|
|49||Back 2 Good - Matchbox 20|
|50||808 - Blaque|
|51||She’s So High - Tal Bachman|
|52||She’s All I Ever Had - Ricky Martin|
|53||Miami - Will Smith|
|54||Hands - Jewel|
|55||Who Dat - JT Money ft. Sole|
|56||Please Remember Me - Tim McGraw|
|57||From This Moment On - Shania Twain|
|58||Love Like This - Faith Evans|
|59||You - Jesse Powell|
|60||Trippin’ - Total ft. Missy Elliott|
|61||If You (Lovin’ Me) - Silk|
|62||Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill|
|63||Give It To You - Jordan Knight|
|64||Black Balloon - Goo Goo Dolls|
|65||Spend My Life With You - Eric Benet ft. Tamia|
|66||These Are The Times - Dru Hill|
|67||I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Mark Chesnutt|
|68||I Do (Cherish You) - 98 Degrees|
|69||Because Of You - 98 Degrees|
|70||I Will Remember You (Live) - Sarah McLachlan|
|71||Chante’s Got A Man - Chante Moore|
|72||Happily Ever After - Case|
|73||My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston|
|74||All Night Long - Faith Evans ft. Puff Daddy|
|75||Back That Thang Up - Juvenile ft. Mannie Fresh and Lil’ Wayne|
|76||Almost Doesn’t Count - Brandy|
|77||Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain|
|78||Steal My Sunshine - Len|
|79||I Need To Know - Marc Anthony|
|80||So Anxious - Ginuwine|
|81||Faded Pictures - Case and Joe|
|82||Back At One - Brian McKnight|
|83||When A Woman’s Fed Up - R. Kelly|
|84||How Forever Feels - Kenny Chesney|
|85||Amazed - Lonestar|
|86||Sometimes - Britney Spears|
|87||Ghetto Cowboy - Mo Thugs Family ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony|
|88||Out Of My Head - Fastball|
|89||Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) - Jay-Z|
|90||Jamboree - Naughty By Nature ft. Zhane|
|91||Take Me There - BLACKstreet and Mya ft. Mase and Blinky Blink|
|92||Stay The Same - Joey McIntyre|
|93||Lesson In Leavin’ - Jo Dee Messina|
|94||Iris - Goo Goo Dolls|
|95||Satisfy You - Puff Daddy ft. R. Kelly|
|96||Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out) - Citizen King|
|97||Music Of My Heart - N Sync and Gloria Estefan|
|98||Write This Down - George Strait|
|99||When You Believe - Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey|
|100||God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You - Alabama ft. ‘N Sync|
The music charts of 1999 in the US reflected a diverse and dynamic musical landscape, with genres such as pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, country, and Latin competing for the top spots.
Some of the most successful artists of the year were Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, TLC, Ricky Martin, Cher, and Santana.
The year also marked the emergence of new trends and styles, such as teen pop, nu-metal, and Latin pop crossover.
In conclusion, the music charts of 1999 in the US captured the spirit and mood of a changing society at the dawn of a new millennium.