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1998's Most Popular Song Hits
1. Buy It! I Don't Want To Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
"I don't wanna close my eyes
I don't wanna fall asleep
'Cause I'd miss you, babe
And I don't wanna miss a thing"
2. Buy It! Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
"Am I original?
Am I the only one?
Am I sexual?
Am I everything you need?
You better rock your body now"
3. Buy It! Jump Jive An' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
"A woman is a woman and a man ain't nothin' but a male
One good thing about him
He knows how to jive and wail"
4. Buy It! I Want You Back - N*Sync
"You're all I ever wanted
You're all I ever needed (yeah)
So tell me what to do now when I want you back"
5. Buy It! The Cup of Life - Ricky Martin
"Life is Sheer passion
You have to fill The cup with love
In order to live You have to fight
A heart to win"
6. Buy It! My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
"Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on"
7. Buy It! Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time"
8. Buy It! From This Moment On - Shania Twain
"From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on"
9. Buy It! Too Close - Next
"Ooh, how I like it
I try but I can't fight it
Oh, your dancing real close
Plus real real slow"
10. Buy It! Suavemente - Elvis Crespo
"Suavemente, besame
que quiero sentir tus labios
besandome otra vez "
11. Buy It!

Nice & Slow - Usher
"See I've been waiting for this for so long
We'll be makin' love until the sun comes up
I just wanna take it nice and slow"

12. Buy It! Tearin' Up My Heart - *NSYNC
"It's tearin' up my heart when I'm with you
And when we are apart I feel it too
And no matter what I do I feel the pain
With or without you"
13. Buy It! Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
"I want to stand with you on a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me"
14. Buy It! The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
"I think it's time we got this straight,
Let's sit and talk face to face.
There is no way you could mistake him for your man,
Are you insane?"
15. Buy It! Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) - Pras Michel
"Ghetto superstar, that is what you are
Comin' from afar, reachin' for the stars
Run away with me, to another place
We can rely on each other, uh-huh
From one corner to another, uh-huh"
16. Buy It! Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
"Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic"
17. Buy It! Stay (Wasting Time) - Dave Matthews Band
"Wasting time
Let the hours roll by
Doing nothing for the fun
Little taste of the good life
Whether right or wrong
Makes us want to stay, stay, stay"
18. Buy It! Are You That Somebody? - Aaliyah
"Sometimes I'm goody-goody
Right now I'm naughty-naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me I somebody?"
19. Buy It! All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo
"All my life I pray for someone like you
I thank God that I, that I finally found you
All my life I pray for someone like you
I hope that you feel the same way too
Yes, I pray that you do, love me too"
20. Buy It! I'll Be - Edwin McCain
"I'll Be your cryin' shoulder
I'll Be love suicide
I'll Be better when I'm older
I'll Be the greatest fan of your life"
21. Buy It! Just The Two of Us - Will Smith
"Now dad this is a very sensitive subject
From the first time the doctor placed you in my arms
I knew I'd meet death before I'd let you meet harm"
22. Buy It! Closing Time - Semisonic
"Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time - this room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters come.
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits
I hope you have found a Friend"
23. Buy It! Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
"Na na na na na na na nana, Na na na na nana
Gettin jiggy wit it
Na na na na na na na nana, Na na na na nana
Gettin jiggy wit it
Na na na na na na na nana, Na na na na nana
Gettin jiggy wit it"
24. Buy It! Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
"A whipped up jitterbuggin' brown eyed man
A stray cat frontin' up an eight-piece band
Cut me Sammy and you'll understand - In my veins hot music ran"
25. Buy It! Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
"Well I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too"
26. Buy It! As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
27. Buy It! This Is How We Party - S.O.A.P.
28. Buy It! Because Of You - 98 Degrees (98°)
29. Buy It! Cruel Summer - Ace of Base
30. Buy It! Been Around The World - Puff Daddy
31. Buy It! Love Me - 112
32. Buy It! Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
33. Buy It! I'm Your Angel - R Kelly & Celine Dion
34. Buy It! You're Still The One - Shania Twain
35. Buy It! This Kiss - Faith Hill
36. Buy It! It's All About The Benjamins - Puff Daddy
37. Buy It! My All - Mariah Carey
38. Buy It! A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
39. Buy It! No, No, No part 2 - Destiny's Child
40. Buy It! Walking On The Sun - Smash Mouth
41. Buy It! Roxanne '97 - Puff Daddy Remix with The Police
42. Buy It! Lollipop (Candyman) - Aqua
43. Buy It! Doin' Time - Sublime
44. Buy It! One More Night - Amber
45. Buy It! My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow
46. Buy It! Stop - Spice Girls
47. Buy It! Thank U - Alanis Morissette
48. Buy It! Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
49. Buy It! I Don't Want To Wait - Paula Cole
50. Buy It! 3 AM - Matchbox 20
51. Buy It! Goodbye - Spice Girls
52. Buy It! My Way - Usher
53. Buy It! Kiss The Rain - Billie Myers
54. Buy It! Been Around the World - Puff Daddy
55. Buy It! Pink - Aerosmith
56. Buy It! One Week - Barenaked Ladies
57. Buy It! Luv Me, Luv Me - Shaggy & Janet Jackson
58. Buy It! Real World - Matchbox 20
59. Buy It! Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
60. Buy It! The Way - Fastball
61. Buy It! Sweetest Thing - U2
62. Buy It! I'll Never Break Your Heart - Backstreet Boys
63. Buy It! Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauren Hill
64. Buy It! The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim
65. Buy It! Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
66. Buy It! Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
67. Buy It! Ooh La La - Rod Stewart
68. Buy It! Ray of Light - Madonna
69. Buy It! Can't Get Enough Of You Baby - Smash Mouth
70. Buy It! Adia - Sarah McLachlen
71. Buy It! Never Ever - All Saints
72. Buy It! Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
73. Buy It! Brick - Ben Folds Five
74. Buy It! Crush - Jennifer Paige
75. Buy It! Love Like This - Faith Evans
76. Buy It! Turn Back Time - Aqua
77. Buy It! It's All About Me - Mya
78. Buy It! Heroes - The Wallflowers
79. Buy It! Going back To Cali - The Notorious B.I.G.
80. Buy It! Shimmer - Fuel
81. Buy It! Lookin' At Me - Mase
82. Buy It! Hey Now Now - Swirl 360
83. Buy It! 32 Flavors - Alana Davis
84. Buy It! Celebrity Skin - Hole
85. Buy It! Woof Woof - The 69 Boyz
86. Buy It! Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
87. Buy It! Looking Thrugh Your Eyes - LeAnn Rimes
88. Buy It! Your Life Is Now - John Melloncamp
89. Buy It! Raise The Roof - Luke
90. Buy It! The First Night - Monica
91. Buy It! Only If... - Enya
92. Buy It! Victory - Puff Daddy
93. Buy It! Still A G Thang - Snoop Dogg
94. Buy It! The Gift - Collin Raye
95. Buy It! Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls - Book of Love
96. Buy It! Daydreamin' - Tatyana Ali
97. Buy It! Uninvited - Alanis Morissette
98. Buy It! Chickenhead - Wyclef Jean
99. Buy It! Smack My B*tch Up - Prodigy
100. Buy It! I Will Buy You A New Life - Everclear
Not On The List...
(The Groove-Yard of forgotten hits)

What can we say? They all made the it to Billboard's Top Ten in 1998, but nobody (or very few people) ask to hear them any more. You can change that! Vote, suggest or complain about your favorite song from 1998 not being included on the PCM List!

Billboard Peak # 1. Together Again - Janet Jackson
Billboard Peak # 1. Lately - Devine
Billboard Peak # 2. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here - Deborah Cox
Billboard Peak # 2. Let's Ride - Montell Jordan
Billboard Peak # 2. Frozen - Madonna
Billboard Peak # 3. How Deep Is Your Love - Dru Hill
Billboard Peak # 3. I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson
Billboard Peak # 4. Come With Me - Puff Daddy
Billboard Peak # 5. Make It Hot - Nicole
Billboard Peak # 5. Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo - Public Announcement
Billboard Peak # 6. I Don't Ever Want To See You Again - Uncle Sam
Billboard Peak # 6. Romeo and Juliet - Sylk-E. Frye
Billboard Peak # 6. What You Want - Mase
Billboard Peak # 6. Time After Time - Inoj
Billboard Peak # 6. Swing My Way - K.P. & Envyi
Billboard Peak # 7. Love Like This - Faith Evans
Billboard Peak # 7. The Arms of the One Who Loves You - Xscape
Billboard Peak # 7. Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
Billboard Peak # 7. They Don't Know - Jon B
Billboard Peak # 9. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) - Lorf Tariq & Peter Gunz
Billboard Peak # 9. Dangerous - Busta Rhymes
Billboard Peak # 9. My Little Secret - Xscape
Billboard Peak # 9. How's It Going To Be - Third Eye Blind
Billboard Peak # 9. Touch It - Monifah
Billboard Peak # 9. Too Much - Spice Girls
Billboard Peak # 10. Say It - Voices of Theory
Billboard Peak # 10. Turn It Up(Remix)/Fire It Up - Busta Rhymes

When it comes to "Billboard Top Ten" but not PCM's Top 100, the all-time winner just may be Miss Janet Jackson. Why? Her voice is pleasant enough. Michael's younger sister has been described as having 'the perfect background voice.' When she's hot, she's super hot. The rest of the time, according to our suggestion/vote/complaint dept, she's 'not.'
Submit your complaints here: PCM Complaint Dept.

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