I was only 12 years old in 1998, but a lot has happened in the two decades since. Think about it – the quickest access to new music was still radio, we wanted to take y’all through some of the hot tracks that were pumping out of our stereo two decades ago. Brace yourself – this list is about to make you feel old AF. So bust out your Airwalks and ... Jnco's (LOL), you're in for a treat.
“...Baby One More Time” – Britney Spears
Oh Britney, what happened girl? Almost instantaneously crowning herself the princess of pop with the release of “...Baby One More Time,” a track almost anyone could recognize within the first two seconds, Britney Spears would go on to become an icon in the pop world, but not without some very public controversy. 2007 was a difficult year for everybody, amiright?
- Facebook, Brandy
“The Boy is Mine” – Brandy + Monica
Fun fact: BET did a sort of VH-1: Behind The Music bio on Brandy a few years back. Of course it mentioned her collaboration with Monica, one of the dopest R&B duets of all time, but they conveniently forgot to mention that she killed someone with her car. Maybe they were trying to rebrand her image? Who knows, regardless, the track is a bop.