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post Aug 13 2019, 03:17 AM
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The suspense for this section xx

I'm not really familiar with the original of 'The Boy Is Mine' but I have a feeling I'd struggle to get into it due to knowing the 99 Souls version better already, the rest of those are all great though ofc, especially 'Brimful Of Asha' heart.gif
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post Aug 13 2019, 06:09 AM
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Ah, "The Boy Is Mine" and "It's Like That", 2 of the best songs of the year 1998!
I think "The Boy Is Mine" is much better than "The Girl Is Mine" in my opinion and I like that 99 Souls gave this song a revival in 2015!
Can't wait for the top 5!
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post Aug 13 2019, 03:00 PM
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QUOTE(jakewild @ Aug 13 2019, 12:00 AM) *
i stan 'stop' but i will always have a grievance towards it cos it ruined their #1 streak! sad.gif

It is pretty frustrating </3 although 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)' did even more damage by ruining the top 10 streak drama.gif

QUOTE(jakewild @ Aug 13 2019, 12:06 AM) *
also i never realised the boy is mine was so big?? i've like heard it enough in my life to recognise but only rly reconnected with it since the girl is mine..

also i do remember bey and brandy approved the release of the song and brandy agreed to rerecord her part, yer monica wouldn't.... who she think she is ?

Yep, although it was more of a monster hit in the US really. Still an impressive run here though! I'm glad that the 99 Souls song made you revisit it heart.gif and omg I didn't know about that Monica anecdote ohmy.gif wharra cow xx

QUOTE(Bré @ Aug 13 2019, 04:17 AM) *
The suspense for this section xx

I'm not really familiar with the original of 'The Boy Is Mine' but I have a feeling I'd struggle to get into it due to knowing the 99 Souls version better already, the rest of those are all great though ofc, especially 'Brimful Of Asha' heart.gif

I know right, says it all that I mentioned seeing the Spice Girls "in two months" in the previous section and it's been 2 months SINCE I've seen them now mellow.gif oh wow at the original 'The Boy Is Mine' passing you by so much (then again, it was the same for me until Glee came along), would indeed sound a bit weird to hear the original in all its R&B glory after being used to a dance version mashed-up with another song! (The Brade 4Music memories of that version though *.*) Glad you approve of so much of this section anyway heart.gif 'Brimful Of Asha' is an absolute tune of life!

QUOTE(sergejdordij98 @ Aug 13 2019, 07:09 AM) *
Ah, "The Boy Is Mine" and "It's Like That", 2 of the best songs of the year 1998!
I think "The Boy Is Mine" is much better than "The Girl Is Mine" in my opinion and I like that 99 Souls gave this song a revival in 2015!
Can't wait for the top 5!

Pleased to hear that you think so highly of both of those too, Serge! I prefer the original 'The Boy Is Mine' too, but the 99 Souls version is still fun, they definitely didn't ruin it or anything like most dance remakes nowadays. Quite an inspired mash-up actually! Yay, will try and not keep you guys waiting too much longer for that kink.gif
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post Aug 14 2019, 09:58 AM
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Sincere, Straight From The Heart, Needin' U, Brimful Of Asha and It's Like That. Really good songs.
I remember hearing Stop in an episode of Miranda.
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Needin' U deserved a bit more chart recognition, I love a good piano riff in a house track.
I must say I prefer the 99 Souls reworking a lot but the original is one of the best of the 90s RnB trend.
Mysterious Times isn't up with my absolute faves of Sash but still rather good.
I wish we had more hip-hop/house crossovers these days, It's Like That does both very well and it having been such a massive #1 is pleasing.
Brimful of Asha is a big tune too, one of the best Fatboy Slim was involved with.

My other faves of your top 20 so far would have to be Let Me Entertain You, Sincere, Save Tonight.
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post Aug 25 2019, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE(Peral-Turret32 @ Aug 14 2019, 10:58 AM) *
Sincere, Straight From The Heart, Needin' U, Brimful Of Asha and It's Like That. Really good songs.
I remember hearing Stop in an episode of Miranda.

Ooh I'm glad that you have picked out a good handful of highlights *.* Miranda was iconic!

QUOTE(danG @ Aug 14 2019, 12:21 PM) *
Needin' U deserved a bit more chart recognition, I love a good piano riff in a house track.
I must say I prefer the 99 Souls reworking a lot but the original is one of the best of the 90s RnB trend.
Mysterious Times isn't up with my absolute faves of Sash but still rather good.
I wish we had more hip-hop/house crossovers these days, It's Like That does both very well and it having been such a massive #1 is pleasing.
Brimful of Asha is a big tune too, one of the best Fatboy Slim was involved with.

My other faves of your top 20 so far would have to be Let Me Entertain You, Sincere, Save Tonight.

Yeah 'Needin U' deserved to be a big top 5 smash with a lot of longevity in that area! I totally agree with you about piano house, how glorious heart.gif
Ahh okay, interesting that you and Bray both have that opinion! But you are into your dance quite a lot so I'm not too surprised laugh.gif glad you like the original too.
I suppose Sash! does have a lot of good songs so I'll accept it not being an absolute fave x
Me too!! Such a genius meeting of worlds. That to come back into fashion in the 2020s please kink.gif it's indeed great how much 'It's Like That' caught on *.*
Yassss Norman's remix was simply genius *.*

Thanks everyone for the comments on the previous section!! Going to get the top 5 done tonight ohmy.gif god bless the bank holiday.
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05. Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds - Three Lions '98
(chart-run: 1-1-1-4-18-32-28-30-37-55-55-59-72)

04. Massive Attack - Teardrop
(chart-run: 10-24-35-37-59-74)

03. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
(chart-run: 2-2-4-8-9-12-13-19-23-20-21-23-30-35-38-45-63-68-62-51-51-50-63)

02. Madonna - Frozen
(chart-run: 1-3-5-6-13-13-18-22-34-44-60-64-68)

01. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
(chart-run: 1-1-3-8-8-14-21-28-38-47-50-53-61)



We're at the final hurdle of 1998 now... 6 months later... but we got there and that's all that matters! Kicking off this section is football anthem 'Three Lions '98'. There's nothing wrong with the original but I have always preferred this version. Not just because Robbie's in the video! I know the British have self-deprecating humour, very evident in the original with "30 years of hurt" and similar negative lines, but I like that the lyrics are uplifting in this version and the vocals pack more of a punch. It makes me feel far more pumped when it does come to events like the Euros and World Cup. Speaking of which... last year is certainly the year when I was most invested in the World Cup. I watched every England match, rooting for us and not quite believing what was happening, then I ended up watching every single match for each nation. It was one bit of escapism that kept me going during the tough months of post-Uni / pre-full-time work life. Coupled with a heatwave. Good times. "It's coming home" was THE ultimate meme of that World Cup, more than ever before, I couldn't go a single day without hearing it for a while. I was living for it. What a line! There's something so spectacular about Three Lions '98 opening with the crowd chanting "it's coming home!", it just instantly makes me feel warm and united. Then the song continues to do that for the whole duration. Especially during the chorus with the repetition of that glorious euphoric line and the production suddenly ramping up! The song was the unofficial football anthem of 1998 but eclipsed the success of the real one - '(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?' by England United. I can totally see why! The original went to #1 in 1996, this version also got there in 1998 and we catapulted 'Three Lions' back to where it belonged again, at the top of the chart, last summer in amongst all the madness. It was a time to be proud of the country (a rare feeling these days tbh) and this song will always remind me of that time. So, while I've been a fan of 'Three Lions '98' for years and years, it's risen in my affections even more thanks to the great memories of 2018. So, what is the most important change to have occurred in these past 20 years? Well, this song references Gareth Southgate missing a penalty against Germany. But, by the time this song returned to #1 last year, Gareth Southgate had aided us to the semi-finals and helped the sales of waistcoats. A turnaround if ever I've seen one! The next song triggers me slightly as Massive Attack's 20th anniversary 'Mezzanine' vinyl has been delayed more times than 'Three Lions' became a chart topper!! But 'Teardrop' is just so good that I'll let that slide. For now. I discovered this song in such a weird way, we were made to watch the music video in a Humanities lesson about abortion! The music video depicts a plastic foetus singing inside a womb, so yeah. I've always found the video to be a bit creepy tbh. But the song itself is gorgeous. From the drum pattern emulating a heartbeat to Elizabeth Fraser's chilling vocals. Fun fact, Madonna was originally in talks to be the vocalist for this song! Which makes total sense while she was in 'Ray Of Light' mode, which features trip-hop songs itself. But, two of the band members wanted Fraser instead as they felt that her voice was more melancholic. So Madonna was outvoted and disappointed! Poor hen. But I'm glad we did get Elizabeth in the end as she does the song so much justice. She also wrote the lyrics and said the death of her friend Jeff Buckley was part of the inspiration behind the stunning words. 'Teadrop' is Massive Attack's only top 10 hit in the UK. It would later be covered by The Collective but this version failed to replicate the success of the original. For me this is Massive Attack's best song (although Paradise Circus is up there too) as it makes me feel so soothed. What a gem. Next, we have a song that has finally been uploaded to streaming platforms!! This is the wondrous 'Music Sounds Better With You' by French house band Stardust. This was the only single released by Stardust, although member Thomas Bangalter is also part of the group Daft Punk. There's something so simple but effective about this song. The romantic, hopeful, loopy lyrics have a magical irresistible quality to them. Plus the house grooves are on fire. So up my street it hurts! I'm immensely happy that the official video was finally uploaded to YouTube a couple of months ago too as it's also a draw. Mainly because I'm a well documented chart geek and it features a fictional chart, where Stardust continue to rise each time. Plus the boy creating the plane as escapism, then losing it, only to be given it back by Stardust was a cute plot. If only the song had reached #1 here like it did in the fictional chart from the music video.

Now, just missing out on the top spot is the masterpiece known as 'Frozen' by Madonna, taken from her best ever album 'Ray Of Light'. I recently delved into her entire discography so I can definitely confirm that it's my favourite record of hers. Mixing Madonna and William Orbit together was such a genius move. Orbit is one of my favourite producers due to his timeless ambient sound. Madonna now had 'Evita' vocal training in the bag and could really sell this chilling song with her voice. The semantics of the song are nothing complex, as the title suggests it's about a cold person. These lyrics, coupled with icy chilled beats, haunting strings and Madonna acting as a witchy character in the video (who is a shapeshifter! how cool) all come together so perfectly. This was something so different in her career but Madge has never been afraid to take risks. In fact, her inspiration for the video was watching the one for 'Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin!! This was a different direction that paid off at the time and will forever, as the song feels so timeless. This was a #1 hit here in the UK, so I'm pleased that the British public got it so right with this one. What a song, what an era. Okay, so finally, time for my #1 of 1998! Spice Girls narrowly missed out to Dario G in 1997 but this time it's all theirs. Especially as 'Viva Forever' is my locked in 3rd favourite song of all-time (we'll get to the top two in the noughties...) - this song is a huge deal to me! I was introduced to it through my dad who always had a soft spot for the moving ballad, to the point where it made him cry occasionally! Lo and behold, I would follow in his footsteps and also end up loving it. I was a huge Spice Girls fan and loved them for their larger than life personalities and eccentric pop songs. But in amongst all of that, there was this one gem in there that was different to so much of their output. In the best kind of way! Here we have a latin flavoured ballad (it had my heart from the word go due to my Spanish roots really) that feels so sincere in its emotion. I'm genuinely moved by every word. It helps that they deliver the lyrics with such beauty. From Emma's gentle vocals on the chorus to Mel B's haunting deep outro. Throw the strings in there too and I'm just overwhelmed by everything!! It's a tale of life, love, goodbyes... so much packed into one song. 'Viva Forever' has my heart and this was solidified forever after seeing them live at Wembley Stadium back in June. Seeing them perform it live all those years after it was released was even more of a goosebumps moment than I was hoping for <3 I must admit that I'm less keen on the stop-motion animation video as it's always been a tad creepy! But props to the effort as it took longer to make than Spiceworld The Movie. Lmao. But yeah, as for the song, it's hard to sum up how much I love it, especially at almost 1am, but it gives me chills every single time and I think that does the talking. It's so special. Thankfully the UK took it under their wing, as they did with every Spice release. My brother gets the honour of it being his birthday #1! Lucky thing. The song was barely promoted but Geri had left the group by the time the song was finally released, so it was riding off the hype of that a bit. The sad thing is that Geri was apparently the one who contributed the most to the writing. So it was the best feeling to see her reunited with the girls 20 years later, performing this live, after not being around for its original release. A stunner.
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recap ~ full 1998 top 40:

01. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
02. Madonna - Frozen
03. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
04. Massive Attack - Teardrop
05. Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds - Three Lions '98
06. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
07. Run-DMC vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That
08. Sash! - Mysterious Times (feat. Tina Cousins)
09. Brandy And Monica - The Boy Is Mine
10. David Morales Presents The Face - Needin' U

11. MJ Cole - Sincere
12. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
13. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
14. Doolally - Straight From The Heart
15. Spice Girls - Stop
16. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
17. The All Seeing I - Beat Goes On
18. Ace Of Base - Life Is A Flower
19. Lovestation - Teardrops
20. Bryan Adams - When You're Gone (feat. Melanie C)

21. Massive Attack - Angel
22. Madonna - Drowned World/Substitute For Love
23. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
24. The Tamperer Featuring Maya - Feel It
25. Madonna - Ray Of Light
26. Robbie Williams - Millennium
27. Cher - Believe
28. Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground
29. Faithless - God Is A DJ
30. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

31. Chef - Chocolate Salty Balls
32. Robbie Williams - No Regrets
33. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
34. Apollo 440 - Lost In Space (Theme)
35. Sham Rock - Tell Me Ma
36. Faith Evans - Love Like This
37. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
38. Aqua - Turn Back Time
39. The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
40. Lucid - I Can't Help Myself

Thank you so much everyone for your patience, I shall aim to not quite take 6 months + 4 days to complete 1999 drama.gif I'm excited to dive into that year next as it was a cracking year for chart music wub.gif I've continued to update my playlist of all these song so far, so here it is with 1997 + 1998 at the moment:

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1998 faves!

01. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
02. Madonna - Frozen This is one of those songs I wish I was old enough to appreciate its amazing chart debut at the time. The public showed outstanding taste that week wub.gif
06. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
09. Brandy And Monica - The Boy Is Mine
11. MJ Cole - Sincere Oh wow, when I listened to 'Waking Up' I had no idea MJ Cole had already been around for two decades ohmy.gif
12. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
13. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
16. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
22. Madonna - Drowned World/Substitute For Love
23. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
24. The Tamperer Featuring Maya - Feel It
25. Madonna - Ray Of Light
26. Robbie Williams - Millennium This was my first discovery of Robbie due to the song being on Now 2. It remains one of my faves from him <3
27. Cher - Believe
30. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing My absolute favorite song for most of my childhood wub.gif Probably not the most definitive Aerosmith song since it's so pop, but still a classique, such is the power of Diane Warren. I'll never get over her knack for writing so many successful ballads. That said, I've yet to see the movie this is from!
33. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
37. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank

Especially looking forward to '99 after hearing a few of the classic charts on Mixcloud!
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post Aug 26 2019, 05:21 AM
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Of course, the Spice Girls would be #1!
I also like "Frozen" and that Massive Attack track from it!
Great list all around!
Can't wait to party like it's 1999 (Do you get the reference?)!
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What a brilliant top five for 1998!

Three Lions is a really well made anthem to get the country united behind our national football team and we saw the impact that had again in last year’s World Cup! The lyrics do indeed capture the nation’s humour too, it’s 53 years of hurt (and obviously that will increase by default because there’s no tournament this year) now!

Teardrop is great too, will forever be my second favourite Massive Attack song though behind the incredible Unfinished Sympathy. I remember the cover of Teardrop for Children in Need too, had a decent group of stars on it but it definitely wasn’t as good as the original.

Music Sounds Better With You is probably the only one of the five I don’t love, mainly because I’ve heard it so much over the years I’ve started to tire of it. Unlucky it didn’t get to number one though, denied by Boyzone’s No Matter What both weeks! (Although I have seen the latter performed live laugh.gif so there’s that)

Frozen is probably my favourite Madonna song actually, the production is amazing and her vocals suit it very well!

And what a fantastic choice of number one for 1998, Viva Forever is my favourite Spice Girls song and seeing it live earlier this year really was a moment to remember! wub.gif
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QUOTE(Riser @ Aug 26 2019, 05:04 AM) *
1998 faves!

01. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
02. Madonna - Frozen This is one of those songs I wish I was old enough to appreciate its amazing chart debut at the time. The public showed outstanding taste that week wub.gif
06. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)
09. Brandy And Monica - The Boy Is Mine
11. MJ Cole - Sincere Oh wow, when I listened to 'Waking Up' I had no idea MJ Cole had already been around for two decades ohmy.gif
12. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
13. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
16. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
22. Madonna - Drowned World/Substitute For Love
23. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
24. The Tamperer Featuring Maya - Feel It
25. Madonna - Ray Of Light
26. Robbie Williams - Millennium This was my first discovery of Robbie due to the song being on Now 2. It remains one of my faves from him <3
27. Cher - Believe
30. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing My absolute favorite song for most of my childhood wub.gif Probably not the most definitive Aerosmith song since it's so pop, but still a classique, such is the power of Diane Warren. I'll never get over her knack for writing so many successful ballads. That said, I've yet to see the movie this is from!
33. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
37. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank

Especially looking forward to '99 after hearing a few of the classic charts on Mixcloud!

Hey there Jordan hi.gif heart.gif

- Aw I get you, I wish I had been older than 1 (!) when 'Frozen' was out at the time laugh.gif Indeed they did wub.gif
- Oh yes MJ Cole has very much been a thing for a while! I was so surprised by the sound of 'Waking Up' because I was used to his garage hits. Would recommend both 'Sincere' and his 2000 hit 'Crazy Love' as they're both fab.
- Ooh that's a fabulous way to have discovered Robbie *.* I'm trying to think what my first Robbie song would've been and it must've been 'Angels' as it's such a big favourite for my parents. I'm glad that it's a favourite of his for you too!
- Oh wow, your absolute childhood fave, that's a big deal ohmy.gif I think my favourite song growing up was probably something like 'Sk8er Boi' laugh.gif wub.gif Yeah Dianne Warren really has the knack for crafting high quality ballads a lot of the time. I've never seen Armageddon either haha.

Yay 1999 is going to be such an exciting one dance.gif Mixcloud is a godsend wub.gif

Thank you for commenting <3

QUOTE(sergejdordij98 @ Aug 26 2019, 06:21 AM) *
Of course, the Spice Girls would be #1!
I also like "Frozen" and that Massive Attack track from it!
Great list all around!
Can't wait to party like it's 1999 (Do you get the reference?)!

Hey there Serge hi.gif heart.gif

- Haha I'm just that predictable aren't I blush.gif the rest of the top 5 were worthy competitors but it couldn't be anything else but 'Viva Forever' <3
- Ooh yay, up with those ambient tunes *.*
- Yay thank you! Same, bring on 1999 soon, I definitely get the reference too!

Thank you for commenting <3

QUOTE(coi @ Aug 26 2019, 08:49 AM) *
What a brilliant top five for 1998!

Three Lions is a really well made anthem to get the country united behind our national football team and we saw the impact that had again in last year’s World Cup! The lyrics do indeed capture the nation’s humour too, it’s 53 years of hurt (and obviously that will increase by default because there’s no tournament this year) now!

Teardrop is great too, will forever be my second favourite Massive Attack song though behind the incredible Unfinished Sympathy. I remember the cover of Teardrop for Children in Need too, had a decent group of stars on it but it definitely wasn’t as good as the original.

Music Sounds Better With You is probably the only one of the five I don’t love, mainly because I’ve heard it so much over the years I’ve started to tire of it. Unlucky it didn’t get to number one though, denied by Boyzone’s No Matter What both weeks! (Although I have seen the latter performed live laugh.gif so there’s that)

Frozen is probably my favourite Madonna song actually, the production is amazing and her vocals suit it very well!

And what a fantastic choice of number one for 1998, Viva Forever is my favourite Spice Girls song and seeing it live earlier this year really was a moment to remember! wub.gif

Hey there coi hi.gif heart.gif

- Why thank you! I found this year particularly hard to order on the whole but I'm sure that top 5 is nailed on forever now.
- Yeah, there are many football anthems out there but nothing gets me/the nation pumped quite as much as 'Three Lions' *.* I love how much of a thing it was last summer. Haha yes, good old British humour. Blimey!! I do hope we can stop the years of hurt during my lifetime laugh.gif
- Ooh 'Unfinished Sympathy' is a great pick for your favourite Massive Attack song, what a classic. I'm always shocked when I remember how old that is! Very ahead of its time. Lool that cover, I remember really liking it at the time but I re-listened to it recently and it sounded pretty naff oops. It was impressive that they got Ed Sheeran on it! Of course his star back then wasn't quite as big as it is now though.
- Aw it's a shame that 'Music Sounds Better With You' has been ruined for you due to overplay D: Ooh I forgot that it was Boyzone who denied it the #1 spot, thanks for the reminder! Oh my at you hearing it live laugh.gif was that at an actual Boyzone concert or a festival type thing?
- Yay snap favourite Madonna song then <3 totally agree, what a perfect package.
- Yesssssss!! Not only a snap favourite Madge song but Spice Girls too *.* I'm glad you got the opportunity to experience it live also! What a beautiful moment.

Thank you for commenting <3
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QUOTE(Jade @ Aug 26 2019, 03:07 PM) *
Hey there coi hi.gif heart.gif

- Why thank you! I found this year particularly hard to order on the whole but I'm sure that top 5 is nailed on forever now.
- Yeah, there are many football anthems out there but nothing gets me/the nation pumped quite as much as 'Three Lions' *.* I love how much of a thing it was last summer. Haha yes, good old British humour. Blimey!! I do hope we can stop the years of hurt during my lifetime laugh.gif
- Ooh 'Unfinished Sympathy' is a great pick for your favourite Massive Attack song, what a classic. I'm always shocked when I remember how old that is! Very ahead of its time. Lool that cover, I remember really liking it at the time but I re-listened to it recently and it sounded pretty naff oops. It was impressive that they got Ed Sheeran on it! Of course his star back then wasn't quite as big as it is now though.
- Aw it's a shame that 'Music Sounds Better With You' has been ruined for you due to overplay D: Ooh I forgot that it was Boyzone who denied it the #1 spot, thanks for the reminder! Oh my at you hearing it live laugh.gif was that at an actual Boyzone concert or a festival type thing?
- Yay snap favourite Madonna song then <3 totally agree, what a perfect package.
- Yesssssss!! Not only a snap favourite Madge song but Spice Girls too *.* I'm glad you got the opportunity to experience it live also! What a beautiful moment.

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At least the World Cup last year showed really encouraging signs for England, the future does at least look promising that the team will make it further in the tournament next time. Euro 2020 will be an interesting one to watch as an indication of how the next World Cup might go for us since all four semi-finalists in 2018 were European.

Most of the artists in The Collective were fairly big names in 2011! It surprises me how low that peaked really, maybe it's because the public knew it wasn't that good!

No Matter What kept Mysterious Times off the top spot as well! ohmy.gif It was at a concert for their 20th anniversary tour six years ago, not one I volunteered to go to and not the best concert I've ever been to either! laugh.gif Wasn't too bad though.

And yay for us having the same favourite song for Madonna and Spice Girls!

I still have the lists for my favourite top 40 hits in the years since 2000 and I'll refer to those when you eventually get that far in this thread but for now I did put together my ten favourites from 1998 at least, it would look like this:

1. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar '98
2. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3. Radiohead - No Surprises
4. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (which I noticed appeared in your chart earlier as well!)
5. Manic Street Preachers - The Everlasting
6. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
7. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
8. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
9. Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds - Three Lions '98
10. Massive Attack - Teardrop

It's Like That and Millennium (and of course Frozen) are other faves from your chart that wouldn't have been far off my top ten as well.
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They thought it would never happen ohmy.gif x (oh my at Stardust being finally added to Spotify just in time for you to add it to your playlist from this thread, that explains the delay tbh xx)

That's a really flawless top 4 there, all absolute classics! The top 3 in particular would probably all be very near the top of my list of fave hits of 1998 if I were to put one together as well, 'Frozen' quite possibly at #1 I think heart.gif 'Three Lions' is a classic as well ofc especially after last year but hard disagree on the '98 version being better, I'm far too used to the original version that that one just sounds wrong to my ears oops (but then I guess you weren't able to include the original in one of these countdowns anyway so yay for the re-release allowing it to be mentioned at all magic.gif)

Some very interesting Madonna fun facts there - I can kind of picture Madonna singing 'Teardrop' actually. And oh MY at the impact of 'Come To Daddy' x
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musicnote.gifI just wanna go back!
Back to 1999! musicnote.gif


Predicting Red Alert, You Don't Know Me, My Name Is, Scar Tissue, Cassius 1999 and a Moby song for that countdown.


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Fantastic top 5 for 1998, I think all of those would be quite high in my own list as well. I learned that Madonna fact about Teardrop from my 1001 song bucket list book recently! I'm quite glad she wasn't the vocalist, the vocals we do have on it are so heavenly. Got a lot of love for Music Sounds Better With You too, YES at that finally being on Spotify *. I think I do prefer the original Three Lions lyrically, but I do think the 1998 one has better production behind it.

My top 10 of 1998 I think would be:

01. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next
02. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
03. Massive Attack - Teardrop
04. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
05. The Lighthouse Family - High
06. Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
07. Sham Rock - Tell Me Ma
08. Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
09. Radiohead - No Surprises
10. B*Witched - C'est la Vie (ph34r.gif)

The Manics seem the one big omission between out lists here, you heard that one? ;o
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Aug 26 2019, 04:55 PM) *
My top 10 of 1998 I think would be:

01. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next
02. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
03. Massive Attack - Teardrop
04. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
05. The Lighthouse Family - High
06. Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
07. Sham Rock - Tell Me Ma
08. Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
09. Radiohead - No Surprises
10. B*Witched - C'est la Vie (ph34r.gif)

The Manics seem the one big omission between out lists here, you heard that one? ;o

Wow at the similarities between our top tens!! Glad you’ve also included the Manics and Radiohead in there!
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Viva Forever is certainly the best song the Spice Girls recorded. Here are my top 20 hits from 1998. As with 1997,I'm only including top 40 singles,no album tracks or flop singles.

1. Binary Finary -1998 (Matt Darey mix)
2. Massive Attack - Teardrop
3. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Three 'N One mix)
4. Radiohead - No Surprises
5. Faithless - God Is A DJ
6. Massive Attack - Angel
7. Madonna - Frozen
8. Faithless - Take The Long Way Home (the album version is much better)
9. Pulp - This Is Hardcore
10. Rest Assured - Treat Infamy
11. Eels - Last Stop This Town
12. Air - Sexy Boy
13. BT - Flaming June
14. Lucid - I Can't Help Myself
15. Air - All I Need
16. Depeche Mode - Only When I Lose Myself
17. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
18. Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel
19. Air - Kelly Watch The Stars
20.Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade
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Not a big Spice Girls fan but Viva Forever is their best slow song, good to see it well ahead of Stop anyhow though I prefer your numbers 2-4!
Frozen is definitely one of Madonna's best too, outstanding production particularly.
Music Sounds Better With You, I absolutely love! Great to see that it's finally on Spotify now too.
Teardrop is a beauty, their best song by some way for me though Unfished Sympathy is great too.
Not keen on Three Lions in any version sadly though especially after all its overexposure last year but otherwise a great top ten!
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Lots of songs to love in your 1998 countdown.

Although the moment in the 3 Lions 98 video where it shows the back on the German's team shirts and one has Klinsmann on the back and the rest of them have 'Kuntz' is a brilliant moment, I do think the original is the much better song. It doesn't sound right hearing 3 Lions without Alan Hanson declaring that he think's "it's bad news for the English game". I was at the match where we beat Croatia earlier in the year and the whole crowd stayed behind blasting this out for like 15 mins afterwards. Iconic moment laugh.gif

I have a special place in my heart for Brimful of Asha seeming that it was #1 when I was born. It's also an amazing tune too though tbh wub.gif

My other favourites you've chosen are Believe, The Rockafeller Skank & The Boy Is Mine.
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