Thursday, November 03, 2005

Really long meme #2

From The Carmel Sundae:

Here's how it works:
1. Go to
2. Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
3. Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember or don't care about. Commentary is optional, as is good taste.

Edit - I just realized that on my blog, it's hard to decipher between bold and regular, so I'm changing the ones I like to italics.

Mind you, y'all know how bad I am at picking favorites, so I have several underlined. Don't hate me because I'm indecisive.

Top Hit Songs of 1998

1. Too Close, Next - I can't even remember this one...
2. The Boy Is Mine, Brandy and Monica
3. You're Still The One, Shania Twain
4. Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
5. How Do I Live, LeAnn Rimes
6. Together Again, Janet
7. All My Life, K-Ci and JoJo
8. Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John
9. Nice and Slow, Usher
10. I Don't Want To Wait, Paula Cole
11. How's It Going To Be, Third Eye Blind
12. No, No, No, Destiny's Child
13. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
14. Gettin' Jiggy Wit, Will Smith
15. You Make Me Wanna..., Usher
16. My Way, Usher
17. My All, Mariah Carey
18. The First Night, Monica
19. Been Around The World, Puff Daddy and The Family
20. Adia, Sarah McLachlan
21. Crush, Jennifer Paige
22. Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys
23. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith
24. Body Bumpin Yippie-Yi-Yo, Public Announcement Say what?
25. This Kiss, Faith Hill
26. I Don't Ever Want To See You Again, Uncle Sam
27. Let's Ride, Montell Jordan
28. Sex And Candy, Marcy Playground
29. Show Me Love, Robyn
30. A Song For Mama, Boyz II Men
31. What You Want, Mase
32. Frozen, Madonna
33. Gone Till November, Wyclef Jean
34. My Body, Lsg
35. Tubthumping, Chumbawamba
36. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby), Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
37. I Want You Back, 'N Sync
38. When The Lights Go Out, Five
39. They Don't Know, Jon B.
40. Make Em' Say Uhh!, Master P
41. Make It Hot, Nicole Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Mocha
42. Never Eve, All Saints
43. I Get Lonely, Janet
44. Feel So Good, Mase
45. Say It, Voices Of Theory
46. Kiss The Rain, Billie Myers
47. Come With Me, Puff Daddy
48. Romeo And Juliet, Sylk-E Fyne
49. It's All About Me, Mya and Sisqo
50. I Will Come To You, Hanson
51. One Week, Barenaked Ladies
52. Swing My Way, K.P. and Envyi
53. The Arms Of The One Who Loves You, Xscape
54. My Love Is The Shhh!, Somethin' For The People
55. Daydreamin', Tatyana Ali
56. We're Not Making Love No More, Dru Hill
57. Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
58. I Do, Lisa Loeb
59. Lookin' At Me, Mase
60. Looking Through Your Eyes, LeAnn Rimes
61. Lately, Divine
62. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
63. I Still Love You, Next
64. Time After Time, Inoj
65. Are You Jimmy Ray?, Jimmy Ray I'd like to strike through this one with a purple passion, but I totally don't know how
66. Cruel Summer, Ace Of Base
67. I Got The Hook Up!, Master P
68. Victory, Puff Daddy and The Family
69. Too Much, Spice Girls
70. Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are), Pras Feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya
71. How Deep Is Your Love, Dru Hill Featuring Redman
72. Friend Of Mine, Kelly Price
73. Turn It Up [Remix] / Fire It Up, Busta Rhymes
74. I'll Be, Edwin McCain
75. Ray Of Light, Madonna
76. All For You, Sister Hazel
77. Touch It, Monifah
78. Money, Power and Respect, Lox
79. Bitter Sweet Symphony, The Verve
80. Dangerous, Busta Rhymes
81. Spice Up Your Life, Spice Girls
82. Because Of You, 98 Degrees
83. The Mummers' Dance, Loreena McKennitt
84. All Cried Out, Allure Featuring 112
85. Still Not A Player, Big Punisher Featuring Joe
86. The One I Gave My Heart To, Aaliyah
87. Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me, Jewel
88. Love You Down, Inoj
89. Do For Love, 2Pac
90. Raise The Roof, Luke
91. Heaven, Nu Flavor
92. The Party Continues, Jd
93. Sock It 2 Me, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
94. Butta Love, Next
95. A Rose Is Still A Rose, Aretha Franklin
96. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness, Boyz II Men
97. Father, LL Cool J
98. Thinkin' Bout It, Gerald Levert
99. Nobody's Supposed To Be Here, Deborah Cox
100. Westside, TQ

I'm gonna go download a few of these. Thanks for that trip down memory lane.


Holly said...

Hi, this is Holly McWilliams. Tony and I are going to go through the same list, but separately, because we hardly ever agree as far as musical taste.

Note: I'll use single brackets to denote dislike and double brackets to denote hatred.

The Top 100 Songs of 1997:

[[1. Candle In The Wind 1997, Elton John]] - original much better
2. Foolish Games / You Were Meant For Me, Jewel
[3. I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans] - original much better
4. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
[5. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down], Puff Daddy - sensing a theme here...
6. I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly (Note: I'm trying not to like this song since I know now he's into little girls.)
7. Don't Let Go (Love), En Vogue
8. Return Of The Mack, Mark Morrison
[9. How Do I Live, LeAnn Rimes]
10. Wannabe, Spice Girls (Yeah, I like it. You got beef? I'm embarrassed, but I'm dealing.)
11. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Backstreet Boys
12. MMMBop, Hanson (Name another group of teenage boys who write their own music and play real instruments. They got skillz. Besides, now they're hot.)
13. For You I Will, Monica
14. You Make Me Wanna..., Usher
[[15. Bitch, Meredith Brooks]]
16. Nobody, Keith Sweat
17. Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
18. Barely Breathing, Duncan Sheik
19. Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
20. Mo Money Mo Problems, Notorious B.I.G.
21. The Freshmen, Verve Pipe(That's right! This was the depression year! I remember hearing this song, then "Brick", then another song, equally depressing, on my way to college one morning freshman year, and wanting to kill myself by the time I got to class....)
22. I Want You, Savage Garden
23. No Diggity, BLACKstreet Featuring Dr. Dre (This was my SONG in high school! My friend Megan and I had this on our driving tape. I used to roll in my '87 Corolla, pimped out with a broken moonroof, blaring it all over Haddon Tizzle. That and "None of yo' business" by Salt 'n' Pepa. Word.)
24. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face), Rome
[[25. Hypnotize, Notorious B.I.G.]] (I've heard it 50 million times THIS YEAR. I hate it now.)
26. Every Time I Close My Eyes, Babyface
27. In My Bed, Dru Hill
28. Say You'll Be There, Spice Girls (I saw the movie in the theater....)
29. Do You Know (What It Takes), Robyn
30. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness, Boyz II Men (I've never heard of this song. Am I retarded? Did they even have an album that year?)
31. G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T., Changing Faces (no idea)
[[32. Honey, Mariah Carey]] (More like HO - ney.)
33. I Believe In You And Me, Whitney Houston
34. Da' Dip, Freaknasty (I think my husband just left me... Something about "I don't even know you anymore. You're not the woman I married....")
[35. 2 Become 1, Spice Girls] (Even Spice World isn't perfect - that one line about "make it safer, put it on" ruined it for me.) (Tony's reply: "What the bloody hell? Did you ever HEAR #34?")
36. All For You, Sister Hazel
37. Cupid, 112 (no idea... Who? What?)
38. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?, Paula Cole
39. Sunny Came Home, Shawn Colvin
40. It's Your Love, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
41. Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit, Gina G
42. Mouth, Merril Bainbridge
43. All Cried Out, Allure Featuring 112 (Again with the 112. WHO IS 112!!?!?!?)
44. I'm Still In Love With You, New Edition (New Edition was still around in 1997?)
45. Invisible Man, 98 Degrees
[46. Not Tonight, Lil' Kim]
47. Look Into My Eyes, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
48. Get It Together, 702 (What are these numbers? Did I miss something?)
49. All By Myself, [Celine Dion]
50. It's All Coming Back To Me Now, [Celine Dion]
51. My Love Is The Shhh!, Somethin' For The People
52. Where Do You Go, No Mercy (If this the song I'm thinking of, with the "whoa-oh-oh-oh" in it, then I like it. But I'm not sure.)
[[53. I Finally Found Someone, Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams]] (Do I look like a gay man?) (No offense to any gay men who might be reading this blog.)
54. I'll Be, Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z
[55. If It Makes You Happy, Sheryl Crow] (This song plagues me.)
56. Never Make A Promise, Dru Hill
57. When You Love A Woman, Journey (Never heard of the song, but I like Journey.)
58. Up Jumps Da Boogie, Magoo And Timbaland (What?)
59. I Don't Want To / I Love Me Some Him, Toni Braxton (I know that T.O. loves himself some him, but I don't know nothin' 'bout no Toni Braxton. Why are we here?)
[[60. Everyday Is A Winding Road, Sheryl Crow]](If her voice is whiny normally, this is to the extreme.)
61. Cold Rock A Party, MC Lyte
62. Pony, Ginuwine
63. Building A Mystery, Sarah McLachlan (The fact that she's a baby-killer offsets her musical talent and the aesthetic value of this song.)
64. I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis
65. Your Woman, White Town
66. C U When U Get There, Coolio
67. Change The World, Eric Clapton
68. My Baby Daddy, B-Rock and The Bizz (The title is kind of amusing, though.)
69. Tubthumping, Chumbawamba (I got to hear the word "piss" on the radio!)
[70. Gotham City, R. Kelly] (See #6.)
71. Last Night, Az Yet
72. ESPN Presents The Jock Jam, Various Artists
73. Big Daddy, Heavy D
74. What About Us, Total
75. Smile, Scarface
76. What's On Tonight, Montell Jordan
[77. Secret Garden, Bruce Springsteen] (I don't like his new stuff very much.)
78. The One I Gave My Heart, w Aaliyah
79. Fly Like An Eagle, Seal
80. No Time, Lil' Kim
81. Naked Eye, Luscious Jackson
[[82. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio]] (I'm scarred. Too many old ladies at weddings.)
83. On and On, Erykah Badu
84. Don't Wanna Be A Player, Joe
[85. I Shot The Sheriff, Warren G] (Stop with the covers. Enough is enough.)
86. You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time), Brian McKnight Featuring Mase
87. Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Madonna (I liked it until I actually saw "Evita" at Camden Catholic High School.)
88. Someone, SWV
[89. Go The Distance, [[Michael Bolton]]]
90. One More Time, Real McCoy
91. Butta Love, Next
92. Coco Jamboo, Mr. President (I think I actually remember this.)
93. Twisted, Keith Sweat
94. Barbie Girl, Aqua (For amusement purposes only.)
95. When You're Gone / Free To Decide, Cranberries
96. Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool (EVERYBODY likes this song. No exceptions.)
97. I Like It, Blackout Allstars
98. You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow, Toni Braxton
99. You Must Love Me, Madonna
100. Let It Go, Ray J

That's it? I must not have listened to much music that year. I could tell you about what the Newsboys, MxPx, or Five Iron Frenzy did that year, but that's about it.

Stacey said...

Seriously, you and Tony need your own blog(s). It'd be hilarious. Y'all are great.

And I LOVED Hanson. Might listen to their CD right now.

And Tony can't judge about Da Dip. I'm sure he loved him some crappy songs. I'd love to see his list.

And I don't think I could live in a world without "Let Me Clear My Throat."