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Man, it was a hot one. The radio was suddenly full of shiny new stars. So many timeless classics. So many shameless one-hit wonders. So much crazed innovation, all around the margins. Teen-pop happened. Nu-metal happened. Every genre was booming. It was one of those pop moments when all that glitters actually is gold. The hits, the flops, the flukes, the obscurities.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. At the end of the millennium, popular music was behaving like we really might only have one year left. Career-defining smashes that still rank among the most-karaoked songs nationwide. Bizarro one-offs that wouldn't make sense for another decade, until Twitter was invented to give them proper context. The Vengaboys. Truly, had it all.
It was the eve of Y2K. The music industry was on the verge of major changes , as digital music began to rear its head. Grunge was on its way out, nu-metal acts were rising, and troves of highly produced pop acts were waiting in the wings, poised to take over the airwaves. Here, then, are 25 of the best songs of Let us know in the comments section, below. Raw, honest and full of rage, the track spoke to millions of teens and went straight to No. Incorrectly attributed to Kurt Vonnegut, the speech was never actually delivered to a class, but was penned by writer Mary Schmich for her Chicago Tribune column.