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's time to praise 'em like we should. See our list below -- with a Spotify playlist of all the songs at the bottom -- and look out for more content from the year that brought Kenny G back to the Hot all week on Billboard. Maxwell, "Fortunate" No.
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Are we looking at the last number one songs forever? The party will be over on Two thousand zero zero. We will be out of time. Indeed, it was a fascinating decade of music. There so many new styles and trends. Music that was once underground with a niche audience went mainstream during this decade.
January 16, 1999 – 2 Weeks at # 1
Billboard Year-End Hot chart for All Rights Reserved. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ".
We compiled numbers from the Billboard charts for the last five years , , , , , and for year intervals over the past 50 years , , , , These charts show a decrease in love songs by black performers. To see our story on the reasons behind the change, click here.