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Top Songs of 1998

1997 <-1998-> 1999
    

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1.
10/1998

Believe by Cher

from Believe   Believe
403

✫1
US
3
AC


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennan, Paul Barry, Steve Torch (as Steven Torch), Matthew Gray & Tim Powell (as Timothy Powell)
2.
05/1998
403

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




2
UK
[Atlantic 84089]
written by Brandy (as Brandy Norwood), Rodney Jerkins, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III & LaShawn Daniels
3.
08/1998
360

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[R]
[Arista 13522]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Marilyn McLeod, Pam Sawyer & Tamara Savage
4.
02/1998
352

2
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








10
UK
[Mercury (Nashville) 568452]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
5.
11/1998
344

✫1
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B




3
UK
11th song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Jive 42557]
written by R. Kelly
6.
02/1998
341

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1997]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1999]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1999]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1997]
eighth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
written by James Horner & Will Jennings
7.
11/1998
331

✫1
US












✫1
UK
[Jive 42545]
written by Max Martin
8.
02/1998
313

✫1
US






6
R&B




3
UK
[Columbia 78804]
written by Nas (as Nasir Jones), Sam Barnes (as Samuel Barnes), Bernard Edwards, Joe Robinson, Nile Rodgers & Will Smith
9.
05/1998
312

✫1
US
13
AC






4
rock


4
UK
ninth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Columbia 78952]
written by Diane Warren
10.
05/1998
311

✫1
US
18
AC


5
dance
4
R&B




4
UK
charted as My All / Breakdown in US R&B charts
[Columbia 78821]
written by Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff
11.
10/1998
305

✫1
US






2
R&B




3
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1999]
tenth song in hot 100 history to debut at #1
[Ruffhouse 78868]
written by Lauryn Hill
12.
03/1998
304

2
US
8
AC


✫1
dance






✫1
UK
[Maverick 17244]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
13.
03/1998
299

✫1
US
26
AC




✫1
R&B




8
UK
[MCA 55420]
written by Rory Bennett & JoJo (as JoJo Hailey)
14.
12/1998
295

✫1
US
6
AC




2
R&B




55
UK
[Arista 13590]
written by Rhett Lawrence & Travon Potts
15.
06/1998
291

✫1
US










✫1
alt.
5
UK
[Reprise 17174]
written by Ed Robertson
16.
02/1998
290

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




24
UK
[Arista 13456]
written by Kay Gee, T-Low (as Terry Brown), R.L. (as Robert Huggar) & Tweet [Next] (as Raphael Brown)
17.
10/1998
281

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




55
UK
[Arista 13550]
written by Montell Jordan & Shep Crawford (as Anthony "Shep" Crawford)
18.
11/1998
274

2
US
2
AC










4
UK
written by Matt Slocum
19.
07/1998
272

3
US
23
AC










4
UK
[Edel America 64024]
written by Andy Goldmark, Mark Mueller, Berny Cosgrove & Kevin Clark
20.
12/1998
268

✫1
US
25
AC




2
R&B




13
UK
[Atlantic 84198]
written by Diane Warren
21.
12/1998
266

3
US
27
AC






38
rock
✫1
alt.
10
UK
22.
03/1998
263

2
US












2
UK
23.
01/1998
256

✫1
US






✫1
R&B




24
UK
written by Brian Casey, Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.), Jermaine Dupri & Usher (as Usher Raymond)
24.
06/1998
246

4
US






19
R&B




2
UK
as Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page
written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Diddy (as Sean Combs) & Mark Curry
25.
03/1998
245

7
US
3
AC
✫1
country








13
UK
[Warner 17247]
written by Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner & Annie Roboff
26.
02/1998
243

5
US
8
AC










2
UK
produced by Full Force
written by Full Force
27.
04/1998
236

3
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B




5
UK
as Janet featuring BLACKstreet
[Virgin 38631]
written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III), Terry Lewis & René Elizondo Jr.
28.
07/1998

Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

from 5   5
235

12
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Lenny Kravitz
29.
09/1998
234

✫1
US




46
dance
2
R&B




52
UK
[Red Ant 15316]
written by Will Baker, Christopher Kelly & Pete Woodruff
30.
06/1998
227

9
US












✫1
UK
31.
10/1998
227

3
US






✫1
R&B




9
UK
featuring Redman
[Island 572424]
written by Rick Cousins, Nokio (as Tamir Ruffin), Warryn Campbell, Sisqó (as Mark Andrews) & Redman (as Reggie Noble)
32.
12/1998
227

2
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




142
UK
featuring Faith Evans
[Arista 13619]
written by Soulshock (as Carsten Schack), Kenneth Karlin & Tamara Savage
33.
05/1998
227

5
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year 1998]
[Maverick 17206]
written by Madonna, William Orbit, Clive Maldoon, Dave Curtiss & Christine Ann Leach
34.
11/1998
225

4
US
✫1
AC
6
country








9
UK
35.
03/1998
223

2
US






✫1
R&B




25
UK
featuring Master P & Silkk The Shocker
[Def Jam 568475]
written by Montell Jordan, Master P (as Percy Miller) & Silkk the Shocker (as Vyshonn Miller)
36.
07/1998
222

5
US










8
alt.
6
UK
written by Eagle-Eye Cherry
37.
02/1998
215

7
US






9
R&B




3
UK
[Ruffhouse 78752]
written by Wyclef Jean
38.
02/1998
214

5
US








25
rock
✫1
alt.
21
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Tony Scalzo
39.
04/1998
214

10
US






7
R&B




2
UK
[Elektra 64104]
written by Al Green & Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith Jr.)
40.
08/1998
206

6
US






5
R&B




6
UK
41.
05/1998
204

3
US
5
AC










18
UK
[Arista 13497]
written by Sarah McLachlan & Pierre Marchand
42.
10/1998
201

5
US












5
UK
43.
06/1998

My Way by Usher

from My Way   My Way
196

2
US






4
R&B






[LaFace 24323]
written by Jermaine Dupri, Usher (as Usher Raymond) & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
44.
11/1998
192

4
US
✫1
AC










36
UK
B side to Adia
[Arista 13621]
written by Sarah McLachlan
45.
10/1998
191

3
US












36
UK
[Motown 860830]
written by Anders Bagge (as Anders "Bag" Bagge), Arnthor Birgisson, Bloodshy (as Christian Karlsson) & Patrick Tucker
46.
06/1998
188

5
US






2
R&B




22
UK
as Nicole featuring Missy 'Midemenour' Elliott & Mocha
[Gold Mind 64110]
written by Missy Elliott, Timbaland (as Tim Mosley) & A. Richards
47.
03/1998
187

10
US












4
UK
48.
09/1998
186

7
US










9
alt.
9
UK
written by David Nichtern
49.
02/1998
181

6
US






✫1
R&B




48
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Motown 860768]
written by Brandon Barnes & Brian McKnight
50.
09/1998
180

8
US








4
rock
✫1
alt.
43
UK
written by John Rzeznik
51.
01/1998
179

6
US






3
R&B




15
UK
featuring Total
[Bad Boys 79141]
written by Mase (as Mason Betha), Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Nashiem Myrick & Keisha Spivey
52.
12/1998
176

11
US












✫1
UK
written by Victoria Beckham, Melanie B (as Melanie Brown), Emma Bunton, Melanie C (as Melanie Chisholm), Richard Stannard & Matt Rowe
53.
04/1998
166

4
US










26
alt.


[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Alanis Morissette
54.
06/1998
165

15
US






8
R&B




2
UK
55.
02/1998
165

5
US






4
R&B




38
UK
[A&M 582444]
written by Feloney Davis, Euclid Gray & Monica Gray
56.
11/1998
163

15
US






10
R&B




2
UK
57.
04/1998
163

9
US
22
AC






8
rock
✫1
alt.
50
UK
Iris spent a record 18 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, but did not hit number one on the US Hot 100 as Billboard (at the time) did not allow songs to enter the Hot 100 without a commercial single release.
written by John Rzeznik
58.
05/1998
160

7
US






2
R&B




32
UK
B side to Are U Still Down
written by Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson & Jon B
59.
03/1998
160

6
US




29
dance
2
R&B






written by Sisqó (as Mark Andrews) & Darryl Pearson (as Darryl "Day" Pearson)
60.
09/1998
159

5
US
6
AC












[Lava 84191]
written by Edwin McCain
61.
11/1998
159

7
US






2
R&B




24
UK
62.
03/1998
157

16
US




14
dance






2
UK
63.
10/1998
155

53
US








5
rock
3
alt.
✫1
UK
[album cut]
written by Dexter Holland, Noodles, Greg K. & Ron Welty
64.
05/1998
153

7
US






4
R&B




46
UK
[So So Def 78788]
written by Diane Warren
65.
12/1998
150

15
US
3
AC




33
R&B




4
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1998]
produced by Babyface
[DreamWorks 59022]
written by Stephen Schwartz, Babyface & Mariah Carey
66.
11/1998
147

7
US






3
R&B






featuring Missy Elliott
written by Missy Elliott, Darryl Pearson, Timbaland (as Tim Mosley), Keisha Spivey & Kima Raynor (as Jakima Raynor)
67.
10/1998
146

12
US






10
R&B




4
UK
[ClockWork 79022]
written by TQ (as Terrance Quaites)
68.
07/1998
144

10
US
22
AC


10
dance






8
UK
69.
10/1998
144

13
US








✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
34
UK
written by Everlast (as Erik Schrody)
70.
12/1998
141

8
US
2
AC












71.
01/1998
141

113
US




14
dance
90
R&B




✫1
UK
[Sm:)e 9065]
written by DMC (as Darryl McDaniels), DJ Run (as Joseph Simmons) & Jam Master Jay (as Jason Mizell)
72.
08/1998
141

20
US






17
R&B




2
UK
[Columbia 79038]
written by Will Smith, Bill Withers, Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
73.
08/1998
139

6
US






30
R&B






[So So Def 79016]
written by Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman
74.
07/1998
139

5
US










9
alt.


[Elektra 64058]
written by Stephan Jenkins
75.
12/1998
138

17
US






73
R&B




3
UK
76.
10/1998
137

11
US
14
AC










6
UK
[Maverick 17160]
written by Madonna & Rick Nowels
77.
03/1998
135

13
US












5
UK
[rm]
written by Denniz Pop & Max Martin
78.
12/1998
133

21
US






5
R&B




4
UK
co-produced by Babyface
[Island 572588]
written by Damon Thomas & Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds)
79.
10/1998
133

9
US






2
R&B






[So So Def 79036]
written by Jermaine Dupri, LaTocha Scott & Manuel Seal (as Manuel Seal Jr.)
80.
04/1998
131

10
US






10
R&B






[H.O.L.A. 341032]
written by Raymond Basora, Steve Morales & Gerard McKetney
81.
11/1998

Hands by Jewel

from Spirit   Spirit
130

6
US
7
AC










41
UK
[album cut]
written by Jewel & Patrick Leonard
82.
12/1998
130

10
US






3
R&B






[Def Jam 566494]
written by Joe (as Joe Thomas)
83.
08/1998
130

9
US






9
R&B




29
UK
84.
02/1998
128

6
US






5
R&B






featuring Chill
[RCA 64973]
written by Lamar Johnson, Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt, Chill (as William "Chill" Warner), René Moore & Angela Winbush
85.
01/1998
127

21
US








✫1
rock
3
alt.
12
UK
[Epic 78797]
written by Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder
86.
12/1998
126

14
US






10
R&B




7
UK
featuring Mýa, Mase & Blinky Blink
[University album cut]
written by Teddy Riley, Tamara Savage, Madeline Nelson, Mase (as Mason Betha) & Michael Foster
87.
08/1998
124

116
US
12
AC










✫1
UK
[UK Record of the Year 1998]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jim Steinman
88.
03/1998
124

11
US








13
rock
✫1
alt.
147
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Dan Wilson
89.
07/1998
123

24
US
29
AC










3
UK
[R]
[Columbia 78576]
written by Darren Hayes & Daniel Jones
90.
06/1998
123

44
US






4
R&B




2
UK
featuring Mase
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
[Atlantic album cut]
written by Mase (as Mason Betha), LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Isaac Phillips & Nycolia Turman (as Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman)
91.
04/1998
123

103
US




4
dance






✫1
UK
featuring Maya
[Jive 46506]
written by Jackie Jackson & Michael Jackson
92.
10/1998
122

67
US












✫1
UK
93.
08/1998
121

62
US




✫1
dance






2
UK
[Virgin 38651]
written by Thomas Bangalter, Benjamin Diamond (as Ben Cohen) & Alan Braxe (as Alain Quême)
94.
02/1998
120

26
US






51
R&B




3
UK
[Maverick 17229]
written by Cleo Higgins (as Cleopatra Madonna Higgins), Zainam Higgins, Yonah Higgins, Tim Scrafton & Kenny Hayes
95.
02/1998
120

49
US












✫1
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Karsten Dahlgaard, Claus Norreen & Søren Rasted
96.
12/1998
118

32
US






12
R&B




3
UK
written by Deon Evans, Bruce Hornsby & 2Pac (as Tupac Shakur)
97.
10/1998
118

17
US










12
alt.
5
UK
[album cut]
written by Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard
98.
06/1998
117

28
US










4
alt.
5
UK
[Grand R. 58705]
written by Mario Caldato, Mike D (as Michael Diamond), Ad-Rock (as Adam Horovitz) & MCA (as Adam Yauch)
99.
06/1998
116















✫1
UK
[R]
[re-released for the 1998 World Cup]
written by Ian Broudie, David Baddiel & Frank Skinner
100.
09/1998
115

72
US












✫1
UK

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