Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998

This is a list of Billboard magazine's Top Hot 100 songs of 1998.[1]

Title Artist(s)
1 "Too Close" Next
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 & JoJo
8 "Candle in the Wind 1997" Elton John
9 "Nice & 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 It" 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 featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Mase
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
25 "This Kiss" Faith Hill
26 "I Don't Ever Want to See You Again" Uncle Sam
27 "Let's Ride" Montell Jordan featuring Master P and Silkk the Shocker
28 "Sex and Candy" Marcy Playground
29 "Show Me Love" Robyn
30 "A Song for Mama" Boyz II Men
31 "What You Want" Mase featuring Total
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 featuring Fiend, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X and Mystikal
41 "Make It Hot" Nicole featuring Missy Elliott and Mocha
42 "Never Ever" All Saints
43 "I Get Lonely" Janet Jackson featuring Blackstreet
44 "Feel So Good" Mase featuring Kelly Price
45 "Say It" Voices of Theory
46 "Kiss the Rain" Billie Myers
47 "Come with Me" Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page
48 "Romeo and Juliet" Sylk-E. Fyne featuring Chill
49 "It's All About Me" Mýa and Sisqo
50 "I Will Come to You" Hanson
51 "One Week" Barenaked Ladies
52 "Swing My Way" K. P. & Envyi
53 "The Arms of the One Who Loves You" Xscape
54 "My Love Is the Shhh!" Somethin' for the People featuring Trina & Tamara
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 featuring Puff Daddy
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
66 "Cruel Summer" Ace of Base
67 "I Got the Hook Up" Master P featuring Sons of Funk
68 "Victory" Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes
69 "Too Much" Spice Girls
70 "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" Pras Michel featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa
71 "How Deep Is Your Love" Dru Hill featuring Redman
72 "Friend of Mine" Kelly Price featuring R. Kelly and Ron Isley
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 & Respect" The LOX featuring DMX and Lil' Kim
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 Pun 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 featuring Eric Williams
90 "Raise the Roof" Luke featuring No Good But So Good
91 "Heaven" Nu Flavor
92 "The Party Continues" Jermaine Dupri featuring Da Brat and Usher
93 "Sock It 2 Me" Missy 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
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See also


  1. ^ "1998: Year-End USA Charts (Singles)". Retrieved 2008-08-18.
Frozen (Madonna song)

"Frozen" is a song by American singer Madonna from her seventh studio album Ray of Light (1998). It was released as the lead single from the album on February 23, 1998, by Maverick and Warner Bros. Records. The song was also included on the compilation albums GHV2 (2001) and Celebration (2009). "Frozen" was written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, and it was produced in collaboration with William Orbit. A mid-tempo electronica ballad, "Frozen" talks about a cold and emotionless human being. In 2005, a judge in Belgium ruled that "Frozen" was plagiarized from a song by Salvatore Acquaviva, and it was banned from the region. This ruling was overturned in 2014, lifting the Belgium ban on the song.

"Frozen" received acclaim from music critics, some of whom deemed it an album standout. It was described as being a masterpiece, and its melodic beat and sound were defined as "cinematic". The single was also a worldwide commercial success. It became Madonna's sixth single to peak at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, making her the artist with the most number-two hits in the history of that chart. "Frozen" also became her first single to debut at the top of the UK Singles Chart, while reaching number one in Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Scotland, and Spain, and the top five elsewhere.

The accompanying music video for "Frozen" was directed by Chris Cunningham in a desert in California, portraying Madonna as an ethereal, witch-like, melancholy persona, who shapeshifts into a flock of birds and a black dog. The music video received a MTV Video Music Award for "Best Special Effects" in 1998. To promote Ray of Light, the singer performed the song in several occasions including on Wetten dass..?. Additionally, it was included in three of Madonna's concert tours. "Frozen" has been covered by a number of artists, such as Talisman and Thy Disease.

List of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 1998

This is a list of singles that charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1998.

My Heart Will Go On

"My Heart Will Go On" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It serves as the main theme song to James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic, that is based on an account of the British transatlantic ocean liner of the same name which sank in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The song's music was composed by James Horner, its lyrics were written by Will Jennings, while the production was handled by Walter Afanasieff, Horner and Simon Franglen.Released as a single from Dion's fifth English-language studio album, Let's Talk About Love (1997), and the film's soundtrack, the love power ballad became an international hit, reaching number one in all countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. "My Heart Will Go On" was first released in Australia and Germany on December 8, 1997, and in the rest of the world in January and February 1998.One of the best-selling singles of all time, the song is considered to be Dion's signature song. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The music video was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of 1997. Dion performed the song to honor the 20th anniversary of the film at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21, 2017. With worldwide sales estimated at 18 million copies, it became the second best-selling single by a female artist in history, and the eighth overall.

Raise the Roof (Luke song)

"Raise the Roof" was the lead single from Luke's sixth studio album, Changin' the Game. The song was produced and written by Luke himself and Darren "DJ Spin" Rudnick. The song sampled the "Theme from King Kong" for which legendary composer John Barry also received writing credits.

Upon its release in early 1998, "Raise the Roof" became Luke's biggest hit as a solo artist and his only one to reach the top 40, peaking at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. The uptempo song featured rap group No Good But So Good and helped popularize the dance of the same name. By the summer of 1998, the single achieved gold status, reaching the feat on June 24, 1998 for sales of 500,000 copies, becoming Luke's only certified release as a solo artist. "Raise the Roof" also reached No. 90 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998 as one of the year's most popular singles.

The song's music video (directed by Dave Meyers (director)) featured Luke and No Good But So Good performing the song in a night club and featured cameos from Stuart Scott, A. J. Johnson, Tyson Beckford, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Ice Cube, WC and Mack 10.

Ray of Light (song)

"Ray of Light" is a song by American singer Madonna. It is the title track from her seventh studio album Ray of Light (1998), and was released as the album's second single on May 6, 1998, by Maverick Records. The song was also included on the compilation albums GHV2 (2001) and Celebration (2009). Written by Madonna, William Orbit, Clive Maldoon, Dave Curtiss, Christine Leach, and produced by Madonna and Orbit, "Ray of Light" is based on Curtiss Maldoon's "Sepheryn" and is an electronic dance song with techno, trance, Eurodance, and disco influences. "Ray of Light" consists of a main synth sound oscillating on the primary musical note, and an electric guitar riff. Lyrically, the song has a theme of freedom.

The song has received critical acclaim by music critics, for its club-friendly, electronic sound, lyrics, and "emotional warmth". The song was also nominated for three Grammy Awards; for Record of the Year, Best Dance Recording, and Best Short Form Music Video, winning the last two. "Ray of Light" debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Madonna's highest debut on the chart to date. It also reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Internationally, the song reached the top five in Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number one in Greece, Scotland, and Spain.

An accompanying music video for "Ray of Light" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and shows scenes from different cities around the world, with Madonna singing the song in front of them. The video was critically acclaimed, receiving the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, as well as winning five awards at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. Later, Stefano Salvati accused her of plagiarizing the concept of a music video he directed for Biagio Antonacci in 1994. The song has been performed in three of Madonna's concert tours, the last being the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008–09). It has been covered by a number of artists, and has been featured in several elements of popular culture, such as on the FOX show Glee, as well as different advertising campaigns.

The Party Continues

"The Party Continues" is the lead single released from Jermaine Dupri's debut studio album, Life in 1472. Written and produced by Dupri himself, the song featured a verse from Da Brat and a chorus sung by Usher.

The single eventually became a top 40 hit, peaking at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 28, 1998. It also was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies and reached 92 on Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998 as one of the years most popular and successful songs.

Touch It (Monifah song)

"Touch It" was the lead single from Monifah's second album, Mo'hogany. The R&B/dance hybrid was produced and written by Jack Knight and Screwface, who used a sample of Laid Back's 1983 hit, "White Horse".

Released as a single in the summer of 1998, the song became a worldwide hit, and was a top-40 hit in several countries. In the U.S., it peaked at #9 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and on the R&B charts. "Touch It" was Monifah's highest peak position on the U.S. charts (though it did not reach a gold certification like her 1996 hit "You") and was her only single to reach the Billboard Year-End charts, reaching 77 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998. The song may also be remembered for its colorful music video that featured Monifah performing the song in front of the United States armed forces.

Westside (TQ song)

"Westside" was the lead single from TQ's debut album, They Never Saw Me Coming. The song was produced by Bay-area producers Femi Ojetunde and Mike Mosley, with TQ serving as co-producer. The song is an anthemic ode to TQ's native California. In the song's lyrics he mentions several other California musicians who influenced him, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Ice-T, Too Short and DJ Quik, at the end of "Westside", TQ dedicates the song to the deceased Eazy-E and Tupac Shakur.

Released late in 1998, "Westside" became a breakthrough hit for TQ, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while also becoming a top 10 hit in several other countries, including the United Kingdom (#4), Ireland (#5) and the Netherlands (#3). In the US, "Westside" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies on October 22, 1998. The song also took the final spot on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1998.


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