The year was 1999. I was ten years old, Shakespeare In Love had won Best Picture at the Oscars, bucket hats were everywhere, Haley Joel Osment saw dead people and The Matrix was about to blow everyone's minds! It was the calm before Y2K. It was also a time where a little show called "Total Request Live" AKA TRL dominated my generations lives. Who else remembers rushing home from school just to check out countdown? It was a simpler time, feels like just yesterday, so it feels real weird that it was TWENTY YEARS AGO!! I know, the sting! So in honor of this final year of the twenty-tens, let's take it back the final year of the '90's and check out some of the song you may not believe turn TWENTY YEARS OLD this in the year of our lord 2019.

 

  • 1

    Scar Tissue

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    The first single from the bands seventh studio album Californication, released in 1999. Spent a then-record 16 consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, as well as 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number eight on Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. Californication was released on June 8, 1999.

  • 2

    What's My Age Again?

    Blink-182

    Who could forget this video? Released in April 1999 as the lead single from the group's third studio album, Enema of the State. It was the first Blink-182 single to feature drummer Travis Barker. It became Blink-182’s second hit single, peaking at number two on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart for ten weeks. The song was the band's first to cross over to pop radio, hitting number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. Enema of the State was released on June 1, 1999

  • 3

    My Own Wort Enemy

    Lit

    Released in March 1999 as the lead single from Lit's second album, A Place in the Sun. Peaking at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Modern Rock Tracks (also known as Alternative Songs) chart, it won the Modern Rock Track of the Year award at the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. A Place in the Sun was released on February 23, 1999.

  • 4

    Nookie

    Limp Bizkit

    According to the Wiki, the song helped make the Limp Bizkit album Significant Other, get certified 7× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Nookie" went to number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July and was on the chart for 11 weeks. "Nookie" also went to number six on the Mainstream Rock chart and number three on the Alternative Songs chart. "Nookie" went to number one on MTV's Total Request Live many times during the summer of 1999. Good times with TRL.

  • 5

    Freak on a Leash

    Korn

    Featured on the group's 1998 studio album, Follow the Leader, the song was released as a single on May 25, 1999, and since then, it has been re-released over ten times. It reached number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number ten on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song appeared on VH1's list of the "40 Greatest Metal Songs" at number twenty-three.

  • 6

    The Kids Aren't Alright

    The Offspring

    From their fifth studio album Americana, it was released as the third single from the album. It became another top 10 hit on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. Hit number 6 on Billboard’s Alternative songs chart and number 11 on Billboards Mainstream Rock chart.

  • 7

    When Worlds Collide

    Powerman 5000

    From their album Tonight the Stars Revolt! It was released in July 1999. It reached number 16 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and number 18 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart.

  • 8

    Whatever

    Godsmack

    The first single by the band, it’s featured on the band's self-titled album released in August of 1999.  "Whatever" was the longest-running song on the US Active Rock Top 10 chart for 33 weeks.

  • 9

    The Chemicals Between Us

    Bush

    Released in September 1999 as the lead single from the band's third album The Science of Things, it spent five non-consecutive weeks at number one on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart and peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 67 on 4 December 1999. The song would eventually become Bush's last hit before they disbanded in 2002.

  • 10

    Higher

    Creed

    Released in August 1999 as the lead single from their second studio album, Human Clay. Remember when it was cool to like Creed? It was a major breakthrough hit and it peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 57 weeks there.