Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2022.
Here is my second selection of top 1998 hits which I hope you will enjoy.
The boy is mine – Brandy and Monica
“The boy is mine” was inspired by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s 1982 duet “The girl is mine.” It became the best-selling song of the year in the US, and spent 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was the second song in the history of the chart to ascend directly to #1 from a previous position beneath the Top 20, at #23, following The Beatles and the 27-1 leap of their single “Can’t buy me love” in April 1964. Internationally, the single peaked at #1 in Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. “The Boy Is Mine” was awarded the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. It was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Best R&B Video. At the Billboard Awards the song won in three categories, including Hot 100 Sales Single of Year. In 2008, Billboard listed it 54th on its 50th Anniversary All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs chart, and 18th on the All-Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs countdown.
August 3rd Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single “No Matter What” composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman
Cher – Believe
“Believe,” written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, Timothy Powell and Cher topped the charts around the world. It earned Cher a place in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the oldest female solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the highest-selling single by a solo female artist in the UK. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and won Best Dance Recording. It was placed on the 2021 revised list of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”