The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

In 1998, boundaries blew open and new genres were invented each week. We look back at the best, brightest and weirdest from a pivotal year in pop

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67. Brandy, "Almost Doesn't Count"

A doleful weeper where Ms. Norwood comes close to true love – but alas, not close enough – over a flourish of Latin acoustic guitar. "Almost Doesn't Count" became a highlight of the made-for-TV flick Double Platinum, where Brandy plays an aspiring teen diva who meets her secret birth mother, who turns out to be (spoiler) Diana Ross! They bond. They argue. They cry. Greatest movie ever, obviously, at least as far as the Brandy filmography is concerned.

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