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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45. Destiny's Child, "No, No, No (Pt. 2)"

Imagine – the first time the world ever got to hear the magic voices of LeToya and LeTavia! OK, so even at the start, one member of this girl group was slightly more equal than the others. "No, No, No" was the first Destiny's Child hit, breaking at Top 40 radio when they were still packaged as Wyclef's latest protegées. In the immortal words of Ed McMahon on Star Search, "Your challengers are a young group from Houston." Hearing it now means going back in time to a moment when this was the only Beyoncé song any of us had heard – but it was already obvious she had hot sauce in her bag, and "No, No, No" hit Number Three on the pop charts. She woke up like this.

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