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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61. Hanson, "Weird"

The three Oklahoma brothers who melted the world's barrettes with "MMMBop" get serious with a ballad about modern alienation – the kind of song that pointed to their future jam-band collabo with Bob Weir. "Weird" comes from a year when it was cool for pop stars to endorse waffles. But instead of letting themselves get turned into a cookie-cutter boy band, Taylor, Zac and Isaac kept going their own way, with successes like their 2010 fan fave Shout It Out. They showed up on the latest Blues Traveler album, alongside guests like Jewel and JC Chasez. They also released their own brand of craft beer, Mmmmhops.

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