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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95. Iggy Pop and Françoise Hardy, "I'll Be Seeing You"

This 1930s café ballad became a theme for lovers separated by WWII, and it has inspired countless renditions, from Frank Sinatra to Rod Stewart to Queen Latifah. But nobody brought out the flint-hearted regret in "I'll Be Seeing You" like this groovy couple: Punk madman Iggy teams up with French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, from the excellent compilation Jazz A Saint Germain. His voice is charcoal-filtered bourbon in a dirty glass; hers is Veuve Cliquot. Together they turn "I'll Be Seeing You" into a farewell air-kiss between two reprobates, especially when Iggy goes into bel canto mode to croon, "I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you."

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