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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16. Madonna, "Ray of Light"

Disco transcendence celebrating a gal who saves the world by shaking her hips – maybe a daughter, maybe a mother, maybe herself. "Ray of Light" was Madonna in her new hippie-mom incarnation, letting her hair down with Euro electro-beats and rock guitar – the loosest, warmest, friendliest Madonna yet. It opened the door to future glories like "Beautiful Stranger," Music and Confessions on a Dance Floor. And she feels, and she feels, and she feels some more.

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