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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19. Mya, "It's All About Me"

A psychedelic R&B slow jam from Mya, the D.C. ingenue who spent her 19th summer in the Top Ten with her very first single, "It's All About Me." Mya sings uncannily like Prince's feminine alter ego Camille, her voice lost in dubbed-out reverb, with help from Dru Hill's Sisqo (pre–"Thong Song") and producer Darryl Pearson, as she kicks her groovy sexual politics: "Tonight it's about me, me, me, me, me/Forget about you, you, you, you, you."

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