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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86. Saint Etienne, "Lose That Girl"

The cerebral U.K. boy/girl/boy trio dropped their strongest album in 1998, Good Humor, mixing slinky Europop and Steely Dan–like smoothitude with Sarah Cracknell's chirp. In "Lose That Girl," which should have been a hit everywhere (but wasn't anywhere), Cracknell urges you to ditch a possessive groupie who turns down the disco on your radio. Among her other crimes: "She thought she'd look good in purple jeans." Neat harpsichord-and-cowbell hook, too. Saint Etienne remain on top of their game, as in their 2017 album Home Counties.

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