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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56. Sheryl Crow, "My Favorite Mistake"

Sheryl dropped one of her toughest albums, The Globe Sessions – like a Prada version of Side Two of Exile on Main Street. "My Favorite Mistake" grooves on blues guitar and Memphis-style keyboards as she drawls, "When you go it's the perfect ending/To the bad day I was just beginning." Crow remains a boss – still writing great songs (her 2017 Be Myself rips, especially "Heartbeat Away"), still on her winding road, still not the kind of girl you take home.

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